Ca Centopietre is hidden down a small side street and is accessed through a non-decrypt grey gate. Behind the gate is a Venetian building that has at it's heart a guy called Carlo. He is your receptionist, cook, guide, and concierge all in one. He is in the background but comes to the fore only when necessary.
Breakfast had the usual juice, cereal, coffee, and bread but done well. It is always the simple things that matter. The bread was freshly baked by Carlo. Croissants were available too. The standard coffee was good with espresso or cappuccino available also. The milk for the coffee was steamed in the espresso machine. It made it a very enjoyable experience.
The room we had wasn't large but was sufficient. It had a large wardrobe and table and chairs. There was a small fridge too which was good to keep drinks cool. The bathroom wasn't connected to the room which was not ideal but wasn't as big a problem as it would seem. We knew this when we booked the room. We were the only ones with use of the bathroom. There was very good air conditioning and a TV with only Italian channels on it too. The room was clean as was the bathroom but there were areas that could have done with a deeper clean.
I would recommend staying the the Dorsoduro area. There is a more relaxed feel here with student and locals prevalent. Strolling around the small streets here doesn't involve rugby tackles on guided tours to stay vertical. There are also a selection of good restaurants that are less expensive than in the main tourists areas. It is about a fifteen minute walk to St.Marks square and the hoards that you will find there. That is close enough.
We choose to stay here as the reviews on this site were very good while the reviews of other Venetian Hotels and B&B's seemed to be uniformly bad to average. We were very happy with our choice and would like to pass on the baton of recommendation to anybody else planning on visiting this wonderfully unique city. Use Carlo to get advice on where to go and what to do and you will have a wonderful visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ca Centopietre is situated in the heart of Venice, on Dorsoduro district, just a few steps from the Accademia Bridge, the Galleria of the Fine Arts, and at 20 minutes walking distance to St. Mark's Square and major point of interest. There are 5 rooms, each one different from the other, with copies of paintings by Canaletto and Guardi on the walls, some rooms with view to a private garden. Rooms complete of heating, AC, minibar, tv, hairdreyer and free wi-fi connection. On request instruction and video on how to reach the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ca Centopietre Hotel Venice