Hotel Palazzo Abadessa
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... can truly get a strong cultural experience in Venice without spending more than a set budget. Unless you decide to experience St Mark's Square where all prices are increased, you can find meals, gelato, shops and admission fees very reasonable and within any budget- you just need to work your way through the mazed streets and avoid the expensive areas.
Venice, like most cities has cultural symbols and affiliations that ...
... soon. We then find a nice bar to have a few more cocktails and terrorise the other patrons. Finding an actual bar in Venice is near impossible so we were all pretty stoked with our discovery. By the time we are ready to go home, everyone seems to have lost their sense of direction and our journey home is a drawn out debacle that will require input from many patient strangers before we site the front door of our hotels ...
... carnival masks. We got lost again and walked and walked till our legs were aching. It was getting quite hot and there is an unbelievable number of people. We found our way back to the hotel and air conditioning at last. I think a day in Venice is enough. Italian coffee is fabulous. Much better than anywhere else. I wonder why theirs is so good? We just saw the chandelier in our room for 1900 ...
... Marco Polo who kept his Chinese concubines in a secret house. Everywhere in Venice there are references to M P and his 'million' stories about his travels (the word milion is everywhere). Our favorite story was about a recent good ghost report. Twenty years ago a young couple with a newborn baby girl heard noise from their kitchen late at night. When they investigated, they found a blender whirling in the kitchen, so loud it had awakened them. No one else ...
Venice isn't really easy on the backpackers wallet so we had to camp about 10 mins out of Venice, it was great though and we finally got to use the sleeping bags were lugging around!
Venice was pretty and it was a good time of year to go as it wasn't too over crowded or smelly but it wasn't a favourite of ours.
We wandered through almost every side street and over every bridge we could find, along the canals and into the markets.
We managed a day trip to Lido a ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Palazzo Abadessa Venice
We stayed at the Palazzo Abadessa in late March 2006. Assuming you arrive by boat from the airport, you pull up to the hotels back door, (which doesn't much resemble a hotel other then a small coat-of-arms flag) with a small porch. You pull the old fashion string and hear the bell ding, ding, ding. What a great start to our stay in Venice I must say.
We had the pleasure of staying our three nights in Venice at the wonderful Palazzo Abadessa. There is no way to possibly go over all the exquisite details of our stay at this lovely boutique palazzo. The owners, the Rossi couple, were absolutely the most congenial, inviting people we have ever had the fortune to come upon. Mr. Rossi walked us to a restaurant one night after asking for a recommendation..... one night after the opera, we came in late to find him ready to converse a little about veneto wine. He actually brought a bottle from his private stock to share with us...It was amazing to say the least. The breakfast is beautifully set up each morning. It along with the cappucinos was divine. Each night, we made sure we attended the little evening cocktail hour with the Rossi'. Marissa Rossi took a lot of time sharing with us all the impeccable details of this 15th century palace. We were also upgraded to a suite on our last night. Pictures attached are of the room. To say the least, it was an incredible experience. We will surely return to Venice and the Palazzo Abadessa!
Everyone will tell you that Venice is overrun with tourists May through September. They aren't exaggerating. The San Marco area was literally swarming with tour groups clumping around guides with raised flags or umbrella's marching them quickly around the square. It was hard not to think of locusts. Here's the deal -- because the city is so unique and unbelievably beautiful, it's worth it. It really is. We just loved it. However, I can't imagine that staying in a hotel in the middle of all that action would be pleasant.
This hotel was truly a magical place to stay while in the grand city of Venice. It is a smaller hotel with a dozen or so rooms housed in a old mansion. The lobby area and second floor coomon area was like walking into an amazing palace. It is situated on a small canal and our room was on the back of the hotel looking over the canal, it was lovely. The rooms are decorated with period pieces and are just great to sit on the bed and look around the nicely decorated room. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms very modern and large. There is also a beautiful courtyard where you can have breakfast and where they also serve nightly cocktails. The staff was extremely helpful and gave great recommendations on sights and places to eat. While the hotel is a little pricey (we had the least expensive room and it was still great), we would stay there again in a heart beat.
Fantastic Hotel and staff
Our experience of the Palazzo Abadessa was fantastic. It is a large building on a canal, not the Grand canal. Even though the Palazzo is large is only has around 10 rooms. We received the most wonderful personal experience at this hotel and would most definately stay here again. Our room overlooked a canal and had a mezzanine floor. It was delightful. The breakfasts were great. Once again I must mention just how friendly and helpful the staff were, it is a family run hotel. They went out of their way to be helpful.