May 01 2008
Susan and Mike Hamann (USA)
Period of stay: April 17-20, 2008
We stayed at Locanda di Orsaria during the first leg of our 3 city tour in Italy. The location was great because it was away from the noise and near the train station, which was very convenient when we left for Florence.
We had originally wanted a room on the Grand Canal but were glad we stayed tucked away in our cozy B&B instead - the canal noise would have kept us up all night.
The B&B is nice and the staff is helpful and friendly. The room we stayed in was perfect for a good night's sleep and a warm shower in the morning. The water pressure was better than ours at home and the bed reminded us of our tempur pedic.
Breakfast hit the spot. The owner greeted us every morning and served up the best foamy cappucinos! He was a bright spot in the day - always smiling and making us feel welcome. We also enjoyed delicious fruit cocktail, cereal, and wonderful pastries.
The front desk staff (Sabrina and Sara) was very helpful. When we asked about tours, they printed off times/maps/etc and also advised on the best means of transportation and the weather forecast.
After 3 days in Venice, we concluded that we had selected the right B&B and that we should have planned to stay longer!
Susan And Mike Hamann (USA)