You will be supplied with comprehensive instructions for attaining this locanda — and you will need them. Incredibly fundamental, it is correct by St Mark’s, but entered from a well hidden courtyard with higher iron gates: handy but very personal. Rooms facing on to the gondola-hub in bacino Orseolo aren’t as silent as others.
Design & personality
The boutique Orseolo is Venetian-plush with no thick or stereotyped: with glossy timber panelling and a dark reddish color scheme throughout, it is enlivened with lively murals referencing Venice’s commedia dell’arte theater tradition.
Service & facilities
That is what brings people back again and again to the family-run location. Anticipate the super-friendly but discreet staff to greet you by name when you arrive. Your every enquiry and ask will be fulfilled immediately, and dining and sight-seeing recommendations can always be depended on.
The 12 beautifully comfy rooms have rich red curtains, baldachins, muralled walls and tasteful furniture. If you are a light sleeper, you may want to get around the singing gondoliers under the rio Orseolo chambers; the opinion out of them, however, is much more scenic than that of those courtyard-facing rooms. Be aware that there isn’t any lift.
Food & beverage
The superb breakfast, served at a fairly canal-facing area, will set up you well for your day – particularly in the event that you indulge at the house-speciality crepes that are piled up on the place.
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