We had a lovely time.
The staff were wonderful. Really wonderful.
Very friendly, helpful, attentive but not pushy.
The hotel was beautifully decorated, the bed very comfortable, the room was lovely and clean, and everything was in good working order.
The ceiling in the reception was stunning.
If I was going to Venice again tomorrow I would definitely stay here and would have no hesitation in recommending the hotel to a friend.
On entering the main hotel, you see a fantastic charming old style Venetian building. You are then told your room is in the annex.
OK not an issue until you realise it is 100M away and the porter takes your cases. No WiFi here.
I stayed in an upstairs room which had a vault wood beam ceiling but no view and a little noisy from the main road into Venice. My colleague stayed in the downstairs room which had steel beams in the ceiling and didn't look as attractive.
Hopefully most of these little issues will be resolved with the building of the new extension?
It is a great small hotel, easy to get to from the Train station via the Vaporeto. Close enough location to get to the main attractions in Venice without having to be in the middle of St Mark square multitude. Love our room, spotless, comfortable, great bathroom and wonderful breakfast. Hotel staff went out of their way to help you, very courteous. We will definitely be coming back soon!
"Convenient to S Lucia train station and direct bus"
We were flying back through Venice from a northern Italy holiday and decided to overnight to see some sites. The Carlton Capri was well priced and near the train station. The desk clerk was helpful with directing us to the most direct bus to the Marco Polo Airport and the porter was very helpful. The room was a bit tight (my wife and I are small to mid-sized) but the bed was comfortable, the a/c worked, the bathroom was clean, and the wifi easy. Breakfast was alright, though the pineapple juice looked past its prime. For a quick overnight with helpful staff and easy access to transport, I'd recommend the Carlton Capri.
I spent a wonderful 3 days there. This small hotel is close to San Marco and Rialto bridge but is away from the main tourist crowds. Yes, there are no lifts but as an overweight nearly 70 year old I managed the climb to the top floor to my small but perfectly formed room (an excuse to eat another delicious pastry at breakfast). Where else would I have a Murano glass chandelier, fabric covered walls and gilded princess bed while still having all the mod cons?
This hotel was built in 1300 so you can't expect huge rooms and lifts. The breakfast included both hot and cold food and was very adequate considering the reasonable price of the hotel- I was able to enjoy it out on the small balcony on two days. Once I had a general idea of where the Rialto Bridge and San Marco were I used the signs and arrows on the buildings to find my way rather than being focussed on a map. Thus you I ended up finding 'hidden treasurers' of buildings and places. Expect to 'get lost' frequently but use the Rialto Bridge or San Stae as the land marks nearest to the hotel. The staff were all smiling and helpful and contributed to the atmosphere calm tradition.
Good rate compared to other Venice hotels. Small, intimate property just 10 minutes walk from train station. After negotiating Scalzi bridge (used a porter for heavy luggage) we were a 5 minute walk away. Conversely, we were 10 minutes away from vaporetto stops and therefore had easy access to the city. Decent walking distance to Rialto/San Marco and all in between. (note: Daily pass on vaporetto is a cheap way to see the more distant sights. We rode line #2 from end to end and enjoyed seeing a good portion of the Grand Canal)
On future visits to Venice we'll definitely stay here.
Hotel San Simeon Ai due Fanali lies in the centre of Venice, in the Sestiere S. Croce area. Facing the Campo San Simeon …More
At the start of the Grand Canal, Santa Croce is set immediately across from the bus station and railway station. It is a peaceful quarter adjacent to, but largely unaffected by the visitor hubbub. The picturesque Ponte degli Scalzi is a great place for watching the busy canal traffic and there are many fines churches to explore off the beaten tourist track. The Rialto Bridge is only a 10-minute walk or boat ride away.