Hotel Locanda Gaffaro
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... boat sick , we had lots of pills on that leg of the journey! Although we walked a lot in Venice we tried not to do too much. We didn't book any tours or race around like In other places, we took it easy and went to cafes and ate gelato by the river. J said this was one of his favourite places which really surprised me but he said he felt relaxed here. We were even going to go and see the opera, since neither of us have ever been, but it wasn't on when we ...
... up chatting for a wee while then went to bed. I had the worst sleep ever waking up throughout the night from the heat. The next morning I was up at 8am. I was booked on the 10am shuttle into Venice so I killed some time playing on wifi in the shade. It was already so hot and I was sweating on the bus while waiting for it to leave. A nice girl from Norway sat next to me. She told me she was a teacher and she also told me her name but I couldn't even pronounce it let alone begin ...
... a main and an order of vegies, and a dessert. (see what I mean about taking the stairs now!). Fortunately the plates of food aren’t huge. The food comes into the ok-good category. The pasta and risotto were very good and the mains as you would expect from a kitchen cooking for 1500 people at a time – a little over cooked, especially the vegies, though maybe they like their vege soft in Italy? If you ...
So our one day in Venice started off great! Without using a map we wandered around and it was just beautiful, one of my favorites thus far! It was my least-sweaty day which was definitely a plus LOL! Thanks to the breeze! Thinking about all the floods that impact Venice every year it is coincidental the unfortunate happenings in Calgary with floods right now! I feel like my problems are nothing compared to what my friends are dealing with right ...
... that led us through the maze. When we got to the Grand Canal at an area called Rialto It started raining so hard that people huddled under anything for cover, and there were lots of people. Thank God for planning ahead. Our raincoats, which you have and will continue to see us wearing, were just what we needed. They kept us dry and our smartwool sweaters kept us warm. The pizza shop guy, all the standing and waiting in the rain made us hungry, told us he had not seen cold and ...
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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.