We stayed here in September for a few days. It was ok, but not nearly worth all the money we paid for our room. We had the Casanova room, which was very small, but we figured that it would be. We chose this place based on reviews saying how wonderful and helpful the owners were. Well, over 3 days we never saw these people. The sweet young woman who checked us in was there sometimes, and other times there seemed to be just random men hanging out in the lobby. They said "hi," but didn't introduce themselves, so we thought they were guests. Turned out they worked for the hotel, if you can call it "work." Mostly they sat on the couch and drank wine.
The biggest problem was the bathroom. It was cramped and poorly kept, but the worst part was the lighting. The shower area was pitch dark. The light fixture was made out of overhead projector bulbs. There were about 10 bulbs in the fixture, but only 3 of them were working. All 3 working bulbs were pointed at the toilet. After the hotel staff told us it is a permanent issue with the electrical wiring and there was nothing that could be done about it, we tried to fix it ourselves. We managed to get the 3 bulbs pointed toward the sink/mirror area, but you still couldn't see well enough to properly get ready in the morning.
Speaking of the morning, the continental breakfast was not good. The coffee was disgusting. There must be something wrong with the hotel's water because there's just no other way to make coffee taste the way this tasted. Also, coffee is made one cup at a time, so be prepared to wait, especially if there are other guests trying to eat at the same time.
As for the location, it was on a quiet side street, just steps from the most crowded streets you can imagine. You walk out the door and half a block to the corner where you hit a slowly moving wall of humanity. At night it was a little better, but during the day it was insane. Apparently everyone walks through this area on their way between St. Mark's and Rialto. Also, coming to the hotel from the vaporetto stop at Rialto, you have to cross two bridges-- remember that when you're packing your suitcase.
Overall, this place is not a good value. They need to lower their prices by half.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Charm of Hospitality Arriving in Venice is an extraordinary, charming experience. During your stay at Ca' del Nobile, refined and thoughtful hospitality will keep your sense of wonder for this fantastic city alive. In this Venetian residence, just behind St. Mark's Square, as elegant as a boutique hotel, you will find truly a special hospitality. At Ca' del Nobile, we are waiting for you to share in the "joie de vivre" of Venice. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ca` Del Nobile Hotel Venice