I stayed in Carniville Palace for 4 nights in January. The room itself ( superior suite) was fantastic and was of a very high standard. Excellent beds, very large bath and shower room and a separate area for storing your clothes and bags etc. The room itself had 2 balconys 1 with a hot tub which was nice even at that time of year. Breakfast was again of a high standard with something for everyone really. Downside to hotel was just very poor internet coverage and I was unable to stream anything online which was not a problem in other bars / restaurants in Venice. When I mentioned this to reception they were not in the slightest bit bothered.
It was our first time to Venice and the hotel staff made us feel welcome instantly. They were very friendly and willing to go the extra mile to help. We chose this hotel because we arrived at night and didn't want to struggle to find a hotel and the fact that it had a four star rating helped to know what to expect. It is on the door step of the shops and the road leeds all the way to St Marks Square.
The hotel itself looks beautiful as you enter the door, received by friendly staff. The room was nice, cosy and clean. Not the best view from the room though, but again we were out most of the time.
The breakfast was tasty and so much to choose from. Well catered for every taste bud.
Overall a good hotel for the price.
We stayed there for 2 nights during the new year, and were most happy about the location of this hotel - 15 minutes of walk from train station (can be faster with water bus) and 5 minutes of walk to main boat station (to nearby islands & airport).
The hotel itself brings out the essence of Venice, with lovely traditional interior, charming decorations and some very friendly local staff. They offer a nice common area, too. However, I think the room facilities could be slightly improved. For example, offering some slippers and ways to make warm drinking water. I needed a pair of slippers, and got them after request (thanks!); during the last night, I caught a cold and was desperate for hot water, but the room had minibar but no kettle, and the free tea/coffee downstairs was already closed.
If on budget, it might be better to stay and dine on nearby islands. However most cultural sights are on the main island, so it is still worth the money. It’s true that Venice is rather overpriced, perhaps lacking authentic vitality. However, its beauty of decadence and the quiet night atmosphere, compared with its noisy, touristic day time, is eerily charming. We are happy to stay on the main island to enjoy all that for a last minute bargain price.
Great visit to Venice for the start of the 2016 Carnivale. We arrived late, approximately 10pm but had no problems with check in and were upgraded to a superior room. No view from the room however this was not an issue as we were out for the majority of the day. Offered free water in an evening and lovely shower products. A great experience and we will be visiting again.
Me and my husband stayed in Hotel Abbazia for 3 nights. We were shown great hospitality from staff and were very touched by it! The hotel is located in very convenient place - it was hidden in a narrow street but not far from train/bus station, close enough to all tourist attractions, and at the same time close to residential area where you can enjoy "not touristy" restaurants. After long day walking around Venice we enjoyed chilling out the hotel spacious lobby drinking cocktails from the hotel bar. As the time of our staying was at the beginning of the carnival season in Venice the hotel's personnel were wearing periodic costumes which was pretty charming!
We liked our stay a lot and would recommend the hotel to others tourists.
Right on a canal ( our taxi delivered us to the door directly on a canal!). Quiet location but no more than a few minutes walk to great bars and restaurants! Two minutes walk to the "bus" stop that took us to Murano. Lovely breakfast!
Hotel close to train station & Grand Canal, nice restaurants close by. Breakfast was good with plenty of choice on the buffet. The room was spacious with a balcony and a big bathroom with a bath and powerful shower.
For visitors arriving by rail or by bus, Cannaregio is Venice’s front door and the start of the Grand Canal. It sees a lot of passing traffic in terms of canal boats and visitors en route to San Marco, but is otherwise quieter and less touristy than central Venice. Points of interest include the Ghetto area (the original Jewish enclave) with its museums and the majestic Ca d’Oro palace, one of the iconic buildings of the Grand Canal.
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