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Hotel Ai Due Principi

Castello 4971 | Fondamenta dell'Osmarin, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Ranked #129 of 383 Hotels in Venice
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very central hotel The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five is that the bed was very uncomfortable The value was good and the size of the family room was also good Small but friendly staff and decent breakfast There are plenty of good places to eat Just stay away from the seafood tourist... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small and wonderfully located hotel within easy walking distance of the major sights. Very welcoming reception and helpful reception staff for the 4 nights we stayed. Its easy to find. Go up the little alleyway from San Zacarria near the statue of Victor Emmanual by the shore. Go through the sunlit square and take the exit to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel is located in a very convenient location, close to Piazza San Marco and near Vaporetto station. Rooms were nice and the size of the bathroom is incredibly large. I will try to stay here again next time I visit this wonderful place. Venice was with no doubt one of my favorite and unique city in Italy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very central location, 5 mins to St marks square or San zaccaria water bus. Beautiful hotel with friendly staff. We stayed in room 106 which has a balcony and views of the canal. This room was ideal for famies as it had a main bedroom and a double sofa bed in an annexe. Breakfast was lovely and evening bar service... More 

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aidueprincipi, Receptionist at Hotel Ai Due Principi, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Good evening from Hotel Ai due Principi****! Thank you so much for writing a review on our hotel, here in Tripadvisor community! Our breakfast has recently renewed, with new items to satisfy more our guests' tastes. We are happy you enjoyed them! I suggest also other guests to keep in consideration our bar, we are getting ready for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The hotel is situated vey conveniently in an ally between San Marco and Castello, close to the vaporetto stop Zaccaria. The rooms are large, nicely decorated an quiet. Staff very helpful. The common space / brackfast room is a bit crammed. Iwas there during the Venice Biennale so as all hotels it was over priced and fully booked

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This hotel is located really conveniently to the key places of interest, which is great as Venice requires a lot of walking and this hotel's central location in a lovely area was fab. The staff were friendly but the hotel services were lacking - we couldn't access the air conditioning, the bar was never staffed, the breakfast wasn't great but... More 

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aidueprincipi, Receptionist at Hotel Ai Due Principi, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking time to write this review! The location is one of our strong points. Few minutes and you can reach the key places of interest easily (if you do not get lost!). Then the a/c was not working due to the city's restriction laws, now we are allowed to use them. And regarding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We have just returned from 4 nights at the Due Principi and cannot praise it highly enough. On the doorstep of central Venice, it nonetheless is a haven of peace, overlooking a quiet canal with the odd drifting gondola. Room was spotless and appeared to have been newly decorated, with a range of facilities and the breakfasts were extensive fresh... More 

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aidueprincipi, Receptionist at Hotel Ai Due Principi, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your awesome review! Yes you are right. The location of our hotel is a peaceful and romantic daydream. Thank you for noticing our fresh and varied buffet breakfast, we really appreciate. (Can't stop to thank you for recommending our boutique hotel!). Will you return to Venice? We will be here, ready to welcome you! We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

It was very easy to get to the hotel from the Train station. It is a 45 minute boat ride. From the railway station Venezia Santa Lucia, use public transport (vaporetto) (I used line 1). Get off at San Marco/ San Zaccaria stop, come to the Vittorio Emanuele monument and go through the passage (sottoportico) leading to Campo San Zaccaria.... More 

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aidueprincipi, Receptionist at Hotel Ai Due Principi, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for choosing Hotel Ai due Principi for your stay in Venice and thank you for writing such a great review here on Tripadvisor! Your directions are great dear Guest! I would like just to add that if you take number one, the boat will do all the stops (passes through the Grand Canal). You can take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Hotel Ai Due Principi was perfect for our trip to Venice. It was located on a quiet canal with our rooms overlooking the water. The rooms were large with comfortable beds, beautiful bathroom and great decor. The staff was helpful and the breakfast was very good. We stayed one night and wish we could have stayed longer. We highly recommend... More 

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aidueprincipi, Receptionist at Hotel Ai Due Principi, responded to this review

Dear Guests, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for such an excellent review here on Tripadvisor! We are very pleased our Hotel was perfect for your trip! Whether you are travelling for business or for pleasure this is the perfect location.. The buffet breakfast has fresh and genuine food for every taste! Finally thank you very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Just returned from a 3 night stay. The hotel is easy to find using the directions on the website and also from Google maps. We were greeted by the wonderful Deborah (I hope that is her name). Who was unfailingly helpful and friendly (note to management - whatever you are paying her, it isn't enough. She is an excellent ambassador... More 

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aidueprincipi, Receptionist at Hotel Ai Due Principi, responded to this review

Dear Guests, You stayed here just for three nights but I still remember you and your friends! Thank you for sharing such a nice feedback here on Tripadvisor! On our website we suggest our guests the directions to get here at the hotel and we are happy you haven't get lost! We can arrange water taxis from the Hotel to... More 

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