Good hotel great location
Reviewed 5 December, 2019
Good size bedroom with enough space for the 4 of us (3beds)with all the facilities that you need(mini bar,kettle,tv)they change towels every day .we did request an extra blanket and literally took 2 minutes to arrive
Good breakfast, and great location (near st marks square)..strongly recommended!!
Worst hotel I have ever been
Reviewed 2 October, 2019
Disaster is the best word to summarize stay there. I can forgive small rooms (as expected in Venice) and bathroom for people below 160cm (you cannot stay if you are taller).
Breakfast is a joke, artificial orange juice, burned croissants and God one knows what made of scrambled eggs.
Forget about iron (not allowed), and air-con if temperature outside is below 24degrees, I heard it is too cold to operate... when 22 outside you have 27 in the room, impossible to open window if don’t want to be eaten by mosquitoes.
Reviewed 21 September, 2019
What a great place to stay! Very convenient location.
Excellent friendly staff. Very clean room with very nice amenities. Tax needs to be paid in cash. Most places prefer if you pay the tax in cash.
We had a train to catch and were able to get a water taxi right at the hotel.
Excellent place to stay and explore all of Venice.
Traveling with kids - great location
Reviewed 17 July, 2019
We traveled with our two kids (2/7). We had a triple including two twin beds and a king. The room is small, and if you are carrying a lot of luggage that won't cut it for you perhaps. Although it is standard in here. We traveled with two big bag packs that fit inside the closet furniture. Didn't have any issues with the bathroom. I read the reviews of the water overflowing so we put towels in the key areas. The water pressure and the hot water work just fine. The wifi good also. They give you A LOT of towels which was great. Towels size were also good size, not the tiny bitty ones. For us the hotel room is to leave our belongings so it is not our priority. All Venice is basically walkable. It was 7 minutes to San Marco Piazza, to Rialto, to each part of the gran canal. My 7 year old walk all that without complaining. Like the patio as you can get a nice coffee to go and drink it there while the kids were playing.
Location: All about 10 minutes each way and yes you are going to get lost as is Venice. Google Maps worked must of the time for us ~95% of the time. We took the Alliaguna to the hotel and stop in San Marco. I highly recommend even is more expensive a taxi. The hotel has its own boat pier but they have to open it. It is access via the patio of the hotel. There is another small entrance one next to it but is public. Keep in mind the canals get crowded. In the morning a lot of working, dispatching boats and taxis. Then in the afternoon full of gondolas and taxis.
Breakfast: It was for me okay. This is not a JW Marriott. There was coffee, water, tea, orange juice , breads, cereals. For the ones complaining on the Nescafe machine..they do good coffee. It is the same company of Nespresso.
The only con I have to mentioned was the attention of one of the guys in the reception (didn't get his name). The first one (younger one) told us a water taxi was going to be 130. We said we were going to think about it. Then the other one in the evening told us that no, it was 140! When I told him that the other guy said it was 130, he said "no no it is 140". That doesn't settle us right at all so every time it was 10 euro more. We have traveled extensively and something really get us is when people try to get the smart coin on us when there is no need to be honest. I asked a Gondola guy and he told me to book the taxi online. We did. The water taxi was waiting for us on time (from the public access there was another boat doing deliveries and he told us that the hotel must open the door so he could park). We ran to the hotel...and here this guy (the 140 euro guy) was giving the round and round. My husband had to press on to the receptionist to open the hotel access as he was all about because we didn't use his "services". He just didn't get the commission he wanted (for greediness!). We were really annoyed by the situation. We found out later that people get commissions on it which is fine as you know the language, do a call hey 10 euro more for that, fine...but 40% over the price tag? It is abuse. He did get the keys and open the pier access for us at the end but we had to basically yell that the water taxi was waiting for us right now!. We left with that bad feeling. Other than that, the hotel itself was fine.
To find the hotel get to Al Teatro restaurant/cafe...from that plaza look up on the street names and there is one called Hotel Ateneo in yellow with an arrow pointing where to go.
Nice boutique hotel, reasonably priced, close to St, Marco square.
Reviewed 29 June, 2019
I tell about my simple hotel selection when I travel, hotel must have free wifi, have breakfast, be close to major attraction and cost less 100$/night, You may ask why simple answer - You'll spent almost no time in the hotel beside sleep, this hotel meets all those criteria, and even little more, it's nicely furnished,
we stayed in the room with channel view and saw Gondolas passing by. Receptionist was nice and informative.
Prepare everything will be extremely small in the room due to space constrains in Venice.
But in general this hotel everything that You need for a nice cozy stay.
Also DO NOT TAKE big Suitcases with You, travel light especially in Venice if You do not want to carry this luggage cross small streets and countless bridges.