My wife and I stayed at Oltre Il Giardino as the first stop on our Italian honeymoon. It was certainly an excellent beginning to a wonderful trip! Upon checkin we were greeted by Lorenzo, who was extremely kind and helpful. We booked one of the rooms on the top floor of the main building, and it could not have been a better choice! It was a largish room compared to what I was used to in Italy, with a few chairs and a small table, a console table, a quaint alive under the roof, and a nice bathroom. At first the bed felt a little stiff, but I slept so soundly and so comfortably that it was just not an issue at all. It was so quiet in this area of San Polo sestiere. Breakfast in the garden in the morning was lovely! There was a good selection of food for breakfast, and the serving staff was very cheery and friendly! It is so conveniently located to everything in Venice, no more than a 15 minute walk to Piazza San Marco, the train station, and any number of wonderful neighborhood restaurants! I would love to stay here again for a relaxing, comfortable vacation!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The house, which once belonged to Alma Mahler, the composer's widow who lived there in the 1920's, lies next to a small canal just a stone’s throw from the Church of the Frari, has now been turned into an exclusive but homely retreat. This enchanting place in the hearth of Venice offers something unique to those visiting the city. Our guests will feel that they have really found a home away from home. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Oltre Il Giardino Venice