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Istituto San Giuseppe

Ponte della Guerra | Castello 5402, 30122 Venice, Italy
Istituto San Giuseppe

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was our first convent/monastery stay. We learned that this was not a good fit for us. The shower was just too small for my 6 foot husband. The bed was too short for him. Mosquitoes came in the windows and my face was a mass of swollen bites. The sisters could not have been nicer but my little bit... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Spacious, airy room with ensuite in the heart of Venice. You press a buzzer for staff assistance to exit as well as to enter. But perfect location and great value. We didn't need to use the kitchen. There is a curfew which adds an element of civility. Not hard to find. Wifi not great so teens might complain. We would... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The convent was a wonderful place to escape the crowds yet still be in the midst of everything Venice has to offer. It has everything you need: private bathrooms, opening windows, air-con, a meals room where you can eat plus keep food/drinks in the fridge (coop around the corner to buy goods) and has a microwave and kettle. The Wi-Fi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Staying in Venice is not cheap but one can moderate their costs by staying in a Convent.This is the first C to remember when looking for digs in the city of water. The next Three will bring one to an A- experience in Venice. 1) Convenient: The convent is about 3 Venice blocks off of St. Marks Square.This would be... More 

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las vegas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Stayed at Istituto June 2014. We were able to get a quad. The rooms are basic and very clean. The beds are single with firm comfortable mattresses. There is no tv available. WIFI is almost non existent. The nuns do not speak English but they have a clerical assistant who speaks English and is very helpful. The location is conveniently... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Perfect location, very central. Close to Rialto and San Marco. Room basic but very clean. Bathroom good size and again very clean. Breakfast room for the use of guest were very basic. Sometimes a bit noisy because of school children, but no great problem. Great value for this central and historical accomodation. Would definitely stay again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We stayed here during the summer of 2013 and loved it. It's exactly what our family (of 4) needed during our visit to Venice. Spotlessly clean, comfortable beds (singles), plenty of room and QUITE air conditioning. Plus its near St Marks AND is in a 600 year old school. Leaving every morning through the group of pre-school kids playing in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Smack bang between the Rialto and st marks square, this couldn't have been better placed. Don't know that I could find better value for the location. Immaculately clean and tidy. The sisters were very welcoming and staff very helpful. Perfect place if you don't mind the curfew.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

Great find for family of four including a toddler. Fantastic atmosphere and kind kid loving nuns. But ripped off by Monastery Stays - they charged well over 100 euro for on around a 500€ bill for using their booking service. Book direct with the Convent, of course they speak english or just use Google Translate!

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed 5 days here in March 2014. It is a convent cum primary school just 5 mins from Piazza San Marco. The facilities are basic, single beds quite hard, small but comprehensive ensuite bathroom and basic kitchen facilities downstairs. However it is spotlessly clean, there is a PC in the kitchen which is very handy. The... More 

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