This is a jewel of a hotel that is both architecturally splendid and managed by warm and helpful staff. We could hardly believe the reviews we read before choosing the Locanda San Barnaba, but they proved to be true. Our room was spacious and well-thought out. Breakfast fare was varied with plenty of healthy choices. The location is quiet, central and far more interesting than the area around San Marco; it is a charming neighborhood within walking distance of all the main sites and with plenty of small restaurants frequented by locals. As they did for other reviewers who had early morning departures, the hotel staff opened the breakfast room for us at 4 am, and arranged for a water taxi pick-up that went very smoothly, relieving what could have been stress and discomfort at our vacation's end. We will surely stay here again and probably very soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience a warm welcome in a 16th century Palace, where the enchantment and magic of Venice are complemented by the modern conveniences required by even the most exacting clientele. An architecturally sensitive restoration has brought back to life serene splendor of the era of which this building is an admirable example. Each of the fourteen rooms has a story to tell: the lover's nest, the philosopher's refuge, the artist' s studio, the playwright' s chamber, where echoes of his muse still linger. The "Locanda San Barnaba" is located in the center of the city, between Accademia Gallery, Piazza San Marco and Rialto Bridge, easy to reach from Piazzale Roma or "Santa Lucia" Railway Station by Vaporetto n° 1 (Ca' Rezzonico Stop). ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Locanda San Barnaba Hotel Venice