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“very special apartment”

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enjoy the view of the gondolas sliding along the canal reading a book...
loft style living room with large dining table
loft style living room with large dining table
view of the loft from the kitchen
the kitchen is old-fashioned but functional
the kitchen is old-fashioned but functional
the apartment is characterized by antique furniture and wooden trusses
plenty of light is received directly from the glass roof
curtains to divide the space in the loft and staircase leading to the bedroom
a comfortable and new double wall-bed is hidden behind the curtains
a comfortable and new double wall-bed is hidden behind the curtains
upstairs the bedroom is really big and bright
upstairs the bedroom is really big and bright
canal view enjoyable from the bedroom
a small toilet is accessible climbing four steps
a small toilet is accessible climbing four steps
the main bathroom is at the ground floor, behind the kitchen
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Veneto

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dodderer
Scilly UK
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“very special apartment”
Reviewed 16 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Very unusual and beautifully adapted space to make a very comfortable and very spacious apartment. It would appear that a former boat yard has been roofed over mostly with glass. The rafters are an interesting construction and mirror the roof construction in the Arsenali. My son a civil engineer by training told me it was an interesting way to carry the stresses of a heavy roof.. The apartment has a well equipped small kitchen with all the usual appliances. A modern bathroom with pressure plumbing,and hot water. There is heating and air conditioning. We needed neither. There are some amazing antique furniture, particularly fine bureaus. Lots of old and fragile books,and an eclectic collection of old and unusual objects. It is a marvelous place to stay in excellent position only a few steps from San Barnabus one way and the other to Ca Rezzinco vaporretto stop.Our only wish was that the water gate door on to the canal no longer opens. We would love to stay there again. The letting agents(Truly Venice) are top class,and quite the best and most professional of agents in Venice that we have used in the past.

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Liked best: The space and the comfort of this amazing apartment
Liked least: not being able to open the water door to the canal!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Helen S
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
464 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Not Luxurious”
Reviewed 1 June 2016 for a stay in March 2016

My husband booked this apartment as a birthday surprise. We’d used Simply Venice before so thought we’d be fine. Met by lovely Hannah (the rep) at our vaparetto stop and a 2 minute walk to the apartment. It used to be a boat house and was full of quirky furniture and features, backing right onto a canal, picture perfect Venice. The kitchen was small and basic, but that was fine as we weren’t planning to do anything more than make tea in the mornings. The bathroom however was shocking. The shower head didn’t fit either of the holders, so you had to hand hold and wash, not ideal and the bath was too shallow to actually bathe in. This is not an acceptable standard of provision for a ‘luxury’ apartment. We contacted the office on our return, but they were less than apologetic. We won’t be booking through them again. Having said that the location on Dorsoduro was wonderful .

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Liked best: The Location
Liked least: The bathroom
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Maryanne3...
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
291 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
“Absolutely spectacular apartment!”
Reviewed 21 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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We were so fortunate to spend 10 glorious days at this gorgeous property in March of 2016. The photos were wonderful but we felt the 'real thing' was even better. The entire apartment is filled with an eclectic collection of books and art. So much to look at and enjoy! Everything we needed was provided. The woman, Hannah, met us at the vaparetto stop and reviewed everything with us. She was lovely. The apartment was comfortable and quiet. The upper floor included a very large bedroom and a powder room. Great views out the windows to the small canal. We opened the large doors on the first floor that lead directly to the small canal which was quite lovely. Full bathtub with shower, toilet and bidet. All bedding/towels are included. Someone came mid week to change bedding and towels. Large murphy bed on first floor for an additional person/couple. An excellent location with a small campo a minute away with cafes and a DaVinci museum. We cannot say enough about this location. One thing to consider: I don't think the unit has A/C so not sure what the experience would be like in the summer. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. *probably would not recommend to people with children. Too many valuable pieces of art/furniture/books that could be damaged by boisterous kids.

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Liked best: Everything.
Liked least: Some noise in mornings from boats travelling in canal; but closing shutters worked well.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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michaeljb...
Houston, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Highly recommend Truly”
Reviewed 4 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

We stayed at an apartment for New Year which we booked through Truly Venice. We were met by Daniela Scarcia at the water taxi stop. She was excellent and gave us a lot of local information and booked our water taxi return for us. Nothing was too much trouble for her we will be booking again with Truly, Grazie Mille Daniela.

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Liked best: Support by Daniela
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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dswwilson
Berkeley, California
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“The essence of Venice - art and architecture in this charming space”
Reviewed 10 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

This is a wonderful spot that will not disappoint you. It has a beautiful terrazzo floor, antique furniture and art, and a very beautiful wood ceiling with a ridge skylight. You really feel like you are staying in a venetian home that has been tastefully furnished over time.

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Liked least: The kitchen appliances were fairly tired. We tried to use the dishwasher, but it didn't work well. The water boiler didn't work. These were minor issues really
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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