My husband and I stayed here for four nights in August and loved it. It's centrally located 5 minutes from the Rialto bridge, making it easy to get anywhere else you'd want to go, but tucked away in its own quiet courtyard. It was also very quiet, and Valentina and her staff are exceedingly helpful. They answered loads of questions about where to wander, where to eat, what was open when, etc. They were really patient and friendly.
We stayed in a standard double with no view, as that was all that was available. The high ceilings ameliorated the smaller space, the bed was really comfortable, the bathrooms and everything else impeccably clean (I'm very picky and don't say this lightly!), and the the quality of the furnishings was solid -- even the walls are lined in textiles and not paper. We did get a glimpse at some of the other, larger, rooms with views, though, and they look just as they do in pictures online.
The common room, which serves as a breakfast room, has a lovely balcony looking out onto a small canal, where you get gondoliers passing by explaining to people that this is the building where Marco Polo was born. We enjoyed lingering over a plentiful breakfast (including scrambled eggs to order, and the most amazing fresh nectarines -- unusual in Venice for this sort of guesthouse, which usually only serves prepackaged pastries) in the mornings and some afternoon hours when it was simply too hot to be out and about. The common room is well shaded and always cool, and the temperature control in our room was great.
Beware that this is a guesthouse and not a full service hotel -- reception is limited to morning and afternoon hours (excluding 1-3pm), although someone is always available by phone. Wifi is free but wasn't accessible from our room, which did not bother us much as we were on vacation and it was easy enough to pop into the common room when we needed to look something up. They do have printing facilities, which we didn't expect, and Alberto at the front desk also kindly scanned a rather long document for me that I needed to email for work on arrival. I also had a bit of a medical emergency one evening, and the staff were great about identifying a nearby pharmacy open on a Sunday, and leaving us an icepack in our fridge ready to use when we got back at night. That kind of particular attention made such a huge difference.
We were really impressed with how kindly everyone was, and how much care went into having everything clean, in place, and pleasant. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
- Also Known As:
- Locanda Ca` Amadi Hotel
- Locanda Ca` Amadi Hotel Venice
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ca' Amadi is a small boutique hotel sited in the heart of Venice, a few steps from Rialto bridge and few minutes away from Saint Mark's square. Ca' Amadi is housed in the noble floor of a palace dated back 13th century, which was the house of Marco Polo. In the 15th century the Amadi palace hosted the Emperor Frederick III. The 6 rooms, all different from each other, are elegantly furnished in the typical venetian style and are equipped with all comforts (independend air conditioning/heating, minibar, LCD TV, safe, free wi-fi).Ca’ Amadi è una piccola locanda situata nel cuore di Venezia, a pochi passi dal Ponte di Rialto e a pochi minuti a piedi da Piazza San Marco.Casa di Marco Polo a cavallo tra il XIII e il XIV secolo, palazzo Amadi fu nel XV secolo residenza del mercante Francesco Amadi, nominato Conte dall’imperatore Federico III per averlo ospitato presso la sua dimora.Storia, cultura o semplicemente una pausa dalla frenesia quotidiana: a Ca’ Amadi ciascun viaggiatore può trovare ciò che cerca.I servizi della Locanda Ca' Amadi includono connessione internet wireless gratuita, aria condizionata in tutta la struttura e molto altro. ... more less
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