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Ca Formosa

Castello 4857, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Ranked #323 of 444 Venice B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

I reread some of the other reviews and understand why some people might not have given good reviews. But get a life here, we are talking about Venice...expensive, beautiful, easy to get lost in all those little streets yes. Was the hotel hard to find? Yes. Were there lots of steps? Yes (find a hotel in Venice that does NOT... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

My biggest peeve with this hotel is the deceptive (not to say OUTRIGHT LYING) description. Firstly, we booked a King size bed room and got a tiny double. Secondly, the description says wi-fi is available and complimentary. This is an outright lie. There's no wi-fi at Ca Formosa. The owners offered us to go to their other property in order... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

My girlfriend and I had booked Ca Formosa but we ended up having to stay in the attic at Ca Malipiero around the corner. We had booked the 'economy room' here and ended up with the attic in their sister hotel. Read my Ca Malipiero review for the story there since that was the actual hotel we stayed in. I'd... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Fantastic location,short walking distance to piazzza st marco and other local attractions.Hotel very clean,rooms well equpipped (towels,toiletries in the bathroom,hair dryer etc.).Breakfast very basic,not much of a choice- but still good,considering the fact that we only paid 150 pounds for 3 nights,for 2 people.I've booked one room for 4 people,as we went with our friends and it was much cheaper... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

We arrived late Sunday evening and got a bit lost but luckily a friendly local waiter directed us down the dark, spooky alleys and we finally found ca Formosa! The lovely local worked at a fab resturant called carluccio's a 2 min walk from hotel that sold lovely food for very reasonable prices so worth a visit! Once we finally... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

This hotel had a great location, near one of Piazzas and Rialto Bridge. The room was tiny, but decent. for Venetian standards. The staff were super friendly. We had a decent breakfast, even though we had to walk over to the sister hotel.

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Staying in Castello

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Castello
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighborhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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