We loved the city of Parma and Francesca and Roberto gave a warm welcome. The rooms at opera were quiet and clean, they were modern in decor, and tasteful but did lack some functionality. Staying more than a couple of days would make these minor things more noticeable, but some are easily remedied. I share them not to complain, but to advise travelers if relevant.
The shower was very small, even for a slim person, making it difficult to shave legs for example, though the bathroom was a generous size. despite the size there was only a tiny corner shelf to put a toiletry bag on, on the opposite side of the bathroom to the mitror/sink. It would be great to have bench space near the sink and mirror for makeup. we had a step into the bedroom which needs a safety strip as i tripped twice. The bedroom itself had only 1-1.5 meters around the bed, so there was no space for a chair- so only the bed could be sat on. There is a chair in the communal kitchen, but nothing in the privacy of your room when getting dressed.Also, there was space for one suitcase on a stand but nothing for the second person. There was a sizeable wardrobe but most people don't use this for short stays, so it just took up room. The room did not have a reading light on the bedside tables, only the central one, which was bright for reading. The window was left open by the cleaner and we had mosquitos. What was most annoying was that there was nowhere to put things down in the room- aside from small bed tables. A shelf would be really useful.
Breakfast was plentiful but geared towards the sweet tooth like many Italian bed and breakfasts. Fresh fruit and yoghurt were healthy options and appreciated. The fresh water dispenser was fabulous and a great range of teas.
The recommended restaurants by Roberto were worthy of high praise.
Make sure you book the correct establishment, we emailed regarding opera 11 but were booked into opera b&b instead.
We would stay here again, the location truly was great and Roberto and Francesca were great hosts. With a few small improvements opera would be faultless. Keep up the great work!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La struttura, interamente rinnovata nel 2011, è collocata al primo piano di un antico palazzo nel cuore del centro storico, di fronte al Teatro Regio e a pochi passi dai monumenti e dalle principali attrattive della città (Duomo, Battistero, Palazzo della Pilotta, Teatro Farnese, Piazza Garibaldi e sede dell'Università).La centralissima posizione permette di accedere comodamente ai migliori ristoranti tipici e di godere dello shopping cittadino.Situata in zona a traffico limitato, può disporre del vicino parcheggio Toschi (circa 200 metri – aperto 24 h) e delle principali linee di trasporto pubblico.Il B&B si trova a circa 400 metri dalla stazione ferroviaria.Il Bed&Breakfast è composto da 3 camere (2 matrimoniali e 1 singola), sono dotate di bagno privato con doccia, aria condizionata, tv satellitare e wifi gratuito.Arredate con gusto e personalità, in stile moderno e accogliente. ... more less