Hotel Locanda Gaffaro
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... were taken through their display rooms with the hundreds of chandaliers and other glass ornaments. There were whole musical instruments made from glass (e.g. saxophones, guitars, clarinet etc). Every item was worth a fortune, however very clever. After that we had a boat ride back to San Marco square, followed by a walk back to our hotel (the Saturnia & International), prior to a quick lunch. We then set ...
... Maria Salute Church, built when The Virgin Mary saved Venice from the plague, and then went to St. Mark's Piazza. Queued to get into the Doge Palace, then the loo, and to drop off back packs, all before we saw any of it. By the time we got out, still a queue for St.Mark's in the rain, so walked around the Square, spied out Cafe Quadri and Cafe Florian, both with small orchestras under cover, playing valiantly in ...
... so fun to float through the canals and we got to ask the Goldolier some information about the city. I can cross that off my bucket list now. We then went back to San Marco to go into some of the buildings. The Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale). There were signs that led you around that were numbered with a little bit of information and it was a very interesting building. We saw the main palace, a bunch of old armor and weapons, and the prison which was a maze that went on ...
... the beach. Was it all private? I walked by the Grand Hotel Excelsior, an old and luxurious place to stay on the island. Then along the road across from what I later determined was the Palazzo del cinema and the Lido casino, there was some public access to the beach. And as far down the beach as I could see was tiny little building after tiny little building, but they didn't look old. A little farther down I saw what was probably the old bathing huts; these were a ...
... Thank you, Lord. This is the first of the many divine interventions during our trip.
When we landed in Venice, the weather proved perfect - the sun was out, the sky was blue and the temperature was good. The days leading to our arrival were rainy and cold (~1-3 degrees), but during our trip, it registered at around 8-11 degrees with blue skies. Yet another favor from God.
MARCO POLO AIRPORT
We had an interesting time in the ...
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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.