We have travelled extensively this year from Turkey through Europe via Romania, Austria, Germany, France and Italy. Our reviews are based on these experiences in terms of facilities, locations and cost etc.
The hotel is about 10 mins walk from the station, it is flat, but there are busy roads and the pavements aren't the best. The check in was 2pm and we arrived about 1pm. The receptionist said we could leave our luggage and return later to check in. He provided a map, and informed us how to get to the centre.
We walked into town and had a cursory look around, the centre is about 15 mins walk away, on busy roads, but well lit and safe.
We checked in at around 4pm, and were given room 105. The room was on the first floor, and was very small and dark. There was a fridge with complementary water, spare pillow, bedside tables and storage wardrobe. I did request an extra pillow and it was brought to the room, without a problem. No info or kettle in room. Extra charge for wi fi, if residents did not book directly with hotel, which I think is not acceptable, as if available, should be for all.
TV as ever, bathroom small, and the light kept going off if you didn't move, which was a little strange. Shower was very small, but powerful, and very hot. Towels were big and soft. Toiletries okay.
Noise was as expected in this hotel, doors banging, deliveries could be heard.
Breakfast was not bad, coffee machine and toast making facility. However, it was basic, and there just seemed to be rules printed around the buffet eg: don't take food away, don't do this or that etc. - which seemed strange.
The main problem for us in this hotel was the service, which was indifferent at most and secondly, the smoking side of this hotel.
We asked for a non-smoking room, and were told it was. We got to out room on the first floor, directly over the entrance foyer. It smelled musty and a little stale, but we thought, it was due to the age and size of the room, proximity to bathroom etc. We left almost immediately, as our time in Verona was limited and returned early evening. It was only later that night, and the next morning, that we realised when we opened our window, the smoke from the 'fag hags' who had lit up as they got outside of the door, and then remained standing outside the door, was coming directly into our window. There are tables with ashtrays that stretch across the front of the building, but on this occasion, they all seemed to smoke directly under our window, including the male staff receptionist!!!! A real problem for anyone on the front of the buiding who doesn't like smoking, because the windows open outwards from the bottom and therefore any smoke will come up and go in.
As we only had 1 night to do, and expected to be out for most of the day, and we had unpacked etc - we did not ask to move rooms.
Cost = 130E and 6E city tax.
Would not return, nor recommend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Martini is the ideal place to welcome those travelers who come to Verona for business or leisure. Hotel Martini is located in a strategic position, just 400 meters from Verona Porta Nuova Train Station and 15 minutes walk from the 'Arena di Verona': 2 steps from the center but easily accessible and cheap. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Martini Hotel Verona