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“Good enough for a short stay”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Albergo Venezia

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Albergo Venezia
Ranked #17 of 22 Hotels in La Spezia
Malta
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Good enough for a short stay”
Reviewed 21 October 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights in October. The hotel is just 100 metres from train station and very close to La Spezia pedestrian area. We were welcomed by a very sad looking man (think he was the owner) who spoke good English and was very helpful when ever we asked for his advice. We were given a quiet/medium sized room on the second floor with a good sized functional bathroom. Room was done clean every day and towels changed. Though hotel is very next to train station our room was very quiet due to the double glazing windows. The only noise came from our neighbours next door who sometimes kept their TV on high volume. Breakfast was very poor with biscuits instead of fresh bread, cornflakes, yogurt, just 1 croissant, jam/butter, no cheese or ham, juice and 1 cup of coffee/tea. Hotel kept our luggage till evening.
I recommend this hotel for a short stay.
On our first day we visited the beautiful Cinque Terre. We bought the Cinque Terre Train pass from station, these cost us 12 euro each for a day limitless train travel from La Spezia to the Cinque Terre villages and price also included the free shuttle buses to the tops of the villages.
On our last morning we walked through La Spezia pedestrian streets and its well organised open air market. In the after noon we took bus to the picturesque fishing village of Portovenere. This village is a must visit while in La Spezia, it takes only 25 minutes by bus.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

Highly recommendable hotel. Very very clean and enjoyable. Easy access to station and town centre. Staff friendly and helpful. Breakfast was lovely and considered the best cappuccino we had in a long time.
Highly recommend this hotel. Great value at €85 per night including breakfast.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2013

We paid €85 a night for our two night stay and the location was ideal for our Cinque Terre and Portovenere day trips. The hotel is literally 70 metres from the train station and a short walk to the heart of La Spezia shopping district. In peak season this was great value for money and perfect for our needs.

The rooms were basic, breakfast was average and the guy on hotel reception gave the impression that he did not really want to be there and provided us with the bare minimum service. However, as previously advised, for our purposes and during peak season, we can't complain.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Otaki, New Zealand
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95 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2013

I have been to this Hotel three times and it is comfortable,great room rates and very close to all services.I highly recomend it,breakfast is very good too.The staff are lovely and very friendly.I no it's not "Cosher" but they do have a floor for smokers too.Very nice outlook over the main street and to the side--garden.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 June 2013

After a long train trip Hotel Venezia was a welcome relief. Located only a few minutes walk from the railway station it was convenient, clean, fresh and surprisingly quiet. The staff were friendly and helpful, and willing to speak to us in English and to accommodate our attempts to communicate in Italian as painfully bad as they were. The location was also close to the main township and a range of cafes and restaurants as well as the marketplace. We stayed for three nights, and every night it was relaxing to come back in and be greeted with our keys waiting for us. The staff quite obviously knew their guests and how their trip to La Spezia was progressing. I found this personalised touch very special. The breakfast cafe was lovely and the charming young man on duty did everything to make sure everyone got what they wanted. The blood orange juices were quite wonderful. Thanks Venezia.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 26 January 2013

We stayed at this hotel in April 2009 when looking for accommodation in the 'Cinque Terre area. We do recommend this hotel and would return.

Staff were very welcoming. Our room overlooked the street and piazza further to the left. The area was quiet, especially at night, even though it is on the road to the rail station as the road is closed. The room had double glazing. The hotel is clean. The room was spotless and the bed comfortable.

Breakfast was in the small dining room on the top floor. The location is handy, less than 100 metres from the station which is easy access to the 'Cinque Terre' National Park.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2012

I booked this hotel since it is very close to the train station and it sure is. It took me 2 minutes to reach the hotel. I arrived quite late (around 10:30pm) and the man in the front counter could not speak English. This could be because it was quite late. The next day, there was an another man who spoke very good English.

I used Initalia website to book the room. When I handed the piece of paper containing the booking, it took about 5 minutes and plus a phone call to confirm this. Finally got the room. It was clean but was a bit outdated.

The air conditioner worked but I had to turn it on using the main control centre outside the room. so it was very weird.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Albergo Venezia
Address: Via Pietro Paleocapa 8, 19122, La Spezia, Italy
Region: Italy > Liguria > Province of La Spezia > La Spezia
Amenities:
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Ranked #17 of 22 Hotels in La Spezia
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Hotel Class:3 star — Albergo Venezia 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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