When I arrived at the B&B location on a side street after driving around in the dark for a long time, the B&B owner, Roberto, was not there. He had a recording to tell me he'd be back in 10 minutes. He showed up shortly and gave me a briefing about Verona, showed me to my room and gave me a map and directions downtown and suggestions where to eat. The room was spacious and clean and the shared bathroom had excellent clean and modern fixtures. I chose this place for the location and price - 45 euros per night for two nights. Roberto left to do an errand but failed to advise me how to open the electric gate at the street. The buzzer for egress is located on the wall outside by the gate I later learned. Roberto also failed to advise me about the WiFi code and the WiFi connection which is only effective when in the dining room not the room. The following day Ian, a very helpful staff member, tried to help me connect to WiFi but I didn't get online until later that day. The train rumbled in the night but I was not disturbed. It felt like a metro/subway train passing under the B&B. Parking on the narrow one-way street has to be monitored by the B&B staff and a sign placed inside the car on the dash with the time to deter the police from giving out a ticket. My car key had to be in their possession, not a desirable procedure. The included breakfast was fine and I slept well both nights. I recommend that Roberto prepare a detailed handout in several languages with all the pertinent information about access and egress and WiFi issues, breakfast hours, local restaurants, parking etc. for his guests. It seems to me that management has too many other distractions to support guests to the best extent possible. Overall it all came together, however it could have been a much worse experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A B&B few steps from historical centre of Verona .The Bed And Breakfast La Magnolia is located 450 mts far from Verona Porta Nuova Railway Station, with fast links with Padova and Venice. We are just 900 mts from the historical centre, easily reachable by car or by walk. It is extremely easy to reach Arena and piazza Bra, Verona Fair, and public transport means, which link Verona with Garda Lake. Our Bed and Breakfast is an ideal base in order to perform a complete visit in Verona, beacuse we are in a strategic position: Arena and Piazza Bra, Juliet's House and Balcony , Modern Art Gallery, Castelvecchio, Roman Teather, and many other monuments or interesting points. The rich and varied breakfast is served in the large and bright dining room and, in the summery period, in the garden. It's based on delicious cakes, freshly croissants, yogurt, cereals, bread , butter, jam, ham, fresh fruit, coffee, milk, tea and creamy capuccino. It is available free wireless internet connection. We will provide you with a set of keys for independent access to the B&B. Our willingness and kindness will give you a comfortable and pleasant stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Magnolia Hotel Verona