Castello 4943, Salizada Zorzi, Venice, Italy
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Mature travellers, Singles, Art, Sightseeing
Best for On a budget - Expert review of Ai Tagliapietra
Owner Lorenzo meets his guests right off the vaporetto at San Zaccaria and escorts them to this simple but cosy four-room b&b. Recently refurbished, the whole place is bright and spotless, and the atmosphere is Venetian-homely.
Not much more than five minutes’ walk from St Mark's, and only a little more to the Rialto, this b&b is close to lively Campo Santa Maria Formosa and handy for all the major sights. It’s a little difficult to find at first: I advise you to take Lorenzo up on his offer to meet you off the boat.
Rooms are uncluttered and surprisingly spacious at these prices, and each has an en suite bathroom with shower. The décor is simple, the bathrooms surprisingly well equipped.
The bright breakfast room-lounge isn’t huge, but the means for making tea and coffee are always available, and there’s a fridge where guests can keep their own supplies cool, which is handy if you’re planning to picnic rather than dine out. Lorenzo keeps a laptop and printer handy for guests’ use.
Breakfast is simple but fresh, with pastries brought in each morning from a nearby bakery.
Host Lorenzo will bend over backwards – without ever intruding – to make sure your stay is memorable. His restaurant and sightseeing tips are always spot-on.
This b&b is popular with more mature travellers (despite the fact that there are stairs to deal with), and with families.
The rates for double rooms in low season are a bargain for this very central position.
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