Oltre Il Giardino
Travel Blogs from Venice
- train trip through the French, Swiss and Italian alps then down along one of the Northern Italian lakes to Milan and across to Venice
- the train from Chamonix to Northern Italy runs along the side of the alps, often hundreds of metres from the river gorge at the bottom and the views are absolutely breathtaking. This is the most scenic …
The last day has arrived way too soon! Can't believe it's been 5 nights already - we still haven't done half the things we wanted to! Don't know how people come here for 1-2 days then claim to have "done Venice"! We'd definitely like to come back and Sherry is already making plans! The hotel Sherry picked was excellent: room, view, location and …
Set off to find the church of San Barnaba on our way to Piazza San Marco as we were planning to go inside the famous Basilica there. The San Barnaba church was used in both The Italian Job, and Indiana Jones movies (the one where X really does mark the spot). Interestingly, we'd been in this church a day or so earlier since it's where the Leonardo …
Visited the Palazzo Ducale ("Palace of the Doges"). While this might sound like a really flash place to keep your favourite pooch, a Doge was the equivalent of a Duke: the guy in charge of the city. The palace was in keeping with the usual standard of palaces & similar to many we've visited previously on this trip ie lots of dark paintings by …
- shopping in the morning: so many shops! - boat trip to the islands of Murano (glass-making), Burano (lace-making), & Torcello (largely uninhabited). Since the trip was part of a 1/2 day tour, there wasn't much time at each place but we can always go back later. - Sherry got very excited at Murano when she looked at the glass artworks in one …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Oltre Il Giardino Venice
Ouah ! Quel bel hôtel, calme, raffiné mais sobre malgré tout. Vivement recommandé. C'est un vrai bonheur de retrouver le calme de l'Oltre il Giardino après une journée passée à visiter la ville dans le bruit ambiant, et de se réveiller le matin dans son grand lit confortable avec l'odeur du petit déjeuner.
Très bien tenu, service discret et attentionné. Tous les restaurants que nous a indiqué Lorenzo étaient merveilleux. Je crois que c'est vraiment l'hôtel où aller à Venise.
KPC de New York City
If you want a small 6 room boutique hotel within 10mins of the Rialto bridge, front garden by the canal, plenty of charm and 5* service then this is the place for you.
Stunning home - hotel!
After reading all of the reviews about this hotel I emailed them for a price. The response was quick, detailed and so friendly I booked up right away.
Lorenzo & staff did everything to make our stay perfect. Staying here feels like staying with family. We had a Junior suite which was spacious and beautifully decorated. The service and amenities at Oltre Il Giardino was exceptionally superb. We also have to say that the best part about Oltre Il Giardino is the wonderful personalized service...we particularly enjoyed a lovely breakfast, which was delicious and beautifully presented. We also really enjoyed the area that the hotel is in.
We can't wait to come back for another visit. +++
Après avoir lu tous les commentaires sur cet hôtel, je leur ai envoyé un email pour leur demander le prix de la chambre et ils m'ont répondu rapidement, en détail et avec tant de gentillesse que j'ai réservé tout de suite.
Oltre Il Giardino CasaiFrari in the San Polo sestieri is a very elegant place, and the service is outstanding! It's in a very picturesque and residential part of Venice, and yet also very conveniently located: water taxis can stop right outside the hotel; by foot, it took us less than 10 minutes to get to all of the following -- the San Toma vaporetto stop, the train station, and the restaurants Da Fiore and Antiche Carampane; and there are all kinds of cafes, osterias, pizzerias, pastry shops, old bookstores and other small galleries etc. nearby. The public spaces consist of a charming garden with magnolia and olive trees and sage bushes, and a light-filled living/breakfast room with stylishly inviting furnishings and lots of interesting and useful books. We had the Turquoise Suite and the Green Suite, both of which are fabulously spacious, elegantly decorated without being pretentious or overwrought, and the beds with fine linens and the sofas are so very comfortable ...... The bathrooms in both suites are wonderfully huge and luxurious by all standards, European or American or Asian.
Loved Il Giardino
We stayed our last 3 nights in Italy at Oltre Il Giardino. It was a wonderful ending to a fantastic 2 weeks. The house is decorated with great style and the attention to detail in the rooms (bath robes, chocolates, fresh flowers, fine linens) made our stay even more pleasant. Great location in a residential neighbourhood, walking distance to shops, restaurants and the train station. Great breakfast in the sitting room. Lorenzo was a great host and his staff was warm and very helpful. Definitely going back. Highly recommended.
This is such a beautiful place. I found out about it through Conde Nast Traveller magazine. We stayed in the Turquoise room which was lovely with the most stunning bathroom - huge shower and a clawfoot bath. Breakfast in the garden each morning was bliss. Highly recommended and superb value for money considering the average cost of accommodation in Venice.
We just came back from Venice where we stayed 4 nights at Oltre Il Giardino in the Green suite on the ground floor. The hotel is very quiet and peaceful but still in central location which is great after the hustle and bustle of the tourist attractions. Our suite was very spacious with separate sitting room and lovely bathroom with both shower and bath, all very clean. Breakfast was also very good and served in the lovely garden. Staff were very attentive and helpful. Would definitely go back!
We stayed at Oltre il Giardino for four nights at the beginning of this month. Before we ever arrived we were very impressed with the excellent service we received in making the reservation.
Like a dream
We had a wonderful stay at this hotel in January 2006.
My husband and stayed for 3 nights in the Turquoise suite and it was lovely!
The rooms are beautiful, very spacious, staff extremely helpful and friendly.
We would definately stay in this hotel again!