Venedig, oh Venedig… Das ich mich wirklich verliebt habe, in diese wunderschöne Stadt, habe ich euch ja nun schon mehrmals bekundet. Heute erfahrt ihr nun endlich wo genau wir im wunderschönen Venedig untergekommen sind, in Form einer kleinen Hotel Review. 5 Tage und somit 4 Nächte haben wir im wunderschönen Palazzetto Madonna verbracht. Ein kleines Boutique Hotel, dass abseits des Trubels der Rialto Brücke liegt, aber trotzdem dennoch unheimlich zentral im Herzen Venedigs ist. Für uns, d.h. mich und meinen Liebsten war die Lage im Stadtteil San Polo ideal, da wir nach einem langen Tag voller Erkundungen und Fußmarsch die ruhige Lage unseres Hotels sehr zu schätzen wussten.
Venice, oh Venice… that I fell head over heels for this magical city is probably nothing new for you. I already talked about my We stayed at the Palazzetto Madonna, which was absolutely lovely. The location in the quieter part of Venice, San Polo, could not have been more perfect, the staff was super friendly and the interior was luxurious and stylish. A full in depth Hotel Review will be coming up on Sunday, my friends.
Of course, when in Venice you can also stay at a ton of Hotels close to the Rialto Bridge for example, but honestly after a day of walking and the hustle & bustle of a city full of tourists, we truly appreciated sleeping in a quieter part of town. By the way, if you are in the market for a truly luxurious hotel on a private Island (yes, you are reading this right) very close to Venice, St. Mark’s Square, I have found the JW Marriot Venice Resort & Spa to be quite the stunning location. It is the ultimate luxury retreat and looks simply amazing. Be prepared to spend a lot more, then you usually would on a room. Venice is not a budget-friendly travel destination by any means. If you want to have somewhat of a decent, comfortable and stylish room in central Venice, you will need to pay for it.
Hotel Review: Palazzetto Madonna
// THE LOCATION
Right by a quiet little canal in San Polo, but still in the heart of Venice. All the sights, like St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge, are still close enough to walk yet you are far enough away from the touristy hustle & bustle and can enjoy quiet evenings.
The Hotel is quite small and only has a handful of rooms and every single one is styled in a different color scheme with lots of attention to detail. Fresh orchids were everywhere and my personal highlight: a mirror that turns into a TV. You seriously feel like you are in a stylish old palace with lots of old Venetian charm. We had booked a Superior room, which was overlooking a little canal and was extremely spacious. We even had a little hallway area with a closet and a separate big bedroom with extremely high ceilings and a little couch. Another plus: the luxurious bathroom! If you ask me a bathroom can be such a dealbreaker, even if the rest os the room might be nice if the bath is bad, everything feels dingy. This one was quite the contrary – a big walk in shower, a BD, a big powerful blow dryer (a must for longhaired girls :D) and lots of natural light – we even had another TV in the bathroom – it might have been the most beautiful bathroom I have ever been in, in a hotel!
If you have ever been to Italy, you will know that Italians aren’t really breakfast people. I have actually been to hotels in the past, were all that was offered, was espresso and a piece of cake. Not ideal for a day of exploring a new city. At Palazetto Madonna, the breakfast buffet was actually quite good and they offered a variety of foods: oh so delicious croissants, eggs, waffles, muesli, fresh fruit etc. They also have a big coffee machine in the breakfast area where you can grab lattes, espressos and so on. All in all, we were quite happy with the food!
We had a little bit of a hiccup service-wise when we first arrived at the Hotel, to be completely honest with you. We were taken to our room and when the guy opened the door, he realized our room wasn’t cleaned. He seemed to be very confused and so were we – it was dinner time and we had a long day of traveling behind us. He went down to the reception again, returned and asked us if it would be ok for us to go out for dinner and they will prepare the room in the meantime. It wasn’t a big deal to us, so we left – my boyfriend joked “this is nothing a bottle of wine can’t fix”, hinting at our guy and we went for dinner. When we came back, a clean room and a bottle of bubbly awaited us, which was nice. An apology from the manager would have been adequate if you ask me, but we were still very happy all in all with our stay. All the staff was very friendly, so there are definitely no complaints there – mistakes can happen!
// VALUE FOR MONEY
If you want a budget friendly vacation, you might want to reconsider Venice as your travel destination, because all of the hotels, in general, are more expensive than in other cities. Compared to prices for other hotels, this one wasn’t by any means cheap, but it was still in our budget and overall we were pleased with the value for money. The hotel is gorgeous and we would say the price was adequate for what you get!
To sum everything up in a few short words – we were very happy with our stay at Palazetto Madonna and can definitely recommend it!