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Hotel Accademia

Founded by Giovanni Zenatello, one of the key protagonists of the opera program at the Arena, the Hotel Accademia housed Maria Callas for much of her time in the city and is still owned by the Zenatello family today. The elegant marble-paneled interior, complete with leather sofas and soft lighting makes for a charming and welcoming atmosphere, while the rooms themselves are spacious and well equipped. On the third floor, there is a small fitness suite and outdoor terrace complete with sunloungers. Outside, the Arena is just steps away along with many excellent restaurants and the city’s stylish central shopping district.

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Rooms

Rooms at the Hotel Accademia are of a good size and simply, but comfortably furnished. Those on the first floor have pleasant wooden floors while the higher level rooms are all carpeted. All the standard and deluxe double rooms contain either twin or double beds along with an LCD TV, air-conditioning and complimentary Wi-Fi. You may request to have either a bathtub or walk in shower in your bathroom. The majority of the superior rooms have a sofa which can be converted into a third bed on request. There are also a handful of suites which work well as family rooms where needed.

Location

Located in a fashionable area of Verona and less than a five minute walk from Piazza Bra and the Arena, the Hotel Accademia is ideal for exploring the city. On the doorstep, designer shops line the length of Via Mazzini, while the charming cafe-filled Piazza delle Erbe is nearby. By car, the station can be reached in around ten minutes and the airport in under half an hour.

Food and drink

Breakfast is a typical buffet selection, served downstairs in the classic-style dining room. A lighter late breakfast option is also available until midday. There is a pleasant lobby bar and, while there is no restaurant in the hotel itself, there are plenty of excellent dining options nearby.

Facilities and activities

On the third floor, there is a small fitness area complete with Technogym equipment and weights. There’s also a shower room that can be used by guests with a late departure after they have checked out, along with a pleasant sun terrace. A handful of bikes are also available from the reception for guests to borrow on request.

Our opinion

The Hotel Accademia is a simple but well-located hotel, right in the heart of Verona. It boasts plenty of classic charm and the staff here are particularly friendly.

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