Travel Blogs from Venice
... through due to rain but Kate and I had not opted to do this extra so we didn't get drenched or disappointed like some others. We enjoyed strolling around the maze of streets. Ordered a cocktail to share so we could sit down - it was awful but we felt rested. We hit the streets again and after a while the sky blackened so we headed to a coffee shop for hot chocolate. We were all soaked when we got back to the coach but it was a good ...
... and eventually ended up at a nice restaurant where we treated ourselves to another "date" meal (with there only being two of us on the trip we have been on a lot of dates). We enjoyed some delicious pasta and pizza and of course had some agua, with gas of course and headed back to the train station. Understanding the Venetian rail system better this time around we flawlessly made our way to Bologna and then onto Florence. By the time we got into Florence it was around ...
... again. I told John that I was getting fatter on this trip and I think he was trying to give me some extra cardio time.
After our fill of the bridge we started walking toward St. Mark's Basillica. Easy right? Not without a map. We figured out after more than a few minutes of walking that we were indeed on the wrong course. John looked up at the sky and determined that we would be heading the correct way if we kept the sun to our right. ...
... passed the shop where Sharon bought her son a fountain pen and the little restaurant where several of us ate lunch that day.
And then out to St. Mark’s Square. The closer I got to the square the more people there were of course. Not as crowded as it was in September, perhaps, and certainly not hot at all. I walked past the Basilica (major restoration going on; lots of scaffolding that unfortunately hides much of the fašade), the Ducal Palace and out ...
... wasn't!! Because to walk anywhere in Venice is an adventure and a treat to your senses that is hard to rival. Firstly, the architecture and sense of history in every bit of mortar and cobblestone; next the streets - so many of them are made of water, it is truly magnificent! Then the lane ways - where to begin? Forget your map and follow your delight as you will be lead down lanes and around corners that each time lead ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsResidenza Goldoni Venice
Historical Traveler Reviews Residenza Goldoni Venice
A fine place to spend a couple of days in Venice
My wife and I spent 3 nights at this very nice hotel, from July 20th until July 23rd. The room was nice and clean, it had a delightful terrace on which we had our sober breakfast each morning. We enjoyed a good-quality bed. The bathroom is furnished with style and was kept very clean. Staff, from management to cleaning personnel, was very friendly and helpsome, though in no way obtrusive, which we appreciate.
We stayed at the Residenza Goldoni from the 6th till the 9th July 2004 and was very pleased with the location of the hotel and the hospitality that was shown. The staff were very helpful with anything and it made it that bit more special by having breakfast delivered to your room on a morning. You only had to walk for about 5 mins if that to get to the Rialto Bridge and you were within easy distance of St Mark's Square. I would definately recommend this hotel and hopefully will be going back there soon.
Just one word: Excellent!
The lovely locanda is just located in the city-centre. Excellent the cleaning of the rooms/WC. and the hospitalit of the owners. I wish to be back in this piece of paradise soon.
A great place to stay
this inn is in a great location, with friendly staff who are helpful and polite. A very good room rate also. The staff accomadate your needs brilliantly. The rooms are a good size and the bathrooms are great for the money. We had a terrace which was lovely. the inn is very tastefully decorated and looks and feels like a home from home. The staff are charming and i would love to have stayed longer and talked to the staff more as they are great and full of information. i would recommend this accomadation to anybody. There are stairs to climb to get to the rooms however, but this is a minor point. all in all i would stay there again.
Just a word: great!!
I've recently returned from trip to Venice.
I stayed at this friendly hotel.
The location is great (close to Rialto bridge and few steps from San
Mark square), the rooms spacious, comfortable (with one or two large
windows) with clean bathroom. Breakfast is served in the room during
The staff, Andrea and Ferruccio were very friendly and helpful.
I hope to return soon.
As someone who lived in Venice for eleven years, I think of myself as fairly learned on matters Venetian. Although I moved back to the States several years ago, I make a point of returning to Venice at least once a year. And my stays there always involve the Residenza Goldoni. In addition to its ideal location (just behind the Rialto bridge and the city's key vaporetto [water bus] stop) and reasonable rates, the Goldoni boasts excellent management, extraordinarily clean rooms and pleasant, energetic service. Andrea and Ferruccio, the owners, are especially alert to the needs of their guests and offer help far beyond the norm. Because of the professionalism and genuine interest shown, I would eagerly recommend the Residenza Goldoni to anyone hoping to be afforded a delightful, hassle-free visit to Venice.
This was a great place in a great location - halfway between the Rialto bridge and St Mark's square. The people were VERY nice and helpful. We stayed in a double room that was quite large, with 2 large windows and a private bath. A couple of drawbacks though: There is no elevator. We climbed up a lot of steps to get to our room. Also, there was an ant problem in the bathroom. Also a weird smell was coming out of tht toilet the last night, like there was something wrong with the septic tank or something. Also note, they only take cash as payment, no credit cards, which was an inconvenience.
We would stay there again
My husband and I recently stayed at the Goldoni and we would definitely stay there again. We have already recommended the hotel to our friends. The room with the terrace on the top floor was lovely and the other room beside it without a terrace was almost as nice. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was always delivered on time, with a smile and as requested.
One caution - the single room which the hotel staff describe as "quite large" is actually quite small.
The hotel was okay
THe staff were very friendly & helpful, and the location of the hotel was very central. However the triple room we stayed in was exceptionally small, without any windows. For 200 euros a night it seemed a little too steep.
Loved the Residenza
Our stay was perfect at the Residenza Goldoni. The room was accurately pictured on thier website. The accomodations were excellent. Breakfast was delightful with gracious service from the entire staff. The rooms were very quiet especially considering the proximity to the famous rialto bridge. Room size was adequate considering most rooms are small in Europe. Everything in the room was updated and very clean. I would not hesitate to recommend this accomodation. I plan to stay there during my next trip to Venice. I wanted to write this review because it was a worthwhile find that I wanted to share with others. The prices were also very reasonable. 110 euros a night with a private terrace during the month of February.