We Spent 3 nights at the UNA Venezia.
My family of four arrived at the UNA hotel at 9am - blurry eyed from an all night flight. We were welcomed by the most wonderful, friendly , and welcoming Nera - who informed us that since they knew we were arriving early - they were able to prepare our room. Yes, we were able to check in at 9 am!
When we entered the room and it was clear that they were totally ready for a family of four - four of everything: Toothpaste and toothbrushes, bathrobes, slippers, tons of towels, toiletries of every kind (nail polish removing kit, soap, shampoo, conditioner, shower caps, sewing kits, makeup remover pads). The sofa bed was pulled down and made up for the kids.
The room was the Jr. Suite (room 203 I think) which was comprised of two rooms joined together by a single door. The rooms were very large . The first room appeared to be roughly 250 square feet in size and had a queen size sofa bed, chairs, a table, tv. and cd/stereo system. It also had double French doors which opened up onto a small balcony that looked over the canal.
The main bedroom (maybe around 300 square feet) had a "king size bed" (two twins together i think - but couldn't really tell), A sofa, chairs , table, desk, and ,wardrobe. We had four enormous windows - two which faced the canal and two which faced the courtyard/street (see photos). The Bathroom was off of this room
The Room was very clean and decorated in the Venetian style (lots of brocade!)
Every single person we had contact with at the hotel was incredibly friendly and helpful. What is more, every single person made us feel welcome.
The location could not be more perfect. After the insanity that is St. Mark's Square and most parts along the grand canal - it was such a relief to return to the serene quiet of the hotel. It is only a 3 minute walk to the Strada Nova - (a main street with lots of shopping and restaurants) - but for all intensive purposes it could be miles away - such is the quiet. It is only a 15 minute walk to St. Marks square ( a bit longer if you happen to get caught up in the logjam of people around St. Marks. Square).
The complimentary breakfast was very, very good. There were at least 4-5 choices of every item available - so 5 kinds of cheese, 5 kinds of juice, 4 kinds of meat, Several kinds of fresh fruit, a wide variety of pastries, several types of bread to make your own toast, 5 kinds of cereals, A BASKET OF GLUTEN FREE items!, a chafing dish of scrambled eggs, bacon, and some order hot breakfast meat, made to order espresso, cappuccino, hot chocolate etc.
Another plus was that breakfast was served from 7:30-11:00 am - so for those who want to sleep in........
Pillow menu where you can choose your type of pillow (goose down etc.)
Prosecco, wine, tea, and snacks available in the afternoon.
Air conditioning worked perfectly.
You can take a water taxi directly to the hotel.
Minibar and Fridge in Room
Turn Down Service
Things I would change.
There are only two things I would change. In our bathroom, the shower "door" was a partial piece of glass along one side of the bathtub - this was not adequate to contain the water of four people showering and the floor became dangerously wet.
As another reviewer noted, the breakfast space is quiet small - I think it can only seat 22/24 people at a time (and in fact there is a satellite table set up in the TV room during the morning). There were mornings when people came down for breakfast and couldn't be seated. I wish there was a way people could sit outside and I wish there was more seating.
I would highly recommend this hotel - but would also recommend that you splurge for the larger room and one with canal views.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- UNA Hotel Venezia, precious pearl in the Lagoon, is a luxurious hotel located in the historical and lively Cannaregio district, close to the most important tourist sites. The prestigious building has been restored to the ancient grandeur in the classic Venetian style and features 37 gorgeous rooms and a rich American Bar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Una Hotel Venice