Love is forever in the air in Verona, a city steeped in history and romance. Best known for its role in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the city attracts a multinational flock of tourists to its pretty piazzas and maze-like lanes.
Beyond its Renaissance-style charm, Verona is a bustling metropolis, its core dominated by a mammoth, remarkably well-preserved 1st-century amphitheater. Throw in countless churches, awe-inspiring bridges, sumptuous food and wine, and impressive art, and the city shapes up as one of Italy’s most eclectic gems.
Brimming with timeless beauty, Verona’s hotels radiate romance and well-being and range from gorgeous townhouse boutiques to mansions that mix modern with the traditional. Here are my favorite cool and unusual hotels in Verona, Italy (in no particular order).
Hotel Indigo Verona
Impeccable service and impressive design are the hallmarks of this culturally significant property. Sculptures, oil paintings, and stunning showcases of modern art feature everywhere, making this hotel stand out among the accommodations in the area.
A sophisticated atmosphere is lent by the large antique mirrors, chandeliers, and plush sofas in the common rooms, where fresh tea, coffee, and cakes are laid out daily.
The rooms are tastefully decorated in neutral tones, and the L’Occitane toiletries in the bathrooms are lovely. Our room had exquisite views over the hotel’s landscaped garden, while others looked directly out onto Corso Porta Nuova, one of the city’s main streets.
Romantic and chic
Scenic Views of landscaped garden and Corso Porta Nuova
Limited on-site activities
Can get booked up
Hotel Milano & SPA***S
With its central location, Hotel Milano & Spa is the perfect spot to dive right into the cultural treasures of Verona. The property is clad head to toe in elegant hues, and a boho-chic ambiance characterizes the interior décor.
The indescribable view from the Terrace Arena Sky Lounge Bar & Restaurant provided endless moments of romance for my partner and me. We treated ourselves here to delightful aperitifs and classy wines and spent the night gazing across the illuminated architectural majesty of the city.
Moments of bliss await in the exclusive on-site spa, where you can take advantage of a Finnish sauna, a steam bath, an ice waterfall, and an experience shower.
Insta Worthy views of the city
Limited activities on the premises
Hotel Gabbia D'Oro
Situated on the corner of Verona’s most charming square, Piazza delle Erbe, this eclectic hotel is set in a grand 18th-century building. It includes original features such as wooden ceilings, frescoes, and antique paintings.
Owing to the hotel’s extraordinary maintenance of its traditional features, meandering through the property brings to light a relic of times gone by.
The guestrooms, adorned with oriental carpets, luxurious fabrics, and period furnishings, are teeming with elegance and sophistication. I thoroughly enjoyed the daily breakfast buffet. However, a quick stroll through the neighborhood also lands you at many quirky and traditional eateries.
Housed in an 18th-century building
Commitment to preserving its traditional features
Hotel's prime location in Piazza delle Erbe
Attractive and distinctive ambiance
Possible parking challenges
Noise levels due to the location
Boutique Hotel Trieste
This graceful boutique hotel reignites a passion for urban discovery through its charming selection of colors, sculptures, and artwork pointing to the city’s cultural roots.
The 21 stylishly designed and uniquely decorated rooms have a balcony or terrace and modern features, refreshing visuals, and high-end amenities.
I was immediately put at ease upon entering the lobby, a glamorous living room perfect for working, relaxing, and socializing.
My favorite space, however, was the exclusive Rooftop and Bar, which evolved from a relaxing space into a vibrant hub of entertainment by night.
and artwork reflect the city's cultural roots
Exclusive Rooftop and Bar
Fun and quirky place
With its timeless Veneto style, Vista Palazzo combines passions for art, music, and design to optimize a sense of luxury for guests.
I loved the cozy, old-fashioned library room, where I spent some relaxing hours reading, listening to ambient music, and savoring a delicious pot of tea. The guestrooms tell a story, and the luxury of the building’s heritage combines with contemporary comforts to balance well-being and elegance.
The on-site restaurant is imbued with a creative flair and animated by experimentation with the best local produc andto an exciting collection of Italy’s finest wines. The 360-degree view from the Infinity Bar on the rooftop terrace is magical!
Trendy and Romantic
Spa and wellness facilities
Cosy Library room
Infinity Bar on the rooftop terrace offers a 360-degree view
Not ideal for budget-conscious travelers
NH Collection Palazzo Verona
This 5-star luxury hotel is a welcoming retreat within walking distance from Verona’s many cultural attractions. The interiors preserve the heritage of the 14th-century building while adding touches of modern comfort in the form of state-of-the-art amenities and plush fabrics.
I booked one of the opulent suites with stunning views across the city’s gleaming rooftops, which was especially pretty come nighttime.
Each day was kickstarted peacefully with an expansive buffet breakfast and ended in the lavish restaurant. Here, local and national dishes were served in a quaint, traditional atmosphere.
Close to local attractions - 500 meters from Juliet's House
Housed in a 14th-century building
The hotel's restaurant offers both national and local cuisine.
Elegant and Stylish
Can get booked up
Some noise could be a disturbance
San Leonardo Suites
Located a mere 900 meters from Piazza delle Erbe, the San Leonardo Suites bring you to Verona’s most prestigious residential area.
This newly inaugurated structure is beautified by designer furnishings, creating a modern, minimalist environment. Glass, wood, and vibrant pops of color are the hallmarks of the interior aesthetic.
The suites feature pretty sprinkles of nature in the form of potted plants, which surround the seating areas and evoke a character of modern hip. Throughout the property, you will find elegant boutique décor, intimate lounging rooms, and large windows that capture stunning frames of the surrounding cityscape.
Located in one of the most prestigious residential areas of Verona
Modern and Minimalist Design
Stunning City Views
Rental bike services to explore the area
Limited On-Site Amenities
Nestled in the heart of Verona, close to the city’s beautiful landmarks, the cool and classy Hotel Firenze is the perfect spot to combine an urban retreat with a luxury getaway.
The accommodations have been crafted with high attention to detail, and the furnishings radiate elegance, sophistication, and luxury. Bespoke wall art, handcrafted carpets, and glamorous seating areas give this hotel a unique feel. My room had the added pleasure of a hydromassage tub, which induced blissful moments of wellness in the comfort of my sanctuary.
The breakfast was a delightful start to each day and consisted of homemade pastries, cakes, and brioches, accompanied by a whole host of savory options.
Central Location and rooftop terrace
Bespoke wall art
and glamorous seating areas
Presence of a Hydromassage tub
Blends a luxury stay with an urban retreat
Few on-site facilities
Hotel interior might not be to every guest's liking
Corte Realdi Verona
Experience the true essence of ‘La Dolce Vita’ at this graceful collection of luxury suites and boutique rooms in the historic heart of Verona.
Upon entering, the unique fusion of a Renaissance-era building and a modern Italian design gave me a real sense of luxury. Throughout the corridors, communal areas, guestrooms, traditional tapestries and colorful decorative objects bring a unique prestige to the property.
In terms of amenities, Corte Realdi was everything you could want from a five-star hotel, but with the seclusion and homeliness of your apartment. You are invited to awaken to charming city views on your private balcony every morning!
Historic Building with Modern Design
Authentic Italian luxury and leisure.
Traditional Decor with tapestries and colorful decorative objects
Home like feeling
Possible noise levels
Limited On-Site Dining
From the beating heart of Verona, Residenza Bonifacio welcomes guests to experience the hidden beauties of the metropolis. The rooms are furnished with elegance and are a prelude to the historical and cultural value of the city.
The wooden beamed ceilings of the 16th century have been brought to light with a recent head-to-toe revamp and now loom large over a whole host of modern, trendy décor.
I stayed in the Romeo room, which boasts a view of the central courtyard and consists of a plush bed, a lavish living area, and a modern bathroom. You can also book the Juliet room, which is romantic, enchanting, and intimate.
C entral Location
Ideal for a romantic getaway for couples
Home like feeling and some rooms have four poster beds
L imited On-Site Amenities
Possible noise levels
Relais Balcone di Giulietta
This privileged residence is housed in the courtyard that overlooks the world’s most famous balcony: That of the love story of Romeo and Juliet.
I thought Relais Balcone di Giulietta was the perfect base camp for discovering the city at a fast pace, with almost all the landmarks reachable by foot.
The 16 elegantly furnished rooms boast a refined style, where 17th-century frescoes, designer pieces, and handcrafted furnishings stand side by side, with an unparalleled view of Juliet’s balcony setting the backdrop.
Owing to its supreme location, from the hotel, you can simply meander through the surrounding streets, and stumble across a few mouth-watering dishes in local restaurants.
Prime Location in heart of Verona
The hotel is located in a courtyard with views of Juliet and Romeo's renowned balcony
Crowded tourist area
Nestled in a leafy residential area a short stroll from Osteria Sottocosta Plaza, this stunning hotel immerses guests in Verona’s cultural panache.
It is a quaint bed-and-breakfast-style lodge where every room pairs traditional elements with modern hues and tells a unique story. I loved the graceful decorative objects around the property, from the musical instruments to the boutique décor.
Each unit boasts a minibar, a fridge, tea and coffee-making facilities and a flat-screen HDTV with satellite channels. Being surrounded by greenery certainly made me feel pleasantly detached from the hustle and bustle of city life.
S ituated in a peaceful and tranquil environment
Easy access to local attractions
Presence of graceful decorative objects
Potential noise levels
Limited on-site activities
Cool and Chic Hotels in Verona Compared
Here are the top 12 cool and unusual hotels in Verona, which you can easily sort by a range of criteria, including price range, amenities, proximity to activities, and nearby dining choices:
|Hotel Name||Location||Price Range (per night)||Fitness Facilities||Distance to Attractions (km)||Nearby Restaurants|
|Hotel Indigo Verona||Corso Porta Nuova 105||$524-$571||No||1.1||3|
|Hotel Milano & SPA***S||Vicolo Tre Marchetti 11||$791-$1922||No||0.5||3|
|Hotel Gabbia D'Oro||Corso Porta Borsari 4||$870-$886||No||0.6||3|
|Boutique Hotel Trieste||Corso Porta Nuova 57||$458-$480||No||0.95||2|
|Vista Palazzo||3 Corticella Leoni||$2983||Yes||0.7||3|
|NH Collection Palazzo Verona||Via Adua 6||$684-$710||No||0.5||1|
|San Leonardo Suites||2 Via San Leonardo||$582-$685||No||1.0||2|
|Hotel Firenze||Corso Porta Nuova 88||$292||No||1.3||3|
|Corte Realdi Verona||35 Via Roma Primo Piano||$204-$221||No||0.8||2|
|Residenza Bonifacio||Vicolo Samaritana 14||$149-$151||No||0.75||2|
|Relais Balcone di Giulietta||Via Cappello 23 - Cortile di Giulietta||$336-$708||No||0.7||2|
|Musicisti House||Via Giovanni da Palestrina 22,||$48-$61||No||2.0||2|
Scott Balaam – writer and photographer
Scott started his travelling life back in 1999, when he headed off on a solo jaunt to South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia with just a backpack, a camera and a spirit for adventure. After that, the travel bug bit hard and now he is always seeking to head off somewhere new. Over the years he has lived in Italy, Qatar, Australia, Ireland, UK and the USA but his spiritual home will always be Rome as this is the city which most satisfies his unrelenting thirst for culture, good food and great football. In his spare time Scott loves nothing better than to be behind the camera and also runs his own blog and Instagram page. He also counts Melbourne, the rest of Italy, Amsterdam, USA, Athens, Cape Town and Tel Aviv among his favourite places. Find Scott on Linkedin, Instagram, or Twitter.