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Our Favorite Hotel in Venice
After staying in other hotels in Venice and on the Lido, we disovered the Alla Salute seven years ago. We've been staying there ever since on our annual visits to Serenissima.
"Da Cici" is a bargain two-star hotel, tucked away on a quiet rio between the Grand Canal and the Giudecca Canal. It's close to the Salute church, the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, the Accademia art museum and two vaporetto stops. When you stay there, walk up a block in one direction for a view of San Giorgio Maggiore and the Giudecca and in the other, San Marco from the Salute Church. Take a run or a walk on the Zattere at the end of the rio. For a wonderful view of the bustling Grand Canal, join the locals on benches in the near-by Campo San Vio.
The hotel staff are friendly and helpful. Both father (the owner) and daughter speak English and will be happy to advise you on what to see and do in Venice.
Tips: The hotel is a converted palazzo, and we prefer rooms in the charming older section. If you want newer rooms, A/C, or a room with bath, book EARLY. And if you want more than a European continental breakfast (rolls, coffee/tea/hot chocolate), buy some fruit and/or cheese to accompany it.
We love "Da Cici" and are looking forward to our next visit.
Should Have Stayed Elsewhere
The last review from Murrieta was bogus. It was not from me. My wife and I stayed at Da Cici with two other couples from Murrieta, and they left after 2 nights to stay at a different hotel. We decided to stay because of the hassle in switching. We should have changed. We would never stay here again. The rooms were closets, and we had the one with the so-called view.There was no A/C (it was brutally hot) and hardly any hot water. Our friends had even smaller rooms than ours looking out at a wall. The hostess was rude, and the "breakfast" was great if you enjoy rolls as hard as hockey pucks. There are better inexpensive places in the area such as the American and the Agli Alboretti. SF, Murrieta,CA
Hotel Alla Salute Da CiCi
The Hotel Alla Salute Da CiCi was wonderul. Father and daughter man the front desk and are a pleasure to deal with. Great location out of the crowded areas and very close to a vaporetta stop.
Location, quite and relaxation..
My first trip to Venice... My room overlooked the Santa Maria della Salute and that was a great sight after a long day of photography. The hotel is a stones throw away from two very convenient vaporeto stops, and within easy walking distance to numerous points of interest. The upkeep of the room and hotel, in general, was very good. The owner (and his daughter) and staff was friendly and accomodating. The hotel blends into the surrounding area and provides an oasis of quite and comfort at the end of the day.
Give the "Cici" a try and enjoy a little piece of Venice.
They made my stay warm and inviting!
I whole-heartedly agree with the previous reviews. I was fortunate enough to travel with Angelo...see Angelophot review. They made my stay in Venice warm, inviting and safe. A wonderful place to stay! Located on a nice, quiet side street, you will truly gain an appreciation of the real life in Venice. Outstanding!
Sweet and helpful....
We just want to say that by Da Cici the receptionists are really sweet and very helpful....they make your vacation the most relaxing possible in this quiet part of Venice.We appreciated especially the terrace full of flowers belong to the newpart-annex of it ( with A.C.) and the large breakfast garden where the little sparrows come at your table for a bit of breakfast....Thanks to your very famous and efficient web-site, we had a wonderful time, many thanks again. PWL
Nice view and strategic position
we were 3 people in a spacious and bright room overlooking the canal.very clean this unpretentious hotel has a fantastic position in the city...far from the crow at the same time in the historic center(2 min.by waterbus)....we were like in a oasis of peace and silence.we suggest this place for a relaxing vacation ...not expensive too.
A LOVELY QUITE PLACE TO STAY IN VENICE
I had a wonderful time at the Hotel alla Salute da CICI . My room was wonderfull, we i had everything I needed. It faced overlooking the Canal and was very quiet. Is located in a strategic location compared to other hotels in Venice: an oasis of peace just a stone's throw from Piazza San Marco and easily reachable from the station and Piazzale Roma. The hotel is between two very convenient vaporeto stops, and easy walking distance to St. Mark's and other tourist destinations. I found the breakfast included with the room to be very good, and loved the atmosphere of the breakfast room. The staff was friendly Barbara and Renato and also very accomodating. I found the hotel to be good value for money, and would stay there again.
I would not recommend this hotel unless you are dirt broke or desparate
My husband and I fell into the second category (desparate) as we had to book a last minute hotel in Venice at the height of Carnivale... The lobby is so so, but as you climb the stairs to your room your stomach starts to sink as you can tell your stay there is not going to be pretty- We got stuck with a room that had a shower RIGHT SMACK IN THE ROOM which gave the room a moldy, damp smell. It also had a sink but no toilet, that was down the hall and rather uninviting. Perhaps this hotel has nicer rooms with private baths with better decors, better carpet, televisions, better scents but ours was less than savory and I was very glad we were only there for one night. Breakfast was also rather so so, a hard bread roll with generic nutella, jam or butter and your choice of caffe latte or hot chocolate made with water. Like I said, if you are on the tightest of budgets, or desparate, stay here- Its a bed to sleep in, but it doesn't do Venice justice... The owners should put a few million into rennovating and revamping and maybe it would be something more like its Web site describes it?
We stayed at the Hotel Alla Salute da Cici in April of 2001. If you're looking for a good location, it's very nicely situated. It's in the Dorsoduro area, and it was within walking distance of the Piazza di San Marco. We managed to see most of the neighborhoods of Venice by walking, and it was never too exhausting getting there and back. There are also boat/gondola stops close by for those who prefer to ride. The hotel itself is a pretty basic hotel, but the rooms were very nicely decorated and the bed was very comfortable. There was a shower in the room, although it was in a corner of the room and not in a separate bathroom area. This made it somewhat awkward to shower as one person would have to sit outside the room until the other person had finished. Luckily, there was a comfortable chair there! The toilet was across the hall, but very clean and looked just like a bathroom in someone's home. There must have been other guests on our floor, but we saw few of them and it seemed enough like a private bathroom. The hotel offered a complimentary breakfast, though we usually got up too late to partake in it. It was a basic breakfast of orange juice and bread/pastries, but it was very tasty. The staff was all quite friendly and they spoke English, so it was not at all difficult to check in/check out or obtain other services. This hotel is no-frills, but good for those on a budget, especially given how expensive Venice is! I would recommend it to travelers.