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“A perfect location for our first trip to Venice”

Review of Altana

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enjoy the view from the Altana roof-top terrace!
you can relax tasting Italian food and wine view of San Marco bell tower from the Altana roof-top terrace
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enjoy the view from the Altana roof-top terrace!
you can relax tasting Italian food and wine
view of San Marco bell tower from the Altana roof-top terrace
bright and spacious living room of the Altana Apartment
bright and spacious living room of the Altana Apartment
bright and spacious living room of the Altana Apartment
bright and spacious living room of the Altana Apartment
the apartment is finely furnished with Murano glass objects
above the living room there is a cozy gallery with library
the kitchen is large and well equipped
the kitchen is large and well equipped
the kitchen is large and well equipped
the dining room features a stunning canal view
the dining room features a stunning canal view
the dining room features a stunning canal view
pitoresque canal view
view from the living room
view from the staircase leading to the attic gallery
from the attic you have access to the typical foor top terrace
the attic is a lovely place for studing, reading or just relaxing
the attic is a lovely place for studing, reading or just relaxing
view of the dining table from the attic
view of the living room from the attic
bright and welcoming doube bedroom
bright and welcoming doube bedroom
bright and welcoming doube bedroom
spacious walk in wardrobe
bathroom with tub
bathroom with tub
other view enjoyable from the terrace
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Veneto

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Stephen B
Hillsdale, Ontario
2 reviews
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“A perfect location for our first trip to Venice”
Reviewed 28 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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My wife and I travelled to Venice to celebrate my 60th birthday, staying for a week. We used this very central location to head off in a different direction each day, exploring as much of the city as we could cram into a week. This apartment is only a 5 minute walk from the S, Vaccaria vaparetto stop, and less than that to St. Mark's Square. However, it was quiet at night for sleeping. The apartment was sparsely furnished which allowed a lot of room to spread out. We used the washing machine a couple of times and spread our clothes to dry on the racks provided....which helped us pack a little less. The highlight was the view from the dining room window. We would open this window fully in the morning to watch the gondolas traverse a regular route right under our window. It was not unusual to hear a singer, and accordionist, or a guitarist seated on one of the gondolas serenading the occupants of the gondola, and all around, with a traditional tune. We taped this a number of times and these have been a hit since arriving back home.

Check in was a breeze after our long trip from Canada. Enrico was thorough in his introduction and even provided us with a map where he highlighted a few restaurants, art shops and other areas of interest for us.

We filled our trip with hours of walking, going to the opera one night, getting a 2 day vaparetto pass which we used to go up and down the grand canal a couple of times, as well as visit Lido, Murano and Burano.

The apartment is on the 4th (and 5th) floors and it's 62 stairs to reach the front door...but it's worth it once you're there. The Altana was comfortable for 2 offering views out over the rooftops, or a day ending drink and appetizer. The kitchen included everything we needed, although we prepared very little food. I would say the only thing I missed was a larger glass or 2 for the days when I wanted to close my day with a beer rather than a glass of wine.....but that is minor.

Although we happily got lost often we were always able to find our way back to this wonderful apartment, close to everything.

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Liked best: The gondola route running right underneath the dining room window.
Liked least: I don't know....a little more selection in glass sizes?
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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vmillersr...
Niton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Second Wonderful stay in this fabulous apartment”
Reviewed 8 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We love this apartment so much we had to return for a second stay here making this our fifth visit to our favourite holiday destination . I would recommend this apartment to anyone wishing to have a truly Venetian experience. The area is quiet, away from the tourist trail and yet so close to St Marks Square it takes literally minutes to reach. It is our perfect bolt hole in this wonderful city

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Dronfield
Reviewed 1 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013

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Germany
Reviewed 30 October 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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BC
Reviewed 28 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

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NSW, Australia
Reviewed 28 October 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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vmillersr...
Niton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fabulous apartment, wonderful views, perfect location”
Reviewed 3 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We had a fantastic few days in this apartment and would love to go again for longer next time. Not suitable for young children and you must be fit to manage the 66 steps up to the apartment., plus the extra 15 to the Altana. The location is close to St Marks but also off the main tourist trail so nice and quiet. The only sounds being the splash of the gondolas as they pass up the beautiful Canal de Vin. and the occasional serenade.
The apartment is beautiful and so well appointed. This is our favourite holiday location so far and the Truly Venice staff are wonderful . We particularly enjoyed shopping for fresh vegetables and fruit from the boat in Castello. There are so many lovely little food shops, akin to our delis at home. This was a genuine gourmet experience for us.

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Liked best: The terrace
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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