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“Ideal for a short stay”
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All'Opera Prima
Ranked #238 of 412 Verona B&B and Inns
Warwick
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Ideal for a short stay”
Reviewed July 4, 2007

We stayed for two nights, and our son and daughter-in-law for one night, to go to the opera. We have stayed at the Accademia, but most hotels were full for our late booking. This must be some of the nearest accommodation to the Arena, but it is so secluded even our taxi driver couldn't find it. It's just a doorway in a side street, with a few beautiful individual rooms with traditional furniture and lovely modern bathrooms. Breakfast was a good buffet of fantastic pastries, fruit, etc., - but the downside was that all the guests sat at a large table - and I am not sociable first thing in the morning!

If you just want a delightful room in the middle of Verona, with helpful owners, rather than full hotel facilities, this is highly recommended.

  • Liked — Large, individual room near the Arena
  • Disliked — Shared breakfast table
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
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Thank fifibelle
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Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2007

On the plus side, the rooms here are big, comfortable and homey - almost like studio apartments. The location is great - near the roman arena and piazza delle erbe.

The downsides are arriving with a car was difficult. The b&b is on a tiny one-way street with minimal parking, making it hard to pull up and unload. The b&b offers a discount rate at a parking lot about a 10-15 min walk away - kind of a long way to haul your luggage.

The breakfast wasn't very exciting - the owner said they don't have a license to cook or prepare anything homemade so it's all store bought.

I also had some difficulty coordinating with the owners. This is really a B&B - there's no front desk and the feeling is that you're on your own. When we arrived we had to wait a while for someone to show up and let us in. Also, they require a 30% deposit via electronic transfer when you book the room - which is highly unusual in Italy. All in all, I prefer more flexible, attentive service, although the owner seems really nice once you get her talking.

  • Liked — large, nicely decorated rooms
  • Disliked — hands-off service
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
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1 Thank aloriemichelle
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Nottingham UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2007

Like the other comment on this hotel I really don't want to share it with anyone but really feel I must.
From our initial email enquiring about vacancies to settling the bill it was a delight. The hotel would be missed if you didn't know it was there and this in my view is a plus. The whole building is finished to a superb standard witrh all the rooms different. To say ours was spacious was an understatement. We were greeted by the owners daughter who explained everything (she actually noticed our friends radiator was not working properly a quick call to her father and this was fixed). Two excellent genuine restaurants were recommended both very local. The location itself is superb being right next to the arena. Breakfast is served by the owners and was delightfully presented to us each day.
Verona is great and this hotel IS a real gem as we said and made for a superb weekend!

Stayed February 2007
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7 Thank Familie-Thompson
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Berkeley, California
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2006

I spent three lovely nights at the B&B all'Opera. It is only steps to the Piazza Bra and the ancient Roman arena, but perfectly quiet. Everything a visitor is likely to find of interest is within an easy walk. The proprietors are utterly charming. Lucianno, one of the owners, greeted me warmly, providing many tips about things to see and some great local restaurants. He speaks excellent English. The breakfast is ample and delicious, with baked goods that Lucianno's wife makes from scratch--yummy!!!
My room was immaculate with a great mattress and thoroughly modern bathroom. Located on the top floor, it was accessed via a staircase. My aerie had a view over the rooftops of Verona. Here's one example of the unbelievable customer service: Lucianno walked with me several blocks to the car park and rode back to the hotel with me so that I wouldn't get lost threading my way through the tiny streets and pedestrian areas that surround the hotel.
One note: the B&B all'opera would not be appropriate if you can't handle some steps. There is an elevator, but you must climb approximately 8 steps from ground level to the start of the elevator. If your room, like mine, is in the attic, there is another flight of steps to negotiate.
While tempted to keep this my secret, I feel obligated to share my experiences; Lucianno and his wife deserve a 100% occupancy rate. I can't wait to return to Verona for more opera performances and more nights at the B&B all'Opera.

  • Disliked — No Internet access from the rooms
  • Tips/Secrets — Ristorante all'Ugo (between hotel & Piazza Erbe) and Ristorante al Pilato (sp?) on Via Porta San Zeno at Piazza San Zeno
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled solo
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11 Thank Bertomom
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Property: All'Opera Prima
Address: Via Alberto Mario 11/A, 37121, Verona, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Verona > Verona
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #238 of 412 B&Bs / Inns in Verona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All'Opera Prima Bed & Breakfast is a small, elegant and intimate style apartment in a newly renovated historical townhouse. The B&B is ideally located in the heart of Verona only a few steps from the Arena (...30 mtrs...)and within walking distance from all the main attractions and business institutions. Our comfortable and sizeable guest rooms are well-decorated and furnished, some of them offering views of the Arena or Via Mazzini (Verona's main shopping road) and all furnished with large private bathroom. All'Opera Prima is a superior tourist and business class B&B: leisure and business travelers enjoy the atmosphere of refinement and calm. We pride ourselves on exceptional service with attention to personal assistance. The Italian breakfast is served from 8,00 a.m. to 9,30 a.m. in our beautiful and cozy Lobby, with view on the Roman Amphitheatre. All our rooms are furnished with air conditioning, TV, safe and hair dryer. Internet connection available in the breakfast room. ... more   less 
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