When the owner's comments start with "We would like to avoid horrible guests too dear sir", I don't think you can expect too much courtesy there. This was indeed our main gripe. Similarly heavy-handed passport processing as described below. Also, what was also mentioned previously, their Internet policy requires you to have a Facebook account to get online. When I came down in the evening and said I have no Facebook but still need the Internet, it provoked a short but entertaining one woman show by the receptionist. Eventually, she gave me some Facebook login so I could pass that artificial barrier and get Internet access.
Next morning when we were checking out, there was a male receptionist but not any better, with a show on his own. He wanted to charge us for the prepaid booking and also for the breakfast. First, the breakfast was never requested. Second, we couldn't even theoretically eat it because we were leaving at 05:00 before it was prepared and served.
The Internet was OK, see below.
|20140803|23:07 [2660/230][ping:73] 220.127.116.11|Welcome Italia S.p.A. (Verona) @ Hotel Porta Palio (Viale Colonello Galliano 21, Verona, 37138, IT)
|20140803|22:58 [4180/290][ping:143] 18.104.22.168|Welcome Italia S.p.A. (Verona) @ Hotel Porta Palio (Viale Colonello Galliano 21, Verona, 37138, IT)
The location appears better on the map than it is in reality. Walking from the Porta Nuova train station takes about 20 minutes. You'll walk to the city centre or drive to the airport in roughly the same time. No public transport in the immediate vicinity.
The rooms are clean and practical so no issues here.
Booked 2 doubles for 1 night at alpharooms.com for EUR 137.34.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Porta Palio is a modern 3 star hotel located close to the ancient walls of the city center of Verona. Its location makes it extremely easy to get to from the Airport Valerio Catullo (with the Aerobus service - runs every 40 minutes - cost 6.00 euros), from Verona Porta Nuova railway station and the motorway (exit Verona Nord A22 Brenner ). Hotel Porta Palio is located only 15 minutes walk from the 'Arena di Verona', outside the restricted traffic zone and no parking problems for your car. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Porta Palio Hotel
- Porta Palio Verona