My partner and I stayed in this beautiful Venetian apartment for 5 nights, and I have to say this apartment was all we expected and more! Set in a 17th Century Gothic Palace in Campo Saint' Angelo (which is in the district of San Marco) this apartment is absolutely stunning both from the outside and in- From the outside the building looks rather eerie with its dark, gothic facade, and really is a treat for those who appreciate truly gothic architecture- this continues through the lavish, characterful hallway and up several steps until you reach the top. The inside of the apartment, however, is very contemporary with a stylishly chintzy mix of uber-modern and old-fashioned furniture and paintings. The apartment is a fantastic size, with a very large lounge/kitchen and dining area, a good size master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, including a shower, sink, toilet and bidet, the main bathroom complete with Japanese style bathing tub, toilet and sink, and a separate snug area/second bedroom. The apartment comes complete with everything you could possibly need during your stay, the kitchen is fully equipped with all manner of pots, pans, glassware and such like, there is even an ice bucket and champagne flutes in there. We cooked a meal at the apartment on our last evening there and found everything we needed- please beware there is no oven, only a hob, (and a microwave), but the hob was more than suitable for us. There is also a washing machine, iron and ironing board, cleaning materials, etc.
The snug room is ideal as a second bedroom and even has a cot in there, although, due to the number of steps to this apartment, I am not sure how suitable this apartment would be for a family with a baby, or young children. For us, as a couple, it was perfect. As aforementioned, there are a number of steps to climb in order to reach this loft apartment, however this is clearly stated in the description of this property, so we were fully aware of this beforehand and the steps didn’t cause us too much trouble, however this apartment isn’t recommended for anyone with walking difficulties, for this reason, as there is no lift in the building.
The views from Ca' Del Gabbiano 2 are truly breathtaking (and make the steps to access this apartment more than worthwhile)- you can see straight out across the whole of Venice! With beautiful canal views from the main bathroom, and a great view of The Basilica and The Campanile from the snug/second bedroom. The views are absolutely phenomenal!
The location of this apartment is second to none. Being located in San Marco it is within a very short walking distance to all of Venice's beautiful attractions, with the Rialto Bridge, St. Marks Square, the Basilica, the Campanile, and Palazzo Ducale, amongst many, many others, all a stones throw away.
Booking the apartment through Views On Venice was extremely easy and hassle-free, their representatives are so helpful, accommodating, professional and friendly. We met Valentina upon our arrival in Campo Saint' Angelo, who greeted us with our keys and took us over to the apartment (which is a 5 minute walk from the Saint' Angelo water stop), she was very friendly and helpful, giving us a full tour of the apartment, answering any questions and providing us with a map, directions to local supermarkets, banks, and giving recommendations on restaurants, etc.
I really couldn't rate this apartment any higher, it is first class, extremely stylish, very central and has the most amazing views I have ever experienced. When in Venice again, we wouldn’t dream of staying anywhere else. Thank you to Views on Venice for providing us with a fantastic stay in one of the World’s most beautiful and romantic cities! Amazing!
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