Hotel Abbazia

Best-Value Hotel - City-Center Hotel - Historic Residence

     

Character: Classic Venetian rooms in a converted monastery with the friendliest staff anywhere in Italy.
Advantages: There are no bridges to cross with your luggage when you arrive in Venice. And that is worth all the money on earth!
Location: On Calle Priuli dei Cavaletti, which although only 50 yards from Santa Lucia station, is actually in the trendy and very authentic neighborhood of Cannaregio. The hotel is not on Lista di Spagna, which you may have read about in guidebooks. It sits at the end of a narrow alley, facing onto a quiet square that few tourists ever find despite its incredibly central location. Click here to see the map for Hotel Abbazia.
This small historic hotel is loaded with charm, but it has two fundamental aspects that place it above other Venetian inns, to our mind: to get there you don't have to cross any bridges (with their myriad luggage-hindering steps), and the staff is friendly and warm. If you will be traveling for a while, and thus will have more than one "wheelie" bag with you on your trip, being able to take a short vaporetto ride, step off the boat and walk no more than 100 yards on a flat, smooth sidewalk will definitely get your stay in Venice off to a good start.

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Public Transportation: The #1 vaporetto, which you take from Piazzale Roma or the Tronchetto parking lot, stops about 100 yards away. The #41 and #51 vaporetti stop literally in front of the alley.
   
   
Features: The hotel occupies a former monastery, so the ground floor common rooms still look like the original 17th-century abbey, with the addition of comfortable modern furniture. Rooms are furnished strictly in antique Venetian style, with brocade walls and upholstery, gilded bedsteads and desks, and marble, parquet or carpeted floors. Each of the 40 rooms has soundproof walls and fireproof door, a small desk, air conditioning, window screens, direct-dial telephone, wireless Internet access, satellite TV and mini-bar, plus a private bathroom with hair dryer. Most bathrooms have a brand-new stall shower or a bathtub with splatter screen; a few have tubs with curtains. Superior quad rooms can have a queen bed plus two single beds (or even three single beds if they are for small children); these rooms have a walk-in closet, one has a bathroom with tub and sepaate stall shower. Rooms overlooking the garden are quiet, but the street is a narrow one with very little foot traffic, so it is rarely noisy either. All non-smoking rooms are superiors.
   
   
Facilities: Cocktail bar, breakfast room (also served in the lovely garden in warmer months), DSL connection in the room for 5 Euro/day (PC and cable available on request if needed).

     


For this property:
A child 0-3 years old stays free in its parents' double room.
Three nights minimum stay is required if your stay includes any of these dates: December 30-31, March 3-4, April 22-24, June 2-4, June 9-11
Two nights minimum stay is required if your stay includes any of these dates: February 25-26, any Saturday night; any Friday night from April 1 to October 29

There is no elevator at the hotel, so if this is a problem, be sure to request one of the 8 ground-floor rooms.
Light sleepers might be bothered by the nearby church bell that rings at 7:15 in the morning.

Click here for information about private transfers to the property.

As of September 1, 2011, a City Accommodation tax of 1-5 Euro/person/night will be charged by the property at your departure. The exact amount depends on the time of year and is subject to change at any time.

Please note that it is not possible to guarantee Internet access at any property, because the property does not generate the service, it merely provides access from a server. If the server experiences any kind of problem at all, the property regrets it cannot be responsible for any inconvenience caused by subsequent lack of service.