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La Rosa dei Venti B&B
Ranked #136 of 462 Venice B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Pembrokeshire, Wales
1 review
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“La Rosa dei Venti”
Reviewed June 5, 2012

My partner and I stayed in the double superior room at the La Rose dei Venti for three nights. Prior to arrival, I received communication from the B&B giving us instructions for entering the building. And on arrival, Giovanni met us with a warm welcome. The B&B is situated in a wonderful location, a 7-10 minute walk from St Marks square, and two minutes away from the arsenale vaporetto stop. This walk is along the front of the island with beautiful views over the river, with attractive solid bridges with shallow steps which is welcoming after a day full of walking around Venice.
The room was large and airy, whilst the bathroom was clean and everything worked as expected (the shower was a bit of a squeeze, but the temperature and pressure was good). Breakfast was actually better than expected having read the reviews, and gave my partner and I a good start to each days exploring.
The view from the superior rooms, with the balcony looking over the river, were just fantastic. Every morning I got out of bed, drew the curtains and opened the door, and got back into bed, watching and hearing the vaporetto's, water taxi's (big and small), trade boats, and occasional cruise liner chug past outside. This for me was magic, and I would urge anyone to pay a little more for the pleasure - worth doing considering the B&B is far cheaper than many other close by hotels. Overall, I was very happy with the B&B, and would definitely consider returning (when and not if) I return to Venice - amazing place!

Room Tip: Double superior!
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 2, 2012 via mobile

Nice people but they have not bothered to inform us when you arrive late you need a code to enter the door! As we arrived 22:00 at airport and taken the slow boat to Arsenal (across the hotel) we arrivedat 00:35 and found nobody opening the door. We had to pay a terrible high price for an emergency over night stay!
The breakfast is poor and bread is dry. The room (P2) has a toilet on which you will not be able to sit due to the shower cabin.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Reviewed May 19, 2012

This small, lovely little B&B, a few minutes walk from San Marco Square, is run by a charming and knowledgeable young man Giovanni, a native of Venice, who gave us wonderful suggestions, welcomed us each morning with a smile, and was one of the most trusting hotel owners I've ever met. The rooms were more than adequate, for a little extra, you get larger, more charming rooms with views of the water. The breakfast was simple, but good. You are just far enough away from the square to avoid the crowds, but close enough to get anywhere you want, by foot or vaparetto.

Venice is one of Italy's most expensive towns, and this B&B certainly helps keep your costs down.
B&B's are not hotels - costs are kept down because there is not a 24 hour concierge or hotel service, but the owner makes sure you have want you need, and the cafe downstairs is like a back up plan.
It would be a pleasure to stay with him again at this modest but well run B&B.. He also gave terrific restaurant suggestions.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 24, 2011

We booked this place as part of our honeymoon and after spending a lovely night and day in Verona, we were looking forward to Venice. Having stayed there before I had looked for a place with a view of the Lagoon and a sense of intimacy. This place appeared to tick all the boxes and they were even offering a discount! On arriving about 5.30pm we rang the bell but no-one was there. No problem, we would call the mobile number we had for the owner. After the second attempt the owner answered. I saw my wife's face change as she spoke with the man, (My wife is Italian and as such no excuse of confusion about language could be used.) he informed us that there was a problem because the water system had broken down and the apartment could not be used. He said that he had sent an email, the night before!. As such, he had found us a much better place in the "vicinity" which we could have for the same price. The place was 15 to 20 mins from this place, hidden among some back streets. His great selling point was that it had a garden! I'm sorry but I come from Scotland and if I had wanted to see green grass, I would have stayed at home! One of the main reasons people come to Venice is because of the canals and the lagoon. I walked out in disgust. My wife remained to hear their offer. My wife said the new room was small and completely unsuitable for us, so we cancelled the booking and went looking for another place. This was made more difficult because the biennial arts festival was on. We found one place for that night and changed the next day.

As a company if you have a major disaster like this,
1) You CALL your customer on the mobile number given, not send an email when you know they are travelling.
2) You await their arrival not answer the phone after two calls and then make them wait a further ten minutes for your arrival!
3) You understand what your customer wanted as an experience, not try to sell them a bit of grass!!
4) You find a place that gives that experience NEAR to your place. i.e. a Lagoon view and suffer the financial loss. (It is your responsibility as a business owner to make sure everything is in good working order)
5) You do not try to make it look like you are doing them a favour by saying you will only charge them the price quoted!

Interestingly, their were people looking out of the window of this place the next day. I hope they were there to fix the water system!

We are therefore only able to rate the service and unable to rate this apartment's amenities.

Room Tip: Unable to do so.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 1, 2011

Compared to 99% of Venetian hotels, this is a great place to stay. The position is wonderful - the view onto the lagoon is sublime (think how much you would pay elsewhere) and the neighbourhood is close to the action, but not touristy. + the Arsenale is divine.
Big drawbacks come from fact this is not a hotel but converted family residence. The two front bedrooms with views onto lagoon must be divine, and the back family room is spacious, although the mezzanine lacks any power supply so a bit limiting and there is very dispiriting view. Avoid the small double, A1 unless you are a very intimate couple and don't want a view. Really, really check which room you are getting. The bathroom needed a bit of a deeper scrub/updating but was spacious and well-equipped. The owner is great, very friendly, but runs it on his own and it is very busy, so a few probs arise. He is not present all day.
Breakfast is a bit limited and comparable to a more commercial chain hotel. One cup of coffee, pre-packed croissants and fette biscotate. Yoghurts and cereal. It was all good, i just felt there should be more choice and it should be fresher.
Overall, I think that this is a good choice, especially for those who want something a bit more refined, relaxed and individual than the Rialto.
Couldn't acess Wifi but that was perhaps us being silly.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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Kent
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Reviewed March 20, 2011

We've been to Venice a few times before and stayed at the 5* Bauer Palace and the Excelsior on the Lido which cost a fortune. This time we wanted to spend a bit less - so after discounting cheaper hotels and apartments we came across La Rosa dei Venti which overlooks the lagoon and is a 10 minute walk from San Marco. This B&B is in the Castello district which is very relaxed and uncrowded and is a few steps from the Arsenale vaporetto stop. Our room (A2) was on the second floor of the building with a floor to ceiling window opening onto a small balcony with a view of the lagoon and San Giorgio to die for. There were 6 rooms in the hotel, another with a lagoon view and one split level family room to the rear. Breakfast is served in the lounge area overlooking the lagoon - cereals, patisseries, coffee etc. - very good quality and perfect to set you up for a day's sightseeing.
Our bed was really comfortable and the bathroom was spacious, well equipped and spotlessly clean.
Giovanni, the owner was on hand every morning and was very welcoming and helpful to us.
The best part of our stay was the price - just €300 for 3 nights which is incredible value in Venice for our location and facilities. We got talking to a couple staying in the Metropole Hotel which is a few steps from La Rosa dei Venti and they were unimpressed after spending €1,600 for 3 nights.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver B.c. Canada
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Reviewed November 8, 2010

We stayed at the Rosa dei Venti several years ago in one of their back rooms. This time we decided to stay in one of the front rooms with the view and a balcony. The room is large and lovely, the location is great and the view unbeatable. However, there are several cautions. This B&B is on the 2nd floor (3rd floor in North America) with many steps, no elevator and there is often noone around to help with luggage, or let you in. We arrived on a wet, cold, windy day in mid-October, absolutely freezing, only to find that there was no heat in the room, nor would there be any during our stay. The water pressure in the shower is not great and the temp uneven so we couldn't even warm up that way. The breakfast is minimal but there is an excellent cafe on the ground level with great coffee and pastries. So, I will still recommend the Rosa, but with reservations. The free internet access in a bonus.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: La Rosa dei Venti B&B
Address: Castello 2143, 30122 Venice, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Castello
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #136 of 462 B&Bs / Inns in Venice
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Number of rooms: 3
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