We stay here 3 nights for my birthday. The first night we were on the 3rd floor. The room was very small but nice and clean but we asked to be moved because there was no lift. Breakfast is an experience! It was basic but actually lovely. The fresh ham was stunning. The second night we were put on the second floor down a wing. The rooms were much much bigger and the bathroom nicer. The hallway outside out room was so pretty. Fantastic base for being close to most things. They don't have tea facilities in room. We purchased a small travel kettle which was a life saver:) no bar as such but you've got loads nearby. Found Venice very beautiful - the grand canal but on a gondola ride smaller canals show done of the worst of Venice and a but smelly to be honest. You gave to do it to say youve done it though. Getting to the hotel from airport wasn't too bad. We went to the customer services desk and purchased a return ticket on the public ferry which took us to the pier at Rialto bridge and hotel about 10 min walk. If u find the opera fenice, turn right passed the church then first left - dead easy when you finally find it. I was worried because of the negative feedback, but dont regret staying there :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The building is historic and was once the residence of well-to-do merchants’ families. It was fitted out as a hotel in 1959, by the noble Sereni family, and extends over 4 floors, a typical period feature, facing onto the wonderful canal "dei barcaioli," reserved for gondolas. Thanks to the full-scale restoration in 2002, the Ateneo Hotel has maintained the unspoiled charm of a typical seventeenth-century Venetian residence. ... more less
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