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B&B San Firmino

Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Sestiere Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Ranked #162 of 439 Venice B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Positives: - great location (equal distance from Rialto and San Marco-5mins) - lovely host, extremely helpful and accommodating - comfortable, clean room with modern bathroom, good heating and good view of the canal - adjacent water taxi 'stop' Negatives: - basic breakfast - significant language barrier English/Italian which limited conversation to basic dialog with host - awkward atmosphere in common... More 

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Orange County, California
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24 hotel reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is right in the middle of Venice, a short walk from just about everything. Right on a canal (although pretty much everything is), I'd say about half way between St. Marks and the Rialto Bridge, above a restaurant. We had a 2 bedroom room for the 3 of us (there are not a lot of places that have a... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We stayed with a family of 4 in a spacious family room and really enjoyed our stay. Our room had a private entrance which was kind of nice for coming / going without having to walk through the shared sitting room. The room itself was beautiful with classic furniture - there was a bedroom and then a separate room that... More 

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Seattle, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights in mid-October, 2014. While the location is great, the room was spacious and the host was nice, there are few things that really made it so we would not stay here again. - First, I emailed in advance to make sure I could get a canal view room. Host confirmed, and that's what I... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

This is a cozy B&B right in the heart of Venice. The location is great with quick short walks to S. Marco and Rialto. The owner is very nice. He does not speak to much English but does well. He is very helpful and goes out of his way to get you the information you need.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A privately-run B&B in a historic Venetian house and a truly charming place! I love how authentic feel of the house and antique decor, and comfort provided my the modern conveniences (WiFi, air conditioning, elevator, and, of course, espresso machine in the breakfast room) merge so well there. Superb location - very central (5 min walk from Rialto and San... More 

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13 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We have recently returned from two nights at B&B San Firmino. The location was excellent, although difficult to find when our iPhones told us the wrong building! We arrive by train and then took the number 2 water bus one stop to Rialto Bridge. The building is only 5 minutes walk from there but unfortunately we kept getting lost because... More 

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Privately owned little place, centrally located. Luciano, the owner only has a few rooms but they are beautifully decorated and clean. He was very helpful and always ready to tell us the shortcuts and most economical "locals" way the go. Quiet, rustic 15c., I believe. Sits next to a canal so great view and in the evening live saxophone music... More 

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St. Pete Beach, Florida
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37 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

This is a great location for walking anywhere in Venice. Our room was large charmingly furnished and we even had a fridge. We looked over a small canal and my favorite thing to do was enjoy prosecco in the evening and watching the gondolas go by. We were right off the breakfast room as others mentioned we woke up early... More 

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New York City, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

This is a small and unique place in a good location with big rooms and reasonable price for venice. There are two problems though - the owner does not speak good english and it is sometimes problematic in a place like venice where help is needed. Second thing is our room was entered through the breakfast room and in the... More 

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Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighborhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.


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