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Accademia Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Scala 12, 37121 Verona, Italy   |  
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Ranked #6 of 80 Hotels in Verona
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“Exactly what I was waiting for”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Great location. We were able to walk from/to the train station very easily and it's close from everything you need and want to visit.
Great service, they didn't even charge for the evening milk I asked for my daughter.
Nice room, very clean. It was really worth the price.
And we spent a lovely time in Verona. I'm always impressed to see how italian people are so relaxed and gentle with children, even in very fancy restaurants.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

The hotel is well positioned on an elegant street right in the heart of Verona.

Spacious rooms decked out in period furniture, professional staff, and great location in town = makes this the obvious choice if you are looking for a lovely stay in the romantic town of Verona.

The town is highly touristed, which makes it hard to experience the 'romantic' feel that is often portrayed in articles and onscreen. However, if you walked off the beaten path/squares, it's not hard finding a piece of the city for yourself.

A few of the top attractions include the evening passeggiata (beware of the slick surfaces in the old town retail area), the hike up to the top of the arena for views of the city (worth seeking out), the main square + whale bone (walk underneath it!), .. and Giulietta's house - yes, gimicky, but the old tale is why you visited Verona, no?

Side note on eating: skip the famed Bottega del Vino, and take a short cab ride to al Bersagliere instead. Try the amarone risotto.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

We stayed here for only one night. Given our short time in Verona, location was very important to us and I do not think there is a hotel in Verona with a better location.

The rooms are ok, but not great. Also a bit noisy. We could hear a fair amount from outside and the hallway near the room. Also, found the room a bit hot, but opening the window took care of that. Based on the room alone, I would have a hard time rating this hotel a four star property. Given the location and the good service from the staff and restaurant, it earns four stars. I am not sure I would want to stay at the hotel for much longer than a few nights.

Had room service from the restaurant, which turned out to be much better than expected! Great pasta first course dishes. Also, the breakfast was nice with a number of choices.

The staff was very nice. Much nicer than what we encountered in Milan and Rome.

Verona is great and worth the visit. For a short visit, this is the hotel to stay at.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

This hotel served us very well.Staff were superb.Excellent central location near to all the star attractions of Verona. The breakfast did not stand up to scrutiny and did not reflect the high standards of the rest of the hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

The hotel is centrally located, ideal for walking around Verona, and from here most sites are reachable on foot. The reception was warm and friendly and the hotel very clean. We had room 245 which was spacious with good facilities, although it did not have a trouser press or coffee/tea making facilities in the room and given this is a four star hotel, this was a little surprising. That said it did not detract from the stay. The room overlooked a central court yard and was very quiet at night, which helped with a relaxing stay.

The breakfast is of good quality and there was a wide selection of food, including fresh pastries, juices, cereals, fruit, and some cooked items (eggs - boiled or scrambled) with of course tea and coffee.

Anyone staying for more than two days should consider using the Verona Card (15 euros) which allows free entrance to certain attractions (the main tourist sites that you would probably wish to see) and is then cost effective even if you only visit three.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

As many reviewers have noted the location is great, you can walk to everything in Verona. The breakfast was also wonderful. My room size was fine, but the bathroom reeked. I closed the door each time I left the room but each time I came back it was open, apparently the housekeeping staff comes in every time you leave. I could also hear the man in the next room coughing at night. No clocks in this room and the electrical outlets are controlled by the light switches. I had to leave very early (4:30am) to go to the airport, I asked the night before if someone would be there to check out and was assured there would be. Yes but he was sleeping in the lobby, snoring away. I tried to leave but the automatic doors were locked. I guess that set off a bell or something because he did get up and put on his suit jacket to help me.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

We spent the most fantastic five nights at the Hotel Accademia; 12 - 17 February. We chose the hotel because of its good reviews on Trip Advisor and favourable daily room rate of £105, being the week before half-term.

On arriving at (the very small) Verona airport we took a taxi to the city centre which only took about 20 minutes and cost 30 euros (on the meter).

The hotel is tucked down a narrow side street with one way traffic flow and when we pulled up outside the hotel we were struck by the incredibly beautiful and intricate façade; really not done justice in any of the on-line photos.

A porter was at the ready - there were always two or three around, to carry our cases in, and, after a very smooth and speedy check-in, took our cases up to the third floor to our gorgeous room, room 381. We had been fortunate enough to have been upgraded to a superior double which was very roomy with two large armchairs, table, minibar, ample storage including large wardrobes in a separate area from the bedroom with a full length mirror.

There was even a small section of Roman column attached to the wall, hich we hoped was authentic!

We had emailed the hotel ahead of time, always worth doing, to request a nice room with a courtyard view, although we were high up and we had to lean forward to see this view, we were not disappointed. Rooms on the ground floor, facing into the courtyard (presumably the most expensive), would have been able to walk out onto it directly and in warm weather enjoy the outside seating.

We could also see part of a Roman wall adjoining the hotel.

The bathroom was very spacious with plenty of room for your toilet bags. There were good quality toiletries and dove soap dispensers by the basin and shower. The step in shower with an upper shower head and a lower one to be hand held both had excellent water flow. Large shower, bidet and hand towels were plentiful and changed daily.

On the ground floor of the hotel was the most magnificent lounge/library with books and newspapers and large armchairs and couches for you to sink into. Between 3pm - 5pm free tea and coffee were set on a trolley; a nice touch. Perhaps though the somewhat tasteless cello-wrapped biscuits could be exchanged. There was also a pleasant bar area with surprisingly reasonably priced drinks; cocktails 10 euros and beer 4 euros.

Breakfast between a very respectable 7am - 10.30am was served on the first floor. The staff were very pleasant and attentive.

Food choices were fine; always scrambled egg (a bit congealed and could have been hotter), boiled eggs and frankfurters, good selection of cold meats and cheeses, delicious home-made, appetising cakes, yoghurts, cereals, juices, crusty jams but best of all had to be the most amazing croissants. There were also brioches and pain au chocolat. All in all, a good start to the day.

The hotel was very well located, turning right out of the hotel, within a few steps you were on Via Mazzini, good for shopping and people watching. At one end of this road was Piazza Delle Erbe (5 minute walk) with the nearby Juliet's house and famous balcony - worth visiting not just for the 'must have' photo but some interesting furniture inside. There was a daily market (tacky) in this square but some nice cafés for a cappuccino or glass of prosecco to watch the world go by.There was also Lambertini Tower, 6 euros, with a lift that only takes you part of the way, the rest of the tower for amazing views is reached by a metal staircase.

At the other end of Via Mazzini is Piazza Bra (7 minute walk), where there is the spectacular arena. It is here that opera is performed in the Summer. Entry is 6 euros, or 7 euros to visit the museum (a 2 minute walk away) as well.

Also worth visiting in the city is the Duomo (cathedral), 2.50 euros, Castel Vecchio to walk on the ramparts and visit the museum, 6 euros, Juliet's tomb reached by walking alongside the old city walls by Piazza Bra then down a side street, nice gardens and setting 1 euro entry with the tomb down some steps undergound.

There is the pretty Ponte Pietra which takes you across the river Adige to the teatro romano, 6 euros entry. It is incredibly well preserved and there is an interesting museum at the top.

You are totally spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants; lots of quaint places tucked down every side street. We did not have a bad meal the whole time we were there but be prepared it is not cheap.

All in all we would highly recommend Verona for a city break, at the time of year we went was perfect; we would not want to go in the height of Summer with the crowds or extreme heat ..... and the Hotel Accademia was simply perfect.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Scala 12, 37121 Verona, Italy
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Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Verona > Verona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 80 Hotels in Verona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Accademia Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Accademia si trova nel centro storico della città di Verona, tra la Piazza Brà con l'Arena, che nel periodo estivo diventa capitale della lirica e la Piazza delle Erbe con la casa ed il balcone di Giulietta, famosa in tutto il mondo per l'opera di Shakespeare. Facilmente raggiungibili anche tutte le mete del divertimento posizionate nel vicino Lago di Garda.L’albergo è dotato di 94 camere, 6 sale riunioni, american bar, ristorante e servizio di video sorveglianza interna. Il confort, l’atmosfera, l’efficienza del servizio accolgono nel modo migliore il cliente d’affari ed il turista più esigente. Pur essendo l’albergo situato nel cuore della città in zona a traffico limitato, l’accesso ai veicoli dei nostri ospiti ed a quelli degli accompagnatori è consentito senza alcuna limitazione di orario, attraverso semplice comunicazione del numero di targa della vettura al nostro personale di Ricevimento al momento dell’arrivo. Il nostro garage privato si trova a cento metri dall’hotel.The Accademia Hotel is in the center of Verona. Well placed on the via Mazzini, the hotel is in the heart of the exclusive shopping area of Verona, conveniently positioned between the Brà Square and the Arena. Nearby is the Erbe Square and Giulietta's House with its legendary balcony. The hotel has 94 bedrooms, 6 conference rooms, a restaurant, American bar, and internal video surveillance service. Our management takes pride in the comfort, atmosphere and efficiency of service offered to all guests, whether in Verona for business or pleasure. Although the hotel is situated in the heart of town inside the limited traffic area, access to vehicles of our guests and to those of accompanying persons is allowed without any limitation of time, through simple communication of the car plate number to our Reception staff on arrival. Our private garage is located a hundred meters from the hotel. ... more   less 
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