Novecento Boutique Hotel
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... with many corridors and exhibits. When the boys started looking out the window at the seagulls on the marble window ledge, instead of at the intricate models of a 16th century Venetian warship, we knew it was time to be done!
We got the kids panini and with Jonah as babysitter, Mike and I enjoyed a romantic (and quiet!) evening out at a lovely restaurant. It was nice to have some couple-time together and the kids enjoyed a parent-free movie night in the ...
... to spend four years of his life with a crook neck painting. He did it standing up! He hated it so much he wrote a poem about it with the last line "I am not in the right place—I am not a painter". But when the pope asks you to do something, you just gotta do it. I actually enjoyed the visit to the Vatican and St Peters Basilica. Even for a non believer the paintings, sculptures and tapestries that have been collected by the popes through the centuries are an ...
... You can also walk out in the terrace and see Piazza San Marco from above. It was impressive but as I was up quite high and the floor is slanted downwards, I didn't stay too long. After leaving the church I walked around the Piazza checking out all the little shops. The glass from Murano is quite lovely but expensive, at some point I will have to make it over the water to the factories and see if I can get something cheaper.
I stopped for a bite to eat. As I had lunch ...
... are often used as free toilets.
We made the train, made the right train (huge bonus!), and did not get kicked off the train for not making our tickets feel good about themselves. We made it back to Venice to start a very long day of exploring...if only so many people didn't have the same idea, it would have been ideal. I can't imagine what peak season is like in Venice. It is no wonder this city is sinking. When the tourists leave for the evening, the city probably gains ...
... to watch this being created in front of us, how very impressive. The demonstration didn't take very long, thankfully because it was extremely hot near the fire. We were then guided into the showroom and amazed further by the variety of Murano glass statues, jewellery and sets of glasses and goblets. We couldn't take photos but that was definitely not something you would forget. From here I bought a few pieces of jewellery, one being a bracelet for myself. It was hard to ...
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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
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.
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.
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!
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.