We stayed here in January for our wedding anniversary. The booking process was very simple and the owner communicated well with us. He requested an arrival time so he was available to greet us. Having never been to Venice we did have a little difficulty finding the hotel. It was a very straightforward process to get to the hotel, from what I recall, we took the Alilaguna, blue line, from the airport, and departed at the Fondamente Nove and then it was a very short walk to the hotel. I think we struggled because the sign on the exterior of the hotel was quite small. I suggest you study the picture of the hotel as I nearly walked right by. It was dusk.
The hotel is lovely. We were given a room with a four poster bed and it was very pretty and authentic. The room had tea and coffee making facilities and a little fridge with fresh milk which was handy to store soft drinks and snacks. I don't think there is a floor or wall in the entire property that was straight or level but this added to the charm.
The breakfast was excellent for a continental style meal. Probably the best we've experienced and I've eaten my share of ham and cheese. Upon seating we were presented with a basket with a selection of warm rolls and pastries. There were also warm croissants and on one day mini pain-au-chocolat. Delicious! There was a sideboard with a small selection of chilled hams and cheese, cereal, yoghurts, fruits and fruit juice. If I'm honest the fruit juice tasted a little 'funky' the first two mornings but was delicious on the third, maybe the juice should be tasted for freshness every day. The coffee was excellent. It was an fabulous wake up call and really set us up for the day. We were greedy and had two cups every morning.
The location of the hotel, for us, could only be described as perfect. We were within walking distance of everywhere we wanted to be and was very close to a vaparetto stop. There were some lovely, reasonably priced restaurants nearby and some little bars. The shopping area was close and it was a great base to explore. Upon looking at the map we'd assumed things were further out but it was a lot closer to places than it first appeared. Rialto bridge and our favourite restaurant 'Da Mamo' was less than ten minutes walk away.
We got a great price for the hotel (about £50.00 per night) which was an excellent rate. We would highly recommend this hotel and certainly return on any further visits to Venice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- My home is to be found in the sestiere di Cannaregio, very close to the Ca' d'Oro palace, in an extremely central, yet peaceful area. The palace where I live dates back to the 1700's and reflects characteristic Venetian taste: period furniture, damask materials, Venetian flooring and with a magnificent facade overlooking a typical Venetian canal, the Rio di Santa Sofia. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Al Palazzetto Hotel Venice