Ca' dei Conti
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... century. It is now recognised as the cathedral of Venice. We venture through the square and the building around the outside that now contains many of the world's most exclusive brands, and stumble across the Hard Rock Cafe, where we stop for an early dinner. In the early evening, we make it back to the hotel after losing ourselves in the alleys (despite having a reasonable map), which seems to be the case for most visitors and is part of the charm of this ...
... hour. Finally, we got into the church and we weren't disappointed! The entire interior is just so ornate. The ceiling is
made completely of mosaic tiles, many of them in gold. The mass was delightful and although it was in Italian, we were able to follow what was happening quite easily. One of the priests sang so beautifully, he sounded like Andrea Bocelli!
We had to leave a little early to meet up with our group for our gondola ride. We were ...
... amazingly beautiful buildings. The city organization was just crazy with everything along the canal. We arrived at Piazza San Marco which was the 12th 13th century power center and dubbed by Napoleon as the Finest drawing room in Europe. The Basilica di San Marco was especially beautiful with its mosaicked entrances. Elaborate gold mosaics to be exact. While it looks beautiful from the outside it actually has sloping floors, five unequal domes, and ...
... champagne bottles were everywhere and I thought nothing of it ... Until midnight when champagne filled the air and I got showered with the stuff, yuck! Rushing home to wash up, we could hear fireworks. The sound reverberating in the narrow alley-ways was a bit frightening. So much like real bomb blasts, it reminded us of Rick's father and my uncle who fought in Italy during WWII. Another memorable evening ...
... Euro's. We bought a panini and went back to St Marks square to eat it, sitting down on the step....until a "St Marks Square Guardian" told us to get off! Evidently sitting in a "non designated" sitting area is forbidden! Just a little precious are the Venetians. We spent the rest of the afternoon wandering thru the streets, battling the crowds whilst window shopping for €12000 watches and jewellery. I never realised how high end the shopping was here. We found some Murano ...
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Just returned from Venice - 11th April 2005. The Ca'Dei Conti is excellently located - literally a 4 minute walk to St Marks Sq. However, although centrally located it is very peaceful! We stayed in Room 105, which is on the ground floor (thankfully not a room that opens onto the breakfast room!). Very nice room, faux grande, very clean and quite a good size. The bathroom was very clean but we didn't have a bathtub, just a shower. The staff were VERY friendly and helpful too!
My boyfriend and I stayed here in March 2005. I cannot describe how impressed I was with this hotel--I have never experienced a better value for the money! The rooms were not that expensive at all, and I felt like I was walking into a palace! This is by far the best place I have ever stayed in in Italy. The hotel itself and the rooms were beautiful (we were told we got one of the best rooms), the staff was extremely friendly, and it couldn't have been in a more convenient location--right behind San Marcos square. Even the breakfast was the best I had seen in Italy. The room was really big, the bathroom had a tub, and also a good hair dryer. Lots of very nice touches and detail all around. We didn't want to leave! It is situated on a cute little canal tucked away--very romantic, but hard to find!! If I ever go back to Venice, I will definitely stay here. Unlike some hotels in Rome that give your specific room away even when you book months ahead of time, this hotel must have reserved us one of the best--and kept it--when we booked 2 months ahead. Highly recommended.
A great place!
Since this was our first time to Venice and had experienced many small hotel rooms in Europe, we were unsure about what to expect in our hotel room booked throught Gate 1. Well, to our surprise we were more than happy with the size of our room (standard) and the service provided by the freindly staff. We were traveling with another couple and their room also had a plasma TV which surprised me. The only downside was a small shower stall in an otherwise large bathroom. The windows in our second floor room opened up over the canal and provided a quaint touch.
We would recommend this room to anyone in the mid-budget range. We received good rates off-season.
We moved there from their sister hotel, Santa Marina which had decided to send us to an annexe and up 5 flights of stairs. We were very impressed with the standards, staff and rooms at Ca' Dei Conti. Lots of marble, glass, and chandeliers. We paid £60 per night through (---) in Feb. 2005. Would certainly go there again...avoid the Santa Marina !!!!
Quiet, Good Location
Ca dei Conti is a small, quiet, centrally located hotel, within quick walking to St. Mark's Square. The rooms are nicely decorated, and the staff helpful. We stayed there Nov. 26-27, 2004.
First and foremost, Venice is small, and all Venetian hotels are correspondingly so. We had a room on the ground floor, but would have hated to stay in one that opened up immediately into the breakfast room.
Firstly we were offered a tiny room with the door opening onto the breakfast room.
We declined and had to pay an extra 40 Euro's a night, but the 'suite' we got was very good. This seemed to be the norm for new guests arriving or they offer 'a better room' in their other hotel which is not as good. On our last night the room was broken into. We lost everything we had including the safe off the wall which was only attached by a thread to chipboard. We lost 9000 Euros worth of items and the owner won't even reply to my e-mails. I am sure the staff were in on it-do you want to stay there?
Room for four
Great little hotel ( most hotels are small in Venice) in a great location. We had a suite which was a sitting room that had a fold out couch ( the bed wasn't bad for a foldout ) and a seperate room for the kids that had 2 seperate twins. I was amazed by the size of the two rooms. The twins can be pushed together to make a single also. The two rooms were large and well furnished. The location is excellant and very close to San Marco Square. It is down a few narrow walkways but once you find it which is a chore anywhere in Venice it is easy to get back to. Good breakfast although sparce. A good buy in a country where the dollar isn't doing great, everything seemed very expensive.
Located on a quiet canal just a few steps away from San Marco. We were happily surprised by the beautiful room with marble bath. We were there in February for Carnaval and although the city was frantic, the Conti was a quiet oasis away from the crowds. The breakfast was very good and filling considering the moderate price of the room. We would definitely stay there again.
Fantastic Hotel and very centrally located
We were actually moved here from another hotel nearby because the original hotel was undergoing 'refurbishments'. Anyhow, it was a very good move because this hotel was lovely. The room (superior double) was huge with lovely Venitian tapestries and a canopied bed. There was a jacuzzi bath as well. There is a beautiful roof top terrace where you can eat breakfast and the staff were very friendly. I highly recommend this hotel (and I have stayed in many in Venice!)