The New Venice Apartments enjoys a central location in Venice , in the suggestive area of Santa Croce, within short walking distance from the Santa Lucia train station, important monuments and countless shops and restaurants.
Very nice new apartments. Clean and well appointed. Very difficult to find after dark (impossible without help) and there is no one to meet you after 10 pm, which really is not a good thing. No ammenities or personal touches, which was disappointing. No coffee, sugar, salt, pepper, nothing--and two of the tiniest packets of shampoo I have ever seen were all that was in the bathroom. If the hosts work on the personal touches and providing at least basics in the kitchen, it would be a great rental, however, at this point, it needs attention. Also, the host only meets you between 10 and 11 (was always close to 11) the first day to charge you the guest tax and get your ID, and the day of check out. In my opinion, time is short on vacation, and waiting around until almost noon, or having to come all the way back is not a good thing. The schedule should work for the GUEST. Overall, the property is nice, but the service and attention to detail is severely lacking. Even when we were lost at 11 pm (for over an hour) trying to find the apartment, the live telephone instructions were wrong. We only found it because a local heard us lamenting and came to our rescue. there was no offer by the host to come and meet us to help us find our way, and we were dragging lots of luggage. It was not a good start. Lots of potential, but no hospitality that I have so enjoyed with most other Airbnb hosts. We actually never met Laura, or spoke with her--only a man who works for her.
Conveniently located close to the train station so you don't need to walk far with luggage. Bright, clean and modern suite in a private courtyard with PIN entrance. Exactly as pictured. As Venice is not so big nowhere is far from wherever you are. There's a supermarket 10 seconds away and a host of eateries nearby. Laura was very easy to communicate with and pleasant when we met her. If you do happen to get tired of Venice I would recommend a day trip to Padova.
the listing was very accurate. We had no trouble finding the apartment but we needed better instructions for meeting the representative. We waited outside the gate for approx 20 minutes thinking we would meet someone there. In the end Marta heard us and came out. Everything was perfecr after that!
We had a great stay at Laura's apartment, it is really close to the train station so you don't have to carry your bags too far at all to get there, the location is close to the a main street and the ferries but also very quiet and peaceful at night. The apartment itself is all very modern and new, quite large and spacious as well for a one bedroom apartment. The Rialto Bridge and St. Marks are only a 15 minute walk away or anywhere in Venice is easy to access by ferry instead though we really enjoyed walking and exploring all the canals throughout Venice. We had a great time in Venice and would definitely stay here again next time we visit. Thanks Laura!
The apartment was conveniently located near the train station, approximately 7-8 minute walk away, without luggage. If you're carrying a suitcase, please note that you need to cross a fairly wide/tall bridge. The apartment is clean and well kept. It has all functional requirements of a B&B. It's also close to a convenience store which sells you whatever you need for a short stay. It even has fresh bread. What was really good for us was that it was in a secluded-gated compound. It was private and quiet - unlike some of the hotels along the main streets of Venice. So you can expect peace and quiet, and no drunk or rowdy people along the streets. One other thing to note - if it's your first time in Venice and/or are generally bad at navigating (or following instructions ;) - it's best if you contact Laura to get someone to meet you and bring you to the apartment. If you're worried you can't find the place, fret not as the entrance is along a canal, so you'll get it after one or two tries. Location wise, it's not inconvenient - close to the main Grand Canal (Ferrovia Station) where you can hop on/off any of the water taxis. You can also walk 20-25 mins to Rialto area. If we ever come back to Venice, we'll definitely consider it again.