I had mixed feelings about this hotel. So I will try and break it down for you the best I can. We had the room on the very top floor, (please note this hotel does NOT have a lift). Which had its pros and cons, but the pros outweighed the cons. The top floor room does not get in-room wifi but it does get its own terrace! Which is SOO AMAZING! We sat outside every day and ate wine and cheese and played cards! Especially since the rooms are so small it was nice to have our own private outdoor space to expand! There is very small window of opportunity for check it…we literally got lucky because I did not realize there was not someone at the front desk 24/7 before checking in. I would suggest checking in around 3ish, there always seemed to be somewhere there around that time. When you check in you are given two keys, one for the hotel itself to get into and one for your room. It seems like a pain but it was actually really secure so no weirdoes could just walk into the hotel whenever they wanted. I happened to be sitting in the lobby one day (for the wifi, since our room did not have it) and I had to check in a couple myself since there were no employees working at the time. Thank gosh I was down there because the poor couple wouldn’t have been able to even enter the building because they did not have their key yet!
The hotel is hard to find, bring a map with you and make sure it has the names of every small surrounding street on it or you WILL get lost. The hotel is in a GREAT location. Short walk to St. Marks and the walk is right on the water. It seems far away on the google map I brought but it is not! There are restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies, coffee shops, etc right around the hotel! It is FAB! The hotel also includes breakfast and if you don’t go down and get it in time between like 8-10am they will bring it up to YOU! It is SO nice! The staff is really nice though their English is not too good, so if you need a water taxi or suggestions they will not be the ones to give it to you. I would try and make sure you do not get the room on the first floor…it seemed like it would be the WORST. It is right across from the main door to the hotel itself, seemed loud to me.
Ok so the room, it is very “Venice.” Older, bright colors, etc. Now, I usually don’t get allergies too bad…but this place is a NIGHTMARE if you have asthma or allergies! I am telling you, bring an inhaler AND allergy medicine with you! Thank god we packed some because some nights I could barely breathe. I think the Venice itself has a lot of mold from the water but the room had padded walls with fabric over them and when I would hit the wall huge PUUFFFSSS of dust would burst out. The horse blanket they use for a comforter probably didn’t help either. The room was nice though, the bathroom is small…but that’s what you get in Italy. The toilet itself is SUPER skinny, like you are only fitting one cheek on. So if you are overweight or have a nice big booty…I would NOT suggest this hotel or try and get a different room than we did.
Overall the hotel was nice, it did the job. Good breakfast, friendly staff and GREAT location.
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