My wife and I stayed in the Antiche Figure hotel from March 28 - April 3 (7 Days & 6 Nights) and the reviews are dead-on accurate. Our last stay in Venice was 10 years ago when we were backpacking Europe, and frankly we now like to go back here every 1 or 2 years ... now that we can afford more a luxurious traveling lifestyle. This was the perfect spot for us. We were looking for a room decorated in traditional Venetian style and we got it. We also wanted a room overlooking the canal, and got that too. After several emails with Gianni, Michele, Yisel, we got the room we wanted. The Blue rooms are overlooking the canal and is excellent if we want to enjoy the views outside or just watch the new arriving crowds from the train station. I just hope Antiche Figure keep their prices reasonable and affordable and they will remain one of the best valued hotel in Venice. When we arrived, Carlo was very nice and showed us around, giving us a choice of the traditional rooms or brand new suite in another building (with hydro-massage showers). We opted for the traditional Venetian room overlooking the canal, just as we planned. The bed was very nice and soft. The bathroom/toilet is Italian marble and very well appointed. The bath tub can be slippery, so be careful. The cold breakfast was superb - ham, salami, and bolognia, cappucino, orange juice, serial and milk, and croissants. And if ever there's a need for improvement, I would say - hot scrambled eggs and bacon :) We also booked a Vivaldi Concert (Le Quattro Staggioni) and we enjoyed it thoroughly. I talked to Francesca and she said I should go to the concert where they wear the 18th century musician customs and we took her advice. Mikhael booked us without a problem and we got front row seating. Vivaldi, a son of Venice, just like Mozart is a son of Salzburg, should be heard when you are in Venice. Le Quattro Staggioni (The Four Seasons) is one of my favorite classical masterpieces and this completed my stay in Venice. Since the Antiche Figure is just across the train station, my wife and I went to Verona for a day's trip. We visited Casa Guiletta (the home with a balcony where Romeo climbed to see Juilette or Guiletta). Verona is also very nice. And we came back to a nice hotel after a tiring day. If you are ever tired of walking, the Antiche Figure hotel is also just across the Vaporetto stop. You can get a 36 hour pass for 23 euro or a 72 hour pass for 33 euro. You can get to San Marco, Rialto, Murano, Lido, Guidecca, and Georgio easily. We like to walk, so it was OK not to stay near San Marco - the point is to walk and get lost in Venice. And everytime we come back to the hotel after a tiring day of sightseeing, Mikhael, Carlo, Francesca, and Gianni would always greet us with a smile if they were not busy serving other guests. The friendly atmosphere and culture of the staff is worth 5-star. As they say, it's not just the place, it's the people. Combine the nice rooms, the location, the service and welcoming staff, and the price .. and you got a great value hotel that is more than three-stars in my book. I hope they offer discounts for loyal guests. My wife said she will only stay in this hotel in the future, and I agree with her.
If you ever wonder with this hotel is called 'Antiche Figure' .. it's because they found an 1860 photo of this building. And in that photo, there were fresco paintings of antique figures on the facade of the building that is now this hotel. Unfortunately, the painted frescos has washed out. I hope that the owner restore the Fresco painting - that would be awesome. A lot of buildings in Venice are undergoing restoration, so why not restore the fresco paintings outside the Antiche Figure? Thanks again Antiche Figure for the wonderful stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Antiche Figure is inside a beautiful XV century building overlooking the Grand Canal, very close to the main entrances of the city, Piazzale Roma (Bus Station, parkings and transfers to / from Marco Polo and Treviso airports), Central Trains Station (S. Lucia), Venice Shore. It's the ideal starting point to experience the atmosphere between 'calli' and 'campielli'. ... more less
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