The small hotel
The hotel is beautiful and very nice
Very friendly and efficient staff. Very beautiful building. Easy walking distance to city centre.
Rather too warm in the bedrooms.
The hotel location provided nearby access to a part of Venice with a residential feeling while still being fairly close to the vaporetto stop.
Way overpriced-- even for Venice. Everything was skimpy and shabby from the breakfast to the towels to the lobby furniture. Over a 5 week trip covering 12 cities in Europe, this was the highest price we paid for a hotel and yet it was the shabbiest hotel with the fewest amenities.
Very high quality, great reception + staff
Once in the hotel - which is appropriately priced, everything was too expensive. For example tea & coffee, drinks food. It simply does not represent value for money and these prices reflected the hotel's expectation that if we paid a lot for the room, we'd pay a lot for basic food & drink. Because of this, we won't return.
room too small for two people.
There was a nice àuthententic descrete professional ` feel` about the hotel although a bit dusty. Fresh flowers everyday in the reception and just one single smile from the personal would have made a great difference.
The entrance is dark and dusty with old Londoner chairs, so old you can not sit in them. The breakfast was very poor, bread that was dry (one each´) and on good days a crossaint to share, no fresch fruit, no nice new baked bread, no cheese. We chose to go to a bar afterwards to have a real breakfast. In our hotel room (very very small on top floor) we did not have pressure on the shower water two days. No desk in room so you could do a bit of work. The hotel entrance space itself could be made so nice dooing a few things like a little more lighting in ceiling, new furniture, fresch flowers. Main space at top floor was nice to look at although tapestry (fake) frescoes in cieling. Nice window to the canal - this could have been a nice place in the evenings to sit and have a chat if it was furnished in a lees monumental and more comfortable way. It was like the hotel was something once but they have fogotten to be present in a modern world.
Position was very good. Room was acceptable.
Very rude and unfriendly staff. Dirty bathroom. Dirty reception areas. Dangerous (and dirty) steps to first floor.
The staff's friendliness and the location.
Wireless internet would be nice. I would have liked more selection at breakfast.
With a stay at Hotel Pausania in Venice (Dorsoduro), you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Grand Canal and Ca' Foscari University of Venice. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a computer station, and express check-in.