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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... top to prepare for the hot countries at a stand near the water at San Marco we retrieve our backpacks from the hotel. It just took ages to find our way to San Marco. The trek back to Academia, across the bridge, water bus & then bus to Marghera is quite a feat in the heat. Wishing again I only packed half the clothes. It took us about an hour and a half travel to get to the Holiday Inn which is about 6 minutes walk to the ...
... and sat outside and ate a perfect pastry filled with lemon custard, only in Italy....
Oh, the cappuccino was delicious too. We wandered down the cobbled pathway, passing many deli type stores, looking in each one to see if there was something undiscovered that we could cook or eat, it is endless and calling for a return visit. We stumbled upon a very typical Catholic Church, so archetypal with the frescos and stained glass windows, high and then higher true blue ceiling with a ...
... I went into a restaurant to use there wifi. Had to buy a fancy €5 bottle of water to get the password but tension was high with Lisa and we just wanted to find the place. Finally got the directions and we headed over to the hostel. When we got there the place looked really nice with a garden and other people. But upon checking in we were told that we actually were in a different place all to ourselves... So we had to pick up our bags again and go ...
... high tides. Running through the streets of an unknown city while trying to not be stranded by high water and listening to a siren from WWII was quite the thrill. We made it back, but not without some heavy breathing. The whole weekend spent in Venice was unfortunately gloomy. With rain each day combining with flooding water, most of the weekend was spent trying to see everything possible in the city while attempting to stay as dry as we could. Some highlights of the trip: 1) ...
... they have free WIFI. Everywhere we turn, there are so many people. Wandered off the main road and found some quiet streets. Did a little shopping, then walked back from Piazza San Marco. A really long, hot walk. Back at the hotel for a nap. Woke up refreshed and ready to go. Found a small restaurant near the hotel for dinner. Sat for a long time just enjoying the night and people watching. We came to Venice for ...