Overpriced ($400 USD/night for a basic room) but awesome room with no view. Awesome hotel and overall experience. For that price it had better be.
I love that they bring continental breakfast on a tray with good coffee in the morning and the guy who brought it was a cutie.
They have turndown service which includes a floor mat. (I don't get the floor mat. Do people care about that?) (In fact, I don't get turndown service - its that a little old-fashioned? Do we really need that?)
Bed was comfortable and clean and they have nice thick bathrobes.
Room was small but I'm from Manhattan so its not an issue for me. Room had a crappy view, onto a roof in the middle of the hotel. But I had the cheapest room so I didn't ask for a better view. I should have. I only slept in the room though so I didn't really care.
Staff was all nice and friendly and helpful except when I checked out it was just like OK you're set. I was expecting more of the usual uber friendliness.
I had to leave really early my last morning before the kitchen opened but they arranged to bring me a breakfast with what was available at that time which was fine.
The decor of the lobby and hotel in general is fabulous chic Architectural Digest material - current and tasteful.
They have a computer in the lobby you can buy time to use to check your email. I didn't ask if they have 'net access in the rooms because I didn't have my computer with me.
I stayed there because it was a last minute weekend trip I did solo and I wanted to stay somewhere central and nice and safe (and the Bauer was booked). Next time though, I won't mind staying in the outskirts of Venice. Such an awesome little city. I will definitely go back for longer. I'd stay at the Hotel Monaco again if someone else pays for it. Oh and its next to the streets with the highest high end shops in the city, so part of that $400/night is for location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal are just a few steps from the famous St. Marks Square, ideal for guests who want to immerse themselves, inside the Venetian lifestyle. The 92 guest rooms including 7 suites overlooking the Grand Canal, are all elegantly decorated. Baroque and minimalism meet up in a perfect harmony. In the Grand Canal Terrace Restaurant which overlooks the Grand Canal, the guest can admire a majestic views and enjoy freshness of seafood and vegetable that are so essential to local specialities. In this top class ambience you really feel almost at home. The events section of the Hotel is realised in the recent adjoined Palazzo Dandolo, which became famous as the world’s first Casino. Today it is a very special space for events like Weddings, Gala Dinner, Conferences and Meetings from 10 to 600 guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Monaco And Grand Canal
- Hotel Monaco Grand Canal
- Monaco Grand Canal Hotel
- Monaco Hotel Venice