Hotel Abbazia

Address: Calle Priuli dei Cavaletti 68 , Venice, Veneto, 30121, Italy | 3 star hotel
 
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TravelPod's Snapshot

In the 14th century it was a monastery, but today, Hotel Abbazia welcomes travelers to Italy from around the world. While it has been restored to appeal to 21st century tastes, the developers have been careful to retain the building's classic charm. The bathrooms, satellite television sets, and minibars are modern touches, but the wooden furniture and ornate decor hearken back to a different time.

Hotel Abbazia lies in the Cannaregio district, a quiet part of the city which isn't overrun by tourists. Many say that its friendly restaurants, alfresco cafes, and quirky retail outlets offer the most authentic taste of Venetian life. Not that you need to miss the sights that Venice is famous for. With the Santa Lucia train station conveniently located just 100 meters from the hotel, you're never too far from tourist hot spots. You might assume that a hotel so close to public transport would be noisy, but happy guests report that the engines never get in the way of a good night's sleep.

Tourists love the diversity of the Hotel Abbazia's buffet breakfasts, which are served in the courtyard garden during the summer months, and in the monks' original dining hall during the colder months. The crusty bread and thin beef strips are an acquired taste, but the delicate pastries and cheeses should please even the fussiest eaters.

Hotel Abbazia is one of those places that feels like a home away from home, for families with a limited budget. It doesn't have contemporary additions like swimming pools or fitness centers, but it makes up for this with old-fashioned hospitality. Satisfied guests report pleasant dealings with friendly and courteous staff members, who offer the highest level of customer service. It isn't near Venice's most popular attractions, but with a train station in easy walking distance, these sights are never too far away.

 

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Location

This 3 star hotel, located in the Cannaregio area of Venice, is near Piazza Santa Maria, Naval History Museum (Museo Storico Navale) & Arsenale, Marco Polo's Home, and Palazzo Labia.
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          Amenities

          Activities

          • Bar/lounge

          Features

          • Minbar in room
          • Wireless internet connection in public areas
          • Reduced mobility rooms
          • High-speed internet in room
          • Free High-Speed Internet
          • Wheelchair accessibility
          • Air-Conditioning
          • Pets allowed

          Services

          • Continental Breakfast
          • TV Channel One Russia
           

          TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Abbazia Venice

          Reviewed by lamondg

          Hotel Abbazia - best place to stay in Venice

          Reviewed Aug 6, 2014
          by (2 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

          What a fantastic hotel. The location near the train station is perfect for us as we leave by train for Varenna today. The hotel is really close to the bridge over the Grand Canal but is round the corner from the main crowd. Staff were fantastic.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by ebaltrip

          The very best of Venice. Abbazia is our choice for future visits!

          Reviewed May 13, 2010
          by (1 review) , United States Flag of United States

          We were used the Hotel Abbazia (A-bee-sha) as our base camp for our stay in Venice and we were glad we did. The Hotel Abbazia is a renovated 14th century monastery attached to the Scalzi Church.

          What a fantastic place to experience Venice. Typically hotels around train stations are noisy at night, but we did not find this to be the true. Getting to the hotel is easy if you know what to look for. Turn left on the Calle Priuli dei Cavalletti (CPD Cavalletti) walkway (alley) and walk about 200 feet to the Abbazia Hotel on the left. The Venetian dialect is different from the typical Italian dialect. The Abbazia hotel is pronounced; "A-bee-sha." This nondescript walkway (alley shown at the right) is exactly opposite from the Scalzi bridge and adjacent to the bank and ATM. A small sign, on the corner of the alley, will list the Abbazia hotel. You will think that you are entering a ghetto area, in which you are actually in the Jewish ghetto portion of Venice.

          If you are making reservations over the internet and require a 1st floor room be sure to do it 2-3 months in advance, since the hotel does not have elevators. We had a 3rd floor room (we didn't know about the elevators) but it was great to look out over the alley way in the evening and listen to the sounds of the city. It is an exceptional hotel and we recommend it highly. The desk managers are friendly and courteous and most helpful in anything you require. Do not hesitate to ask them for their assistance for anything. Mathew, at the front desk will do everything possible to make your stay comfortable. Free WIFI and a fantastic breakfast buffet was very convenient during our stay and the central courtyard was amazing to relax in after the hard days of walking through Venice. In fact, the Hotel Abbazia became home for use during our stay in Italy and the garden courtyard is where I spent the majority of time when not walking the streets of Venice. Many people shun hotels near the railway station because of the street noise occurring all night, but we did not fine that true.

          To the left of the front desk is a common room that originally was where the monks ate their meals. Look up to the right and you will notice and enclosed lectern platform where the orator stood reading the scriptures during the Monks meal time. Going to the end of the room is another hallway.

          Turn to the right and the hallway leads to the breakfast room and the garden courtyard. The breakfast buffet begins at 7:00 AM and you will be amazed by the different kinds of Italian breakfast foods available for you to enjoy.

          Just a note on what to select from the breakfast buffet; the beef is delicately cut in thin strips with the perfect amount of lean to fat ratio, however, unless your use to the aged acrid flavor I would recommend avoiding it. The bread is typically Italian...all tasteless crust with very little soft center. Avoid the attractive pyramid shaped rolls unless you like all crust. Things to enjoy are the milk, juice and the incredible Italian coffee straight out of the coffee machine. The cheeses, prosciutto (ham) and salami are amazing. Delicate pastries, cakes and sweet pastries are astounding and all are included in the bill.
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          Scalzi Church
          Venice, Italy
          Zach & Erin at Hotel Abbazia Refectory
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          Ed at Hotel Abbazia Refectory
          Venice, Italy

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Abbazia Venice

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          Zach & Erin at Hotel Abbazia Refectory
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          Ed at Hotel Abbazia Refectory
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