A lovely oasis of calm in a very busy city. We stayed 3 nights, it's a great location - just off the beaten track but close enough for acces to everything worth seeing in Venice. It's also close to many nice bars and restaurants for lunch/dinner at reasonable (reasonable for Venice that is) prices. The building has real character, it's an old villa with interesting old furnishings but not at all stuffy, it's very light and airy and all done up very sympathetically - nice mix of modern and tradition. Our room (no. 51) was on the 3rd floor, was large and occupied a corner spot that had windows around two sides and overlooked the canal. Quiet nights with just the noise of life starting up on the canal from about 7.00 am. Nicely furnished with old traditional furniture and as well as modern stuff such as flat screen TV and fridge etc. Bathroom fine, shower a bit small but not a problem. Only negative for us was the incredibly hard bed. Breakfast standard fare but plentiful and tasty. Service very good - helpful and friendly throughout. And it gets better - the icing on the cake is undoubtedly the garden and courtyard areas, a real bonus in Venice and this one is especially nice. Lots of shady seating, a few loungers and really very peaceful. Great for relaxing in after a few hours of sightseeing and the hustle and heat of the city. Would definitely recommend this place, this was our third visit to Venice and this was the nicest place we've stayed in (apart from the bed!)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pensione Accademia, the 17th century ancient villa surrounded by breezy, charming and relaxing gardens near the Gran Canal. We offer to our guests a peaceful stay and an excellent service brought to You by the long legacy of the Salmaso family. The perfect place in which You can live the true venician atmosphere in the earth of the city. A gentle and thoughtful staff ready to fulfill every kind of request. ... more less
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- Pensione Accademia - Villa Maravege Hotel Venice