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Italy2013 stayed here on Jun 22, 2013 during their trip titled: Great Italian Adventure 2013.
... and daVinci. Paintings that spanned approximately 25 feet tall and 15 feet wide hung on the walls throughout the numerous rooms. Again, both the building and the artwork was full of great detail and amazing architectural design. Next,they returned to the apartment so Nikki could change clothes. It turned out to be a little chillier than she had anticipated. Soon they were on their way again. They literally walked miles being amazed ...
... pretty city, allowing us to shrug off the stress of our circumstances from time to time.
We have a lot to think about. Its the final few days of our adventure plans and we need to decide what to do next. We are in the final quarter of our allocated budget. The collapse of the Australian Dollar hasn't helped us there. Its time to think about working, and how and when to get back to Australia. Its crunch time, and no wifi for the last 10 nights hasn't helped us. ...
... he can't bring his trusty Swiss Army Knife! We solved the problem by buying an Italia bottle opener fridge magnet off a tourist stall, and were good to go.
Another amazing relaxing ride back to Florence and then out at 10pm for cocktails. We went back to my favourite restaurant with my favourite view by Il Duomo. The waiter recognised us from our visit there two nights ago and gave us discount! We had two cocktails each and just chatted and soaked up the view ...
... At 11:45, we connect with our guide, Luisella. Due to the uncertainty of the weather, she has laid out a sensible approach for us to follow in order to keep us dry, beginning with a quick introduction to the Piazza. San Marco Square is one of the grand public places in Europe (or the world, for that matter). It just oozes history, wealth, and importance. The "old" (16th Century) and "new" (17th Century) Offices of the Republic flank ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Palazzo Selvadego Venice
Nicest small hotel
Loved everything about that hotel except for the small walk to its parent, the Monaco hotel (I must say it was very cold the 1st weekend of March, we had snow in Venice!).
Cheap, cozy, comfortable, recently and very nicely refurbished.
Close to San Marco on a tiny street just off the way to the Rialto, the train station and the Accademia.
I would recommend it to anyone without any doubt unless you're the type to go to the Danieli and spend 100's of euros on an hotel room.
We were here in the first week of January.The hotel is a delight in every respect. A pebble's throw from San Marco; beautifully fitted rooms and breakfast on the terrace of the Hotel Monaco looking out in the Grand Hotel. All for the same price as you would normally pay for some god-forsaken flea pit.
We booked through the web not knowing what we would find. What you get is check in at the Hotel Monaco - which is as grand as they came; a porter to carry your bags the two minutes to the Palazzo while another holds your documents for you; splendid room - small but designed to use the space extermely well; excellent fittings; TV and all mod cons; and breakfast in the Monaco and use of all the services.
Fantastic value for the price - totally recommended
Really great hotel. We had a superior double room, which was very large (room 615) and overlooked the main walkway in front of the hotel. Very nice decor, very clean. Great service by everyone at this hotel, as well as the Monaco. Breakfast was minimal - a basket of bread but you could order additional items and rather high prices. We did have dinner one night at the Grand Canal and found the food really good. Really great location - right around the corner from St. Mark's Square. Have nothing but wonderful things to say about this hotel. If you go to their website, you'll find the rooms to look exactly as pictured here.
This hotel is the perfect combination of a cozy, updated boutique hotel and upscale city hotel. The Plazzo Selvadego is like an annex of the Monaco and Grand Canal hotel. The Selvadego is located just behind the Museo Correre off of St. Mark's Square. The rooms are small, but not too small, and very clean and modern. The bathrooms are clean, modern with great fixtures and marvelous showerheads and water pressure. The soaps and shampoo are from the Monaco and pleasntly fragrant. The beds are comfortable and the bedrooms quiet. The only thing that was lacking that you would expect in a luxury room was a clock radio, so if you need to get up.. either bring your own alarm clock or arrange for a call at the front desk.
Our first thoughts were " do we want to write a review on this Hotel" by doing so we would be letting others know of this wonderful find!! but we used Trip Advisor when making our final selection and thought it only fair we should share our experience..
This hotel is an excellent choice for those wishing to be near St. Marks Square. It is literally less than a minute from the front door of the hotel to St Marks. In addition, the hotel you check in to is The Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal, which is about 100 yards to the left of the St Marks Alilaguna bus stop. Very nice area, where they will lead you to your actual hotel which is down an alley behind the big hotel. Palazzo Selvadego is almost hidden, with only a tiny sign you would hardly ever notice. The front desk is manned 24 hours and you must be buzzed in which gives a good feeling for those worried about security. The rooms are very nice. Actually ours was two level. We had two twin beds pushed together which really was no big deal. There were opening windows for a cool breeze and a pretty crappy view of a tiny courtyard where you could watch employees take smoke breaks. We kept the drapes pulled most of the time anyway. The bathroom was probably the best part of the room. It had a toilet and bidet, and a gigantic shower. It was actually a seperate room, tiled with a great shower head
We have just got back from 5 nights at the Palazzo Selvadego, Venice, Italy. It is a stone's throw from St. Mark's Square, and, as such, is perfectly located. The November rate was £379 total for the 5 nights (for 2 people, incl. breakfast).
Excellent location and quality
We were transfered to this hotel when our original choice of hotel couldnt accomodate us due to a burst pipe. How lucky we were !!
The location is unbeatable, San Marco square is just yards away, but as previous reviewers state, you wouldnt know it because it is superbly quite. Rooms were massive, we wanted a triple and ended up with a suite, 2 seperate rooms with a joint entrance and a bathroom each. Breakfast was included on the Grand Canal side terrace and although its only a continental the view more than makes up for it.
I cant say if this hotel is good value as we paid for a completely different one but it is the best hotel I have ever stayed in.
If you're anything like me, you research the heck out of everything before making a decision.....especially when it means the difference between an incredible vacation and one that causes you nothing but grief.
Quiet, comfortable, clean
Like all hotels in Venice, the Selvadego was expensive - 240 Euros/night in early April. This is not as bad as it seems though, because you get a quite clean and secure base for visiting the City. We stayed in a 3 star hotel the first night which was noisy and did not feel secure so we moved up and were glad we did. The Selvadego is part of the Grand canal and Monaco hotel, but is located off the canal, a couple of blocks away. You can use the amenities at the tonier hotel, but enjoy the quiet of a separate, secure building.
The room and bathroom was big and the shower was great. The staff was friendly and unobtrusive. I recommend this hotel for those who want quiet and to be close to St Marks Square.