The common story on accommodations in Venice is high prices for very small rooms. We rented two rooms for three nights ( a double and a single) through Monastary Stays in late September 2010 for 348 E. Cash only. Pay the evening before you leave. Both rooms were large. Both had shuttered windows, tiled floors, a closet, private bathrooms with showers, no facecloths. The double room had four single beds in it while the single had one bed. Thr rooms were comfortable, quiet and a very reasonable price. Location is within easy walking distance to the Realto Bridge ( although the map we got via Monastary Stays was a bit confusing) and to St. Mark's Square (in this case the map was excellent). The place is actually an elementary school, so it might be a bit noisy during the day (we were not around to find out); the doors are locked at 2330; you hand in your room keys when you leave and pick them up when you return. You ring the front door bell when you want to get in. Some great art in the upstairs classrooms ( the Sisters will show you, but be aware, they do not speak English). The first night we were there we kept our windows open. Bad news. Mosquitos were everywhere. Got bit several times..killed more in the morning. Also on Rick Steeves website is a suggestion to go to 0800 Mass at St Mark's...out at 0830 and the place is yours until the tourists come at 0930. Not so. We went to 0800 Mass and then were promptly ushered out. You need to line up. Do it early and the place really is yours. We didn't find any good resturants close by.
- Also Known As:
- Istituto San Giuseppe Hotel Venice