After being so many times in Venice I think to have some experience regarding accomodations. I was a little bit scary by reading some negative reviews about this place and I decided to give a try. First of all when you choose to stay in a "locanda" ( I mean in a real locanda, not in a hotel called locanda ! ) you might be aware that most of the times we are talking about an old palace refurbished with a few rooms ( 5 to 10 usually ) usually located on a single floor. That floor is never on the ground floor or first floor ... on the contrary it is the upper floor exactly like in Cà Formosa. So if it is a problem for you to "climb" some stairs ... avoid that location. If you arrive after 13.30 you will hardly find anyone in the place : not a problem ... at 50 metres from the locanda you find another "residenza" ( type of locanda ) run by the same owners. You go there, ring the bell and someone will come to welcome you. Once you check in you are given both the keys of the main door and your room as well ... so you'll be totally indipendent. I found quite odd that some guests faced troubles to find the location ... it is quite easy if you follow the hotel indications from the vaporetto stop of S.Marco-Zaccaria. Just a 10 minutes walk ... of course keep in mind that in Venice YOU MUST WALK anyway !!! The room I got for 4 people was comfortable with a decent bathroom. It was funny that all was managed by a young and very kind Romanian girl who was doing everything in there : reception, cleaning, serve breakfast, collecting payments ! She might be paid very well indeed !!! Anyway no problems if you have to wait for 5 minutes longer ... when you are on holidays. On top of that I might say that ( differently from other places I had been staying in Venice ) I found the locanda very clean and the room rate very reasonable too. The location is excellet. But I have one suggestion for the owners : in order to improve the liking of the place, please make an effort to offer a better breakfast ! Personally I found it extremely poor. People need to collect energies in the morning to walk till ... enjoying some tasty "chicchetti" at noon. And - considering we are in Italy - many guests are expecting to get an authentic Italian coffee ( espresso ) and not a poor filter coffee ! Nowadays you can purchase a good coffee machine for a few hundred € ... and anywhere in Italy you can find excellent coffee roasting plan.
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