Don't let the 3 flights of stairs tarnish your view on this one. There are also two apartments on the lower floor, but once you make the first trip up with the luggage you are home free. This hotel is clean, the Air Conditioning is fabulous - you can adjust to your own prefernece (and we like it very cold so it was great), and the internet never disconnects. We had 4 devices hooked up and never an issue. We got a great price and the breakfast room looks out onto the canal (two rooms do as well). Free breakfast included (typical Italian so good by their standards - great croissants). The rooms were clean, the staff very friendly and accommodating in every way. This hotel is literally right off of Rialto BRidge. Great view, and walking distance to everything. We had switched from another hotel and were very happy with everything here. Hair dryers in rooms work very well, no laundry service, but that is common in Venice. There is a drop off laundry nearby (across Rialto called Gabriella's. 985 San Marco is the address.)
Bath rooms are great size for Europe, rooms are great size for Europe, and while this hotel has venetian charm you still feel that you have modern amenities. One more thing - even when the hotels advertise that they have satellite in Europe they mean they have twenty channels instead of the 18 with cable. Only two English speaking channels in all of Europe, except the UK of course.
No wash cloths in the hotels in venice. and no good food anywhere. the best you will find is a small place called Mamo but even theirs is mediocre. All cofee is instant - seems to be that way in both Paris and Venice) If you want good food in Italy, you need to go to Florence.
Also be aware that the people of Venice depend upon tourism for survival but they hate us, and pretty much let you know it, outside of a few places (and this hotel is one of them, along with two restuarants, Mamo's, and one on canal same side as hotel that has sign on the door free WIFI, only two decent places to eat, and that are polite.
All in all best experience in a hotel in venice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Antica Locanda Sturion," probably Venice’s most ancient hotel still running, is a cosy small Venetian House featuring just 11 rooms. Its decor, the ancient style furniture and the Venetian red damask and brocade make it special, creating a truly traditional unique and cosy feeling. A welcoming place from the past with superb and very impressive views on the Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge from the two Superior Rooms and the beautiful Breakfast Lounge, which is also: - a reading room with a tiny yet well-stocked library boasting a number of books in various languages.- a living room for an afternoon break and taking photos of the magnificent sunsets on the Grand Canal. You have just to take a look in the evening or early morning to breathe the magic of Venice and take a dip in the past and its atmosphere. Truly a breathtaking view! This Boutique Hotel is a small and well-established family business run by Nicole, Manuela, Helen and Flavia, who will do all their best to provide you with specific suggestions and advice for an unusual and intriguingly unique approach to our town. And in all our old-style rooms you will find the kettle to prepare a good cup of tea or coffee with complimentary cookies to rest after a long city tour. In a nutshell the right place to breath a truly Venetian and romantic atmosphere. As there is no lift to reach the Locanda, situated on the top floor of an Ancient Palace on the Grand Canal, we want our Guest to be aware they have to climb a long stairs, but our bellman Giuseppe will be happy to help you carrying upstairs your heaviest items. The hotel is smoke-free. Recall that the hotel offers breakfast for Celiac (Gluten Free) Features:- Gluten-free breakfast for Celiac.- Bar- Breakfast buffet: 08:00 am to 9:30 am- Kettle with Tea & Coffee & Biscuits in all rooms- Check out: 11:00 am- Check in 02:00 pm on- Our restaurant "Bistrot de Venise"- Our Residenza Bistrot de Venise flats- Our 3 star Hotel Antica Locanda al Gambero in St. Mark's area Facilities:- Breakfast for Celiac (Gluten Free)- Library in several languages, dedicated to Venice’s history and art.- Parking, special Garage agreement in Piazzale Roma- 10% discount at TripAadvisor & Michelin Top rated "Bistrot de Venise"- Internet Point: complimentary- Free Internet Wi-Fi: complimentary- I-Pad: complimentary use for our Guests (if available)- Fax service- Classical Music Concerts: schedules and booking- Tourist information of any kind- Tour of Murano glassworks and the Laguna islands, schedules and booking- Baggage room- Paid transfer service on request. Let us lead you to the discovery of Venice’s most secret and hidden spots:- Top secret Venice; an unusual walk with an authorized guide- Exploring Venice by Night; a night walk with an authorized guide- A full day on a "Bragozzo" boat, including lunch on board and various excursions- Discover the vineyards on the Laguna islands with Rebecca- Pescaturismo (recreational fishing) with Burano’s fishermen and Rebecca- Guided eno-gastronomic tours in the Prosecco hills- Introducing Amarone wine: guided oenological tours- Venice’s Cuisine and Historic Wines with Sara (guide –sommelier )- Meet Venice’s last true craftsmen with Valentina and Rebecca- Mysterious Venice: ghosts and legends; a walk with an authorized guide. ... more less
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- Antica Locanda Sturion Hotel Venice