Hotel Ca' Vendramin di Santa Fosca
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... the lagoon.
When we got back to the ship, we headed straight to the buffet for a late dinner before heading to bed to recover for another half day in Venice tomorrow.
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... Alberoni where we took a ferry to Santa Maria del Mare and jumped back on our bikes until we reached the sleepy fishing village of Pellestrina. Vita Pugna was waiting there to take us to a town called Chioggia. We got to Chioggia around 5pm. Since dinner was not served till 7:00, we had time to visit the little fishing village, known as Little Venice for its mini canals and bridges. We also had a guided tour of the ...
... of the gang. Liesl had to return to reality, so off we went to find some lunch. It is difficult to seat 13 people and find something that everybody wants. So we split, again. My group found a little cafe right by the outdoor market. I had a mighty tasty prosciutto sandwich and split a gorganzola bruscetta with Laurel. With full stomachs we are once again ready to tackle the city.
Now to be uber tourists and see San Marco. ...
... restaurant, Ostaria a la Campana, for dinner. Venice is known for their fish and has very little in terms of meat to offer. Dinner the last two nights has been fish. Fortunately for Mom, the restaurant will cut the heads off for her, or Christine will pull them off so she doesn't have to. Four of us ordered the soup for our first course tonight. The soup was bland, but Claibourne's gnocchi ragu was the best we've had. ...
... bridge of sighs, then into the Doges palace, photography allowed except in the rooms with paintings. She went into the reason for some paintings being brilliant despite their age, while others were darkened. It was the type of pigment and binder used. We saw the complaint boxes where Venetians would drop accusations which were investigated. In one room we saw the world's largest painting on canvas - Tintoretto's Paradise as well as walking up the Golden staircase. Besides the ...
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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.
We had an issue with our mini bar we only used things that we bought however when we left we were told that we had taken a fruit drink. This wasn't true but when we tried to argue it, we were given a look and then just handed the bill with the drink still on it, so beware.
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.)
The breakfasts were great - a nice spread of pastries, cereals, yogurt, juices, prosciutto, cheese, and cakes. A nice touch was the made to order espressos/cappuccinos/etc. at the bar - included in the price. (They do have a full bar, too - no idea if this is the place to get your morning caffe corretto, though.)
I would book this hotel again in an instant.
For those staying here while on a budget, the Alilaguna bus service runs to Fondamenta Nove, which is about a 10-15 minute walk to the hotel. It's only 6 euros a piece, which is far cheaper than the 85 euros for a water taxi. There is a also a small supermarket - Billa - on the Strada Nova for picking up extremely cheap water and snacks.
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 location is great, very near to all the sights (15 minutes to San Marco square, on foot) but still it is very peaceful and quiet, a couple of meters off the Srada Nova street. Ca' d'Oro is steps away, and you will be able to explore the magnificent Cannaregio sestiere where the crowds of San Marco simply do not exist.
The palazzo has been renovated recently so everything is new but still you can feel the atmosphere of old venetian times. It is very clean, the service is friendly and helpful. I felt as if staying at someone's home rather than at a hotel. Being a single traveller, I appreciated that very much.
The breakfast is good, more or less the same as in any hotel of the kind.
My room was small (it would get crowded were I not alone) but very charming and I did not mind its size since everything else was perfect.
I found the price to be fair compared to many other Venice hotels of poorer quality that however remain in the same price range, making you pay solely for the location. It is well worth walking through Venice and seeing its' lesser known paths.
I will stay again in this hotel since I plan on going to Venice whenever I get the chance. I highly recommend it.
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.
Stay in a palace in venice!!!!!!!!
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,