Having read the other reviews, I am afraid that I and my friends have to disagree with some of the praise.
The hotel is an old building on the Grand Canal near the Vaporetto station. As such it is ideally positioned for St Marks Square and transport. There is noise from the large numbers of tourists going from the boats to the centre but this dies down around 9 pm.
However, the rooms although large have small bathrooms which are in some need of refurbishment. The room maid failed to replace shampoo etc on 3 of 4 days and did not replace towels on one day. This was resolved with a word at the desk. The public areas have gone beyond being typical of a Venice palazzio to dowdy and having stayed in other Venice hotels of a similar grade, the hotel is in need of an update whilst maintaining the character.
Breakfast is in 2 small rooms and on the days we were there, the pleasant staff could not keep up with the guests. Tables were uncleared, the bread and other food ran out and the 2 rooms were completely full.
The restaurant is on the top floor and on the 2 occasions we went up there it was empty. There is really no pretence that this is meant to be a quality restaurant as it appears to available only to guests.
There are several other hotels nearby charging the same rates, in the same sort of building that offer a much better facilities and value.
Reception staff were helpful and efficient.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Locanda Vivaldi is a small boutique hotel facing the lagoon, just few steps from Saint Mark's Square. The location is just perfect, the view from the rooms and the rooftop terrace is simply amazing. The atmosphere of the hotel is intimate, we are the right choice for a romantic escape to Venice! And don't forget to enjoy our rooftop Bar & restaurant, you will enjoy a unique view on Saint MArk's Basin, on the Lagoon of Venice and on the life going on in Riva degli Schiavoni. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Locanda Vivaldi Venice
- Locanda Vivaldi Hotel Venice
- Vivaldi Hotel Venice