At the end of beginning of March I returned from a trip away in the beautiful city of Verona. It was a surprise trip organised by Theo after he booked us flights as part of my Christmas present.
Verona, for some reason, wouldn’t have been somewhere I would’ve booked naturally, but I am so glad he did as I fell in love with this beautiful city, and I cannot wait to return already. Verona is stunning, with architecture to die for, cafes dotted along small streets and views from the surrounding hills that make for great photos.
I also have a ‘Weekend Guide to Verona’ coming next week, but for now here is the hotel I stay at whilst in this stunning city, Hotel Trieste.
Hotel Trieste is a 3-star (I think more!) designer hotel with an eclectic style. The hotel was a wonderful hotel, with a subtle outside, leading into a reception area full of colour, life and vibrance.
A hotel by Andrea Quiriconi, Hotel Trieste is a hotel with a difference – a true artist’s residence, housing artwork from many an artist, both Italian and beyond. The hotel has hand-picked design interiors and regularly updated installations by local artists making it a piece of art in it’s own right.
The late 50s building has been transformed into a hotel that draws inspiration from the Italian design tradition and prides itself on being different, using art as a way of enticing you in. The hotel has displayed art from artists such as Roberto Bravi, DAMMS Fiber Art, and Lisa Borgiani, to name a few.
The hotel also offers a shared lounge in reception with lots of seating, a 24/7 reception desk and a breakfast room which serves from 7-10 every day. I am such a breakfast girl so was delighted everyday to see food galore placed along their large wooden table, including ham, croissants, breads and jams, fresh fruits, cheeses, cereals and beverages.
The hotel also has a computer in the lobby so you can plan out your day, laundry facilities, free Wi-Fi and bike rental.
The hotel is located in the exhibition area minutes away from Fiera di Verona and Verona Arena, and also only 1.2 miles away from Verona Train Station. It was also easy to get to from the airport by taxi (only 20 minutes and 25 euros) or by train (takes maybe an hour but is only 6 euros) and then a short walk into the centre where you can find all the main tourist spots.
The road it is located on was also great with lots of small shops, gorgeous cafes and pizzeria’s galore. We stumbled across a great one along our walk to the arena one evening and even though we had expected to eat near the arena, we dropped in and sat there for hours.
At Hotel Trieste you can choose among fully equipped suites, standard rooms, and rooms just to ‘crash’. They have an array of rooms, varying in price and comfort, depending on your budget. We opted for a room with more space, going for the spacious, newly refurbished and discreet Superior room measuring 35 square meters and boasting a balcony with a view of Verona.
The room was basically two rooms, as you entered you had a lounge area with desk and chairs, seating area including hand-picked Italian furniture, wardrobe with safe and chest of drawers. Leading on from this room was the bedroom area, with flat screen TV and sofa, and luxury en-suite bathroom with shower. The rooms are as eclectic as the lobby downstairs, with art adorning the walls and colour splashing out from every angle. I loved the theme throughout this hotel, it was unique and left lasting memories in my mind.
We loved our room, and felt so at home being there. We were able to relax in the evenings, or when we dropped back to the hotel mid-afternoon and I was also able to catch up on some emails and work whilst there at the desk.
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*This post is sponsored by Hotel Trieste. I stayed at the wonderful Hotel Trieste complimentary. However as always opinions are my own and I only work with brands that are relevant for you guys!