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San Cassiano Residenza d'Epoca Ca' Favretto
Ranked #95 of 385 Hotels in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 July 2014

We are just back from our stay in Room 219, stunning room on the 2nd floor to the left of the breakfast room balcony if looking at hotel from the canal. Two large windows (we thought there would only be one and got a lovely surprise). Deep window sil you can perch on to take in The view and what a view it is!! Listening to the church bells in the distance is a perfect way to start your day. Rooms are cool all day and it was very warm at the begining of July. Antique furniture in beautiful suite with sitting area and large comfortable bed plus an additional day bed. Lots of deep red walls, murano glass light fittings and gold guilt give a traditional venetian feel. Staff are lovely. Very helpful and make you feel special. The porter, come breakfast waiter, come barman was wonderful and the staff behind the desk are utterly charming. Maids also do a great job.. Only very slight negative is bathroom could do with an upgrade as it is a little past it's best, this is the only negative though. We upgraded to canal view room by phoning a couple of wks before travelling at an additional cost of 40 euros on top per night. It was well worth the extra cost!! Just far enough away from the busy Rialto bridge although just a five min walk. Lots of lovely places to eat tucked away in the alleys behind the hotel. Do yourself a favour and get a little lost there. I have dreamt of going to Venice for many years and this hotel did not dissapoint. Would go back in a heart beat. Lynsey and Alan Murphy Johnstone, Scotland.

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Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights. We loved the location. While we were in Venice there were 4 cruise ships there too. I loved the location of the hotel because it was far away from all the noise and confusion from the cruise ships.

The hotel has a great sitting area in the front on water and a garden seating area in the back.

They accommodated our family of 4 with one room. King bed and 2 twins so it was perfect. It's a very old "palace/mansion" so it has a lot of charm. Lots of stairs to get to our room though. We didn't mind it. However, if you have issues with that make sure you inquire about that.

Stayed: June 2014
4  Thank Mallardnj
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Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

My family and I stayed here towards the end of June.
We arrived literally right to the door of this hotel via water transport.
Hotel: we have been to Venice a few times and each hotel has been very nice. This one was no exception! Ca' Favretto is right on the grand canal tucked away on one of Venice's little hidden side streets. The hotel itself is in a 14th century building and has maintained much of its very old world charm. The lobby is a little dark, but that's ok. There are exposed wooden beams and lots of Venetian glass on display in both the light fixtures and the curio cabinets throughout the lobby. The staff was very friendly and while our rooms were not quite ready when we arrived, we trusted them to watch our bags while we went exploring. The only real downside for some might be that there is no lift in this hotel. Rooms are located on the 2nd & 3rd floors. We didn't mind so much because after all of the delicious gelato & food we were eating, we needed the exercise! Also, there are guys there who will carry your bags to your room for you.
Location: the hotel is on the Grand Canal but is still tucked away from the main tourist areas, which we liked. A short walk took us over the Rialto Bridge and over to St. Mark's Square. The way is dotted with great little shops that offer wonderful souvenirs that are all made in Italy, not the junk made in China you get closer to the heavy tourist areas. In particular we found a fantastic little linen shop that has dish towels, pot holders, bath towels, etc. that they would personalize at no extra cost with an old fashioned embroidery machine!
Rooms: The rooms were really nice. They too were a bit dark, but that was more in keeping with the period of the house. There was no carpeting on the floors, there were nice big windows, the beds were comfy and most importantly, there was air conditioning! Venice was hot & humid while we were there, so coming back to a nice cool room was heavenly!
Breakfast: breakfast here was one of the best! Fresh scrambled eggs that weren't the runny norm, rashers of bacon, lots of fresh cornetos & rolls, the standard meats & cheeses, yogurt & fresh, whole fruits. There was even a lady who was happy to get you a complimentary cappuccino!
In all, I would highly recommend this hotel!

Stayed: June 2014
3  Thank TRAVEL_LILY67
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

My wife and I are just back from 4 nights in the San Cassiano and have no doubt that the hotel made a great holiday unforgettable!

I had reservations about this hotel prior to going as the furnishings looked quite dated in the pictures and the hotel generally looked a bit tatty but unless you have been you can't really understand it in context. Suffice it to say I was very wrong and there is nothing to worry about.

We arrived by water taxi direct to the hotel and I would recommend this as it just sets the scene. Walking in to the lobby is breath taking and it's only once your there that everything really clicks. Breathtaking is the only word I can think of to describe it. The lobby with its murano chandeliers the marble staircases all clicked to provide the perfect setting for out Venice trip.

We stayed in room 333 which provides a stunning view out into the small court yard. The room was spotless and had everything we needed compact but beautifully furnished to keep in line with the theme if the hotel.

Great breakfasts were served in the 1st floor dinning area with two tables available to sit and watch the view of the grand canal from the balcony outside,

The staff were always very pleasant and attentive with the waiters/concierge noted for there relentless busy nature.

The dock area on the canal side of the hotel will be remembered as the best part of our trip because after a day of walking the street and viewing the many sights sitting with a drink and watching the world go by on the canal was an experience we will never forget.

This hotel is a must if your heading to Venice. FANTASTIC!!!

Room Tip: We met others who had upgraded to canal views for there stay but don't worry if it's not in...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank rsjohn8
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

I trusted the reviews from trip advisor and I wasn't disappointed. Beautiful hotel, Venetian all the way! Even had a confirmation of that when there was a movie star as a guest there! Kids loved it, not too far from the Rialto Bridge, and there are scores of restaurants and shops near by. The history of the hotel was wonderful. It was built in the 14th century, which normally I would think it might smell musty....NOPE! It was truly wonderful! Great staff, very helpful. And breakfast was very nice as well! I'd stay there again in a heartbeat! Even our private guide was amazed we found such a rare nugget of a hotel in Venice!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank Shari1965
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

We booked this hotel for seven nights in June.
The hotel was charming and the staff nice and attentive. The room was cleaned daily and the towels replaced each day.
The breakfast room is narrow with a small balcony for two tables over looking the Grand Canal.
The breakfast food is self service with bacon,eggs,cheese, cold hams,toast,rolls,tea and coffee.
The hotel is situated nicely for the Rialto bridge and the surrounding nightlife but is far enough away to be quiet at night.
We enjoyed our stay and the hotel and flights were cheap enough but Venice prices, e.g food and drink are very expensive and once you've seen Venice I don't think there is enough to bring us back.
Venice is certainly one of those places that everyone should see at least once.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Michael W
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Very nice Hotel and very friendly staff. It's old and has character. Three floors walk up but no big deal. Breakfast was Great and in a very nice room with a view of the canal. The room was fairly clean, but the lighting was very dim. But the a/c worked! Get a/c when you go. It was hot that week in Venice! Boat ride from the airport was overpriced and slow. Had to walk from the drop off point to the hotel. If you have health issues or a lot of baggage prepare for a few bridges to cross and a short walk. Great Location over all a good choice.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Address: Santa Croce 2232, 30135 Venice, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#60 Luxury Hotel in Venice
#81 Romantic Hotel in Venice
#101 Family Hotel in Venice
Price Range: £62 - £338 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — San Cassiano Residenza d'Epoca Ca' Favretto 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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