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“Well priced for Venice, conveniently located and clean room”
Review of Barababao B&B

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Barababao B&B
Ranked #74 of 479 Venice B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 10 June 2012

We stayed here in mid-May for one night. The hotel was well priced, clean and convenient to the Rialto Alilaguna water bus stop and San Marco's Square. It was a bit hard to find, like most places in Venice because of the lack of street signs that don't match any maps. We were lucky enough to find a mailman who helped us. Pick up an Alilaguna map on your way in at the airport, and the B&B is located between Salizada San Giovanni Grisostomo and Galle Del Milion. Like other reviews, look for Osteria Barababao, and the B&B entrance door is to the right of it. A good landmark is the big red devil hand statue holding the menu in front of the Osteria. You can buzz the owners at the door or walk into the Osteria to check-in. Both are owned by the same family, which were nice and spoke ok English. The internet connection in the rooms are good and free. We didn't get to try the breakfast, but we did try the Osteria for lunch and the Hotel Malibran Ristorante next door for dinner (which had the best pizza we had in Italy)! The only issue is the key to the upstairs main door (turn is all the way to the left and a little) and the room door (turn it all the way to the right and a little). Remember there is a tourist/city tax which you have to pay in cash at check-out. This is common in all Italian city hotels. Overall, we'd recommend staying here.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 April 2012

Really good value, close to Rialto, nice size room with fridge and safe, good continental breakfast in the restaurant downstairs. Was a little tricky to find but did some research on google maps and found it OK - when you see the restaurant, the B&B is on the right as you face it.

Can also recommend the airport boat - Alilaguna Linea Arancio. There's a stop and ticket office just next to Rialto bridge so easy to find.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 November 2011

The b&b is clean and located in a good location of Venice near the Rialto bridge & is only 15 mins from San Marco's Square. I have no complaints about the lodgings themselves; however, I did have issue when, upon our arrival, there was no one on-site to check us in. I had emailed the address posted on the b&b website prior to departure for Italy 2 weeks before but never received a reply. Upon arriving at the b&b, I tried calling the cell number listed on the door but got an "out of service" message. Long story short, an employee of the restaurant downstairs (both the restaurant and the b&b are owned by the same family) happened to arrive to open the restaurant for dinner, and he was able to contact the landlord and to let us in.

I do recommend staying at this b&b, but you might want to time your arrival for when the restaurant is open (during lunch and dinner hours--they break between the two) and the friendly and helpful staff there will easily be able to help you out.

Breakfast is continental style (rolls, yogurt, juice, coffee)--nothing to write home about, but it's filling.

If you do stay at Barababao b&b, definitely try a meal at the restaurant, which, though pricey, is SUPER good. B&b tenants get a discount at the restaurant, and all customers seem to get a free prosecco apperitif.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 September 2011

In spite of half an hour wait to check in (no one answered the door bell :), it was perfect!!! Rialto Bridge is less than 5 minutes away, San Marco square is about 15 min. Across the bridge there were nice restaurants with the view. Though the food was ok and quite expensive, nothing can beat the view! And personnel - charming Italian boys, professional Casanovas :)
Breakfast was very basic: coffee and croissant, but tasty. Plus, you shouldn't be overeating on vacation anyway :)
Downstairs from the room there was Barababao restaurant. Menu looked decent, though we didn't have a chance to dine there, it was open only for dinner. Dinners we preferred somewhere else - with a glass of Chianti and handsome Italians :)

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 September 2011

Stayed for 2 nights in Sept 2011. The room was spotless and bathroom was equally clean. Beds were not the most comfy and breakfast was nothing to shout about really. But the highlight of this hotel was definitely it's location, which is less than 5 minutes walk from Rialto, so it was convenient to everywhere in Venice.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 May 2011

We were told about Barababao in Australia, well the report was right. Great service great food, Luca who owns the gem, was a great host, and the other staff just as good. Every time we had dinner there, it was just as good as the other times. Don't worry about other places, just go and do yourself a favour. and enjoy a meal at Barabao

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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 November 2009

Barababao is a family run B&B, with brothers Luca, Simone and their dad running the place. We recently stayed there for 2 nights and found the place to be very homely and comfortable. The room and the bathroom were both very clean with new amenities. The BF downstairs was very convenient, with the Caffe Lattes the highlight of it. We also spent some time chatting with both Luca and Simone and enjoyed the conversation very much. Luca is world traveled and appreciates different cultures very much. We highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Barababao B&B

Address: Cannaregio 5835, 30131 Venice, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Cannaregio
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Ranked #74 of 479 B&Bs / Inns in Venice
Price Range: £51 - £160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Barababao B&B 2*
Number of rooms: 3
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