This apartment was perfect in every way for us. The floor to ceiling windows in the living room right on the Grand Canal made us feel like we were a part of the everyday scene in Venice.
The apartment was clean and well placed. The bedroom was in the back and very quiet for sleeping with a spacious closet for our clothes. The kitchen was small but sweet and perfect for an light morning breakfast.
To step outside the apartment to the palace lobby was wonderful and then onto a typical venice alley way and into the world of venice.
The location fantastic and was centrally located and close to the water taxis.
Bruno our host, was kind and gracious and even gave us his umbrella to take with us when we left in the rain.
I would highly recommend this rental.
Although this apartment is in a brilliant position right on the Grand Canal, there are very severe problems with mould and mustiness. If you close the windows to go out, when you come back the smell is unbearable. There is an air-conditioner AND a de-humidifier, which gives a clear indication that there is a problem, but even with both of these going, anyone with any sort of sensitivity will find it unbearable. The only way we were able to put up with it was to only sleep there, and spend the rest of our time outside. Even then, we were unwell until we left. Our greeter was apologetic when he took us into the stench, and when asked on checkout if there were any problems by Mr. Malafante Senior, we told him of our concerns. He didn't want to know about it, and changed the subject. Considering we have rented from this company for three consecutive years, we feel we were treated very poorly, and will not consider renting from them again.
I have written to the managers, and they deny any of the problems we had with this apartment....So I want to share our experience with readers, so that it may help others choose wisely.
We had fully paid for 5 nites in this apartment. They also require a damage deposit of 400 euros. We stayed one night, and had to leave the next day as I got very sick from the moist air. The apartment is right on the Grand Canal, and that is why it is a very popular rental. But water was coming in the building, and we had to step through it to get to the steps at high water. Because of the moist environment I was told (after we decided to leave} that the dehumidifier must be left n 24 hrs. Also, the manager who checked us out suggested that I might have adversely reacted to the wax they put on the floor to prevent mold...
Needless to say, we were not given a refund. We did not really expect one. But I did ask the managers to at least let prospective renters know that this could be a problem, but they deny that there are any problems. This apartment is at water level, it is in an old building, and the air is dank and moldy. If that does not appeal to you , choose one of their higher apartments......or better yet, check into a nice hotel like we did.
Beautifully situated apartment with amazing water level views of Grand Canal.
Comfortable accommodation and a very quiet bedroom and air conditioned.
Close to Vaporetto stops and bars in a stylish part of Venice.
Our second stay in this apartment.
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