booked directly on the B&B web site. couldn't find any reviews of the place other than a mention in an article in the London telegraph newspaper. all that was mentioned there was it was small & quaint. it was right in my budget --we paid €80 per night --& since i knew we were only going to sleep in the place i wasn't prepared to spend any more than this. i was basing these costs on hotel prices in my area which is probably a mistake as we live in Donegal in Ireland which wouldn't be the most expensive place on earth.
we arrived on a wed pm & the place is easy to find if u know verona. we took a taxi from the train station €10, & climbed the 6 flights of stairs to the top of the building. if you're not in good shape then it's a challenge especially with a heavy suitcase. the place was clean & as stated in the paper "quaint" --what can i say the owner mrs leso was very nice & helped us find some decent restaurants but it was just like living in someone's house--which i suppose most B&B's are! the bedroom was at the front of the building & since i knew the place i wondered about the noise from the piazza at night. the first night was as i expected & the noise was a problem --we live in ireland by a river and the only thing we hear at night is well nothing --so to hear the noise from the piazza was a bit of a problem. as the weekend came closer then the noise at night became greater but i suppose we had become used to it because i had no difficulty sleeping until 7-8am when we were woken by the rubbish bins being collected. Breakfast every morning was simple coffee/tea/juice/ toast/friut/ceral/yougart whichever one u wanted. the place was clean but the bed was very old & the mattress was no more than a piece of 6" foam over a plywood carcass. there is a very old TV in the bedroom & unless u speak italian ....we were the only ones staying in the B&B and although it says the bathroom is private if there was someone else staying there then we would have ended up sharing.
the best thing going for the place is definately the location as it's a 5 min walk to almost everything u want to visit. juilets house is down the street, the arena a 5 min walk past all the fashion shops in verona, churches, etc --it is definately centrally located.
if i was going again i'd give it some thought but for a couple looking for a romantic weekend i'd look for a hotel even though i think i'd have to spend a little more money.
giving it marks i'd have to say i got what i paid for... a clean room--not comfortable-- in a B&B
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bed and breakfast Piazza Erbe is a wonderful flat located in the heart of Verona and just a few steps away from the most important interesting places. ... more less