This is a very nice home that has been turned into a nine or ten room hotel. Right on the Grand Canal at the Academia Bridge. We had a great view of the bridge and a fair view of the Grand Canal. The room was accommodating but small. And no private restroom. You share the restroom and shower facilities with the other guests - so plan accordingly. At home I share a bathroom with my husband - and growing up - seven of us shared one restroom. So - I figured for the location - I could deal with sharing a restroom. You do have a sink in the room - which is nice. And a small table. The WiFi was not good here - we had to go and reset the router several times just to check basic emails. No skyping with this weak WiFi. But - Venice must be a challenging place to live - logistically - can you imagine having to replace a refrigerator or big piece of furniture here with all the water, bridges and narrow walkways? So - WiFi is about the same - not up to par with more accessible places which is okay - you don't go to Venice for the WiFi. The hotel staff were very friendly. The breakfast was wonderful - fresh, fruit filled croissants and wonderful cappuccino or tea if you prefer - brought room service style to you each morning. This hotel was the most expensive hotel of our entire Italian trip. But - to be on the Grand Canal - it was worth it! The hotel was very clean - furnishings a little worn - but very comfortable. This hotel is above a bar - but surprisingly - we had no noise issues with the bar. We did get awakened each morning by the patio restaurant staff below unstacking chairs and tables. This hotel also had a safe feel as the main entrance was monitored by camera and released to be opened only upon the hotel staff confirming the identity of the guest/visitor.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Number of rooms: 10. This is a small hotel, the only 1 star right on the Grand Canal. Here you'll find a place with charm in the heart of Venice. We'll do our best to make your stay a pleasant one in a clean and welcoming Venetian house. This is the cheapest hotel on the Grand Canal, the perfect location for leisure travelers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Galleria Hotel Venice
- Hotel Galleria Venice