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Reviewed 19 April 2010

I stayed here with my partner and inlaws for 2 nights in August. We had read so much about how expensive Venice is, so when we got an incredibly good deal in this hotel, our expectations were very low. But we were pleasantly surprised. A little tricky to find at first, because it was our first time in Venice, but very central, just by Piazza San Marco. The joy of walking in through the airconditioned entrance! The hotel is clean, roomy and basic, and so was our room. No frills, but good standard, with the very important aircondition.
There is an enclosed terrace, where we sat in the evening, enjoying wine we had bought on tap during the day. (Not very classy buying it in PET bottles haha, but very tasty and cheap.)
The breakfast was basic, verging on poor.
I would definitely stay here again if I got the same sort of deal- we paid 85 euro a night for a double room, breakfast included!

I have to add that Venice itself was a positive surprise, I had heard so much about it being expensive, smelly and crammed with tourists. There was no smell at all. Transport is expensive, but buy a travelpass for the boats first thing when you arrive, it makes it easier. (We had 1 1/2 days free travel left on our passes when we were leaving, so we gave them to an arriving couple.) Anyway- you can walk most places, Venice is small, and this is the best way to experience it. There are free maps in the trainstation tourist office- very useful! Don't miss taking the boat over to the island Lido, where there is a long sandy public beach. The water is ment to be dirty, but I don't know how true that is.

Venice is full of tourists, but if you just choose the sidestreets it is surprisingly quiet. Food and drink in restaurants is expensive and not great- but the small supermarkets and wine shops are good and cheap! We asked in the hotel for our nearest supermarket, and we bought our water and snacks there cheaply. For lunch we bought something in a bakery, and had it sitting on secluded piers by the canals, feeding the fish. Very romantic, and really lovely. Can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with family
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4  Thank EndlessAdventure
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Reviewed 15 April 2010

A fantastic hotel - we stayed for four nights in a beautiful big room with views of the Doge's Palace and San Marco, for 140 Euros per night. The staff were generally very friendly (just make sure you're not late to breakfast!) and the hotel was clean and well-kept. It is on a small but busy street right by St Mark's - but when you get inside, it's very quiet and calm. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Katie H
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Reviewed 6 December 2009

Hotel Antigo Trovatore has really great location, just a few minutes away from St. Mark Square. At the end of the street there is a boat stop (water tram). Hotel staff is very helpful. There was no problem leaving our baggages near to the reception. The room (2nd floor) was really big, sort of apartment with an suit bath. They deserve 3rd star in my opinion.

Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
1  Thank zagorek
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Reviewed 11 August 2009

Very clean, comfortable bed, quiet rooms. Upgrading to a terrace (shared) room was vell worth it. We never saw any one else on the terrace and were very surprised that the hotel didn't seem very busy. Its a bargain at £100 (nothing in Venice is cheap!) and should really get another star.
Down sides: very basic breakfast, air conditioning was almost too cold at times and temperature couldn't be easily regulated overnight.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Adelle123
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Reviewed 10 January 2007

This hotel is excellent, staff are very friendly and helpful and speak a number of languages. The rooms are clean and big(ish) with excellent air conditioning units. For the price you pay you get more than your moneys worth. The only drawback it the flight of stairs at the front leading into the hotel its quite big, so elderly people or people with disabilities may have difficulty accessing the hotel. The breakfasts were good, good selection of breads criossants yoghurts etc. A variety of juices and tea and coffee are avaible also.

The big attraction of this hotel has to be the location right in the heart of venice next to the main square, piazza san marco. it takes you less than 5 minutes to walk to san marco from the front door of the hotel. from our balcony in the hotel you could see the campanile (bell tower) and the back of the basilica.

When i go back to venice i will definately stay in this hotel Hotel antigo trovatore is fantastic!

  • Stayed: January 2007, travelled with friends
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3  Thank tokeefe5
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