We were delighted by the lovely spacious room at this fantastic location close to the train station in Venice. The hotel was charming and our room was tastefully decorated with artwork,
furniture and fabrics that gave it a peaceful, elegant feel. We even had a couch for relaxing and the marble floors felt cool under our feet - wonderful to come back to after walking around Venice all day. The shower was on the small side, but this is common in many Italian hotels. Reception is open 24 hours and the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful.
So we were surprised that the breakfast was poor - well below the standard of spreads in cheaper hotels we stayed at in Italy. Included in the fare was a horrible cordial which we had hoped was juice and tasteless cornflakes. The only pastries on offer two of the mornings we had breakfast were pain au chocolat, which we wouldn't eat for breakfast. A plain cake, which
many Italian hotels served for breakfast, was also an option - again another thing we wouldn't eat for breakfast. I notice some reviewers have mentioned getting a savoury option or scrambled eggs, but we weren't offered this. There were some processed (can you believe it in Italy) cheese slices on the breakfast counter. We longed for museli and fresh fruit. The only
saviour was the morning cappuccino which was delicious. I believe there is an option to stay at this hotel without breakfast and this is what I'd recommend, although it might be expensive finding breakfast somewhere else in Venice as prices are at a premium here. Otherwise, if you're not too fussed about what you eat for breakfast, you'll get by.
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