Friendly, welcoming and grand
What a lovely warm and welcoming hotel! Set in a historic building, previously an Abbey, we were totally blown away to walk into not just a room but an amazing modern suite with a high ceilings and a LOT of charm. The room was huge and accommodated our family of four well beyond expectations. Beautifully furnished and decorated with many mood light settings and even a stone style bath in the master room. Everything was so clean and all the staff were so friendly and welcoming that we felt right at home from the moment of our arrival. A bar and coffee machine in the large but cozy foyer area allowed a pleasant place to sit and drink coffee after exploring Venice on foot. Location was brilliant being only 5 minutes walk from the train station. Although a little further from the well known attractions of Venice, there is always a surprise around every corner so walking to these just added to the adventure of exploring anyway and was not an issue for us. I only have one criticism in that the mattress on the bed was very hard but that comes down to personal preference and is not necessarily a bad thing. Having visited Venice once before, I have to admit I had low expectations for our accommodation in terms of size, cleanliness and amenities but this place really blew me away!!! I cannot recommend it enough to anyone who has the opportunity to visit this beautiful and unique city. Thank you to all the staff at Hotel Abbazia - you made our stay wonderful and memorable.