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Via Fratelli Bandiera 20, 46100, Mantua Italy
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#6 of 91 in Mantua
The beauty and peaceful quality of this house will make your holiday unforgettable. The house is located in the historical center of Mantova so that you can take a nice walk or a cultural and/or gastronomic visit in town. Coming back home it will always be a pleasure to find the same fascinating feeling of the ancient town.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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, French, Spanish
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Kate45 wrote a review Feb 2022
Yorkshire98 contributions120 helpful votes
My friend and I stayed 2 nights in this fantastic palazzo. It is only a short walk from the station and also handy for the centre of Mantua too (being only a small city). Luciana and her son Claudio were super hosts and nothing was to much trouble. We had come as part of an art trip and Claudio kindly organised a wonderful guide, Cristina, who took us to Palazzo Te and the Ducale Palace and explained all their history. Thanks all three of you for making our visit to your beautiful city so exciting and interesting.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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mb74_england wrote a review Nov 2021
London, United Kingdom2262 contributions356 helpful votes
What a great stay in this beautiful 14th century palazzo, only a short stroll from the centre. Upon arrival, Claudio was waiting at the entrance. I arrived a little early but I was offered a coffee and a brief history of the palazzo (which has been owned by the family since 1961) while my room (which was huge, with high ceilings and a 14th century door, which you don’t come across in a hotel too often!) was being cleaned. The palazzo was adorned with paintings, grand fireplaces and colourful sculptures. I was well looked after (like a duke) and even enjoyed a bottle of iced Prosecco by the roaring, log fire. Claudio and his mum were both lovely. Step back in time and immerse yourself in this beautiful, historic palazzo. You won’t be disappointed. I certainly hope to return!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled
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bobandrewsjr wrote a review Dec 2019
Orinda, California212 contributions137 helpful votes
As others have noted, the Arrivabene (which is the name of a prominent Italian family) is a spectacular palazzo that was built in the 15th century. The current owners purchased it in 1961 as a family home and Luciana and her son Claudio now run it as a B&B with 3 bedrooms. Luciana is a wonderful, elegant woman and gracious host (as someone else said, she is reminiscent of Grace Kelly) who loves to talk about the palazzo, albeit in Italian. Claudio speaks perfect English and is the one you will rely for advice about parking, restaurants and any other information you need. This was truly one of the most special B&B/hotel experiences my wife and I have ever had and we hope to return to Mantua (which is a great city BTW), if only to stay at the Arrivabene. Two final notes - they are cash only/no credit cards and be aware that there are quite a few steps (no elevator).
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Date of stay: December 2019
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mkg2805 wrote a review Oct 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia151 contributions80 helpful votes
We stayed at Palazzo Arrivabene for a long weekend and adored it. First, Mantova exceeded our expectations itself, but being with Claudio and Luciana at this gorgeous place was divine. The building, part of the 15c palazzo, is beautiful. The rooms are cosy and well appointed. We were lucky to have a wonderful big bathroom with great bathtub a stall shower. Breakfasts are amazing, the advice always spot on, and Claudio got us reservations every night at his favorite restaurants...not always easy! Can’t recommend more highly! Perfect location on a quiet street, but central. Bliss!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled
2 Helpful votes
Daniel R wrote a review Jul 2019
1 contribution2 helpful votes
Beautiful historic building converted into a hotel. A cross between a boutique hotel & a B&B. Breakfast was ample and delicious. They have a great balcony. Almost wish that it was converted into something where you could have an aperitivo or a Spritiz. Truly lovely stay and a very warm hostess.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Trip type: Travelled
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US$141 - US$162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Palazzo Arrivabene
Which popular attractions are close to Palazzo Arrivabene?
Nearby attractions include Basilica di Sant'Andrea di Mantova (0.3 km), Museo di Palazzo d'Arco (0.2 km), and Piazza delle Erbe (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Palazzo Arrivabene?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Palazzo Arrivabene?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Palazzo Arrivabene?
Conveniently located restaurants include Osteria Da Giannino, Sucar Brusc - Ristorante Mantova, and Gelateria Loggetta.
Is Palazzo Arrivabene located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Mantua.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Palazzo Arrivabene?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Palazzo Arrivabene?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palazzo Te (1.3 km), Palazzo Ducale di Mantova (0.6 km), and Piazza Virgiliana (0.4 km).