People often use the term "hidden gem" but in the case of Domus Orsoni, you really do need quite explicit directions to find it. We walked (with our luggage, as is the norm in Venice) well past where we should have turned into a small alley and asking for directions from two nearby hotels proved fruitless - they simply had never heard of it!
However, once found, it was worth the effort. As others have mentioned, the hotel/inn/B&B sits above a mosaic factory. There is not much in the building or the rooms that is not covered in mosaics! Our room (called Oro Ramini on the website, but indicated as Room 4 on location) was quite a good size and the bathroom is enormous. There was a welcome basket waiting for us in the room upon arrival (two bread rolls and some cookies), and remained there for the three days we stayed! Be warned that the bathroom is on three different levels, with a step up to the sink and another down to the bath and another up to the toilet/bidet area, which faces directly into the gold-tiled shower.
The amenities are quite basic, there are no tissues and the hand/face towels are made of tablecloth material, which is not very absorbent. Breakfast is served in a nice sunny room or on the terrace. It is quite basic. Considering that there is a fruit stand just a few steps from the hotel, it's a pity that little or none is on offer in the hotel.
As has been mentioned in many reviews, Flavio and Valentina are excellent hosts.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Five rooms lovely decorated with mosaic tiles, in the middle of two lovely gardens , an historical house restored in modern way. Everything closed by an ancient foundry ,still producing hand made mosaic tiles since 1888. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Domus Orsoni Hotel Venice