Charming House iQs0.0 out of 5.0
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Charming House was the perfect Venetian home away from home. Close to everything but quiet and luxurious. A perfect blend of modern design in a historic building. The hostess went above and beyond with recommendations and to make sure we had the best experience.
I opted not to do Airbnb for my trip to Italy because it was my first time in Italy and felt as if I wanted the guidance of a concierge. To my surprise IQs Charming House was not a hotel but rather apartments with concierge services and daily housekeeping. My fault, I didn't read enough. I quickly choose IQs Charming House based on the pictures and reviews. Although the decor is modern, I felt like the decor and furniture has had its time and needs a refresh. I'm sure when it was new, it was fabulous but it appears everything is exactly the same as when they first opened. I believe it opened in 2005 but can't confirm. Just like any hotel, after 10 years +, furnishing, carpeting, paint would need to be refreshed from the normal wear and tear a hotel would go through. The pictures look amazing and I'm sure it was beautiful back in 2005. That would be my suggestion. Something to consider is it's distance and whether they have their own dock. The location is great considering everything is close walking distance yet far away enough that it is nice and quiet at night. They have their own dock so taking a water taxi directly to the location instead of lugging your luggage through the streets is beneficial. IQs Charming House arranged our water taxi (3rd party which was a little bit more expensive but not by much). From the train station, the cost was 80 euro. They also arranged for our water taxi and short cab ride for our departure to the airport. The cost was 170 euro. Apparently higher because it was at 5am. Not sure what it would've cost had it been during the day. So distance and departure times should be a consideration. If I were to have done this Italy trip again, I probably wouldn't leave from Venice. Although this place is an apartment, there is one person there from 8:30 am to about 3:30 pm. Also just a call away from the hotel. That's all I really needed after I thought about it. The staff was incredible. Upon arrival, they sat down with you to go through a map to show you all the sights and restaurants. They offered making reservations and excursions for you. A good to know is they offer to have someone bring you to Murano free of charge. You only need to find your way back. We didn't take advantage of this because I had already booked a boat trip prior to arriving. Then she took us on a tour of the apartment. There are only 3 apartments so they take their time with you to make sure you don't have questions and making sure everything is good. If you think about the ratio of 3:1 (client to service), it's quite impressive. It was evident their goal was to make you feel good about your stay. There is no restaurant so they can't offer you a breakfast like a hotel can but they do bring you perfect croissants in the morning. They make sure you're check-in and check-out is as seamless and easy as possible. Even if that means you are leaving at 5 in the morning like we did. They had someone from the Charming House hotel come to help with our baggage and ensure our water taxi arrives when they've booked it. That shows you the quality of service considering the hotel is over 2 km away. Hope this helps!
From the moment we booked Silvia and Tania were absolutely brilliant ! We went with our 18 year old daughter and the accommodation at IQS was absolutely perfect for us. Two lovely sized double rooms each with separate bathrooms a small kitchen area and sitting room. Windows overlooking the adjoining canals. The girls booked a fab transfer from the airport and we arrived in style to the hotels front steps. Great tea and coffee making facilities and a lovely bottle of prossecco to greet us on arrival, along with delicious pastries. Each morning we popped our head around the door to be handed a tray of freshly baked croissants for breakfast. The girls had some brilliant restaurant recommendations and assisted us in making reservations. The rooms and bathrooms were cleaned daily and all kept absolutely spotlessly. Location was fantastic 5/10 minutes from st marks square and 10/15 from the Rialto bridge. Would definitely recommend this residence for your stay in Venice..
We stayed in a very nice apartment which was ideal for our family of 4. The staff were very attentive and helpful to us every day. The location is fabulous with a 5 minute walk to St Marks square in one direction and 5 mins to the Rialto in the other
I recently completed a 3 night trip to Venice staying at IQs Charming House with my wife and three young children. It was an absolute pleasure to stay there with the house clean and well presented and a fabulous concierge service provided by Tania. It was exactly what we wanted from Venice. The house is safe and conveniently located. Tania asked us what we wanted to do each day, booked restaurants and arranged maps with clear instructions for each excursion. She even organised delicious Italian Pastries and Cappucino's each day at no cost to us, which was a real treat. I have no hesitation in recommending this apartment for a family trip to Venice. My only criticism as such was that the pillows were a little hard but I soon got used to them.
Both the accommodation and the location were on par with best anywhere we have stayed in the world. Stylish and spacious and the most gracious and helpful of hosts Tania. We were brought fresh croissants from a local bakery every morning, view onto the canal with Gondolas drifting past all day. Only a 5 minute walk to St. Marks Square and the Rialto bridge. It don't get a whole lot better than that! If you go to Venice and want to spoil yourself then IQs Charming House is the place to go! Thank you Tania. Sven & Signe from Canberra
We had a fantastic stay at the iQs Charming House. We stayed in the iQs suite which is a large, luxurious, very comfortable, and chic-ly furnished suite. We arrived late at night so the hotel kindly organised a private water taxi to get us from the train station to the hotel (with hindsight, we probably wouldn't have been able to find the hotel on our own in the middle of the night, given the maze like nature of Venice). We felt like we were in a Bond movie! Jumping into a private, luxury boat and speeding to iQs's private pontoon, then stepping out into the hidden, luxury hotel that is iQs. The staff are incredibly helpful and friendly. They booked a fantastic local restaurant for our first night (we arrived at 9.30pm, so needed a good place that was open late - and they certainly delivered). The hotel is real well located, it is right on the side of a canal and, because it is unmarked on the outside, you feel like a local Venetian as the tourists meander past. The hotel is not on the main tourist trail - keeping it nice and quiet - but it is a very short walk to Ponte di Rialto and St Mark's square, so all the main sights and some very handy boat stops are all nearby. In summary, iQs is a fantastic place to stay - I highly recommend it for a romantic stay and I'll definitely come here again if I return to Venice!
I always wanted to stay at the IQs but it never worked out till last weekend. And we were not disappointed. Very friendly and helpful staff and great recommendations. The location of IQs is great, close to San Marco but in a very quiet area. We loved the apartment and it's design, and the bottle of Prosecco in the room was an unexpected extra. We will definitely come back here.
You really feel like you're living like a local while you're at iQs father than being yet another tourist. The staff were INCREDIBLE! Seriously, they couldn't do enough for you. Very highly recommended.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at The Charming House. We found the area very convenient and the help outstanding. We had a 2 bedroom apartment with a living area. We arranged a water taxi through the property and it was so convenient. Would come back to this property again!
Located in Castello, Charming House iQs is within a 5-minute walk of popular attractions such as St. Mark's Basilica and St Mark's Campanile. Each of the 3 rooms at this property includes a kitchenette, an MP3 dock, and a sofa bed. Centrally located in Venice, the property is also a short walk from Doge's Palace and Rialto Bridge.
All 3 individually decorated accommodations feature kitchenettes and space to spread out with separate bedrooms. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and DVD players. Beds sport Frette Italian sheets and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include MP3 docks, sofa beds, and coffee makers.
Guests of Charming House iQs enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a library, and express check-in. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle for a fee (available 24 hours), as well as a train station shuttle. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with concierge services and securing valuables. This property also has express check-out.
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94% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 277 reviews