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“Start with a martini” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Locanda Casa Martini

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Locanda Casa Martini
Ranked #122 of 466 Venice B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Snohomish, Washington
Level Contributor
65 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Start with a martini”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2012

For the price I would have expected something a lot more, but I haven't stayed at another place in Venice. A bit difficult to find as the entrance is down a narrow alley. The room was very old and run down, and could use some upgrading. The one guy running the entire place was friendly and helpful. I suggest asking him, or others for recommendations for restaurants as we had a bad experience at a tourist trap restaurant. (forgot the name but had a TV by the entrance showing the tables. Do not eat there!!!) The breakfast at the hotel is a light breakfast and was OK. Although, skip the coffee at the hotel and go to a coffee bar for much better coffee. The location is very good as we were able to walk to everything we wanted to see and it was not far from where the boat from the airport dropped us off.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SnohBrind
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San Francisco, California
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43 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2011

Hm... Casa Martini was a very strange hotel. I did not see any of the "design" aspect of it in my room and we were left our key on the empty front desk with a letter that they were gone for the day. Okay, fair enough.

The hotel was very hard to find with it's little sign in an alleyway a little too far to be thought to be connected. It also said it was a luxury B & B, but that was posted on a canvas sign tied to the balcony. The old, wide wooden door opened VERY slowly and was reminiscent of a horror movie. Thank goodness they didn't have one of those mannequins with a masquerade mask on it that are everywhere in Venice, in the doorway, otherwise i might have run away!

There seems to be only one guy running the whole show- from the front desk check in to the bussing and replenishment of the morning breakfast. My first impression was that he seemed to be very smug, snotty and unprofessional but after a while I started feeling bad for him since he seemed to be doing everything.

For the prices they charge (it was the most expensive place we stayed at during our whole trip to Italy and Paris) I would expect a lot more. It wasn't horrendous, but I wouldn't stay there again.

Room Tip: I'm not sure about the room, but get to breakfast early, around 8, or good luck!
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Moscow, Russia
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34 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2011

First thing to know is that it is a bit of a problem to find the entrance to the hotel. You need to turn to the left from the wide street Cannaregio into a narrow alley (there were some kind of roadworks in that alley during my vacation, so, in the future, I suppose, there won't be a problem).
Then, you must be aware that in order to enter the hotel you need to push the button for someone to answer, and finally, the heavy automatic door will slowely open. Warning! there is no reception in the evening at all, approximately after 6 p.m. So, if you need any help, for example, internet in the room, you must care to ask about it before 6 p.m.
The room was good enough for me, I booked the room in the Venetian style on their official site. It was not as luxury as it had been on the picture, but I liked it. Yeah, it was the Venetian style, also the room was pretty big, there was a lot of empty space, besides our bed we had a little couch near the TV.
The neighbourhood is very quite. So, you can sleep tight any time you want. I didn't hear a sound, neither during the day, nor during the night.
The location is rather good, not in the heart of Venice, but you can walk 15-20 minutes to San Marco. Comparing to other prices, this hotel was one of the best in this location.
Can't say anything about staff and breakfast, cause I did't need help and didn't have breakfast.
All in all, I enjoyed my vacation in Casa Martini.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank R0zaS
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Perthshire
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

Just returned from the Casa Martini following a cruise on the Niew Amsterdam. The contrast could hardly have been more stark! We naively imagined that by paying £170 per room per night (that's about 270 bucks to our friends across the pond) we would have a fairly comfortable hotel to relax in before returning to the UK. Our first surprise came when trying to find the entrance since the B&B (for that's what it is) is situated over a shop, eventually finding the entrance up a side alley. The entrance door is opened remotely by hotel staff upon pressing the door bell and it opens very very slowly strangely reminiscent from a scene from one of those Hammer Productions horror movies and a portent of things to come. The next task is to lug your heavy suitcases up the stone staircase by which time you're ready for a v.large G&T. Once in our room my wife quickly commented on the cobwebs on the chandellier and thick dust on the drapes behind the bed. The 'continental breakfast ' consisted of a choice of 3 cerials some v.tired looking ham & yogurt & stale croissant. TV was kaput, bed mattress propped against the wall in the hall & so on.In short the Casa Martini makes Fawlty Towers seem highly desirable. Having read some of the other comments from previous guests enthusing over this jewel, I wonder whether they have stayed in the same place. Just in case we thought our expectations were too high we spoke to a lady & her daughters from London who had booked on line & they were equally amazed at the difference between the online presentation & the reality. We realise Venice is expensive but after a stay there, you realise you've been comprehesively shafted!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2011

It is a very relaxing hotel and easily accessable by public ferry (Alilaguna Line) from and to Airport to Guglie stop. The cost is 15 Euro pp one way but less if a return ticket is purchased. It is pleasantly away from the main busy areas but still walkable to all main sites. Staff friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank David6
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2011

Stayed here for 2 nights and was very satisfied. Walkable from the railway, good clean rooms, friendly and helpful service for a very good price

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Schmack86
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Valletta, Malta
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82 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2011

Located in Cannaregio, a charming area of Venice which is a little less touristy than the rest but still lively. Close to many vapparetto stops and restaurants/shops, as well as a fruit market just in front of the hotel.
Hotel is easy to find, on the main street that runs through Cannaregio.
I think Casa Martini is split into a B&B and hotel. We had to pay 20 euro per day for breakfast which was not very good value. Breakfast on the first morning was croissants, biscuits, cured meat, cheese, cereal, yogurt, prunes, hot drinks and dispensed fruit juices. We were not happy about paying so much for this breakfast, if it isn't included in your rate just eat elsewhere. The second morning there was no food or dishes left (although we showed up at 9 am for breakfast).
The building itself is charming and authentic. It is not very "modern" but has very cute furnishings and common areas. It also has two courtyard areas with tables and chairs that were very nice.
We stayed in the second cheapest room. Our room was cute, clean and basic. The more expensively priced rooms looked very nice.
The staff at Casa Martini were very good - particularly Michael who spoke excellent English and arranged for us to stay at another hotel when there was electrical issues the first night we were there. He also arranged for our luggage to be transported from the other hotel to Casa Martini once our room was available (the next day).
Bathroom was basic with two towels and two hand towels provided. Shower was small but good water pressure and temperature, although a little old and mildewy. Overall the rest of the room was clean. TV signal was poor with no English channels - but you aren't in Venice to watch TV, right? Bed was two single beds pushed together - not a very comfortable sleep.
Air conditioning worked great and we had lovely large windows with shutters that looked onto a courtyard.
Wifi was 2 euro/hour or 6 euro/day. We did not purchase so I'm not sure about quality.
Overall, a charming hotel in a lovely area. Good staff. Not staying in the lap of luxury but nice nonetheless.

Room Tip: Splurge on a higher priced room, but the basic rooms are pretty cute too.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jessgmalta
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Property: Locanda Casa Martini
Address: Rio Terra San Leonardo 1314, 30121 Venice, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Cannaregio
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Ranked #122 of 466 B&Bs / Inns in Venice
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Hotel Class:3 star — Locanda Casa Martini 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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