Ok, so some of the reviews have picked up on the negative aspects of this hotel, but for the money, in the city, and the quality of service we got I find it very difficult to complain...
It's a three star hotel about 25 mins walk from the historical city of Verona so its walkable. It is also only 4 mins or so from the bus and train station so ideal as a good base. The area can be considered salubrious...there were a few women hanging around outside and we had to walk past a crowd of homeless people on the way back in the evening through a cut through, which was a little scarey, but nothing happened....its just not tantamount to the holiday vibe.. the other problem is that there are no shops or restaurants near the hotel so you can't just nip out for some food. Knowing that beforehand from the reviews we allowed for that.
The only other negative I can comment on was the positioning of the toilet against the shower. It was actually quite comical after a while. My husband and myself are not overly big, but anyone carrying a little bit too much Christmas weight would struggle to use that toilet easily. You are literally pressed up against the shower cubicle when on the toilet....on the other side with plenty of room is that often used bidet ; ) and I couldn't help wondering why didn't they switch them around....
Anyway, on to the positives.
The receptionists were all very friendly, very helpful and courteous and could not fault them. We asked for two extra pillows one morning and when we got back in the evening when they gave us our key they confirmed the pillows were now in our room. They gave us directions on how to get into the town, and offered to keep back our luggage on the last day before our flight. They also gave us suggestions on places to go before we flew back (it was raining so wandering around Verona was not top of our choices..). We ended up a at a shopping outlet about 8 miles out (you need a car and a Sat nav to get there for sure!) which was nice as it was a Sunday and open, with free parking.
The room was clean and tidy, and had been freshly painted (it still smelt of paint.....) We were in room 304 on the third floor facing the park (rather than the other side that faces the railway line). I had specifically asked for a quiet room in advance and this had been noted and actioned for when we arrived. There was a mini bar in our room, not free, but did serve a purpose when caught out for drinks.
Wi-fi is free for an hour each day, per device, so you can both use phones/tablets rather than fighting over the hour between you...
There are umbrellas at reception for the guests to use when its raining.
Breakfast is included in the room rate and whilst continental was surprisingly fresh and lots to choose from. Fresh meats, cheeses, rolls, cakes and pastries, cereals, fruits etc and the coffee was server fresh by the lady manning the breakfast bar.
The hotel also has free parking, now how many hotels can you find in Verona that can offer that....
Walls can be a bit thin when hearing the pipework and showers, and if you had people each side, above and below it could be quite noisy, although we were hardly disturbed by it.
My other half was critical of the hotel because of the area surrounding it, but having just come from a 4 star hotel at twice the cost in Lake Garda, apart from location and size of room I couldn't find much between them. For the money I think this is a brilliant hotel in which to base your stay in Verona and would be more than happy to stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Novo Hotel Rossi, with its very convenient location, is the perfect residence for guests arriving in Verona or leaving the town by train (we are located just 200 mt from "Verona Porta Nuova" Railway Station) or by plane (a shuttle bus to the airport is available from the Porta Nuova Station) as well as for guests travelling with their own car (the hotel can be quickly reached either from A4 Motorway Milano-Venezia - 4 km - or A22 Motorway Modena-Brennero - 7 km - and it provides a private closed parking place free of charge).The Novo Hotel Rossi is only 1,5 km far from the city centre (20 minute-walking-distance) and 5 minutes walking from the railway station, where the urban buses are available to easily reach every part of the city. Verona Fiera convention center is a 10-minute drive away.The 38 standard or superior rooms, carpeted with hypoallergenic materials, are provided with TV SAT and SKY channels, minibar, hair dryer and internet connection.The rich buffet-breakfast is served in 2 breakfast-rooms and, during the summer, also in a large verandah.Besides the free closed private parking, a garage is available on request and on payment. By the front-office, where a professional and helpful staff is always at your disposal, you will have the possibility to use a safe deposit service which is free of charge and, during the "Opera Season", a tickets service on request. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Novo Hotel Rossi Hotel Verona
- Novo Hotel Verona