REVIEW | Hotel Casanova in Venice, Italy

Steve and I stayed one night in Venice. We chose Hotel Casanova near Piazza San Marco.

As we arrived by Trenitalia Frecciarossa from Florence at Venezia Santa Lucia we hadn’t decided yet how to get to the hotel. We had three options: on foot, with a vaporetto or waterbus or with a watertaxi. Fortunately the vaporetto was straightforward enough.

We were very lucky Hotel Casanova is only two corners away from the bus stop. Apple Maps calls it San Marco Vallaresso but I don’t remember being named like that.

Anyway, the hotel is easy to find.


Check-in wasn’t utterly friendly but efficient enough. We received a real key and went up by lift to our room. The interior design of the hotel is kitch and camp and tacky. But it fits Venice, I suppose.


The interior design made me think of Rondo Veneziano. The image fits.

The room

The room is small and the dark colours, the wallpaper and dim light give it an even smaller feel. We had one not too large two-persons bed.

The bathroom was by contrast large, with a decent shower. The toilet flush was not behind the toilet seat but on the side. Very odd.

No tea or coffee making facilities.


Venice is in Italy so never expect too much for breakfast. Yet there were all the options you expect: English breakfast items, coffee and tea, yoghurts, cereals, meets and cheeses, bread and fruit. Unfortunately the fruit came out of tin cans.

Bottom line?

A short review for a short stay. Venice is not a destination you go to enjoy the hotel. So for the sake of having enough comfort, luxury and for being on a prime location, Hotel Casanova is a more than decent choice.

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