Locanda Vivaldi Hotel Non Refundable Hotel
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Relive the magic of ancient Venice and the splendour of its lagoon in the surroundings of the Locanda Vivaldi hotel, a historic dwelling of the composer Antonio Vivaldi, that has now been completely restructured and transformed into a small and charming hotel.
Reflected in the waters of the Venice lagoon and only a short walk away from St Mark’s Square, the Locanda Vivaldi hotel offers its guests the pleasure of an exclusive stay in such a unique and unforgettable city.
This small and refined boutique hotel, a pearl in the heart of Venice of dreams, art, culture and music will surprise you with its personality and with kindness and helpfulness of its staff.
Stuccos, gildings, marbles and antique furniture will welcome you to this inn, a Venetian residence decorated according to the ancient tradition with precious fabrics, curtains, drapes, oriental carpets and illuminated by the warmest light of the blown Murano glass chandeliers.
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A Venetian Treasure!
Stay Date: 06/2017, Tim H wrote this review.
My Wife & I have just spent three nights in Venice at this hotel. We could not fault anything about the hotel. It is in a perfect location for all the best bits of Venice. It is 5 mins on foot to St Marks Square, the water taxi stop is literally jus… See more
My Wife & I have just spent three nights in Venice at this hotel. We could not fault anything about the hotel. It is in a perfect location for all the best bits of Venice. It is 5 mins on foot to St Marks Square, the water taxi stop is literally just outside the hotel giving access to all the islands and there are plenty of cafes and restaurants close by. However, I would highly recommend using the restaurant at the hotel. The food is fantastic & very reasonably priced. It also has the best view of the Grand Canal. The hotel is clean, traditionally Venetian & the service cannot be faulted. Collapse
We do not recommend this hotel
Stay Date: 06/2017, Stephen C wrote this review.
As seasoned travelers, we do not recommend this hotel. We stayed a hotel owned by the same company (Palazzo Stern). First, the manager of Palazzo Stern recommended the Locanda Vivaldi restaurant; second, the hotel has a large display case full of b… See more
As seasoned travelers, we do not recommend this hotel. We stayed a hotel owned by the same company (Palazzo Stern). First, the manager of Palazzo Stern recommended the Locanda Vivaldi restaurant; second, the hotel has a large display case full of blown glass artwork. Without context, either would not give a guest much cause for concern, but they should. As you check in, the hotel Manager will ask if he can make a dinner reservation for you at Hotel Locanda Vivaldi, and he promises to provide a complimentary water taxi (one-way only). We did have a lovely meal and enjoyed a beautiful view. The meal was expensive, which we expected, and the menu was limited. To this point, we were satisfied, but that would change the next day. The Manager also told us that Palazzo Stern offers complimentary boat rides to the island of Murano to see glass blowing factories in action. He told us it was a two hour round trip and we would also would go to another island to see linens being made, then return to the hotel. The Manager arranged for our trip to Murano on our second day in Venice. The Manager, however, left out critical details. When we arrived at the Murano boat dock, a merchant named Alvarro immediately greeted us – myself, my wife, and our two teenage daughters. He then took us in to watch blown glass being made in his store, Schiavone. After a 30 minute presentation, Alvarro then took us to his showrooms of blown glass items, ranging in cost from €500 for four wine glasses to €5000 for other items. Over the next 30 minutes, Alvarro repeatedly pressured us to buy, and propositioned that I needed to spend a substantial amount of money as a quid-pro-quo for his having shown us the glass blowing process. Only after I told him we were not interested did he tell us we would have to arrange for our own transportation off Murano Island. After paying for our own water bus, we arrived at Palazzo Stern and I spoke with the Night Manager, Mr. Andrea. After listening for a few minutes, the cold-faced Andrea said in a steely voice, “I need you to be more specific – just how did he pressure you?” As I provided further details, Andrea chuckled in a mocking way. After apologizing for chuckling, Andrea said the trips to Murano were something Palazzo Stern did to help support the Murano blown glass trades, and he promised to tell the Manager of our unfortunate experience. The next morning, I passed by the Manager three times, but he said nothing to me at all. When I brought up the coercive tactics of Alvarro, the failure to explain that we would only receive a one-way trip to Murano, and the failure to disclose the arrangement between Palazzo Stern and Schiavone, the Manager coldly explained that Palazzo Stern has an arrangement with the Murano glass blowers’ Association, that the Association pays for the water taxi, and that the Palazzo Stern believes it is wholly appropriate to take its guests to Murano in hopes that they will patronize merchants such as Schiavone. The Manager did say he would discontinue sending guests to Alvarro, but he refused to acknowledge that he and Palazzo Stern failed to inform us, as their guests, that the one-way water taxi was paid for by the Association, there would be pressure-filled expectations to make substantial blown glass purchases, and that neither Palazzo Stern nor the Association would provide return transportation, unless of course you made a substantial purchase. We later observed that Palazzo Stern is filled with blown glass made by Alvarro’s company, Schiavone. As an experienced traveler, I view Palazzo Stern’s conduct as unbecoming of a high-class hotel, and as taking advantage of its guests. Palazzo Stern chooses to conceal from its guests the close and seemingly-collusive relationship between Palazzo Stern and Schiavone. And the management of Palazzo Stern preys on its guests who place some level of trust in what is billed as a five star hotel. Suffice it to say we were deeply disappointed and would strongly recommend not patronizing Palazzo Stern. Collapse
An elegant hotel in a fantastic location.
Stay Date: 06/2017, Lizzie565 wrote this review.
The hotel was beautiful and our room was luxurious - the only thing that would have been better would have been to have a view of the lagoon, but we could easily use the roof terrace to have drinks and eat. The food was excellent and no more expensiv… See more
The hotel was beautiful and our room was luxurious - the only thing that would have been better would have been to have a view of the lagoon, but we could easily use the roof terrace to have drinks and eat. The food was excellent and no more expensive than other restaurants nearby and the views were fantastic. The breakfasts were also very good indeed. Collapse
First stop inItaly
Stay Date: 05/2017, JoanellenJ wrote this review.
This hotel was lovely. Here you will get a small boutique feel and good service. Convenient water taxi pick-up and drop off right at the back door of the hotel. Just a 3 minute walk to St. Mark's Square, 2 minutes to Bridge of Sighs and amazing vi… See more
This hotel was lovely. Here you will get a small boutique feel and good service. Convenient water taxi pick-up and drop off right at the back door of the hotel. Just a 3 minute walk to St. Mark's Square, 2 minutes to Bridge of Sighs and amazing views from hotel deck and some rooms. We had a room on the Main canal with terrific views which was partially obstructed to one side because of temporary signage on the museum next door. This did not take away from the experience. Breakfast was also very good. We would stay at this hotel again. Collapse
Our stay at the Locanda Vivaldi Hotel in Venice, Italy
Stay Date: 05/2017, Cathy W wrote this review.
My husband and I could not have been happier with our four day stay at the Locanda Vivaldi in Venice, Italy. The staff was accommodating and pleasant and always very helpful. They arranged for a limo driver to pick us up at the airport and then a wa… See more
My husband and I could not have been happier with our four day stay at the Locanda Vivaldi in Venice, Italy. The staff was accommodating and pleasant and always very helpful. They arranged for a limo driver to pick us up at the airport and then a water taxi to pick us up at their sister hotel, Santa Chiara, and deliver us to the hotel. Rosano, our water taxi driver, was friendly and enthusiastic and got the trip off to a great start! Our corner room at the hotel ( Room 106 by the way) was just lovely, with elegant decor and magnificent tall windows which provided us with wonderful, cool breezes and a view to the sights and sounds so special to this unique city. Our room looked out at the Grand Canal and a side lagoon and we were within five minutes walking distance of St. Marks and the Doge's Palace. The hotel also offers a wonderful and satisfying breakfast buffet every morning which we thoroughly enjoyed and always got our days off to a good start. The staff always made us feel special and we would definitely stay there again! Cathy and Johnnie Walker Collapse
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