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Dorsoduro 2518, Venice, VE, 30123, Italy, ‏‎800-491-6126
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3.8 / 5Good

Score breakdown (from 43 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.3
  • Comfort
    3.8
  • Condition
    3.6
  • Neighborhood
    4.4
4.0 / 5Excellent
We visited Venice during a very busy period (mid-August) so we asked for a quiet room. The room provided was on the top floor overlooking the canal, quiet as requested. The only con were the stairs but otherwise very nice and cosy with a nice view. The decor complemented the overall atmosphere of classic Venice. Though a small hotel, the room was spacious and had all amenities. The staff was very friendly, spoke excellent English and provided helpful suggestions for what to see during our brief stay.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 14, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"3 Nights in Venice"
Very good location, as it was only a short walk to the train station. The owner was very helpful and pleasant; went the extra mile to make sure you knew where to go and what to see. Rooms were large for Italy, however the breakfast was a bit lacking.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip May 1, 2014
Nicole
US
3.0 / 5Good
Well located close to Venice train station and easy walking distance to Piazza Santa Margherita, good restaurants. and other attractions. Nothing fancy but meets the basics and the staff was friendly and helpful.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 21, 2013
Peter
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great staff, Perfect location!"
This hotel is located in the sweet spot where its not to busy at night, yet an easy walk anywhere you need to go. The rooms are typical of Italian hotels and include a light breakfast each morning. The staff is spectacular and go out of their way to accomodate guests and provide great insight into Venice and little known treasures. Alla Corte Rosa provides a great value for your trip to Venice!
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4 night trip May 16, 2013
James
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Most courteous and helpful host!"
We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel, in large part due to the evening manager. He helped plan our itinerary for our 2 days of sightseeing and answered all of our questions. He was most kind and spoke in English for us as we do not speak Italian. If I went back to Venice, I would stay here again. No lift, but we were only on the 3rd floor....but if you go to Venice, be prepared to do a lot of steps! Very clean, and we walked to several places. The vaporetto (public boat transportation) is easy to get to and use.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Apr 28, 2013
Grandmother
US

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3.0 / 5Good
"Friendly owner makes this a memorable stay"
The hotel owner is this hotels' best asset, he made us feel so welcome and really went out of his way to make our time in Venice (a place he clearly adores) the best it could possibly be. From providing us with a map and some local tips on the best spots in town to showing us where the local restaurants are after our late arrival. It's easy walking distance to the University area (where lots of restaurants and bars can be found) and also the bus terminal (each about 10-15 min walk). The rooms are ok, a very decent size, if a little dated in decor (I got the impression this is common in Venice). The air-con was lovely to come back to after a really hot day walking around and the mini-bar prices were low. The breakfast is an array of biscuits and little packaged things in your room and after filling out a sheet the night before, cold/hot drinks and some bread are brought up to your room at a designated time. I found this unusual but in a way I liked it (more time in bed :P ).
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip with friends Jun 26, 2015
John
GB
1.0 / 5Poor
"Best part of our stay was leaving."
The room had a mildew smell. The earliest breakfast available is 8.30 and it wasn't worth eating. The blankets were dirty and threadbear. The shower had no screen so the bathroom floor would be wet. No heating in the room even though the night time temperature was under 10 degrees.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 26, 2015
Chris
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great location, great room!"
We were very happy with our chosen B&B. it is located in a nice quiet area and we had a river view which was a wonderful bonus! The room was clean and facilities fine. The bathroom was great and in good working order. The breakfast was simple but very nice and delivered daily to us. Overall we were very pleased and would definitely recommend and stay here again in the future. Thanks to GG for his excellent advice on our itinerary. Nothing was too much trouble for him. Great host and great B&B!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 30, 2015
Sarah & Pete
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Lovely Venezia"
Was an 8 minute walk from P. Roma, a busy train and water travel service area. The hotel was in a very quite area. Super location. Only 4 bridges with luggage,, LOL. We were there for 3 nights and enjoyed every minute..
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Sep 30, 2014
philip
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice Little Hotel"
The location is perfect, right on a canal, and we were lucky enough to get one of the rooms with a canal view (201). It's well-situated for the station, as well as for many other attractions. Breakfast is served in the room, which was lovely, and the staff are very friendly and welcoming. There are a few drawbacks: there was no wifi or shower curtain (or hook for the shower above waist height), and the walls of our room needed to be cleaned. Nonetheless, we had a lovely stay here, and would recommend it to anyone visiting Venice.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Sep 8, 2014
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Friendly"
Friendly staff speaking good English and helpful advising on routes to places of interest
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Jun 15, 2014
Capetonian
ZA
2.0 / 5Fair
"Overpriced B&b"
Small room, no a/c inspire of request (even though summer / high rates were charged), very small bath section, very meagrely breakfast, thin walls - even slight sounds from stairs, corridor or toilet above filters through. No electric kettle to make tea / coffee. The hotel staff leave at 8 pm and return at 8 am, with the front desk fully locked up.. No wi-fi!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 29, 2014
chandanc22
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Functional but not more"
Hard to know what to expect for accommodation prices in Venice, but this hotel is probably at the more basic end of the price list. It is functional, reasonably well-positioned - particularly nice being closed to the Piazza Santa Margherita, and also very handy for the bus station. We had a standard double for three nights. All the facilities were there, and worked, but the room was a bit drab and not thoroughly cleaned. Staff very helpful, but apart from a reception desk there is no downstairs area - infact it is a collection of rooms, rather than a fully fledged hotel. A poor breakfast is served in the room. I wouldn't recommend against the Alla Corte Rossa but hard to be enthusiastic and promote it.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 23, 2014
Marcus
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Friendly ,comfortable hotel."
Our first visit to Venice after waiting many years to go . A fabulous city with too much to see in 4 days.I would recommend focussing on a different locality each day and covering it well.It is easy to use the Vaporetta service so make good use of it.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 13, 2014
Alan
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"Not spectacular"
An OK place with friendly staff.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Mar 23, 2014
A Traveler
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Very nice little hotel"
I stayed there in December 2013. The hotel staff was friendly and gave us tips for our visits. The hotel itself is small, clean and the breakfast included is fine. It would be a great addition if wi-fi was provided. Great location: less than 5 minutes walk to the bus station, and about 20-30 minutes to Piazza San Marco.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 16, 2013
Venice2013
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Close to bus station"
5 minutes from bus station. I'd read other reviews that it was hard to find but had no trouble once I'd done a quick google maps check before going. Quite location, but still only a short walk from water bus stop. Comfortable room & unlike other Italian hotels (I've stayed in lots) it had an actual double bed & not just 2 single beds pushed together. Aircon & mosquito repellent in the room was a nice touch & bathroom a good size. Considering it was the cheapest option I had looked at I couldn't have been happier and would stay there again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Sep 14, 2013
John
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Quaint hotel"
Small hotel that was nice to stay in before departing on our cruise
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 8, 2013
A Traveler
CA

The following reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

4.0 / 5Excellent
"Si vous voulez un endroit avec une âme"
Hôtel rustique qui représente bien Venise. Pas d'ascenseur, plus difficile avec les valises quand vous êtes au 3e. La climatisation pas assez forte pour la chaleur de cette été au alentour du 40C mais beaucoup de charme, un accueil chaleureux et excellent service. Prêt de la plaza mais à la fois tranquille. Je recommande si vous voulez un endroit avec de l'âme.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jul 19, 2015
Lynn
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Charmerende og hyggeligt hotel."
Det er det mindste hotel vi nogensinde har boet på, utrolig hyggeligt. Betjeningen rigtig god og vik rigtig gode råd til hvordan vi skulle komme rundt. Vi boede med udsigt til kanalerne og oplevede både gondoler og taxaer, alt hvad vi håbede på i Venedig.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip Aug 12, 2015
Kim
DK
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Je conseille !"
Un séjour rendu d'autant plus agréable par cet hôtel. Clim, mini bar approvisionné en eau fraîche et lit plutôt confortable nous ont permis de bien dormir pour mieux profiter de nos journées. Un quartier charmant à l'écart des zones les plus touristiques pour plus de calme, tout en étant proche de plusieurs lieux superbes et intéressants. un point de départ pratique pour diverses destinations. Le service hôtelier est discret et efficace, serviable, adorable et très généreux en conseils pour optimiser au mieux notre séjour, selon nos goûts. Seul petit bémol, mais ce soucis est fréquent sur plusieurs canaux de Venise : Dès tôt le matin, des bateaux klaxonnent pour prévenir de leur arrivée à l'intersection toute proche.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
7 night romance trip Jul 28, 2015
Claire
FR
2.0 / 5Fair
"Sentral og grei beliggenhet"
Bodde i 3. etasje. Så ingen rømningsveier om det skulle blitt nødvendig. Rolig område.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Jun 17, 2015
A Traveler
NO
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Una acogedora habitación"
El hotel es un hotel sencillo con una habitaciones muy acogedoras ademas muy limpias, la localización es buena pues se encuentra prácticamente en la entrada de Venecia muy cerca de la estación de tren y de donde se toman los taxi para el aeropuerto(plaza de Roma). Realmente en Venecia es muy complicado conseguir una dirección cualquiera que esta sea excepto, los lugares reconocidos y nos costo muchisimo conseguir la dirección por lo cual tuvimos que pagar un taxiacuatico que por cierto es muy costoso para poder llegar hasta el hotel.Así que es muy importante llevar el mapa y estar atento al número de la estancia porque no tiene ninguna señalización ni dice hotel en ninguna parte solo esta el nombre cuando llegas a la puerta del lugar. La atención fue excelente con recomendaciones y todo de lo que podíamos hacer y como nos saldría mejor. Me hubiese gustado contar con servicio Wifi que de verdad hace mucha falta cuando se esta fuera de casa y aunque en muchos lugares la señal dicen es libre debes consumir algo en un restaurante para que puedas tener acceso a las claves, creo que esto es algo que le agregaría.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night romance trip Jun 1, 2015
Nicolas
VE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Una settimana a Venezia"
Abbiamo scelto l'hotel in base alla posizione, alle recensioni e al prezzo: non ci sono state sorprese. Il personale è gentile, il proprietario ci ha fornito diverse indicazioni di itinerari - in particolare la Chiesa di San Nicolò dei Mendicoli che essendo molto distante dal centro e dagli itinerari turistici non viene visitata, ma è uno spettacolo da non perdere - oltre che ad aneddoti vari e questo ha reso piacevole il nostro soggiorno. Il posto è molto tranquillo, la camera e il bagno di dimensioni adeguate (un po' piccolo il tavolo dove si faceva colazione, colazione che ci veniva portata in camera all'ora che indicavamo) e il tutto pulito. All'arrivo ho fatto notare che nel bagno c'era un solo set di asciugamani e non due (eravamo in due), problema che si era ripresentato al cambio della biancheria ma in entrambi i casi hanno provveduto subito al reintegro. A 5/10 minuti si arriva al vaporetto di Ca' Rezzonico e prima ancora alla Chiesa dei Carmini: non è al centro di Venezia ma in fondo Venezia non è così grande e camminando un po' in breve tempo si arriva dappertutto. Non è neppure molto distante dalla Stazione ferroviaria, anche se portare le valigie diventa faticoso quando si devono superare i punti (4 o 5 ponti in tutto, se non ricordo male. Faticoso è anche portarle in camera, in quanto non vi è ascensore e le scale sono ripide (chi ha seri problemi a fare le scale forse è meglio che eviti questo B&B).
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 29, 2015
Marco
IT
4.0 / 5Excellent
"bon rapport qualité prix"
Bon séjour.Directeur de l hôtel très sympa parlant français et toujours de bons conseils. Hôtel correct bonne literie petit déjeuner servi en chambre . Très calme. Attention pour arriver à l hôtel de prendre la bonne direction sinon vous risquez de tourner.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip Apr 24, 2015
MAUD
FR
3.0 / 5Good
"hôtel charmant"
L'hôtel est proche de la gare ferroviaire et de Piazzale Roma ce qui le rend très accessible . Le quartier est calme, les chambres sur canal sont charmantes . Notre chambre était spacieuse, du moins pour dormir c'était bien suffisant . Le propriétaire est une personne serviable et simple :il m'a porté ma valise!!!! C'est une personne qui aime sa ville et son quartier et qui le fait partager. Ce qui n est pas le cas de tous les hôtels dans Venise. Peut être un peu cher par rapport aux prestations (mais c'était le carnaval!!) et petit déjeuner servi un peu tard!!!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Feb 20, 2015
Charlotte
FR
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Bon rapport qualité -prix."
Hotel très bien situé dans le Dorsoduro, personnels accueillants, literie confortable.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 21, 2014
voyageurs
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
Der Besitzer hat uns (junges Paar) herzlich empfangen und gleich ein paar Tipps für das Sightseeing in Venedig gegeben. Er konnte recht gut deutsch. Das Zimmer war sauber mit schönem Kanalblick. Dadurch konnte es durch vorbeifahrende Boote etwas lauter werden, was wir allerdings nicht als störend empfunden haben. Frühstück wurde pünktlich zur am Vorabend gewünschten Zeit aufs Zimmer gebracht. Hier gilt klein aber fein. Die Auswahl war nicht gerade groß, aber ausreichend und gut. Zur Lage, zu Fuß war alles in näherer Umgebung erreichbar (Restaurants, Piazzale Roma, etc). Können das Hotel weiterempfehlen, unsere Ansprüche (bed &breakfast, gute lage, preiswert) hat das Hotel voll und ganz erfüllt. Kommen gerne wieder.
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Aug 30, 2014
A Traveler
DE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Hôtel Venise Dorsoduro"
Très bel chambre située au dernier étage avec très belle vue ! Hôtel bien situé et propriétaire dévoué à nous orienter au mieux dans notre 2 jours bien rempli.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 2, 2014
A Traveler
CA
3.0 / 5Good
"Süßes, kleines Hotel in toller Lage"
Wir waren als Pärchen fünf Tage in Venedig und der Aufenthalt war auch durch das Hotel sehr schön und angenehm. Direkt bei der Ankunft hat uns der Hotelleiter freundlich begrüßt und bei der nächsten Gelegenheit viel über Venedig und Besichtigungsrundgänge erzählt. Er hat uns in den Stadtplan eingezeichnet, wo man was wie gesehen haben muss. Das Hotel hat nur sechs Zimmer. Wir hatten zum Glück eines mit Blick auf einen Kanal und eine Grundschule. Die Größe des Zimmers ist gut und auch an der Sauberkeit hatten wir nichts auszusetzen. Die Klimaanlage ist vor allem im Sommer super nützlich. Das Frühstück wird direkt auf dem Zimmer serviert. Es ist zwar etwas einfach, aber trotzdem gut. Vor allem der frische Kaffee. Die Lage des Hotels ist top. Alle Sehenswürdigkeiten und auch der Bahnhof sind zu Fuß problemlos erreichbar.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 11, 2014
A Traveler
DE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Accueil très sympathique"
Très bonne impression ,le propriétaire ,qui parle français, n'est pas avare de renseignements et de petites astuces (visites,découverte de Venises et des îles) pour rendre le séjour encore plus agréable .L'hôtel est confortable et très bien situé .
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip Mar 30, 2014
Christian
FR
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Das hat Spaß gemacht!"
zum 8. Mal in Venedig, diesmal ein anderes Viertel, Hotel schnell gefunden, obwohl sehr zurückhaltend beschildert, alles sehr gut zu Fuß erreichbar, Vaporetti auch schnell erreichbar, Parkhaus nahe, sehr gute Gastronomie in der Nähe, völlig abseits vom Touristenstrom. Samstag Abend "Halligalli Drecksaufete" - denn da feiern die Studenten auf der Piazza!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Apr 1, 2014
Ehepaar Ende 40
DE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Très bon emplacement"
L'hôtel est très bien situé à coté des gares ferroviaires et de bus ainsi que du Campo Margherita. L'accueil du gérant est au petit soin avec des conseils et itineraires de visite pour chaque jour. Petit bémol : le petit déjeuner est quelconque.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip Oct 15, 2013
Marc-Antoine
FR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Emplacement appréciable"
Cet hôtel est bien situé dans le quartier des étudiants et à la fois avec un emplacement au calme proche aussi de tous les axes en arrivant par le bus ou pour effectuer les différentes visites. Il y a un très bon accueil avec des prestations correctes et le responsable parle français.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Jun 8, 2013
Emmanuelle
FR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"hotelier très sympathique et de bon conseil"
Nous reviendrons dans cet hotel
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Apr 29, 2013
jophil
BE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Nov 27, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night business trip Apr 10, 2014
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Mar 11, 2015
A Traveler
IT
2.0 / 5Fair
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Aug 26, 2014
A Traveler
FR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Aug 28, 2014
A Traveler
FR
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip Aug 10, 2014
A Traveler
FR
3.0 / 5Good
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
10 night romance trip Jul 14, 2014
A Traveler
FI
3.0 / 5Good
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Sep 8, 2013
A Traveler
TW

TripAdvisor reviews for Alla Corte Rossa

Overall rating:Based on 132 traveler reviews

Most recent traveler reviews:

Overall Rating
"Nice Quiet Location"
08/06/15 ek050 Ottawa
This hotel was in the perfect location, it was easy to find with a very direct route from the bus station. It was also not too far from Campo Santa Margherita which has lots of little cafes and restaurants. The room was clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I only have 2 complaints: 1) No Wifi - they said there are lots of cafes to use the wifi, but this means I have to go and sit down and buy something to get the wifi password which is frustrating when after a long day of walking you just want to lay down and do a search for good authentic Italian restaurants 2) breakfast was not that great - it included 2 dry bread rolls each and cheese and jam and a put of cappuccino or whatever you wanted. The coffee was good but I would have liked some fruit or meats with the bread...or some fresher bread. When we return to Venice I would consider staying here again if these two things changed but if not then I would find a place with wifi.
Overall Rating
"I couldn't have asked for a better location and hotel!"
07/10/15 Ambri D
The manager emailed a map of and step-by-step directions to the hotel. The hotel is not far from the main Plaza but is in a quiet, peaceful area. The manager knew English very well and was able to give us recommendations and maps of what to see in Venice. Every night, I sat by the canals right outside the hotel and watched the sunset. It was in such a beautiful area, away from all the tourists-nice and quiet. If I ever go back to Venice, I want to stay here again...it is highly recommended.
Overall Rating
"The manager is a legend"
07/02/15 PeepJC London, United Kingdom
We stayed here for two nights and after arriving fairly late the hotel manager welcomed us and checked us in. After we sorted our lives out he then provided us with a map, told us about some good tips regarding the usual sights and museums and then proceeded to show us where the local restaurants were on his way home. I've never seen someone go out of their way so much before to make sure we had the best possible time. He's clearly in love with his home city and he's an absolute delight. The room was about average with a comfortable bed and some air con. I liked how the bus terminal and all the main sights were within easy walking distance (10-15 mins from the bus station with large bags is very manageable). Breakfast is served in your room and consists of hot/cold drinks of your choice, some bread and condiments and some biscuits and cake. It's a little basic but more than enough to help set you up for the rest of the day (just remember to fill in your order form and hand it in before you go to bed!). I'd recommend this hotel on my encounter with the manager alone but the location and cost is a great bonus.
Overall Rating
"Nice place to stay in Venice!"
06/27/15 Uģis S
Nice place to stay in a quiet area near bus stations. Very nice Italian style room with good service. Owner was very helpful and with good sense of humor, gave suggestions for each day in Venice, told many interesting facts about Venice history and etc. Definitely I recommend this hotel if you are planning to explore Venice.
Overall Rating
"Great place to stay def recommend"
06/01/15 AnneMarie90 Birmingham, United Kingdom
Had a wonderful stay here, recently stayed for 5 nights with my bf great location very close to all the main attractions. Staff were very helpful the manager waited late for us to arrive and spoke with us every day to see where we had been and offered suggestions of places to visit the next day and where to go for food. Room was on the 3rd floor great view very spacious and very clean, room cleaned daily. Breakfast was an added bonus and brought to the room daily at a time to suit you. I would def recommend this hotel and i would stay again.
Overall Rating
"Wonderful stay"
06/01/15 AnneMarie90 Birmingham, United Kingdom
Had a wonderful stay here with my bf for 5 days just returned and hotel was lovely inside very cozy. The manager was great he stayed late when we arrived and gave us loads of ideas everyday for places to visit and eat. Breakfast was an added bonus that was delivered to our room every morning at a time to suit us. Room was up on the 3rd floor, very clean and cleaned every day, room had a great view. Would highly recommend this hotel and would stay again.
Overall Rating
"A wonderful B&B"
04/02/15 lovejacq London
We had a lovely stay - Gigi was especially helpful and accommodated our stay despite that we had to move our travel dates last minute due to issues with our flight tickets and gave us our requested room with a beautiful canal view. He showed great passion to share his recommendations on things to do in his city. We felt very welcomed and comfortable in this well kept and clean establishment.
Overall Rating
"I left my heart, in Venice Italy"
01/25/15 mjconns USA
Our amazing trip to Venice was was perfectly coupled with our stay at Alla Corte Rossa! Venice by day and this hotel by night, your stay in Venice can't go wrong! Our room was on the top floor and was very spacious with beautiful views of a canal, a large bathroom, and amazing wood beamed ceilings! The wifi was easy to connect to and fast; the shower/bathtub was large and had great pressure. The bed was very comfortable! The stairs leading up are somewhat steep when carrying luggage but it's manageable. That's about the only downside to this hotel! It's well situated outside of the most touristy areas so you can feel at ease amongst other Venetians and feel apart of the city. Very close to many restaurants, piazzas, cafes, etc. We will visit again and we will stay in this room again!
Overall Rating
"You Get What You Pay For!!"
11/04/14 PennyJoe Saint Augustine, Florida, United States
On the recommendation of a travel agent friend of ours we decided to stay here during our recent trip to Venice preceding a cruise on the Regal Princess. We were originally planning on staying at the Pensione Academia, where we had stayed a couple of times before. However we decided to save a few Euro's and "rough" it this time. My wife and I are still fit even though we are both in our late 60's so we decided to walk from the S. Lucia Venice train station to the hotel. It wasn't a long walk (15 minutes), directions provided by the hotel were excellent. There are 5 foot bridges to negotiate including the very steep and long bridge from the train station to the Piazzale Roma. We negotiated all the bridges, took our time. However, there are private porters outside the train station that will take your luggage for you. We didn't opt for one (either way) and never found out the cost. We got to the hotel and discovered we had to go down a short alley to the "main" entrance. Upon entering a postage size lobby, we were "greeted" by Davide who checked us in and let us know the house rules. Our room, the wedding suite" was at the top of a flight of stairs. When I asked Davide if he could take our bags to the room he claimed a back problem. Well we had lugged them to the hotel, I guess carrying them up the stairs was not the end of the world - it almost was. This should be a consideration as there is no elevator and the stairs are steep and narrow. If you have a handicap of any kind this might not be the place for you. After figuring out how to open the door (we were trying to manhandle it when it needed a more gentle touch as Davide demonstrated - he was okay to come up the stairs without luggage!!) we entered the "suite" and had to go down three steps into a "living" room. There is one sofa and a chair in this room - it may have been useful as a reading room but the one light in the room didn't work. The bathroom was small but functional including a bidet that went unused, at least as designed. A tub with a hand-held shower and no shower curtain - it worked!! The bedroom was spacious with a fairly comfortable bed that seemed bigger than a double, a couple of night tables, a small TV on a cabinet that held a refrigerator, a wardrobe with small safe and a small breakfast table. The TV played only italian speaking stations. There is no A/C although there appeared to be. The two large windows in our room overlooked the canal and did let fresh air in along with the mosquito's and canal noise during the day. At night it got very quite but we closed the windows to avoid the bites! Every morning Davide brought up our continental breakfast - it filled the pie-hole but nothing to rave about. There was no WIFI - we knew that going in. However you don't know how much you miss something until you don't have it!! So if this is a must for you, this hotel is not for you. GiGi (a man) is the night person (3pm-8pm). He is great. Very friendly and informative. Very chatty - just the opposite of Davide. Oh by the way, you are on your own from 8:00 pm till 8:00 am the next morning as no one is at the desk at night (a little unsettling). They give you a front door key to use to enter on your own "after" hours. Overall this is a stripped down, rustic place to spend a couple of nights between events. It did save us considerable money as compared to our original (familiar) option. So if cost is a major consideration this may be a viable option. The other plus is that the hotel is very conveniently located for access to the Cruise terminal via water taxi or the people mover (we used this option) that runs between Pizzale Roma and the cruise ship terminal. It took up about 15 minutes to walk (with luggage) from the hotel to the people mover (you don't have to go over that big bridge), then another 15 minutes to get our ticket, board the next train then walk from the stop to the cruise ship terminal - very easy! Now you are armed with our experience as well as others who have rated this hotel. The choice is yours.
Overall Rating
"Cheap and cheerful"
10/31/14 ska112233 Melbourne, Australia
Accommodation in Venice is quite expensive and this was the best value we could find. It is a basic hotel and we stayed for 2 nights in August. The air con worked which was a relief. Its a good location and no need to take a water taxi... only a short walk away from the buses. The breakfast was nothing exciting (packaged croissants, biscuits and juice/tea or coffee) but we were happy to go out for something to eat. To be honest we only used the hotel to sleep as we were on quite a tight schedule- if you are looking for a glamorous and relaxing hotel keep looking!
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