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Hotel De Prati - Ferrara

3 star Hotel Ferrara

Via Padiglioni 5 - Ferrara

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 82.00
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Hotel de Prati brings back the tradition and atmosphere of the old inn where, at the beginning of the 20th century, Alfonsa Brandani welcomed writers, painters, and artists to an open house.

The hotel is located in the heart of the historical center, in a quiet street, a few minutes from Castello Estense, Palazzo dei Diamanti, Teatro Comunale, the university, and many of the best restaurants of the city. All public areas of the hotel are air-conditioned and complimentary wireless Internet access is provided. The staff are happy to assist with luggage storage.

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Guest Rating 9.1 Wonderful!
Based on 99 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at Hotel De Prati

A free buffet breakfast is available between 7:30 AM and 10:00 AM.

Facilities at Hotel De Prati

  • Bar
  • Dogs allowed
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Luggage room
  • Personal newspapers
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Check-in: between 11:30 AM and 11:30 PM.

Check-out: before 11:00 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 18 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Hotel De Prati is also known as

Hotel De Prati
De Prati Hotel

9.3

Clean

9.3

Location

8.9

Quiet

8.6

Spacious

9.4

Service

Hotel De Prati reviews

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

The hotel is family run. Everything was excellent about this hotel, and I very strongly recommend it to whoever wants to see Ferrara. The location is really perfect for sight seeing. The staff were all helpful, especially Andrea whose English was very good and he went out of his way all the time to help me.Breakfast room was so very pretty, and the breakfast itself was great. During my stay there was a Busker's Festival in the city and they were noisy! I asked for a quieter room on the second night and they immediately changed my room. I would like to thank the owners for all their hospitality and if I go to Ferrara again, I will most definitely stay at De Prati.

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

Lovely relaxing stay. The staff were excellent,very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. Would certainly use the hotel again if visiting Ferrara and would recommend to friends & family.

7.8 Good
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

Stayed in one of the hotel's double room. The room was clean, and well presented. The hote is in quite street. Literally, 2 minutes from the Castle. The adjorning streets and plaza were nice to walk around, with lots of shops. You wont be disappointed if you are into shopping. Watch out for the bikes! There are a lot of bikes. Some bikers even take to the pavements!. I would go back to De Prati hotel again.

8.6 Excellent
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

Great location, very pleasant and competent staff. We would go back to the same hotel without any hesitation.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The hotel is well located, convenient to the castle and main plaza. The Osteria della Compana just a few doors from the hotel is a real gem of a restaurant, fantastico!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Excellent hotel.A recommander.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Ideal accommodation in an ideal location. We appreciated the silence despite the hotel's location right in the busy city center. Great! Also appreciated the buffet breakfast.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

This was my second visit to Ferrara and I found the situation of De Prati ideal.It's near the centre with history, shopping and restaurants within easy reach and not far from railway station. We had a very comfortable, relaxing stay at De Prati and all of the staff were so helpful. I'd definitely stay there again!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

Wonderful boutique hotel just around the corner from the castle/city center. Competent staff, good breakfast (with jazz or classical music instead of the usual radio). We will return.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

Room comfortable but no air conditioning in bathroom. Noisy air conditioning in bedroom. Good average breakfast. Hosts very welcoming and helpful in recommending restaurants.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

Nice family hotel;super location;helpful staff; very clean rooms, with AC that worked well. Would stay again.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Australia

this place is a real gem. I booked by mistake - thinking it was in Bologna - but boy Ferrara is well worth it. What a beautiful place. The hotel was incredibly accommodating - nothing was too much trouble. We arrived late and he parked my car. No dinner was available and no wine possible to buy from him - but he told us all the local places to go. Lovely B&B. Breakfast good too. Oh, and leave yourself a couple of hours to look around the town in the morning. The castle - about 150m away from the hotel [down typically swisty cobbled lanes] is well worth a visit.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

I'd always wanted to stay in this hotel but despite having been to Ferrara several times, I never had so I was determined to this summer. The hotel didn't disappoint. The breakfast was amazing!! We stayed in hotels in Rome, Florence and Venice and the De Prati's breakfast was by far the best. The only thing that let our stay down was that our room seemed to have lots of lights in it from the TV, the smoke alarm etc and it overlooked the internal courtyard so at night when the light was on downstairs it came into our room. Probably not a problem if you are not a light sleeper but I am! It didn't bother the friend I was with at all. Overall a fantastic stay and I'd go back again.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

THe hotel was very nice and has a wonderful central location, near the castle. My room was very clean, and I really liked the modern bathroom. The front desk staff were exceptionally nice and helpful and I felt at home immediately. The breakfast was very good and very healthy and I loved the classical music played in the dining room at breakfast. My room was not large, but it was large enough for my purposes (sleeping and changing clothes). my only complaint, and this is not the fault of the hotel, is that there is a pub around the corner at the end of the street, and was noisy till about 1 a.m. and I'm a light sleeper. I would have preferred a room that didn't face the street. But Italy is generally noisy these days, , whether from school groups, drunk students or barking dogs, so this hotel was no worse than others in that sense. The guests were quiet so that wasn't a problem. Overall I would highly recommend the hotel and would return again. I stayed two nights.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Excellent value for the money. Kind employees, abundant & healthy breakfast, spacious, clean & well-designed rooms, great position. Only drawback was horizontal soundproofing, i.e. we heard the people in the adjoining room as if we were in the same room...

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

very nice hotel in a quiet area, warm welcome, conveniently located, with excellent price.

6.9 Fair
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Switzerland

Simply excellent, fits the Ferrara old town perfectly. Superb and stylish interior decoration. Our 4 bed apartment made us feel kings. Very nice breakfast. Parking nearby at a reasonable price (5 EUR per night).

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The De Prati is a quality hotel run by people who care - very friendly & welcoming. The room we had was well appointed, the whole place was spotlessly clean and there was an excellent breakfast buffet. The Hotel is a few minutes stroll from the centre, but perfectly quiet at night. Parking is in a public carpark about 5 minutes walk away - 3.50 a day tickets available from reception.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

Excellent hotel--the best we stayed at during our two week trip to Italy. Price and quality let you know that you are off the main tourist route. Hotel staff were excellent, breakfast was good, location was close to all the sights. Would definite stay here again in a heartbeat.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Israel

It is perhaps the best hotel of the 8 we visited in Italy. Everyting is good about it - location, friendliness of the operators, physical quality of the place and even the breakfast.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Very nice. Breakfast was excellent, staff was friendly and very helpful. Hotel was very nice (although view from roon was less than expected), and location in Ferrara was really central and convenient -- beautiful town by the way. This hotel was by far the best value of any hotel I've stayed at in Europe!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

This hotel was beautifully quiet but extremely central. The air conditioning was the best we encountered in the 4 hotels we stayed in in Italy. It was good to see a hotel taking a serious commitment to the environment in its policies. Breakfast was excellent. The bedroom we had was rather dark, but otherwise very pleasant. It would be good to have an individual safe in each room, but the desk was happy to put our valuables in a central safe.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Excellent in all respects. Nice rooms. Location is excellent for getting about Ferrara. Friendly and helpful staff. Good breakfast,except from the fact that the hotel needs some more employees at the rush hour. I can highly recommend this hotel.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Great breakfasts. Great employees. Part of legambiente(?), a group of hotels devoted to recycling, quiet, local foods and business, etc. Great breakfast room and lobby with stunning local art. Room was elegant.

6.8 Fair
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

While the common areas were beautiful, the room was in rather poor condition, with old flooring, an old TV seta and furniture, and moldy mirrors. I had to fold up a blanket to use for a pillow because the one left was so thin. Wifi is free, which is a perk, but keep in mind that if you are used to having your computer online 24-7 as an American, this kind of behavior is appalling to an Italian. The woman at the desk asked me how long I was connected and looked at me as if I had 8 heads when I indicated that I was connected the entire night.

8.1 Very Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Italy

Good breakfast, spacious, silent room.

8.4 Very Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Good hotel, good rooms, great location will stay there again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

We had a very pleasant stay in Ferrara at this hotel. The woman at the desk was very helpful and friendly and she gave us a wonderful dinner recommendation when we found out that our first choice was booked. The hotel is a 3 minute walk from the Castello and very convenient to the heart of Ferrara without being right in the middle of it. We were very happy with the quality of the hotel, location, price and service.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

I would praise above all the very kind, helpful, competent and knowledgeable gentleman at the reception, but also the lady who replaces him. The staff is absolutely wonderful. The position of the hotel just perfect, the room simple and very clean.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

We found it a charming hotel with a charming and courteous staff. Its position with relation to the centre of the city could not be better. We were visiting Ferrara for cultural and tourism reasons.

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Hotel molto carino e tranquillo. Praticamente a 50mt dal Castello. parcheggio a 5 minuti a piedi, a pagamento 3€ al giorno (non inclusi). colazione ottima, servizio ottimo, cortesia e disponibilità. il bagno della camera sarebbe da ristrutturare (funziona ma è vecchio). frigobar non incluso. in generale buono.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

A very comfortable hotel, good service, courtesy and professionality in the center of Ferrara, few steps from Este's Castle.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

They are super firendly and available to serve any type of request. The environment is very cool, quite artistic, with a mix of antique furniture and modern paintings and decoration

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

The nicest Hotel I stayed in during a recent trip to Italia. Staff friendly,breakfast fine. Room clean,fresh with high wooden beam ceiling and prints of renaissance painting. Highly recommended

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Germany

First time in Ferrara we- a family with 4 little children - stayed 6 days in the Hotel De Prati which is a excellent situated quiet place in the centro storico.In the hotel itself everything was fine, spacious rooms- the children had a quadruple with a wonderful 'terraza' in the third floor-, breakfast very good, the staff friendly and helpful. Ferrara, its surroundings, and the 'De Prati': absolutely worth to discover, to enjoy and to recommend.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Outstanding Facility. We stayed there for 3 nights and were extremely happy with all areas of the stay. The staff stood out mainly, their ambition to help was outstanding. They went out of there way many many times to help us with directions, getting cabs, book train tickets, etc.... I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Ferrara.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

The photographs don't do justice to the hotel the real thing is much nicer. The decoration of the hotel is special (a mix of modern art and antique furnitures, very interesting). Our room was large, quiet, clean and comfortable. It is close to the castle. There was no parking at the hotel but we were offered a "pass" for the public parking on the streets that cost 3 euros per day (a very good deal). We had no problem finding a parking space. The breakfast was very good. There was organic food available.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Austria

We loved the nice surroundigs and already recommend the hotel to some friends. Quite hotel, splendidly located with a stunning mixture of antique furniture and modern art. We loved the breakfast coffee !!!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • United Kingdom

We found this hotel excellent in all aspects. The location is delightful, on the edge of the renaisance side and very handy for the medieval part of the city. The surrounding area is very quiet. The hotel is about two minutes from the splendid castle. All in all a very enjoyable stay at this hotel.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • France

Excellent! There isn't another word!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

This property was very good for the historic centre. There was no car parking near but there was a very good bus service from the historic centre car park, which was only 2 euros per day. The hotel was very good and staff were friendly and helpful

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

A good hotel with simple clean rooms. The staff was polite and very helpful even though their English was not good. I would stay here again. The rooms were a fair price.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The De Prati staff were very welcoming and helpful. The location is excellent- very easy walking distance to the historic center. The only disadvantge was the difficulty in finding parking near the hotel. We had to park a good 10 minutes' brisk walk away, though parking was free.

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.4 Outstanding!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

8.6 Excellent
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • France

9.2 Wonderful!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Norway

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Japan

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Germany

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

9.7 Outstanding!
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Austria

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8.8 Excellent
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Spain

7.6 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Spain

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

2.5
  • October 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.7 Good
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.0 Very Good
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

8.3 Very Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.6 Outstanding!
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.8 Excellent
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

9.1 Wonderful!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Switzerland

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

8.6 Excellent
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.6 Outstanding!
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

9.4 Outstanding!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Italy

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Hotel De Prati, offering 16 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy 32-inch LED televisions with satellite channels. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, complimentary newspapers and phones during their Ferrara visit. A good night's sleep in comfortable beds with premium bedding will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their vacation or business trip.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers and bidets. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Extra beds
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Desk
  • Satellite TV
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Hotel De Prati

Castle Estense - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Teatro Comunale - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Museum of Natural History - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Museo del Risorgimento e della Resistenza - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Ferrara Cathedral - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Cathedral Museum - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Palazzo dei Diamanti - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Botanical Garden and Herbarium - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Palazzo Massari - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Giovanni Boldini Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Pareschi Park - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Casa Romei - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Monastery of Corpus Domini - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Jewish Cemetery - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Palazzo Schifanoia - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel De Prati is Bologna (BLQ-Guglielmo Marconi) - 43 km / 26.7 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.