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Santa Sofia Bed & Breakfast

San Polo, 793 - Ruga Rialto, 30125 Venice, Italy
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1 room 1 adult
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Hamburg, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Ramshackled stinky hole. Don´t trust the photos. Furniture is very old and are falling apart. The whole think smells very penetrant and opening of the window doesn´t help. The matrass and the bed sheets have seen better times.

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paolo m, Proprietario at Santa Sofia Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

In 10 years, my dear lady, I never asked anyone to put a review on Trip Advisor, and then imagine if the h asked her dear lady! Indeed Tripadvisor allows to liars like you Also to write two reviews, .and this is not correct !! if you want to write to other TripAdvisor reviews 10 Allows much to this. Other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Paolo is a very nice host. He contacted us a week in advance with detailed instructions to make sure that we can get to the place. We arrived very late out of check-in time, the extra cost of operation should be applied. However, he make it free. Breakfast was delicious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The room was very nice and Natalie was really welcoming and excellent. It is a good deal overall in my opinion as it is situated near loads of restaurants and not too far from the Rialto Bridge which I used as a landmark.

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Ubatuba, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The staff is very friendly and the hostel is really nice, looks like they care more about having a good time than actually making business. Paulo the owner has many good advices about venice, don't hesitate to ask him.

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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Please do not stay here if you are looking to have an all-round wonderful experience in Venice. We arrived late (10:30PM) our first night here after a long day of travel due to transportation cancellations due to a strike in Italy. I made sure to tell the host we would be arriving late due to the change in travel plans,... More 

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paolo m, Owner at Santa Sofia Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

fortunately on 3 couples that we host every night, .there are very few who complain and write bad. and unfortunately sometime writes stupid. Mixed Passport ?? when we return back those we return them togheter . Too much work to choose the right ?? were 2 people !! not 20 !! They paid 10 euro for late arrival !! are... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

1. The worst downside of this place is there is Only ONE bathroom for all people!! It was a nightmare, waiting for bathroom line early morning and late night, especially with limited time for sightseeing. This place is not supposed to be b&b, it's a just normal house and tries to function as a b&b. So you can feel many... More 

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paolo m, Proprietario at Santa Sofia Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

I do not know you're a normal person or not !! In any web site you've booked, it is written very clear that the bathroom is unique and shared !! and then what do you want? Venice and Florence,, not good not good !! I would like to know where you live! My Bed and Breakfast does not seem legal?... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Our family of 4 stayed in a single room with 1 double and 2 single beds. The rooms are clean, the hosts are friendly, and the location is great, near the Rialto bridge and good restaurants and shopping. This was our first B&B, so I can't compare to others. The breakfast is very basic, with prepackaged buns and biscuits and... More 

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paolo m, Proprietario at Santa Sofia Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

is written very clear in all the web portals, we only rooms with shared bathroom and we do not have air conditioning. 'cause to complain after ?? There are many 3 or 4 star hotel in venice !! please .. is written very clear in all the web portals, we only rooms with shared bathroom and we do not have... More 

New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We had a fantastic experience @ this B&B - the location is brilliant, just a few minutes walk from the Water Bus Stop & the historic Rialto Bridge. Paolo had given us instructions on how to reach the B&B - they were spot on (believe me finding your way in the lanes & alleys of Venice can be a real... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

I ❤️ Venice and Santa sofia hotel was fabulously placed to see and do almost everything. Paolo found us wandering around looking for the hotel on the first day and he is a gracious host, very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was meh however the lovely cappucino set us up for the day. Reasonably priced considering how expensive Venice is and... More 

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Staying in San Polo

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San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest neighborhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi) stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.
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