"a beautiful refuge in a vibrant city"
For anyone who arrives and departs by train, this hotel is ideal. It is one minute from the train station and one minute from vaporetto stops. Although the narrow street (looks more like an alley) leading to the hotel is a little bleak, the hotel itself is beautiful, with terrific public spaces, including a lovely, secluded garden that we read in one […] day after we'd toured for many hours. The great hotel staff recommended three good restaurants -- we tried two of them and were very pleased. Although the hotel is not close to St. Mark's Square, we walked half the time -- it takes about an hour -- and we took the vaporetto the other half -- that takes about a half hour. But the time in transport is part of the fun because there's a visual treat everywhere. I strongly recommend this hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Close to train station"
This hotel was perfect for our 2 night stay in Venice. It is very close to the train station thus avoiding the need to catch the water bus or drag luggage up and down steps to get to your hotel. It is not too close that you can hear trains coming and going though. The staff was very helpful and also had a good sense of humor. The rooms were adequate […] and very clean and the breakfast was one of the better ones we had during our Europe trip. I would definitely recommend this hotel and it is a good value considering Venice is very pricey. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location to train station to drop bags"
Hotel is close to train station which makes dropping your bags off and heading out to see the sights easy. The staff is very helpful in pointing out how to get to various sights and if the sights are worth the time.They are excited and appreciative to have you as their guests. Interesting information regarding history of hotel and what it use to be. […] Would highly recommend and would return to hotel for our next visit in Venice. This hotel should have higher than a three star rating they have received. They are a well kept secret.! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect hotel for couples"
We stayed at Abbazia two nights before our Greek Isle cruise. Very clean hotel! The staff went out of their way and were very helpful. The front desk gave us dining suggestions, information on the watertaxi's, gondola rides and much more. They also provided a helpful map of the city. Rooms were typical European rooms. Small, but clean and comfortable. […] We didn't spend much time in the room anyway. Breakfast was not the typicall American breakfast, but they had a good assortment of danishes. More like a continental breakfast. The hotel was difficult to find as it is down a small alley (street in Venice), but this added to the uniqueness of the hotel. Right next to the train station, but we never heard any trains. Very good location, on the edge of town. For those visiting Venice, bring a good pair of walking shoes. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"A perfect hotel for everyone"
What a Great art deco hotel I reckon every wall light fitting was hung at a different angle If there was a hotel like faulty towers this is it - Venetian style Even down to Italian Emanuale 20 years older carting my suitcases up 3 flights of stairs and looking like he had just finished a marathon And when he's not carting suitcases he is cleaning the […] rooms I loved it The ambience and decor will be remembered forever and the staff would have to the nicest and most helpful I have encountered I would recommend this hotel to everyone Close to everything and so quiet A highlight of my trip Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great find in Venice!"
We really liked this hotel. We were 2 couples, one of us in Italy for the first time. The young people behind the reception were extraordinary! They were so funny and a joy to deal with. Breakfast was plentiful and varied, which we appreciated. ONLY DRAWBACK, after leaving the train station, we missed the left turn walkway to the hotel. Maybe a larger […] sign would have helped. We will recommend the hotel to family and friends as it is in a great location for water transport and locating restaurants. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Venice's Abbizia Hotel"
The hotel is very close to the train/bus stations which is very convenient if traveling by those routes. The bed was quite hard and pillows very flat. The breakfast was predictable. Pastries, fruit, breads and boiled eggs. It was a nice stay, very short. Would definitely come back.Genuine Expedia guest review
I loved our stay; it was more than I anticipated. The courtyard was so relaxing that I managed to fall asleep. Everyone was very pleasant. The breakfast was tastefully presented. The hotel was quiet yet near the train station which made it easy to travel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Rooms are simply furnished and well maintained the location is a little hard to find,the staff went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and pleased to help in any way they couldGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great value for the money"
The staff was fantastic, good sense of humor and lots of good information on sightseeing. Breakfast was good, all the help could not do enough for us.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Clean, Comfortable, and EXCELLENT Location"
We stayed in this hotel one night before getting on our cruise and it was AMAZING! The staff were extremely helpful: They had our room ready early (from coming off a 9 hour flight); the people at the front desk where beyond nice and had great recommendations for food and entertainment; the room was extremely clean, comfortable, and a large size for […] Venice. The courtyard was very nice because you will notice quick that there are not may green spaces in Venice. And finally, the location was the BEST for coming off a long flight and for getting on a cruise the next day. Its close to all major transportation and was easy to get to the cruise. Mind you Venice has A LOT of walking so when I say easy, its relative to Venice. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Location by train and bus stations"
We enjoyed our quick one night stay here before getting on a cruise. A super easy walk from the train or bus stop. Great starting point for the walking tour of Venice. The breakfast was fine and they have a nice courtyard and bar in the hotel. The hotel staff was very friendly and welcoming.....To bad all these places are so expensive for one night […] ....! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Loved it! Excellent location, walking distance from the train station. The hotel is in an old palazzo, very attractive. Our room was newly renovated, comfortable. The staff was very friendly and charming. Breakfast was great.Genuine Expedia guest review
Where do I start? This hotel is amazing and Matteo was wonderful and so helpful!! My Mother (74) and daughter (23) and her friend (23) and I shared a spacious room that had 4 beds. Windows opened up to the streets below. We were in a perfect location and the hotel even has a private water taxi that will take you to see where they blow the glass and […] a private tour is included. You are responsible for getting yourselves back but that was not a problem as water taxis are everywhere and the people there made sure we got on the correct one. This was my favorite hotel and favorite town on our 2 week tour. Lovely area to sit and talk and drink wine in the hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Bed was not comfortable No shower, only the tub..... not convenient.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very friendly staff. Mind the church bell!"
Extremely convenient location - right next to the Ferrovia Santa Lucia train station and 10-15min by foot to the Piazzale Roma bus station, it wasn't a problem to get to/from the airport, with the minor but relevant exception of carrying heavy suitcases over the Calatrava bridge (this can be avoided if you manage to have a vaporetto ticket upon arrival, […] so you can take it from Piazzale Roma to Ferrovia). Also, the Canareggio region is full of restaurants and snack shops that stay open late, even during the winter/holiday season. Hotel staff was very welcoming and friendly, eager to help. Room and hotel were very well-conserved and everything worked well - heating, toilet, bath. Bathroom had no windows and smelled a bit of cigarette smoke (not enough to be a problem). Breakfast was good but not fantastic, with decent options (bread, rolls, croissants, 2 or 3 types of fruits, cereal, cold cuts, yogurt, coffee, juice, 2 or 3 types of dessert pie) - with the exceptions of the juice (from concentrate and too sweet) and the machine burnt espresso (fix with milk). One of our mattresses was too soft, but the staff eagerly changed it for us. The room was amazingly quiet, with this one huge BUT in case you choose to sleep late: everyday at around 7h10 AND 8h20AM, a nearby church would loudly give us 114 bell tolls each time (on January 1st, it was hourly). First night, fire alarm went off at 6AM - false alarm. Not particularly cheap, but good cost/benefit ratio. Free wifi. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"It worth for the hotel staff and location"
a few steps from the train station and the vaporetto stop. hotel staff always helpfull.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Super hotel---not costly, great location"
The Hotel is very close to the train station and the buses that go to/from the airport, yet it is very quiet, tucked down a side street. You are also close to the water buses that take you anywhere you want to go. Staff is extremely personable and helpful in all aspects. Rooms are spacious (for Europe) and well kept, clean. Breakfast is a large continental, […] with great vareity. I would definately stay here again! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
My husband and I stayed here for 1night the hotel location is perfect if your taking the train,the room is very clean and comfortable .brekfast is great and plenty I will recommend this to family and friend and if I come back to Venice I will definitely stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent value near the train station"
Enjoyed our stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Close to Trainsation"
Rented Superior Room - lagrge Location perfect - close to train station (no taxi in Venice) Breakfast - not good(((Genuine Expedia guest review
"Back alley gem"
Tucked away off the Grand Canal, this is a surprisingly delightful hotel with a fantastic, helpful, engaging staff. Next door to the train station and an easy walk from where the cruise ship people mover drops you off (although the steps on the marble and glass bridge are a killer with suitcases). Near access to a vaporetto stop and great local cafes […] and restaurants. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
For the price of the room Hotel Abbazia is an exceptional value. Although the room was small by American standards it was modernly appointed and clean. The hotel's lounge was quite spacious and comfortable. It also provides a nice place for an evening drink at the bar. In the mornings the Abbazia provides a very healthful and ample breakfast setting […] which is included in the room price. The was staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Located near the Grand Canal and train station makes makes sightseeing very easy as well as for entering/exiting the city. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Hotel Abbazia in Venice, Italy is a great hotel."
The Hotel Abbazia is a very clean, safe and affordable hotel. It is within a block of the train station and local bus station. The water taxi/bus stop(Ferrcia) is at the end of the street on the Grand Canal. It is one block from the Grand Canal and close to the port where our cruise ship docked. The hotel clerks were very helpful and they all spoke […] good English. They have a very nice free continental breakfast. The rooms are nice and large compared to a lot of the European hotels. The hotel was just beautiful inside and it made for a wonderful vacation for us. The price was very affordable for us through Hotels.com. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"would highly recommend"
The hotel was conveniently located and the staff were very friendly and helpful.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent staff, great location"
The hotel is at a primary location--close to railway station, the bus terminal, a station for the river boats and the harbor for the big ships--yet in a quite alley. The room was super clean and comfortable for a three-star hotel while the service is close to five stars. The staff members are all very pleasant and eager to help. The free breakfast was […] in very good quality. The only thing that I wish to improve is that the bathroom in our room--though equipped with hot-tub and a movable shower head but no shower curtain and thus very hard if you do not want to have a hot bath but simply take a shower. Nevertheless, overall, it is a great hotel and definitely a bargain for what you paid for. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice quiet place"
Lovely little hotel close to the train station, but off the main street. Nice room. Good breakfast. Comfortable mattress. One night stay before a train trip to Florence. Worked very well. Would recommend.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very Close to Acropolis"
Athens public transportation was on strike. Hotel was accomidating at getting transportation, though very pricey. Nice Breakfast included made for a good start to the day. The room was a room, bed very stiff though after traveling through Europe seems to be a theme.Genuine Expedia guest review
Situated just by the train and bus station. You'll probably pass it the first time cuz it's just down some alley way. Very nice rooms with good character. Service was exceptional. It did rain one night but no big deal the hotel offers umbrellas. Friends of ours had to stay at the hotel just next to us and their staff was terrible and rude. Breakfast […] was great we ate out in the gardens it was beautiful. Can't wait to go back. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Very accomodating staff. Lovely private little courtyardGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Ehh, had better"
We stayed in room #214. Of the four hotels we stayed in on our two week Euro-trip, this was by far the worst (and all were in the same stars / price range). The people at the front desk were the least friendly of all the hotels and the room was dark and dingy (terrible dark red wallpaper in the room from top to bottom) and it smelled terribly of smoke. […] I'm not sensitive to smoke (both parents smoked in the house growing up), and this room gave me a headache. Also, the air conditioning (which barely worked to begin with) was mysteriously completely shut off after our first day there, so it was super hot in the room and we couldn't open the window because there was no screen and the mosquitoes would come in by the dozens. Also - and I know this isn't the hotel's fault - but there are ridiculously loud church bells right next to the hotel that ring at odd times like 7:15am and 9:30am (I'm guessing on the times) and they ring over 100 times each time they ring (I literally counted 105 bell rings in one ringing session!). It's really almost comical how long and loudly they ring. The location is about 100 meters from the train station, which was amazing for us because we took the train into and out of town. The city is super tight and crowded, and the water taxis are ridiculously expensive, so we were very happy to be a 30 second walk from the train station. The hotel is about as far as a walk as you can get from the epicenter of the tourist area (San Marco Palace area), but it's walkable from the hotel and we did it almost every day without trouble (FYI - we live in a major US city and are used to walking a lot every day). So depending on what your priorities are, this location is either perfect or not very great. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
THE HOTEL HAD A VERY GOOD BREAKFAST BUFFET INCL. WITH ROOM, ROOM WAS NOT LARGE BUT SUFFICIENT, WALKABLE FROM CRUISE SHIP TERMINAL, WALKED TO SAINT MARK SQUARE TWICE AND RETURNED. ALSO RODE THE WATERBUS, VERY EFFICIENT TO MURANO. vENICE IS EASY TO GET AROUND IN JUST FOLLOW THE PEOPLE TRAFFIC. HAD A GREAT TIME.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel Abbazia - near Plaza Roma and Train Station"
This is a pleasant hotel, converted from an old monastery, within walking distance of the train station (no bridges to cross) and Plaza Roma (one bridge to cross). The lane to the hotel is small and can easily be missed, so watch carefully after you have passed the train station. The staff were friendly, helpful, and fluent in English and French. Our […] room was quiet, clean and adequately sized, with a tub and hand-held shower. If your sleep is easily disturbed by light, you will want to bring eye-shades as the window shutters did not completely block the light in our room. Free WiFi (get login information at the front desk) and a nice breakfast (continental) is included in the room rate. The Ponte de Scalzi bridge across the grand canal and the Ferrovia waterbus stop are within 150 yards of the hotel entry. Beyond the hotel's control, but of note to travelers, are the men who want to help you with transport your luggage on the bridge between the Plaza Roma and the Cannaregio section of the city. They will grab your luggage and take off quickly, so you must either firmly and frequently say no, or tell them what you are willing to pay. If you don't do this you may find yourself in an agruement over the value of their service when you reach the opposite side of the bridge. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Older hotel, but updated. Easy walk to train station and water bus. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Rooms are small, but adequate. Good breakfast. Would stay there again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Comfortable beds with wonderful service"
This hotel is a concern when you first walk down the alley, however, we discovered that there are tons of "alley's" in Venice. When we were greated at the desk, those concerns melted away. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. We left our bags with them in the morning until check in, and when we returned, they had even taken them to our room […] for us. The beds where exceptionally comfortable.. the AC perfect.. and the breakfast fresh and delicious. The bathroom was newly updated and beautifully tiled. It felt like stepping back in time to a warm, friendly inn. The outside area in the middle of the building felt secluded and quiet... a nice reprieve from the 12 day cruise and tours we had just completed. We will return! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient to the train station"
This hotel is very, very convenient to the train station, but not very convenient to the sites. TINY rooms, TINY bathrooms- but super-friendly staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
nice, quiet and close to train station and vaporetto stop; great breakfast; I would ad a shower curtain and a higher hook for the shower headGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very nice place to stay !"
We stayed 2 nights pre-cruise at the Hotel Abbazia. It is very close to the train station, easy walking distance even with luggage. We took a van from the airport which left us at the Plaza Roma, not very far from the hotel, but we had 2 persons with wheelchairs, and there is a fairly large bridge to go over. Walking was out of the question, so we took […] a water taxi to the Ferrovia stop, which is right by the train station and walking distance to the hotel, even with wheelchairs. As to the hotel, it is an old converted church/monastery, very clean, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were air conditioned, and we even slept with the windows open one night. The breakfast was very nice, with fresh rolls,toast and croissants, cheese and ham, cereal, hard boiled eggs, coffee, orange juice, etc.. It was very nice to just go downstairs and eat breakfast, and not have to look around the neighborhood for someplace to eat. We had a minor problem with the showerhead not working properly, and it was fixed promptly. If you are a late sleeper, there are church bells right next door that WILL wake you up at 7:15 and 8:15 am. There is also a bar/coffee bar that was open for a glass of wine or cappuccino in the large sitting room/living room area. And there is a very nice courtyard where you could also eat your breakfast, or sit out in the evening and relax and talk. I highly recommend the Hotel Abbazia and would definitely stay there in the future. Hint: Get the water bus/taxi 24 or 48 hour pass and take the water taxis all around Venice. You can get on and off as much as you want, and can really see several different neighborhoods. There is a great little restaurant right in the alley by the hotel, Alle Lance, that had the best pasta with bolognase sauce my father-in-law ever had. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This was my second stay at this Hotel. The staff was really great. The Front Desk Clerks, Mirko and Rafaelle, were absolutely great. They were very helpful, recommended great restaurants, gave perfect advise on local attractions and made our stay perfect. This hotel is one of the most accessible in Venice as it is only a short walk to the train station. […] Also they have a great courtyard and great lounge/lobby. I will stay here again if I am back in Venice. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fantastic location..right at the foot of Venice"
Close to absolutely everything. Charming room with friendly staff. A/C wasn't to be turned on for another week, so they got us a fan and we were set. Across the bridge from the train and bus station, but across the world in atmosphere from them. When you cross the bridge, you enter a new world. Loved our evening walks when we were too tired to do much […] but walk around the canal, shops and restaurants by our hotel. No elevator, but the stairs were easy to navigate and gave us just a little extra exercise. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
we recently stayed 1 night in early May. the hotel staff was very nice & friendly. As for the hotel itself, it is really run down. the room was hot. when asked for the air condition, we were told that it won't work before the summer & suggested to keep the window open. our room was on the first floor & open to the garden with no fly screen that we woke […] up with bug bites. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The location is excellent; 5 minute walk (with luggage) from the train station and ten minute walk (again with luggage) to the bus for the airport. The hotel is a converted abbey. Very cool architecture and floors. We were satisfied with our room. Only complaints were handheld shower (no shower curtain) and hard pillows. These two issues would not […] keep us from staying at this location again. The staff was excellent. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I booked my stay at the Hotel Abbazia, based on a number of extremely positive reviews both here and on other travel rating sites. Following our stay, I am somewhat surprised by the overwhelmingly positive reviews that Abbazia has received. In a nutshell, Abbazia is an exceedingly faded and shabby hotel. Some amount of wear and tear is to be expected […] in a city like Venice, but even by the (low) standard of hotels in historic European cities, Abbazia is pretty rough. Furniture, walls, bed coverings and hanging art are old and worn, showing the signs of hard use. Our room was tiny, and the standing shower so small as to be actually funny, until we tried using it. If you were anywhere BUT Venice and walked into this hotel, you'd probably turn around and walk right back out again. All of that said, there were some high points: 1) Location -- the location of Abbazia is beyond excellent. It is literally the only place in Venice where you can stay without having to haul your bags through a dizzying combination of expensive boats and narrow, crowded alleys. Walk out of the train or bus station, turn left, and there you are. 2) Staff -- The staff are friendly, outgoing and quite helpful. They were uniformly funny and their restaurant recommendations excellent. 3) Cleanliness -- While old, small and badly in need of a refreshing, our room was impeccably clean. Bottom line: I'd rather have given this a 2.5 than a 2, but I felt like a lower score was warranted to balance out some of the over-reaching of other commenters. If you feel like a hotel should just be a clean, convenient place to rest your head, Abbazia might be right up your alley. However, if you like a hotel to be updated, roomy and well designed, you may want to keep looking. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel Abbazia - Very Convenient Location"
If you don't want to carry luggage up and down bridges, this is a perfect location. It is very near the train station which makes it great if you plan on day trips to other locations. The staff was excellent, particularly theguys at the front desk. I would definately stay here again and would recommend it to my friends,Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"great hotel & great location"
we were very happy with our stay at hotel abbazia. although it was not right on the grand canal, it was just down the alley from the canal, with a vaporetto " public motorboat" right there. it was nice & quiet.we loved venice & will be returnin.the hotel was also reasonable priced as well.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Treated like family"
I can't say enough about the staff at the Hotel Abbrazia. We found the location to be perfect for both arriving from the airport and the ability to use the rail service which was right next door. While we were staying at the Hotel Abbrazia, my wifes Mother passed away. We had some issues with calling back to the States for info. The desk staff could […] not have been any nicer. They were compassionate and helpfull. I felt more like I was staying in someones home instead of a hotel. We were traveling in a group of 8 friends and relatives. Every afternoon we would return to the hotel and enjoy the court yard with little wine and cheese and make our evening plans. The morning breakfast buffet was very good. They provide a large variety of breakfast items and you don't start your day hungry, thats for sure. Because of the lacation and mainly because of the Staff, I would recommend this hotel to anyone. The rooms are slightly on the small side, but we had everything we needed. Room was clean and beds were comfortable. Too much to do around hotel and throughout Venice to worry about room size. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"stay in venice april 2011"
the concierges at this hotel practically made the stay so friendly, charming and helpful the hotel is in a great old abbey building the rooms are a bit sparse, but clean overall a great stay - great convenience with a 3 minute walk from the train station on a quiet street away from the hustle and bustle felt very safe in the neighborhoodGenuine Hotels.com guest review
this hotel was definitely over-priced,no elevator and we were on the top floor,quite a climb for Seniors, the street was a little seedy,however hotel personnel were very friendly, breakfast was mediocere at best.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Quirky but nice"
The hotel was lovely and the staff most very accommodating but we had a funky room that only had a jacuzzi tub with a hand held shower head and no shower curtain so showering and washing your hair was a challenge. No elevator was stated but at the end of a long day it was a drag. Air conditioning wS not on yet and it was a bit warm and noisy at time […] with windows open. Otherwise, an easy walk to train station and convenient to the water bus. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Helpful staff, excellent location, Clean rooms and bath, best hotel for your money. Don't be intimidated by the alley where is located, its safe.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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