Hotel Locanda Gaffaro
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... a film. Went to a Venetian lace factory where I bought a beautiful handmade lace tablecloth, haven't made a fancy purchase yet so that was it. There were lots of posh shops in Venice like Chanel, Dior etc, we didn't go in but had a look through the windows. Murano glass is made in Venice so there is lots of that here and it's ...
... Magnificent frescoes/mosaics on the domes. We checked out the treasures (various bones from saints and loot brought back by the Crusaders and St Marks sarcophagus.
Yvonne wandered around the square checking out the shops. Then we walked and walked and walked. Had a gelati at Susu Gelatoteca. It isn't too bad if you are not trying to get anywhere. We finally got to the Gallerie dell' Accademia ...
... the same when the gondolier has to hold an umbrella and the rain is pouring down! Between Steven and I, we took various kids out at various times during the afternoon, with poor Tom sleeping most of the day. But the cold wet weather wasn't conducive to children and tourism, and we had exhausted our interest in the thousands of shops selling Venetian glass trinkets...and the view from our apartment window is so spectacular anyway that it is ...
... points out one of Italy's lesser known leaning towers - the clock tower of the Church of San Giorgio dei Greci. Sights abound as we continue to the north and then to the west on Rio di San Giovanni in Laterano.
After passing beneath a variety of ornate bridges, we again turn to the north on Rio dei Mendicanti. On our right Luisella points out the heavily adorned fašade of the Ospedale Civile (the city hospital of Venice). ...
... We had one of the nicest Italian meals we have ever had - ink squid, followed by chocolate mousse. It was black pasta, containing fried squid and the ink that squids squirt out to protect themselves, which doesn't sound all that appetising in print, but it was delicious. The ink added a flavour all of its own. It's very hard to describe the flavour, but it really was lovely, although a little disconcerting to see one's partner with a black mouth! ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Locanda Gaffaro Venice
We stayed here in March and loved it! Good location and we liked the small size. Probably the most elegent hotel we've used. Beautiful marble and fabric covered walls. Helpful staff. Would stay here again.
Nice Location Very Friendly Staff Ok Cleanliness
This hotel was in a good location, central to almost everything. It is located in a very cute area which is great for leisurely strolls. The staff was very very friendly. This is a great value, for this type of accommodation in Venice. The only complaint I have is that the sheets were not changed/cleaned during our 4 night stay and the bathroom floors were not cleaned, not even swept. But this is not unusual for hotels in Italy. Breakfast was a croissant (I liked, boyfriend did not) a piece of toast and another type of toast which was very good, along with your choice of beverage and different assortments of jams. Typical Italian breakfast!
You will love this small hotel
We chose Locanda Gaffaro for our stay in Venice, as a result of the great reviews we saw on this web page. I can honestly say that our 4-night stay at the hotel was more than wonderful, it is located in a very nice quite area. The personnel went out of their way to make our stay a magnificent one. We will definitely go back to this hotel in our next trip to Venice.
Loved the Locanda Gaffaro
I was pleasantly surprised when my family and I stayed at the Locanda Gaffaro this month. Although this was a small hotel (10 rooms), the owners made me feel at home and served a nice breakfast in their courtyard. The hotel was located about 5 minutes walking distance from the Piazzale Roma and you could walk to San Marco Square in 20 minutes. The price for the room was reasonable based on my research.
Great location, next to bus station. Loking for a quite place next to a bridge and cafes this is the place to go. Not too far from the Jewish Gehtto, only about 8 minute walk. nice rooms for Venice hotels.
A little gem
Locanda Gaffaro is a little gem of a hotel a few minutes walk from the main bus station (Piazzale Roma) but away from the tourist crush. It is excellent value for money. The accommodation was spotlessly clean and well decorated. The staff were always friendly and helpful. The continental breakfast is served in a courtyard or in your room: our family room had a balcony. Excellent room-service wine costs just six Euros! We had a most enjoyable three-day stay in August and will definitely return to Locanda Gaffaro when we next visit Venice.
Great Hotel/Great Price
We stayed at Locanda Gaffaro for 2 nights. We were very impressed with the wonderful service and very pleasant host. In addition, the room was charming, and the location fantastic. Although it was not in the center of the touristy part of Venice, it gave us a great opportunity to walk and explore all of this charming city. Overall, our stay was extremely pleasant. We recommend this B&B very highly.
A Great Spot in Venice
A good sized, comfortable room with a skylight, an unbelievably low price, a short walk from the train station and from a water-bus stop, this was a great place to stay in Venice. Service was friendly and helpful, and the location is away from the beaten path but filled with great spots to eat.