This is a wonderful, quiet place to stay in Venice
Posted Jul 24, 2013 on Hotels
The Certosa is on the Isola della Certosa, one of the islands that makes up Venice. Other than the hotel (with its bar and restaurant) there is just a sailors' marina, sailing school and a park under construction. The whole island is quiet and peaceful, and it's lovely to have breakfast out on the patio with the birds singing. The design of the Certosa is beautiful -- clean lines, nice splashes of colour, lots of art in each room, simple, functional and lovely. My room was not big but had everything I needed and felt spacious. The people at the hotel were very friendly and helpful, and the call-up service for the hotel's shuttle boat worked fine (since I had a cell phone with an Italian sim card). The first time it was a little scary walking to the boat doc at the Stadio Santa Elena, but after I'd done it once it was easy. It's great to have a quiet country retreat to go to after a busy day in the crowds in Venice and the Biennale, and it's only a 5 minute boat ride away from the centre of town. Highly recommended!