Hotel Gabrielli Sandwirth
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Well after a wonderful 2 week crossing of the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, my arrival in Venice was nothing short of spectacular. I have wanted to see Venice ever since I was a junior in high school and had to do a report on it for geography class. After 28 years of waiting to see it I can truly say it was worth the wait as it is now my favorite …
We went to Venice. We stopped at the first possible place in itay to enjoy some good coffee and we weren't disappointed: The café in Oulx was lvely and the chocolate the boys ordered was liquid hot chocolate. Escaping Oulx was more difficult though as the road we ended up on led directly to the markets and we ended up doing a tour of the markets to …
... thunder/lightning started with about 5 stops to go till ours. And as we approached our stop the sky opened up with rain like we've never seen before. Thank goodness our hotel is only 300 feet (about a football field) from the station - we were making a run for it!, In slippery-when-wet flip flops, with the camera, whatever - let's go! We start running and I'm cracking up laughing because I can't see anything so I'm running straight through ankle-deep puddles. ...
... From Vernazza, we took the train to Monterroso, the most resorty town of the 5 villages. From there, we took a scenic boat ride along the shores of Cinque Terre, ending up in the village of Riomaggiore. After some time exploring the quaint village, the group took the train to La Spezia where our bus was waiting to take us back to Florence. My husband and I had previously arranged to stay behind in La Spezia so we ...
... played by a friends husband....lets just say it was an odd story and even in conversation with the cast afterwards they said there was no intermission because people would not come back. Guess not the best introduction to opera ever but it was still a good time.
To continue our cultural travels ( not usually so outstanding) we visited the Doge's Palace the legal side of old Venice and spent several hours touring the former ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Gabrielli Sandwirth Venice
I booked the room after reading the other reviews on trip advisor. I stayed at the hotel for two nights in venice 9/3/04-9/5/04. The hotel exterior was nice, but the rest of the hotel is awful. Their breakfast is horrible and I'm assuming the dinner is the same. I hardly saw anyone eating dinner at that place. The rooms are small with very short ceilings and unkept. The room was dirty and you could not even stand up in the shower. The hotel is family owned and they are CHEAP. They are only concerned with making money with the least amount of investment. I was unable to get an iron or get my clothes ironed at 8:00 pm, before going out for the evening. The hotel could not even provide me with a sewing kit. You can't go on the internet in that hotel. I spoke to the owner (boscolov or something) and he is an extremely rude person. He was not at all accomodating, in fact he was yelling on the phone. They came into my room in the evening while I was out, even though I had do not disturb sign on the door. The roof garden closes at 11:00 pm, so you can't even enjoy an evening drink. This hotel ruined my otherwise romantic trip to venice with my wife (on my birthday). email me if you want actual pics of the room/hotel. This is definately not a four star hotel.
Fantastic Hotel with Great Views
Excellent location only 3 minutes walk from St
Marks Square with views over the lagoon. Excellent roof garden to rest your weary feet at the end of the day! Will definately return in the future.
Atmospheric palazzo, amazing views. nice staff and charming owners also the dinners extremely good for a Venetian hotel. I have stayed in many hotels in Venice and this is my favourite.
I spent four days at the Gabrielli in Oct. 02 with my very elderly mother. What a location! Although we had rooms at the side they looked on to Santa Maria della Salute and the bells on Sunday were amazing. We dined in the hotel each night and enjoyed the experience very much and the staff were consistently polite and helpful. The roof terrace was an unexpected treat and my mother (a professional artist) painted one of her last watercolours from the terrace which is now a treasured possession. Highly recommended.
A wonderfull location and a lovely lobby. We had rooms facing town.
Aged elegence. Breakfast in the partially open courtyard was special, especially with the small birds looking to steal a meal. Service was polite except for the owner who was rude complaining that our party (12 in 6 rooms) was not eating dinner in her dining room. The prices for the rooms were higher than necessary but, location, location, location.
The rooftop view of the lagoon was spectacular. The rooms were clean and nicely furnished. The refrigerators in the rooms were barely cool.
The air conditioning was not adequate, but the weather was hotter than ordinary for June.
It is an absolutely ideal location with a vaporetto stop just in front of the hotel for easy access to all point of interest. It is within a short walking distance to the Piazza di San Marco. The food was excellent, especially the local lasanga made with fresh, locally caught crayfish. The dining room has a floor-to-ceiling plate glass wall which looks out into a Moorish/Mediterranean style courtyard complete with charming staircase, potted plants, central tree surrounded with brightly colored flowers. The view from the hotel rootop sundeck is magnificent! One can see the ocean liners and vaporetti gliding up and down the Grand Canal with the isle of San Giorgio in the distance. The city of Venice is called La Serenissima and this view makes one realize it deserves its title. The Giudecca island and the Salute church are also clearly visible. It is a breathtaking sight. Venice is a fantasy island......a Disneyesque enchanting world for lovers! I will return someday and again stay at the Gabrielli.
My two granddaughters and I stayed in the Gabrielli Sandwirth Hotel in August and we LOVED it! We selected it from the internet and found it to exceed our expectations in every way when we arrived.
Enjoyed the gabrielli
Unfortunately there in a heat wave in August, 2 years ago. This hotel is incredibly well located, accommodating with nice rooms. A/C is not adequate for very hot summer days, but many in Europe are not. The restaurant in a courtyard is excellent. Would definitely recommend it. For the price, it is a very good value, clearly a 1st class hotel
I lived in this hotel for a month in June while on an extended business trip. Had several dinners in the Hotel and partied in the bar and also up on the roof garden. Terrific, friendly staff. Money exchange on premises. Great location on the Grand Canal but not in the center of the tourist areas. I rode the Vaporetto everyday towards the Gritti Palace area for business and it was easy. You can walk to the major tourist attractions. Good food, especially breakfasts, in the hotel. Comfortable, small rooms (by US standards). A superb value for tourist that wants to save a few dollars, be close the the center of Venice, and is fit enough to do a little walking. (a mile or two a day) to enjoy all of Venice.
An enjoyable experience in Venice.
Gabrielli Sandwirth Hotel is located very close to St. Marks, has a great view, and is conviently located to all sights. I have stayed there 3 times and I am trying to book it again for Christmas.