I booked this hotel after much research and reading all the reviews on the property. We were a group of 4 females ranging from 17 to 66, and a 12 year-old young boy, and after a long flight from the U.S. we were all anxious to get settled in. It was extremely easy to find the hotel from Piazzale Roma as the owner had emailed me the directions to the hotel. It took us 5 minutes or less to get to the property.
The owner, Michele, had emailed me a week before our arrival to confirm our arrival time so he could be there to greet us. When we got to the property we had to ring the bell, and we were buzzed in to find a smiling man coming down the stairs calling my name. It was such a pleasant greeting. He immediately helped us with our bags as there are about 25 steps up to the hotel, not including the ones in the courtyard. He gave us the keys to the Tiziani apartment, went over some things with me, and made us feel very welcome.
Me, my mom, daughter, sister and my nephew really enjoyed our 3 nights staying at the palazzo. The apartment has an upstairs bedroom with a king size bed with a view of tile roofs. The bathroom is also upstairs. The only thing I disliked about the bathroom is that you have to climb very steep stairs to use it. The living room sleeps 4 people. There's a sofa bed that sleeps 2, and the other two sofas sleep 1 each. We had a canal view which was nice, but we couldn't keep the windows open because of the mosquitoes. There's a glass dining room table with 6 chairs with a pretty chandelier.
The big bonus is the kitchenette which has cooking and eating utensils, a microwave, an electric two range stove, and a small fridge. There is a supermarket within walking distance, and we bought some groceries at reasonable prices. We were able to cook spaghettis, with a mean lettuce and tomato salad. Having a kitchenette helped us save money on food. The kitchen has a beautiful view of a church.
Michele's wife, Emma, is just as gracious as her husband and took time to tell me a bit about the palazzo, and it was interesting to know that Michele was raised there before it was converted to a hotel.
The property might lack all the amenities other hotels have, but this 16th century property is worth a try. The owners do give their guests a personal treatment other large properties lack, and I love the fact that I found this property. All the raving reviews I read are all true. Book without any trepidations, you will not be disappointed!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The owner, Mr Michele Giangreco, welcomes you to his prestigious XV century gothic Venetian Palace belonging to his family for 5 generations.Enjoy the true atmosphere of Venice in the luxury apartments still retaining a nostalgic charm.Feel home at Residence Palazzo Odoni...The real Venice awaits youWe offer a unique experience both for those that have already visited Venice, or for those visiting for the first time. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Palazzo Odoni Hotel Venice