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Getting there is a bit of challenge during the day as all of the tourists are also cramming through the passageway to get into the courtyard. The bell man actually met us about a block away to where our drive dropped us off (no cars allowed) and helped transport the luggage - both upon arrival and after check-out. But once you are in, it's awesome. The room we had faced the courtyard and I highly recommend it. It is a little noisy during the day due to the tourists, but not as bad as I thought it would be. But the courtyard is gated off at 7:30pm so it is very peaceful at night. To get through the security gate there is an intercom and the hotel staff will come let you in. Lastly, there is no buffet, but they have a menu that you pick what you want and they bring it to your room at the desired time and the quality was excellent.
Wonderful stay for two nights in Verona. The staff were attentive and polite. The rooms are stunning. And the nighttime access to Juliets courtyard made our visit to Verona very special indeed! From our morning room service breakfast to our evening glass of wine on the steps in the courtyard, this hotel made our visit to Verona both memorable and special.
Would highly recommend this hotel. I would describe it as a small boutique hotel with about 16 rooms. I booked a double room based on Trip Advisor and was delighted when we checked in that we had been given a suite. All the rooms have names, not numbers and we were in La Cuore (the heart). We had our own sitting room, bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and a lovely bedroom with balcony overlooking the courtyard were Juliet's statue and balcony are. You can see our room in the photo to the left (top floor middle and right hand windows). There is no restaurant but breakfast is brought to your room at the time of your choosing. A menu card is provided the night before and there are many choices for breakfast which you then hang outside your door. The staff were extremely helpful, a very nice gentleman even telephoned a local restaurant for us to check they were open for dinner, as it was raining and we did not want to roam the streets looking for somewhere to eat. The courtyard where the hotel is situated is very busy in the day with tourists visiting Juliet's house but at night the gate is closed and only guests are admitted so it was nice for us to get our own photos without all the crowds. We have a wonderful stay here and were delighted with our suite and would highly recommend it to everyone.
"The place to stay! "
We were a bit nervous about choosing this Hotel for our silver wedding anniversary with all the reviews regarding the noise from the visitors to this famous courtyard. However it seems to be well managed and our room faced the street. Verona is generally noisy, we had a noisy drain inspection two mornings just under our balcony, so you can never win. We never saw the same staff from day to day, however they were all a mixed bag of friendliness. Our room was great, bathroom was a little tired but v clean. We had breakfast in our room, which was great. There isn't a restaurant so all the food comes from local producers. We couldn't believe how they were able to keep scrambled eggs, tea and coffee still hot. We'd love to go again!
Sogno is 'dream' in Italian, and this lovely property certainly lives up to its name. For someone more used to large, anonymous hotels born out of multi-national chains and paid for by air miles, this little boutique oasis is a wonderful change. People on TripAdvisor have complained that it doesn't have a restaurant, or a bar, or many other things you might find elsewhere, but that's made pretty obvious on the website. This was our first stop on a whirlwind tour of Italy, which took in Verona, Florence, much of Tuscany, Rome and Pisa. At the end of our road trip, my wife summed up our collective opinion; that this ought to have been our last stop so as to leave on a high. She's always right, so I can't argue. We arrived, as suggested by the hotel on booking, at the car park of Teatro Nuovo, and phoned the hotel. Within two minutes, we were met by a member of staff, and taken to the hotel on foot (much of central Verona is a pedestrian zone). It was no more than a five-minute walk, and I was grateful I had paid the extra to have the car parked safely for me after a five-hour drive. The entrance to the hotel is through the Romeo & Juliet Courtyard, which, obviously, is a huge tourist attraction, but once past the crowds you are welcomed impeccably at the small reception desk where you have to give your mandatory (in Italy) passport details and a credit card number. The rather small, slow lift took us up to the fourth floor, where our La Luna suite awaited us. A fabulous room, beautifully appointed with period furniture, immaculately clean, and a large bathroom with Jacuzzi tub for good measure. We were informed that we would need to place our breakfast order (to be served in our room), before we turned in that night, and after that, we were left in peace to relax in one of the most beautifully thought out, presented and furnished hotel rooms I have stayed in. The location of Il Sogno means you are right in the heart of Verona, and every shop, bar or restaurant (or photo opportunity) is within a few steps. The location is absolutely spot on. The courtyard adjacent to the hotel's entrance is inevitably busy until 7.30pm, when the gates are closed, and you can soak up the atmosphere of one little (yet famous) piece of Italy in relative tranquillity. Never mind Shakespeare having not visited Verona, and never mind 'Juliet's balcony' was only stuck on the wall 400 years after the Bard died. It's fiction, but so what' The magic is there for all but the most cynical. The people of Verona are charming and polite, the prices at the local restaurants and bars represent very good value for money, and with every street corner you turn you discover something new (or should that be old). When our breakfast arrived the next morning, it was exactly as we had asked, beautifully presented and the little china lids on the coffee cups (to keep them hot) was a new one on me. Check-out was reluctant on my part as I could have easily stayed a few more nights here, but it was also simple and efficient, and we were again escorted to the secure garage to collect our car and move on to our next destination. Anyone who cannot appreciate the attention to detail of this hotel, and what its very essence is, should from the start have chosen a larger hotel, with 24/7 room service, all-you-can-eat all-day buffets, buy-one get-one-free bar prices and a few slot machines in the background. Il Sogno is a very special little hotel, with charming staff and a wonderful flair that only the Italians can manage! We will definitely return, next time for more than one night.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM