This is a well located apartment in Venice - a stone's throw from La Fenice (for our evening at the opera), BUT too cramped for four (or as we were, three people over 65). The toilet in the en suite was ridiculous - no space for one's legs and if you are more than just pencil thin, then totally impossible to use and the twin room was so small that we had to dress in the corridor. Yes, Venice is expensive, but we still needed hooks, shelves and a wardrobe with a rail one could reach for longer clothes. Having to find the agency so that I could collect the keys was fine for me as I have been many times to Venice, but for a first time visitor, nearly impossible. Next time I shall stay in a hotel - no hassle about arrival times and no cash deposit required.
The apartment was clean, modern, and spacious. It was very convenient with 2 bathrooms. However, it was a bit difficult to use the toilet in one of the bathrooms as there is barely any space between the toilet and the wall in front of the toilet. But, overall the stay was pleasant. The apartment is located in a quieter area of town, but it is walkable to all the main attractions of Venice. The host was also very nice and helpful.
This flat did not disappoint us. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms (albeit one with a toilet in such an awkward position that it was very difficult to actually use), clean, modern, air conditioned, centrally located, with a responsive staff on the rare occasion that we had an issue that needed their help. The flat is right on the main path between San Marco and the Accademia, so when the daytrippers and cruise ships arrive, it's very crowded on the street below - but that also means your minutes away from the main attractions in town (best visited early or late before the crowds arrive). One note - it is about 30 steps up from the street to the apartment. Was not a problem for us but might be for some.
The positives are in the title. We would not ever stay in this property again. We are comparing this to 2 other rentals on our same trip to Italy (one in Rome and one in Florence, both recorded 5 stars from us). It is managed by a company and therefore you don't get the personalised feel you do with a private rental. They were not helpful in explaining how to actually get to the office for checkin which is not easy in Venice. There was a ** euro charge for EARLY checkout?!?! And the person who was supposed to meet us to check out and give back our security deposit (that had to be paid in cash upon arrival - *** euros) didn't show up at the meeting time and so we had to leave without our cash so that we would not miss our flight! They did refund the money to my credit card after we arrived home, but it was very stressful at the time and we had to leave the apartment unlocked - which is very risky.
The furnishings appear nice but are not functional - you literally cannot sit on one of the toilets (I am not exaggerating), the bathroom mirror had been ripped off the wall (or not installed?? there was a hole with wires sticking out where the mirror should be), but not left in the apt so, no mirror, at all! There was no place to set anything in the bathroom (table, sink edge, shelf, shower ledge). And did I mention the non usable toilets ;) it was like something off of candid camera! The air conditioning (necessary in July), when working properly, would blow the circuit after about 8-10 minutes and then the fuses would have to be reset....every 10 min if you wanted AC (not very conducive to sleeping). Venice is interesting and beautiful, but we really wished we had stayed in a hotel for this one - would not recommend this unit and not really happy with the agency either.
Our arrival in Venice was met with a very clean apartment despite the 20 or so steps to gain entry. The main room (kitchen/living) was adequate. The two bedrooms and bathrooms were very comfortable minus the fact that one toilet was squeezed into a corner. Thus, for individuals with long legs this could be a challenge.
The location was excellent and quiet. I would recommend it for up to 4 persons. Definitely a keeper for future visits. Overall, this apartment felt Venetian with modern touches.
We had a fantastic time in Venice partially due to our wonderful accommodations. The two bedroom, two bath was a perfect set up to get us up and going early. The apartment was neat and clean. Nice decor. The location was perfect for walking everywhere. It was a perfect central location. Wi-Fi worked great. We had a late arrival and were accommodated in this ( for a fee as expected). We did have to wait a couple of hours to get into the apartment and took a little while to get communication going that evening. It was a small hiccup I an otherwise perfect stay and I figure beggars can't be choosers with our late arrival. Our host was very nice and helpful and I don't think there is a better location. We were very comfortable.
The apartment is located in the most beautiful district of Venice. Just minutes from Marco Square, you can experience a show at the Teatro la Fenice, a few steps from the most important museums of the city and the center of all cultural and tourist attraction. Surrounded by the magnificent city of Venice you can visit the Accademia Gallery, the Salute Church, Palazzo Grassi, the Basilica of San Marco and the famous bell tower.
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