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Taverna San Lio

Castello 5547/46, 30122 Venice, Italy
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed about a year ago. A small b&b above a little cafe / restaurant. Good location, but a little tricky to find at the first time of asking. The room was comfortable and clean. Breakfast was very basic. Overall pretty decent value for money given prices in venice. Is this the smartest accommodation in the world - no, but it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a return trip to Venice and we managed to find the restaurant we had enjoyed a few years ago. We chose the Tourist Menu as it is such good value 19 Euros and the restaurant was just as we remembered it. The staff are very attentive and the food was delicious. Would definitely recommend this restaurant - first... More 

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New Jersey, USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Bottom line: while the room was decent, this property was falsely advertised and not at all what I expected. Superb location. The Taverna San Lio is not a hotel, an inn, or a B and B. It is 4 renovated rooms on the second floor of a somewhat dilapidated building. The room itself was decent, and breakfast was OK, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Our room was spacious and clean and was on a lovely alley a bit away from the crowds but an easy walk to the Rialto Bridge and San Marcos Square. The restaurant below served an included continental breakfast with delicious home made rolls and pastry but it was minimal with no protein. We ate dinner and lunch at the restaurant... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

The rooms are street facing and were extremely noisy. The owners have a restaurant downstairs and we heard loud talking and people on the streets all night. The room is spacious and breakfast is the worst I've had in Italy. Stale cake and warm bread and nothing else. For the price you pay, all you get back is worth peanuts.... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Very very good. Both the pizza and the meat we ordered were the best we ate during our stay in Venice. It's a bit tricky to find these small tavernas when you walk around, but often much better than the usual touristic restaurants. Don't miss it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Stayed 1 night on our 23 day backpacking trip through Europe and everything at this quaint b&b was perfect for an affordable short stay. Nice large bedroom/bathroom and the restaurant downstairs is worth a stop as well. Thanks for hospitality! Ciao!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We stayed at the Taverna San Lio at the end of June for three nights. The main consideration for choosing the hotels was it's central location, and proximity to the main sights - we were not to be disappointed. Although we booked via Hotels.com, we received some really good communication direct from the hotel, with clear instructions, such as advice... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We stayed in the 'green room' for 2 nights. The room was very spacious, well decorated, and the bathroom was immaculate and looked brand new. The AC and Wifi worked well. There is a safe and a locking wardrobe, plus 3 keys just to get into the room so it was very secure. We were shown up by the woman... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We stayed at Taverna San Lio for 2 nights. It was easy to get to by Vaparetto from the airport and the lovely Veronica provided great service to us both as guests of the hotel and diners in the down stairs restaurant. It was less than 5 min walk to the main sites and while the street that the taverna... More 

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