Firstly we stayed in the apartment which is managed by the Locanda Barbarigo - not the Locanda Barbarigo its self.
The pics on the booking site do not in any way represent the apartment.
The apartment is in a fabulous location- on the first floor in a small quiet alley 50 metres from the San Marco Piazza and similar distance to the San Marco vaporetta station. It consisted of a small entry hall, a decent sized bedroom, a sitting room, small bathroom and small kitchen.
There are several restaurants in the area - a supermarket nearby. There is an ATM only one block away. The downside is that you have to go to the Locanda Barbarigo to check in and collect the key.
The booking information said that this was a self contained apartment
this was not really the case.
The apartment is badly in need of maintenance. The window glass in the kitchen had a crack horizontally right across it - the oven was 'out of order' - there were several plates -but only one tea cup. The 'fridge worked quite well. Four pillows were provided - but only three had pillow cases. We found the fourth pillow case in a kitchen drawer which appeared to have been used by the previous occupants for a tea towel. Given this - one wonders if the bed linen had been changed after the previous occupants had left.
The bed squeaked every time you moved - no night time calisthenics or you will wake the whole apartment block.
Cleanliness??? given that we were told the apartment had just been cleaned, it sure left a lot to be desired -the shower curtain was covered with mildew and we had to clean around the stove and sink before we could use it.
The bath/shower arrangement is positively dangerous. The bath wall is very high and the floor of the bath is split level - giving you a small area to stand and shower.
With some general maintenance, a bloody good clean and a more user friendly bath/shower arrangement, this apartment would be the perfect place to stay in Venice.
However, given its present condition, I could not recommend it to anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Locanda Barbarigo is a Venetian Inn located in the heart of Venice just few steps from Piazza San Marco, from the most important monuments and museums of the city and the most prestigious boutiques.The rooms are located at the first floor of Palazzo Barbarigo restructured in line with the elegant and refined style of the original architectural structure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Locanda Barbarigo Hotel Venice