The hotel is on a relatively small scale but I give my sincere compliments to the two female owners! They were just simply lovely and made our arrival at the hotel so welcoming.
Hotel Antiche Figure is directly opposite the train station. Cross the bridge and you will reach it. However, if you are carrying many huge luggage, I suggest you engage a porter or two to help with the heavy bags. Because there is no way you can take a boat across the canal unlike some other hotels. My hubby and I were not aware of the porter service upon our arrival and had to carry our 3 heavy samsonites up and down the stairs ourselves. At 5 to 10 Euro for 3 pieces of luggage should be negiotiable.
We booked a superior room prior to our trip and upgraded to a deluxe room when one of the owners showed us the 2 rooms. I loved the deluxe room and the toilet was really impressive! It was weird, there was a fungus growing right under the window ledge beside the bath tub. Despite this, I thought the room was just fabulous! The room overlooks the grand canal and the furnishing in the room and toilet were very nice. Luxury with a cosy feel.
Another thing which I loved a lot was their shower gel and body lotion. It has a tinge of orange-flavoured aroma and the lotion feels really good after application. I'm never a fan of using body lotion but this one is just great! I still have the bottle of body lotion in my bag and have been using it whenever my skin feels dry when travelling. I wanted to ask for a bottle or two more to bring back home but I didn't. I really regretted not to.
The breakfast was really simple (to me) and great for people who love bread and pastry. I'm not a fan of bread but I have to admit that their danish pastry was very tasty! And the owner made a great cup of cappuncino!
I don't like walking. Though the distance between St. Marco square and this hotel may stretch to about 20 - 30 min, I didn't find the walking part taxing. I would definitely come back to this hotel if I were to visit Venice again!
The blue deluxe rooms with grand canal view are simply beautiful.
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