Hotel La Fenice et des Artistes
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel La Fenice et des Artistes Venice
El hotel está situado junto al teatro La Fenice, del que lo separa un estrecho callejón. Por las mañanas, si salíamos algo tarde, se podían escuchar nítidamente los ensayos de los cantantes líricos. Hay un embarcadero muy próximo, que es la mejor opción para llegar a él si traemos equpaje, porque de otra forma habría que cruzar numerosos puentes viniendo desde el Gran Canal. Está ubicado en una antigua mansión de no más de 3 o 4 alturas, con habitaciones muy espaciosas y mobiliario antiguo. La cocina, el bar y la zona de desayunos está separada del edificio principal por un patio interior muy agradable y útil para fumadores. El restaurante, en cambio, se aloja en la plamta baja del edificio principal, cuya terraza da a la entrada de La Fenice. Aquí almorzamos una vez, pero a un precio exorbitante, más de 150 EUR para dos personas. Afortunadamente, queda muy cerca el campo S. Stefano, donde existe una gran oferta de restauración a precios para todos los gustos.
Lo que resaltaría del hotel es su excelente ubicación, cerca del Gran Canal (atravesando por el campo S. Stefano) y de la Piazza S. Marco. Ya no recuerdo los precios, pero no eran exagerados tratándose de Venezia. El hotel llegó a tener 4 estrellas, pero luego fue recalificado a tres.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel La Fenice et des Artistes Venice
Wow! Great Place to Stay!
The room was very quaint. I loved the hardwood floors. The room was very clean and the bathroom was great-I enjoyed soaking in the tub after walking around Venice. One problem was finding the hotel, however people were helpful. I nearly cried when I found it! The staff was very helpful-maps, restaurant recommendations, transportation issues. The breakfasts were a real treat. You seat yourself in the sitting rooms or outside and staff brings you coffee and then you are free to go to the buffet-the filled croissants are SO good. I would stay here again if I went to Venice. The location was close to St. Mark's and there were plenty of places to eat nearby for dinner.
Great location and excellent breakfast
We stayed at Hotel La Fenice Et Des Artistes in August 2004 for 3 nights. We hadn't pre-booked but rather booked at the last-minute hotel booth at the train station as we arrived. We therefore got a great deal at a much lower rate than normal. The hotel is in a really central location close to St Mark's Square. It is a good distance though in that it is a quiet location and gives opportunity to explore back-streets. The hotel was very clean and comfortable and the staff were helpful and friendly. The breakfast was plentiful and had a good variety of breads, cheese, biscuits, fruit and cereal. The outdoor breakfast area is very pretty and the indoor area is very comfortable with big comfortable armchairs. Highly recommended.
Excellent Value for Money
Excellent value for money (booked via Expedia) - well located in a quiet campiello in San Marco. The rooms were large, comfortable, clean and air conditioned although the venetian decor and the bathroom fittings were a little worn. The continental breakfast was good and we were able to eat in the courtyard garden as the weather was great. All the staff were pleasant and helpful with directions and ordering a water taxi for our return to the airport - it will meet you two minutes away on the canal - about 85 euros but well worth it. You do need a good map and the ability to interpret it but that goes for the whole of Venice!
A little quirky, but fun!
Just returned from 6 nights at La Fenice Et Des Artistes in Venice. This hotel is located just off the beaten path in San Marco - easy access to Piazza San Marco, Rialto and Accademia - so it's reasonable quiet, but extermely convenient. Our room was comfortable; air conditioning worked great - critical for August. All the front-desk staff spoke English and were extremely helpful with reservations, directions and info. The garden was a perfect place for the buffet breakfast (which included cereal, rolls, meats and cheeses) as well as a quiet place to rest your feet before plunging back into the crowds. Unlike earlier post, no problem with mosquitoes. The furnishings are a little funky, and our shower was sans screen, but we will gladly stay here again.
Hotel La Fenice, next to Teatro La Fenice, is a perfect base of operations in Venice. It is an easy walk to nearly any significant areas, yet it is in a very quiet square, away from wall-to-wall tourist congestion. Sometimes the only sounds you can hear from your room are birds and gondoliere singing. And for those who like to eat well and in picturesque places, it is in an area ripe with great cafes and restaurants in beautiful campos, even one outstanding one attached to the hotel.
The staff are friendly and helpful and the hotel has many aesthetically pleasing touches throughout. The breakfast room is full of original art and internet access ia available there. Nearby is the wonderful, reasonably priced enoteca VinoVino.
Very Satisfied With Our Choice
The hotel is in a great location, near La Fenice Theatre in the San Marco neighborhood or midway between Piazza San Marco and the Bridge to Accademia and just a five minute walk from the closest Vapporeto Station, St. Maria. And surprisingly, its location protects it from the horrific summer crowds. To save money we booked a prepaid internet rate, and we were very pleased with the value for our money. The hotel has a very nice restaurant and the common areas are very quaint. The breakfast area was outdoors and very nice. The staff was very polite. There are details that could be dealt with such as spots on carpets and humidity stains in certain areas of the bathroom, but then again, you do not come to Venice to hang out in your hotel room. We will stay there again when we visit Venice.
We stayed here in mid-June, 2004. The location for this hotel was fabulous. We walked almost everywhere during our 4 day stay in Venice, and it was nice to have a centrally located hotel. The staff was helpful and friendly, and we were happy to encounter no language barrier issues ... all the staff spoke English well. The room, although small, was clean and free of mosquitoes. We would stay here again.
A nice location. A good hotel.
The hotel was in a good area, and the staff was friendly and helpful. The breakfast was included in the price of the hotel, and it was wonderul. They had rolls, meats, and croissant pastries, among other things. The hotel was within a short walking distance of San Marco piazza. We stayed there for 3 nights in June 2004. The rooms were pretty clean, and they gave us plenty of towels and soap. There was air conditioning in the room.
The room we had was a three person room, and it was large. The only thing I didn't like was that our shower drain was clogged and so it flooded--people who'd been in the room prior to us had dropped 5 empty packets of travel shampoo down the drain. Also, large mosquitoes had been squashed against the walls by previous guests, and I think it would have been nice if the hotel staff had cleaned that up.
Good location as well, too many mosquitos!
This hotel would have been very good, but there were tons of mosquitos in the room. We killed about thirty and realized that other people had done the same because there were mosquito marks all over the fabric walls. Other than that the hotel was close to St. Marks Square, and the bathroom was large and clean. It was also very quiet. Somewhat expensive, check out the Hotel Continental, it is a better deal and probably somewhat nicer.
A nice hotel in a great location
I stayed in this hotel when the original hotel we booked was flooded and our reservation got transfered here.
We must have got one of the tradtional style rooms (which i would request if you plan to stay) as we had antique furniture, gold brocade walls and a glass chandelier - it was all fabulously Venitian! It felt like 'A Room With View' when you opened the shuttered windows in the morning and the light flooded in - athough the view was of the small square below. At night they places little candles on the ground outside the hotel which was a nice touch.
The room was a good size with a huge bed and the bathroom was spacious too with large shuttered windows.
The location was great - St Marks Square was a couple of minutes away and all of Venices attractions were within walking distance.