Novecento Boutique Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsNovecento Boutique Hotel Venice
Very small (9 rooms) in a surprising quiet section of San Marco. Loved my stay on 2004 so I returned again in 2009. Great location to nearly everything.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Novecento Boutique Hotel Venice
Unique and wonderful!
My wife and I looked for a unique place to spend 3 nights in Venice -- the last 3 nights of our honeymoon -- and were drawn to Novecento because of its website... the rooms in warm woods, reds, browns, blacks, and white linens... quite a change from the candystriped styles of so many Venetian hotels. Our experience was as good as we hoped it would be. We loved the way the room was furnished, the well-appointed bathroom, the quiet location very close to San Marco and closer still to the grand canal, the helpful staff, and the delicious breakfast (including fresh squeezed orange juice and a terrific capuccino). It was a small splurge for us, but absolutely worth it. I'm not one to write a gushing review normally, but this is a wonderful place to stay. Please treat it well, we'd love to return next year.
What a gem
Close to all the sights, this is a gem of a hotel. A room full of character and an excellent breakfast spread. So often the breakfasts offered in the small hotels and inns in Venice are poor but this was definately an exception. Venice speaks for itself, we are planning to return this year and plan to stay here again. I have always tried to pick a hotel that is a little different from the usual and this is one of those, you will not be disapointed.
Pure Excellence in Venice
The Novecento is a Venetian rarity - - real value for the money! The location is superb: an easy walk to Piazza San Marco or La Fenice, or, in the other direction, the Accademia Bridge. The rooms are generously sized - - we were not at all cramped by the extra bed for our 8 year old daughter. For extra space, all guests have access to a huge upstairs reading room, with a fireplace and comfortable sofas. Room decor is lovely. The bathrooms are very well appointed, with the best shower fixtures we've seen in Venice. The heating and air conditioning systems (the bane of Venetian hotels costing more than twice as much, and we've been there and done that) are effective and quiet. The hotel is on a tiny walkway near the Grand Canal, without noise from crowds or canal boat traffic. Best of all is the gracious, friendly and well-informed staff, which guided us to excellent restaurants in the vicinity. With only 9 rooms, this hotel is a little jewel, especially compared to its much more expensive competition.
Wonderful Little Hotel
We stayed at the Novecento for five days in November. This was our second stay at this special little hotel, and we loved it as much as the first time. The staff is delightful, and very helpful with dinner suggestions. The decor is not typically Venetian, and it offers a bit of the spice of Fortuny design. We love the hotel and will be back again.
Could not have had a better experience
This hotel was an awesome find and next time we are in Venice we will be staying here. The nine room hotel is nicely decorated in Morroccan style with many hanging tapestries and beautiful rugs. The staff was superb, helping us with our explorations, recommending restaurants and helping us with various reservations. We had a very good time with Fred while he gave us a little locals insight into Venetian issues. The hotel is located on a quiet street near all the major attractions and a manageable walk with our bags from San Marco square where the water taxi/bus drops off from the airport. The breakfast was excellent and my wife said, as have many others on this forum, that the capuccini(os) were the best she's had. We had a beautiful room with a canopy bed, individual comforters(no fights over the covers),piped music, and a large bathroom. Of the three weeks we spent in Europe this was the most enchanting hotel we encountered.
A gem in Venice
This was one of the nicest small hotels I have ever stayed at. It has the sophistication of a trendy city boutique hotel combined with the aura of a small European inn. We traveled with our family so we had three of the nine rooms. Each was beautifully decorated with antiques, Kilm rugs and interesting fixtures and had every modern ammenity you could ask for. The bathrooms were luxurious and large by European standards. In addition, there was a lovely courtyard where the delicious buffet breakfast was served. The cappucinos were the best I have had in Italy. To top it off, the staff was extremely helpful and so nice! My whole family cannot wait to go back! A Wonderful Experience!
Excellent small hotel.
We stayed at the Novecento for 4 nights and found it perfect.Everyone who worked there was kind and would go out of their way to help,ie even offering an umbrella on a rainy day! The breakfasts were the best ever, we would highly recommend this hotel to anyone planning a trip to Venice.
Very wel attended hotel, great location
Beautiful little hotel, and the nicest persons to attend. Starting in the morning with the best capuccinos in Italy served on a little patio full of flowers. Nice size rooms and newly renewed bathrooms, very well located on a not noisy little street.
A pure delight!
What a find! The location is perfect. Just far enough away from St Marco to provide peace and quiet yet close enough to enjoy the short stroll if you so desire. The beauty of this location is that you can actually feel more like a local than a tourist. My husband and two children stayed for several days in October 2003 and had one of the most memorable hotel stays in Italy. The hotel is very small - only 9 rooms but each one is superbly decorated. The bathrooms are extremely modern as are the rooms with comfortable beds! Breakfast is a treat with freshly squeezed orange juice and a vast array of items to chose from. This hotel is an absolute gem!
We fell in love with the Locanda Novecento
My husband and I were in Venice for a wedding and this small boutique hotel suited our every need. The hotel is in a short walking distance to all the main attractions, but is located on a sleepy calle. All of the other wedding guests complained of noise at their hotels: loud piazzas, busy canals and bothersome pigeons. The Novecento was as quiet as can be. Our room was beautifully furnished and the air conditioning felt great. The modern bathroom is a rare find in old Venice. Each morning we enjoyed our complimentary breakfast in the outdoor courtyard. The spread includes meat, cheeses, croisants, cereal, yogurt and made to order capuccinos (the best we had!). The owners of this hotel were very gracious and helpful. They recommended a great restaurant on our first night in Venice and a private water taxi to Murano (without the pressure of buying glass). On our two week trip to Itlay this was by far our favorite hotel. Definitely would recommend for any traveller who likes a more intimate hotel setting.
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... safe gear - very unusual. We were pleased to get back to our room, so bought a yummy gelato ice cream and went back to the hotel. We went to the roof top for a different perspective on the area. We also used the time to FaceTime Mayson and Alexis. It was great to catch up with the kids. 2:00pm: Venice Discovery tour. We met our tour guide, Ciaro, between the two big columns in St Marks Square - located on the side of St Marks Square facing the ...
... we figured it would come in handy, huh!! We still got lost and seriously it is not hard to get lost in Venice, there are 486 bridges in Venice and each time you cross a bridge, you step onto a different island. There is a zillion souvenir shops, tonnes of restaurants and cafes, numerous high end fashion shops and of course one can't forget the Bridge of Jewellery shops, the Rialto Bridge where I am sure everything is double the price of anywhere else in Venice.
... one can observe glass blowing. All very interesting with dozens of shops selling anything from glass beads to artistic pieces costing thousands of dollars. Eventually headed back to Venice and a well earned glass of wine. Dinner and a last walk around Piazza San Marco admiring the buildings lit up at night and listening to and enjoying the live music playing out in the square . All very romantic and picturesque. Tomorrow ...
... not the airport.
People are cross and impatient. Our ferry comes. The ferry man is very good with the crowds. He doesn't let everyone rush on. He organises the boarding by only allowing selected people or groups at a time. Meaning a family of four got on and we all waited till they were seated, then Womby and Goldie, then another family etc.
The ride back takes about and hour, was uneventful , no ploughing into anything, ...
... through the church saying No Photography, and it was very disappointing how many people ignored them and snapped away, some even using flash. Also, people here in Europe don't have the same regard for queues as we are used to. They push and barge in and shove. There was one spare seat on the vaporetto this morning, near the window and I asked the two middle aged local women if I could sit there. What a performance of eye rolling and sighing as I ...