This was our first visit to Vicenza and we were impressed by both the city and this accommodation. We stayed for 6 days over New Year in one of the bedrooms in the "downstairs apartment" and we were completely happy with the room and the apartment overall. The entire apartment is spotlessly clean and the hosts, Bob and Jenny, are welcoming and gracious.
As other reviewers have commented, this is really a self-contained apartment where you share a kitchen and dining/sitting room with any guests who are occupying the other bedroom in this apartment (Bob and Jenny also have another apartment next door.) The breakfast provisions of coffee/tea, juice, bread for toast, jams, yoghurts and muesli were entirely adequate for us before we set out each day to explore the city and some of its villas. While it was crisp and sometimes cold in the January air, the apartment was always toasty and bright. The local supermarket, a few minutes' walk, has excellent cheeses, cold meats and wines (and much else if you need it). And the town centre is a 15-minute walk along a pleasant road.
Apart from breakfast and wine & cheese in the afternoon, we didn't really eat in as part of our visit was to try the fabulous restaurants in Vicenza. We were not disappointed. Al Pestello, Angolo Palladio, Chris & Co, and Osteria al Cursore were quite superb, though different in terms of what they were offering. Much better food than Venice and more reasonably priced.
Vicenza itself is a rather "big" gem in terms of its Palladian architecture, both in its public buildings and its surrounding villas. So much to see...and not quite enough time.
We will be returning to Vicenza and to Bob & Jenny's B&B which we would highly recommend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located and affordable B&B with clean and quiet rooms, 900 meters from Piazza dei Signori and 1000 meters from the train station. The B&B is in a green zone at the foot of the Berici hills and Monte Berico, near Villa Valmarana and a short walk along the bike path to Palladio's Rotonda. Offers kitchen facilities and Italian cooking classes, washing machine, private garden, terrace, wireless internet connection, bicycles, parking and friendly, helpful hosts. ... more less
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- Bob And Jenny`s Hotel Vicenza
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