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B&B Il Geco In Arena
Ranked #153 of 432 Verona B&B and Inns
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I have spent 5 nights in this hotel.
I was looking forward to this trip in Verona (We celebrated this new year night there).
When we arrived the all was so nice! Nice smell... Smiling owner...
But then my opinion about the hotel and the owner was changed.
1. Our room was cleaned only just one time during 5 nights!
2. We didn't have hot water during 2 evenings and nights and 1 morning. Was it adequate? No! I didn't have a shower because water was so cold!
3. Wi-fi... We had to "enjoy" the speed about 40-50 kbit/sec or less... I couldn't even read received letters in my mailbox. And this wi-fi didn't work the whole evening one time.
4. The owner was absent in the hotel the all time. We couldn't ask him to decide the all problems because we couldn't (look at point 3 about wi-fi and there is no telephone in the room).
5. Uncomfortable mattress, small thin pillows, creaky bed.
6. There is no cafeteria. The breakfast consists of some cookies, coffee, milk, two little cans of juice. It costs 9 euro. And you have to eat it in your room. There is no kitchen.
7. There is no good cafe or restaurants near the hotel.
8. I would close my eyes for this problems... But the owner Gabriel... After our departure he wrote the letter to my mail that he was sorry about water, Internet, etc and he wanted to back some money to me. Ok. I wrote him my bank account details and he had gone. After some time he wrote me that he received a bad review of anonym and he thought that I had written it (but this wasn't I). That's why he wouldn't apologize and wouldn't give my money for the all problems. Was it ok? No! It's terrible to behave himself! He blamed me!!! I was a guest who paid him for 5 nights 475 euro (plus 25 euro city tax) and I mustn't have heard accusing to me if he hadn't to back money.

Ok. Verona is amazing city! There are a lot of amazing places! You should visit this city but not to stay in this hotel because his owner is too unkind and not hardworking. This hotel doesn't cost such money.

P.s. There lived some insect in the bathroom near the ceiling... I don't know what's it's name but it looks brrrr...

Stayed: January 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 December 2015

II geco in Arena is a small hotel in Borgo Roma, south Verona. The Rooms are cool and stylish and there is an excellent rooftop terrace looking out over the city towards Central Verona. The surrounding area is quiet with many small café bars and restaurants. The walk into central Verona takes about 30 minutes and there are plenty of busses if you don't want to walk.
The owner Gabriele is very friendly and knowledgeable and also speaks very good English.
Highly recommended!! I always stay here whenever I am in Verona, which is very often.

  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

I have been guest of Geco in arena for 2 weeks and i never felt like in an anonymous hotel. Gabriele (the owner) was always kind and helpful.
Lovely & clean rooms, clean & comfortable beds, spacious and clean private bathroom. The breakfast is fantastic, choice of natural healthy food and beverages.
The rooftop has any amazing view of Verona, i can't forget the the sunshine!!
The location is very close to train station and bus stop to the old city which lasts about 5 minutes. Nice restaurants and take away food store next by.
Free Wi-Fi is very reliable & very appreciated.
Free fruit available in common area. Very cheap extra services like dry cleaner or private car (with driver).
I have been in Verona several times and definitively Geco in Arena is the best B&B whom i was guest of.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

We just finished our four night stay in the Liston room.

ROOM: Very clean, tastefully decorated although a bit stuffy as it is on the ground floor and there is not much natural light in the room. You do have your own private entrance though as you are on the ground floor. The room comes with a hair dryer and fridge. There is an air con/heater in the room that you can adjust to your preferred temperature. Toiletries are limited to an organic soap. It's very quiet and the bed is quite comfortable.

INTERNET: It does not work in the Liston room so you will have to either go up to the terrace or sit on the stairs where the signal is strong.

LOCATION: The B and B is located outside of the city center--3 km from the old city gate. Although you can catch many buses that go to the city center and the station from a bus stop close to the B and B, the schedule at the bus stop is not accurate and you may find yourself waiting for a bus for a long time. Coming back on the bus from the city center--there is only one bus--no. 92 that will take you somewhere along via. Scuderlando where you will then have to walk to the B and B.

It is of course possible to walk to the city center if you are feeling up to it--the walk, however, is not a scenic one as you must spend some time along an expressway.

BREAKFAST: Although it is called a B and B it is a bit misleading as the breakfast is of the prepackaged variety--we were told the products were organic however if that is important to you.

PROPRIETOR: Friendly and gave some helpful suggestions. Picked us up at the train station on our arrival day.

Although we had a good sleep and didn't mind the walk into the city center and back we would likely stay somewhere closer to the city center next time around.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Il_Geco_in_Arena, Owner at B&B Il Geco In Arena, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2014
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Ammetto che sono un pò amareggiato nel leggere questa recensione, da ospiti che ho coccolato forse più di altri proprio perchè venivano da molto distante e lei era in dolce attesa.
Il Geco si trova a 3km dal centro, è palese...un dato di fatto,si vede benissimo dalle mappe dove mi trovo e non posso spostarlo ;)

Se mi chiedi esplicitamente l'ingresso indipendente, significa che la camera può esser solo al piano terra, come potrebbe esser altrimenti non essendo in un condominio bensì una casa terra/cielo? è come volere l'attico al primo piano...non capisco.

Internet funziona in tutta la mia struttura, vano scale, spazi comuni e terrazza panoramica (4 piani fuori terra) , fatalità e accidenti alla rete WiFi in quella settimana non so perchè funzionava poco coi dispositivi Android al piano terra, ma appena si usciva dalla camera e si entrava nel vano scale cominciava a riprendere bene(problema risolto)

Ogni camera è dotata di condizionatore Daikin Inverter con regolazione indipendente del clima (caldo/freddo e umidità)...santo cielo, vi assicuro che anche se ha tanti tasti il telecomando è molto intuitivo e lo sa usare anche mia mamma (in ogni caso basta chiedere ci mancherebbe).

Il Geco dista esagero 70metri dalla fermata bus su via Scuderlando, nei giorni feriali passa un bus ogni 15minuti per il centro e il tragitto è di 12minuti, di notte passa invece il 92 fino alle 00:20 .

La colazione è preconfezionata, lo dico ed è scritto sul mio sito chiaramente :"Vivrete la colazione come momento riservato e informale, un intimo risveglio, senza doversi vestire o avere impegni di orario. Mi piace l'idea di potersi regalare sopratutto al mattino appena svegli, quei momenti di relax e semplicità, come sorseggiare un succo di frutta stando ancora a letto, un caffè appena usciti dalla doccia o nei periodi estivi consumare la colazione sul terrazzo.
Nel corner breakfast, presente in ogni camera, sono a disposizione solo prodotti biologici certificati, con particolare attenzione alle eventuali intolleranze o esigenze personali.
Succhi di sola frutta al 100%, latte di soia o mandorla, crostatine di farro e kamut con zucchero integrale, biscotti dolcificati al miele e pappa reale, plum cake al grano saraceno senza glutine, yogurt di capra e frutta di stagione, sono alcuni esempi di prodotti per la colazione.
Avendo due colossi dolciari come Bau.. e Palua.. a Verona, potevo optare per i loro pandorini e cornetti a colazione, ma per coerenza biologica a quello che il Geco vuole offrire, non mi sembra il caso .

Vi ho fatto servizio navetta gratuitamente per la stazione ferroviaria, vi ho organizzato sempre gratuitamente e con la mia auto una visita in una azienda vitivinicola per degustare il Soave e il Valpolicella...

Nella speranza invece di avervi ancora ospiti, ringrazio per il vostro commento che mi ha dato modo di puntualizzare e buon rientro a casa (scusate se mi son dilungato troppo)

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Reviewed 29 September 2012

We stayed here for one night on our way to Tuscany. We arrived in the early evening, having driven from southern Germany. The owner, Gabriel, was waiting for us and, despite a leg injury, did his best to show us the B&B's facilities. We were very impressed with the eco-friendly design of the premises and, while others may prefer a more traditional Italian style decor, we were very happy with what we found. We ate at a local restaurant and returned to the B&B to take advantage of the view of Verona offered by the roof terrace and a botle of wine which we purchased from Gabriel. The only disappointment of the experience was breakfast. This consisted of pre-packed Italian-style croissants and biscuits. The coffee machine/water boiler allowed us a cup of tea and a cup of cappucino each. This had to be consumed in the room, as there is no breakfast room as such.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about B&B Il Geco In Arena

Address: Via Luciano Marchi 6, 37135, Verona, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Verona > Verona
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Ranked #153 of 432 B&Bs / Inns in Verona
Price Range: ₹ 5,962 - ₹ 7,453 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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