We have stayed in many nice hotels in Venice but Charming House is certainly our favourite - all the comfort of the larger hotels, but much more personal and indeed 'charming'! For our 4 nights, we were given an upgrade to a 'charming' room in the DD694 annex (about a minute's walk from the main hotel). Our room (and all of the public areas of the hotel) was beautifully decorated and equipped. We had a wonderfully comfortable bed, a coffee machine that actually made decent coffee, wi-fi that was fast and reliable (yippee! said my wife), and a nice view over a canal - all-in-all the sort of room where you would feel comfortable hanging out on a cold wet day. And a luxury bathroom with great toiletries that they actually encourage you to take away!
The breakfast room back in the main hotel was also very cosy. A nice cold buffet (sweet and savoury), with hot eggs & bacon and hot drinks made to order. Space might be an issue if the hotel were full and everyone turned up to eat at the same time - but that's the price you pay if you want to maintain a boutique atmosphere...
The only minor drawback to staying in the annex is that you might need to wear your wellies to breakfast if the acqua alta (high tide) happens at the wrong time!
Good location, right next to the Peggy Guggenheim gallery, about midway between the Salute and Accademia vaporetto stops.
The staff couldn't have been friendlier. It will certainly be the first place I look to when we plan our next trip!
Located in Dorsoduro, this inn is within a 5-minute walk of Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Academy Gallery, and Basilica of St Mary …More
This was a two week trip to Venice. The trip of a lifetime. It was very important to me that I could be free to explore the city and come "home" each evening to comfort and privacy. The experience of where I stayed would be crucial to the quality of my trip. The Pensione Accademia was just right. It's a mix of elegance and home comfort. Breakfast was a feast. Staff efficient , friendly and swiftly helpful with any requests. My room was quiet and nicely furnished, kept very clean. I could relax and just be. There are comfortable, roomy lounges for cold weather and the position of the hotel close to vaporetti on the Grand canal,tavernos, concert venues and places to stroll in the evening. For a couple of hours each morning there was the tooting of canal traffic, but this did not last long and it was worth it to overlook the water.
I would highly recommend this hotel as a perfect base for exploring the beautiful city, being in the centre of things but in a quiet and tranquil corner. All hotel staff clearly have politeness and excellence of service as a priority. Thanks for a lovely stay.
Located in Dorsoduro, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Squero di San Trovaso, Academy Gallery, and Ca' Rezzonico …More
Down a quiet canal in the less fashionable Dorsoduro district lies a hidden gem of a B&B hotel. The staff are friendly and helpful. The breakfasts are varied and plentiful. The rooms are comfortable and the courtyard gardens, especially in good weather are a sanctuary from the bustle that is Venice.
It's only five minutes walk from the water-bus stop which is only one stop from St Marks Square. The immediate area between the Accademia bridge over the Grand Canal and the Punta della Dogana
has enough bars, restaurants and small-eating places to cater for most tastes all within ten minutes walk of the hotel. This was our second visit to Venice. Last time we did the tourist trail. This time we wandered the quieter streets and passageways marvelling at the sense of history that surrounded us. We'd go again given the opportunity.
John from Birmingham, UK
Located in Dorsoduro, this hotel is steps from Punta della Dogana, Basilica of St Mary of Health, and Peggy Guggenheim …More
The room we had was small, but comfy and the breakfast was something to look forward to every morning. Might be a little difficult to find, so make sure to mark it on a map, but otherwise, it's super close to a water bus that will take you to San Marco or anywhere on the Grand Canal. It's also a nice walk from the Da Vinci musuem, which I recommend highly for anyone interested in history and/or physics. For what's its worth, it's also not near anything super busy, so it's quiet, and it's nice to hear the church bells
Brian from Los Angeles
Located in Dorsoduro, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Church of San Sebastiano, Ca' Rezzonico, and Academy …More
The hotel is elegantly furnished. The staff is incredibly helpful. The location is terrific (away from the crowds of San Marco, but near the main museums, churches, markets, and the Piazzale Roma). One has breakfast in a charming room overlooking a garden. The hotel is a former 14th century palace, and the guests are treated like royalty. I've stayed in a dozen hotels in Venice (none of the luxury hotels) but for the future I can't imagine a more desirable place to return to.
Located in Dorsoduro, this family-friendly Venice hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ca' Rezzonico, Academy Gallery, and St …More
Dorsoduro is home to the great art institutions of the Gallerie dell'Accademia and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and the landmark church of Santa Maria della Salute. However those who take the time to explore the area, and particularly the eastern section, will find some of Venice’s most picturesque squares and alleys. The area also benefits from the influence of the university with some lively bars and nightlife (rare in Venice).