Ca' Pozzo Inn
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ca' Pozzo Inn Venice
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!
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.
Just got back from a 4 day stay and as I had thought, just as the reviews said, it was perfect in everyway.
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.
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).
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 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.
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!