We had great 4 day break in Venice despite the discomfort and inconvenience of our room in this very strange hotel. The location is perfect and staff very pleasant but our room was not what we booked and lacked the comfort and refinement you would normally find in a 5 star hotel suite. It was under furnished with very strange layout eg suitcases and dressing room on one level and bed space bathroom up two flights of stairs to another level. the wierd bathroom was tiny and looking tired whilst wc /bidet room was the other side of the bed with no hand basin could go on and on - no draws/wardrobe in this little sleep wash ablutions area two flights above the suitcases and the cloths. Good workout running up and down the stairs getting dressed and ready to go out. - ups left the phone by the bed aaaaah
We ate in the restaurant one night the view over the canal was wonderful the staff very pleasant but the food was very average - ordered glass of wine which tasted as if it came from a bottle opened days earlier could hardly eat the tough duck breast
We yearned for somewhere comfortable to lounge drinking cocktails and admiring the fabulous view of the canal but there isn;t anywhere we could call comfortable. The courtyard at the back of the hotel with table and chairs was usually fairly empty and unwelcoming the drinks terrace facing the canal was crowded with furniture and uncomfortable - great view though.
We booked a junior suite overlooking the grand canal with appropriate handsome room rate. On arrival we were 'upgraded' to a 'suite' and shown a sparse unwelcoming room with two small balconies offering great view of the canal. we didn't like the room but were told it was all they had.
The room lower level was a cold unwelcoming area with access to the two balconies facing the canal, some strange table ish bits of furniture and one elongated chair/sofa two stools no rugs, no desk no desk chair and no wc or wash room. So the lower level was supposed to be a lounge but it felt like a waiting room with dressing room by the door.
The bed was up two flights of stairs - the bathroom was a strange elongated closet at the back with just enough room for bath lengthways one person to stand and wash basin - was lined with gold coloured board badly fitted and gradually peeling off and delaminating because of the damp. The shower head was buried in the gold board ceiling so it was always damp and going mouldy delaminating.
Overall strange pain and pleasure - fab location fab staff strangely uncomfortable dysfunctional building - triumph of modern art ( if you like that sort of ID) and complete disregard for practical design that makes hotels comfortable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A 5-star hotel in Venice, Sina Centurion Palace overlooks the Grand Canal at the mouth of the San Marco basin, towards Dorsoduro. With direct access to the Grand Canal, our luxury hotel enjoys a unique position in Venice between the Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute, Punta della Dogana (home of the François Pinault Foundation) and the Peggy Guggenheim Museum. Our 50 rooms and suites at Sina Centurion Palace offer incomparable views over St. Mark's and the Grand Canal. Among the most renowned restaurants in La Serenissima, The Antinoo’s Lounge & Restaurant is an elegant and comfortable ambiance where to savour the best of contemporary Mediterranean cuisine accompanied by Grand Canal views. ... more less
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