We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Beautiful Room, Slightly Bizarre but Central Location”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 11 more sites!
Il Sogno di Giulietta
Ranked #5 of 79 Hotels in Verona
Certificate of Excellence
Chichester, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
170 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Beautiful Room, Slightly Bizarre but Central Location”
Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

If I was rating this hotel just on our room it would without doubt qualify for the full five stars - maybe six! It was beautifully furnished, large with separate sitting room, immaculate bathroom and very quiet. And our room was on the third floor overlooking the infamous courtyard.

The whole story around "Juliette's Balcony" is a little strange and it makes the approach to this hotel slightly bizarre. Personally we didn't find making our way through the crowds to be a problem and in exchange for this we found ourselves right in the centre of the old city. And when you get into the hotel it's an oasis of calm.

There are effectively no public areas in the hotel. Was this a problem for us? Definitely not for us. There is no restaurant but why wouldn't you want to go exploring? (And we had an excellent dinner around 50 metres away from the hotel - thanks to Tripadvisor of course). Breakfast was served in our room and featured most things you could want including freshly cooked eggs and bacon, fresh fruits etc)

Would we return? Yes definitely because this was one of the best hotel rooms I have ever stayed in...... And to be honest, for a city centre hotel in Verona in August it was pretty good value in my book.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
1 Thank Christopher M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

659 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    477
    109
    36
    23
    14
See reviews for
59
495
13
15
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (72)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2014

To be completely honest, I am kicking myself for not reading the bad reviews before deciding to spend €520 per night on two nights at this hotel to celebrate our Silver wedding anniversary.

The hotel is very centrally located and only a 5 minute walk to the arena. Our room was large and tastefully decorated. The bathroom was small but modern and mostly clean. [The next visitor might like to see whether the word “dust” has been cleaned off the glass bathroom shelf] The bed was comfortable and we would have liked to spend more time in it!

Beyond this you will have to decide for yourselves whether you feel that this hotel is worth the outlay.

Please read the bad comments about the scrummage necessary to fight your way through the archway that leads to Juliets balcony and the courtyard itself where the entrance to the hotel is situated - it’s all true! It really is quite bizarre that the fiction that is Romeo and Juliet has lead to this “most famous in Italy” (quoted by staff member) landmark. Equally odd is that thousands of tourists feel it appropriate to daub the walls with their used chewing gum and I find it especially strange that this hotel considers sitting in the midst of this at night (with tourists pointing cameras at you through the gates) might be a romantic selling point. Additionally, that you might like to pay an additional €100 for a bottle of Prosecco and some finger food for the privilege.

I like a bright airy room. First job, open the net curtains. Second job, open the windows. Third job, shut them again because the noise from below was unbelievable! I booked our room because it had a balcony. In my mind, we would get up late and drink coffee sitting outside in the sunshine in our hotel dressing gowns. Not a chance in hell! For one, there are no chairs or a table on the balcony and two, the gates open at 8.30am - even on a Sunday - and from that point on, the tourists below are all having a good gawp - oh and cheering at the “statue breast grabbing”! On Sunday morning I was walking across the room when I realised that a young man visiting Juliets house across the courtyard was pointing a lensed camera at me through an open window and I was in my night clothes as we had inadvertently left one of the net curtains open. This is neither private nor romantic.

And now for the little gripes:
There is no restaurant - as noted by other reviewers so you really are limited to a set time and menu for breakfast. The food wasn't bad at all but they didn't manage to keep the hot food warm under an upturned plate and the bread was stale both days. We ordered a lot of food, partly because we didn't know what it would be like and partly so we could make snacks for the day and it was the only thing that was complimentary at this hotel. Besides, we were having breakfast ridiculously early so that we could sit with the curtains and the balcony doors open before all hell let loose down below.
There are no tea or coffee making facilities in the room. The staff will of course fetch you either for (I think) €4 plus a €6 delivery charge. If money is no object, this wont worry you at all.
There is no ironing board - this service is also at an additional cost.
There is no complimentary drinking water - we assumed that the tap water was safe???
The internet didn't work. My husband spent our 2 hours of pre-going out rest time trying to get a connection - and you can imagine how that affected our “happy vibes”. [Note to hotel staff: My husband has moved the wireless router that he found behind the dresser and now it works!]
As noted by other reviewers, the card that provides entrance to museums for free is useless if the museums are closed. The staff do not appear to be informed as to when this might happen and it seems that they feel no obligation to actively find out before giving you directions.

All in all, I like many other reviewers should have done my homework before booking. Although Relais De Charme Il Sogno Di Giulietta is not a bad hotel, it certainly isn't worth the money. I wont be booking this hotel for my next visit to Verona neither will I be recommending it to any friends.

Room Tip: Choose a room away from Juliets balcony.
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Witchelise
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Rye, New York
Level Contributor
221 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2014

This is a place for the very romantic or the very inexperience traveler. It does have a great location but you will have to climb over the tourists blocking the entrance because of the phony Romeo and Juliette setting. Next there is a small lobby and no place to turn around in. Yes each level has a place to sit but it is not on entrance level. The breakfast is brought to the room and expensive and there is no restaurant. The staff is friendly sometimes and hostile if asked for something. If you are young and romantic this can be a good place to be. Otherwise it is not worth the money. The jacuzzi bath tub did not work.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Estell S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Milledgeville, Georgia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2014

I worried this hotel would be too touristy, but I was pleasantly surprised. It is very, very nice. The staff was so helpful even carrying our luggage two blocks to a cab. This is in the Old Town although a cab can get you within two blocks. Great beds, awesome baths and great working air conditioner. It was great having private access to Juliette's balcony, as the courtyard during the day is extremely crowded. We loved this hotel!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank mg958
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Chale, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

This is a lovely little hotel which exudes luxury in every respect; from the Bulgari toiletries, the antique furnishings and the whirl pool bath. The staff are excellent; helpful, friendly and courteous. They remembered who we were and which room we were staying in, nothing was too much trouble.

Our room, with a vast and comfy four poster bed, overlooked Juliet's courtyard, which was rather crowded especially in the afternoon, but this didn't detract from the experience.

The Arena is about 5 minutes' walk from the hotel, the Castelvecchio about 10. There are many lovely restaurants nearby and the hotel staff are happy to make recommendations and book tables.

We had an excellent 3 night break at Il Sogno di Giulietta and would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Sallyanne S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
new york
Level Contributor
153 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Very nice rooms with very comfortable beds. The rooms are large not typical European but the place is expensive. The location is in the middle of everything - close to Piazza Erbe and 5 minute walk to Piazza Bra and the Arena. Be warned that it is difficult to get to the hotel with all the tourists flocking to Juliet's courtyard and it can be difficult to get to. Sometimes I would just cut through the store it would be quicker. However at 7:30 they lock the gate and you have to be let into the courtyard. This is the best time to take pictures by yourself. The tourists will be there outside the gates taking pictures of you in the courtyard. There is no lobby just a desk. The concierge is my opinion needs some work. We wanted to go to Lake Gurda for the day and they told us to take taxi/trains. It cost us alot of money. We found out we could take the bus and it cost just a few euros. Italy in my opinion lacks customer service in general compared to other European countries so this did not surprise me. It did upset me because he specifically told me the bus would not be easier but it was as it dropped us off right in Sirmione. If you just want to spend the night - this is the location. Make sure you know what you want to see and do and you will be fine. Would give a 5 star otherwise.

Room Tip: Our room had construction nearby which they did not tell us. We get up early so it wasn't much o...
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank marienjnj
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2014

We asked for a room with a balcony facing the city and we got it and loved it. The original price quoted was too high. I booked the same day and they gave us a deal when I asked. Our room was 2 levels and the main level was the best one. It had double french doors onto a balcony facing Verona. Breakfast is brought to your room and the coffee was some of the best we had on our whole trip.
Service was also excellent and you get 2 free museum and attractions cards for some city sites.
I was not happy with the bathroom. There is a perfect jacuzzi tub but the shower is also in the tub. The tub walls are deep and its difficult to get out of the tub without sliding. It feels awkward showering in there.
I would likely return.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Nryan2008
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Verona hotels
0.2 mi away
Giulietta e Romeo Hotel
0.2 mi away
Due Torri Hotel
Due Torri Hotel
#6 of 79 in Verona
4.5 of 5 bubbles 630 reviews
0.2 mi away
Hotel Milano & Spa
Hotel Milano & Spa
#10 of 79 in Verona
4.5 of 5 bubbles 2,153 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
Accademia Hotel
Accademia Hotel
#2 of 79 in Verona
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,715 reviews
0.7 mi away
Grand Hotel Des Arts
Grand Hotel Des Arts
#3 of 79 in Verona
4.5 of 5 bubbles 1,046 reviews
0.2 mi away
Palazzo Victoria
Palazzo Victoria
#15 of 79 in Verona
4.5 of 5 bubbles 690 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Il Sogno di Giulietta? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Il Sogno di Giulietta

Property: Il Sogno di Giulietta
Address: Via Cappello 23 | Cortile di Giulietta, 37121, Verona, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Verona > Verona
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Verona
#4 Luxury Hotel in Verona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Il Sogno di Giulietta 5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Il Sogno di Giulietta, Relais de Charme located in the heart of historical Verona, is the only accommodation inside Juliet’s Courtyard. An important renovation gave birth to this reality and its rooms that are decorated with antique furniture and adorned with antique rugs, curtains and fine art objects. The rooms are situated on two sides of the house; some have a direct view of Juliet's balcony, the other on Piazza Erbe and the elegant Via Cappello, a pedestrian street in the historical center of Verona. In the evening, the access gate to the Courtyard is closed and the guests can enjoy the incomparable atmosphere of the garden at night attended by Romeo and reach their rooms through a unique path. All rooms are characterized by wood parquet flooring, beamed ceilings , bathrooms with single or double Jacuzzi bath tub and features such as mini-bar, flat screen tv with satellite channels and free wi fi internet. The continental breakfast, which is served exclusively in the privacy of the room, includes a wide choice of local products. Il Sogno di Giulietta, elegant residence in a unique location in the world, offers more than a simple stay in town: it is an experience to live! ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Priceline, Odigeo, Ebookers, TripOnline SA, Traveltool, S.L.U., Evoline ltd, Cancelon, HotelQuickly and Hotel.de so you can book your Il Sogno di Giulietta reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Sogno Di Giulietta Hotel Verona

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing