Hotel Locanda Gaffaro
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... Lucerne took us to another station 30 mins away where we caught the train to Milan. The trip to Milan was about 3 hours but through some of the prettiest countryside to date. We then got off the train and had to dash (if I am ever capable of dashing) as the train to Venice was about to leave from the next platform. Luckily the trains nose into a barrier being the end of the platform and you can walk across the front to the adjoining platform, no steps. I think they were also holding ...
... and they all come from this original little factory/shed. As making and the upkeep of a Gondola is expensive, they are all owned by the commune of Venice. When you look at the outside of the factory you see a wooden house. This is made from wood found in the Dolomites. It is called a mountain style as it's a typical house you'd find up in the Dolomites and it is the only remaining original type house you would find in Venice. It is so pretty especially with all the flowers ...
... eerie siren rang throughout the island warning everyone that the waters were coming in. By morning at 6am, much of the city was covered in 6 inches of water. Being the adventurous soul I am, I actually got up, strapped some plastic bags around my tennis shoes, and set out into the water, seeing exactly how serious this was. What I saw surprised me. Most of the people heading to work actually had thigh-high water boots and seemed like this was a regular occasion. There were shop ...
Had a slow start with a sleep in, breaky and packing up. Quite rainy here today so really glad we got most of the sights done including gondola yesterday. Packed up and headed to the Hard Rock Cafe for lunch. It was nice to be somewhere more western with all the music videos playing we all had delicious meals, mine was a Smokehouse chopped chicken salad which was divine and boy was I needing some greens. Back to the hotel and collected our bags ...
... to be one of the finest examples of Byzantine architecture in the world. Rebuilt in 1071, the basic structure of the building has changed very little over the last 1000 years. The interior has been continuously modified over that timeframe, with many of the major embellishments coming in the 1300s. The exterior brickwork has gradually been covered with marble, ornate carvings, and columns acquired from the Orient by Venetian ...
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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.