Hotel Ca' Vendramin di Santa Fosca
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... were back to the Piazza San Marco to say good-bye to its famous sites and views, before crossing back over Ponte Realto one last time. We retraced our steps to a cozy little place we had spotted yesterday that advertised live music on Wednesdays. Unfortunately they were no longer having the music. (There was no explanations as to why the signs in the window advertising music had not been removed.) Disappointed, ...
... which was also FTW! No queue. (It was more than 100m long queue when we cam back later in the week in the morning.) You get great 360 degree views over all of Venice from here. We left at exactly 8:01pm. I know this because the bell started tolling right above our heads just as we were waiting for our lift to arrive. Now that was ...
... in Florence before we headed to Venice so Alice and I headed straight to the leather markets where we had half an hour to barter with the greasy men. Alice brought a great work briefcase for a really good price and although i was tempted too i wasn't 100% sure so left it. We arrived at the train station about 7pm and attempted to try and find our accommodation. I naively thought Venice was quite small and it would be a relatively easy exercise, however ...
... points for hiking or camping.
Crossing into Italy - without a passport check, since Slovenia is an EU country, one of the few things the EU has done right - the landscape changed once again, into mostly into what was likely a floodplain. Here in Italy we saw a lot of factories, but also saw more wineries and small, one-church towns. We stopped to get a bite to eat at a gas station, which was ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Ca' Vendramin di Santa Fosca Venice
The Ca'Vendramin is a beautiful palace. We stayed in the classic double which didn't leave much room to walk around but for European standards I guess was adequate. The price was a bit high for the room that we had, but everything in venice is expensive. The breakfast was great and the staff were very nice. If we were to go back we would definitely stay there again. The hotel is right off of strada nova a main shopping area and is a nice 5-10 min walk to rialto bridge and is just lovely. The casino is around the corner but you need a jacket (or they will supply you one). Definitely go to the florian in st. mark's at night to enjoy the orchestra and dessert.
This is an amazing hotel steps from the Strada Nova in Cannareggio. Off of a side canal (currently under construction, so there was a bit of noise in the daytime), it's very handy to most of Venice (the Rialto Bridge is about a 10 minute walk, San Marco is about 25 minutes.) The hotel is breathtaking, taking residence in a recently restored palace. The steps up to the piano nobile (and rooms houses on that floor) are beautiful and foretell what is about to come. We stayed in the Junior Suite Cappella, which is on the 1st (2nd for us Yanks) floor overlooking the canal. It has a small balcony, a beautiful (though borderline tacky in the way that most older Murano glass is) glass chandelier, amazing frescos, and ample storage space. The bathroom is small but usable, though the hot water didn't seem to get really hot. (It was fine, but for those that love to be nearly scalded to death, this place isn't for you.)
Loved the Ca'Vendramin
My wife and I stayed here for 3 days early April 2006. Excellent, very clean and quite. Otto and his wife and all the staff were exteremely friendly and polite. They made excellent recomendations for dinners. Will stay here in the future.
I have stayed recently at this hotel, as a result of great reviews here on TA, and cannot but completely agree with other guests.
The Ca' Vendramin is in a great location, close to all major sights, but down a side canal therefore quieter than many other hotels. We had a superior suite and the room was magnificent and slept 2 adults and 2 children in some comfort. I looked at many 'top end' hotels and this was every bit as good and was chosen after reading dozens of reviews. I can honestly say that for location, luxury and service at an affordable price, there is surely no better hotel to stay in Venice. We will definitely stay there again.
We have just returned from a 10 day stay in Venice at the Ca Vendramin hotel and yes it is a hotel and not a guest house. The hotel is brilliant and we have seldom experienced such incredible service before (5 star). It was difficult to go home. The rooms are beautiful, luxurious, comfortable and very clean. The location for Venice was brilliant. Though it is not in the main tourist area we were within 5 minutes from everything you could need and 10 min walk from Rialto bridge. Close to the hotel are all the amenities, supermarkets, pharmacies, restaurants and shops you need and as you are not in the tourist area you miss the crowds and congestion and inflated prices. I left the best for last. The management and staff are great. They are professional, courteous, helpful, friendly (in Italy this is a big plus) and always prepared for a chat or to assist (even to offer to help you drag your heavy suitcase over a bridge or two - heavy from shopping for 10 days). The breakfast buffet is brilliant, fresh and tasty with variety and caters for all tastes (even my difficult mother). And we loved Otto, the owner and his wife Claudia, who oversee and manage the hotel personally. Some nights when coming in from our travels and travails cold and freezing they would waylay us and welcome us with a local drink and some conversation, tips on where to go next or just to find out how our day was. In fact one always got a warm welcome no matter the time of day. The small things matter, an umbrella is offered when you leave and its raining, a small gift to remember the hotel by when you leave, remembering your preference at breakfast or sneaking your birthday off your passport. Staying 10 days one really gets to know the hotel, and see its flaws and in 10 days we didn't find anything to complaint about. We really enjoyed staying there and would advise anyone to stay there. I truly believe that as location, value and service goes the hotel is very difficult to beat in Venice. Anyway just walking up the lovely stairway on a red carpet to your room makes it all worth while.
We loved the Hotel Ca'Vendramin
Absolutely charming and romantic boutique hotel! The owners and the rest of the staff made us feel so welcome and comfortable. We strongly recommend this property and look forward to a return visit!
Charming Hotel in old Mansion on major street.
This was a true find by my wife who was looking for a place in heart of Venice. This is owner operated brand new hotel from an experienced hotel operator. The personal service is great and the hotel is impeccable. Marble bathrooms and finishes. Very comfortable plush beds. Complementary wine with owner. No pressure. Always there for request. Beautiful grand stairway and upper foyer. Rooms are all unique. Original ceilings in several of the rooms. One half block off major road with resaurants and shops. Enjoy
A perfect holiday
All perfect. The persons that work in hotel are very professionist and the proprietors of hotel are very friendly. Every time that we'll return (I and my wife) to venice , we'll go to Ca' Vendramin hotel.
A Palace for all not just Princes
This hotel was joy to stay at. A warm welcome, attentive and polite staff.
In this old Palazzo the rooms were recently refurbished to a high standard. The accommodation was spotlessly clean and considering we were located in the centre of Venice we felt the room was fairly priced. The hotel successfully combined ancient and modern, old world charm whilst benefitting from the latest facilities and the showers were powerful which is always a good sign. Would strongly recommend it. The photos on the website are reliable,