Ca Badoer is an imposing historic palazzo right next to the famous Frari Cathedral, nevertheless it's a lovely, rather non-touristic neighborhood and extraordinarily well located with the train station and Piazzale Roma parking center just in 10 minutes reach.
I stayed in the beautiful 'South Studio' on the second floor and never had such an authentic, (especially for Venice extremely) spacious accomodition in this city, where I had been a couple of times before. The apartment has got spectatcular high ceilings with original beams and is furnished tastefully in proper style, while offering all the comfort you'd need for a shorter or longer vacation, including a fully equipped bathroom with washing machine and a small kitchen. I should add that I stayed there in December and the apartment was perfectly well heated which is not self-evident in a building that is partly over 500 years old.
The housemanager Mr. Zazzetta is very friendly and supportive and the rates for the appartments are outstandingly reasonable for a city like Venice.
I would recommend Ca Badoer to everyone who is looking for the real Venice experience, the one you gather from novels, films and songs and often find highly disappointed by tiny tourist rip-off hotels and overcrowded neighbourhoods without locals and authenticity.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Holiday apartments in a medieval "Palazzetto", Venice downtown ... more less