Planet Hotel features a rooftop terrace and puts you within a 15-minute walk of Ferrari Factory. Free perks include buffet breakfast and WiFi. There's also a bar/lounge, and rooms at this upscale hotel offer balconies and LCD TVs.
Well-managed and very clean, great staff and gracious in their welcoming us as guests. No cab service locally makes it difficult to arrange for timely pick-up at the hotel, but that isn't the hotel management's fault. Would stay there again, but only because my husband is a Ferrari owner and loves the factory tour. No restaurant on site.Pros: Clean; staff very friendly and helpful; decent breakfast offered in mornings and great hospitality soft drinks and wine and canapes in evenings downstairs in lobby. Helped us find a cab back to Modena train station.Cons: If you don't particularly like Ferraris or don't really care about this town's car-crazy crowd, look for another hotel. It's obviously tied to the Ferrari fever here, and the decor is a little too Ferrari for my taste and rather austere. No restaurant.
As our first experience in a European Hotel I don't think it is fair to say too much. We were told not to expect US level of accommodations. The room was a nice size and was impeccably clean. We had been referred to this hotel by acquaintances and will likewise refer others to it if they need a place to stay in Maranello.Pros: Directly across the street from the Ferrari Factory gates where we were scheduled for a tour. Also convenient to the town center via a 5 minute walk.Cons: As our first experience in a European Hotel I don't think it is fair to say too much. However, I will say that the bed and pillows were very 'firm'.