Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Review: Byblos Art Hotel - Verona

We stayed at the Byblos Art Hotel, a leading small hotel of the world, and boy is it a leading hotel. Not only is the setting absolutely stunning, on a hill just outside of Verona in an old villa but then inside is a delight. The service was great, breakfast was a feast and dinner was fab. Plus they provide a shuttle service in and out of Verona making staying a little further away not a problem at all.

Our room was a riot of colour but put together beautifully. I love bold colours so this suited me to a tee. The bed was big, and comfortable plus the bathroom huge and really well equipped (bar the hairdryer which was like all hotel hairdryers I have ever experienced, pants).

All around the hotel are various artworks, I have a whole other post about the artworks because they really were stunning and exciting to see too! but below just a small example of how the fabulous old architecture was mixed with modern art.

And then there was the pool... Oh sweet delight when it was nearing 40C (over 100F) on Saturday and Sunday! We spent most of Saturday afternoon relaxing in the sunshine and frolicking in the pool.

The gardens were beautiful, so verdant and full of fabulously scented herbs which left the air smelling sweet.

Finally one of the art pieces, a painted bronze orchid by Mark Quinn. Truly beautiful, the colours popped out.

In short a hotel I would absolutely recommend, for it's service, for the luxury, for the beauty and for being such an escape from the humdrum of normal life, which was really just what I needed right now.


Krystal said...

this looks like such an adorable hotel!

Joan Hunter Dunn said...

Oh wow - and it has a swimming pool... Hotel Perfection.

MischiefbyLoki said...

This is just lovely. What an amazing place.

Spare Thoughts said...

Gorgeous - bookmarked for honeymoon possibilities! ;)

agirl said...

Duly bookmarked my dear. Looks a perfect place to escape to.

Gaynor said...

Looks wonderful; I would love to go to Verona too.

Going to Italy in 2 weeks but will be down in Tuscany.

Rosalie said...

Just catching up with all my blogs after four months! But wow this looks amazing, definitely one for the wish list one day, lucky you :)

Marie said...

@Krystal - It really was, especially as it wasn't too big

@Joan - Absolutely hotel perfection, plus the weather to swim outside :)

@Kristi - Truly amazing

@My Spare Thoughts - Go! It would be amazing for a honeymoon. Plus Italy really is just beautiful and you're so close to so many other beauty spots there.

@agirl - yes, perfect to escape and forget real life...

@Gaynor - Have a fabulous time in Italy!

@Rosalie - Lovely to have you back, I would recommend it for the wish list for sure

Becky said...

Looks absolutely fabulous!