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Historical Traveler Reviews Villa Casanova Venice
We stayed at Villa Casanova for our honeymoon in July 2004 and enjoyed our stay at this hotel so much we have booked again for our first anniversary.
Everything about the hotel was great. The location, in a quiet area but still only five minutes away from the vaparetto to Venice itself, the staff, who were friendly and more than helpful, and the hotel, which was clean, comfortable and very welcoming.
I can't recommend this hotel enough to anybody who wishes to have a relaxing stay but also wants to to be able to reach Venice centre within 10 minutes.
The Lido itself has plenty to keep you occupied and is worth spending some time on. We hired bikes for the day and enjoyed cycling around the island and seeing some of the areas that we most probably wouldn't have got to see.
Just got back from a 2 night stay at this hotel.
I really recommend it. Nice rooms, pleasant staff and a wonderful location on Lido. I recommend staying at Lido instead of staying in crowded Venice. Real value for money at this place! We're coming back next time we're in Venice.
Stayed at the Villa for two nights with my wife and 2 year old son. The staff was very friendly and always helpful. The breakfast was great and the location is wonderful! Thanks for everything!!
What a delightful stay, clean, warm, comfortable, very quiet and an excellent breakfast had by all. Only 5 minutes from the water bus and 10 to St Marks Square. Would recommend it to all and a big thank you to the staff.
Small family hotel. Lovely friendly staff. Nothing too much trouble.
Can't wait to go back.
Great little hotel!
This hotel is situated on the island of Lido, which is only about 15 mins on the waterbus from San Marco square, making it cheaper than most hotels on the main island. The hotel itself was only a short walk from the main waterbus stop on Lido, which was very convenient as Lido is a few miles long. With only 12 rooms, it is a fairly quiet, but pleasant hotel. Our room was on the top floor and was a good size, very comfortable, clean, and included an ensuite bathroom (with shower), reasonably priced minibar, and satellite TV. The room was cleaned every day and fresh towels were available when needed. A buffet breakfast was included in the price, and the freshly-made cappuchino every morning was lovely! All the staff were friendly and helpful, and i would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle (and expensive prices) of the main island.
The only possible problem with the hotel would be the lack of lift (elevator). However it's not so bad as the top floor is the only second floor.
If you plan to stay on Lido, visit a few museums in Venice, and travel to some of the other islands, i would definitely recommend buying a "VeniceCard". This allows full use of public transport for a certain number of days and can also include museum entrance fees and entry to the staffed WCs in the city... well worth the money as waterbuses are relatively expensive when used a lot! We more than made back the cost of the Card during our stay.
We travelled to Venice in November (2003) as during the peak season it is extremely busy and hotels tend to raise their prices considerably.
Our 4 night stay in Villa Casanova cost us a very reasonable 255 euros.
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... Region, where we sat and tasted wines with the most beautiful views at Ca Salina.... Our tour guide made our day so special, and spoke great English, he gave us heaps of info, ( probably won't remember half of it) but all in all a great day. Well off to dinner now, then back to pack. We leave at 12.15 pm tomorrow for the airport, and off to Dubai for our final three nights, not long now..... Love from Vivo and John ...
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