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Ca' Bonvicini
Ranked #5 of 482 Venice B&B and Inns
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

We have just returned from Venice after 4 nights stay at Ca Bonvicini, and I was so delighted to have stayed at such a lovely place and a brilliant location!
When we booked our stay we were emailed with the directions on how to arrive at the b&b with 3 different methods, however we chose the Alliguana which took about an hour in total and cost 15 euros each. We then departed at San Stae and followed the instructions we were emailed, and it took less than 10 minute’s walk and really easy if you follow the instructions. When we arrived, the staff were all so lovely and friendly, and the check in was really good where you are provided with another map of the city which was really useful, and also had the water bus map on it and also recommended restaurants, however we did not get round to trying these.
Our room was really lovely with the Juliet balcony overlooking the canal. It’s perfect location to be away from the centre so the noise doesn’t keep you awake at night, yet close enough that Rialto is only about 10 minutes walk, and then Marks square about an additional 15 minutes. Our breakfast was brought to us each morning, and they just brought it in, placed it on the table and made a quick exit to leave you alone. It was lovely with warm croissants, bread, cheese, yoghurts, a coffee of your choice and fresh orange juice, perfect start to the day. The rooms were cleaned daily, and fresh towels provided which was great as it was quite hot and we liked to shower morning and before going out for dinner.
We fell in love with the city, all the back paths and canals were so beautiful and you never knew what would be around the next corner, and we enjoyed trying to get lost and see what else we could discover.
We went into Marks square on the Friday (arrived Thursday afternoon) and although it was busy, it was still fine where you could walk around without banging into people. It is amazing to see all the sights together, and then walk down and have a gelato and sit on the grand canal watching all the boats and gondolas pass by. We went into the basilica in the square and ensure that you have a shawl to cover your shoulders and knees if you are a lady and you want to go in, however they do sell napkin type shawls if you do not have one just inside the door. When you enter, if you take the right door, it will take you up to the top and you can get a view over the square for 5 euros, this is definitely worth it.
We also went into the doges palace and this took you eventually over the bridge of sighs which was great to experience. When we entered, you were able to buy various entry tickets, I believe just entrance to this was 14 or 16 euros, however for around 20 euros you were able to buy a museum pass and this allowed you entrance into all the museums of the same chain, which we did use so was worth it (it is valid for 6 months).
The Campanile I would say is also a definite to do- it was I believe 7 or 8 euros to get in and a lift takes you right to the top. Here you are able to see all around the square and also all the orange roof tops in Venice, this was beautiful.
As we were tourists, we couldn’t go to Venice without going on a gondola. This was quite pricey I feel at 80 euros for about half an hour (for 2 of us) but we really wanted to do it. My advice for this would be not to get it at Marks square, it is extremely busy and you just end up queuing to get through the canals, instead we walked over rialto bridge from the b&b and turned left down the back alleys, this way we were taken to pass down the bridge and then back again down the smaller alleys which were great for pictures.
You are able to buy water bus travel tickets for block prices, we bought a 48 hour pass for 30 euros each. This was brilliant when at the end of the day especially when you are exhausted and you can just jump on the bus back to san stae and walk back to your room.
We used the water bus to go and visit Murano, known for its glass, and Burano for its lace and colourful buildings. Murano was quiet in comparison to Venice and I believe it took about 40 minutes to get there from Marks Square. As we got off the water boat, someone offered us into their glass show and we watched a man make a vase and a horse, this is definitely recommended and there is no charge for this- plus we weren’t hassled into buying anything. We then went on to Burano, which was even more quiet. There wasn’t much to do on the island, however it was great to see all the colourful houses, and again we just went and sat at the edge of one of the canals to relax. On the way back we stopped at other little islands and just hopped off the water bus when anything took our fancy, this is the benefit of the travel cards.
When eating in a restaurant, I would just say be careful with some places as there may be a cover charge and service charge therefore making the meal a lot more than expected. Also check the price for wine if this is what you enjoy as this can be quite expensive at some places also.
We fell in love with Venice and this b&b and we would without a doubt highly recommend you stay at Ca Bonvicini as you will be as delighted as we were and enjoy your stay as much as we did!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

We (my husband and I) went to Venice for two nights and when we finally arrived at this place I thank for that charming and romantic little venice casttle!!!!!!
It was like a dream!!!
The room we stayed was decorated at the venice style. I loved! And the town is amazing, magic! It was one of the best part of the trip.

And I was propposed in Venice!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

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Reviewed July 19, 2012

So Italian, peaceful, friendly place to stay, not for one but as many nights as you can :) We were only one night and the owner waited for us late in the night to assist us how to get to the hotel (from Tronchetto vaporeto station) and to receive us as they truly are - great hosts. The check in was fast, all the details given in few minutes we were able to get to our perfect room in Venetian style and yet modern. So impressed by the interior. It was clean, with TV, A/C, modern bathroom with all the amenities that you need and most importantly - there was the view over the canal :) couldn't wish for more. The breakfast is served right in your room. Just look at the pictures and you will get the idea. Would come definitely again and again. Worth visiting Ca'Bonvicini :)

Room Tip: Make sure that you get a room with balcony over the canal...priceless
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

My husband and I just left this B&B today and already miss it! We loved the location and the directions Sabina gave to use before arrival were spot on!
The positives: The b&b is just a few minutes from all the major sites and tucked away enough to relax at night with a glass of wine on the balcony. The rooms were exactly what I was looking for, elegant Venetian style room with a modern bathroom and very clean! The breakfast in the morning was very nice and the best part was that they delivered right to the room at a time that best suits your needs. I will definitely miss the warm, sweet croissants and hot latte! Another nice feature was that we had a key to the outside door, so it was easy access in and out of the building.
The cons: It's really hard to come up with any negatives about this place...the only one I could really think of is offering free beverages in the in-room mini refrigerator. That's not necessarily a negative, just would definitely be an added bonus!
I highly recommend giving this one a try...you will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

We were on our honeymoon and loved this b&b! We found it very easy to find following the owners directions and the location was perfect. (nb. not suitable for those with mobility issues as rooms are at top of large steep flight of stairs and no lift). It really is 5 minutes walk to Rialto and 15 to St Marc's Square, along a very easy route. It is also good for exploring back streets and getting off the tourist trail should you choose. The staff were helpful and gave good recommendations for restaurants etc, all on a handy map. Their information about travel and prices etc was also accurate and very helpful. Breakfast is served in your room at a time that suits you, which is fine. There are no communal areas or extra facilities within the b&b, however there is nothing extra you really need, our room was large, well funished with a large comfy bathroom and a wonderful view of the canal from 3 windows. The air con was very effective and very much needed during our stay! You are given keys so can come and go as you please, but the owners are always a phone call away if you need them out of hours. A wonderful place to stay, traditional venice and good value for money, we loved it!

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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

The location was wonderful if you like less touristy feel and more neighborhood/local - which we do immensely!! Given how touristy Venice is already, this B&B was in a wonderful location. Yet, you were still a close walk to everything! The in-room breakfast is just delightful. We actually missed it everywhere else we stayed - and kept joking that no one was knocking on the door with our breakfast. It isn't anything very involved - no eggs or anything - but it is a perfect start to just get your coffee and some breads and butter/jam/etc. And the most outstanding sweet croissants baked fresh every morning. After all, you don't need a huge breakfast - you are in Italy and will be stuffing your face the rest of the day with pasta and paninis! The bathroom is exquisite. Gorgeous tiles and very spacious - very new. The room was small, but very high ceilings and everything you need.Our balcony overlooked a bridge, but it was a quiet neighborhood at night. We would stay here again absolutely. The only challenge was finding it the first time - not so easy!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: Santa Croce 2160, 30135 Venice, Italy
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Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > San Polo
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 482 B&Bs / Inns in Venice
Price Range: $148 - $280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ca' Bonvicini 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated a few steps from Rialto Bridge and San Marco Square Ca' Bonvicini was once home of a noble Venetian family, it offers its guests the opportunity to experience a wonderful stay in an old palace of the late 17th century. This B&B joins an atmosphere full of ancient tastes that evoke past times with all the modern comforts, to make your holiday in Venice unforgettable. ... more   less 
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