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“Nice hotel at affordable price”
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Domus Cavanis
Ranked #267 of 385 Hotels in Venice
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Nice hotel at affordable price”
Reviewed July 1, 2010

This hotel is great if you're on budget, but would like to stay in a decent place close to San Marco square.
The hotel is across the street of the main Belle Art hotel, where you check-in and go for breakfast. It's cheaper than Belle Art though, we paid 90 EUR for triple room with breakfast per night.
This hotel is not supervised , there is noone in the building - no receptionist, no restaurant, nothing. It wasn't a problem for us though, if we needed directions - to find a bank, a restaurant or a shop around, people in Belle Art were very helpful. They even organized a free tour to Murano island on a water taxi (which normally is quite pricey) for hotel guests, but of course they were trying to sell us glass products there. We had a private tour in glass factory, and were supposed to go back to Venice on our own. If Murano is on your list to visit, definitely use this opportunity. But do not buy anything from
the factory, its very overpriced. Once they finish the factory tour, get out of it - you can buy the same things for much cheaper price on the island.
Rooms are very big and clean, we had one overlooking the back area with houses. It was very quiet and peaceful.
Breakfasts are fine, not a lot to choose from, but definitely fills you in for a few hours.
Location and price are definitely the key factors when choosing thos hotel. Its located right next to Accademia bridge and a short walk to San Marco Square.

Next time in Veince, we will def stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 19, 2010

Stayed at the Domus Cavanis in March, for the price i payed ( 40 euro per night) it was excellent value for Venice, and would certainly stay again. I arrived early at the Belle Arte for check in and my room was not ready, so sat in the lovely garden area of the Belle Arte, i got talking to a couple who had demanded to be moved from the Domus Cavanis as their room was absolutely freezing.

I was feeling a bit wary, I knew it was basic, after all you get what you pay for. Well when it was time for check in I was a bit apprehensive of what I would find, true there is a reception and bar that is not manned and the stairwell seemed a little derelict. I was on the 2nd floor, ( lift still not working) I was pleasantly surprised, the room was huge, and lovely and warm ( was very cold in Venice) spotlessly clean, 70's looking furniture, and a bed settee. I was over looking the courtyard at the back so very quiet. The bathroom was a good size and very clean, and also warm in there too.

There was a connecting door and to my surprise another suite of rooms,even larger, with another double bed and another bathroom, so I was very impressed, the 2nd bathroom came in very handy.

Breakfast and staff over at the Belle Arte were very pleasant. no compaints, apart from the coffee, for Italy it was terrible. And its true about the lady in charge of the coffee machine, she likes to keep it to herself ... plenty of cereal, meat, cheese, salami, cakes and yoghurt. Croissants are limited I think as 2 are placed on your table, and no more in sight, I did ask where they were and I was brought another.

Overall enjoyed my stay at a very very reasonable price, and would recommend and stay there again, perfect location near to Accadamia and Zattere vap stops, very easy to find from both stops, for Accadamia take the 1st left Via Antonio Foscarini, form Zattere , the Gesu church is on the corner.

We ate at Nobili both nights and enjoyed it very much.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 11, 2009

cons:
* rooms in this hotel vary dramatically in sizes. unfortunately the one that we stayed in was incredibly small: besides furniture and bathroom there is about 4 sq meters extra in total.
* the thermostats in my room doesn't work, and we were frozen one night (with A/C on) and sweating the other night (with A/C off).
* one dude at the reception was extremely rude while the others were okay.
* wifi costs several bucks per hour and is only available in the lobby.
pros:
* breakfast is good given the price we paid
* good location

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 13, 2009

The best part of Domus Cavanis is the location. It's so close to the vaperetto stop, bridge, and museums and tons of other sights and restaurants. The only part that bothered me was the front desk situation because even though the front desk at the larger hotel (same owners) across the street was very helpful and had 24 hr. reception, it was a little scary at times walking through the dimly lit, empty lobby area at the hotel. Other than that, the room was clean and as said before, the location was great!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 2, 2009

Our family of 4 had shared some very small rooms in other cities. This was a HUGE room with a big bed plus a crazy couch that made out into a triple bunk bed. There was nothing fancy about the building, but we couldn't get over how much space we had. It was clean and had air conditioning. I was thrilled by the price, location and space. We ate breakfast with people paying WAY more in the main hotel. Breakfast was more elaborate than what you usually get in Italy.

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2007

This place was the pits!! The staff we rude and unhelpful. When asked to give directions to local amenities the answer was always no. The rooms of the Domus Cavanis are dingy and unpleasent. The details given by the Hotel state that there is a bar, however when we asked for a drink at 9.30 in the evening we were told that the bar was closed!!!! Again staff were rude when asked if there were any bar's nearby. They also state that they have satalite television however its all dubed in Itialian. Venice itself is dirty and covered in graffiti. The overall experience was terrible.

Stayed January 2007
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2007

can not stress enough how much i hated the place from start to finish!! the staff in reception were very very very rude!!very unhelpfull, ignorant , snotty!!! on the net the hotel advertises a Bar, true they do have a bar displaying what drinks you could have if they would open the bar!! but you guessed it they dont open the bar! as for overlooking a pretty gargen!! bull!the garden is the same as the rest of venice, run down and shabby!! pots with dead plants in them and a dirty table and chairs set flung in the corner!! breakfast was horrible, consisted of small rock hard bread rolls cheap ham , cheese and salami, staff again were horrible and rude!the ceral was indiscribable and the fruit salad was a joke!! rooms were clean enough and must say the housekeeping staff were very pleasent!! (should move them to front of house) all i can say is dont go!! i know it is cheap but a smile is free , except in venice where they woukld prob charge 3.50 for the pleasure!! if you already havent booked your trip to venice! Dont! cannot stress how horrilbe it is!! yopu may imagine it to be beautifuly and romantic but the reality is very very different! the whole city is run down and covered in graffitti!!the water is dirty! you have to pay for the pleasure of even entering a church! the dodges palace is a joke!! you will be terriosied by birds constantly!! the shopping in none existant!! shopping centres off the island are crap!! everything was crap!! and a special note for anyone wanting to go in JANUARY...... DONT most places are closed until feb! and anyone wanting to have a laugh and a few drinks, DONT GO!! impossible to find a pub and most places shut down at around 8 or nine and the you have to spend the rest of the night stitting in your crap room watching the italian shopping network because the satalite TV they advertise consists of the same five channels over and over again!!

for the sake of your sanity dont go!!!

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  • Stayed January 2007, traveled with friends
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Property: Domus Cavanis
Address: Rio Tera Antonio Foscarini Dorsoduro 895, 30123 Venice, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Dorsoduro / Accademia
Amenities:
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Ranked #267 of 385 Hotels in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Domus Cavanis 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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