Time-burnished and elegant rooms with parquet floors, original 19th-century furniture, and firm beds enjoy an enviable position along the sunny Zattere, with front rooms offering vistas across the wide Giudecca Canal; a few have private terraces. The hotel has been host to an array of notables, including art critic John Ruskin, who may have been attracted to the reasonable prices. A variety of apartments is also available. You can reserve the rooftop altana (wooden terrace) for sunbathing or a private retreat, or enjoy an afternoon tea in one of the lounge's quiet corners with flickering candlelight.
Apr 8, 2008
We (two couples) stayed at La Calcina in October 2007 after disembarking from a cruise. The location is superb. Handy for walking or taking the vaporetto anywhere. The staff were excellent, the rooms clean and bright and the dinner we had there the first night was decicious. Sunset from the roof top terrace was beautiful. Very good value and definitely recommended.
Feb 10, 2008
Although it has been a while, my husband and I stayed here for 2 nights on our honeymoon, back in 97. The hotel was lovely then, and according to what I here from other reviews, it still is. The hotel staff were very accomodating, even when the AC stopped working for a few hours during our stay. The room wasn't large, but clean and quiant. The location is terrific. You can catch a watertaxi very close by and when you have luggage, this is important.
Over the years, I have learned to pair down (luggage wise) but still a great place and wonderful location. The breakfast was awesome on the waterside patio.