This charming small B&B has an excellent location, with some of the rooms overlooking a small lovely canal, with beautiful buildings abounding. The rooms are a good value for the quality, particularly in an expensive city like Venice.
We loved staying in Santa Croce, away from the maddening tourist hordes, with the many quiet little lanes and canals, a pleasure to walk in. Close to the San Stae vaporetta stop, a traghetto dock, and the Rialto Bridge.
We opted for a room with a small Juliet balcony adorned with flowering plants, and were glad we did. It was so nice to open the doors in the morning and look out at small boats passing below us while we ate breakfast, which was brought to our room (a nice plus!). The breakfast was good, although not exceptional, and we enjoyed the fresh croissants and cappuccini, and the other items were typical of many small places in Italy.
The bathrooms were sparkling clean, modern and better than average, and while the beds were a little hard, this is often the norm in Italy. I was concerned that our room's location close by a little bridge might have noise when people walked across it, but we hardly heard any noise at all. Well, there was that noisy seagull who one morning perched on a rooftop across the canal, proclaiming his royal eminence!
The service is exceptional. Sabina is very friendly and always ready to assist. And prior to our arrival I had some specialized questions regarding Venice which were well-answered via email by Alberto.
For those with mobility problems, the steep stairs on the higher floors might be an issue, but they are common in Venice, and were do-able for one of our party who has knee problems.
All in all a great place to stay and we'll be back.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Ca` Bonvicini Hotel Venice