Having booked a last minute get away flight to Venice, the cost of hotels there was sky high, and likewise in most areas around the region. So looking further afield I came across the Best Western which had a rate that seemed too good to be true. I knew where San Bonaficio was having gone through there on a Venice-Verona train, so plumped for 3 nights here.
The location is good, San Bonifacio is around 25 minutes away from Verona by train (3.40 euros) and 50-60 minutes from Venice Mestre or Venice St Lucia (7.10 + 7.55 euros respectively) for single fare.
To get to the hotel required turning left out of the railway station, go along the pathway to the underpass going underneath the line. Although well lit at the entrance and exit, the tunnel is quite dark inside. This may be a bit unnerving for some, but I found it no issue. The hotel is no more than 10-15 minutes from the station.
The hotel was extremely welcoming. It took a matter of minutes to check in, and we were invited to a welcome drink, white wine or Prosecco, or soft drink if required, and a selection of nibbles.
I only required a single room, but it was a good experience. The bed was quite large for a single, and it was in an excellent location in the hotel, there was no noise at all from the nearby railway line or main road. A wonderfully, peaceful experience.
Although not required, breakfast would have cost 7 euros.
The only minor gripe for me would be the shower which took a good 5-10 minutes to warm up to a decent temperature, not a major issue though.
San Bonifacio is quite a small town. Most shops including the nearby Eurospar and Prix supermarkets close by 8pm, and very few places remained open, a handful of bars, restaurants etc. If you need other food or drinks if arriving later than 8pm, I'd suggest bringing them with you from the town/city you're arriving from.
The train service is a little patchy if you need to catch early flights out, so bear this in mind if you don't have a car.
All in all a good experience, and at an extremely low price compared to the major cities of Verona and Venice. I'd definitely look to stay here again if visiting the region. less
Soave F, Proprietario at Best Western Soave Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for choosing us and for telling in detail your experience at our hotel.
I do not understand what the problem could have been that slowed down the arrival of hot water as she wished she was in the shower ... it's a mystery since nobody has complained about this.