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“Quiet, clean and quirky -no frills accommodation in the perfect location in the the most amazing city!” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Ca Formosa
Ranked #259 of 462 Venice B&B and Inns
London
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Quiet, clean and quirky -no frills accommodation in the perfect location in the the most amazing city!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

We arrived late Sunday evening and got a bit lost but luckily a friendly local waiter directed us down the dark, spooky alleys and we finally found ca Formosa! The lovely local worked at a fab resturant called carluccio's a 2 min walk from hotel that sold lovely food for very reasonable prices so worth a visit! Once we finally found it, we then had to go to a different place first to get the key and after several flights of stairs we reached our room(not sure how anyone of poor physical health or the elderly would cope- its a long way up and no lift) The room was perfectly ok, a little cold as the air conditioner was broken and stayed constantly on the whole time we were there! The room had an ensuite, tv and fridge with a reasonable mini bar with water, soft drinks and small beers ranging from 1.50 euros to 3. The room was basic but very, very clean and cleaned every morning by polite but discrete staff you rarely saw anyone around and Were pretty much left to ur own devices which was fine by us!! Breakfast was a bit samey but fine for a short break. Hotel was in an Ideal location and Venice is fantastic!!! Fron the airport (Marco Polo) You need to get a water bus (Alilaguna company) which was 15 euro pp each way on the Blue line to San Zacharria and then a short walk to hotel (take a good map as all roads look the same!) Like I said Venice is an amazing place but can be very pricey so take spends and stick to back streets for cheaper meals ranging from 50 euros to 70 for two people including wine. Everything is seriously overpriced in main tourist places like San Marco but the beautiful church and bell tower is a must visit! Overall ca Formosa is an acceptable and very good value accommodation choice for a short break if u want clean, quiet and no frills and February was the perfect time in my opinion to visit the most romantic, unique place I've ever been! We will be back!!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

This hotel had a great location, near one of Piazzas and Rialto Bridge. The room was tiny, but decent. for Venetian standards. The staff were super friendly. We had a decent breakfast, even though we had to walk over to the sister hotel.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Halkidiki
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69 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

In the hotel we were moved to another hotel, it seemed they are in common, because this hotel didn't have a name. It was attic room and was soooo small, so we couldn't move without hitting our heads. Shower and WC were outside of the room, but it seemed that us only were using it. The hotel has very good location, building is very old, interiors are very old-fashioned and that gave us a very specific mood. In the mornings were could smell fantastic fresh bakery - and it was one of the best croissants in the world! We were so tired, so we could sleep well, but walls are so thin, so we could hear all the noises in the corridor and next rooms.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Popadakis
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Venice
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012

we stayed only one night but had a good rest and a good breakfast. Small hotel.
Clean. 10 minutes walking from San Marco square. Over a small bridge. The reception is in an other hotel on the third floor around the corner.
With airconditioning in the rooms.


  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Adelaide, Australia
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

After our hot and very busy walk from the train station we were excited to get to the hotel, but we're immediately shifted to another hotel managed by the same people. We were reassured that this was better but when we got to the room, we partner could barely stand under as we were in a makeshift attic type room, we did however have a private bathroom (we paid for a shared bathroom). Multiple times we asked the staff questions and they weren't very helpful. The breakfast was average (warm milk for cereal etc). The hotel however was well located in close walking distance to everything, but still quiet. Wouldn't recommend the hotel though.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Ali D
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Kings Langley, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

We are four friends who reunited for a city break in Venice and we wanted something central, near San Marco, with some character and not very expensive.


We have opted for Ca Formosa, which was a very good choice in terms of value for money. The 4 of us shared a room and a bathroom with another room and payed 116 Euro/Person for 3 nights, at the end of June. The breakfast was included and was quite nice, with croissants, coffee, cheese, meat pate, etc.The location was good, the place was quiet, the room was clean, the staff friendly.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Asha G
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NYC
Level Contributor
15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2012

Pros: The location is great - we only had 1.5 days in Venice and we were able to walk to everything in the city. The bed and shared bathroom were large, clean and comfortable. Our room was quiet. The price was one of the lowest we could find in Venice.

Cons: Breakfast was good the first morning but on the second morning they didn't put out any hard boiled eggs or cheese - they said they "ran out of eggs" (and we ate right at 8am). My husband woke up on the second morning with a few mosquito bites even though our windows were closed. We had to walk up and down 5 flights of stairs to get to our room.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ca Formosa
Address: Castello 4857, 30122 Venice, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Castello
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #259 of 462 B&Bs / Inns in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ca Formosa 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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