Pensione Accademia - Villa Maravege
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First we went to claim my Press Credentials and were treated like royalty. Saw the press conference on video screen because it was to late to get to the correct venue. Then walked and walked seeing most of Arsenale. Tomorrow we see Giardini. Had late lunch so we could concentrate on Opening from 6 to 10. Met wonderful people who loved Laura's work …
At 2 pm we have arrived at hotel. We now head to Palazzo Bembo. The opening was stupendous. A lot of people dressed in suits with some in jeans. Not much to eat but good prossecco. Hundreds of people. Stayed until 10:30 and got back to the hotel exhausted
What an amazing city. Venice had it all, things to see, relaxation and fun. We decided not to book a hotel before arriving in Venice and see where we landed. Several people told us this was a terrible idea and we would be stuck without accommodation. The first hotel we walked into looked j and I up and down before quickly saying 'we have no …
Took an early train to Venice and once again left Florence. Leaving Florence is always hard for me, because I feel like it is a second home, but there I went again, to be back hopefully soon (a few months as it turned out). Train to Venice Santa Lucia, vaporetto to Accademia Station, walk to hotel about 10 mins. Ah, back at Pensione Accademia. I …
Ventured onto the vaporetto, Venice's version of the city bus, getting off at St. Mark’s and winding our way through a maze of small streets to the mask shop where we were to decorate our own masks. Met Ivanna, the gracious shopkeeper and our instructor for the day. Jennifer and Kaitlin selected the masks …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPensione Accademia - Villa Maravege Venice
Good location plus
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Historical Traveler Reviews Pensione Accademia - Villa Maravege Venice
A wonderful place to stay
My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights at the end of Sept 2003 and loved every minute of it!!
Our room overlooked a side canal and with a slight lean out the window, you could see a second canal. The room and bathroom were immaculate.
The room was nicely decorated, especially the beautiful chandelier (from Murano?). Breakfast was great, the best buffet we had during our entire trip.
The staff was very friendly and helpful.
The location is wonderful, away from the crowds, yet still close to all the major sites. The hotel grounds were very pretty and quite large for Venice. If we get a chance to go back to Venice, we will definately stay there again.
Accademia is a little paradise in Venice-we spent our silver wedding anniversary here -room 43 with views of canal and Grand canal if you lean out of one of the 3 windows! gardens gorgeous, staff friendly and efficient - area whilst quiet is not far from the sights by walking or vaporetto-we loved exploring the quiet venice streets after dark when day tourists leave and it IS fun to get lost! dont miss a Vivaldi concert in the nearby venues-a boat trip round the Grand canal and one out to the charming islands of Burano/Murano, a proper fresh Bellini in the Danieli, coffee in Florians and take the elevator to the top of the Campanile for a spectacular view of Venice.We will return and will definitely stay at the Accademia again!!Lovely!
Great Choice in Venice
My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights in September 2000 and we really enjoyed it.
The service was absolutely excellent and very attentive. Our room was decorated with antique furniture and was always very clean. The breakfast buffet was rather large and offered a lot of selections that one normally does not find in Europe, such as scrambled eggs, etc.
The hotel was also very well located right near the Accademia vaporetto stop, which is very convenient.
There was a pretty little garden.
This is a nice place to stay and I would love to go back.
A jewel of a bed and breakfast!
Our family stayed at this wonderful Bed and Breakfast in July of 2003. Newly refurnished, this B & B offered a beautiful room with a very friendly and helpful host. The location is perfect -- central and immediately next to both a water ferry stop and a bridge across the Grand Canal! Our favorite feature was the terrace -- available for our use throughout the day and evening overlooking the Grand Canal! We had our breakfast amid the grape vines on the terrace every morning. Family run, clean and friendly! A definite high recommendation!
Superb Romantic Experience
Supert, romantic hotel in a quiet Dorsoduro neighborhood close to Accademia. Totally professional staff, quiet backyard patio. Yummy iced tea with honey served after 4 PM to hot, tired travellers. Bedrooms well decorated with period furniture and air conditioning that actually works! Breakfast delicious with bacon and eggs included. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.
The hotel is truly an oasis in the middle of the desert. It's superb in everyway and we will definitely stay there again.
My husband and I first spied this beautiful property, formerly the Russian Embassy, three years ago on our first visit to Venice together. We decided that we would stay at the Accademia on our return visit. We just celebrated our first anniversary in Italy and made good on that promise! We loved this property with its beautiful rose gardens- such a treat in Venice, where most hotels don't even have any grounds. The staff was very courteous and helpful. The breakfast buffet is really quite impressive, with meats, cheeses, scrambled eggs, sausage, wonderful pastries, and fresh fruit. Our room, #12, was large and had a view over the garden and the canal. The bathroom was nice and remodeled and also overlooked a small canal. Very clean rooms. We will most definitely return. We love that the Accademia is so close to San Marco, on the sestieri of Dorsoduro, and yet far away from the madding crowds.
Great hotel for great value
What a fantastic little hotel in a terrific location near the Accademia Bridge. You can't go wrong chooosing to stay here while in Venice. Ask for the Fontana di Diablo (Devil's Fountain) room - behind the main building, with a sitting room and large modern bath room. We can't wait to go back.
Going back again
We are going back to Venice for our second trip and staying once again at the Pensione Accademia.
It was a beautiful stay there, and I will NEVER forget the bathtub in our room. I have never had a bubble bath that lasted what seemed like forever. The breakfasts were fabulous, the staff very friendly, the gardens lovely and I can't wait to get back there again!
What a beautiful hotel with a beautiful location. We were there at the end of November and it was too cold to really enjoy the grounds of the hotel, but from what I did see they are LOVELY. Our superior double at 165 E per night was a good size and beautifully decorated and clean clean clean. The wood floors shined and had a lovely border. The bathroom sparkled. My initial reaction to walking in the door to my room was to be super impressed and I am picky and often don't have that response. Often I have to convince myself that the place is adequate or actually quite nice, but this was not necessary here. I loved it immediately. The room smelled really nice too!!!! I don't know what the fragrance was or how they made it linger like it did, but it was lovely.