Ai Tagliapietra

Castello 4943, Salizada Zorzi, Venice, Italy

Price from: £70

Ai Tagliapietra b&b - bedroom

By Anne Hanley, your Venice expert

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#29 of 40
expert-rated hotels in Venice
Expert overall rating:3.9 out of 5
Location:
4.3
4.3
Bedrooms:
4
4.0
Eating/drinking:
3.7
3.7
Public areas:
3.7
3.7
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
4.5
4.5
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Mature travellers, Singles, Art, Sightseeing

Best for On a budget - Expert review of Ai Tagliapietra

Surprisingly spacious rooms in this cheerful, good-value b&b near St Mark’s.

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.

Location: 

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.

Bedrooms: 

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.

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Public areas: 

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.

Eating and drinking: 

Breakfast is simple but fresh, with pastries brought in each morning from a nearby bakery.

Service: 

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.

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Who stays there: 

This b&b is popular with more mature travellers (despite the fact that there are stairs to deal with), and with families.

Price advice: 

The rates for double rooms in low season are a bargain for this very central position.

Pros: 
Extremely good value
Charming helpful host
Central position
Cons: 
Some stairs to negotiate
Not much in the way of public space

More information on Ai Tagliapietra:

Price from:
£70
Type:
Bed & Breakfast
Address:
Castello 4943, Salizada Zorzi, Venice, Italy
Amenities:
High-Speed Internet
Neighbourhood:
Castello

Have you been to Ai Tagliapietra? Would you recommended it?