A quiet road away from canal traffic, and tourists
Posted Oct 3, 2016
As a two star hotel, it was comfortable. A little tired, but shabby chic.
Three good restaurants on its doorstep. 19 rooms and 7 tables for breakfast, but it seems to work as they have two hour breakfast serving time. Continental breakfasts buffet style, but plenty to eat.
Beds were rather hard, they could do with a mattress topper. The room was a little small, but we didn't spend a lot of time there, so it didn't matter too much about the size.
The trade off for our fourth floor room ( only one in this floor and accessed by a narrow staircase) was the use of a large private terrace. Lovely to see Venice from a local perspective, over roof tops and gardens!
No lifts so ask for a ground floor room if stairs are a problem. No porter service either so if carrying your case upstairs is a problem, ask for a ground floor room.
No tea, coffee making facilities, and no water provided in the room. This would make a big difference.
There was a garden for guest use but we didn't see it so I can't comment.
No bar so literally a bed and breakfast place.
No where is far away in Venice, so long as walking is something you can do with ease. Take your time and take mental notes of street names and landmarks. Be prepared to get lost and to retrace your steps, being pleasantly surprised at discovering you are near to a landmark!
A red glass fish in a shop window, a street pizza take away in a square, a quirky bridge, or bridge intersection. All ways of finding your way around.