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We arrived in chilly Venice and made our way to our hotel. Lucky us, we were upgraded to a room overlooking Canal San Alvise. We dropped off our bags and decided to explore the area. We had Sandwiches, Expresso, Hot Wine and our first and last 'Tourist Menu'. Monday saw us doing a tour down Venice’s high street – the Grand Canal, then …
First, we want to give a huge congratulatory shout out to our young friend, Thomas Swinkels. Thomas is competing in the Para Pan American Games in Mexico and we just read on CBC news that he won a bronze medal in swimming. Thomas is the son of our good friends Carole and Leon, and nephew to proud Auntie Marie, who we visited with earlier this year …
... and both feel we have been spoiled and loved. The train trip to Venice is uneventful but when we get to Venice, the fun begins again. Suffice to say, we go the wrong way on the ferry (my fault) and end up taking a couple of hours to get to the B&B, a distance of probably only about a half a kilometre. On the plus side though, we do get to see Venice by night and it is very lovely. How we actually find the B&B I don't really ...
... and Martin) went to the restaurant and began to eat, when we almost finished eating, Andres appeared with a red hand mark on his cheek…
-Andres: I've failed
Tobias and Martin: Yes, it shows
Tobias- What happened?
Andres- I don’t know, I invited her to eat an ice-cream, and she wanted me to pay her ice-cream because she didn’t have money and I said: What? ...
... and started to get our monopoly money (euros) out to pay it. As it was €26, we thought €30 would be appropriate to the leave €2 as a tip. Now another fact that we should all be aware of is that this guy knew no English at all and my cool gorilla app only gave us jseful phrases like "how much for the straw donkey" and "I'll show you my white bits if you show me yours". So, we had the notes ready, he misunderstood the separate conversation ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Residenza Cannaregio Venice
Lovely Hotel in Quiet Part of Lovely City
Just had a wonderful break in Venice (10-13 March) what a lovely city, we stayed at the Residenza Canneragio Hotel, we had good directions to the hotel so found it quite easily, its a lovely hotel with wooden beamed ceilings and we had a canal view from our room, the breakfast was very nice and the bar very handy with staff that was very helpful and friendly, there doesnt seem many other hotels in the area and its quite residential, but once you have your bearings its just a short walk through the streets to get to the Grand Canal or a short walk to the Vaporetto stop of St Alvise.
Good, quiet stay
We stayed at the hotel in March 2005. Our room was clean and very spacious with a loft area. The restaurant and bar staff were very kind...the food was amazing! The hotel is a bit of a walk from St. Mark Square and sort of difficult to find. The price was very affordable.
40th wedding anniversary enjoyed.
My wife and I stayed here 19-22nd Feb 2005. It was just what we wanted. Chic, modern, ecellent choice of contemporary art,quiet situation. The room was good, warm,with bath & shower and the breakfast adequate. We found the staff to be always helpful and we would not hesitate to return.
Peaceful, Chic and Cosy.
We stayed here in March 2004 and were impressed. Although our room was on the small side I couldn't really complain, it just made it more cosy. Decor was warm but chic. Be warned that some rooms only have a shower rather than a bath/shower. The reception staff were very friendly + helpful however the reception manager was a little on the arrogant side. Breakfast was average.
The vap stop is not too far away but the walk into the Rialto is great (about 15 minutes). The hotel is tucked away from all the hustle and bustle, which is what we loved. I would definetly return but would pay for the superior rooms.
Good hotel in a quiet area.
Stayed here during Carnevale in early February when the weather was very cold, fortunately our room was well heated. The staff were friendly and helpful,the room was pleasant and a good size, with a shower but no bath. The rooms are either single storey or have a mezzanine level with the sleeping area on an upstairs balcony. The breakfast was good, there is a restaurant too but we didn't use it. The hotel is in a quiet area of Venice but not too far from the waterbus stop. There are several bars and restaurnts near the hotel. There is a map on the hotel's website which helped us find it.
Excellent choice in Venice
We stayed there for 3 nights during november 2004. The hotel is new, and located in a residential and authentic neighbourhood. They gave us a superior room for the same price although the hotel was full. Everything was excellent except the bathroom, which is not very well thought and easy to use. The breakfast is not up to the 4 stars (no fresh juice, not so varied ) but fair enough to consider this hotel as an excellent choice. And I will definitely stay there again without looking for other options.
Nice place to stay
We stayed at this hotel during our trip to Venice. The room we got was like a 2 level town house, with the bedroom on the top. The room was clean and had a good layout. The vaporetto stop is St. Alvise, which is a 2 minute walk from the hotel. The hotel staff were helpful and responsive to our questions and requests. Will definitely stay here again if I make another trip to Venice.
Chic affordable hotel in authentic Venice
We stayed at the Residenza Cannaregio for a long weekend and I am pleased to say it was delightful. A converted monastery/gondola workshop, it is now refurbished in a clean modern style. Our room had a mezzanine for the bed and excellent facilities, phone, satellite TV, Internet etc etc. The only minor irritation was that the air con vent was directly over the bed, so you received a blast of cold air (referred to as "that blizzard") as you were trying to get the room down to a comfy temperature . The location is superb, peaceful and quiet but close enough to the hurly burly of the centre of the city. I agree it could be difficult to find from the rail station without a map, so I suggest you start your holiday in style and take a water taxi from the airport. Pricey at 80 euros, but worth it to remove the "where is the hotel" stress. Once we got our bearings, it was always easy to find and, as I said, in my favourite part of the city. All in all, wonderful.
Nice hotel but good luck finding it!
My family and I (4 adults) visited Venice and stayed in Residenza Cannaregio. This hotel is excellent, very clean rooms, and we had a large apartment with two floors. The location is not bad either. It is in the Cannaregio area so you can breathe and feel a real Venetian atmosphere. The problem is it is very hard to find the hotel. In Venice the street names are not important. Here you see this hotel is in Cannaregio, that is the name of the area not the name of the street. It took us 2 hrs from the rail station to find the hotel not because it was far (should have taken us 5 min on foot) but because it is very hard to find it! We called several times to the hotel to ask directions and their advise to us was "ask people".
Make sure you know where it is located and do not leave the rail station without a map. Otherwise best hotel in our stay.
A Calm Oasis in Venice
I went to Venice recently for Carnivale. The city is gorgeous and breathtaking, but can also be exhausting due to the incredible number of people. Due to its location in the more quiet Cannaregio neighborhood, this hotel was such a welcome break from the intensity of the sights and hordes of people. The Residenza is right near a vaparetto stop and one can easily and quickly walk to two different stops on the Grand Canal. The interior of the hotel is brand new, very modern, soothing, and clean, but retains an exterior of an old, quaint monastery. The restaurant is fantastic, and there are three high-quality restaurants right near it on Fondamenta della Sensa. When I stayed, the staff were also super helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend this hotel and this neighborhood when staying in Venice.