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“Superb Location”
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La Villeggiatura
Ranked #41 of 457 Venice B&B and Inns
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Geelong
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“Superb Location”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

Arriving by water taxi made it so much easier to find La Villeggiatura and it was a wonderful way to enter Venice. With luggage it was a one minute walk whereas arriving at the Rialto would have been a lot more complicated. Barbara was friendly and welcomed us with a cool drink. She took the time to explain the best way to get around Venice and recommended some lovely restaurants. Her suggestion of visiting San Giorgio Maggiore (a boat ride across the Grand Canal) which has a lift that takes you up to the bell tower was a winner. We had great views back over Venice and all around. Perfect photo point. We had a room for three people (the Doge room) which was an excellent size and pleasantly decorated with antique furnishings. The bathroom was spacious and modern. In comparison to other breakfasts we enjoyed while in Italy our breakfast here was quite simple. La Villeggiatura is in a great location
and highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

We stayed at La Villeggiatura in late November with family and friends and felt as if we discovered a hidden gem! While the weather is not the best in November, it is a great time to avoid the crowds and get a local feel for Venice. We were lucky and came right after and aqua alta, which returned the day after our departure. But don't worry even if you do get stuck with aqua alta... Venice knows how to manage. Don't be put off by the front door of La Villeggiatura, it is pure classic Venice! Our rooms were huge and the hard wood floors, beamed ceilings and widows overlooking classic Venice alleyways, made us feel like we were living in movie. Barbara was extremely helpful both in emails before we arrived as well as sitting with us before the start of each day to talk through our plans for tours and food. As a local she has the inside knowledge on where to go to get the goods whether you want the tourist or local experience. If this is your first trip to Venice I recommend taking a private water taxi from the airport just for the experience... more expensive but worth it! Then you can take the public ferry back on your return. The hotel location was unbeatable, right by the old fish market, walking distance to everything but with a bit of "real" Venice off the beaten path. Definitely on my list of places I will stay again!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Lakewood, Ohio
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

The rooms were quite clean and comfortable with reasonable appointments for the price. Barbara made navigating Venice much easier. Her recommendations for touring the city and restaurants were spot on. It was a challenge to find as were the steps to the third floor especially with lots of luggage.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Naples, Florida
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

This was a great location, close to Rialto bridge & the grand canal, & very close to the fish market. Warning--lots of steps, but they graciously helped carry our bags coming & going. Rooms were very spacious, with nice light & windows. Bathroom was very nice & pretty large as well. Good breakfast of fruit, coffee, breads, and yogurt. They even lent us some wine glasses for our gondola ride so we could take our wine with us!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

We just returned from our trip with our two children. La Villeggiatura was the perfect choice for our family. Barbara and Sunil made us feel at home and were very helpful. The rooms were very spacious and clean. We considered staying in some of the fancier hotels, but couldn't justify it in a city like Venice with no elevators anywhere. La Villeggiatura is a very charming place that provides very good value in a perfect location. I would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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France
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

We were very happy with our choice: small, cozy, place with lots of privacy in a perfect location! We were looking for the place to stay in Venice for quite some time as we wanted nice place and available at the end of Carnival and still reasonable price. I am very happy that we found Villeggiatura. Barbara was very helpful with all our wishes & questions and prepared with advises. Her recommendations were great starting from sightseeing and ending with restaurants.
B & B is in a Venetian house and it's nice to have your key and come back after a day to your "home" in Venice. The reviews which were criticizing the entrance- I really don't understand was missing there: I would say it's simple, pleasant as you don't feel so touristy entering the house where Venetians live around.
The location- again personal opinion but can't imagine better location to stay in Venice than surroundings of Rialto (Well maybe just having the view to Grand Canal from my room :)).
The room was very spacious and warm also very clean.
Breakfast is simple- but was good for us. I would still suggest maybe some variety of patissery and bread from day to day, especially that even small shops around they have delicious biscuits, patissery and bread. For example we really appreciated Panettone during breakfast on our stay in Rome. But otherwise you will find at Villeggiatura: coffe, some fruits, yogurts, 1 croissant per person and some small breads.
To sum up it's really nice place to stay in Venice and we will come back.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Beautiful B+B in a good location.

La Villeggiatura is located on a lovely quiet street concealed behind a large door. Coming and going via this hidden door made us feel like a local instead of a tourist going in to their hotel.
The B+B is located up a two flights of stairs.
I had booked the Casanova room over the phone, but a few days before travelling I found out I would be staying in the Doge room (which is the other deluxe room in the property.) I was initially disappointed but the Doge room was very big and had lovely old ornate pieces of large furniture such as couch and dresser which added to the beauty of the room.

The bathroom was excellent, and there is free wifi in the B+B. I cant understand why you would choose one of Venices very expensive hotels as when I was booking our two nights in Venice no hotel came close to this luxury for the same money.

The breakfast was very nice with lovely Italian coffee made for us.

We found the B+B's location excellent for getting the boat to Murano and strolling to the main tourist areas. Barbara who manages the B+B was very helpful, she booked our time to visit St Marcs Basilica and showed us some non touristy restaurants to the north of the B+B away from the tourists. These were the best value and best meals we had in Venice, as we had felt fleeced in a few places south of the Rialto bridge.

La Villeggiatura was still pricey compared to any normal B+B, but this is Venice and La Villeggiatura is a luxurious B+B so you compare its price to Venice hotels, and it beats them hands down.

You may get a little annoyed crossing the Rialto bridge for the umpteenth time but its worth it.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: La Villeggiatura
Address: Calle Dei Boteri San Polo 1569, 30125 Venice, Italy
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Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > San Polo
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Ranked #41 of 457 B&Bs / Inns in Venice
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Hotel Class:3 star — La Villeggiatura 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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