Set back from the street in a 15th-century palazzo, in a secluded palazzo right behind the Doge’s Palace, 3C is a two-minute walk from St Mark’s. The tiny garden entrance makes me feel like I'm leaving city bustle far behind.
Beyond a narrow entrance, the four bedrooms are spacious and striking, with exposed brick walls and wooden roof beams, original terrazzo floors, contemporary lighting and stylish bathrooms with designer fittings. Effective double glazing blocks noise echoing up from the narrow street below. There are no bridges to cross between this easy-to-find b&b and the San Zaccaria vaporetto stop: something to consider if you’re carrying heavy luggage or pushing a stroller.
Outside the bedrooms, space is tight: tete-a-tete breakfast table are arranged along the entrance corridor.
Eating and drinking
There are plenty of fresh pastries, and good cheese and ham on the breakfast buffet.
Owner Fabio is an attentive host, and an authority on restaurants and bars in the area.
Who stays there
Honeymooners seem to love this ideally located b&b. It’s popular with families too: the spacious rooms make adding extra beds simple.
- High-Speed Internet
- Culture vultures
- Families with younger children
- Mature travellers
Pros & Cons
- No bridges between the hotel and the nearest vaporetto stop
- Stylish bathrooms
- Just round the corner from St Mark’s
- Spacious modern rooms
- Some noise from pedestrian traffic in the busy little street below