|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
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This lovely apartment just off Campo Santo Stefano and Palazzo Grassi is a top floor 'mansarda' with beamed ceilings. This apartment is composed of a large spacious living room high ceilings and with a small 'altana' (a roof terrace), a fully equipped kitchenette, a bedroom with a double bed (this is under the beams so not very high) and a bathroom with a bathtub and shower.
I thought the flat was better than it's review. The location was perfect for a first trip to Venice - close to all the main attractions and close to San Samuele vaporetto stop. We arrived very late , just before mid-night, but were met at the flat and all the facilities explained. Excellent customer service - thank you Annalisa! The flat had everything we needed, except a working coffee pot or cafetiere and wine glasses. The air con was very good as was the electric fan.
There are 2 steep, narrow flights of stairs to the front door, then 2 shorter flights to the living area - well worth it for the outdoor space - but not for people who have difficulty with stairs. The best supermarket we found was Billa in Dorsoduro (take a shopping trolley) and there is very good draught wine (sold in recycled plastic water bottles) in a wine shop on the way to St. Marc's square.
The apartment was a little darker than the pictures suggested and the entrance via a laundry was not ideal. There was no kettle in the kitchenette and we did not attempt to cook there. Having said that, it was clean and well presented and the support of the staff from home away/Views on Venice was fantastic. We had occasion to call the 24hrs emergency number and they could not have been more helpful. We would be happy to book through Views on Venice again.
El apartamento estaba en muy buen sitio. tenía una decoración preciosa. Igual que las fotos.La terraza con mucho encanto.El único problema es que en el dormitorio los techos son bajos en algunas zonas y hay que tener cuidado. Por lo demás, perfecto.
The downside: There was a lot of miscommunication about meeting up and getting to the apt. I am a college graduate but could not get the italian pay phones to work with a phone card. We had an Iphone that we tried to use but couldn't get a signal so had to beg at neighboring hotels near our vaperetto stop to use their internet after having someone call the number supplied and being told it was the wrong number. Then I sent 4 emails saying please email back immediately if they received the email and would meet us- never heard back! Finally found another phone number for the main office and had the hotel concierge make the call. They told me that the woman was waiting at our original meeting stop- why didn't they email back?? The upside: the apt. is great. Great location, big and has an amazing roof terrace that was perfect at the end of the day. There are a lot of steps to get to the apt. but we knew that. Overall, would definitely recommend this apt. but make sure you have a good way to contact them and know the phone number & address of their office just in case!
The apartment is clean with good facilities,towels,linen,dishwasher,washing machine,sky,wifi all of which are explained on your arrival.
The little terrace is perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine after a days sightseeing.
San Samuele vaporetto stop is only a couple of minutes walk away but it is easy to walk to all the main areas ( though i would suggest investing in a detailed map of venice streets!). There are a couple of nice eating places just around the corner from the apartment.
We were glad we opted for this apartment instead of a hotel and have recommended it to our friends.
We were very happy one week in september 08 in this cosy appartment. Clean, bright, confortable and well equiped. Central situated, we were happy to have this oasis between two endless trips in the labyrinth. The great hit is the little terrace,enjoiying a glass of (italian) wine at the beautiful sunset... The bedroom is not very high and the bed is 160 cm large - for us, an elder couple, not confortable, so one of us had to sleep on the (large) sofa, but it was OK.