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Centro Culturale Don Orione Artigianelli

Zattere Dorsoduro 909/A, 30123 Venice, Italy
Centro Culturale Don Orione Artigianelli
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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
    5 of 5 stars
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Ft Worth, TX
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2009

Although we booked this stay through a convent/monastery booking service, this is far from being either. It has been recently renovated with amenities to match most contemporary hotels. It was easy to reach via the vaporetto from the Santa Lucia train station. Once you arrive at the Zaterre stop, you'll find the monumental facade of the Church of Gesuati just... More 

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boulder co
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2009

They took us in when the Galleria, just down the street, would not honor our reservation. The rooms were simple but spacious, with bathrooms en suite. There is wi-fi when it works, for a fee. Breakfasts were just fine, and you can take your food into the courtyard and enjoy the morning light. Transportation from the airport is easy via... More 

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Central Coast, Sydney Aust.
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2008

We loved Venice and stayed at the Don Orione after coming off the Queen Victoria cruise ship. I was looking for cheaper accommodation and checked our the monastery / convent options. Was delighted to come across this one and was sold on it as it looked so clean (and dust-free - important as my daughter has dustmite allergy), without being... More 

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San Diego, CA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2008

Don't let the category religious place fool you - this is one modern hotel! They had completely renovated the place that it contains state-of-the-art lighting, fixtures, etc. I liked that the hotel is located away from the hub of things. It was quiet, very clean, and spacious. The room that was given to us (there were 3 of us) was... More 

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Rome, Italy
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2008

Excellent location and stay at Don Orione. The rooms are large sized and clean. No TV but this does not seem necessary in Venice! We were only two but they do seem to have a number of other size rooms - singles and family size with four beds. The location is excellent and the easiest way to arrive is from... More 

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Guildford, England
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48 reviews 48 reviews
35 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2008

It is true that the rooms are 'minimalist' - no TV, radio or other unnecessary fripperies of any kind here! - but they are spotlessly clean and very comfortable. We were with a group of friends and were probably, therefore, in the room less than usual - going out at 0930 and often not back before 2330. Breakfast was more... More 

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Houston, TX
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2008

Booked based on tripadvisor and travelguide reviews and was very happy. My husband and I stayed for 2 nights in April 2008. Very clean, recently updated with simple decor. Great location, staff and price. If you are looking for simple, safe and affordable accomodations I would recommend.

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2007

I highly recommend this centre. As a single female traveler who is transitioning from her hosteling days, I felt very fortunate to have happened upon such excellent accommodation. The centre is a clean, modern facility with a very welcoming staff and a social conscience. It is conveniently located by the Academia Bridge and is steps from the canal. I would... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2007

I recently stayed at this establishment for 3 nights. The room, and the entire center, was immaculate. Breakfast was provided each morning and was more than sufficient to start the day in Venezia. One outstanding feature of this religious guesthouse is its location. It is a very short walk to two vaporetto stops, Academia on the Grand Canal and Zattere.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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27 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2007

In July 2007, I stayed at the Centro Culturale Don Orione Artigianelli. It was wonderful. The staff was friendly, breakfast was hearty and the location is excellent.

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