We stayed as part of the Riviera Classical Italy tour last week. I had emailed ahead after reading earlier reviews to ask for a quiet room and was a bit alarmed to be given a room facing the road - which seemed very noisy. However, the noise died down significantly at night and we were not unduly disturbed.
The food was terrible! Way too much carbohydrate - mashed potatoes (this is Tuscany not Torquay); meatless lasagne; lots of beans - and NO fresh vegetables or fruit. Our poor vegetarian friend had a plate of completely white food: mashed porato and a selection of cheeses (after a very long wait, so that we carnivores were almost fonished by the time hers arrived). The breakfast was a very meagre 'continental' with rock hard turnovers and in edible croissants. Thank goodness for the tinned prunes/peaches and the espresso machine.
The waiters were auditioning for the noisiest and sloppiest hotel staff award! I would recommend covering any precious clothing with a napkin if any come near. Don't expect to wait for an apology either.
Carlo at least listened to the plea for local, fresh food in future.
Wonderful town - a real pleasure!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Minerva Hotel is located in the beautiful medieval town of Arezzo. Minerva Hotel easy reachable thanks to its strategic position. It is just 7 km from the exit Arezzo of the motorway A1. The city center is just 2 km. Minerva hotel has 125 rooms and 5 Junior Suites, recently renovated. Each room is equipped with: air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, desk, telephone, satellite TV, Pay TV, Sky box and minibar. The bathrooms with shower and / or bath, hairdryer and courtesy line, have refined marble details. The Minerva hotel's restaurant has a long tradition. The food is typical Tuscan and also for celiac. The use of the hotel's fitness center with gym, Turkish bath and Scottish shower is free of charge to the guest. Hotel Minerva has a conference center with 12 meeting rooms equipped with modern audiovisual equipment and can accommodate up to 300 people. The large private parking is free of charge. Reception 24H. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Minerva Hotel Arezzo