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Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Totally OTT hotel, a bit like Las Vegas inside a beautifully restored Italian villa (but in a good way)! All facilities, we had a superior room which was a good size, huge bed (a bit hard for me), super breakfast - rather expensive restaurant but so many to chose from in Verona and villages around and about. Lovely grounds with some unexpected surprises in the hedgerows (Darth Vader) and some lovely views. Lake Garda not too far, with Lazise our favourite small town. Verona is a lovely place, interesting, ancient and fun - some must see sights, an arena older than the one in Rome, Castel Vecchio, the Basilica of Sta Anatasia, a market in the piazza at the bottom of the Via Roma and so on. Lovely sunny days with an early morning haze that could be a bit slow to clear but great for October.

Ah... well, the hotel looks stunning from the outside, and the staff are all very, very lovely (aside form the pool person who did not seem to grasp the job duties of making guests comfortable and providing towels... and also told us we were only allowed 1 towel each, outrageous for such an overprices hotel). We were given a "suite", which felt like a prison, one window, facing a bush. Pitch black, "to enjoy the interplay of light", we were told. What nonsense. We changed to an even more expensive "suite", this time with a lovely view and light. No mosquito nets on the windows, so we had to keep the windows hermetically sealed at all times, a great shame. The WC and the bidet were hillarious, or they would have been if we had not been paying so much for the pleasure. Photos attached, I am guessing noone in the hotel management team had actually tried to use one. We couldn't, so traipsed down to the lobby to use some normal loos when the need arose. This hotel made me angry... honestly. I will never go back. It is a disgrace to have the cheek to charge that much for something that poor, claiming it was "art".

There are four hotels that stand out in my life that to me are unique in the world. The Carlyle hotel New York Hotel costes Paris Allila villas ubud. Bali Peninsula hotel Los Angeles And the Byblos hotel is right up there with that group Everything is without fault The beautiful interiors The staff The gardens and pool The food It's is the most wonderful ,beautiful, hotel That brings a smile constantly to your face . Pure heaven Thank you

This is a nice villa with incredible decoration and service. The hotel has beautiful gardens, gourmet restaurant in a quiet atmosphere. It is a lifetime experience in an exceptional hotel. The place deserves 7 star after all.

We stayed at the hotel in preference to staying in the centre of Verona during the Opera Festival because the hotel had a swimming pool and garden. We were delighted with the hotel, all the staff were very welcoming, the modern art and furniture collection is wonderful and the food is very good. The pool bar staff could not have done more to ensure that we had what we wanted. The hotel shuttle into the centre of Verona was excellent, and the driver was waiting to take us back when the performance finished. We will certainly stay at the hotel again during our annual trip to the Verona Opera Festival as it makes such a difference during the heat of summer to be able to swim and enjoy the shade of a garden, which also having the convenience of a shuttle service into and out of the city.

This is our 7th or even 8th visit to the hotel - I have lost count. It just gets better and better. The new gastronomic experience is fantastic led by a new chef who deserves a Michelin star. Sublime woodland culinary experience accompanied by some of the best local wines from the Valpollicella region. And the staff remain exceptional. Of course the Verona opera is at hand to grant you one of the most romantic nights.

I had enjoy the garden, wich eas very nice to have a walk with a dog. I had stay in a lot of Small Luxury Hotels Group, but it was first one wich i didn't enjoy. It's expensive, but quality is low! I had really enjoy the breakfast! The staff are nice, but it's not big deal than you have so high price for everything. By the they, dogs allowed only to go in garden. They cant go in restaurant wich is on Terrasse, sometimes it is absolutely necessary to go without a dog, but in such restaurant normally dogs allowed! The rooms very very very old! It should not be so in 5 star hotel. About prices: 250 euro per night is fine, but: 5 euro per water 9 euro per CocaCola 15 euro per 1 glass wine 25 euro per starter 39 euro per Main dish 25 euro per one glass Macallan 12 (Wisky)- it was really funy, even in For Seasons Hotel Milano it is 15 euro)))

Visit this hotel on our culinary trip......wasn't planned. Called the very friendly reception hostess and she was very helpful . Very warm welcome. This was a small problem (miscommunication) about our arrangement but they solved it with care. As frequent Michellin visitors we can say the chef of amista 33 is very good! Very kind as well . 6 course was very very tasteful. Coming near to a gault mill recommendation and going to 1 star in the future. The classic Italian restaurant was perfect. Classic dishes...The most most most special thanks goes to the gentlemans of both restaurants. They made our stay sooooo pleasant. So from room, to restaurant, to service....all a big 8/9...except the gentlemans....they deserve a 10! The gentleman at Peter's bar as well. See you back in July 2018. Regards fam. Peulen

The grounds are beautiful, the food is excellent, and the staff is terrific! The owner is a true gentleman, molto gentile, who enjoys being able to share his extensive art collection with hotel guests. The art can sometimes be a bit overwhelming, but the hotel is very well done. A midprice room needs a place to read other than the bed. The breakfast is wonderful. The pool area attractive and so relaxing. What makes the hotel extra special is the staff!!

I stayed at this absolutely fabulous hotel for 4 nights in May 2017. I have traveled a lot around the world and I can honestly say that BYBLOS ART VILLA AMISTÀ hotel was the most special, intriguing and best-designed hotel I’ve ever stayed at. Every single detail from the driveway to the ceilings, gardens, fountains, stairs etc. was carefully designed by well know world-famous designers and architects. This hotel is not only a luxurious 5-star hotel but also a stunning, ongoing art exhibition and it, for sure, is unique and one of a kind. From the moment I stepped in, to the moment I left (and actually even after that since I left my laptop’s charger there and their shuttle bus driver kindly brought it to me to Verona city) the service was immaculate, again, 5 stars all the way! I have many food allergies so I was very impressed due to the fact that even for breakfast I got served with plenty of various bread, biscuits, pastries etc that were gluten free. Furthermore, I loved the fact that the restaurant manager kindly asked the chef to prepare my favorite, Pasta Gorgonzola gluten free for my dinner. I had that twice, it was that delicious! There is a peaceful, wonderful 20 000 square meters garden area that surrounds the hotel along with lovely fountains and a nice pool area. The neighborhood is also very peaceful, thus, it's very typical little Italian village like area; perfect for a little walk to get to know the area. Oh, and I have to mention, there is a lovely church on the courtyard of the hotel, so charming. Also, make sure that you check out the sunset for example from the top of hotels' outdoor stairs, absolutely stunning! My room was a superior room, not very large, but extremely clean (very important for me!), well maintained and again, with amazing design & décor. Since I work also on my trips, I really also appreciated proper wifi. I find it very difficult to fault this place as it had everything I was hoping for and so much more. I was completely surprised by the number of art pieces and design objects (furniture, lamps, curtains etc.) and the more time I spent there, the more intrigued by them I was. I loved the fact that I also found some Finnish designers’ furniture there. I had the pleasure of meeting hotel’s General Manager, Mr. Leardini, absolutely wonderful, extremely professional, very welcoming Italian gentleman who has done an amazing job with the hotel. It really felt like the staff sincerely enjoyed working there and it is not that self-explanatory nowadays. After all, it takes happy staff to make happy guests and in my case, they, for sure, succeeded! I can warmly recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking for high quality, luxury, tranquility, loves art and beautiful design, delicious food, excellent service and Italian countryside – that’s pretty much everyone, right? I certainly hope I get an opportunity to visit this magnificent place again one day. In this hotel you get to discover new wonders every day. There is so much to see that there is no way you find it all in one day so I recommend you stay here at least for 3-4 days. Thank you, everyone, at the Byblos Art Hotel for making my stay so relaxing, memorable and wonderful. I will always remember my stay and already miss Italy so much! Di nuovo, grazie mille a tutti!

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Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located within a mile (2 km) of Azienda Agricola Villa Giona, Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista is within 3 miles (5 km) of Tommasi Viticoltori. This 60-room, 5-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. Montecariano di Gini is also 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from the hotel, which is near the airport.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


All of Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista's 60 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, free newspapers, and free bottled water. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels and pay movies. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. In-room massages are available, and other amenities include safes and desks.

Property features

At Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista, guests enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a health club. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 80 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a spa tub, free WiFi in public areas, and 3 meeting rooms.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 415 reviews