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The Luxury Hotel Insider: Exclusive luxury hotel deals, features and special rates from the luxury hotel experts at Five Star Alliance.
Named one of Tripbase's Best Luxury Travel Blogs for 2011, below are Five Star Alliance's newest articles featuring exclusive information on luxury hotels worldwide including special offers and deals at the world's best hotels.

| By: Rachael Weir

Situated in the ancient city of Verona, Palazzo Victoria provides a quintessential Veronese setting infused with contemporary design and modern amenities. Located directly on the main street of Corso di Porta Borsari, the luxury hotel is steps from the Arena. There are a variety of elegant shops and restaurants to explore nearby, as well as the Piazza delle Erbe. Continue reading below the photo.

Exterior of Palazzo Victoria

Designed in typical Veronese style, the hotel has an inner courtyard and an original Zen garden. Throughout the property there are social spaces designed for guests to gather, such as an area with a pool table and the large contemporary lobby. There are ancient Roman remains that can be seen under the hotel, and within the building there are medieval frescoes and furnishings by renowned Italian designer Gaetano Pesce. Read more below the photo.

Lobby of Palazzo Victoria

The hotel's 74 guest rooms and suites combine modern conveniences with the refined atmosphere of the city's palaces of Verona. Age-old remains, marble, warm colors, and ancient techniques combine with incomparable views of the historic city. Continue reading below the photo.

Guest room at the Palazzo Victoria

For dining, Borsari 36 provides a gastronomic journey with a show kitchen, a window in the floor featuring views of Roman remains below, and air filled with the aromas of olive trees, fresh flowers, rosemary, sage, and basil. The chef-prepared cuisine is a modern interpretation of classic Italian traditions, including fresh grilled meats off an open barbeque, and either homemade pastas or artisinal dried pasta by Verrigna. 

Just outside of Verona begins the Valpolicella wine region which stretches west to Lake Garda. Renowned for classic reds that pair well with the region's hearty cuisine, the area offers a variety of vineyards to visit, as well as rustic osterie and family-run agriturismi. 

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| By: Rachael Weir

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Set on the shores of Lago di Garda, the Grand Hotel Fasano offers guests a luxurious retreat with an emphasis on service, fine cuisine, and wellness. Originally the hunting lodge of the Austrian royal family, the property has a comfortable climate year-round, as well as the recently opened AQVA PARC, which is an open-air wellness area connected to the AQVA Spa with a heated infinity pool, cooler sport pool, and a children's area with a waterslide. Continue reading below the photo.

AQVA PARC Pool at Grand Hotel Fasano

Providing an ideal retreat for gourmands, the Grand Hotel Fasano has four gourmet restaurants as well as Bar La Terrazza, led by Chef de cuisine Matteo Felter, a young and talented chef from the Lake Garda region. His cuisine combines the traditional Italian dishes from northern Italy with creative and innovative twists, providing a unique dining experience that is both classic and modern. The property's Restaurant Il Fagiano features a romantic setting with a lake shore location and candlelit terrace. Read more below the photo of Restaurant Il Fagiano. 

Ristorante Il Fagiano at Grand Hotel Fasano

Ristorante Magnolia is named after the two ancient magnolia trees outside, and serves a lunch menu of homemade pastas, starters, and grilled main courses in fine Italian tradition with locally-sourced ingredients. Trattoria Il Pescatore specializes in Mediterranean fare with an emphasis on fresh fish, and La Darsena is located in a restored old house a short drive from the property with a lakeside, modern setting, as well as moorings for arrivals by boat. Continue reading below the photo of La Darsena.

La Darsena at Grand Hotel Fasano

The lakeside Bar La Terrazza serves lunchtime meals including light dishes such as salads, along with homemade pastas, and barbecued fish and meats. Continue below the photo of Bar La Terrazza. 

Bar La Terrazza at Grand Hotel Fasano

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| By: Rachael Weir

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Set along the shores of Lake Garda, Grand Hotel Fasano is a historic luxury hotel offering scenic mountain and lake views. Originally built in 1888 as a hunting lodge for the Austrian imperial family, the hotel provides a picturesque lakeside location with centuries old grounds, and ornate architectural details, infused with modern comforts. 

The Grand Hotel Fasano

The hotel's opulent guest rooms and suites have an elegant color palette of creams and golds with gilded accents and large windows providing views of the lake. There's also minibars, LCD TVs, safes, and balconies and select rooms. The Suites have larger spaces, along with separate lounge areas. Read more below the image.

Superior Room at the Grand Hotel Fasano

For dining, Il Fagiano Ristorante features the creative cuisine of Chef Matteo Felter, a Lake Garda native. Serving a modern take on the lake region's traditional cuisine, there's a contemporary mix of flavors and textures. During the summer months, the restaurant has a terrace, providing an exclusive setting with fragrant flowers and lake views. Continue reading below the photos.

Il Fagiano Ristorante at Grand Hotel Fasano

Il Fagiano Ristorante Exterior at Grand Hotel Fasano

Ristorante Magnolia is set on the hotel's grounds and features two ancient magnolia trees, with a menu of traditional Italian salads, pastas, and grilled main courses prepared using fresh ingredients. Read more below. 

Ristorante Magnolia at Grand Hotel Fasano

Set on a terrace, Trattoria Il Pescatore specializes in Mediterranean-inspired fresh fish dishes, while La Darsena Shore Club & Restaurants is located in a restored old house on the lake serving chef prepared Lake Garda classics. Continue reading below the photos. 

La Darsena at Grand Hotel Fasano

The hotel's Aveda spa offers a variety of services and treatments designed to maintain balance of the body and mind. There's also a wellness center with cardio machines and strength training equipment. Nearby, guests have access to exclusive skippered rental services of Frauscher boats, explore Lake Garda's cycling trails on rented mountain bikes, or golf at the Gardagolf Country Club and Arzaga Golf Club. 

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Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista offers its guests an ideal setting for relaxation in the humid area of the spa center where they can find a softly illuminated pool with hydromassage and chromotherapy, sauna, steam bath, tropical showers. The fitness corner offers professional accessories and Tecnogym fitness equipment, together with herbal teas and fresh mineral water with energizing mineral salts.

Byblos Hotel Villa Amista

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Palazzo Victoria
We at Five Star Alliance work tirelessly to ensure we bring you the best luxury hotels selection and information regarding amenities, location, and highlights so you are confident that the hotel you choose will exceed your expectations and serve your needs. Sometimes, however, you are left with a few questions that go unanswered, and that’s why we’re here. Be sure to explore our blog series Your Questions Answered to find answers to real questions submitted to us by our clients regarding traveling with kids, pets, the best beach hotels, and much more.

QUESTION: Are there connecting rooms at Palazzo Victoria in Verona, Italy?


ANSWER: In a place rich with history and cultural heritage, located in the heart of one of the most elegant cities, stands the magnificent Palazzo Victoria, a stunning palace built at the beginning of the XIV° century. Palazzo Victoria is a few steps away from everything you need and you dream. Not only a Palazzo but also a Museum where you can still feel the visible traces of the past. The hotel is the result of millenary heritage of arts, cultures, architectural innovations and style that perfectly match and live together.Palazzo Victoria
Palazzo Victoria is ideally located whether the stay is for business or pleasure. It is the perfect venue for guests looking for luxury.


As far as Connecting Rooms – Grande Deluxe Rooms can be connected to other Grande Deluxe Rooms. Rooms are decorated with local furniture from the Veneto region; they combine comfort with the most elegant style. Those rooms are an ideal choice for both leisure and business travelers; there is enough space to work and to relax. On the walls of the bedrooms, selected hand painted frescoes and classical paintings make stays unforgettable. The Grand Deluxe rooms measure around 25 square meters.

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All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person charges may apply. Please be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.

 

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Hotel Due Torri
Hotel Due Torri
 
has been known as Dell'Aquila Palace since the 14th century and was formerly owned by the prestigious Scaligeri family. In another life, the building was a residence for cardinals, bishops and famous noble Roman families. It also was home to the renowned Campana's Inn. The Hotel Due Torri is close to the Arena, the Roman amphitheatre renowned for opera, and the famous balcony of Romeo and Juliet-a meeting point for lovers of culture, arts, music, and delicious food. 

The classic and elegant style of the hotel is mirrored in the antique surrounding palaces: for example Palazzo Altemps, that dates back to the XVI century and now houses the Museo Nazionale Romano, or the Museo Napoleonico, rich of friezes and recently restored. The Hotel Due Torri has 26 rooms, designed with refined and plain style, in harmony with the Renaissance elegance of the palace. The cozy accommodations are decorated with Italian cloths in warm and restful colors. Guests can choose among single rooms, double rooms and 4 little apartments.

 

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Palazzo Arzaga

Palazzo Arzaga Hotel Spa & Golf Resort is a Renaissance mansion amidst the green hills of Lake Garda. Inside, guests will find archways, wooden ceilings, frescoes, marbles, and stuccoes. Outside is the noble Chapel and the antique courtyard. The impressive terrace is flooded by the sun from sunrise to sunset, and there is an elevated swimming pool. The resort features 84 rooms, most of them located in the main building, the Palazzo. Two separate buildings, Residenza dei Castagni and San Martino, are connected to the main building and offer English country style rooms. Many historic details of the original 15th century palace that houses the Palazzo Arzaga Hotel have been preserved. The hotel features 2 frescoed rooms which have original XVI Century fresco painting in the room or in the bathroom. Many rooms have a stunning view of the golf courses, while others enjoy a relaxing view of the gardens or the courtyard.

Palazzo Arzaga’s two signature golf courses have been designed by Jack Nicklaus II and Gary Player. The courses, the 18-hole Championship Jack Nicklaus II, and the 9-hole Gary Player, are geared to beginner and expert golfers. The recently unveiled Arzaga SPA offers multi-sensory treatments utilizing hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, and other techniques. Guests can look forward to natural thermal waters and personalized service.

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L'Albereta is situated in the centre of Lombardy, a half-an-hour drive from Brescia and Bergamo and less
than an hour from Milan and other major cities of art in North Italy.

L'Albereta

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| By: K. Clare Johnson

Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista is home to ESPACE Spa, which features features Decleor Paris, Keraskin by L'Oreal, and Tauleto wine therapy.

byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista

Fall rates at Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista start at 250 EUR Per Night >> 

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| By: K. Clare Johnson

Palazzo Victoria is ideally located a few steps away from the Arena amphitheatre, close to the main international shopping street called Via Mazzini and faces "Corso di Porta Borsari" – the characteristic street full of typical restaurants and artisan’s shops.  

Palazzo Victoria

 

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