Explore the city from Campo Santa Margherita
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Excellent location. Was met on arrival.
Apartment was clean and spacious. Wifi was patchy, but did connect.
This was our first stop in Italy and it made for a great start. Was very informative, and helped out with great tips and where to go to eat etc.
We were greeted at the bus station and escorted the short walk to the apartment . There is a locked outside gate then a shared front entrance and finally the apartments own front door so a very safe apartment. We were given 2 sets of keys which is good. The location was excellent and we enjoyed strolling around the area and eating in the restaurants and pastry shops . Local supermarkets were also of an easy walking distance.
The apartment had metal shutters for the windows which you could fully close making the bedroom very dark for sleeping. The apartment was mostly very quiet each day and evening however one evening the upstairs neighbours did have loud music.
The apartment had most things we needed and the shower had good hot water.
The main negative for us was the very uncomfortable mattress on the bed, it was lumpy and you could feel the springs which led to poor sleeping. If the mattress had been better I would have awarded 4 stars for the property, so the mattress I suggest should be replaced. Another slight negative was the disappointing outdoor space it was very small, not private and felt like a prison yard as it was surrounded by wire fencing . I had originally booked this property because it had outside space, now I know why it has no photographs of this. The disappointing outdoor space could be an issue if outdoor space is a big consideration to you.
overall We did enjoy our stay in the apartment and would definitely consider it again if the mattress was replaced and we were visiting at a time we didnt need a garden. The location I would say is a major plus point for the property. There is even a Gondola stop on the canal outside, which we did make use of.
This apartment host about 50 guests per year, and the most part of them require a medium-hard mattress, this is because we choosed to have this kind, also a soft mattress is very problematic for people needing an hard type, not the opposite. Changing the mattress depending on the guest is not possible, so we can't satisfy the minority of guests who desire a soft mattress. About the small outdoor space, it's stated on the web page it's small, and you can see the dimension on the map, so usually this is not a surprise for our guests
Good location only but anything else
We are two well traveled matured women, very clean and respectful.
We spent 9 nights in that apartment that could sleep 4 people:
Malcanton del Gaffaro Apartment in Dorsoduro
It has 1 bedroom and a living-room with a sofa-bed. Pictures aren't depicting the reality. Very basic apartment. Nothing more. During our visit in Italy it was cold and we had to find out (in the hard way) that this apartment didn't have any heat. According to the owner, heat was turned off by the city and he didn't want to provide us even with a heater. We were leaving the apartment at 9am to visit the city and return at 10pm. So, being out the entire day, we were returning into a cold apartment. The basic toiletries weren't even basic. The only towels provided for 2 people looked like rags that you wash the floors with. Disgusting. We have asked Giovanna ( the owner's partner) to replace them and nothing. She did't even bother to accommodate us with a minimal request which was very basic. I don't know in which world she lives, however I wouldn't even use those towels to clean my floors. Again disgusting.
Twice, the circuit breaker tripped (2nd time late night) because that particular apartment had a 2watts electrical panel, according to Giovanna's explanation, and she was not very happy that we have called her boyfriend (a nice person otherwise) to come and reinstate the electricity. They were dinning out.
I wasn't expecting a 5 star apartment, however given the pictures and reviews, we were happy with our finding. At our arrival and only after 1 day, we were VERY disappointed.
According to my evaluation always, the cleaning wasn't thoroughly done after each rental.
And, not to mention the neighbors above us (students) VERY noisy.
If you care where you slips and about clean bed sheets and towels, I wouldn't recommend this property. You can find for the same value or a few more $$ better places.
None of the statements in this feedback is real, so it's not worth to reply to each one.
Is not my habit to judge my guests, but everyone can do it in this case just comparing this feedback with the others.
Highlight of vacation
We loved this apartment so much we thought we could even imagine living there. We may have gotten the pressure washer out to the "porch" but the whole place was fabulous. Living in Florida made us think that the builders here in FL should have considered the blinds and shutters that were built-in. The kitchen seemed to be where we hung out but it was so relaxing, location, location, etc. - But best of all was Luca who stood in for Mario and Giovanna and who was a joy to meet and conversation was buono. Hope we get to come back - and will recommend to anyone that asks us where to stay. Venice is beautiful, exciting and full of emotion. Whitney and Susan Morgan
Perfect apartment in a perfect location!
This apartment is much more spacious than the pictures allow, at just one bridge and 5 minute walk from Piazzalle Roma, makes an ideal situation for those early morning flights! Perfectly clean, organized, and peaceful with a large selection of architect books to peruse.
There is a cafe just a few doors down and a grocery store around the corner from the bus station. Everything you need and did not bring is very short walk.
Venice, as a whole, is a tourist destination, but this apartment puts you so far from the crowds and allows you to really enjoy Venice on your terms.
Grand appartement idéalement situé
Je conseille cet appartement car il est près de la gare (5' à pieds) et proche du vaporetto (5'). Il est propre et spacieux. Étant dans une courette il est silencieux et très calme. L'accueil est chaleureux. La cuisine est un peu rudimentaire mais suffisante.
The apartment has an entrance gate on the picturesque Rio del Gaffaro, close to Piazzale Roma and then buses and garages can be reached from here in three minutes on foot without the need to transport water. But as the Piazzale Roma gateway to the city is also connected to the historical center and the lagoon from the main shipping lines. A 5-minute walk you can reach the vital and lively Campo Santa Margherita, the heart of student life in the city, and a little further away you can visit the magnificent Basilica dei Frari and the Scuola di San Rocco Granda. The quarter of an hour you will be at the Accademia bridge, and in less than half an hour at the Rialto.