When we first signed up for Bob and Jenny's B&B we paid for, and expected, a private room with a private bathroom. I can't say that we didn't get both. We got a private bedroom with a locked door, and our own bathroom, but that was only because the other couple staying in the apartment had a private bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. The bathroom we got was pointed right in the direction of the other couples room and there was no extra door buffering our waking-up routine, which did make our waking up routine an uncomfortable one. That is about my only complaint.
Bob and Jenny run a tight ship. They are a really nice and easygoing couple who welcome people into their home and try to make it the most comfortable atmosphere possible. I can't, in honesty, say that staying in a place without a completely separate bathroom is comfortable, or that walking in on strangers when they are having dinner isn't awkward, but I can say that the B&B is tip top clean, the beds are cozy and when we were finally not sharing the space, it was heaven. I am not sure what their other spaces are like, but the one we stayed in was gorgeous. I'd stay there again in a second if I had kids or if we were with another couple. The apartment is perfect for it, and it is mainly self-sufficient. They serve cereal, yogurt, toast, coffee, tea and milk and there is a fridge, stove and sink so that you can prepare your own meals and eat at a table.
Getting to the location can be confusing. We walked from the train station to the address (about 20 minutes) but the B&B is located in a triplex. Bob offered to pick us up at the train station, but we insisted on walking. I now insist that you let Bob pick you up so that you can get the lay of the land.
Other than issues I've stated, it's a wonderful and quiet little spot and we did enjoy our stay. Vicenza is located smack in the middle between Verona and Venice, which makes it ideal for anyone wishing to see those cities, explore Vicenza and maybe take in some of the surrounding towns.
Fabulous and accommodating hosts, great location, 20-minute walk to train station and to a few major Palladio sites, close to a few restaurants and cafés, a 15-minute walk to the heart of Vicenza.
This was a good location to be. It is a short 10 minute walk to the Corso Palladio entrance through a porto. The deceiving part is this is not a B&B, but an apartment in an apartment building having 10 units. The owner does not live on the premises.
The apartment has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms/cameras. Very clean and modernized in recent years.
The bedrooms are big and the bathrooms also large. An open area having the living room and kitchen connecting is large. If you have only one other person staying there at the same time, it does not seem to be a problem. You could rent to whole place for probably 75 Euro.
Parking in a garage is available and 1/2 block away. Most times you could also park on the street, because spaces are open sometimes.
A small grocery is 1/2 block and the pizza restaurante is one block away, and the inner ring street is 2 blocks. Very convenient location. Cristian Bedin is a charming and friendly person, who also is a hair dresser. Only 50 Euro a night for the larger bedroom, but to us US travleres, that ws $80 a nite; still cheap by Europe standards. I shop hard for bargins.
This is like getting into Fort Knox. When you ring the hopefully-correct doorbell at 140, Bob the expat American will come down to greet you. He will take you up and down stairs to get to your room and introduce you to his Asian partner.
The rooms are airy and there is space to put your luggage and clothing and you share a kitchen, dining room, shower and toilet.
I wouldn't get too excited about it but it is well located for most of the attractions in Vicenza which is an easy town to get around.
You get a cluster of three keys to operate the various doors but you get used to that. Breakfast can be shared with Bob or have it on your own and there is a TV there but it's also shared so don't count on watching what you want and the channel numbers are limited compared to what you get in hotels.
One thing it did have was an excellent library if you wish to while away snowbound hours.
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