A perfect base for the city centre.
Posted Jul 5, 2011
Our room was comfortable with old fashioned hand painted furniture, and a small shower room. The shower room is small but perfectly fine with new fittings. It was great having a small fridge in the room. The room was cleaned thoroughly every day, and we got clean towels every day. Beds v comfy. Air conditioning was excellent and very quiet.
The 2 young women running the place were extremely helpful and were happy to chat. There was no problem leaving our stuff in the hotel until we got our train later in the afternoon.
The location is great for taking the water buses on the Grand Canal, and you can walk to all the major sights in 15min. There is a lovely square just at the end of the little street where you can sit out.
The only problem with the hotel is that there is no-where to sit out, but this is true of most hotels. It is nice sitting in the squares but of course you have to buy a drink to do this. There are very few squares with benches for the public to use, and the ones there are, are well used. We tended to drink too much at night because we had to sit at cafes to stay outside. (We're too old to be hanging round steps).
The cost is very reasonable for the location, and you really are in the centre of things. If you're on the go all day and only need a base to drop in through the day and sleep at night, this is perfect.