Novecento Boutique Hotel
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Overnight, we sailed from Dubrovnik to Venice and arrived just after lunch. You haven't lived until you have sailed down the Canale della Giudecca past Venice and the Grand Canal in an 11 storey cruise ship. The views are to die for!!! We glided past San Marco Square and the Doges Palace with gondolas moored in front of the square. We went ashore just after 2 pm and walked through the narrow streets with three other couples. The streets ...
... shade and it was stinking hot! The water was nice but we had to swim separately so we didn't leave our valuables on the sand unattended where they are venerable to thieves. Then was very dirty and it stuck to you. I couldn't even wash it off properly in the water. We stayed there for the morning, then left at lunch to look for a supermarket. We then headed back to camp. Not the most exciting ...
... for a bit and at 8:00pm prepared our cameras for the chiming of the bells (about 8 ft from our heads) only to discover that the didn't ring again until 9pm. We found poll position at a window with a good view of the sunset and watched it peter out around 8:45pm. Exhausted, we headed east to what Rick Steve's calls "Sandwhich Row" at a little joint called Osteria Da Bacco. For $16 euro we shared two huge sandwhiches and a carafe of house wine. A great meal with ...
... direction. Pete knew we needed to head to the left but forgot we had to go to the right first. Nearly got lost again, but for Di, it was very fortunate because she found a leather bag shop to her liking (just one of many she could have chosen). Now the proud owners of some hopefully genuine Italian leather bags, this little diversion helped us (Di) refocus and get our bearings and direction correct for the hotel. With only one small rest on the way because one of Di's ankles had ...
... in her email and also today about having to change us to a smaller apartment for our last night. This apartment is on the ground level and has a garden view. On Saturday night, we move upstairs to a smaller room. When I made the booking she was sick and not thinking clearly, so double booked this apartment. No matter, we are having 4 nights in Venezia for the price of 3 - such a deal! This apartment is on the ground level and has a garden view.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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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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.