Rooms under £100: Verona

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the home of Romeo and Juliet and world-famous opera — let Verona seduce youThursday, 19 February 2015

Residenza Madonna.
Residenza Madonna.
photo by Residenza Madonna.

01 Residenza Madonna
It doesn't get more atmospheric than this Renaissance palazzo on Piazza delle Erbe, Verona's prettiest square. Five self-catering apartments overlook the piazza, styled chic but simple to let the original features — exposed brick and stone walls, chunky beams and even Renaissance frescoes — do the talking. Doubles from £63. madonnaverona.com

Hotel Mastino. Image: Hotel Mastino
Hotel Mastino. Image: Hotel Mastino

02 Hotel Mastino
It's located above a McDonald's, but don't let that put you off; the Mastino's cosy rooms (request a 'modern' rather than 'classic' one) have been slickly renovated with neutral palettes, hardwood floors and chic, striped curtains. A nearby building houses a fantastic little spa, too. Doubles from £62. hotelmastino.it

Hotel Milano. Image: Hotel Milano
Hotel Milano. Image: Hotel Milano

03 Hotel Milano
Pillow menus, chromotherapy showers and a hot tub on the roof overlooking the Roman arena — Hotel Milano is not your standard three-star. Some of its sunny rooms overlook main square Piazza Bra; but even the viewless ones have feature wallpaper and crystal chandeliers. Doubles from £68. hotelmilano-vr.it

Hotel Aurora. Image: Hotel Aurora
Hotel Aurora. Image: Hotel Aurora

04 Hotel Aurora
There's a rustic feel to this family-run hotel overlooking Piazza delle Erbe, with traditionally styled rooms and flowers by the bed (although some have racy peekaboo showers and mood lighting). Don't fret if you don't get a balcony room — the hotel's crowning glory is a large terrace. Doubles from £70, B&B. hotelaurora.biz

Published in the March 2015 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK)

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