Stayed here with my husband mid April 2013. The booking was made very efficiently via email, we had to change our dates twice and that did not inconvenience the owner. Their only request was that we secure our booking with a 100 Euros deposit, which we did.
Upon our arrival, we were welcomed by the daughter of the house, Giorgia, who took the time to give us very good recommendations and advice for visits and restaurants. Including advice against expensive gondola and water taxi services. The house itself is a trip in the past, but superbly renovated and furnished.
Contrarily to other guests who posted reviews here, we did not feel breakfast was lacking. The packaged goods served are so packed for hygiene reasons and are quite common in Italy. There was cheese, ham, cakes, bread, fruit, yoghurt, nutella, juice, all sorts of teas..... The only thing that bothered me about breakfast is that it is served quite early, between 8 and 9 a.m only, but in Venise it is good to start your day early as there is so much to be done and seen.
We initially booked the Stelle room, but lost it to Primavera due to our change of dates. It was a smaller room, but very pleasant, quiet and with its own little terrace overlooking the interior yard. Bed was very, very comfortable, room was spotlessly clean and we had a daily refilled bowl of candy at our disposal.
The location is also ideal, a short walking distance from San Marco, in a less touristic, but yet enchanting and beautiful, part of the city. There is a daily market for fresh produce just outside of the B & B, there are also tons of shops, restaurants in the vicinity.
Finally, they have two family rooms, so we are planning on going back with our children as soon as possible.
I highly recommend Antico Portego for a romantic getaway or a family vacation. It was a dream.
Giorgia, ti ringraziamo ancora e a presto!
Luca and Hortense
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our bed & breakfast is situated in a typical 16th century palace with two internal courts. The whole house is furnished with ancient family’s pieces and each rooms has a private bathroom. At the ground- floor there is the “candles suite”. At first-floor there are the “yellow room” and the “traders suite” When you are back tired after an interesting day of sightseeing you can rest near the well or under the ancient portico. Il B&B Antico Portègo è situato in un tipico palazzo veneziano del ‘500. Al piano rialzato c’è la “suite delle candele”.Al primo piano ci sono, ognuna con bagno privato, la “camera gialla” la “suite dei mercanti”. Tutta la casa è arredata con mobili antichi e si affaccia su due corti interne. Dopo un’intensa giornata di fatiche turistiche potrete concedervi un po’ di riposo al fresco nel portico o vicino al pozzo. ... more less