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18 reviews
Foscarina stylish living room
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Veneto

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Tim P
Ottawa, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice Interior, Noisy Exterior, Confirm Important Features in Advance”
Reviewed 29 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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Our family of 4, including 2 kids ages 11 and 14, spent 4 nights at the Ca Foscarina Dorsoduro apartment the last week of May 2014. We offer the following feedback which we hope will help future visitors decide whether this apartment is a good fit for them.

The good.
The interior furnishings are nice and appear to have been recently updated. The photos on Travel Advisor and on www.trulyveniceapartments.com (the Agency we understand manages the apartment rental) website are good photos that do justice to the apartment, our only comment being the apartment is smaller than it appears in the photos - do keep in mind this is Venice where space is at a premium, so for those coming from North America where housing is often larger, you will need to adjust your expectations accordingly for Venice.
The location is good for eating and shopping - a walk/stroll of about 15-20 minutes will take you to the shopping district, and to St. Mark's square. A walk of less 5 minutes takes you to a water bus (called the Vaporetto) where you can travel anywhere up and down the grand canal. And for those seeking a North American style breakfast (something that is a rare find in Venice), a 5 minute walk will get you to two adjacent breakfast restaurants that open at 7:30am and serve a breakfast closer to what you would expect in North America.

The bad.
The air conditioning was not working upon our arrival. The day we arrived, the temperature was 26 degrees Celsius, and the following day was 27 degrees Celsius. It does cool down at night, if you have your windows open - the challenge we had was this location was very busy, always, and the exterior noise was quite significant throughout the night (an occasional boat going up the canal just outside the bedroom window, noise from people outside in the nearby restaurant until late into the evening, early morning birds, etc), making it challenging for us to get a good nights sleep, even with air plugs - and if you close the windows and shutters to keep the noise out (which is what we would suggest to future guests), it becomes uncomfortably warm inside the apartment, also making sleeping difficult. As noted above, our visit occurred the last week of May. We suggest that future visitors to this apartment check the weather forecast in advance of arriving, and insist that the air conditioning be activated prior to arrival (a process that we learned requires a visit from a technician to do, and in our case, it took 3 days to get a tech to come and turn on the air conditioning).

This apartment is setup for a family of 4 with the master bed and two twin beds in the bedrooms, though in our view, the apartment location is more suited to a younger couple that keeps living hours more suited to the environment - up late at night, early morning start, and can cope well with a high level of exterior noise. If you like to tuck in early and are expecting a quiet nights sleep, this might not be the best apartment for you.

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Liked best: Nice interior finishings and bathrooms
Liked least: No air conditioning, and lots of exterior noise throughout night and morning
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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London
Reviewed 22 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway
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Heather B
Melbourne
Level 6 Contributor
177 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Excellent apartment”
Reviewed 30 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

This apartment is in a great position and is spacious, clean, attractive and well appointed. The bed was firm but comfortable with lovely sheets. Daniela and Jaquie from Truly Venice were wonderful - efficient and available. On arrival at the airport, we phoned and they told the taxi driver where to drop us off and Jaquie was waiting for us at the stop to take us to the apartment. They also gave us a late check out and booked the taxi for us to the airport. Restaurant recommendations and advice about the area all noted on a map by Jaquie was a great service.The apartment is away from the thronging tourists and just up from Tonolo - the best pastries and coffee in Venice ! A few quibbles only - there is too much " stuff " in the apartment, and because it does not get the sun, it was a bit cold in September especially as the heating was not on. Also, there is a washing machine but no dryer. And - when, will apartment rentals provide soap in the shower ?? liquid soap would be fine .

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Liked best: The position and space
Liked least: Kitchen utensils were a bit random. no soap
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Reviewed 5 March 2013 for a stay in September 2012

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A romantic getaway
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california
Reviewed 30 October 2012 for a stay in October 2012

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