First off, I'd like to preface this by saying that this was my first time in Venice. Maybe you have to pay $600+ a night for something halfway decent...maybe everywhere is WAY overpriced for what you get and this is actually a good option......?
Secondly, and VERY important, if you do end up staying here do not even try to find this place - go directly to hotel Bella Venezia - I had read that some people had to do this but I didn't understand that EVERYONE ALWAYS has to do this, there is no front desk staff here, ever. I thought they would have said something about this in the confirmation email, but not a word! Bella Venezia is on a much easier street to find and close to the tiny ally the rooms are on, so they can direct you. As others have said, don't do a google map route, just find the streets of the hotel Bella Venezia on their website and look that up on a map or you will never find anything!!
Now the main review-- we paid over $325 (about 245 euros) per night for this gross "hotel". I wasn't expecting greatness but this place was bad. I felt like we were staying in a tiny dorm room that had shiny golden drapes superglued to the walls.
Aside from being ugly the shower didn't work well - let water out all over the bathroom floor. The toilet seat was broken so it kept falling off while I was sitting on it!! The bedspread had a few white smudges on it (think of what we couldn't see!!).
The location (once you find it) is central - close to Rialto bridge and San Marco.
If the place were MUCH less expensive, maybe I could look past the bad things and consider staying here again, but for the price we paid I'd absolutely try somewhere, anywhere, else.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Residenza Ca' San Marco is a cozy inn created from the interiors of what, at the times of the Serenissima Republic, was the ancient monastery of San Salvador. The building, completely renovated, is made up of six spacious rooms, elegantly furnished in Venetian style with extreme care in the finest detail. Staying at Residenza Ca' San Marco you can still feel the charm of the real Venice, far from the tourist and mostly visited courses. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residenza Ca` San Marco Hotel Venice