I stayed there for one night in August 2014 as i have a short summer break in Venice. ( one night in San Marco and two nights in Murano Island). The hotel is a family run business and it is just a small place but very convenient as it is not far from the Realto Pier . It is about 5 min walk ( with no luggage ) from the pier so it is very convenient if you come from the Marco Polo airport and landed at the Realto Pier in San Marco island which is where the main attractions in Venices are. You can just take the public boat service (Alilaguna line) and it takes about 40 mins (4th stop from the airport ), after you get off the boat at Realto Pier just walk through the small alleys toward San Marco. If you come to Venice for the first time, you can get lost very easily so i suggest you print out the Google maps direction to walk to hotel. It is just about 400 meters away but trust me ,you can get lost and sweat as the small street in Venice is just too confusing. Location of the hotel is just perfect as you can walk to the Realto Bridge for shopping, and restuarants, and also get on the Gondola boat canal tour there too. It is also not far to walk to San Marco main tourist areas i.e. the palace, the Basilica, and get on the other islands from San Marco ( like Murano, Burano ) . One thing to remember to go to Venice, don't bring big luggage as there is no car taxi to get you to hotels and it will be a big burden to drag along the small street and walk up and down stairs along the canals !
The hotel itself is tiny, i had a single room which is very small - about 2 by 3 meters i guess but it has sufficient facilities i.e. bathroom, bed , closet, TV, hair dryer, luggage stool, small working desk. air conditioned. It was comfortable enough, and i could sleep with no problem although i can hear noise from street a bit as my room is on second floor facing the street. Breakfast was great and was included in the room rate ( i paid 85 Euro which i think was a good deal for San Marco area).
Staff was very friendly too, they helped me with some tour advice and also with luggage carry to the room. I had no complaints at all for this hotel and would recommend it to any budget travellers to Venice .
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