Hotel Casa Verardo - Residenza D'Epoca
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We enjoyed champagne cocktails and had personal tours through her home/now museum. A special thanks to Liam, the docent who guided our group through the museum. His enthusiasm was infectious and he made the tour an informative and memorable one.
Back to the ship for a late dinner and ...
... to a pot pie, pasta, and wine. After lunch we explored the city and cycled along part of the ancient walls. But it started to rain so we waited it out and headed back to the center. At 4:00 we met up with the group and cycled to the train station where a bus with a trailer was waiting to take us to Zelo. When we got there, Vita Pugna was docked at a canal in the small picturesque village of Zelo. Dinner of pasta & ...
... for bags Nikki realised the bags actually had some items the old lady had bought....the old lady said something in German....we can only think she said "Why are you stealing my dinner...you strange lady? " 4. Another supermarket...in Venice...a very strong...foul smell ....Nikki says to the guy at the deli " Is that smell from your cheeses?" ....guy says ( in offended tone) ...." No ...
... We bobbed together in a trio of boats on the Grand Canal being serenaded with less time navigating the boat traffic jams in the smaller canals. There were many more gondolas on the water than I remember in the past. After stepping off the gondola we wound our way to the hard rock cafe and spent some time just relaxing and people watching. Our tour guide had a water taxi hired for the voyage back to the Lido. The evening was a kick- back and repack for the train trip to Roma the next ...
... There are a lot fewer English speaking people in Italy and so I'm forced to speak Spanish (even though i want to) but then they reply in really fast Italian which can be intimidating. The throw their hands in every which direction to emphasize their sentences, and their tones always seem to be in an aggressive sort of way. Caught me off guard at first. Its funny, when you start in the outer region pizzas are about 5 euros, then as you go in ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Casa Verardo - Residenza D'Epoca Venice
Great staff, comfortable air-conditioned (that worked) rooms, excellent location not too near S. Mark Square. Not cheap but a good value. Our first trip to Venice but experienced with visits and periods of residence in Europe and the Orient. Visiting late June with 13 yr. old g'daughter and a good "first experience" to start a two week trip.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Casa Verardo - Residenza D'Epoca Venice
Perfect for Families
We stayed here last easter with our three children in perfect connecting rooms. The location is super for Venice -- close to San Marco, but on a quiet canal. Our rooms were renovated and appealing - the children's room was large and had three big windows overlooking the pretty canal. My youngest daughter unfortunately became very ill during our stay and I cannot thank the owners enough for how kind and accomodating they were -- they found us a doctor over easter weekend and sent out to buy medicines at the pharmacy. This isn't the Danielli, but for the price and category I can't recommend it highly enough.
Charming, friendly hotel
Not that the Casa Verardo needs any further positive reviews, but have just returned (early January 2005) from a wonderful 5 days in this city that surpasses all expectations. This is a truly excellent, small, charming hotel with beautiful, old, spacious rooms and an extremely friendly and helpful staff.
The cleaning service is worthy of special mention. We returned late afternoon, every day to find the room spotless with crisp, new sheets and towels and the room smelling of the most delightful aroma.
If one is looking for an area for improvement, I would suggest that the breakfasts could be a little more generous as a simple, continental buffet is provided. But then that's maybe just the Irishman missing a full cooked breakfast.
I appreciate that (low season) we had a very special rate, paying only E100 per night, but I would have been happy, had I paid twice this amount. 5* rooms and service in a small, friendly, centrally-located establishment.
We stayed in this delightful hotel October 18-19, 2004. We were in room 5 on the 2nd floor and it could not have been nicer. It had a large, full marble bath with a shower you never wanted to leave. Three large windows that open over a quite canal. The complimentary breakfast was just what we needed to get started each morning and was served in a beautiful room. The staff were all very pleasant and the front desk was extremely helpful with my many questions. The location of the hotel was a short and direct walk from the San Zaccaria port off the Grand Canal and only one stop from the San Marco port. I highly recommend this hotel and would definitely stay there again.
I can only assume that the people who have stayed at this hotel cannot be bothered to write a review. we stayed there for five nights at the beginng of August, service was very good, rooms above average, breakfast on the small terrace made a good relaxed start to the day. the hotal is located within a five minute walk of St Marks Square,yet away from all the hussle & bussle. We would certainly stay at the Casa Verardo if we ever foutunate enough to return to Venice and would recommend it to our friends.
Fantastic morning breakfast on the balcony!
Spent 3 nights in a lovely room on the first floor; beautiful bathroom, nice renovations, and very helpful and kind hotel staff. Fantastic location, and hearty continental breakfast on the balcony every morning was a wonderful way to start the day! Would definitely stay there again and also recommend to friends and family.
Would definitely go back!!!
I stayed at the Casa Verardo at the end of January 2004 and loved it!
As a female solo traveler I found it to be centrally located, clean, and felt safe. The hotel is a five minute walk from where the Alilaguna (the shuttle from the airport) drops you off. Its right by the St.
Mark's Square and lots of shops, etc. but is on an street (alley way is more like it in Venice) that is a little off the beaten path in a bit more residential area. Still, I never felt uncomfortable at all. And there is a restaurant 30 seconds walk from the hotel. The entrance is actually around the corner from what looks like the front of the building. Arriving at a wrought iron gate you must ring the buzzer to be admitted to a small courtyard. From there is an entrance to a hallway which has an elevator at the end. The reception is actually on the 2nd floor. Security wise, this is the only part that bothered me, that feasibly somebody could just enter and go directly to a floor without passing the reception first. My single room was very small but that didn't bother me at all. It had lovely furnishings and a great view over lots of surrounding rooftops. Although the bathroom wasn't enormous, I wasn't squished at all. The bathroom amenities were very nice (towel heater, etc.). Everything was very clean. The staff was very nice and spoke english (as it seems everyone in venice does).
There seemed to be lots of Americans and Brits staying here. Overall the hotel was mucher nicer than I had expected it to be and I would definitely return!
My friend and I stayed at Casa Verardo in July 2003. Even though there was a terrible heat wave the hotel had good air conditioning. It is very central and close to Saint Marks square. A good thing when you stay out late at night. The hotel is clean and the decor is very venitian. The attention is excellent and breakfast was good. They make their own croissants...mmmmm... The smell of fresh bread in the morning is always a good thing. Over all I would recommend it. HB
Been there on July 2003.. I really had a good time in this hotel. Very central location and warm service. It's a charming 'palazzo'. Our room (#202) was definitely nice (with canal view). Hard to find a place on the terrace for breakfast but if you get one is really unforgettable!
Excellent familiar service.
I've heard this year they have restored the hotel with new de lux rooms.
I've been onto the #306. Fantastic!
I'm planning to come back there with my wife for the next Venice Carnival.
They told me the best deals are obtainable by e-mail (specific requests).
I payed eu. 186 per night with an abundant buffet breakfast
A Venetian alternative
Stayed in Casa Verardo in November 2001, when Venice was very cold.
The hotel is very central but being down a back alley overlooking a very small canal it is also quiet.
The double room was large in a vertical sense, but at the same time rather cramped. The 'bathroom' was situated inside the room but in a kind of sealed wardrobe. The effect is a touch depressing.
Breakfast (not terrible) is served in a draughty hallway. November is too cold for meals on the terrace, although one may escape there briefly for a drink and a cigarette: even Venice seems to be getting California-ized, falling into line with the anti-smoking police-state mentality.
There is a fine wine bar and associated restaurant within a couple of minutes walk (north west), and the incomparable Corte Sconta restaurant only about ten minutes walk towards the Arsenale.
The location and relative cheapness of the place are what recommend the hotel. There was an odd mood hanging over the place, something like a family argument, and the I'm-really-an-opera-singer receptionist was in a foul temper throughout. Rehearsing a part, maybe. Perhaps this is just authentically of Venice, where people are known for their extremes of mental state. We left a valuable book in the room, and despite requests they have not returned it. This is the main reason I mark them down.