Excellent location. Away from the hustle bustle, yet one block down from the vaperetto (water bus) stop. And the neighborhood is lovely. You can walk around and stroll the plazas and side streets with fewer tourists and really get the feeling of the beautiful life of the venetians.
The owners are absolutely lovely and they are so helpful with reservations and making sure you feel welcome. Thanks to Marco for our first evening - he helped with luggage and dining suggestions and reservations. Also, the last morning our daughter was ill and they gave us a tray to take up breakfast (and offered to bring more up to the room for us - really lovely).
Our room was large for European standards and well decorated. A nice touch was a safe in the room and a big closet. The bathroom was very large and nice. Note, however, that the bathroom in this quad room only has a tub and no shower (hand held sprayer is very hard to use).
Another note is that there is no elevator so you will need to walk stairs, but they are helpful with luggage.
For us, this was a perfect choice for Venice. We had the feel of an apartment pension but with some nice amenities of boutique hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience a warm welcome in a 16th century Palace, where the enchantment and magic of Venice are complemented by the modern conveniences required by even the most exacting clientele. An architecturally sensitive restoration has brought back to life serene splendor of the era of which this building is an admirable example. Each of the fourteen rooms has a story to tell: the lover's nest, the philosopher's refuge, the artist' s studio, the playwright' s chamber, where echoes of his muse still linger. The "Locanda San Barnaba" is located in the center of the city, between Accademia Gallery, Piazza San Marco and Rialto Bridge, easy to reach from Piazzale Roma or "Santa Lucia" Railway Station by Vaporetto n° 1 (Ca' Rezzonico Stop). ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Locanda San Barnaba Hotel Venice