Stayed the nights of June 22 and June 23, 2015
I am giving Ca’Santo Spirito high marks for the type of hotel it is, which is a small, charming and quirky little B&B in an excellent location. It’s not a five star hotel, so expect basic amenities, not luxury or frills. For Venice, this place is a bargain. Situated in the Dorsoduro neighborhood, it’s quiet and peaceful, yet close to restaurants, a grocery store, banks, and several water taxi stops. The building itself appears to be very old, but in a good way. It has been well restored without losing all its historic details.
One very important thing to note about this B&B is that it is for the young or young at heart only! This is because entering the main part of the hotel requires you to climb two very steep stone staircases. Our suite was up yet another flight of steep stairs. Again, this is a very basic B&B, so there is no one to help you get your luggage up the stairs. But if that is going to be a problem for you, just alert the owners before you arrive and I’m sure they can arrange something for you. Don’t let it stop you from staying here.
Speaking of the owners, Silvia and Massimo, just be aware that they do not appear to live on the premises. I got an email before we arrived asking me what time we planned to be there and giving me Massimo’s phone number. Silvia was there to greet us when we got there. However, if you do not give them fair warning of your arrival, then you may find yourself outside the building waiting for them. Once you’re checked in, you are a given a key to your room and a key to the building. We never did meet Massimo in person, but found Silvia to be warm and friendly with good English. I texted Massimo with a question later and got a prompt reply. This is not a hotel and so does not have someone minding the front desk 24/7, but as long as you keep in touch with them they will take care of you.
Breakfast is provided.