We loved Venice and stayed at the Don Orione after coming off the Queen Victoria cruise ship. I was looking for cheaper accommodation and checked our the monastery / convent options. Was delighted to come across this one and was sold on it as it looked so clean (and dust-free - important as my daughter has dustmite allergy), without being too stark and impersonal. (My daughter did not sneeze once!) We were very happy with the friendliness and service right from the moment of booking (direct via email). As I asked for a triple room, we were offered the choice of a large double and single or 3 singles. All emailed queries were handled immediately including advice on the best way to get from the ship to the location. And the location is excellent, between Zattere and Accademia. The religious aspect is minimal and the modern design incorporates the sites history. The reception staff are friendly and helpful. We were able to leave our luggage (as we arrived early) and head off for our prebooked Secret Itineraries tour of the Doges Palace (about 5-10 minutes walk or next stop on the waterbus). The only slight drawback was the (continental) breakfast, some fruit would have been nice, but it was enough to see you through until lunch.
- Also Known As:
- Centro Culturale Don Orione Artigianelli Hotel Venice