A solid budget choice in Verona
Posted Aug 1, 2013
I'll start by saying that I was a single traveller who didn't plan to spend much time in my hotel. If that sounds like you, then Hotel Italia in Verona will be a great fit!
The rooms were very clean, and quiet and the bed was very comfortable. The rooms are a bit small (or at least the one I stayed in was) so you might reconsider if you're traveling with other people and plan to stay in the same room.
While not located in the heart of Verona's city center, the location is very close, just a quick walk across the bridge and you're close to absolutely everything you'll want to see. Even better: the hotel offers free bikes to guests, which makes getting around just that much easier. (Tip: If the hotel is out of bikes when you want one, you can easily check out a Verona Bike on the nortwest side of the Ponte Garibaldi bridge. Verona Bikes is a public bike sharing program and the membership was just 5 euro per week. There are public bike racks located throughout the city).
I never tried the breakfast, as 12 euros seemed a bit much and there were so many other great places to go and sip coffee in the city. I also never made it to the sauna facilities, as Verona's summer heat kept me sweating plenty. I did go to the terrace for a beer one afternoon -- that was cute, but again, there are better places to go have an afternoon aperitivo.
Internet is not free at this hotel, but my room had access to paid Fon hotspot.