This small hotel with character may not be in the centre of the action but it's still well located to access all areas of Venice Island and offers good transport connections too. Prices seem to have almost doubled since my stay but I wouldn't hesitate to return to this canal side hotel. Loved hearing the bells ringing in the morning.
It is a bit unfair to post this pic because this is a very nice place to stay. I have been here twice, once in a single room - share bathroom with one other single room - and once with husband and daughter. Both rooms were en suite that time.
Because it used to be a convent and is thus historic they are only allowed to add a certian number of bathrooms, so not all rooms have en suites.
It is close to S. Lucia Station and to Piazzale Roma where the buses from the airport arrive and there is a car park. The very car park I have posted a pic of.
I paid 50 euro plus breakfast for a single and it was 100 euro plus breakfast for a double.
But the breakfast is awful. But then it so often is in Italy. A basket of pre packaged dry toast and sweet cakes, juice, coffee or tea.
It is scrupulously clean - and rather quiet and peaceful. Staff is as helpful as they can be with poorish english.
Two computers in the foyer available for hire.
I was using the computer when four young girls arrived to check in. They asked if there was a safe in the room.
Yes, said the receptionist, it is safe in your room. (And it is too because there is staff on all night.)
So I butted in and said - Sorry, there is no safe in your room.
They were amazed. They wanted to know where they would put their passports.
I would have loved to have seen their faces when they found out that there was not only not a safe but no fridge, telly, telephone in the room. Very basic.
But what there is is fine, the bathrooms are brand new, beds comfy, a long way from Piazza San Marco, but the vaporetto stop at Piazzale Roma is handy.
I think this hotel would be especially good if you were looking for a single rate. That can be hard to find in Italy.
Directions: Very near Piazzale Roma and S. Lucia Station
Has anyone stayed at this hotel? Is it worth booking?
also how far is it *really* from Stazione Santa Lucia and Piazzale Roma?
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Many thanks in advance
The place is VERY near to Piazzale Roma.... in fact a little before it... see the picture in the upper right side of this page http://www.casasantandrea.it/mappa.htm
You can see an orange bus in the background... that's the road going out of venice from piazzale Roma.
In front there is the channel going to tronchetto, port, and then Zatter Giudecca 8the western side of Venice).
For the station i'd guess about 800 meters and an high bidge... The map on the site isn't so bad, but the best on line maps are, in my opinion, on www.ombra.net.
I am going away from Venice for two weeks and since the apartment that I am renting currently is a true value (right in the center at San Marco, with all the facilities, renovated, etc.) I thought I would look for someone who would be interested.
I do not want to make a profit but I would not like to pay for the rent either for the period that I am not here.
The apartment is small but very cute, has kitchen, bathroom, TV, table with chairs, etc. It has a double bed and a single bed (plus another bed that is a bit old but usable).
As you might know, the prices of hotels are very expensive in Venice and in the youth hostels (around 20EUR) usually they put you together with another 10 people.
So here is the deal: the apartment is available from today (12/Nov/03) till the 30th November.
The price would depend on the period you stay but approx. 28 EUR per day per person. (Less if you stay longer or more people).
Let me know if you are interested or if you know anyone interested.
My mobile in Italy is: 349-1389507
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