This hotel turned out to be a perfect choice for a couple of fist time visitors to Venice. As previously stated, only a few minutes walk from the bus station but far enough (other side of Grand Canal) so it’s not in view. This is important because the last thing you want to do after a flight is mess about learning water bus routes etc. The other option is water taxi bookable at airport for E110!! Bus is e6 or e8 per person.
The Gardena Hotel is excellent – just off Grand Canal on a smaller canal & we were very fortunate to have a lovely first floor room with views of both canals. Room was spotlessly clean with separate shower room & loo/basin/bidet room. A bonus is a fridge for your water & wine.
On arrival I asked Carlo where I could buy a map & he was very helpful in not only providing a basic map but suggested a circular walking route taking in Rialto, St Marks & Academia. We did this route on our first day & it was fantastic as it took in many key sights but also gave us an idea of how much of central Venice we could cover in a short space of time. It’s much smaller than I thought & although armed to the teeth with TripAdvisor info, this initial walk around showed that although we were based on the edge of St Croce, you can walk to St Marks in about 25 minutes.
Breakfast was excellent, sometimes served by Diana who also looks after room cleaning – she was always happy & friendly with us – lovely lady. Choices of juices, cereals, bread, ham, cheese, yogurts, eggs, pastries etc etc. Dining room is very elegant.
During our stay it was my wife’s birthday & it was a lovely surprise to find a bottle of complementary prosecco & a birthday note in our room on returning from our day out.
Certainly one of my favourite short breaks enhanced immensely by our choice of this hotel as a base. Salute Hotel Gardena
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