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“Lovely atmosphere, excellent location and incredible value!” 5 of 5 stars
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Albergo San Samuele
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Salizzada San Samuele | San Marco 3358, 30124 Venice, Italy   |  
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Ranked #114 of 383 Hotels in Venice
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Lovely atmosphere, excellent location and incredible value!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

If you're looking for a place to stay in Venice, you'll have noticed how ridiculously expensive everything is there. We paid €4.50 for a bottle of water! Accommodation is no exception.

After a LOT of searching, we found San Samuele - probably the best value place to stay in Venice. It's not just the prices either; the hotel was incredibly functional - very clean, soaps and mosquito tablets provided etc.

Moreover, there was free wifi throughout. And I really mean throughout - they had loads of routers so there'd be fast wireless internet everywhere. I'd not seen this done before and it was really appreciated, helping us check emails and decide what to do.

The location was also excellent. It's very central and easy walking distance to the main attractions. The area also seems quite up-market and local too, with several galleries. Venice is a maze and a lot of streets are dead ends that take you a canal and nothing else. Here, it's as simple as taking a water bus/ vaporetto straight from the train station/bus station to San Samuele (number 2 line) and walking for three minutes in a straight line. This is such a pleasure when you've been exploring all day and don't want to spend hours looking for your hotel!

But I think best of all for us was the warm and welcoming attitude of the staff. They were all just so incredibly friendly and helpful. The hotel has a very positive 'vibe' because of that. It's a lovely base to explore Venice from, and fully recommended.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sansamuele, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Albergo San Samuele, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Dear Ben,
thanks so much for this lovely note you reserved us! It's great to know that people feel a positive vibe here! So rewar5ding for all of us! So we are happy you spent some lovely time in Venice, discovering its beauties and magnificent landscapes, happy for the fact that you felt like home when here and that you recommend our structure. Thanks again, looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.
Kind regards
Hotel San Samuele
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Folks, ya' don't stay here on your honeymoon, but for all other travel, this is the ticket. Finding a cheap hotel in Venice is extremely daunting, but the San Samuele makes cheap respectable. My single room with shared bath in June was 63 euro and the room was just fine, the shared bath very clean and always available. There was a heat wave when I was here, but the fan provided adequate ventilation for a good and quiet nights sleep--yes, it's a quiet yet strategic location which is very important in Venice.

Believe all the positive reviews below because the San Samuele is the kind of place that gives shoestring travel a good name. Buon viaggio!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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sansamuele, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Albergo San Samuele, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Dear Guest,
many thanks for this positive review you wrote us, we know Venice is quite an expensive city to visit and we are happy you could find the right hotel at the right price for you. As you said, the hotel is in a strategic position, close to the San Samuele Vaporetto stop and at a stone's throw to the main monuments and attractions. So we are happy you spent some lovely days with us anjoying both the services of our structure as well as the city and its beauties.
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Xi'an, China
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

The best things about the hotel are the location and the friendliness. The staff are warm and really take the initiative in helping out to avoid tourist traps and recommend places to go beyond the obvious ones. The location is really convenient, 10 minutes to Rialto and 10 to St Mark's Square, there's even a handy Alimentari nearby.
Slight disadvantages in terms of no air con and a rather cramped bathroom, as well as two single mattresses pushed together posing as a double. Mostly very pleased with our stay however.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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sansamuele, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Albergo San Samuele, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Dear Guest,
thanks for choosing Hotel San Samuele, I'm pleased you had a lovely stay and enjoyed our company. As you said the hotel is at a stone's throw to the major historical monuments, still in a quite area, close to the vaporetto stop and many other facilities as you mentioned. Thanks again, looking forward to welcoming you again, kind regards
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Essex UK
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Ok, this place is not five star by any means but it's cheap and the people who work there are amazingly friendly and helpful. But the best part is the location - slap bang in the middle of everything. Ten mins walk to the Rialto, ten mins to St Mark's Square. You might have trouble finding the hotel - we did - but don't let that put you off. If you want to do Venice on a budget then this is for you. Make sure you've got your walking shoes on though as there's a lot of steps to climb to some rooms.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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sansamuele, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Albergo San Samuele, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Dear Emma,
thanks a lot for the kind note you left us; we were delighted in having you here during your stay in Venice. Thanks for underlining the fact that the hotel is within walking distance from most famous monuments and places. We are happy the room and the hotel services met your expectations! Looking forward to welcoming you again,
kind regards
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Have been staying in this lovely place already twice in a single room and a triple room with the bathroom. I just love the location, you can get everywhere from San Samuele and walk all over Venice. Piazza with all caffes for breakfast is just around the corner. Rooms are very nice, clean, all the facilities worked perfectly. Very helpful people on the reception. Many thanks to Lucia for the hospitality and advices on Venice. Love the street where it is situated. Wifi is superfast and free! Library is charming, have lots of travel guides and some art books and magazines. Will definitely recommend San Samuele to my friends and will definitely come back.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sansamuele, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Albergo San Samuele, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Dear Jared,
it was such a pleasure having you at the San Samuele Hotel, thank you so much for the kind review you left us, because it not only underlines the fact that the hotel has a perfect central location, with most attractions within a walking distance, but mostly because you've rewarded our job, our way to deal with guests which is exactly as you've described it. We love making your stay a complete success and we try to give all possible news and information that can help and ease the guests' stay.
Thank you
Kind Regards
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Glendora, California
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Thanks to their Web site, the location was simple to find. Very important given the twists and turns Venice can force upon first-time visitors. Hotel staff was extremely helpful, providing maps and recommending restaurants and local orchestras. The room was comfortable, nicely decorated and had all amenities needed including wi-fi. A great value in Venice and a nice, quiet location away from the tourist hustle.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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sansamuele, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Albergo San Samuele, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Dear Jared,
it was such a pleasure having you at the San Samuele Hotel, thank you so much for the kind review you left us, because it not only underlines the fact that the hotel has a perfect central location, with most attractions within a walking distance, but mostly because you've rewarded our job, our way to deal with guests which is exactly as you've described it. We love making your stay a complete success and we try to give all possible news and information that can help and ease the guests' stay.
Thank you
Kind Regards
Hotel San Samuele
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Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We had a great experience at Algergo San Samuele.
It's located a few steps from the vaporetto ride from the train station (a bit further if you are arriving late). It's less than 10 min walk from Piazza Di San Marco, where all the action is.
Staff is really nice and friendly.
I definetly recommend it!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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sansamuele, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Albergo San Samuele, responded to this review, August 15, 2014
Dear Valeryia,
wonderful to see you again and thanks a lot for the kind note you left us, it points out all major characteristics of the hotel, like its central position, most monuments are within walking distance; the hotel services, like the internet point and wifi access. It's always a pleasure for us helping our visitors with correct and detailed information on places to go to eat, or things to do in the city. Many thanks again, looking forward to your next visit!
kind regards
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Address: Salizzada San Samuele | San Marco 3358, 30124 Venice, Italy
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Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#96 Family Hotel in Venice
#116 Romantic Hotel in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Albergo San Samuele 1*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Albergo San Samuele is located in the heart of Venice, near the Rialto bridge and the Accademia and very close to the Palazzo Grassi. It is just five minutes walking from St. Mark's Square, in a quiet central position. Hotel San Samuele provides a friendly atmosphere with pleasant simple clean budget rooms many of which are sunny, with fans in summer. The rooms are quiet and overlook a typical street or an inside small court. ... more   less 
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