The Bottom Line
Best Western Hotel Armando is a newly remodeled 3-star hotel in a quiet area of Verona near the Roman Amphitheater. The hotel is ideally located for attending an opera in the theater and it's just a short walk to Piazza Bra and the historic center. Next door to the hotel is a very good restaurant.
Best Western Hotel Armando is a good 3-star hotel choice in Verona.
- Good Quiet Location
- Newly Restored with Modern Bathrooms
- Great Resatuarant Next Door
- Hotel is not Charming or Special
- A Little Hard to Find
- Quiet hotel centrally located near Roman Amphitheater in Verona
- 3-star hotel with average rooms and nice modern bathrooms
- 24-hour desk with receptionists who speak English
Guide Review - Best Western Hotel Armando in Verona, Italy
Best Western Hotel Armando in Verona is a cut above the average 3-star hotel. Hotel Armando was remodeled in 2009 and the bathrooms are modern with plumbing that works well (not always the case in Italian hotels). Rooms are functional with average furniture and comfortable beds. The hotel is similar to many Best Western Hotels in the United States.
I especially liked the location of Best Western Hotel Armando. It's on a quiet street just inside the city walls of Verona, a better location than the many hotels just outside the walls, and a short walk from the Roman Amphitheater, making it ideal for attending an opera or for sight-seeing. Returning to the hotel after a day of sight-seeing was a pleasant escape from the tourist crowds. See hotel location on this Verona Map.
Another plus is Antica Trattoria Tipica - Enoteca al Bersagliere right next door. We had a very good meal, not too expensive. The restaurant serves local specialties and is a good place to try local wines. Most of the diners were Italian and many of them seemed to be locals, but the menu has an English translation and one waiter spoke English.
Hotel staff were welcoming and efficient although not overly friendly. English-speaking staff seemed to always be available at the front desk. Breakfast was above average for a 3-star Italian hotel.
I recommend Best Western Hotel Armando as a good 3-star hotel for staying Verona. Although it's not charming, not right in the center, and rooms don't have views, the hotel is well-located, quiet, clean, and functional. I encountered no problems during my two-night stay and would not hesitate to stay there again.
Clicking the Vendor's Site link below will take you to the Hotel Armando page on Best Western Italy hotels (my room did not look like the photo you see on this page however). You can book directly with Best Western through this link.
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