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Nice stay at Ca Bonvicini
We stayed at the Ca Bonvicini for 3 nights at the end of our 2-week trip to Italy. It was a nice way to end the vacation.
The hotel is beautifully appointed - with damask walls, glass chandeliers, gold bedding, and gilded furniture - definitely old world charm. The room had a small sitting area where breakfast was served each morning. The bathrooms were modern and seemed recently renovated, but being so contemporary, didn't really fit with the overall decor of the rest of the place.
Sabine and Tanya were friendly and helpful. The only thing that was confusing was our arrival. We realized there was no real "address" given. We called the hotel to ask for an address/directions. Sabine directed us to take the Vaporetto to the San Stae stop and to call her when we got there. We called and waited for about 15 minutes and then Tanya met us and brought us to the hotel. Venice's streets/canals are like a big maze, so directions would have been a little confusing and it was good having someone escort us, but they should let people know to call first so they can expect it.
The location was great - only a few minutes to the Rialto Bridge and Markets, but still far enough where we didn't feel we were in the middle of the big tourist areas...we were able to wander the small streets and mix with the "locals" a bit.
Would recommend to others. Splurge the extra 10 EU/night for a canal-view room, it's charming.
First Class - Ca' Bonvicini Hotel
Hotel Ca' Bonvicini - Venice
We stayed here for a total of 4 nights in April 2008, we booked the B&B over the internet having found their website. Their website was first class, and honest in its description.
The Staff are lovely, the place is beautiful, very clean and fresh, and the decor and fittings exude quality.
We would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this B&B to our friends, family and the wider public.
If the B&B were classed as a 5 Star Hotel you would not be disapointed.
Very nice hotel
Just came back from the Ca Bonvicini hotel and can gladly recommend this property. Considering the prices (in Venice during a very busy weekend, the Redentore weekend), the rooms were VERY spacious, the welcome was very courteous and Jessica is great with recommendations and any help in general. Breakfast is served in room and is great.
About 10 mins walk to the Rialto, hence comfortably placed and not in the noisy central area.
Absolutely recommended in all respects.
Perfection in the True Venice
We are a well traveled couple who stayed at Ca' Bonvicini for three nights prior to a Mediterranean cruise. We were traveling with a lot of luggage and therefore needed to travel to the hotel by watertaxi. Sabina, the manager of Ca' Bonvicini made arrangements for us and everything went perfectly even to the point of her calling while in baggage claim to give us the number of our taxi and the name of the driver. We were greeted at the dock and helped with our luggage.
The hotel is located about a seven minute walk to the Rialto Bridge and an additional seven minutes to St. Marks Square. We were able to walk everywhere from the hotel.
The hotel is clean and decorated tastefully in the Venetian style with modern bathroom facilities. The photos shown on the internet are a true picture of the hotel. No surprises!! Our room overlooked a canal and occasionally we would hear a gondolier singing on the canal.
A complete continental breakfast was delivered to our room at the time we specified. The cappucino was excellent.
The staff could not have been friendlier or more accommodating. We were leaving early one morning and they made sure we had breakfast. We were celebrating our anniversary and Sabina and staff suprised us with champagne. They coordinated our travel arrangements to and from the hotel in a way that could not have been more perfect.
The hotel has no elevator and may not be suitable for someone who might find stairs to be a major problem.
We would without question, return and do highly recommend Ca' Bonvicini to the discriminating traveler.
What a charming experience!
My husband and I just returned from Italy. Our first stop was Venice where we checked into the Ca' Bonvicini B&B. This B&B far surpassed our expectations. It was just as I imagined and more. We had a room with a canal view (well worth it). We loved being able to step out onto our balcany or sleep with the windows open. It was also very quiet. We barely saw any of the other guests. It just felt very private.
The breakfast was light, but very yummy. My latte was a highlight each morning. The location is also very good. It is kind of off the beaten path, but still close enough to everything for a nice walk. They do give you a key so that you are able to come and go as you please, which was very nice. There is also a little market right next to it where we bought wine and cheese to eat in our room.
The staff is very helpful and very nice. Sabina speaks excellent English and is so friendly. The room was very clean and the bed was very comfortable. After such a long flight we got excellent sleep. I was also very happy with the bathroom. It too was very clean and plenty big.
I highly recommend this B&B. Our stay in Venice was great. We loved the markets in the morning and just strolling the streets all day and night. My husband and I also like the casino. It is nothing like those in the US. The B&B has information on it.
You will not be disappointed if you stay here! I am happy to answer any questions if you want to contact me individually.
My wife and I stayed at the Bonvicini over Easter. We stayed in the top floor room, which has its very own terrace looking out over the surrounding buildings. Having the chance to eat your breakfast in the morning and enjoy a bottle of wine in the evening outside is just fantastic!
The added benefit to having the top floor room, is that you are the only one on that level, so it seems a lot more private, we never saw one other guest during the weekend.
The weekend started badly with a delay of our flight from Bristol airport. I phoned Sabina to inform her of our delay and check someone was going to still be there by the time we arrived. She said that was no problem and she would said someone to meet us at the nearest jetty on the Grand Canal.
We chose to splash out and take the water taxi from the airport (which is fantastic way to arrive and I would recommend it to everyone) This takes you as far as the Grand Canal, it can't take you to the door of the hotel due to the size of the canal that the B&B is on. From this Jetty, as promised, there was a guy ready to take us to the hotel. This was about a 2 minute walk straight up one lane. This would be easy to find yourself, but so much better having a guide!
The whole place was a very grand experience for a B&B. Very clean, excellent service, friendly people, great experience.
As mentioned on previous posts, the bathroom is smaller than other rooms that are seen on the website, but it is plenty big enough, nothing to worry about at all.
We had an evening flight home, so on check out we gave our room keys in and got a second set for the front door, which meant we could drop back to pick our bags up with no need to arrange for someone to be there etc.
We found the location perfect, just enough off the beaten tourist paths but so close to everything at the same time.
Overall, this was a fabulous place and deserves maximum marks all round.
Great Stay at Ca'Bonvicini
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Ca'Bonvicini in Oct 2007 and we had a great time. The location was great, close enough to all the attractions but at the same time away from the crowds.
The place it self is nicely decorated, a good size and the staff was very helpful and friendly. We had a small balcony that looked over a canal, which i found a delight and the room and bathroom were a good size.
We stayed in Venice for 2 days and I have to say that I found Venice to be magical. It is easily the most beautiful city I have ever been too. It was my first time in Italy and it certainly won't be the last, I just hope that the rest of Italy lives up to the beauty of Venice.
Enjoyed the stay at Bonvicini, breakfast was very good, crossaint arrived warm and coffee superb - all this served in the room. Rooms spotless and airconditioned, one feels welcome and can use the wi-fi connection in the hotel. Certainly will come back.
Great Boutique hotel
This hotel is well situated in Santa Croce - 5 minutes walk to Rialto Bridge and convenient to waterbus. From the outset we had a fantastic experience - approx 2 days before we arrived we received a email to confirm and ask if there is anything we need for arrival. We had some questions about parking & luggage storage which were promptly answered by email. Please make sure to ask for directions from the waterbus stop San Stae to make your arrival easier.
The room is appointed in Ventian style, quite roomy for Venice and with a modern bathroom. The breakfast (juice, breads and coffee) is served in your room each morning at your requested time. They also offer wireless internet to guests.
Sabrina provides service above and beyond and always seems to be available to help with any question you have. She provided a great recommendation for dinner at a nearby restaurant.
A great hotel with friendly staff
My girldfriend and I recently stayed at this hotel and were delighted with both the hotel and also how friendly and accommodating the staff were.
It is located easily within walking distance of the main tourist attractions of Venice, yet not too close which would result in over inflated prices for restaurants etc.
We stayed in a room overlooking the canal which was absolutely idyllic. To wake up to water softly lapping up against the canal walls is pure relaxation!
The room was very luxurious and the en suite extremely modern.
I was also very impressed with the staff who were very helpful throughout our stay and always greeted us with a genuine smile.
If I ever visit Venice again I shall definitely stay at this hotel again.
At Caffe Florian on Piazza San Marco
Bridge of Sighs in summer 2010 !
The Glass Museum
Urgent Help Needed for Travel into Venice by Bus
As there is a train strike iminent in Venice I need to know the best way to travel from QUARTO D'ALTINO into VENICE. It would be ideal if there is info about the buses rather than an expensive taxi.
How much does it cost for the journey? Is there a better alternative for us?
Many thanks in advance.
Re: Urgent Help Needed for Travel into Venice by Bus
This recent thread might be of use:
Fares will be pretty reasonable, even if you can't find them online: the airport bus from Marco Polo to Piazzale Roma n Venice (for example)costs just 3 euro.
Re: Urgent Help Needed for Travel into Venice by Bus
Many thanks for such a quick response.
I've checked out that service (25A) and it seems that it would be great but you wouldn't happen to know where they would get the bus do you? They know the train station but do not know the area very well.
Re: Urgent Help Needed for Travel into Venice by Bus
If you mean in Venice itself, then all buses go from Piazzale Roma which is just a couple of minutes walk from the railway station (and is more or less just a bus station). Almost next door, really: come out of the station, turn right, walk over the new bridge (lots of steps) and you're there.