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“Perfect location in Dorsoduro!”

Review of Gabriel Bella

the spectacular canal view of the Gabriel Bella apartment
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the spectacular canal view of the Gabriel Bella apartment
the spectacular canal view of the Gabriel Bella apartment
welcoming dining room with balcony on the canal
welcoming dining room with balcony on the canal
enjoy the most picturesque canal view from the balcony
enjoy the most picturesque canal view from the balcony
dining room with nice kitchen and murano glass chandelier
stairway to the living room downstairs
bathroom with shower on the 1st floor
welcoming double bedroom
welcoming double bedroom
welcoming twin bedroom
welcoming twin bedroom
living room at the ground floor
living room at the ground floor
bathroom with shower and washer at the ground floor
bathroom with shower and washer at the ground floor
third bedroom with built in wardrobe at the ground floor
the queen size pull out bed is very comfortable and there is also a single pouf bed
can be used also as a second living room
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Veneto

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KBT13
El Dorado Hills, California
Level 4 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Perfect location in Dorsoduro!”
Reviewed 4 April 2018 for a stay in March 2018

My family of 4 stayed in this beautiful apartment on the Fondamente Venier for 3 nights. We were so pleased with the location! The current apartment setup is a bit different than detailed in the description. It is currently 2 BR/2 BA with both bedrooms upstairs. It was a perfect setup for our family of 4. The water pressure and temperature in the showers was great, and there was complimentary shampoo/conditioner/body wash. We rented through Truly Venice and were pleased with their customer service.
My only quibble is that the photos of the balcony make it appear that 2 people could sit out and enjoy the canal view, however it will only accommodate one small chair. Also, be sure to put up the metal barrier when instructed to prevent water from entering the ground floor during Aqua Alta! The apartment does have a combo washer/dryer and multiple plug adaptors.
We ate at the Restaurante Cantinone Storico just a few steps down the street and were pleasantly surprised at the excellent food and service.

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Mrlworldw...
London, England, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Adequate not as nice as the photos”
Reviewed 11 November 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Good service met by local agent and showed to the apartment.

The accomodation was not the luxury the photos suggested. We had heating issues heated towel rails Didnt work nor the radiators although they fixed it 24 hours later.

They had obviously done some. Decorating as the paint splattered steps were behind the bedroom door. There was a leak from the upstairs bathroom into the kitchen below and the second bathroom was a small room with a sink and shower and the washing machine in it.

Not the luxurious apartment we expected. 3 star accomodation not 5/6.

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BryanP_12...
San Diego, California
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful apartment in idyllic Venice setting”
Reviewed 3 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

My wife and I chose Venice, and specifically Dorsoduro, for a much needed extended vacation. We stayed on the GC two years prior and fell in love with the city. On this trip, we wanted the flexibility and immersive experience that you can only get with renting an apartment. Our experience with Truly Venice and the Gabriel Bella apartment exceeded our admittedly high expectations. Truly Venice arranged a water taxi both from and to the airport. We were met promptly at our canal by Lara from Truly Venice. She was patient and very helpful. She gave us a detailed overview of the apartment, even taking the time to ensure everything worked properly, including the wi-fi. There was a useful binder with all of the information we could need. Lara also spent time going through a map of Venice with us and talking through places we might want to see and restaurants that we would enjoy. I can't say enough good things about the apartment. The Gabriel Bella depictions of Venice that adorn the walls are a great bit of history, and the apartment is stocked with a very large collection of guidebooks and coffee table books about Venice. It's great to lounge around plotting out a day that you know will end up differently, given how much fun it is to get lost in Venice. The view from the balcony says it all, however. I've posted a photo of the canal with the apartment on the right. We can't wait to get back to Venice and we will definitely trust Truly Venice and Lara to provide a great experience.

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markah52
London
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Very comfortable 2-3 bed apartment - perfectly located”
Reviewed 27 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

The 5 of us stayed here during half term in October 2016. We were met by Thomas from Truly Venice who was extremely helpful.

The apartment is located <5 mins walk from the Peggy Guggenheim museum and the Accademia bridge / Vaporetto stop. Its very well equipped with all you need for a short stay in Venice.

We would all come again.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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ECMPTN
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Truly Let Down”
Reviewed 15 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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On our arrival, were promised that the would be given a password for the PC (which was faulty anyway) After fours days and numerous correspondence the issue was still unresolved.

On our first evening the upstairs bathroom was running with ants.

Throughout our stay there were serious drainage problems - For Example, in the ground floor bathroom - faces would bubble up from the toilet into the shower - horrendous! Also, the dishwasher was faulty (probably because of the drainage issues) I washed by hand for which there were no facilities.

Our efforts to have these matters resolved were left unheard - despite myself and my partner, both emailing a letter of complaint we have had no response.

We feel 'Truly' let down.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Incompetent Service and drainage issues
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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PATRICIA...
Worcester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great location!”
Reviewed 25 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

I stayed at the Gabriel Bella for 3 nights. It's a spacious apartment with good sized bedrooms - it had everything we needed - ample cooking facilities and two decent showers - ideal for our party of 4. It's in a really lovely area - close to Academia bridge for getting to St Marks square and other areas. Water transport is also very close by. If you want to arrive by water taxi it will drop you almost at your door - the location really is very good. I would definitely stay here again.

TRULY VENICE were an efficient company to deal with - they booked our water taxi for us and Chiara, a representative met us at the apartment when we arrived.
Note: if you need to use the third bedroom (downstairs) - request the large bed to be made up - we felt the small bed was inadequate/flimsy. To her credit Chiara got this done within the hour. I would use this company again - they were straightforward and easy to deal with.

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Travelling group: Friends
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billteri7...
NY
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Quiet Comfortable Canal Apartment but close enough to the action”
Reviewed 12 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We booked this apartment based on the reviews and photos and it was ideally suited for our family of five; we spent 3 nights in Venice, The booking and check-in process were flawless and we had a private boat drop us very close to the apartment. Enrico provided a map and highlighted tourist locations as well as local markets and restaurants. He also arranged for our transfer to the train station upon our departure. The apartment was as advertised, well maintained and clean. The location is within 15 minutes walk to St. Marks and Rialto Bridge, 5 minutes to a main water taxi station and several quality restaurants.
Second floor bathroom is a bit tight with small sink and shower and we had a minor issue one hot evening with the A/C but overall a good experience and I would recommend it for up to 5 people.

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