Fabulous modern apartment in the heart of Venice
The first thing to say is that The Lion's House is in an absolutely fantastic location. For Venice first timers like us, who did not know the city layout, to find ourselves 3 or 4 minutes' walk from the Rialto and less than 10 from St Mark's Square was perfect. We were met at the airport boat bus stop by friendly Marco, who led us the few moments' walk to the flat and offered suggestions for local recommended restaurants, the nearest supermarket etc. Up a few stairs to the first floor,the apartment itself has 2 bedrooms; one a decently sized double (for a city flat) and the second a smallish twin, but fine for children. My younger daughter's bed actually turned out to be a camp bed - not noticeable for a 10 year old - so perhaps this is sometimes marketed as a single room. It was a little on the dark side, facing out onto a typical Venetian tall, narrow side street but was all painted white and with a reasonable wardrobe. The larger room faced into the more main street, but as this is pedestrian there was obviously no traffic noise and is any case the whole apartment has very effective double glazing which renders it almost silent at night in spite of any sounds outside. Both bedrooms were lit only by lamps, which made them a little dark. The kitchen doubles as the sitting room and is well equipped for a holiday stay; juicer, oven, microwave, fridge etc. Not huge, but absolutely fine for 2 adults and 2 children. Although it does technically have Sky, most is Italian only, so don't depend on the telly if you want a quiet evening in one night! Everything is white, but there are gorgeous feature beams in all rooms. All in all, a stylish, central pad offering great value, and a really friendly host. We would all highly recommend and definitely stay in the same place again.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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