by Morgan Agesen
We encourage families to consider a stay at this cozy little hotel. Amenities at Ca’ Maria Callas in the heart of Venice, Italy include air conditioning to stay cool throughout the sometimes warm nights, heating to stay warm throughout the sometimes cool nights, private bathrooms to freshen up before and after your endless adventures, hair dryers, flat screen televisions to stay entertained, and free Wi-Fi to stay connected throughout your travels. All rooms overlook the canals, as well, where you will often see gondolas floating along.
Our Editor Loves
- Free Wi-Fi
- Rooms overlooking the canals
- Centrally located
- Free Wi-Fi
Everything you read about Ca’Maria Callas is true - the fantastic location, elegant rooms, helpful and friendly employees, great breakfast, and magical atmosphere created by the church bells and singing gondoliers passing by your window on the picturesque canal beneath.
We arrived late so nobody was on duty at this time. However, clear instructions had kindly been sent to us via phone by Chiara so this was not a problem. We did not get the actual room I’d seen online with small balcony - but I soon realised that this was because we’d been given a newly refurbished one. This was the occasion of my 60th birthday, and thoughtful touches such as this and the complimentary gift received were both surprising and greatly appreciated. (Note: For the info of any older guests, I have been remiss in not taking photos inside, but would just point out that the bedroom of this particular room was quite dark and there was a fairly steep staircase leading to the bathroom above).
The bed was extremely comfortable and WiFi very efficient, whilst the bathroom upstairs was clean, lovely and light, modern, and well equipped - and it too overlooked the canal, which I had not anticipated so this was an added bonus! Breakfasts were substantial and delicious and the waitresses warm and friendly. Unfortunately, I have mislaid the name of the young man on Reception, but he was exceptional. Absolutely nothing was too much trouble for him, and he made everything so easy when answering our questions with a smile. He also recommended a great spot for hiring a gondolier for my special birthday gondola ride, which was just perfect!
This property really does have something special in my opinion - you feel instantly at home in this traditional building with its internal courtyard, downstairs door opening directly onto a canal, and warm hospitality. Despite being in the San Marco area within such easy walking distance of vaporetto stops and lively restaurants and bars, its quiet and peaceful location tucked away behind La Fenice Theatre is such that it makes you feel as if you’re in the very heart of am authentic local area of Venice!
Loved this place, and the service/staff was top-notch! This was our first time in Venice, so we were afraid it would be hard to find, but we were able to find it and self check-in was easy (we arrived fairly late in the evening). There's no lift, but I've heard that's common in Venice. The views of the surrounding canals were amazing and the room was spacious, air-conditioned and very comfortable. We walked all over Venice, and this was a great location for rest stops during the day/night. Breakfast was served in a shared dining area on our floor, so we were able to meet other travelers and get tips/details from those who'd already spent time in Venice, and the breakfast options were as good as we saw at any hotel in our travels around Italy.
In addition to a great location and well-appointed rooms, the staff was very gracious and helpful throughout our stay - we can't thank them enough for making us feel so welcome. A great experience, all around.