Many visitors to Venice will opt to stay in Mestre in order to save costs, but you will miss the romantic charm of the island during the evening in order to get back to your accommodation. Venice is the perfect getaway destination for newlyweds and it’s ideal to explore the island in the early morning and in the evening when many of the tourists are staying in other towns nearby.
We made our way from the mestre to Venice Station and after about 30 minutes walking we arrived in Dorsoduro, the area in which the Ca Mara Adele Hotel was located; one of the six suburbs of Venice. The hotel was furnished with a typical Venetian style of the ‘700, with elegant furniture and classic tapestry. I present to you: an amazing getaway for couples.
It’s not a surprise that the hotel received many awards and prizes since 2011. Even this year (2015) it was nominated “Best for Romance” by Condé Nast Johansens. It was in fact the most romantic hotel we have ever stayed in.
The decor of the hotel is calming, comforting, and classy. Exactly what you would expect from a Venetian hotel. The only drawback was that there was no elevator, but for us this was not a problem. Most of our communication went through Alessio, whom was very polite and welcoming.
Check-in was smooth and we were given a few glasses of Champagne while we relaxed in a posh lounge, the WiFi (+bubbles) complimentary and the internet was fast throughout the hotel. Our room was well-appointed and pure bliss as it has a lovely view from it’s four windows, it was almost a panoramic view and we could see in multiple directions: East, South and West. The bed was cozy, comfy and included fluffy pillows. Overall the room was very intimate and stylish.
Staying at the hotel is like living in a museum, as an added benefit, the moment you leave the hotel you walk into an open-air museum as it is situated right in front of the Santa Maria della Salute. A monumental 17th century basilica and it’s strikingly beautiful.
There are so many small bridges in Venice with a view on flowers and gondolas in the water. It was a pleasure to explore the cities hidden treasures during our stay.
The hotel also has it’s own water entrance (and very easy to get to San Marco) and during our stay we were able to snap some lovely photos of the square with blue skies.
There’s no restaurant but there are many options for breakfast (you can even have it in the room). We opted to eat our breakfast next to our room, on the roof terrace during the morning.
We would like to note that if you do decide to stay in the Mestre then find a place with a view on the magnificent island. But the only way to get the complete “Venice experience” is to stay in a hotel such as Ca Maria Adele.
We thought our room was beautiful, if you decide to book the Ca Mara Adele then get in touch with them and book the room that fits your style the most. They have an amazing selection of differently styled rooms. We thought it was a great idea to have ‘concept’ rooms. The interior was designed by Alessio and Nicola, you can find out more about their interior design brand at www.camariaadele.it.
Our stay felt very exclusive; mainly due to the outstanding service of the staff, the design and location. It was very private and romantic, we would definately stay here again. With personalised service this attentive, the price doesn’t feel unreasonable.