Boscolo Venezia – Venice, Italy
I don’t usually like classic historical hotels (side note I actually kind of hate new hotels that try and look old), but I feel in love with Boscolo Venezia.
I think it’s because historic hotels can feel stiff and stuffy. They can have an unwelcoming aura that makes me feel incredibly conscious of my surrounds. I can’t do this, can’t do that, can’t touch this, can’t touch that…
Instead, the hotel Boscolo Venezia magically combines the elegance of a centuries old noble Venetian structure with the warmth that only comes with a courteous staff. (Kind of like Downton Abby where the staff actually cares about the people they serve.)
I know it wasn’t just with me. I listened in on a few calls that came into the reception. They provided lots of details whether it was directions to the hotel, reservations to a particular restaurant, or even where the person on the line could buy a new phone charger.
And did I say that the grounds of the hotel are stunning? It has one of the few secular gardens in Venice.
The gardens lead to the presidential suite. The room is furnished with items which embody fine Italian craftsmanship and the city of Venice. It also features spectacular views of the laguna.
Plus the food was really, really, really good. They have an ample cold/room temperature breakfast buffet with the option of adding several perfectly prepared hot items.
We also had lunch one of the days in the hotel, fresh beetroot pasta filled with cheese, dressed in a truffled butter sauce and sprinkled with poppy seeds and a parmesan cheese crisp for crunch. It was divine. That was followed by vitello tonnato (a traditional Piedmontese dish of thinly sliced veal with a creamy tuna sauce. It sounds strange, but the dish works). This one was tastier and prettier than most, decorated with edible flowers.
And then the dessert! The tiramisu was what happens to a simple dish when it perfectly prepared.
If you are planning a trip to Venice, I strongly suggest you stay at Boscolo Venezia.
Have any of guys stayed here? If you go in future, do let me know what you think.
Lots of love,
Fondamenta Madonna dell’Orto (Calle Larga Piave),
3500 – 30121 Venezia
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