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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Veneto

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Barbara C
Arlington, MA
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9 reviews
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“Quirky but delightful”
Reviewed 7 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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I stayed at this apartment for four nights while visiting Venice. The owner, Massimo, is a very kind, welcoming, and helpful person who made sure I was equipped with an excellent map of Venice and an amazing guidebook (which I bought for myself to use in future visits) that has walking tours taking you off the beaten path and providing you with tons of interesting historical details. Massimo gave me more information about Venice in ten minutes than most guidebooks ever do. I wonder if he should be a guide in his spare time! He knows all the sweet little places in the city that make the city wonderful for its residents. Massimo lives upstairs in the same building and owns a nearby hardware store so I always knew I could call on him for help if needed. However, I am the type of person who would rather try and resolve issues for myself as best I can and was aware that Massimo works very hard so didn't want to be overly demanding. Also, for me, staying in a part of the city that was un-touristy was a very high value. I loved the sense of being away from the hordes of tourists. That meant everything to me.

The location of this apartment is outstanding...only a five minute walk from Fondamente Nove with only one bridge...very easy when rolling a suitcase. From the apartment, I could get everywhere in Venice very easily and there are bakeries and food stores very nearby. So convenient! When it was time to leave (sadly) it was so easy to walk to Fondamente Nove and catch the Alilaguna to the airport.

I had booked a two bedroom apartment for myself and a friend, but unfortunately my friend had to return home early due to a death in the family. The apartment was more than adequate for my needs, and extremely quiet at night, which is a rare thing while traveling. It had a washing machine, which I was very grateful for. All the appliances worked great, the bed was comfortable. The quirks were the hot water for the shower, which I never really figured out, so I ended up bathing in a tiny plastic washbasin in the kitchen. Having read other reviews of places in Venice, I see that water pressure and hot water can sometimes be a problem in the city. Massimo provided instructions as to how to make the shower perform properly but I couldn't manage to make it work for me. There was also a sewage odor in the bathroom (this is another Venice quirk I think) that made it imperative to keep the window open in there. The problem was it was an early mosquito year this year, so I had to be careful to spray in the bedroom and keep its doors and windows shut to prevent nighttime mosquito attacks. (I looked around as I walked through Venice, and I don't think people there use window screens.) But I would definitely stay there again, and in fact hope to return to Venice for a longer stay and will try to stay in the same apartment when I return.

As for recommending the apartment to a friend, If the friend didn't mind walking up the stairs and wasn't finicky about things like hot showers and odor free bathrooms, I would say yes, definitely. But if the friend had a shorter fuse, then I would say no. For me, now, the knowns about the apartment mean I could walk in and know exactly what to expect in terms of cleanliness, location, quietness at night, general attitude of the owner, ease of stocking up on groceries, and so on, all of which make it very appealing to me for the future.

It is a third floor walk up, so that has to be considered if you have bad knees or a stroller, etc.

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Liked best: The location and the owner
Liked least: The shower and the bathroom
Travelling group: Solo
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Reviewed 27 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

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Debbie Z
The Villages
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3 reviews
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“Great”
Reviewed 22 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

The unit was small but very nice.
It was in a great location and easy to walk to all attractions.
Great value for the money.
Massimo was great and helped us see the most we could un a very short amount of time.
I am sending my friends there to stay.

The only negative is there is not lift and the apartment in on the 4th floor. Difficult getting luggage up and down the stairs.

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Liked best: The location and how helpful massimo was!
Liked least: Stairs
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Ehrlak
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“Great location, great host.”
Reviewed 16 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Venice can be a difficult place to stay, however, our experience with Massimo was wonderful. Location is great, and easy to find. Massimo was ready with a comfortable apartment, suggestions on places to eat, a nearby supermarket, and even an ATM that is out of the way. I almost want to keep this place a secret.

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Liked best: Massimo is a great host.
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Jun 2015
Thank you for your visit , it's easy to do when guests are like you !
I hope you'll find another time to come back again.
Regards
Massimo
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22Raffael...
Turin, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago for a stay in September 2018
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