Located in a small side street just off the Corso Porta Nuova, the main road that leads to the historic centre’s Piazza Brà, the Gallery Room Hotel provides a quiet yet central location that is just a short walk to the Arena Di Verona, and within walking distance of Verona’s many attractions and sights. Housed in a restored historic palace, the boutique hotel is elegantly styled in muted hues, complete with a modern wellness and beatuy centre offering a range of beaty therapies and treatments.
We were thrilled to learn at check-in that due to the hotel being fully booked, we’d been given a double upgrade to a Superior room, with the added bonus of being allocated not only the most spacious room in the hotel, but also one of the very few with a jacuzzi tub. We were even offered room-service breakfast at no extra charge. Full of anticipation, we made our way to the corner room on the second floor and opened the door to a beautifully elegant space, with exposed timber beams and luxurious marble bathroom. With authentic timber hinged windows overlooking the street below to complete the scene, we’d managed to find ourselves the perfect base for our weekend in Verona.
Our late evening arrival at the hotel meant that we had to make our way to the Gallery Room’s sister hotel, The Marco Polo, a few doors down the street for check-in. This small inconvenience was more than made up for when we were upgraded to one of the hotel’s best rooms.
The lobby of the principal hotel greeted us with a sea of marble, which immediately made me feel like I was in Italia! A sleek white staircase led to our home for the weekend, an enormous light room with high ceilings and beautiful wooden floor. All the furniture was custom made and together with the modern decor gave the room a sophisticated feel.
A glitch with the telephone in the morning meant we couldn’t phone in our breakfast order but just as I placed the faulty telephone receiver down, the concierge appeared at the door, as if by magic, to take our order. Just a few minutes later he returned with a large platter of bacon and eggs, meats and cheeses and slices of cake – what’s not to love about cake for breakfast?
Via di Sant’Antonio, 6 – 37122 Verona