I read a lot of bad reviews about hotels in Venice. This is not surprising. Hotels in Venice are the most overpriced in Europe. So my best advice when you stay in Venice is 1) do your research and 2) keep your expectations low.
My impression of the main Bella Venezia hotel is that it is a slightly better than mid-range hotel, more like a 3.5 than 4 star place. The prices are reasonable, which means on exhorbitant rather than extortionary. The location is very good.
Reading the reviews, and having stayed there myself, it seems like it is crucial to know what you are booking. I understand the BV has a sister hotel that is not as nice, but that you can easily book by accident. They also have these appartments, which are not in the same building as the hotel, but are well located and quite nice. We stayed in the appartments.
The great thing about the appartments are they are sizeable (again, by "Venician" standards). They have a main sitting room, and 2 bedrooms. You could accomodate up to 6 people, although that would be quite cramped. The rooms were clean. My only complaint is the people upstairs could be noisy at times.
I don't want to oversell the place, it was still very expensive. But having heard so many horror stories about Venice I was pleasantly surprised.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Bella Venezia is a four stars hotel located in Calle dei Fabbri, in the heart of Venice, just few steps from Rialto Bridge and Saint Mark Square. It is easily reachable by all the public and private service on duty in Venice. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bella Venezia Venice
- Bella Venezia Hotel Venice