Thomas was great, meeting us, introducing us to the apartment and making us welcome. The apartment is fitted out with high quality appliances and furniture and is large. It is in a great area from which you can walk anywhere. It is very much a home and great for a stay of one night or two weeks. The views are ‘limited’ but the passing gondoliers proved sufficient entertainment each night.
The apartment is lovely with two bedrooms and two baths, a large living dining area and a well equipped kitchen. It has windows that can be ope. To listen and see the gondola slide by the cabanas of Venice. It is located in a strategic area in Venice close to the Opera house and close to saint marks square. There are many good restaurants and great shops in many areas in Venice.
The e mail communication was excellent and prompt and Thomas was waiting for us at the water taxi stop that he booked for us from the airport we arrived early and the apartment was ready. We forgot the adaptors for the I phone and computer and Yhomas got us two till we were able to get more
I strongly recommend this apartment and truly Venice for the prompt and efficient service. Also there is an elevator which is rare in venice. The part EMG and building is very clean
B S Foad, MD
We go every two years to Venice and try a different rental through Truly Venice who are really great - very efficient staff, cooperative and kind. The Aida apartment was fine, even if lacking a little soul! Everything functioned beautifully and the cleaner did an excellent job after 5 days. The location, on a canal behind the Fenice is convenient and not too far from the Giglio vaporetto stop.
Great 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment. We especially enjoyed the singing gondoleirs passing by on the canals. The beds were comfortable and the rooms were nice and light.
We stayed in Aida apartment for three weeks in February when the weather was cold. The apartment was warm and comfortable apart from a strong draft coming from the stairwell and under the apartment door. This we remedied by rolling up a bath mat as a draft excluder.
The area is central and has easy access to the Simply supermarket, bakers, good wine shops etc. We know Venice really well so the easy daily walk to the market was a bonus.
The apartment is newly furnished and the bed and bath linens are top quality. The furniture is comfortable, fashionable but a bit bland for our taste - we would have liked some books to personalise it better.
The kitchen has a american coffee machine which we hated as living in Italy we are used to better coffee machine that make stronger coffee. As it was new the kitchen lacked a few things that you would expect to find in an Italian kitchen - cheese grater, expresso cups and pot, frying pan and griddle etc. Once this had been mentioned to Truely Venice things were bought and delivered by one of the team the next day.
The downsides of the apartment were a lack of hot water for a bath although the heating was great and a dining table that was far too big, seating up to eight. This took up far too much room and the sofa only sat three people - there was no other comfortable seating so if you were four staying it could be an issue. There was also no coffee table to put cups, glasses, books etc whilst you were sitting.
The upsides were quality furnishings and fittings, good heating in winter,a well maintained building, a fairly quiet and central location, a lift ( a rarity in Venice) and very good service from Truely Venice.
I extended my stay by a few days whilst there with no problems.