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We loved Locanda Art Deco
I can't imagine anyone not loving the Locanda Art Deco! Our room was right off the dining area and it was quiet and quite large. The bathroom was really big and everything was spotless. There wasn't a lift, so if stairs are a problem this is not the place to go. I loved the atmosphere here. Guisseppe is really a great guy, very upbeat. Although everyone's English wasn't perfect, we got by not knowing Italian. The location couldn't be any better. I loved Campo De Stephano. It is so convient to everything, yet a little off the beaten path. The private Water Taxi stand is minutes away at the the Accademia Bridge. We had a very early flight and the hotel made taxi arrangements for us. This is the place to be. We loved Venice and I would stay here again. The price was reasonable, breakfast was fine, the people staying here were fun, basically we couldn't have asked for more.
Nice little hotel
Great hotel for the price. Small, quaint, extremely well located.
Off all the squares in the city, the San Stefano (which is only a few steps away) may be the best. Good restaurants. Live music in the summer. Five minutes max to the Accademia. Quick to the Campo San Marco.
The staff were all incredibly friendly (not to be taken for granted.) The continental breakfast is VERY simple, but good. Croissants. Cereal. Just enough for a long day of touring.
Our room was on the top floor. Lots of stairs, but worth it for the peace and quiet. Low ceilings in parts, and small windows, but lots of character and definitely clean. We went in July when it was hot and the A/C was good.
If you want a "hotel" experience, go to the Four Seasons. If you want a more authentic, low-key experience, go to the Locanda Art Deco.
My boyfriend and I stayed at Locanda Art Deco in February '05.
It's a great location and a well-kept hotel. The rooms are small and sparse but ours was very clean. The bathroom was very modern and also well-kept. The breakfast left something to be desired but it was nice that it was included in the meal. We stayed on the 3rd floor and could still hear some noise from the street at night but not much, I imagine it's worse another floor down. The staff was very friendly and helped us with our bags.
The biggest bonus of this hotel is its location. It's pretty close to San Marco, it's just off a really cute square that is probably even better in the spring and summer, and it's a fun walk from the hotel to the Rialto bridge (lots of fun stores, galleries, pretty bridges on the way). We paid 95 Euro for our room, it seemed like a bit too much for us for what we got but we still enjoyed our trip anyway.
Great value and a pleasant stay
The Art Deco Hotel is just off Campo San Stefano in the western part of San Marco, minutes away from the Accademia Bridge. It's nicely removed from the heavy tourist district, but near a bunch of art galleries. Staff is friendly ahd helpful. The rooms are smaller and a bit barer than the website suggests, but nonetheless comfortable. It's listed in Rick Steve's guide, so expect a lot of that crowd in the place. I stayed in mid-January, well before Carnivale, so I got a great rate of 60 Euro a night.
They overbooked me for part of my stay, so I was put up in an apartment they also have, just steps from the San Samuele Vaporetto stop, for the same price. This is a lovely, ground floor unit with a kitchen and a courtyard. I suspect it would have some flooding issues in high water, however. There is, also, no sound insulation from the unit upstairs.
Best value for money, easy to locate
My wife and I just visited Venice and we spent 3 gorgeous days in this magic city complemented by 2 nights in this sweet hotel. Very comfortable, great service, sizeable rooms. Breakfast was huge by Italian standards - cereals, croissants, bread, coffee, tea, hot choc etc. Not only that but it was fairly easy to locate - very close to the Accademia waterbus stop.
Loving the Art Deco and Lovely Venezia
We stayed at the Art Deco in later March 2005 after spending a week in Germany and Austria. We got into town at 9 p.m. after a 12 hour train trip from Hallstatt and found the hotel with little problem by going the the Accedemia stop, walking through Campo S. Stefano until we saw the street on the left. We climbed to our room up many steep steps to the top floor. The room was mostly comfortable, though pretty unorthodox with a slanting ceiling that necessitated ducking down to get to one side of the bed. I usually sleep on that side but gave it to my wife so that I wouldn't bash my brains out on a rustic beam when I got up in the night to pee. The room was a little stuffy, but we opened windows to cool things down. There is also an air conditioning system, but I have my doubts about being cool in the summer up there (room M2). The place was immaculatly clean however, the bed was comfortable, the bathroom was serviceable though 2 people use up the supply of the personal hot water heater pretty fast. Breakfast in the charming breakfast room on the 1st floor was quite good with croussants and rolls set out on the tables, cereals, cheese, juice, coffee with hot mik, etc. Plenty filling to hold us on our travels through San Polo, Dorsoduro, Cannaregio, Burano, and Torcello. As usual, Venice is a feast for the senses, and surely among the most magical places on earth. We were lucky to be in Piazza San Marco on Palm Sunday morning and to experience the procession of palms through the square with the music, the bells tolling, and all the pagentry. What an unforgetable thing in an unforgetable place. The staff at the Art Deco was universally helpful andknowledable, especially the day manager Guisseppe. The cost was reasonable, for Venice, at around 92 euros a night after our 5% cash discount. We would happily stay at the Art Deco on another trip, if not in the slanted room at the top of the steep stairs.
Great Value, Excellent Location!
We stayed in this cute little hotel in May 2004 for 1 night on the way to our Tuscany vacation. We had no problems finding it (although, all the distances were smaller than they looked on the map), neither had we any with the check-in (despite a relatively late hour --- 10pm, which we mentioned when making a reservation).
The hotel is a great value -- it is conveniently located in a nice quiet area, just off Campo San Stefano (a very vibrant small square). It is very close to the Accademia bridge and San Marco -- about a 5 minute walk to the latter --- yet far enough from them to escape the constant tourist buzz. The rooms are very reasonably sized by European standards, definitely very comfortable, impeccably clean, and have all the necessary amenities. Breakfast was nice (rolls, croissants, jams, cereals), but don't expect anything spectacular. If you are particular about your coffee, skip the one at the hotel and get a nice espresso (cappuccino) in one of the cafes on Campo San Stefano. For e-mail addicts --- in May 2004 there was an Internet cafe right next door.
Stayed in Arte Deco from May 2 - 5, 2005 on 3rd floor in "honeymoon suite" (room M1). Accomodations are quite basic - nice, comfortable king size bed with firm pillows, small armoire, and tiny desk (with broken chair). There was only floor space for luggage. However, room was clean, quiet, and comfortable. Bathroom was tiny but spotless. Breakfast was croissants, cerial, juice, coffee and condiments. Nothing extra. Service is friendly and attentive, but except for Joseph, little english is spoken here. Location is great - on a quiet side street - away from the crowds - but just 2 minutes from the ferry (San Angelo stop). San Marco and Rialto are no more than 5 minutes walk. For those wanting a nice room with no desire for extra amenities this is a nice hotel in a great location at a great price for San Marco, Venice. We spent more on dinner than the hotel room.
Location was the best about the hotel. Very close to the Accademia. Room was on the top floor, the "Honeymoon Suite." Very difficult to carry bags up to the room, and we are young people. Hallways/walkways were being worked on making it hard to navigate. Lobby did not have any maps and recommended a terrible restaurant. Room felt like an attic despite all the windows being open. Had to hot wire the A/C to make it cooler. Saw a roach in the room, too.