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Hotel Antigo Trovatore
Ranked #149 of 384 Hotels in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 January 2012

We booked this through easyjet and arrived before Christmas for a three day break. It was very reasonably priced and in an incredibly central setting. The hotel is easy to find in the calle before the Hotel Danieli. The people on the reception were helpful but not fussy. We had asked for a higher room and were really pleased with room 304 which overlooked the rooftops between the hotel and St Mark's square. We could see the bells from the bed in the room. The room was very clean, everything was white and there were many windows which allowed the room to be flooded with light. The bathroom (which included a bath!) was large and clean. Be prepared to hear the bells at midnight and 7am from St Mark's. This was amazing value for money and I thoroughly recommend it.

Room Tip: Ask for a higher room overlooking St Mark's square.
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 October 2011

We stayed here the night of 6 October before a cruise the following day. The cost for us was 142 euros, which was good for the area. Just down an alley and over one bridge before getting to St. Mark's Square, accessible (over one bridge) to the San Zaccaria water bus stop. Quiet room with air conditioning, typical European bed. The room was large enough for our large suitcases. The hotel was clean. Biggest complaint I've seen is the flight of stairs you have to ascend to get to the front desk. It isn't fun with a couple of large suitcases, but certainly not a deal-killer. There is an elevator after you get past that hurdle. The front desk staff were helpful and we were able to leave our luggage in the lobby the next day. Breakfast was decent and was included in our price.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank trekker243
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Reviewed 2 October 2011

We stayed 4th – 8th September 2011. The hotel is in an excellent location and we found the staff to be cheerful, very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was as described with a happy smiley waitress who provided an assortment of breads and preserves, fruit juices, various tea or various coffees and was it was served promptly. The room although somewhat small was very clean with a comfortable bed, had its own fridge and a balcony to sit out on. The spacious shower room was modern and clean.
The steps up to reception were quite steep particularly if you have heavy luggage but a stair lift was available if needed. On numerous occasions we approached the receptionists for help and found them all happy and enthusiastic to offer advice and information about the area, the transport system etc.
Wi-Fi is provided free of charge in the hotel and signal strength was strongest in reception but still accessible in our room although it could be intermittent. We found that the username and password changed daily (!?) so approach reception if you are unable to log-on and they will provide you with new ones on a printed sheet.
If we visit Venice again we will have no hesitation in staying at Hotel Antigo Trovatore again and have already recommended it to friends.
Word of warning concerning the fish restaurant ‘La Gondola’ opposite the hotel entrance – although the food was of average quality, the bill was absolutely extortionate as we expected to pay approx. 60-70 euros but ended up paying 127 euros. One of us chose lasagne and salad and the other had a selection of the ‘fish of the day’ which was recommended by the waiter and we were assured by him that this would NOT be expensive. Drinks were one bottle of still water and one beer. We were astonished at the price and objected strongly but to no avail. We will NOT be returning to ‘La Gondola’ if we visit Venice again.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank gobbinBolton
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Reviewed 29 September 2011

We had a great 3 nights stay in this hotel. Our room was facing the street which was a bit noisy during the day, but it wasn't a problem at night. The room itself had everything we needed and it was cleaned every day. The breakfast was very basic, but I guess it's normal for a small 3 star hotel. I will reccomend this hotel to everybody who's on a budget (we paid 92 euro per night plus 3 euro pp per night city tax).

Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
2  Thank IvanD
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

It is is very difficult to rate the location of the hotel. On the one hand, very close to San Marco and the vaporetto. On the other hand why you heed this closeness by itself?
Service is minimal. We waited for the settling during 4 houers while most visitors of the city are there only 4 hours of less.
The room is clean. Very funny towel. The impression that it is cuted pieces of sheets:).
My advices are, firstly, to choose a hotel far away from San Marco and to be in the city from 17 pm till 10 am. At other times, the city looks like creepy anthill.

Room Tip: The machine preparing great coffee for one euro is close to reception. The hotel is proud of the...
  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Victor_1961_10
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Reviewed 4 September 2011

We were on a relatively tight budget throughout our trip and therefore never imagined being able to afford to stay at a decent place on the island of Venice for 3 nights. That was until we stumbled across this place and it was fantastic value! Not only were we happy with the fact that it was on the island, but it is also literally only a few footsteps from San Marco.

• Location, location, location…love it!! So convenient, close to ferries/vaporettos, the waterfront, and San Marco. We enjoyed seeing San Marco first thing in the morning when there’s barely anyone around, and late at night when it was totally quiet and empty…very romantic.

• The hotel was very easy to find. Enter their full address "Calle delle Rasse 4534, 30122 Venice" into Google Maps and zoom in all the way, this will show you exactly where it is. Do not simply enter "Hotel Antigo Trovatore" into Google Maps, this will point to the wrong place. Basically it's in a small street directly opposite the San Marco vaporetto stop. Very convenient and easy.

• Cute and spacious room, nicely decorated, clean and quiet. We were on the western side of the hotel on one of the upper levels, away from the street, so the only noise we heard was from San Marco's tower ringing - this does stop throughout the night though.

• View of San Marco's tower & the Doge's palace from our room

• All of the staff we met were friendly, helpful and had excellent English. Responsive to emails prior to arriving.

• Wasn't any problem to leave our bags in the lobby for some time after checking out.

• Breakfast was included in our cheap room rate and it was decent

Really can't find anything to fault about it! We loved our stay here & ADORED Venice, it was a fantastic couple of days!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank laguida
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Reviewed 31 August 2011

We struggled to find it intially but after a little bit of friendly advice from a local we was there and as everyone says it is a brilliant location, clean and well worth the money. I did have a few issues the first being the women on reception - we couldn't get her to smile for love nor money! We was given their disabled room which meant the toilet was too tall and the shower too short but quite spacious. Our biggest issue was the noise and therefore the lack of sleep - you can hear everything from the busy street below so take earplugs. Overall I would recommend this hotel for the location just be prepared to comprimise on other things.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Don1980
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Address: Calle delle Rasse 4534, 30122 Venice, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Castello
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#128 Family Hotel in Venice
#142 Romantic Hotel in Venice
Price Range: £79 - £770 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Antigo Trovatore 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A familiar and confortable enviroment embraces the guests at the ANTIGO TROVATORE Hotel. Located at less one hundred meters from the splendid ST. Mark’s Square, in the heart of Venice, the hotel is easily reached from the Riva degli Schiavoni where there are a number of boat stops for the city water transportation system and where our street, Calle delle Rasse, opens out into. ... more   less 
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