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“Don't do it!!!!!!!” 1 of 5 stars
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A casa di Barbara
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via Rismondo 1 (angolo con Via Muro Padri 11), 37129 Verona, Italy   |  
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Ranked #302 of 352 Verona B&B and Inns
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“Don't do it!!!!!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

My boyfriend and I booked A Casa di Barbara in Verona in the summer of 2009 for 3 nights at EUR80 per night. To start with, finding it was really tricky. When we eventually got there, we had to telephone the agent/owner to let us in. We waited for what seemed like ages in the scorching heat until they got there. We were shown to our room eventually and to say we were disappointed is an understatement. The chap who showed us around even laughed when he opened the "kitchen", which was in fact a tiny cupboard. When I asked about the air conditioning, which had been advertised when we booked, he pointed to the fan!!!! The breakfast was basic to say the least. Now, onto the room itself. It was dark, dingy and dirty. Neither my boyfriend nor I wanted to sleep in the bed, so we slept on top of all the sheets, fully clothed to avoid any contact. The toilet leaked every time you flushed it and the shower was gross!

As it had taken hours to find this place and we had tickets to the Ampitheatre that evening we decided we pretty much had to stay the first night. The next day we decided there was no way we would stay any further nights. We got in touch with the owner (through the local tourist office) and asked to have the two remaining nights refunded. After a dispute about the conditions of the property, we managed to retrieve the majority of our money for the second and third nights; I say majority as they would not refund the full EUR80 per night as the booking site had taken their cut already.

My boyfriend and I have both travelled quite a lot, including some pretty awful hostels around the world and neither of us had ever stayed in such a horrible, dirty "B&B". The service was appaling and I would not stay there again if someone paid me EUR80 and not the other way around.

Don't do it!!!!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2009

So we stayed on thursday night and was moderately please. Compared to other places I have stayed in the centre of Verona the room was ok (expensive for what you get) but ok,.. then we returned on Sunday for our last night in the city.... what a mistake!!

we were given a different room.. this had no air con and was about 1/4 the size of the last room at a first glance.. we asked whether we could have another room and told no...

next, we go to use the wardrobe which was built for a 9ft person as you couldn't reach the rail... the shower then flooded not only the shower room but into the bedroom as well...then we went to have a cup of tea... then noticed the stains on the wall and ceiling.. and the dirt in the corner which clearly showed the room had not been cleaned properly for months. Over night I ended up having to sleep on the floor as the mattress was so terrible and the final straw was that the b&b part (breakfast = biscuits, bread for toasting and croissant in a plastic wrapper)... so we go to make a piece of toast... the toaster is broken...

At this point... tired, back ache setting in, unable to have a shower at fear of soaking all of our luggage I call the contact who tells me there is nothing to do and i should just leave. He is at work and can't come.. I ask whether someone else can come as it was different people letting us in at different time only to be told no...we must just go... When we did leave... 5mins after time someone did come.. looked to be agreeable and open to discuss... they then called Allessandro and then wouldn't speak to us after....

All I can say is that there are some lovely people and places right in the centre of Verona that are cheaper and more caring than this place... please use them..I am sure you will be disappointed here....

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: via Rismondo 1 (angolo con Via Muro Padri 11), 37129 Verona, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Verona > Verona
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Ranked #302 of 352 B&Bs / Inns in Verona
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Number of rooms: 3

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