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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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... with you. Why didn't I think of this before today? Spent the rest of the morning reading the Bible, Jesus Calling, and writing. Venice is recorded as being founded in AD 452. It is formed by 120 islands and 177 canals and about 400 bridges. It boasts of its historical role as naval power, commercial center and is also known as the "Queen of the Adriatic." WOW, WOW, WOW! Felt almost magical to pull into the port. Venice is so beautiful, unique and quaint. We had to take ...
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... building was lavish in its statues, art, and rooms lined with dark wood. Art was commissioned to portray the power of Venice, the role of the Church and was influenced by Greek mythology. Paintings and statues included Neptune (God of the Sea) and Mars (God of War) to portray Venice's strength in battles at sea and on land.
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... love to get back some day. Lunch on Christmas day was our first true Italian meal, which was at a restaurant next door to the hotel. The Italian food I had on the trip really was the best I have had in my life! I'm glad to know visiting Italy first hand and trying the food lived up to my expectations also.
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