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Frezzaria 1284, San Marco, 30124 Venice, Italy
July 5, 2016
July 5, 2016
눉My shower door was broken and hanging off it's hinges
눇The location was excellent
July 5, 2016
눉Where to start. I should say that it's now 6.45am and I'm lying awake in my bed in Hotel Casanova, writing this in the notes section of my phone (the wifi doesn't reach as far as our room). First things first, the location - is excellent. Just off San Marco Piazza, easy to find and easy to get to. The receptionist was friendly and the reception area was nice (as well as absolutely jam packed with luggage). We were given our key and directed to our room on the first floor. This involved getting into a nifty lift which, once it had brought us to the first floor, opened a second door on one side that I hadn't even realised was a door as opposed to a wall. Cool, I thought. From there we stepped into a very dimly lit and odd smelling corridor. We spotted our room number at the end and walked towards it. Now sadly I have to start talking about the room. As we opened the door we were hit by a wave (of tidal wave/tsunami magnitude) of tobacco smoke smell. Poo, I thought. But maybe that's par for the course in cheap European hotels and just me being snooty. Naturally, the next thing I did was go to open the window. Before I got there I noticed a whacking great big patch of gammy wall to the left of the window. I would have rather the rustic/decay/venetian aesthetics were left for the exteriors but I digress. The window has shutters on the outside, then bars, the actual window itself, then a full length net curtain on the inside. Adequate. The view outside stretched for all of 9ft until a terracotta coloured wall stopped it - no problem, we're in Venice after all. This wall did however house a security lamp with a sensor for the alley below. More on that later. Notes about the rest of the room - it's really smelly. Oh I've already said that haven't I. The air conditioner has three settings; noisy, noisier and noisiest with no clues given on the switch to their corresponding temperatures.
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