Booking a room suitable for our family of 5 is not an easy task and Oltre Il Giardino was a great find!
We were offered the 'Ecru Suite' which is located in the hotel annex, literally a couple of steps away from the main building. This suite is brand new (opened a month ago I was told), spacious (approx 80 sq meters) and composed of a living room, a master bedroom (both with a view over a small canal), a second bedroom with 2 single beds (a rollaway bed was placed in the living room for our third kid), ample storage space and 2 smallish but very convenient bathrooms equipped with shower. Other amenities include a mini bar, air conditioning, flat screen TVs in each room, bathrobes and slippers, wonderful Bulgari bath products... We found the Ecru Suite to be spotless clean and very tastefully decorated.
Buffet breakfast was included in the rate (plate of ham and cheese, fresh fruit, yogurts, cereal, rolls, pastries and refills of hot drinks) and can be taken in the hotel lobby or in the lovely 'secluded' garden.
Every member of staff we met was extremely helpful and friendly. This charming hotel will definitely be our home away from home for our future trips to Venice!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The house, which once belonged to Alma Mahler, the composer's widow who lived there in the 1920's, lies next to a small canal just a stone’s throw from the Church of the Frari, has now been turned into an exclusive but homely retreat. This enchanting place in the hearth of Venice offers something unique to those visiting the city. Our guests will feel that they have really found a home away from home. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Oltre Il Giardino Venice