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“Spectacular” 5 of 5 stars
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CimaRosa
1958 Santa Croce, 30123 Venice, Italy (San Polo)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 439 Venice B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Fort Worth, Texas
1 review
“Spectacular”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

We traveled through Europe for three weeks, at the end of June. Our stay at the CimaRosa was one of the highlights of our trip. Our room was immaculate, beautifully decorated and spacious enough for our family of four. Our daughters loved opening the windows to look at the Grand Canal. Brittany is a lovely host. She was so helpful with the local area information and the water taxi, which stops very close to the CimaRosa. Breakfast was fresh and served by sweet Melody, in our room. This bed and breakfast is a true find. We feel blessed to have found it and to know the wonderful hosts.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

We stayed at this wonderful B&B towards the end of June after friends of ours had stayed there a few weeks before, and couldn't praise the place enough. After a long day travelling, we had a warm welcome from the owners Brittany and Danielle (she is American and he was born and bred in Venice) who instantly made us feel at home. Our room was gorgeous. We had two large windows overlooking the grand canal so that you really could not forget for one second, even being in your hotel room, that you were in Venice. The room itself is very spacious but yet amazingly cosy. You can tell that the owners have superb taste and have gone to great lengths to make this room perfect, thinking about the smallest details. The room was quiet and dark at night (very important to light sleepers like me), and the mattress so amazingly comfortable that we almost overslept breakfast; which was another highlight and served at the dining table in our room.
The B&B has only three rooms, which from taking a sneak peek all look equally impressive. It is on the first floor of an old Venetian building that has a little courtyard before either exciting onto the canal out front or into the street labyrinth that is Venice through the back.
During our stay, Brittany and Danielle helped us in all things from restaurants and directions to things to see and do. Both are clearly experts in how to avoid tourist traps! We could not have asked for a better service and stay! Highly recommend staying here.

Room Tip: All rooms overlook the canal so you will have a stunning view in all rooms.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

CimaRosa was an absolute gem! The rooms are spacious, the beds are very comfortable and the location is perfect. The building itself is an old palazzo on the Canale Grande and the B&B is a recent conversion which is modern but still manages to keep in line with the history of the building. One of the rooms has a basin which is more than 500 years old which I believe used to be a holy water stoup. Great touches which make your stay all the more special; particularly when they are added to all the mod cons that one would expect at a top hotel. CimaRosa is also ideally placed next to a vaporetto stop so all the city is accessible if you decide not to walk wverywhere. If you do stay there is a market very close by, which is a must. Fresh produce and amazing fish which you can pick up and cook back at CimaRosa. The hosts, Brittany and Daniele, are also very welcoming and are there to lend a hand and direct you in the best places. While we were there they organised a magnificent boat ride which stopped in various locations for cicchetti. Cicchetti are like the Spanish equivalent of tapas and absolutely delicious. They have both lived in Venice for a very long time so their knowledge is local and invaluable when you want to avoid all the tourist traps. Can't recommend this enough it is by far the best quality/price stay in Venice.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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New York City, New York
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Looking for the perfect place to stay on your hard-earned vacation is a time-consuming and frustrating process. Let me save you both by recommending that you stop looking and email the gracious owners now for avails and rates. If you want to read further, please do, but really, just contact Brittany and plan your trip around whatever dates are available at CimaRosa.

Just steps from the vaporetto stop, walking through the "proprietà privata" sign and ringing the bell outside the walled garden build high expectations that the B&B delivers on, from the moment you push through the heavy doors into the sculpture-filled courtyard.

Everything inside is gorgeously done with the skilled design and attention to detail of a Conde Nast Traveler-recommended boutique hotel rather than the doily-covered nightmare you'll find in many B&Bs. The rooms' clean lines, ample space, and soothing colors are a great respite from the crowds and the Rococo overload of the historic palazzos and museums you'll experience all day outside CimaRosa's protective walls. There's an expert mix of historic and modern decor that gives a serenity, ease and liveability to the place that you'll be grateful for after a busy day out, or for a quiet day in.

The evening view from the rooms of the Canale Grande is amazing for even the well-traveled, and in the morning even the pickiest foodies will love Melody's carefully prepared fruit salad (tiny, perfect cubes of deliciousness drowning in yogurt), piping hot cappucinos (or however you like your caffeine served), those jam-filled croissants (that another guest reviewed), and the insanely delicious blood orange juice (which I'm now on a mission to find here in NYC).

The two of us were there for a romantic getaway, and we couldn't have asked for a better experience or more thoughtful hosts. With three rooms it would also be great to rent as a family (a foodie, design-minded, well-behaved family) or with a group of friends.

We would have stayed longer if we could have. A month would have been perfect.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Came across this incredibly stylish B&B from a friend's recommendation. They just opened a couple months ago and redid an old palazzo literally on the grand canal. I think the owners are architects or designers- you feel like you are in an Elle Decor magazine. The location is incredible not only because the neighborhood is amazing (not touristy, near the best food markets, central, great restaurants) but also because its right off a main Vaporetto stop and you dont have to lug your suitcase up (and down)any bridges like the other pathetic tourists. You also dont get lost easily because you have these major landmarks you can always reference. We are serious eaters (restauranteurs from California)- and the breakfast in the morning was ridiculously legit. But the kicker is they have this secret list of locals only restaurants that they give to you as a perk for staying there and that alone is worth the stay. Venice is the only city in Italy where you can get a bad meal and their list contained some of the best gems you would never find on your own. The rooms were beautifully appointed- great Italian sheets and towels, great marble showers with bath tubs. A/C was incredible- a must when its warm because the mosquitos will eat you alive if you dare keep a window cracked- and spacious rooms all looking onto the Grand Canal. The owners make you feel at home and welcome- they speak perfect English and helped us out with everything!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Silver Spring, Maryland
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

My husband and I took our first trip to Italy this June, and I happened upon this new B&B by sheer luck. It is absolutely wonderful. The location was ideal for us: a quieter neighborhood not too far from the train station, neatly tucked away from the crowds, but surrounded by the water. It is a two-minute walk from the San Stae vaporetto stop, and within reasonable distance from all other places on the island (we walked everywhere). The neighborhood has several restaurants that we enjoyed (more than others we tried elsewhere in Venice), as well as a delicious and friendly local gelateria right down the street.

As far as the accommodation is concerned, there are three rooms, each decorated in a sumptuous but modern style, elegant details, and a view that is really just ridiculously beautiful. Our room had a small couch, table and chairs, extremely comfortable bed with crisp white linens, and a huge, airy bathroom, all flooded with natural light and the sounds of the Grand Canal. For a quiet night's sleep we closed up the windows and used the air-conditioning, which was a very welcome option on the last two days of our trip which became very steamy outside. That said the breakfast was *lovely*: warm apricot-filled croissants, yogurt topped with fresh fruit, freshly-squeezed juice, cappuccino. Delicious, hearty, and healthy, served in our room at the time we requested by the super-sweet staff, sometimes Brittany herself. Our hostess, we discovered, is an interior designer, along with her husband who is an architect. Together they have created a stunning space, comfortable and welcoming with their presence, one of the best we have encountered in all of our travels.

ps: for those who love history and music, this palazzo was also home for a time of the famous Neapolitan composer Domenico Cimarosa, as well as being right across the canal from the place where Richard Wagner spent his last days. Venice is truly amazing. It is partly made of magic.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Locust Grove, Georgia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

The Cina Rosa is more than just a bed and breakfast; Brittany and her staff make you feel at home right away. Except at this home you are waited on by her wonderful staff from breakfast in your room that opens up to the Grand Canal, to any needs that arise from your journey there to helpful hints to get you around Venice in style. The rooms are very comfortable and stilish and are a short walk from one of the main water stops on the Grand Canal. We had a delightful time in Venice and the Cima Rosa was one of the reasons we will be back!!
Mike M.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1958 Santa Croce, 30123 Venice, Italy
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Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > San Polo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 439 B&Bs / Inns in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gracious Modern Comfort in a Classic 15th Century Palazzo. Each of our three suites offers a brilliant yet intimate view of the Grand Canal seen through antique, venetian glass windows.  We prepare a delicious homemade breakfast, served to you in your room and offer exceptional local knowledge needed to help you plan your day providing you with a unique opportunity to maximize your stay. ... more   less 
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