Affordable Luxury in a great location
Posted Oct 28, 2016
Different people will require different things from their hotel; research is key.
I read up that this hotel was within the courtyard of the 'Balcony of Juliet' and that it would be busy downstairs, and that there was no dining room so breakfast would be served in room. Google maps showed that it is fairly central in the old part of the city.
The entrance hall is deceiving as to what awaits; rooms look out either over the street towards the Piazza delle Erbe (as mine did), or over the Juliet courtyard itself.
I had an 'elegant' room - Il Cielo, which was large, spacious, with a good bed, large wardrobe a goodsized table with comfortable chairs for two; there was also a large modern bathroom with rain-fall type shower and a jacuzzi.
For breakfast, a card is left in you room the night before, and you tick what you would like the following morning; one of the staff wheels it up, lays the table, food and drink, and it is cleaned away when you go out. Extras (mostly eggs) can be added, but there is plenty on the menu otherwise. It is a charming alternative to eating in a breakfast room with other guests; also, it's the first time I've seen a lid for an espresso cup.
The windows and shutters close out pretty much any noise from the street, and I slept beautifully. The staff are highly professional, charming, engaging, and combined with the location, I would very happily stay there again every time I visit.