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Italy2013 stayed here on Jun 22, 2013 during their trip titled: Great Italian Adventure 2013.
... through the narrow river and relaxing on the boat's deck, we were served snacks of pizza with anchovies, chips, pastry, juice and and spritz. The boat finally entered Mantua via Mantua lake with a fantastic view of the city and the San Giorgio castle. After the boat docked, we had time to visit the old town and Piazza Sordello. My husband and I checked out the hotel where we'll be staying after we check out of Vita ...
... in circles a bit, crossing many more bridges than we needed to we got to our hotel; it's only 5 minutes from where San Marco landing.
Room was good, had a good view over the rooftops of Venice and could see the Basilica di Santa Maria.But it was very hot; 25 degrees C. It got hotter later; they did give us a fan and we opened the window. The hotel gave us a map - too small. By the way, we didn't buy ...
... it just never stops.
After a short walk from St Mark's Square, we actually did get lost. And it was a sign of things to come for us in Venice. We happened to be nowhere. We didn't stumble upon anything, other than people's houses. Even turn we made lead to a canal with no bridge to cross. Disaster, but we laughed it off, still refusing to use the map. Then we ended up in the same place again. No matter where you go in Venice, or where you think you are going, you seem to ...
... told of a trick if you don’t want the elevator to stop at any deck before yours. As you press the button for your deck number, press the close door button at the same time. You should then have an uninterrupted trip to the deck of your choice. It worked!! 5 minutes later we were in our cabin that will be home for the next 18 nights.
After dropping off our hand luggage and while waiting for our suitcases to arrive we decided to head to Horizon Court for ...
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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.