We go every two years to Venice and try a different rental through Truly Venice who are really great - very efficient staff, cooperative and kind. The Aida apartment was fine, even if lacking a little soul! Everything functioned beautifully and the cleaner did an excellent job after 5 days. The location, on a canal behind the Fenice is convenient and not too far from the Giglio vaporetto stop.
Great 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment. We especially enjoyed the singing gondoleirs passing by on the canals. The beds were comfortable and the rooms were nice and light.
We stayed in Aida apartment for three weeks in February when the weather was cold. The apartment was warm and comfortable apart from a strong draft coming from the stairwell and under the apartment door. This we remedied by rolling up a bath mat as a draft excluder.
The area is central and has easy access to the Simply supermarket, bakers, good wine shops etc. We know Venice really well so the easy daily walk to the market was a bonus.
The apartment is newly furnished and the bed and bath linens are top quality. The furniture is comfortable, fashionable but a bit bland for our taste - we would have liked some books to personalise it better.
The kitchen has a american coffee machine which we hated as living in Italy we are used to better coffee machine that make stronger coffee. As it was new the kitchen lacked a few things that you would expect to find in an Italian kitchen - cheese grater, expresso cups and pot, frying pan and griddle etc. Once this had been mentioned to Truely Venice things were bought and delivered by one of the team the next day.
The downsides of the apartment were a lack of hot water for a bath although the heating was great and a dining table that was far too big, seating up to eight. This took up far too much room and the sofa only sat three people - there was no other comfortable seating so if you were four staying it could be an issue. There was also no coffee table to put cups, glasses, books etc whilst you were sitting.
The upsides were quality furnishings and fittings, good heating in winter,a well maintained building, a fairly quiet and central location, a lift ( a rarity in Venice) and very good service from Truely Venice.
I extended my stay by a few days whilst there with no problems.
A fabulous location (between the landmarks of L'Academia and San Marco Square and 5 minutes walk from the Giglio Water Taxi stop on the Grand Canal), a large and comfortable space overall and great AC (needed in July!). The beds were comfortable, the two bathrooms were handy with a family of four, and everything worked well. The views from the windows are even better than pictured! We had singing gondaliers whenever we opened the windows during the day. Thanks Truly Venice.
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The Aida apartment is very spacious and comfortable; large bedrooms, lounge /dining area, modern kitchen and bathrooms. Location is great, close to everything in the San Marco / Rialto area and the canal just outside the windows is perfect to see and hear the many gondolas gliding by with music and songs. The best stay we've had Venice!
Both Aida and Tosca are wonderful apartments in a great location. Close to St. Marks square, vaporetta stop, shops, restaurants and a grocery store.
This apartment is very conveniently located to St. Mark's Square and has plenty of space for 4 people. It was very clean, but lacking in creature comfort amenities, such as end tables and extra chairs that were comfortable. The two bathrooms were a luxury, but the main bath had not one single shelf or space to place any item on. The shower, though new and clean, was such a tight fit that even an average-sized person could not bend over in it comfortably and again, nowhere to even put a bar of soap. The washer was nice to have, but lack of a dryer was inconvenient. Also, English language instructions for operating the washer and dishwasher would have been helpful. I would recommend this place to a friend if they were aware of the lack of amenities.