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Barababao B&B

#129 of 440 B&Bs / Inns in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Cannaregio 5835, 30131 Venice, Italy
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Ranked #129 of 440 Venice B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This B&B was closer to the Rialto Bridge than you can imagine. The room was all you need on vacation... clean & comfy bed and bathroom. We were there for a hot, humid week in July and the air conditioning worked perfectly. Small fridge to keep our water and soda ready for the morning's excursions. Breakfast was lovely. A pastry... More 

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Newnan, Georgia
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12 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Less than a five minute walk from the Rialto bridge. Close to many of the attractions. Very friendly hosts that speak English. Nice continental breakfast served between 8:30-10:30 am with croissant, coffee, fresh fruit. Small private bathroom and clean room. Nearby a busy street but quite at night. Expect to pay around 125-130 Euros a night. The only issue I... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The owners were incredibly friendly and helpful. The Bed and Breakfast is perfectly located in the center of the city. And for me and my husband, first time visitors of Venice, we appreciated that it was right next to Ponte Rialto, since signs all around the city direct to the famous bridge. So when we got lost, all we had... More 

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Teesdale . Victoria
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Owners could not be helpful enough , family run , family hospitality,room had everything for a couple , free breakfast,free wifi, room was spotless with toilet and shower, close to everything , was difficult to find but ask for Barababao restaurant , entry is next door.We booked 1 month before visiting Venice and owners welcomed us by name , happy... More 

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New Delhi, India
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Very conveniently located, helpful and friendly staff and overall good place. They had free wi-fi and we old access it in our room. Only problem was that when we arrived there on 8th May, it was quite warm and they did not have the Air conditioning working. When we spoke to the landlord, he told us that they connect the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

The location is very central. The room was a bit smelly. It took a day to bring us a second towel. NO WIFI, even if they claim they have it. No reception. When the restaurant is closed, difficult to find someone to help. When the restaurant is open, you don't feel comfortable to ask for help. Bottom line - the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights and I have never had such bad service in all my years of travelling. When we arrived, the person behind the counter totally ignored us. He was making coffee and wasn't interested in even talking to us. After standing around for 10 minutes, my husband wandered into the kitchen and found someone who begrudgingly... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We had a bad experience trying to find this place....arriving at night and being told by several locals different directions. It took 3 hours with heavy suitcases to eventually find this place. Its confusing because it is the name of a restaurant downstairs and the B&B is quite hidden. When we arrived, there was 1 towel for 2 people. The... More 

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Soddy Daisy, Tennessee
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

This is a great location in the Cannaregio section of Venice! Just a short walk north of the Rialto Bridge, Barababao is across the alley-way from the historic church of San Giovanni Grisostomo (in English: Saint John Chrysostom, found in your guide books and easy to find by it’s tall bell tower). The street level of Barababao has a restaurant... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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29 hotel reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

My wife and I loved our stay here the rooms were well appointed but it would have been nice to have at least one English TV station not that we were in our room much. The location was fantastic and the owner or manager is easily accessible downstairs at the restaurant of the same name. The cappuccino at the typical... More 

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Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district) with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution, 2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighborhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.
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