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The main problem before we arrived was that we could not contact the hotel as it was on the site, once we realized that the apartments belonged to the central hotel and that the phone number was different, we talked to them and everything worked...More
We had a hard time finding the place after arriving from the airport by a boat, walking with big suitcases through too many up and down stairs, two feet wide streets full of tourists, etc. At first couldn't understand why there were no taxis; but...More
Like all small Venetian "hotels",it can be tricky to find
No on site reception and key pad to enter was frustrating until resolved
Room was up a flight of 30 steps,which was a great intro to the sort of places we were to visit later...More
I booked this apartment on hotwire's secret bid and I was not happy with the outcome when the name was revealed, in fact I tried to cancel the reservation since I felt I was misleaded to think it was a hotel instead of an apartment....More
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a
strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.