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To escape the crowds and see a little more of the area, Thomas and I walked to the lagoon side and took a vaparetto 45 min north to the island of Burano, known for lace, its own leaning tower, and brightly painted houses. It was charming, not too crowded and we had an excellent seafood lunch in a restaurant that felt local rather than touristy (or …
Our hotel, the Foscari Palace, is every bit as gorgeous and comfortable as I’d hoped. It is located half-way between the train station and San Marco Square right on the grand canal at the Ca d’Oro vaparetto stop. The floors are over-the-top rose marble or beautiful, intricate parquet. The furnishings are pretty and comfortable, and the …
I’d been unable to work out a train to Venice (I had a bus as backup but it would require backtracking to Ljubljiana). So....we launched forth at 7:45 to take a train that Honza found for us from the Lake Bled station. Unfortunately, the connections he found didn’t exist (as I’d been warned on the internet) so what followed was a …
... Grand Canal. The next morning we found ourselves at Saint Mark's square doing the tourist route of the basilica, tower and museums. We also toured the former royal residences and the Doge's Palace where self-important rooms with gilded walls and paintings on the ceilings showed the former Doges imposed into classical religious scenes. (Did you know most of them met baby Jesus? Sheesh). Interestingly though the former prisons were attached to ...
... t. We looked through the church, beautiful! Massive and sooooooo much details!!!! Then we bought a packet of chips and were on a mission to have hundreds of pigeons eating off of us!!! We broke the chips up in our hands, stood there and become best friends with the birds! They swarmed us, sat on our shoulders, hands and heads! We laughed smiled and laughed some more! And an older Asian couple that spoke NO English, took photos of us, had photos with us and tried to speak in Asian to us! ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Foscari Palace Venice
My wife and I stayed at the Foscari Palace from 9-17 November, and would heartily recommend it to anyone looking for comfortable accommodation in Venice. The location, midway along the Grand Canal and therefore in the heart of Venice, is perfect. The hotel is beautifully appointed, and we were delighted with our room, especially the huge bed and the large, wall-mounted TV. The bathroom was large, lovely and warm, and the bath and shower were fantastic. The breakfast was first class, served in a very pleasant dining room. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the service excellent. We will definitely be back!!
We just got back from a wonderful week in magical Venice. It really is a dream! No cars, no stress. Very nice people and the best food. We found the absolutle best kept secret in hotels. It is the Foscari Palace hotel on Campo santa sofia. It is a 4 star hotel but it should be a 5 or a 10 if there was such a thing. It is a newly renovated actual palace with large clean beautifully decorated rooms and beautiful bathrooms. You arrive at the door by water taxi. The whole building is gorgeous, very light and airy with a large lounge area, beautiful small well stocked bar and if you explore you can find a lovely patio on the roof. The staff was all very friendly and helpful and spoke beautiful english. You really had the feeling they were there to tend to your every need. In off season our room was just over $100 a night. any place else you may have spent $300+ for an equal room. This includes a great breakfast buffet every morning with everything from pastries, yogurt to fresh fruit and pancakes and bacon. The hotel is not right in the touristy part of town but a very pleasant residential part and about 5 minutes to the center of everything. There are gondolas right outside the door. also the very best restaurants everywhere. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a romantic fairytale place to stay.
Does not honour bookings
Do not trust the reservation service of this hotel because it could ruin your stay in Venice. I made a reservation for 5 and 6 November through Venere for Foscari Palace Hotel. On arrival the hotel reception claimed that a reservation had not been made although they were shown a copy confirmation email issued by themselves. After various consultations we were allocated a room for the of 5 November but told that we had to leave the next day. Another hotel was found for the following night by the Foscari management, but of a far lower standard and much further out from the main centre. We felt very disappointed in the way we were treated
My family and I stayed at the Foscari Palace Hotel from October 8th to the 11th. We asked for the suite with a view and got a two room suite that faced the canal and the Rialto Market. The room was fantastic with a front room living-dining area with large windows and a flat panel tv. My teenage kids had there own room which combined with ours to make a three room suite. The staff, breakfast and atmosphere were superb. They had a free happy hour on Saturday night and gave us goodie boxes at check out. We will definitely stay here again if they can stay so affordable.
4 of us stayed from the 5th to the 8th October 2004, having found the hotel on Expedia. What a find! Friendly and helpful staff (except for a rather officious temporary manager), fantastic rooms with modern flat screen TVs (if you need them in Venice). Our room was large and in fact the bathroom was designed for a disabled person, which shows great foresight for a modern hotel. Our friends' room was smaller but still extremely comfortable with a great bathroom.
A really great breakfast with fanastically fresh fruit. The hotel is in a great position on the opposite side of The Grand Canal to the fish market and very close to the Ca' D'Oro Vaporetto stop and the Ca D'Oro is almost next door.
The hotel staff recomended some really good restaurants nearby.
Where do I start. This hotel is an absolute gem, the rooms (we stayed in a superior) are fantastic the quality is exceptional. Every detail taken care of.
The Foscari Palace opened in June 2004, and I was lucky enough to stay there for 5 days in July. The first reason you should stay in this hotel is the location. Its is right on the Grand Canal (some of the rooms overlook the canal), right opposite the Rialto market (fresh fish, fruit and vegetable every day - a real slice of Venetian life), and less than 10 minutes walk from the famous Rialto Bridge. Transport-wise, the Ca D'Oro vaporetto stop is less than 2 mins away, and the traghetto (a gondola 'taxi' that takes you across the Grand Canal) is right outside the hotel lobby.