My partner and I have just arrived home after staying at the Grand Hotel for four wonderful nights. Before our trip I had contacted the hotel to arrange some flowers and a bottle of Prosecco to be in the room when we arrive. We arrived on the Friday evening at about 7pm and were taken straight to our room. The room was large with a large double bed, italian wardrobe with safe, and lots of mirrors! There was a desk with a tray on it, on the tray was the ice bucket with an ice cold bottle of prosecco and two champagne glasses. There was four small bowls of nibbles which were complementary. The bouquet of flowers was absolutely beautiful (well it should be for £63), but they had chosen a really good bunch. We put it in a vase, which they provided and left it on one of the tables by the balcony door. The balcony opened, double doors, out onto a long balcony, big enough for a few people to stand out and sip a few glasses. The room had a very effective air conditioning system that was not too loud and kept us comfortable during the hot days/nights. The bathroom was nice and modern. There was a bidet also. The bath was a little small but big enough for one, or two very small people. On our first night we went to reception and asked if they could recommend an excellent restaurant for us to eat. They did, we went there and it had a 45 minute waiting time. We walked around for a while enjoying the evening. We stumbled upon a lovely little restaurant with outdoor seating, overlooking the arena (it was about 100m from the arena). It was called Trattoria La Griglia. We had one of the best meals we have ever had. I went for the Fillet steak with rosmary and salt (amazing!!) that will be reviewed seperately.
The breakfast at the hotel was brilliant, I could not ask for more, they had all of the cold cuts of meat, cheeses, cakes, cerials, breads and for the hot breakfast people they had scrambled egg and bacon. It was all served on a buffet. The waiter brought over any tea or coffee/ espresso as required. The wifi cost 3 Euro per 24hours which is not bad. The only thing I did not like was that ironing was prohibited in the rooms and you had to send your clothes to the laundry just to get them ironed at 3 euro per item. very expensive if you like to wear ironed clothes like me!!
The hotel was very helpful and provided us with fresh, filled ice buckets every day so we could chill our bottles of prosecco!!
On the last day we needed to print our tickets (e-tickets) and the hotel did this for us free of charge. The hotel is only 2 minutes walk to the arena and is surrounded by amazing restaurants. It is 10 minutes walk from the train station. I would recommend getting the shuttlebus (Aerobus) 5 Euro, from the airport to the Verona train station, then walking to the hotel, it will save you a fortune!
All in all a great stay and we would love to stay again!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand Hotel, Verona, was built in the Liberty style in the 1920’s at the request of a noble Austrian family, the Reichenbach. It was their elegant city residence and was subsequently turned in to a hotel without changing the architectural quality. In the hall, the public areas and the indoor garden, you can admire valuable furniture and decorations. Paintings and sculptures of famous artists such as Ciardi, Cascella, Minguzzi, Manzù, Purificato, Murer, Arnoldi and many others. Together with these valuable pieces of art, you can also admire the beautiful “Verona” red marble floor, dating back to the original period. 62 rooms splitted in : Economy, Standard, Deluxe and Exclusive ... more less
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