I have been searching for a hotel in Venice that is modern and not the typical Venetian style and this hotel fit my criteria. I love the fact that it is very easy to locate. It is a 5 minute walk from the Sta. Elena vaporetto stop. The place is very tranquil with lots of trees. A very peaceful place away from the San Marco crowd. The reception was okay. Not very accommodating and welcoming but not rude as well. The breakfast was good. The waiters and waitresses were always on their feet to serve your needs. The double room, I got was spacious with a balcony. I should add though, my scary experience when my son saw a spider. I told the staff about it, a hotel staff was there right away to look for it. The hotel has a complimentary trip for guests who wish to visit a Murano glass factory named Ducali which is over the top over priced. I suggest not to avail of this as you will be force to visit the shop and be stuck with a salesman that will somewhat leave you feel pressured even if he says otherwise. I bought a watch that cost me 50 euros in that shop and when i checked on the price of the watch from the other stores it was only 20 euros!!! I would recommend "Commerciale Oball due "that has very nice Murano pieces that you wouldn't find in the other stores and the prices are reasonable. I bought two clocks and was given a discount. Back to my review of the hotel, Overall, I would definitely come back to Best Western. It was a pleasant experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our romantic boutique hotel owes its secluded ambiance to the former convent in which it is housed and of which it still retains much of the original structure: the high walls and the imposing façade conceal unexpected gems such as the impressive spiral staircase and the amazing garden furnished with comfortable chaise-lounges. Venice, with its historic center and beautiful architecture, can be reached with a pleasant stroll along Riva degli Schiavoni, or in just a few minutes by waterbus. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Venice
- Venice Best Western