Casa Gottardi is a stone's throw from the Rialto Bridge and a wonderful base for a visit to lovely Venice. Susanna was wonderful with her email communication and booking was a breeze. The facility itself is on the third floor and there is no elevator so be prepared to climb. Not a problem for me or my kids but hubby struggled a bit. The rooms are comfy and are cleaned daily. Though at night, there is a noisy bar downstairs, if you shut the shutters and windows, it blocks out most of the noise. A mystery that has everybody baffled is my husband's shaver head disappeared from the bathroom during our visit. Susanna tried to find it but we never got it back. Aside from that, everything else was great. The continental breakfast was fabulous and the toasty warm croissants were so delicious. What a great way to wake up every morning! Giovanni met us when we arrived and gave us a map with some tips on where to go and eat. The refrigerator is stocked with water, juice, yogurt and fruit which I thought was wonderfully generous. One side note, the directions we received required that we drag our luggage over the Rialto Bridge (which is huge). I think if you go to the Mercato Rialto stop, you can get to the B&B without going up and down all the stairs of the Rialto. That's how we left. Susanna will be able to tell you for certain so you might want to double check with her. During our month long European vacation, we met a ton of people but at the end of the trip, when I asked my daughter to list the people she liked the most, she put Susanna in her top three. When we come back to Venice, we will definitely stay here again. The location, price and service can't be beat!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- You will live in the very heart of Venice, just fifty meters from the Rialto Bridge, surrounded by its most important monuments, only a few steps from the antique market, soaking up the typical Venetian lifestyle. You will feel perfectly at home with us. You will find all the comforts you could need or desire. Our "casa" is a bright sunlit attic in a small 17th century palace near the "Canal Grande”. ... more less