I stayed one night with my girlfriend at the Ruzzini Palace for a nice and romantic weekend in Venice. I had booked a junior suite (room 301) about two months in advance and we were very happy with the room.
The hotel is ideally located 5 mn from Rialto, and 5 mn from San Marco, but far enough from all the hassle of both places. It is located at one end of a large and beautiful square, Campo Santa Formosa, and if you are lucky enough to stay in one of the rooms overlooking at the square, the view is incredible. I have been in Venice twice and walked everywhere and I think it's one of the most georgous squares in the city. It is less touristic than San Marco, so there are a couple of excellent restaurants around, a supermarket..
The hotel itself: Excellent service, the clerks spoke italian, english, french, and were able to help us out and even recommend us with nice restaurants and even booked a reservation for us. The room was quite large but I think a bit smaller than international standards (it's quite common in Venice). The room was a mix with old fashion paintings and newly renovated walls, very high ceilings, Excellent huge beds, and we were offered a bottle of Prosecco. I highly recommend booking a room with the view on the square. On the other side, there is a small canal and I think another building across so I'm sure the difference of view is big.
There is internet available for free in the lobby.
The only disappointment was the breakfast: I think it's a bit cheap for a hotel that nice and expensive. It's just a standard breakfast with hot beverages, low quality juices, cereal, croissants, bacon and eggs, etc. It's basic, sufficient but I would have enjoyed more choice and better quality.
I would highly recommend this hotel for its location, service, and the charm of the building itself which is an old palace renovated into a hotel.
It made our stay very special!!
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