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Oceano Mare B&B

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Castello - Calle Dona 2703, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Ranked #26 of 439 Venice B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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seattle, WA, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We just spent 3 nights there, and enjoyed it very much! Nicola is great, very friendly, helpful, and funny, and does his best to make people feel comfortable and at home. Location is great: neighbood is quiet and friendly, very close to Biennale and the Gardens, 5 minute walk to a good grocery store and the vaporetti, 10 minute walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

This B&B is a great find. The location is brilliant, a short walk to Piazza San Marco and yet just back enough from the main streets to get you away from the large tourist groups and tourist prices at restaurants and bars. Rooms are generous for Europe and have all that you could require including a few extras such as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Nicola was a wonderful host. We arrived pretty late at night, and there he was waiting to pick us up at the Arsenale, identifying landmarks to make sure we knew the way back for the next few days. He even insisted on carrying our luggage, was really thankful for that. His recommendations of places and food were good too -... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Nicola is such a wonderful host, making our four day stay even more enjoyable by being the perfect tour guide with all his knowledge. Even though we were delayed he picked us up at Arsenale, walking us to the B & B showing us helpful landmarks which eased us into our stay. The rooms were so homely, breakfast what a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Simpatia, modi informali e amichevoli seppur nella migliore professionalità ed efficienza, l'accoglienza fin dalla fermata del vaporetto Arsenale, la sintonia con la Venezia più vera e lontana dai luochi comuni turistici, la tranquillità e la bellezza del luogo, il delizioso piccolo ma splendido palazzetto con una storia avventurosa da conoscere ... Sono stato tante volte a Venezia prima, fin da... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We recently just got back from four days at the Oceano Mare B&B and it was easily one of the highlights of our trip! Nicola, who owns the property with his wife, is one of the nicest and most humble people I think we've ever met; he picked us up at the Arsenale and insisted on carrying my extremely heavy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Beautiful B&B, lovely room! We were upgraded to a family room (which was lovely). Nicola is such a wonderful host, so friendly and made us feel at home. Close to St Marks and all other tourist attractions, and short distance from the ferry. Our room was clean and spacious. We followed the map (found on their website) and got there... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Quiet location, easy to get to St Mark's where all the tourists are. The rooms were outdated, but that's expected. Breakfast was small and light, the coffee/hot chocolate machine was available all day was great. We had no clue that there was even a fridge in the room until our last day! Would have been great if we bothered to... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

We spent 4 nights at Nicola's B&B, and we particularly appreciated Nicola's emthousiasm and knowledge of Venice! The standard room is charming and very clean. Location is quite and not too far from city animation. And again, special thanks to Nicola and his precious tips!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Venice is one of our favorite cities in Europe, so we have been in Venice plenty of times and we now a lot of the city. Now we tried out a B&B and we were really happy with our choice. Nicolas Oceano Mare is located in a calm, not famous, but for us - lovely quarter. It is not so... More 

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Staying in Castello

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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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