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I was fortunate enough to spend Easter weekend in Venice with the mister and I can’t wait to share my trip with you! First things first, the gorgeous hotel we were staying in; not only was it in the perfect location, but the hotel itself was absolutely stunning.
We arrived mid-afternoon and were absolutely ravenous! I’m usually a big fan of trying to find restaurants that are off the beaten track but I was so hungry that I just couldn’t wait any longer (we had been travelling since 6 that morning and had only had a small snack at Gatwick), so we sat down in the glorious sunshine at the hotel restaurant and ordered our first pizzas of the trip!
Angie would be proud – I went straight for the Prosecco! That’s how I knew it was the start of the holiday. Glasses in hand we sat and enjoyed the view and the hot summer sun! Okay, so it was a bit of a tourist trap and there were tours walking past all the time as the hotel is 2 minutes from the bridge of sighs and Doge’s Palace, but hey, I was on holiday and I was enjoying myself!
I loved that the waiters were all dressed up in proper bow ties and suits, it really added to the experience.
I could have eaten a horse by this point, and so a pizza was absolutely on the cards. Classically, I went for a ham and mushroom (proscuitto e funghi) pizza whilst the mister opted for the spicy Diabolo and did our classic we’ll just share a bit of both!
But now for the main event; the room! We were fortunate enough to be staying in a junior suite and I was absolutely blown away when I saw it.
We had a gorgeous and frankly, HUGE round bed that double up as a great day sofa. As the room was on the 4th floor we were right up in the eves of the hotel some of the room was wasted space, but the designer had cleverly put mirrors all around to make the room feel even bigger.
I can’t even begin to tell you how comfy it was!
I loved that it had inbuilt cushions so you could sit up during the day and watch a little tv if you wanted.
The decor was classically Venetian and so was boldly patterned, but I have to admit that I loved it! The was even a full length mirror and two chairs in the same pattern. It really was very tastefully decorated.
We even had a little balcony which had a great view of the lagoon! Great for checking out what the weather is doing before heading out for the day.
The bathroom was also absolutely divine! We had a huge Jacuzzi bath – perfect for soothing your legs after a long day of walking (especially when I could sit and enjoy a cheeky glass of Prosecco at the same time… Ooops).
It was great to have fresh linens every day and fresh towels in the evening as well if we wanted them. Certainly made for a real treat for both of us.
As me and a few of the other ladies on the #luxtravelchat were saying the other day, really good travel minis always make for a nice addition, and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by these. I’m an old faithful to my own shampoo and conditioner so didn’t try these, but the bath salts, body wash and moisturiser were all amazing.
…However, there was a downside; the hairdryer! There was no way I could have done anything real with my hair with this thing, so I was glad I had had a blow out in London before we left and that my hair was in good condition.
Also, it was a little annoying that there was only a bath and a shower head and no space for an actual shower, but if that’s my only real complaint I think you can tell how much I loved this hotel!
On our last night we were treated to these lovely chocolates on our pillows, which I have to say I devoured immediately!
If you’re heading to Venice in the future, I highly recommend this hotel – the staff are great, you’re not going to find a hotel that’s better located (it’s right across from the Vaporetto stop) and the rooms seem absolutely stunning.
I didn’t get a chance to take photos of the breakfast as we were usually just grabbing something on the way out, but it was such a nice touch to be able to make your own freshly squeezed orange juice to have with your buffet breakfast.
I have to admit that leaving this hotel wasn’t easy – I just hope I’ll be back again someday!