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“Fantastic Italian Hospitality in a beautiful home”
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Sandra B&B
Ranked #8 of 457 Venice B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Belfast, United Kingdom
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525 reviews
110 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic Italian Hospitality in a beautiful home”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

We stayed with Sandra and Leonardo for four nights in early May, having chosen it due to the previous positive reviews, it’s location in one of the quieter, less touristy neighbourhoods of Venice and easy access to the airport via the Vaporetto. We had the canal room, which as the name suggests, overlooks one of the smaller, though very active canals of Venice, in the Cannaregio district. The room was quite small but had excellent built-in wardrobes, which also accommodate our large suitcase, once unpacked. The room also had two chairs and a chest of drawers with tea/coffee making facilities. The bathroom was of a decent size with a large shower and good-sized vanity unit around the basin. We only used the Aircon on one evening and it was very effective as well as being super quiet. During our four night stay, our towels and bed linen were changed after the second night; to be honest, the bedding would have done for the four nights but it was good to get the towels changed as they never dry properly in between use so quickly take on a damp smell. The trek from the Fundamenta Nuove water bus stop is not that far but with heavy luggage it is bad enough, particularly as every bridge has steps on both sides and then on arrival at Sandra’s there are a further three flights of steps but we knew this as it is made very clear on the B&B website and Sandra has even gone to the trouble of providing step by step, directions with accompanying photographs, which was extremely helpful. Sandra offered to help with our luggage and also attempted to open the second half of the glass door but we managed without help and she then left us to get settled in, giving us a very good map of Venice, together with her own self-produced local map with restaurants, shops, bars, etc. numbered on the map by location with details on a separate sheet, which, was once again very useful and a very nice touch, which epitomises Sandra’s careful attention to detail and clear desire to ensure her guests are well catered for. After a quick freshen up, we went out for a quick explore and to have dinner; the B&B is in a charming, quiet residential area but within minutes of leaving the B&B and crossing two small bridges, we were in the heart of bustling Strada Nuova. We loved the neighbourhood of Cannaregio and found plenty of lovely little bars and restaurants, many offering canal side dining and drinks. Sandra and Leonardo take great pride in their home and in the hospitality they provide; this was epitomised by the ever changing table cloth, napkins and matching glassware each morning together with the excellent and varied breakfast; I must have tried 20 different Italian cheeses over four mornings, just don’t ask me to remember them all! A different fruit platter or fruit salad was provided each today together with different meats and a homemade savoury baked dish and a different cake every morning, together with a different type of freshly squeezed juice. In addition, Sandra made us lovely, fresh, strong hot chocolate every morning rather than tea or coffee; she was quite wonderful. Many of her guests have returned to Venice and her B&B many times over and if we should return to Venice in the future, we would definitely stay in Sandra’s.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Benicia, California
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights in March 2014. Sandra and Leonardo were very nice to us. They have a beautiful home that looks like it could be a museum. They lay out a fabulous spread for breakfast. The canals outside are rather busy with commercial boat traffic. This could wake you up pretty early if you sleep with the windows open. Otherwise, just a wonderful place to stay to explore Venice.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

I have again spent six nights at Sandra B & B in Venice. Perhaps unadventurous but why change when it is so good. Quiet location, but only minutes from the Vaporetto. The Attic suite is spacious with a roof terrace (altana)

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bentleigh, Australia
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

As always I search Tripadvisor for the best and interesting places to stay. This B&B seemed to stand out but I was concerned it may be too far away from the popular tourist spots. How wrong was I and I almost changed it! We had visited Venice some years ago and just wanted somewhere to call home for this visit. Sandra, the perfect host, has a beautiful home, a breakfast to die for, a typical compact Italian bedroom but a nice quiet location. We frequented the local cafés and restaurants and found it less populated by the hordes of tourists and much more enjoyable. And in 3 days we still had time to tour the main areas twice. The 20 min walk was always enjoyable because of the abundance of quality shops.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Plonevez-du-Faou, France
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

We chose Sandra's from TripAdvisor reviews for its location - it was everything we expected and everything we wanted. We're not very good at being tourists and it was a real relief to stagger away from the crowds of people holding up phones and tablets into a part of the city where people were just getting on with their lives - and not a mask shop in sight! As close as we could hope to get in just a few days to seeing what living in Venice might be like

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

I cannot speak highly enough of Sandra and this magnificient B&B. I stayed with a friend in the attic room and was just amazed at the beauty and tranquility whilst sitting on the roof top enjoying Sandras home made cake each afternoon with a lovely cup of tea.

The room was spot on for cleanliness, the breakfast was to die for. The location is superb and the service is outstanding.

For my friend and I whom had not had any experiences staying at B&B's this will sure take some beating!

I would highly recommend this property and will most certainly be back when I can.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Coral Springs, Florida
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

We very much enjoyed our stay in the wonderful home of Sandra and Leonardo. The B&B is away
From all the crowded areas yet close enough to walk around the city easily. I will recommend the porter service that was suggested to us as an option by Sandra, if you have larger luggage it is very helpful to have someone ( porter) with a cart to push over the bridges. Sandra's breakfast
Each morning was divine. The rooms are very clean with good storage. This B&B is a wonderful option for your stay in a truly magnificent city. Would highly recommend this B&B .

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sandra B&B
Address: Sestiere di Cannaregio 2452, 30121 Venice, Italy
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Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Cannaregio
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Ranked #8 of 457 B&Bs / Inns in Venice
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