7 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"Stayed for 2 nights Feb 19 and 20th 2006. Within 3 minute walk of both St Mark's Square and San Zaccaria vaporetto stop. Good breakfast. Our room was a bit cramped and the lift did not go to the 3rd floor where we were (first 2 floors only). Hotel was quiet and nicely decorated, but room was a bit too warm. However, good value for money and we would definitely stay there again. Vaporetto 51 took about 20 mins to get to hotel, but vaporetto 1 went on grand canal so good views, but took 45 mins to get to place roma."
- Travel date: 22nd February 2006
What a Gem!!
"This is a truly special hotel! It's the closest thing to staying in a true small palace. Both of the rooms our family stayed in were fit for a king. The rooms are finely appointed with gorgeous chandeliers and bedding that coordinates perfectly with the window treatments and padded georgeous wall coverings. The breakfast was wonderful ... the best we had in Italy. The location is really wonderful ... just a 5 minute walk to St. Mark's Square. We loved the hotel, and if you take a private water taxi from the airport it drops you off just steps from the hotel door."
- Travel date: 8th January 2006
"Great location, 2 minutes from St Marks Square and 5 from the Rialto Bridge!! Rooms very spacious and clean, however the bed was a bit hard!!! Otherwise wellworth the price (120 GBP) for 2 nights Highly Recommended!!"
- Travel date: 19th December 2005
Great to look at...
"We stayed here in November after booking online. The room they gave us and our friends was, literally, in the attic. While it was cool outside, our rooms were 80 degrees Farenheit even with the heat off! When we opened the windows the mosquitoes dined on us all night long. It was very frustrating and the front desk staff was not very helpful. In it's favor, the decor was pleasant and the bathroom was all marble but there was no shower curtain. Also, the hotel is centrally located and the breakfast was good. Unless I could get a better room (other than the attic), I would not stay here again."
- Travel date: 16th December 2005
Small well appointed hotel in excellent location
"My partner and I stayed at this hotel for four nights from the 17th to the 21st November 2005, for a short romantic break. The Ca'dei Conti was excellent for our purposes - you really cannot beat the location. It's a stone's throw from St.Mark's Square and the Grande Canal, yet it is peaceful at night. This was my first trip to Venice and I really fell in love with the place. I think the time of year was perfect. Venice never really has a "low" season, they get 30 million tourists a year, but November seemed like a good time to go as you don't get the stifling heat (and smell!) of summer, and the place isn't as jam packed with tourists. The hotel is done out in 18th century style - definitely not the kind of thing I would decorate my home in, but I think for a short trip to Venice it added to the character and romance of the place. Breakfast was a "cold buffet" which I thought sounded unappetising but actually it was very nice. They had fruit salad, yoghurts, hot croissant, cold meats, cereals etc. and wonderful coffee. The food in Venice generally was of a very mixed standard. Right around St.Marks there seemed to be a lot of overpriced restaurants serving "tourist menus". My advice would be to walk for 10 minutes and find something better. We had some amazing meals and some dull ones. A venetian favourite is spaghetti with cuttlefish - I had this with pumpkin and it was gorgeous. You should also find a traditional bar serving Cicheti - bar snacks. They are like a Venetian tapas. Some of it is out of this world and very cheap by Venetian standards. The hotel staff were a mixed bunch - some were very friendly and some a bit cold, but we really didn't see much of them as we were out and about all day. One complaint - our room was very hot and we couldn't get any cold air through the air conditioning system. When we asked the staff at reception they said the system was broken throughout the hotel - but during the time we were there they never seemed to attempt to fix the problem. We had to sleep with the window open to lower the temperature a bit. However, this was really a very minor irritation in an otherwise wonderful holiday. I will definitely go back to Venice, and I would recommend the Ca'dei Conti for its excellent location and comfort (great bathrooms!). I will probably not book there next time as I would like to stay in a different part of Venice for variety's sake, but I would be happy to go back in the future. Anyone looking for a romantic long weekend with their partner would enjoy the Ca'dei Conti and LOVE Venice!"
- Travel date: 1st December 2005
Only slightly disapointed
"Most of everything written here was true. All rooms we viewed were small. It is actually the suites that open up into the breakfast room. It is central, but extremely quiet - thats quiet outside as our room, like three others, opened on to reception - quiet noisy. The minibar did not work, but the furnishings were 4*. The trip to Murano did start with a free taxi across the lagoon and ended up with a hard sell on inferior goods and politely being shown the back alley to the public water bus! However, leave that tourist trap alone and Murano is full of wonderful shops. Go down that back alley and the trip is well worth it - just dont buy the glass from the factory you are taken to. Breakfast is continental and small as they only have to cater for 15 or so rooms. Â£180 a night was not worth it in October, but see that most here have got the hotel cheaper. The Best Western in Mestre where we stayed the night before as ,we arrived late, had the best breakfast of any hotel we have stayed in - highly recomended at Â£60 per night."
- Travel date: 19th October 2005
Nice Rooms at a Price
"Booked the Blue room on their web site but was given a 2 room large suite on second floor - expensive at 560 euro per night! more than advertised on web despite booking many months earlier. Living room was large and could hold 6 people, bedroom beautifully decorated but smaller than the lounge. The Jacuzzi bathroom was suprisingly very small in comparisson - no heating so bathroom very cold (September). The other suites only had a shower we understand and at the prices charged you would expect a bath (with shower). Turn down service didn't change towels so they were wet in the morning - they should adress this problem. One off putting point that that TV channel 15 & 16 was porn (hard core) not what is wanted for a romatic celebration!!! Staff friendly but when asked to book restaurant told as we were leaving the hotel that it was full and they hadn't booked another -we passed it twice that evening and it was far from full - read they forgot to book it! Ended up at Al Milion restuarant which was awfull - slow, food uncooked and poor service - I would not recommend this. Vivaldi restaurant (just down from Rialto) however was great, the atmosphere was typical venecian with great food. Breakfast room is very small and busy with some guests having to wait for empty tables to become available. The breakfast was somewhat basic as is typical continental. The hotel has a good central location and has some large beautifully decorated rooms by Venice standards but at a price. Would return to this hotel as but wouldn't pay for a suite."
- Travel date: 28th September 2005
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