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Ca Formosa

Castello 4857, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Ranked #322 of 440 Venice B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Very small hotel located away from the hustle and bustle of Central Venice, it's a 10 minute stroll to St Mark's Square. Some of the rooms enjoy lagoon views which for a hotel on this budget level is impressive. Due to the lack of space the lobby doubles up as the breakfast area which some may find unacceptable. Friendly staff,... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

There was no lift and our rooms was on the top floor The hotel itself is old, but vintage, fascinating.It was a nice place to stay as long as you are not fussy and high demand with amenities. Very excellent, easy accessibility to the Plaza Maria Formosa, restaurant and shop.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had actually booked to stay at the main property - Ca'Malipiero, which is right around the corner from Ca'Formosa. That property was pretty disgusting to be honest, so when we were told we would be staying in the sister property, despite our initial annoyance, we were relieved when we were taken to Ca'Formosa. To keep it brief, I'll list... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

My wife and I just returned from a trip to Italy and our first stop was in Venice. Our trip included a visit to the major cities in Italy and two of those nights would be in Venice. We booked this hotel based on it's proximity to local water transportation and to the San Marco Piazza which undoubtedly is the... More 

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halifax
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights and paid 90 pound per night Nothing worked in the room the t.v etc the room.was damp.along with the breakfast the service was terrible and to top it off they took our payment twice and wont refund the money dont stay here or if you do remember this review because belive me this hotel... More 

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Roskilde, Denmark
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

very nice hotel with a big room and toilet. There isn´t a lift and the rooms is on the third floor. NIce breakfast with hot bread and nice coffee. Its difficult to find so just ask to find it. Its close to the Rialtobridge and the Markus place

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

My husband and I stayed here last month and had a nice time. It can get slightly tricky to find the place but if you have a map in your phone then you should be good to go. Do ask a couple of shopkeepers on your way to confirm the location. We reached the hotel in the evening and found... More 

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Belluno, Italy
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140 reviews 140 reviews
53 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

After being so many times in Venice I think to have some experience regarding accomodations. I was a little bit scary by reading some negative reviews about this place and I decided to give a try. First of all when you choose to stay in a "locanda" ( I mean in a real locanda, not in a hotel called locanda... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The room was an excellent size with air conditioning and an excellent bed, and it had a large private washroom. Other than that it would be tough to call it a hotel. It was four stories up small winding staircases, there was no one at the reception desk and the cleaning staff actually checked us in, the only wireless internet... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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22 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Only reason we stayed in Ca Formosa was budget limitation - we were booking quite late for the Carnival weekend, and didn't really have much choice... So, we didn't get a real value for money - location 4 of 5 just because of relative proximity to Main Sq., breakfast very basic, no private shower, almost no heating (which for Feb... More 

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