So you are probably wondering why I didn't give this an excellent? well, I will explain.
We arrived after hours and followed the easy instructions to check ourselves in. The entry way was beautiful as was our room on the first floor, which was were Marco Polo was born! There was a mix up on the number of guests and after a quick call, everything was resolved. Lots of nice soaps and shampoos and plenty of towels. The shower was great - clean, great water pressure and it was hot - what I look for in all showers. The room was also very clean and comfortable.
Breakfast was laid out on a buffet - lots of choices and everything was excellent. The breads are picked up or delivered each morning. There is a coffee maker and we enjoyed trying different coffees, which are much better than what we drink at home.
The owner (I'm so sorry, I forgot his name) was extremely helpful with providing maps, directions and recommendations for dinner. He provided some history of the building, which we really enjoyed.
The only negative, which cannot be helped, but must be shared, is the location. It is on a noisy canal, which made sleeping a challenge. It's a double edge sword, really - you are in Venice and want to be on the canal, but then realize it is noisy. After I left, I wish I had recommended that they invest in a few good sound machines. They aren't very expensive, but too bulky for me to carry in my suitcase. That might be a good solution for the noise. It is also a little "off the beaten path" and when we arrived we were a little nervous finding our way to the hotel. We were safe, but I would recommend arriving during daylight, if at all possible.
I would highly recommend Locanda Ca' Amadi.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ca' Amadi is a small boutique hotel sited in the heart of Venice, a few steps from Rialto bridge and few minutes away from Saint Mark's square. Ca' Amadi is housed in the noble floor of a palace dated back 13th century, which was the house of Marco Polo. In the 15th century the Amadi palace hosted the Emperor Frederick III. The 6 rooms, all different from each other, are elegantly furnished in the typical venetian style and are equipped with all comforts (independend air conditioning/heating, minibar, LCD TV, safe, free wi-fi).Ca’ Amadi è una piccola locanda situata nel cuore di Venezia, a pochi passi dal Ponte di Rialto e a pochi minuti a piedi da Piazza San Marco.Casa di Marco Polo a cavallo tra il XIII e il XIV secolo, palazzo Amadi fu nel XV secolo residenza del mercante Francesco Amadi, nominato Conte dall’imperatore Federico III per averlo ospitato presso la sua dimora.Storia, cultura o semplicemente una pausa dalla frenesia quotidiana: a Ca’ Amadi ciascun viaggiatore può trovare ciò che cerca.I servizi della Locanda Ca' Amadi includono connessione internet wireless gratuita, aria condizionata in tutta la struttura e molto altro. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Locanda Ca` Amadi Hotel Venice