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Antica Casa Carettoni

3.0 out of 5.0

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We arrived under a 100 degree weather to find a closet (however they called it a room for 2 with a public bathroom) with bunk beds (a mattress close to the floor under another one suspended by scary pipes). When we asked about the air conditioning we were told that "we keep it hot to conserve the energy of the world". The blankets were dirty and the staff pretentious to say the least. We left and found a beautiful small hotel around the corner where we had a clean air conditioned room with a private bathroom for the same price.

Wasn't sure what to expect since I reserved over the internet. And it was located on the main drag. But was surprisingly quiet. Clean. The woman at the front desk was quite nice and helpful. Would definitily stay here again.

hotel is a few hundred feet from the train station, which made getting there easy. nice walk to just about anywhere you'd want to go - venice is small enough that you can walk anywhere and everywhere. staff was nice, multilingual and welcoming. room was tiny, but functional, and most importantly, clean. windows opened out to the main street, which could get a but noisy, but nothing that you can't sleep through.

The pictures of this hotel looked very homely and quaint, so I booked for two nights. I was disappointed from the first few minutes there. I can understand that space is limited in Venice and elevators are a luxury BUT, we were traveling with about 60 - 70 lb. trunks of luggage each and the first thing we see is a flight of stairs. It would have been nice to have a bell hop assist us up those stairs, but there isn't one. There was only one girl at the reception desk. So we had to haul our luggage up not one, but THREE flights of stairs to get to our room, and some people had rooms above us! Oh, and our room! Tiny! We didn't even have room for both of us to open our luggage, we had to take turns. Also, the hotel website says its a short walk to St. Mark's square, but not really. It's a fair walk for a young person, but if you are old, I'd say take the water taxi even though it'll take a while. It was however, very close to the train station as advertised. The biggest kicker though was their breakfast. It's only from 8 to 930, and I got there around 840, and most all the food was gone and there was no attempt to replenish any of it. Empty platters of who knows what was on there were on the bar area. I even had to clear my own table because they were all dirty and no one was cleaning up. Pretty much the only thing left to eat was a couple pastries and corn flakes. Compared to all the other included breakfasts we have had on our trip so far, this was the worst breakfast by far! I didn't even bother to wake up early the next morning for it. The cherry on top was that my husband threw his back out getting the luggage down the stairs and we still had to take trains to our next stop. Wouldn't come back to this hotel if you paid me.

The staff at this hotel was extremely friendly and helpful, breakfast was good, hotel was clean. Room was as advertised. Keep in mind that rooms can be noisy due to central location, also smelled of cigarettes. Can't beat location if you are arriving by train.

Hotel is in a great location, Staff was very friendly and helpful. Our room with the "French Bed" was very small for two people but nice and clean. The stairway is small but our overall experience was great.

This hotel is situated on a very touristy street, near the train station- full of energy, but it's still quiet in your room at night. The building itself is rather charming, with lovely mosaics on the floors, well-placed artwork, and an antique vibe that truly envelops you. The high point though is the great staff, especially the lady who tends to work there morning to evening. She is warm, friendly, excited, and speaks great English. Breakfast is served with a smile, and after traveling nearly 3 weeks in Europe, it was far and away the best breakfast I ever had. A number of sweet confections available, as well as croissants (with a side of nutella!), slices of meat and cheese, hard-boiled egg, and a few other items. And for the price, this place is truly a winner!

We booked this hotel because we were staying only one night at Venice and had planned to go around the city during the days. The stay at Antica Casa was perfect. There was Breakfast Buffet in the morning, Internet, TV.. more than I had expected. Moreover it was located right next to Santa Lucia Terminal and was literally 3 minutes walking distance in a very lively locality.

While in Italy I stayed in various hotels in various cities and this hotel was by far the best. It's located about 5 minutes from the train station on the main street so it's very easy to find. That said, my room was very quiet and safe. The hotel has been renovated, but it's in an old building so it has a lot of charm. My room had AC, which came in useful in the heat we experienced that week. Many of the hotels I stayed in didn't have AC or a ceiling fan and the rooms got very hot. The hotel staff were helpful enough. Italian customer service isn't quite what I'm used to, but the hotel staff were better than some. The breakfast was very nice and it's included in the price of the room. The hotel was definitely worth the price paid! Italian hotels are small, old and expensive - don't expect much from them!

We were only staying for a short time in Venice and this hotel worked out perfectly. It was a short walk from the train station, so we could drop our bags, take a shower and head out into the town. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the room was very clean and had a great view of the city from our window. Breakfast the next day was delicious. The location was perfect for what we wanted and the room was clean and the shower worked great (a good shower is sometimes hard to find in Italy). I would certainly recommend this room to a friend and I would stay ther again on any return trips to Venice.

The Good - Hotel is on the island, low cost, breakfast was ok. Coffee was great (if you like it strong). Staff speaks English. The Bad - No elevator so if you have lots of luggage, the hallways are narrow and it is a hike up to the rooms. The Ugly- A/C is NOT ON for most of the time. Computer controlled and they turn it off at night. It was REALLY HOT (at least 90 degrees)...we took 3 freezing cold showers to cool down...did not sleep at all. The rooms are older (not updated like rest of hotel), and there is a lot of broken glass on the night stand table top & lights (of course, I got cut).

Located a few steps from the main train and bus stations, this hotel has a great English-speaking concierge who really helped us discover Venice. The included breakfast was good, and the hotel is very clean and bright. The rooms are somewhat cramped. Watch out for mosquitoes! Ask for a plugin citronella device at the desk for no charge, and sleep a lot easier. The internet is a wired connection - they have cables available at the desk for free (10 euro refundable deposit). There is no wireless connection. Overall, highly recommended.

Depending on what you're looking for, this hotel is either perfect or horrible. For me as a single traveller it was perfect - not expensive, in a great, safe, central location. If you're traveling with a significant other and looking for a romantic getaway, I wouldn't recommend this place. the room is small, there were no frills (no gym, no service at the front desk, no spa, etc)

Conveniently located near the train station but if carrying a lot of luggage it's a long way! You have to check in at a different hotel down the street (not too far) and give them your key everytime you go out and pick it up when you return to the hotel. No a/c till June, it was stuffy. Rooms are very small but the bathroom was clean and sufficient. Lots of stairs to drag your luggage up, dont stay higher than the first floor! (thats 2 flights to get to) We had breakfast included but they told us we didnt and it was served in the other hotel anyway which we would not have gone to. Hotel is located on the main tourist entrance into Venice, over a restaurant/gift shops. Noisy but that's Venice.

The location of the hotel is very near the train station and transportation. It is on a busy walkway with lots of foot traffic but that was not a problem. Many small restaurants are nearby. When we arrived, a sign directed us to another hotel to check in. No staff are available in this hotel. The room was very hot but the airconditioning could not be turned on (because of government restrictions apparently?) We opened windows and then were eaten alive by mosquitos. To add insult to injury, there is no sound proofing so the neighbors who came and went between Midnight and 3:00 a.m. were intensely disturbing as they banged doors, talked loudly, and ran up and down the stairs. It was a very expensive room and no way close to a good value.

Lista di Spagna 130, Cannaregio Venice

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to St. Mary of the Friars and Ca' d'Oro
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 24-hour front desk

Antica Casa Carettoni places you in Cannaregio, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as St. Mary of the Friars and Ca' d'Oro. The 16 rooms at this 3-star hotel include refrigerators and flat-screen TVs. It's also close to Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Basilica.


Dining

For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 9:30 AM.


Rooms

Antica Casa Carettoni's 16 rooms are air-conditioned and provide refrigerators, safes, and desks. Guests can expect to find flat-screen TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.


Property features

Guests of Antica Casa Carettoni enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests.

Room options

Standard Single Room, Private Bathroom

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Queen Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Antica Casa Carettoni

Business (1) Couples (8) Family (2) Friends (2) Other (2)
1

awful!

Families

We arrived under a 100 degree weather to find a closet (however they called it a room for 2 with a public bathroom) with bunk beds (a mattress close to the floor under another one suspended by scary pipes). When we asked about the air conditioning we were told that "we keep it hot to conserve the energy of the world". The blankets were dirty and the staff pretentious to say the least. We left and found a beautiful small hotel around the corner where we had a clean air conditioned room with a private bathroom for the same price.

By on Jul 6, 2012

4

nice place

BusinessTravelers

Wasn't sure what to expect since I reserved over the internet. And it was located on the main drag. But was surprisingly quiet. Clean. The woman at the front desk was quite nice and helpful. Would definitily stay here again.

By on Nov 15, 2011

3

small, simple, clean room

Couples

hotel is a few hundred feet from the train station, which made getting there easy. nice walk to just about anywhere you'd want to go - venice is small enough that you can walk anywhere and everywhere. staff was nice, multilingual and welcoming. room was tiny, but functional, and most importantly, clean. windows opened out to the main street, which could get a but noisy, but nothing that you can't sleep through.

By on Oct 23, 2011

1

disappointed

Couples

The pictures of this hotel looked very homely and quaint, so I booked for two nights. I was disappointed from the first few minutes there. I can understand that space is limited in Venice and elevators are a luxury BUT, we were traveling with about 60 - 70 lb. trunks of luggage each and the first thing we see is a flight of stairs. It would have been nice to have a bell hop assist us up those stairs, but there isn't one. There was only one girl at the reception desk. So we had to haul our luggage up not one, but THREE flights of stairs to get to our room, and some people had rooms above us! Oh, and our room! Tiny! We didn't even have room for both of us to open our luggage, we had to take turns. Also, the hotel website says its a short walk to St. Mark's square, but not really. It's a fair walk for a young person, but if you are old, I'd say take the water taxi even though it'll take a while. It was however, very close to the train station as advertised. The biggest kicker though was their breakfast. It's only from 8 to 930, and I got there around 840, and most all the food was gone and there was no attempt to replenish any of it. Empty platters of who knows what was on there were on the bar area. I even had to clear my own table because they were all dirty and no one was cleaning up. Pretty much the only thing left to eat was a couple pastries and corn flakes. Compared to all the other included breakfasts we have had on our trip so far, this was the worst breakfast by far! I didn't even bother to wake up early the next morning for it. The cherry on top was that my husband threw his back out getting the luggage down the stairs and we still had to take trains to our next stop. Wouldn't come back to this hotel if you paid me.

By on Oct 20, 2011

3

convenient hq for exploring venice

GetawayWithFriends

The staff at this hotel was extremely friendly and helpful, breakfast was good, hotel was clean. Room was as advertised. Keep in mind that rooms can be noisy due to central location, also smelled of cigarettes. Can't beat location if you are arriving by train.

By on Oct 18, 2011

4

anniversary trip

Couples

Hotel is in a great location, Staff was very friendly and helpful. Our room with the "French Bed" was very small for two people but nice and clean. The stairway is small but our overall experience was great.

By on Oct 6, 2011

4

great staff

Couples

This hotel is situated on a very touristy street, near the train station- full of energy, but it's still quiet in your room at night. The building itself is rather charming, with lovely mosaics on the floors, well-placed artwork, and an antique vibe that truly envelops you. The high point though is the great staff, especially the lady who tends to work there morning to evening. She is warm, friendly, excited, and speaks great English. Breakfast is served with a smile, and after traveling nearly 3 weeks in Europe, it was far and away the best breakfast I ever had. A number of sweet confections available, as well as croissants (with a side of nutella!), slices of meat and cheese, hard-boiled egg, and a few other items. And for the price, this place is truly a winner!

By on Sep 1, 2011

4

nice, cosy and very good location

Couples

We booked this hotel because we were staying only one night at Venice and had planned to go around the city during the days. The stay at Antica Casa was perfect. There was Breakfast Buffet in the morning, Internet, TV.. more than I had expected. Moreover it was located right next to Santa Lucia Terminal and was literally 3 minutes walking distance in a very lively locality.

By on Jul 5, 2011

4

newly renovated hotel on main street

Singles

While in Italy I stayed in various hotels in various cities and this hotel was by far the best. It's located about 5 minutes from the train station on the main street so it's very easy to find. That said, my room was very quiet and safe. The hotel has been renovated, but it's in an old building so it has a lot of charm. My room had AC, which came in useful in the heat we experienced that week. Many of the hotels I stayed in didn't have AC or a ceiling fan and the rooms got very hot. The hotel staff were helpful enough. Italian customer service isn't quite what I'm used to, but the hotel staff were better than some. The breakfast was very nice and it's included in the price of the room. The hotel was definitely worth the price paid! Italian hotels are small, old and expensive - don't expect much from them!

By on Jun 12, 2011

4

very nice hotel, close to train station

Couples

We were only staying for a short time in Venice and this hotel worked out perfectly. It was a short walk from the train station, so we could drop our bags, take a shower and head out into the town. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the room was very clean and had a great view of the city from our window. Breakfast the next day was delicious. The location was perfect for what we wanted and the room was clean and the shower worked great (a good shower is sometimes hard to find in Italy). I would certainly recommend this room to a friend and I would stay ther again on any return trips to Venice.

By on May 31, 2011