What a wonderful find. This gem of a hotel is situated in Campo Santa Formosa just far enough from the touristy part of the city but close enough, tens minutes walk from Rialto and St Marks Square, to make it the most ideal spot to discover the wonders of Venice. The rooms were well appointed and spotless. The free wifi worked perfectly. The breakfast was a buffet style affair and was good. Wish there was an option of some tables outside however as it would of been nice to have a coffee and watch the world go by in the sun rather than being inside.
All staff were so friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. They recommended a private boat trip which picked us up from outside of the hotel and took us around the sights Venice for an hour. It was €140 Euros but it actually was better than the gondola ride which was €80 for 30mins and we actually got a bottle of Prosecco to drink on our way round too.
They will also recommend and book restaurants for your evening meal which is a must as you will find it very hard to get into any good restaurant by just turning up.
The only downside was the trip to Murano. The hotel puts on a free boat trip over to the Island to see the glass making factory. We got there and an English speaking guide showed us into the factory to view the artists blowing glass. It was fascinating, however, after five minutes the guide ushered us into, basically, fourteen showrooms full of Murano glass for sale. He was extremely pushy and rude and we came to the conclusion that he was probably on commission. As we didn't want to spend €60,000 he told us that we could get on the boat back to Venice and he walked off! I do want to stress though this had nothing to do with the hotel. Our recommendation would be to get a water bus ticket and travel to Murano and Burano on your own. We got a day ticket for €18 and you can jump on any Water bus and travel around Venice and get to the Islands.
I want to thank The Ruzzini Palace for making our trip to Venice memorable and very special. We will definitely be returning to your wonderful hotel.
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