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1 room, 2 adults
You can collect Hotels.com® Rewards nights here4737 Calle de le Scale, (Calle dei Fabbri), Venice, VE, 30124, Italy, ‏‎800-491-6126
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3.8 / 5Good

Score breakdown (from 36 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.3
  • Service
    4.1
  • Comfort
    3.4
  • Condition
    3.6
  • Neighborhood
    4.4
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great Location, Great Breakfast, Friendly Staff"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Hotel located in a very short tiny street. Check in, breakfast, and check out is done at another hotel called Belle Venezia which is located around the corner, we didn't know that until we got to La Scala and an employee of Belle Venezia showed up and lead us to do the check in. From the outside La Scala looks like nothing, but once inside, in our room (small room), we were greatly surprise by the decoration and cleanness. The bed was a little hard. It's very well located!!! It's kind of in the middle of Plaza San Marco and Puente Rialto. One of the canals runs behind it and you can hear the gondoliers singing... awesome!!! You'll need a good map, because it's very easy to get lost (which is not that bad because you'll find beauty everywhere). The breakfast is GREAT!!! big variety and made with fresh ingredients.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 14, 2014
M
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Ok place near main attractions"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
A little noisy. Hotel staff very friendly and accomodating.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Nov 1, 2014
Beth
US
2.0 / 5Fair
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    2.0
  • Condition
    -
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
VERY small, but nice and clean room in the middle of Venice. Surprised by reception, public areas and breakfast in another building. High quality breakfast!
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Sep 22, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Travelers should know that you must check in at the Hotel Bella Venezia around the corner and down the Calle dei Fabbri.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Jun 17, 2014
Robert
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    -
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Ideally located between the Rialto Bridge and St Marks square the hotel is an excellent base to explore Venice. The rooms where we stayed in a separate building a short walk away from the main hotel where breakfast was served. The rooms were clean, the staff were helpful and the breakfast was good. We would stay again.
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Jul 2, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
This hotel was in a great location. The staff was wonderful. The room was quaint but tiny!! Overall we loves it. Make sure you get directions before you go, it is very hard to find.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Jun 26, 2014
Kammy
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    2.0
  • Condition
    -
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
I liked the hotel though i stayed in a very small room but it did not matter in Venice breakfast in the close hotel was super people very nice
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Nov 12, 2013
A Traveler
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Know where you are going"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    2.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
First off, we weren't told to go to another hotel to get the key and someone would take to the hotel. The street was only one-half block long and the locals did not seem to know where it was located. The room was tiny--we had to get out of each other's way just to walk around the bed which took up almost the entire room. The street noise was very loud, very late. The location was great, but that's about it. Wouldn't stay there again or recommend it.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Oct 14, 2013
Gene
US

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

4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great location,perfect for a short break"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Perfect location,very close to Rialto Bridge and St Marks Sq.Basic accommodation but clean and perfect for a weekend break.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Jun 11, 2015
A Traveler
IE
2.0 / 5Fair
"checkin"
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    2.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Had to checkin in a different hotel which was not clear during booking.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night business trip Nov 10, 2014
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Hidden treasure"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
From the outside you wouldn't guess the high quality inside. The only problem was that no sign on the door or hint on the web page lets you know that check in is actually at the Bella Venezia around the corner. We found a locked door and it took some detective work to figure out where to go to gain access. Once inside, this is a newly renovated hotel, the rooms are excellent and breakfast is at the higher category mother hotel, Bella Venezia. Location is great, close to everything.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night trip Nov 19, 2013
Demi
GB

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

4.0 / 5Excellent
"좋았어요^^"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
베니스 첫 여행이라 숙박선택에 고민을 많이 했는데요, 위치와 가격적인 면에서 합리적인 선택이였던 것 같아요! 총 3박 했는데 리알토 수상버스 정류장과 무척 가깝고!! 산마르코 광장과도 걸어서 3분거리에 있습니다. 전체적으로 베니스 건물이 다 오래되서 방음이 잘 안되는 거 빼고는 불편함 없이 잘 지냈구요 무엇보다도 깨끗합니다. 조식도 이 가격에 다른 호텔에 비해서 잘 나왔던 것 같습니다.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Apr 14, 2015
A Traveler
KR
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Sehr zentral und gemütlich"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    5.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Super Frühstück und gemütliche, saubere Zimmer. Die Zimmer könnten ein bisschen größer sein aber sonst alles super!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 28, 2015
A Traveler
DE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Hotel perfetto per coppie"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Palazzo La Scala si appoggia ad un altro hotel, il Bella Venezia, che dista pochi metri e nel quale fare il check in e colazione. Il che significa che in Palazzo La Scala non c'è personale, a parte gli addetti alle pulizie la mattina, pentanto il soggiorno è stato molto intimo. Ascensore presente e di buone dimensioni. La stanza era abbastanza grande e calda con parquet, adatta a una sosta di qualche giorno nella città. Arredi adeguati alla città (romantici); letto molto comodo. L'unica pecca il bagno: dimensioni adatte ma il soffitto andrebbe sistemato causa macchie umido (tuttavia la stanza è calda). Necessaire di cortesia buono (pantofole di spugna, dentifricio, bagnoschiuma). Fare la colazione in un altro hotel non è stato per noi un problema anche perchè è molto vicino, inoltre il clima mite che abbiamo trovato rendeva piacevole uscire la mattina. La colazione è abbondante e varia con prodotti di marca. Certo il caffè... :( Ma è quasi impossible trovare un caffè decente a Venezia. Il personale, sia alla reception sia in sala colazioni, è molto cortese: abbiamo potuto prendere possesso della stanza un'ora prima del previsto e lasciare le valigie in custodia l'ultimo giorno. Consiglio Palazzo La Scala per la sua posizione centrale, vicinissima alla fermata vaporetto Rialto, per il rapporto qualità/prezzo.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 20, 2014
Monica
IT
3.0 / 5Good
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    1.0
  • Condition
    -
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Depandance dell'hotel Bella Venezia, è necessario recarsi nella struttura principale per la colazione. Tale caratteristica non è ben specificata nella pagina web. La camera assegnata era talmente piccola, che non consentiva nessun movimento a due persone se non spostandosi in modo sincrono. Forse abituati alle rimostranze, ci hanno assegnato una'altra camera di dimensioni accettabili perché disponibile. Se non ce ne fossero state, nel corpo principale notevole differenza di prezzo. Ottima la posizione
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Nov 10, 2014
A Traveler
IT
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Centraal tussen Rialto en San Marco."
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Makkelijk te bereiken van af het vliegveld met de 'waterbus' naar Rialto station. Vandaar uit een klien 100 meter lopen. Hotel is eenvoudig en niet ruim maar van alle gemak voorzien, alles is er en de schoonmaak is prima. Verder geen voorzieningen, die tref je aan in hotel 'La Bella Venetia' dat om de hoek ligt.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 8, 2014
Jean
NL
3.0 / 5Good
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    2.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    2.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
Las fotos no tienen nada que ver con la realidad. El hotel esta en un callejón estrecho y tienes que salir a otro hotel del grupo para desayunar...
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip Aug 21, 2014
A Traveler
ES
1.0 / 5Poor
"사진과다른호텔"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    1.0
  • Comfort
    1.0
  • Condition
    1.0
  • Neighborhood
    1.0
예약시나온사진과는전혀다른흐텔.일본동경의삼류호텔보다작은움직이기조차힘든작은방.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Aug 15, 2014
A Traveler
KR
4.0 / 5Excellent
"パラッツォ ラ スカラは利便性抜群のロケーション"
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
利便性抜群のロケーション  リアルト橋から徒歩5分、サン・マルコ広場からも徒歩5分、スーパーマーケットも徒歩5分の近くにあって、利便性抜群のロケーションで、もし又、ベニスに行くとしたら同じホテルに泊まりたい。  ただ問題が一つあって、冷蔵庫が小さいくて、良く冷えないので、もっと強力に冷える冷蔵庫に替えるべき。  また、ワンルーム・マンション形式のホテルなので、受付の人も居ないし、場所が判る目印もないので、迷ってしまった。初めて訪問する場所は、朝食をするホテルの名前と場所を提示して欲しい。
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 22, 2014
マッキー
JP
3.0 / 5Good
"Visita culturale"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    2.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Camera troppo piccola, televisore posizionato in situazione assurda ( a fianco al letto, non di fronte) con possibilità di visione solo seduti sul letto
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 20, 2014
A Traveler
IT
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"tres bel hotel"
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
tres bonne qualité du petit déjeuner (choix, quantité, qualité); emplacement idéal (en plein centre de Venise); acceuil très sympathique
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Apr 29, 2014
B&M
BE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Grazioso albergo in pieno centro"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
Camera piccola ma pulita. Posizione eccezionale a metà strada tra piazza San Marco e ponte rialto! Ideale per we!dalla stazione ferroviaria di santa Lucia ci vogliono 50 min a piedi o 15 minuti di battello.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 5, 2014
Andrea
IT
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Ottimo e in una posizione strategica"
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    -
...camera accogliente e molto pulita.. Personale molto gentile, unico difetto all'interno della camera si sentono troppi rumori provenienti dal resto dell'edificio ...
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 25, 2014
A Traveler
IT
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    -
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Hotel un peu difficile a trouver, il faurait signaler que les numéros de batiments se font par bloc et non en ligne et que le piazza delle scale est une annexe du bella venizia. sinon rien a redire accueil parfait, chambres confortables super petit déjeuner et service compétent. il y a un peu de bruit a partir de 7 heures du matin mais il faut bien livrer, l'hotel est en plein coeur de venise. très bon emplacement. avons été très satisfaits.
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Nov 17, 2013
A Traveler
FR
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    -
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
Notre arrivee tardive nous a quelque peu refroidis. Nous ignorions qu il n'y avait pas de reception dans l'hotel mais que cet hôtel la partageait avec un hotel tout proche. La porte fermee ne le resta cependant pas longtemps. Un bagagiste nous a rapidement rejoint. Aimable et comptent. La reception partagée de l'hotel était impeccable et le service sans reproche. Nous avons meme profite d'un surclassement tres agreable. L'hotel est tres bien situe et le cadre est plein de charme. Attention aux voisins bruyants (les murs ne sont pas epais). A noter également que l'air conditionne ne fonctionne pas en automne : gare aux moustiques ! Nous recommandons cet hotel!
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Nov 9, 2013
A Traveler
FR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    -
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
La habitación era enorme y magnífica. Limpieza excelente. En el desayuno había de todo, muy bueno. La gente tanto recepción como camareras y botones increíbles... La ubicación espectacular. Repito fijo
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Aug 11, 2013
A Traveler
ES
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    -
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
mis à part un accueil décevant à notre arrivée seulement et une chambre un peu bruyante, le séjour a été excellent.
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Jun 15, 2013
A Traveler
FR
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    5.0
  • Condition
    -
  • Neighborhood
    4.0
No me convenció mucho el sistema, pues en caso de alguna emergencia, no hay alguien a quien recurrir (responsable de lugar).
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Aug 24, 2012
A Traveler
ES
3.0 / 5Good
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
  • Comfort
    2.0
  • Condition
    -
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Ho prenotato una camera standard (non suite). La posizione e' ottima, tra Rialto e San Marco. La camera e' pulita e il personale molto gentile. La stanza e' veramente piccolissima e adatte solo ad un weekend, c'e' pochissimo spazio per i bagagli, e' possibile portarsi solo un paio di trolley. La colazione e' nella norma, nel periodo del mio soggiorno la stanza della colazione risultava un po' troppo affollata.
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Aug 16, 2012
A Traveler
IT
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    -
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Mar 31, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    -
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Nov 24, 2014
A Traveler
DE
3.0 / 5Good
  • Cleanliness
    4.0
  • Service
    3.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    3.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Sep 3, 2014
A Traveler
FR
4.0 / 5Excellent
  • Cleanliness
    3.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    3.0
  • Condition
    3.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night trip May 3, 2014
A Traveler
FI
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    -
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Mar 22, 2014
A Traveler
FR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
  • Cleanliness
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
  • Comfort
    4.0
  • Condition
    4.0
  • Neighborhood
    5.0
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night trip Apr 1, 2013
A Traveler
DE

TripAdvisor reviews for Palazzo La Scala

Overall rating:Based on 140 traveler reviews

Most recent traveler reviews:

Overall Rating
"It is essentially a hostel"
06/05/15 Marisa P
My fiance and I, booked this hotel after reviews game this 4 stars on the site. upon arrival to this "hotel," l, it was immediately obvious this was not the case. the lobby's AC unit was leaking, a puddle was expanding on the floor by the minute, mold on the walls. There is actually not even a hotel staff member manning the desk at Palazzo La Scala. It is the side shack of an actual hotel, Hotel Bella Venezia, around the corner. We had to wait for someone from thst hotel to even let us into the building, as Hotwire neglected to provide this information. The room was small, dirty and also in disrepair, with cabinet doors hanging off the hinges, a broken AC, and lights out throughout the bedroom and bathroom. do not stay here!!!!!!
Overall Rating
"Tidy room, great brekky, in the heart of venice"
12/20/14 Danica C
Shot distance walk to the Rialto bridge and st.marcs square. Hidden down a small pathway it's easy to find once you gather your bearings in venice. Close to all shops and restaurants. Tide clean hotel with free wifi. You have to go down the steet to another hotel for breakfast but the food is great and with a good selection of choices. I would stay here again.
Overall Rating
"Only the location was satisfactory!"
10/27/14 jefw007 Co Wexford, Ireland
First the good news: the location was brilliant - between S. Marco and Rialto, and so close to the latter that it was easy to take our cases to and from water transport and hotel. We were provided with excellent recommendations for restaurants for dinner - the Bistrot de Venise close by and Diavolo e Acquasanta on the other side of Rialto bridge. However, despite this we will not be using this hotel again nor any of the other residences connected to Hotel Bella Venezia. The suite we had was apparently the best (and it was nice) but it was located above a busy street with a late and very noisy bar nearby, so that we were not able to sleep until about 02.00. We were awoken again at 06.00 by what sounded like the arrival of the shop owners getting ready for another day, unloading boxes, etc and shouting to each other. We had closed the shutters to the windows during the night and could do no more to muffle the noise. We complained at reception that morning, and without apology (this hotel doesn't recognise complaints and certainly doesn't do apologies) offered us the only other suite, which we accepted rather than experience another sleepless night. The replacement was not a suite - it had a corridor with a sofa with open steps leading up to the attic where there was barely room to walk round the bed. Calls of nature during the night had to be planned because the bathroom was down below off the aforementioned corridor. The steps were deep and I hit my head on the first descent. This room would not have received a health and safety clearance in the UK. We weren't fully aware of all of these problems before we experienced them and this was the only alternative to finding another hotel at short notice. Later we realised that this room did not have a number over the door, just the legend "Privado". It is probably not a room they would let on a regular basis, but one that is set aside for emergencies or for staff overnight stays (it would have been the servants quarters in a previous life!). We had been asked to pay for our room on arrival and we now wished that we hadn't complied. I asked who I might speak to about a refund, particularly relating to our non-suite on the second night (we had paid about £250 per night for the pleasure!) but was informed that no refund was due as we had had the best suite for the first night and they had provided an alternative room, which they considered to be a suite! I have taken photographs of this so-called suite and will be taking the matter further. Our discussion was overheard by a young American couple who were also very unhappy about their accommodation in the nearby Residenza Ca' San Marco (also part of this hotel complex) - they had been travelling all over Europe on their honeymoon and told us that unfortunately they had saved the worst room until last!! Breakfast was a totally self-service affair (we had to queue for the tea/coffee machine) and it was a "zoo" as we all fought our way past each other to collect our food and drink. Having breakfast on holiday is usually a relaxing and pleasurable affair, but not at this place. I have written to the hotel on our return, but still await a reply.
Overall Rating
"Surprisely good"
10/21/14 sb01362 Halle, Belgium
Locando la scala is located in a narrow street sideways of Frabri. From the outside you think "what did I book now"? The inside is small but confortable. We were in a room on the forth floor.. There is an elevator. Bathroom is small and only one adult fits in. The bed was very good and the sheets are changed daily. Breakfast is served in a hotel located 50 meters away. Don't be surprised... the reception is also located in that hotel so ring the doorbel and wait for someone to come and get you for registration and the electronic door keycard ;-)
Overall Rating
"A great place to stay in Venice"
10/11/14 DavidMedinaPR San Juan, Puerto Rico
Venice is a very unique place and experience. It is a place like no other. Full of art and culture, Venice is a must go place that should be in every bucket list. September and October are great time as it is not hot nor too cold.Just pleasant weather. We were pleasantly surprise went we arrived at our room. After hearing from many that rooms in Venice are small and expensive, we were glad we found Palazzo La Scala. Very nice spacious and decorated suite. We had a very restful sleep as hotel is very peaceful. Very nice and spacious bathroom and room. It has a nice lift (elevator) and it is located in a very safe area of town. It included a very tasty breakfast at Hotel Bella Venecia. Great value. Close to great restaurants and shops. When you come in make sure you choose the Rialto Bridge boat stop and not the San marcos Plaza stop as the Rialto landing is closer. You need to go to Hotel Bella Venice to check in before you go to Palazzo La Scala. We are going back to venice next year and we will be staying again at Palazzo La Scala.
Overall Rating
"Pleasantly surprised...! "
09/14/14 Kassi C
I feel compelled to review this hotel based on the many negative comments on TA. About me: 1. I am an Aussie, 28yo and hubby is 30. 2. We are experienced travelers - currently on a round the world trip. 3. I have very high expectations. Why we booked this hotel: 1. Booking 2-3 days in advance. 2. Venice was at 80% capacity Truthfully, the comments on TA made me extremely nervous about staying here. I expected it to be awful based on comments. The hotel: 1. The location is fantastic, especially if you are touring Venice quickly (we are here 3 days) and you want to be close to the attractions, and don't want to walk over too many bridges with your luggage. We caught the train, then vaparetto (water bus) and walked to get here (only passing one small bridge) It was easy. 2. Yes, check-in is at the sister hotel. We pressed the buzzer and a bellboy arrived and checked us in at the other hotel. He then took us to our room. 3. Breakfast is also at the other hotel. It was gorgeous, very high tea looking with flowers and 3 tier servers full of jam on every table. It was a pleasant surprise and overlooks a canal so you can watch early morning gondolas passing by. The room: 1. We stayed in room 102. The room is green, but it is not as ugly as the TA photos make it look. I would describe it as a pastel mint colour. Most importantly the room has two large windows that can be opened to let fresh air and light into the room. This is a must for me when I travel. 2. The room is small. Basically it is fitted around the double bed, so if you are looking for a spacious room, take heed. This has proved difficult as we have 2 large suitcases and often have to jump over the bed to get around each other. It's ok. The bellboy removed a chair for us to have more space, that helped. 3. The bed mattress is soft and comfortable. The sheets are clean and feel luxurious. 4. The bathroom is small and like everywhere in Italy the bidet is king of the bathroom, taking up valuable space. But once the door is closed there is room to move around and lovely windows to let fresh air in. The shower was hot and no water heating problems. The shower head is removable, and wouldn't stay all the time, but we ducked around it. I won't say the bathroom is modern, but it is new and neat. 5. The aircon does not cool the room. It sounds like it is on, and some air pushes through, but it is basically redundant. Lucky we are here in early autumn. 6. We can hear water from other peoples bathrooms trickling through the wall plumbing. While this is annoying, it certainly didn't keep us up at night. 7. Being on the first floor, we can hear passers by as the sounds echo through the walls. It can be loud, and as another reviewer said on TA, there is a cigarette machine on the corner where people gather to smoke and chat. I found that this was around the 7-9pm mark and then they slowly disappear. By the time we went to bed, the streets were empty and quiet. 8. There is hanging cupboard space, a safe and a minibar. There is also a desk under the wall mounted TV so we had a space to stash our things, as the bedside table is small. 9. The room is very clean. The bathroom was impeccable and the towels are soft and fresh, and replaced daily. There are plenty toiletries and even slippers. 10. There is only 1 mirror in the room. It is next to the shower and has it's own light for makeup/shaving etc. This annoys me, especially as I like to have a full length mirror. 11. Wifi works ok in our room. Hope that helps you decide if you want to stay here. Really it's based on how importantly you value your space! Venice is super crowded, so it's lovely to have a calm space to rest and relax between touring. By the time you hang out on the bed, you'll realise you don't need heaps of space - the hard part is getting ready and without a mirror!
Overall Rating
"Great location, Poor accomodation"
08/10/14 Jafer S
The location of this hotel is perfect being a very short walk to either San Marco Square or Rialto Bridge. This hotel (if you can call it that) is just a block of rooms with no lobby. In fact not knowing that it doesn't have any person at the door, we stood outside the sign and banged the door down to be let in. This followed ringing the bell next to the door for a good 15 mins without a response. Eventually a passer by told us that the check in is through another hotel about 50 meters away. So back we went into the main street looking for that hotel and managed to check in. The room was horribly small albeit quite clean. The sleeping experience wasn't too peaceful though as throughout the night there were noises coming from the room above. Conclusion: Best to avoid staying here.
Overall Rating
"Ok good location "
06/30/14 Fleur A Taupo, New Zealand
We stayed here for 2 nights on our honeymoon ... We found it extremely hard to find and in the heat and with suitcases very frustrating. Didn't know we had to check in at other hotel. The porter was then helpful with the cases. The room when we got there was very small but we expected that in Europe esp Venice. Was rather old fashioned quaint room where the pluming was rather old and walls very thin. Breakfast was good at the other hotel. All in all fab location staff mostly friendly but very helpful and the room was spotlessly clean .
Overall Rating
"Shocking !"
06/07/14 Sue J Manchester, United Kingdom
Great location but that 's it. It is neither a guesthouse nor a hotel. It is a damp smelling ,depressing building with rooms, no charm or reception. The man at the desk down the street who greeted us and made the first impression had filthy finger nails, a shirt with grubby cuffs and the hem hanging down . He insisted we paid for the room before we'd even seen it -treated more like a backpacker than a 50 year old professional traveller and was put out to say the least - and showed it- when we asked to see the room first. The bedspread was ripped ; the asst manager said that was "unimportant" and the damp smell he told me was the smell of Venice. The shower took 10 mins to warmup, poor water pressure . Worst part - the absent manager emailed me and cc'd Expedia suggesting I had confirmed I was perfectly happy in the place, although I had said nothing of the sort !! Would have been funny had it not been such a rip off. Please find somewhere else to stay.
Overall Rating
"La scala"
05/22/14 Santick239 St. Petersburg, Russia
Rather good localization, 5 mins from San Marco Piazza. Great place to live, good caffes and restaurants here. The hotel is clean and the room was large enough. No room service so you cant order any drinks or food but it is not a big problem. Would recommend to stay.
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