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The Gallery Museum Palazzo Valenti Gonzaga in Mantua The Gallery Museum Valenti Gonzaga is located in the most representative part of the piano nobile. The property consist of more than 500 square meters; they are structured as an open-space composed by the entrance hall or "Gallery" , the "Camerone del Figliuol Prodigo", the "Chapel", the “Stanza del trionfo del Tempo sulla Fama" and the "Stanza degli Stemmi."
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
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WingedEye wrote a review Oct 2019
London37 contributions77 helpful votes
There's a lot to like about this guest house (it can't be called a hotel), particularly its location. It's very close to the historic centre of Mantua, which is completely glorious, and to all the main sights. It's also undeniably very interesting to spend a night or two in a historic building of this kind. We had the enormous, vaulted cellar apartment, and it's an unusual and evocative space. Having said all that, however, I'm not sure we would rush back here. Reviews from 2018 talk with enthusiasm of the breakfast provided in the apartments, but the management has clearly decided to suspend that service, so that you have to go out and forage for breakfast in local cafes. That's fine if you're happy with the classic Italian breakfast of coffee and brioche, but not so great if you aren't. Also, although the apartments are advertised as having kitchens, that's a little misleading. (I had envisaged it as a kind of aparthotel from the description.) Our apartment had a very underpowered fridge, a kettle, and an espresso maker (with a rather ungenerous two pods). There's a hob and various empty cupboards, but there are no plates or cutlery. There's a sign saying that, if you want to use the kitchen, you should contact the management, but that seems rather a hassle if you are only there for a couple of nights. There wasn't too much sign of the free local parking listed on the site I booked from, either. The choice seemed to be either highly competitive metered street parking or a multi-storey a few blocks away. I wasn't sure that the romance of living in a historic building--or even the great location--fully compensated for all these inconveniences. The apartments are vast in terms of square metres, but the space isn't especially well thought out--there's a lovely and distinctive room, for example, the old ice room, but it's not furnished in such a way that you can actually use it. The apartment might work well for a family (there are two single bedrooms, as well as the double one), and that would presumably make it good value, but I'm not sure it really works for a couple. It isn't furnished in a way that enhances the space, either--it's all a bit 'hand me down,' as if an elderly relative had lent you their flat.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Terry E wrote a review Oct 2019
York, United Kingdom311 contributions264 helpful votes
We found it difficult to know how to contact the reception when we arrived tired after an early flight, as the main gate was locked. Happily our helpful driver phoned for us. First impressions of our Chapel Suite were mixed. The main bedroom was indeed impressive but to put modern plumbing into such an historic building, mean the other bedroom was less so and quite narrow. The staff are very helpful and welcoming. Overall, we felt it was expensive and not good value for money, when even breakfast is not provided. Improvements could be to provide more coffee for the in room machine (only enough for one cup each, each day, unless you ask for more, although there are tea bags too). The bathroom was big but again, some good shower gel would have been better than the small tablets of soap. There is noise of scraping furniture and footfall from the floor above, late afternoon and in the morning. Lightbulbs needed replacing in one of the bedside lights. Position in Mantova is good and the whole old town is easy to reach. However if you need a taxi, as we did one rainy evening, the automated phone system to call one is challenging if you don’t speak Italian. We Googled how to do it but the sequence we encountered didn’t match the expected one, as the weather made the service busy. Happily a member of staff happened to be available to help. Impressive Palazzo but we would try an hotel next time. Not an unpleasant stay at all and the staff are so welcoming but have had much better value for money.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled
4 Helpful votes
Mike R wrote a review Oct 2019
Colchester, UK160 contributions119 helpful votes
The Palazzo Valenti Gonzaga offers three modern third-floor apartments as well as its historic attractions. The one we stayed in was large and very comfortably furnished, with a superb bathroom, two televisions and a kitchen with the essential coffee-maker and kettle (though full use could be arranged for anyone wanting to self-cater). Spotlessly cleaned every day and the reception staff could not have been more helpful, advising on the best Mantuan attractions (well worth buying a Mantua Pass from the Tourist Info Centre) and restaurants, even getting us a reservation at a very popular one. Would certainly stay here again when visiting Mantua.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Although there is no noise from within the building, Mantuan church bells can catch one unawares...
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coconutugly wrote a review Oct 2019
Marbella, Spain1394 contributions426 helpful votes
I must admit to changing the bookings a couple of times, wasn’t sure if we were to be 2 or 3 people. It landed up just my son and I. Eventually I booked a non refundable option and got the apartment. I don’t remember seeing a photo of it, all I can say is that we definitely didn’t see the “beauty and all that goes along with it” like in other reviews. We did NOT have breakfast, infact breakfast is not offered and you have to go down the street a 100m to eat something. On Sundays the cafe was closed and I was stuck 😬The checkin was friendly and quick, but we never saw the reception again or anyone at all for 3 days. There is a number you can call if you need anything. The apartment is big , but it gets a tad chilly though, has a kitchen which we didn’t use and a washing machine. We didn’t use that either. It was always clean, with a big bathroom (no bath unfortunately), always clean towels etc: the only thing was that it was lonely. We never saw a soul the entire weekend. I believed that we would be part of what others wrote about: lavish interiors and decorated ceilings and breakfasts in a stunning setting. Having said that: location was superb, there are 2 carparks 5 min walk away (one pay and one free).... there is no parking on site. Lovely restaurants nearby but do book. They get snapped up. I will be honest in saying that I booked accommodation that really was cheap for 3 nights, so I cannot complain, and just being in Italy makes me very happy. Do consult the reception if you are wanting a more cosy stay, perhaps in the other part of the building.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Igor Petricek wrote a review Jul 2019
Zagreb, Croatia2 contributions
If you want to stay in a 400 years old HALL, not room, stay at Valenti Gonzaga museum. And another room in suite is a former chapel, adorned with real Flemish frescoes and chubby stucco angels. Staff more than friendly, garage available on premises. Try Osteria dell Oca nearby, great local food.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled
US$154 - US$156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ItalyLombardyProvince of MantuaMantua
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casa Museo Palazzo Valenti Gonzaga
Which popular attractions are close to Casa Museo Palazzo Valenti Gonzaga?
Nearby attractions include Palazzo Valenti Gonzaga (0.01 km), Salumeria Giovanni Bacchi (0.4 km), and Pescherie di Giulio Romano - Rio (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Casa Museo Palazzo Valenti Gonzaga?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, breakfast buffet, and breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Casa Museo Palazzo Valenti Gonzaga?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Casa Museo Palazzo Valenti Gonzaga?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Casa Museo Palazzo Valenti Gonzaga?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lo Scalco Grasso - Osteria Contemporanea, Osteria dell'Oca, and Antica Osteria ai Ranari.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Casa Museo Palazzo Valenti Gonzaga?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Casa Museo Palazzo Valenti Gonzaga?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palazzo Te (0.9 km), Palazzo Ducale di Mantova (0.8 km), and Piazza Virgiliana (0.9 km).
Is Casa Museo Palazzo Valenti Gonzaga accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.