Travel Blogs from Venice
... da Alvise, dinner was pleasant on the waterfront. I was there with my cyclemates in 2011. However, their signature dish "seafood bowl" wasn't on the menu anymore and what they brought out on a plate tasted OK but was only tepid in temperature. We made up for it by having GROM - gelato. This has to be the best gelato I've ever had. At 23:00, the queue was long (10 meters). Nearby gelaterias were deserted!
We were in bed by midnight. Nikki was still out when we hit the sack.
... br> San Marco Basilica had incredibly detailed ceilings and walls made up of mosaics of gold, intricately designed tile floors and possibly hundreds of large marble columns decorating the interior and exterior of this ornate church. The boys were captivated by the exhibit of "Treasure" whereby they got to see chalices, crosses, and other religious artifacts adorned in silver, gold, precious jewels and exquisitely designed glass.
To be ...
... we shared a bottle of local red wine. We hung out with our group and then the masquerade party started. Was a great night of dancing which resulted in a few spills on the d-floor with a few friends having bruised hips and elbows. I had to put one of the girls to bed at about 11pm when she had enough and concreted my name as mother figure in the group (not a bad thing). We went to bed about 1.30am all still intact. Still remembered to drink a lot of water which made the next day better.
... and started planning our trip. Verona, Milan, Venice were all on the cards. But with little time we quickly settled on Venice. Within an hour we had booked a hotel, packed our bags and were in the car ready for the five hour journey from Germany, through Austria to Italy.
From door to door it took us around 5 hours and by the time we got there we were just ready to get some food and get an early night ready for the next morning. As we were driving and obviously you ...
I've got 2 tours booked today; both on boats so I will be able to explore more of Venice from the water. At 9.30 I set off on a small tour of the 3 islands of Murano, Butano and Torcello. First stop is Murano which is pretty disappointing as we are dropped off at one glass factory, have a quick demo of glass blowing and then are funneled into their showroom and shop. The glass is all very ornate and over the top (not my taste) and also very expensive compared to the shops in Venice. ...
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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.