The hotel is located at one end of a broad avenue leading directly to one of the medieval city-gates and the Piazza Bra which is where the famous Arena (Roman amphitheatre) lies. It is only a 5-10 minute walk to the railway and bus stations which provide excellent links to other cities on the main Milan-Venice-Trieste railway line, including Padua and Vicenza, as well as to other places of interest like Mantua and Lake Garda. The excellent bus from and to the airport (running every 20 minutes most of every day) also arrives at and leaves from the railway station. It is a walk of about 10 minutes from the hotel to Piazza Bra, which is full of good restaurants with extensive outside seating and the tourist information office. There are numerous banks and at least one pharmacy very close to the hotel. Although this avenue is busy for much of the day, no noise seemed to penetrate the reception of the hotel. Our room was at the back of the hotel and enjoyed almost complete silence, even with the windows open; the only disturbance occurred one night when the guests in the next-door room insisted to talking loudly in the early hours of the morning, but that was not the hotel's fault. It looked out on to a service courtyard so hardly had a good view, but a good deal of sunlight was still able to penetrate the bedroom. The bedroom and bathroom were both reasonably spacious, spotlessly clean and well maintained and with every facility one might require, including tea- and coffee-making facilities and a safe. The beds were rather narrow, as I have experienced in some other Italian hotels, but nevertheless very comfortable and I generally slept well. There are electronically-controlled shutters which can be put down at night if you wish. (The soap provided in the bathroom was only of the liquid kind so bring your own bar if that is what you prefer.)
Breakfast was included and was served in a spacious, attractive and very well-lit room in the basement. There was an excellent choice of breads, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, cold meats and salad items and even some hot eggs, bacon and sausage, as well as excellent coffee and other hot drinks. There was never a problem finding a table and the whole atmosphere was very relaxed.
The hotel offers free internet access via a computer behind the bar. There is probably wi-fi access in rooms but we did not require that so did not investigate, The reception and other staff were all very friendly and helpful and spoke English well, while being willing to talk back to me in Italian when I wanted.
I would definitely recommend this hotel, especially to those who wish to use Verona as a base for exploring the wider region and so need frequent easy access to the railway and bus stations. If you wish to be in the heart of the medieval city, you would want to look at other options, but since the medieval centre is only 10-15 minutes' walk away, the hotel is still very convenient for exploring that.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Best Western Hotel Firenze is a modern 4 stars with all comforts in each room, everyone of them either with steam bath or jacuzzi. Besides the main bulding it has an annex (called Casa Cavallino) with 18 apartments, everyone with its own kitchen corner, very suitable for families or long stays. Both in common areas and every room you will find free wi-fi internet connection. A Bar lounge is available in the lobby as outdoor place to have a drink or eat easy meals. There are meeting rooms with a maximum of 50 person capacity. Well located, it is 10 minutes walking far from the city center, where you can find the famous Arena, and same distance from the train station, where you can take the 20 minutes frequency shuttle bus to the local airport (Aeroporti del Garda). If you come by car the Hotel offers a garage service starting from 15 € charge. 22 bicicles are available for rent to visit the town by bike. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Firenze
- Best Western Verona
- Verona Best Western