My partner and I stayed at Al Portico for 4 nights in October.
Marina's welcome was very pleasant (both very friendly and very professional), and her advice on restaurants and how to get a discount on boat fees turned out to be very helpful.
We paid 120€ a night, which by Venice standards isn't much and for the price I expected a basic, small room. Both room and bathroom turned out to be quite large, with a nice canal view.
The guesthouse is ideally located: immediately near a vaporetto stop (public transportation boats in Venice), close enough to sights, but in a relatively quiet and "authentic" area (as authentic as Venice can be... ) with lots of nice restaurants and bars.
The main drawback was the bathtub - one of these old-fashioned small tubs with a seat, we couldn't shower without flooding the entire bathroom. Overall the bathroom was large but a bit old.
From the reviews I had read online I excepted noise to be an issue. Our room was on the same floor as the reception and when people were checking in and out it was indeed so loud that it felt like they were in our room. But this happened twice and lasted for about 5 minutes each time.
I would definitely recommend Al Portico if you are looking for a not-too-expensive hotel but are not willing to go the very cheap way (hostel, shared bathroom, or staying on mainland Venice).
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