I had the room with a terrace overlooking the Grand Canal. What a treat! I can only agree with all the positive comments. Giovanna on the front desk is lovely, warm and welcoming. All staff were friendly and helpful. The little balcony at the front is a great spot for breakfast or a late afternoon drink. The hotel is very close to a vaporetto stop and has a dock at the front that means you can arrive and depart for cruise ships or the airport by private water taxi.
A big drawcard for me was the fact that it is away from the throngs at St Marks and Rialto. Both areas are within easy walking or vaporetto distance. I spent more time exploring the Canareggio area. There are lovely small cafés and restaurants away from the masses.
I spent 4 nights here and would definitely stay here again if I get to Venice again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Canal Grande is a charming boutique hotel located in Ca' Polacco, an elegant little palace which has just been restored. The furniture of the hotel is characterised by the elegance of Rococo style, typical of 18th century Venice. The lobby with its rose marble fireplace, the breakfast room with its golden mirrors, and the bar with its Venetian red velvet armchairs overlook the Grand Canal and are the best places where to begin and end a day! The small terrace on the Grand Canal gives our Guests the possibility to have a drink in a special setting and to "breathe the air of the canal"!! ... more less
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