Hotel Palazzo Abadessa
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... late than never. I instantly felt better when I headed back to my room and retold this to my room mates and everyone there was my age or older. Phew! But right now I am reminded of the older French woman who is staying here and speaks zero English and I am assuming travelling around to see the festival. She would be in her 50s, and I think it's fantastic that she's doing this. But I don't think I want that to be me when I'm that age. I think I want to travel and ...
The hotel provided us with a private boat to Murano at no cost. We were met by an old Italian man who walked us to the pick up point and got us into the boat. The driver then took us to Murano where a slick looking man met us and walked us into the building. He got a phone call so we were passed to another man. We watched the 'master' glass blower and his son the apprentice make a chandelier arm. The apprentice then made a horse. Our ...
... hat didn't last the trip from Oz in the suitcase) and have worn them everyday. On again along the spectacular coastline with the islands and the sparkling sea. To another village which we explored and then off to a beautifully restored restaurant for lunch (by now the headache is in full swing - I wasn't the only one) and food - groan! This lunch was beautiful though with another fresh salad (yum), then mussel risotto (very salty - the area produces salt), mussel ...
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We had two wonderful meals here. Lunch was Caesar salad and a ham, brie cheese and veggies Panini. Dinner consisted of lasagna, spaghetti with meat sauce , breadsticks and rolls. The breadsticks were especially tasty. We’ve never had any like it at home.
The evening was spent walking along the Canal Grande enjoying the atmosphere and people ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- 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.