Lovely peaceful quiet hotel in the country with welcoming and professional staff. We stayed one night in two rooms, family of four, and enjoyed the delicious meal at Michelin restaurant (grateful the manager of the hotel to accommodated weary travelers last minute for that reservation). The wine pairings suggested were superb, and I'm picky about my wine! The ambience is really special, especially in the early morning for breakfast outside with a view to the Villa, you can hear the crickets and owls around you while you eat.. A little tip about the Villa; make sure to go to view from the backside loggia (to see from the canal which used to be functional and navigable for the Pisani brothers when Palladio first built). We really enjoyed seeing the Villa without anyone else there, you could really feel the elegance, and hominess of it now, and the modern meeting the classical in a way the Italians know how to do effortlessly. We enjoyed countryside and exploring Euganean Hills and Arqua Petrarca nearby after the heat in Verona and Padua, was a nice break from that. We would recommend highly for a one night or even as a base for a longer dip into the Veneto region since it's nicely situated near the highway, but quiet!…
We have been coming to this hotel for several years and feel very comfortable here, but we have to say that in the last 2 years some things have changed for the worse. But let's start with the nice things. The hotel is located about 10 minutes from the highway exit and is therefore ideal for city trips to Verona or Vicenza. It is beautifully located, surrounded by a large park and with ample parking for the car. The hotel is beautifully and elegantly furnished and exudes a special charm. It has a pool - which is a bit out of the way, a small gym, a sauna, and a restaurant. The rooms are spacious and the beds are very comfortable - each room is individual. Breakfast used to be very good, with a small but nice selection of both sweet and savory items. However, on our last visits ( in the days of Corona ) a buffet was no longer available and you had to fill out a slip of paper with your breakfast preferences on the day of arrival. The concept seems good at first, but the breakfast staff was completely overwhelmed and the waiting times for food and drinks were very long! This brings us to the negative aspects. The hotel became more and more expensive in the course of our visits, but the staff became less and less! The service can not be performed by so few people to the full satisfaction of the guests. We noticed this in almost all areas, here we would like to mention the long waiting times. We are happy to accept additional costs, but we believe that the hotel management must pay more attention to the service staff! LESS IS NOT MORE HERE!! The restaurant has had several Chef's over the years, sometimes better and sometimes worse. The current Chef does a very good job and we are mostly satisfied with the food. The Maitre de Restaurant could be a little more authentic, we kept feeling like we were being ignored by him. We do not want to offend anyone, but less superficiality and more demand, promote the well-being of the guest as well as the turnover of the restaurant! The pool area was not very well maintained (long grass, dirty sun beds) moreover there is no bar service at the pool. I.e. that the ladies of the reception come as often as possible to the pool to ask for drink orders. All in all, the hotel needs more service staff. We would be very happy if the hotel management takes our criticism seriously, as we believe that with more service staff the hotel will again become the hotel that we have come to love so much. We will be back and send kind regards from Belgium.…
This is a clear example of one of the best Italian experience without reserve. Elegance without arrogance, attentive and smiling service without intrusiveness, comfortable, sober and relaxing environment and last but not least a sublime cuisine, which enchants and stuns the senses because it respects the raw material, thanks to an enlightened chef who chooses to offer his guests his creativity without ever distorting the flavours of top quality Italian ingredients. A model for other alleged chefs. Continue like this. We will come back!
My husband and I stayed at this beautiful hotel for one night in October and loved it. A small, quiet, secluded hotel, it was the perfect romantic escape. The grounds are stunning and the rooms are fantastic. The sheets were incredibly soft and the room had the most fun monkey wallpaper. The hotel also has surprising pops of modern art throughout--very unique! The breakfast was also delicious. Felix and Natasia also welcomed us when we arrived with a big smile and glass of champagne, a perfect welcome! I can't wait to return during the summer months when we can use the pool.
If you want the perfect combination of seclusion, best hotel rooms ever, including best linen and impeccable cleanliness, a lovely pool, a top choice restaurant, highest quality breakfast, really good personalised service AND your own Palladio-villa and well curated artworks all around you, then do not hesitate to book a few nights at this meticulously restored hotel. Goes without saying that this is also one of the most tastefully decorated hotels we have ever visited.
My husband and I stayed at La Barchessa for 2 nights in September (on a Secret Escapes deal) as part of a 2-week tour around the Veneto region. I knew the hotel was going to be fabulous(after reading TA reviews) and I certainly was not disappointed ! From the very moment we arrived, we felt welcomed and valued. We had a welcome drink and a small tour of the facilities. Everything at La Barchessa has been so carefully designed or chosen...it's beautiful. Modern mixed with antique which works incredibly well. ( and I loved the Molton Brown products in the bathroom.) Our room was on the second floor overlooking the grounds and was stunning with a 4 poster and high, high rafters. The bed was so comfy, my husband and I had the best night's sleep we have had in years! Really !...we didn't wake up until 10m! Thank goodness the breakfast was until 11...it really is something I wouldn't want to miss! A real feast! Our other meals at La Barchessa, a lunch and 2 evening meals were also superb ! I can not heap enough praise on the Chef. The petit fours were so beautifully presented, I had tears in my eyes !!...sad I know! We had a look around the villa itself which is a masterpiece, literally, designed by Palladio. We also used the lovely outdoor pool and were the only ones there. To stay at La Barchessa is such a treat. We didn't have a car which I regret, as, to be honest, you do need one if you want to explore nearby towns. Next time we will. I will, without a doubt, return to La Barchessa. I can not praise all the staff highly enough, reception being so helpful, before and during our stay, the maitre'd and his team being courteous and attentive. The renovation of La Barchessa is a triumph that I feel sure Palladio himself would approve of! Don't hesitate, book your stay, you will not regret it.…
As a fan of Palladio's architecture I visited Villa Pisani four years ago before the barchessa was transformed into a small hotel and was thrilled to stay here. Our room (number 14) was very spacious and more like a suite, every comfort was provided including a complimentary bottle of wine and water.. We stayed on Sunday and Monday and unfortunately their Osteria is closed on both these evenings so we had to go to restaurants in the local towns. Staff are lovely. The pool area is quite basic but clean and nicely equipped.. Excellent value for money, would highly recommend a stay at this tranquil location in beautiful countryside.
We stayed for three nights and had a fantastic time. If you like Palladio you must stay here! Lovely staff, lovely rooms, great food. The Osteria food is a bit tricksy but done well, and the staff will recommend truly excellent local restaurants as well. We will be back
Want to stay in an actual Palladian building? This is a 5 star hotel at 3 1/2 star price! Our room was gorgeous and quiet--staff was attentive and friendly-- the property is beautiful and imaginatively furnished. Beautiful renovated. We really enjoyed hanging out in the spacious lobby areas in the evening drinking wine from the bar. Your stay includes free admission to the Villa itself--don't miss it if you are interested in architecture. Our only complaint: the hotel restaurant was inexplicably closed the night we arrived, & there isn't much in the area. If we had known, we would had eaten in Vicenza before we arrived.
On our trips we try to find those special places that takes you away from the crowded in-town locations. This beautifully restored old villa and its barchessa is such a wonderful example of a luxury retreat tucked away in a little village away from the busy city centers of Vicenza and Verona. Its design, the quality of the restoration done (no expenses spared as it shows), the interior design, the rooms and the contemporary art (both inside and outside) gives you that special feeling to be in special place. Staff is very helpful and a special word of appreciation to Francesca who made our visit special. We do recommend to dine in the osteria at least once.. Wonderful food and special people.