We visited IQs in mid June for two nights. Everything about our stay was perfect. We were visiting for my better half's 30th birthday/engagement surprise.
Caterina was so helpful and friendly and made our stay effortless and relaxing. Caternina booked our water taxi (to arrive in style) and made dinner reservations at local restaurants before we arrived. The hotel is a perfect antidote to the constant flow of tourists in Venice's busy cramped streets - an oasis of tranquil cool luxury.
The hotel is located in a great quiet spot with a lazy canal and the odd gondaliere flowing past the window of our suite. It feels private, secluded and romantic yet is only five mins walk from Rialto and San Marco.
Inside the suite was spacious, cool and full of top spec fixtures and fittings. Really comfortable and stylish yet homely. Breakfast magically arrives in the room in the morning and the rest of the day is yours to get lost (and drink aperol spritz). The dinner recomendations were perfect and within five mins walk of IQs.
The personal service and small number of rooms at IQs makes you feel like you are somewhere really special - this doesn't feel anything like the large '5 star' americanised chain hotels (we visited the Hilton Molino to have drinks on their roof terrace - nice view, souless hotel).
Overall, I don't think it gets much better than this. The important thing is that you trust Caterina and the team at IQs to look after you and enjoy your trip. I would have happily stayed for weeks.
And the other half said 'yes', so all in all a perfect trip!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Qs are the latest addition to the Charming House family. It is a place where you will feel like at home, where you can offer yourself the luxury of unique suites, behind Piazza San Marco, with canal view on the famous Rio di Santa Maria Formosa, right where its waters take a turn before meeting the Gran Canal under the Bridge of Sighs. The interior is a Gothic courtyard with a well-curb. Contemporary design and art complete the wonderful location. Whether you are traveling for business or pure pleasure, the Charming House i Qs is the ideal place for you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Iqs Charming House Hotel Venice