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Nicholas Blair-Fish

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, german, italian

BED AND BREAKFAST beautiful canalside palazzetto. Centre of Venice

4 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms4
Property type hotel
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Santa Croce East Hotel Rental Photos and Description

Bed and breakfast. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, (Maximum four people.)

I have two bedrooms which I offer to guests on a bed and breakfast basis. Bedrooms are double or twin but single guests are also welcome. The bedrooms have air-conditioning and private or ensuite bathrooms. Guests are very welcome to use other parts of the palazzo, which include a lovely salon with a baby grand piano and also a charming courtyard garden.

Please note that this is 'bed and breakfast' accommodation. You are not renting the palazzo. Prices displayed here are in British pounds sterling (GBP), not euros. Owing to the limitations of this site only one price can be displayed which is the price for one of the rooms. You pay for each room booked. The price of rooms depends on the season, which room and the number of nights. For the full and accurate price list please contact me directly or look at my website which is shown elsewhere on this page. Additional photos and other information are also available on my website.

A simple continental breakfast (croissants, tea/coffee, cereal, fruit salad) is included and your room is cleaned daily (except Sunday). Guests can help themselves to tea and coffee at all times in the dining room for which there is no charge. Other alcoholic drinks may be charged for.

Guests wishing to be given a boat tour of the city can arrange this on arrival. There would be an additional charge for this, starting at 60 euros depending on what type and length of tour you have in mind.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Nicholas Blair-Fish (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, german, italian

About Nicholas Blair-Fish

I'm English and have lived in Venice for a number of years. I have retired recently and when I have time I paint.

Nicholas Blair-Fish purchased this hotel in 2002

Why Nicholas Blair-Fish chose Venice

Many people dream of buying a home in Venice. I was lucky to able to do so. Originally I was looking for just an apartment but I also wanted some outside space such as a garden or terrace as well as a mooring which is hard to find in Venice. This house had both.

What makes this hotel unique

Personally I love this part of Venice. It is not the most touristy but is close to the places that tourists will want to visit. You can walk almost everywhere. For me, the most important things are the garden which one certainly needs in the summer and the canal as I find it best to get around by boat; it's also incredibly well situated for getting in and out of Venice being a few minutes walk from both Piazzale Roma (cars / buses / coaches) and the train station (Santa Lucia). The grand canal is also only a few minutes walk away (vaporetto - water bus). And not least this is a genuine Venetian 'palazetto; not little flat conversion. The house is light, spacious and airy which alone is slightly unique in Venice as many houses and flats are dark and gloomy. Of course some people like the dark and gloomy gothic look!!

Reviews

4.8
based on 4 traveler reviews

BED AND BREAKFAST beautiful canalside palazzetto. Centre of Venice
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
London, Ontario, Canada
5

Love at first sight

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived at Nick's, exhausted from our journey and our walk to his home. we were delighted with what we found. Ca. Malcanton is not only beautifully located, ten minutes from the bus and water terminals, but is a historic building that has been maintained to the highest standards. Our room overlooked the canal and when we were taking pictures from a nearby bridge, other tourists were photographing the building because it is so beautiful.

Nick is a wonderful host. He allowed us such flexibility, was most welcoming and gracious. He was also a fount of knowledge and so accomodating. His continental breakfast was incredible and we still recall the taste of his chocolate croissants.

We fell in love with Venice and know that we will be contacting Nick again when we return. You should too.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Edina, MN
5

A B&B Full of History!

  • 5 of 5

Ca. Malcanton was a real treasure for two couples on our first visit to Venice. Nick was very helpful from the first communication through our short stay and we agreed with other reviewers that his photos do not do justice to the wonderful property he has developed with a very historical feel to it. We felt like locals every time we left the front door and thought the location was perfect for exploring Venice on foot and by boat. Nick was an informative and pleasurable host and even took us by boat one day to the island of Morano. One of the memorable parts of our stay was waking up to the smell of warm croissants and then enjoying them as part of a wonderful breakfast each morning. Thanks Nick!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A QUIRKY AND UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

  • 5 of 5

We were not sure what to expect when we booked our stay with Nick in his canal side palazzetto in central Venice... But gosh, when we arrived, we knew we had made a great choice. It was sheer luck that we even found the place online and booked it. The photos do not do it justice (as another reviewer previously mentioned.) It is more like a mini palace than any kind of 'bed and breakfast' offering I have had the pleasure to encounter.

Nick's Malcanton home is full of charm, antiques, marble staircases, high ceilings, beautiful paintings, richly embroidered Venetian-style curtains and silk wallpapers, not to mention how well appointed the building is with two sides overlooking the canal. The place itself is old and dripping in history, but also spotlessly clean.

Nick himself is an interesting character who gave us frank accounts of the area and what to expect, which was great. He was thankfully very flexible as to what time we wanted to eat breakfast as I am a late riser. We were even lucky enough to be brought over to the small island of Murano in his boat when he had some free time. We really appreciated this as we hadn't gotten around to riding in a gondola during our stay.

I don't know if we would have had such a great holiday if we hadn't stayed where we did. Getting around was very easy and there are at least two gorgeous restaurants within a two minute walk of Malcanton. Almost everywhere serves the same(ish) menu, so you just keep on walking until you need a coffee or a glass of prosecco and you're set.

We would highly recommend Nick's 'Bed and Breakfast' to anyone who wants a calm and relaxing holiday in an opulent setting. Venice itself has a very mellow vibe. And that is certainly true of our stay in Malcanton with our late mornings, canal side walks, chats with Nick about Venetian history and boat rides to the islands. Oh, and did I mention that there's a baby grand piano in the living room?

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

wonderful full of history and good location

  • 4 of 5

the house is full of antiques history and charm,. Photos don't do it justice. The beds are really comfortable, really clean rooms, Bathroom lovely, Owner doesn't like early starts for breakfast so try and book later tours

within walking distance of the bus, taxi terminus and a 10 min walk to vaparetto. (water bus) where u can enjoy the bus ride along the grand canal to St Marks square. There is a lovely restaurant in S.Toma square , Trattoria S.Toma,,, there is another restaurant along a canal , lovely location called La Gardiner, service was awful and the waiter conned us into buying a 28 euro bottle of wine telling us it was a house wine,, be aware of cover charge vat service charge as it adds a lot to the bill

Definitely book ur tours in advance, avoid the queues . Do the secret tour at Doges Palace ,, well worth the money and also try the walking tour and gondola ride, again interesting and a cheaper way to get a gondola ride

A visit to the islands is interesting too, Murano Burano and Torcello,,, had a fantastic long weekend ,, really recommended and enjoy it

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Marco Polo (Venice)
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Santa Lucia
Nearest Beach
4 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Ca. Malcanton is a fully renovated and listed c15 palazzetto which has been restored to the highest standards. It is ideally situated for visitors to Venice being a short walk from Piazale Roma (the main arrival point) and also a few minutes from the vaporetto stop San Tomå on the Grand Canal the main waterway though Venice. Close to the Frari Church and Scuola San Rocco it is in the historic heart of Venice. Crossing the Grand Canal by traghetto (public gondola) it is in all about twenty-five minutes' walk to St. Marks.

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Rates & Availability

Santa Croce East Hotel Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Apr 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$138
$969
$3,180
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$171
$1,034
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $66

The room price shows is for two people in the cheapest twin/double room. Room prices depend on season, which room and the number of nights stayed. Rooms are double or twin but are available for use by single travellers also at a discounted price. To see all prices please ask me for my website address.

A minimum deposit of 200 pounds sterling must be made to secure the reservation and then the balance must be paid 6 weeks before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Santa Croce East Hotel Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • hotel (detached)
Building Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
Floor Area:
  • 450 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Safe
  • Towels Provided ...
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Large Double - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub , bidet , Ensuite
    Small Twin - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , bidet , Ensuite
    Mansarda Twin - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Ensuite
    Mansarda Double - toilet , shower , Across landing
  • High end bathroom facility. Recently refurnished.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Can be one or two persons
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Can be one or two persons
  • The bedrooms are double, twin or single. I do not have any 'family' rooms though an additional fold-out bed can be provided for a child in one of the bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Motorboat
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Notes:
Families and children are most welcome but it should be borne in mind that owing to the quantity of antiques and silk wall fabrics the house is not particularly suitable for very young children. I regret that smoking is not permitted in the house though you are welcome to smoke in the garden.

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