Venice was our first stop in our "tour of Italy" last month (6/2014). We chose this hotel based on Fodor's guidebook recommendation, as well as the other trip advisor reviews. We were very pleased with our choice because we found the hotel very charming, the staff very helpful, the room very clean, and a great (although tiny) balcony right on the canal where we were able to view gondolas and people watch a bit. Breakfast was nice and the air conditioning worked great! The hotel wasn't too far from the Academia and the water taxi stop that could take you right across the Grande Canal to St. Mark's Square. My husband and I (both in our early 30's) only had minor problems navigating which water taxi to take from the airport bus shuttle... but once we got on the correct taxi, it was easy to see which stop to get off at in order to locate the hotel. There were plenty of restaurants within a semi-short walk, and we liked being 'near' St. Mark's square without being right in the middle of all the commotion of the busier parts of the city. We'd stay here again!
We left the city via train, so took a water taxi early in the morning (7:30-ish) from the stop near our hotel to the station and had no trouble with our bags. If you are flying out of Venice, definitely give yourself plenty of time because some of the water taxi's can take quite a while getting to the other end of Venice where the airport stops are.
Check out the webcam from their website... gives a great feel for the view!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Superior three star Hotel in Dorsoduro, the "Art District" of Venice. The hotel is located between the Acadamy of Fine Arts (Accademia di Belle Arti) and the "Peggy Guggenhiem Collection".The House lies in front of San Vio Canal, with his private dock for taxi and gondolas. Highly requested are the superior canal view rooms with balcony, where customers can enjoy a nice view of San Vio Canal and (some of them)a partial view of the Grand Canal. Free wifi internet access in the room and also public areas. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- American Dinesen Hotel
- American Dinesen Venice
- American Hotel Venice Italy