San Cassiano Residenza d'Epoca Ca' Favretto
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Historical Traveler Reviews San Cassiano Residenza d'Epoca Ca' Favretto Venice
I have been going to Venice for over 10 years ,and I always stay at the San Cassiano Ca' Favretto. from the very first time I stayed there, in 1993, I fell in love with the place, the staff, the ambiance, so much so, that I shortened my stay in other cities in Italy so that I had time to return to this wonderful hotel at the end of the same trip. This restored former private residence is luxurious but on a scale that makes one feel very much at home, and every member of the staff is warm and welcoming and extremely helpful. The rooms are gorgeous,with beautiful draperies and antique style furnishings, but the recently renovated bathrooms are completely modern. The things I most look forward to are the wonderful breakfasts on the second floor terrace overlooking the Grand Canal , and sitting on the deck in the late afternoon relaxing with a cappuccino, watching the gondolas float by. The San Cassiano is central enough to walk everywhere, but private enough to avoid the crush of people . I had the opportunity last year to stay at a new hotel in the so-called "super deluxe "category at practically no cost to me, and truthfully, I did not enjoy it the way I enjoy staying at the San Cassiano and I would not consider staying anywhere else in Venice. I cannot believe that anyone could have a negative thing to say about this wonderful place:the atmosphere, the beauty of the place, from the main lobby to the individual rooms and breakfast room, to the warmth and kindness of the staff, there is no place that can compare- Every time I go there, I feel like I am returning home again and in 11 years, I have never had a negative experience. I would highly recommend it to anyone .
We were a group of four couples and all of us agree that this little romantic hotel on the Grand Canal was just perfect. Sure, our room was a little small and there was scaffolding outside our window (off-season, to be expected), but we were very happy during our three night stay. The towels are on a heated rack and the bathrooms clean. The breakfast room and food was wonderful overlooking the Grand Canal. The staff was extremely helpful and we enjoyed our late evening cocktails in the quaint bar off the lobby each night with the attendant who might also double as the hotel reception clerk at night. I plan to recommend this hotel to anyone planning a visit to Venice. While the walk to St. Marks Square may be a bit long, it is quite nice, and let's face it, who is in a rush when in Venice anyway?
This hotel was outstanding. For Venice (and all of Europe for that matter), this room was huge. The furnishings and décor were superb; plenty of Venetian glass, but not overkill. The bathroom was thoroughly modern and spacious. The view from our room was a side canal, but we could see the Grand Canal by stretching out the window. The bright and cheerful breakfast room overlooked the Grand Canal. The offering at breakfast was a good mix of an American style with bacon, eggs and ham, plus the typical hard breads and cheeses found in Europe. The staff was helpful and friendly. My only compliant with the hotel is finding it. Winding through the alleys from S. Stae in the dark was a challenge, but we were rewarded for our diligence upon entering the San Cassiano. Our next visit to Venice will certainly include this hotel.
We stayed in a beautiful suite overlooking the canal. What a fantastic start to our holiday in Italy, the bells were tolling in the morning, sounds of boats passing by - beautiful room with very pretty furnishings. Comfortable bed, great breakfast room also overlooking the grand canal. Couldnt say a bad word about San Cassiano. It was great being slightly away from the crowds, but still only short walk to the rialto and into the piazza. would def. recommend this hotel.
Beautiful, charming hotel right on the Grand Canal
What a find! My boyfriend and I were so happy with our stay at San Cassiano Ca Favretto. Our room was very comfortable and was on the first floor of the hotel, overlooking the Canal. It was only a couple of stops by water bus ride from the train station and a short, but Venice-maze-like walk to the hotel from the bus stop (The pop out maps by Compass Maps were amazing tools for our trip to Europe - especially the Venice edition). We spent our first moments in Venice relaxing in the sun and enjoying the view of the canal on Cassiano's back porch while we waited for a water taxi to take us to Murano, compliments of the hotel. I would DEFINITELY stay at this hotel again!
Wish it could stay my secret
Just back from great holiday here; don't really want to write review, might not be able to get in next time. V.comfortable room, clean and in excellent condition. Could see Grand Canal by leaning out of window and peering round shutters. Breakfast fine in terms of fuel, though a bit uninventive. Friendly, cheerful staff. Wonderful view from breakfast room balcony, and from landing stage. Good heating, and modern air conditioning unit, so presumably fine in Summer. Once you're used to labyrinthine approach from St.Stae, it's really easy to find. Certainly best hotel we've ever used in Venice. Shall take some convincing to go anywhere else in future.
My boyfriend and I stayed here for a couple of nights in December 2002 after reading the reviews and finding a great deal on the Internet ($65! breakfast not included). The location was convenient (but within the Venetian labyrinth was not easy to find at first), quiet and away from the tourists. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable; modern bathroom with a shower curtain (!) allowing one to stand while showering. The staff was helpful and friendly. The deck, right on the Grand Canal, in the back of hotel was absolutely charming I spent some time painting small landscapes there despite the chilly weather would be excellent for breakfast in the warmer months. The construction (mentioned in another review) continues resulting in blocked views for some rooms, but then again How long can the construction go on? Hmm, well you're in Italy so who knows but then again youre in Venice, so How much time are you really going to spend in your room anyway?