Ca' Pozzo Inn
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The reviews are right on. We selected this hotel based on the reviews and we were very pleased. The staff was wonderful. The owner was very kind (he even sent us a round of drinks at dinner one night) and makes a fantastic bellini (as good as Harry's Bar). They went out of their way to help us. In fact, we told him we loved his Bellini's and he researched a US wine distributor that carried the wine he uses and handed it to us on our way out the door. What a nice guy!
The rooms were just as everyone has said. Good size, nice beds, contemporary, nice bathrooms with hip fixtures, etc.
The air conditioner worked well, too, which is VERY important in the July heat.
We would definitely stay there again. It was nice being away from the crowds, the train station and water bus stops were right there and we enjoyed walking around the Jewish Ghetto area which had more of a 'local' flavor.
We were expecting to go through an alley to get to the hotel, but if you're from the US, this is not the type of alley you'd expect. It's basically a small dark tunnel, but well lighted. We actually enjoyed it because it gave it some character. The alley is situated right off the water bus stop. It opens up to a wonderful, friendly, clean, quiet hotel. The room was spacious for European standards with contemporary decor. The person who checked us in personally showed us the room. Every member of the staff was friendly & pleasant. The breakfast is light & tasty with great coffee (fresh espresso). A small fresh seafood stand is set up right in front of the alley on the street in the mornings. So, expect a little fishy-ness as you get closer to the street. Staying at this hotel made our visit even better.
Fantastic hotel - Recommend to all!
Just got back from a 4 day stay and as I had thought, just as the reviews said, it was perfect in everyway.
The staff are fantastic - helpful, thoughtful and welcoming. Nothing was too much for the staff.
The room was beautiful, clean and comfortable. Great size safe, huge bed, mini bar with some complimentary cola and water on arrival. Only thing I wish I had took with me was a small foldable mirror as there was no dressing table with mirror but the bathroom was fine too use.
The breakfast was perfect - pastries, cereals, small amounts of fruit, biscuits, coffees, tea, hard boiled eggs, juices, jams, honey, hams and cheeses. Other have described the breakfasts as poor in selection - but I thought it was plentiful!
The location is ideal and I found it very peaceful. There is a waterbus stop right by the hotel, the train station is 5 minutes walk.
I stayed in room 107 - it has its own private courtyard where I would take breakfast and enjoy it in the morning sunshine. Ask for this room - you will not be dissapointed.
The entrance to the hotel is not forbidding as some reviews have stated, it has small lights which activate as you walk down it. There are many alleys like this in Venice!
There is a handy internet and telephone exchange around the corner (planet internet), a lovely bakery next door and you must try Gam Gam for lunch or dinner (right by the hotel).
Away from the hotel I dined at Osteria Al Bacareto, its away from the hotel, (around the San Marco area) worth finding, its tucked away but serves all Venetian dishes which were really nice - one of the best meals I had, about 90 euros for wine, beer, 2 x 3 courses with service.
Enjoyed a 1.30am gondala ride for 30 mins by Rialto bridge - cost 80 euros, well worth it and a lovely time to take it as it was so quite on the canals.
Went to the Lido for a rest on the beach, used the free area which was a bit crowded but free is always good! Murano was ok, only stayed for lunch and watched the glass making.
I will stay at this hotel again when I return to Venice - it really was fantastic! (If anyone would like some photos let me know!)
Loved Ca Pozzo!
Me and my girlfriend spent one night at the Ca Pozzo in in June and everything was great. The staff was great and arranged with all my special requests. They also recommended a really great restaurant close to the hotel called La Colombina. We stayed in a comfort double room it was very nice and really large. The decor was modern and very nice. Breakfast was nice but the selection was not that big even though they made us nice caffe lattes.
We loved this place. It was recommmended by a friend of a friend and we couldn't be happier to have found it. Well-situated close to both the train and bus stations and with a vaporetto stop right out front, it's easy to get to and from. A bit further from the main touristy areas of San Marco and the like, which was fine by us as the local restaurants and shops were less crazed by the tourist presence. Very nice decor, friendly staff and a decent breakfast. The alley to reach the hotel is, as has been described by others, a bit forbidding after dark but the courtyard when you reach the hotel is friendly and welcoming, which is the way we felt treated by all the staff there. Would definitely recommend this hotel to others...especially for the price. Excellent deal.
Nice little hotel
Lovely small hotel located relatively central for everything in venice. It is very near the train station which is handy for day trips (Verona is very close and definitely worth it).
It is located down a very narrow back alley which initially looks worrying especially in the dark (it is lit) but Venice is full of these and seems perfectly safe. However in high tide this alley like a lot of Venice gets flooded and you may have to wait an hour or two for the water to drop before you get to your hotel (or bring welli boots).
Apart from that it is good value for a venice hotel and the rooms are very modern contemporary stlyle as is the breakfast area. The hotel is very quiet and calming with a nice patio area. It is very small though c.12 rooms so is more like a B+B so anyone looking for 5star hotel full service treatment be warned.
Breakfast is strictly continental style with not too much extra and not much fruit.
We are four mature English ladies who wanted to see Venice. We booked our flight from Coventry Airport a tiny but refreshingly easy base to start from and found our way to Ca'Pozzo Hotel using the airport bus, 40 minutes on this then a water bus either 41 or 51 getting off almost opposite the small alley to the hotel. We did not try this in reverse for getting back to the airport as one mistake could have meant a missed flight. Take a private water taxi back to the airport and enjoy the comfort and short time about 1/2 hour from outside the little alley leading to the hotel.
A very comfortable quiet hotel very clean and modern and very welcoming.
The area is most interesting with restaurants and shops and in the Jewish quarter but the 'Getto' restaurant was not our favourite.
We took a 3 day pass for the water bus buying this before we got on the one to the hotel. We covered every route sometimes by intention and other times the scenic route by mistake it showed us the real Venice.
We did the normal sight seeing things and others as well. Even after 4 intensive days there was much more to do and so many more shops.
A little bit of zen in Venice
The Ca Pozzo if an immaculate little gem of a place located at the end of a dark and slightly fishy smelling alley in Venice's jewish quarter. It is a short walk to from the train station and so is a bit of a walk to some of the attractions such as the Piazza San Marco. The room had cool modern furnishings and was quiet and comfortable. Our only disappointment was that our room in this art oriented place didn't have any paintings on the walls. The staff was helpful and recommended excellent local places for our dinners. Breakfast was excellent also.
Great little place; great value
who goes to venice to stay in a hotel room? well okay, honeymooners, go elsewhere. but ca' pozzo is EXACTLY the kind of place to stay in venice for the rest of us... very reasonable price, very modern italian/zen design, efficient and comfortable rooms make this a place you can enjoy while you're there, and spend your play money on other things. close to the main train station, it is in a very heavily touristy area, but off a quieter "via" in the Judeca section, and down an alley that you may walk by a few times, as we did last summer. the staff here is more friendly and helpful than most hotels in venice i've tried, and the breakfast is adequate before your morning walk. you might also try the wonderful bakery at the beginning of the alley leading to ca'pozzo... it's great! one note: venice closes up a good bit at night, and getting to and from san marco and other popular places from here is a little tough if you're in a hurry. solution: don't be in a hurry, and dine in one of the pleasant neighborhood places. i recommend ca' pozzo wholeheartedly. enjoy!
We like it!
We like it because it is not far from train station... it is very quiet... the staff is friendly and helpful... the breakfast has yogurt, cappucino, milk, juice, bread, cereal, good enough for morning... the hotel room is modern european design with LCD TV, bath tub...
The only thing to pay attention to is when walking down the small alley to the hotel, it is kind of wet as in the moring there is a fish market outside and dark (though it is better at night with brighter lights)
But we would stay there if we go back to Venice again!
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