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“A hidden gem” 5 of 5 stars
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Palazzo Guardi
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Dorsoduro 995, 30123 Venice, Italy (Dorsoduro)   |  
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Ranked #99 of 433 Venice B&B and Inns
Irthlingborough, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our second visit to this delightful Hotel. We again stayed in a junior suite in the annexe overlooking a small canal. The staff are lovely and very obliging. The location is fantastic. Just a stones throw from the Academia Art Gallery and vaparetto stop. We will be back next year.

Room Tip: The annexe is away from the main Hotel and has very luxurious rooms. Well worth the extra.
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  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Berlin, Germany
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12 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its true, the house is old.but it is only one floor with some rooms and you can listen to all what happened at reception or at the breakfast.Its a special athmosphere and the stuff do the best.Its also not easy to find because the street is doubled in Veneice and there is only a small symbol at the door.The room is small and clean and give with its furniture a little view to the old Venice.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made reservations online and got our confirmation number, but when I sent the hotel a phone number for us while we were in Italy, I got a response that our reservation had been lost. We didn't get our originally reserved room, but the staff did arrange other rooms for our two nights stay. The staff were most helpful and pleasant. As others have noted, it is slightly hard to find as it only occupies the top floor and roof loft of a three story building, and the actual entrance is down a narrow alley (we later saw a sign for the hotel at the alley entrance, about 2.5m high on the alley wall). There is a very small elevator, which we used only when moving our luggage; otherwise, we took the stairs to burn off all that gelato and pasta. It was clean, quiet, and the breakfast was pleasant. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portland,texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

After making the reservations,the hotel sent a you tube video on how to find it in the maze called Venice. Quietly tucked away in an alley,it is a convenient location to walk to water front or take the taxi to St. Marks. Right outside the hotel is a great place for drinks and nibbles...can't remember the name but the front desk directed us there when we told them we just needed a quick bite before exploring the city. Staff friendly and helpful.

Stayed October 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Myself and my friend stayed here for 3 nights in oct, we struggled to find the place because it's literally down a dark alley and you have to look very hard to find it. Luckily I had already researched where to go on google maps before I arrived in venice a few days before. The hotel entrance is a little spooky since no lights were on, and all that we saw was this weird contraption which turned out to be the lift. I wouldn't recommend using it if staying here as it feels like your going to fall straight down to the bottom! On the 3rd floor where the hotel was we were greeted by a friendly receptionist who shown us to our room. Our room was beautifully decorated and immaculately clean, although I did think it would of been bigger. Our room looked out onto a little garden which seemed to be like someone's apartment, which I didn't feel safe with.

Breakfast was okay, although the food did go cold and I was left with cold omelette and sausages. I think there could of been more choice.

Although, The location is brilliant as you are kept out of the manic tourist spots such as St marks sq and it's only short walk from the main attractions in venice. There's local shops and restaurants near the hotel as well which is also handy. There's also 2 vaperetto stops such as Zattere and academia.

Staff are very friendly and seemed very nice. The only downside to this hotel was I don't think the price matches to the hotel, it's such a small hotel so I thought it would be cheaper. However I did enjoy my stay here and would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Venice for the first time.. But research where it is before hand to avoid getting lost!

Stayed October 2014, traveled with friends
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

we just returned from our trip to Italy. we stayed at the Palazzo Guardi and really enjoyed our stay.
what is good about it:
-the location. it is in the Dosoduro section of Venice. It lies in between 2 Vaporetto stops, Zattere and Academia. so it was extremely convenient when getting around. the crowds were left to fight San Marco Sq.
-the rooms. they were large and well appointed. our room overlooked the canal. the AC was fantastic. could cool the room down to a very comfortable degree.
-the annex. while it is not in the main hotel, it is actually a very convenient. we felt like we had our own apartment. after the day our party of 4 would sit outside our rooms in the breakfast area and open up a bottle of wine and have some snacks while reviewing our photos.
-quietness. when the windows are closed the outside world is blocked out.
-the price. a good value for Venice.
-convenience to small restaurants, gelato shops, and wine stores.
-directions. the hotel is a little difficult to find but they have a great you tube video showing you how to get there from the Vaporetto stop. Way to go!!

what they need to improve:
-WIFI was iffy and not always working the best
-our room had a tub and a hand held shower attachment. while not the end of the world, it would have been quite simple to put an attachment shower high so you didn't need to hold it in your hand while trying to lather up.
but these two things are extremely minor when looking at the whole picture.
i recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to venice

Stayed October 2014, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is a simple 3 * style hotel in Venice in the Dorsoduro district near the Accademia museum. I think it offers good value for money, the room was clean and the bathroom spacious. The shower worked very well and there was always hot water. Breakfast was plentiful and varied and the staff were helpful and friendly. My only criticism is that it is extremely hard to find. I arrived on my own after dark, and had to ask a nearby shop for directions otherwise I would never have found it. It was tucked away in a tiny dark alley and there are no signs anywhere or directions to help you find it. I am sure every single visitor would have to ask for directions, which must annoy nearby shopkeepers constantly. Some come of sign Must be put up to direct travellers to your door.

Room Tip: I chose a room in the annexe to keep the cost down and it was very quiet.
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Dorsoduro 995, 30123 Venice, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Dorsoduro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #99 of 433 B&Bs / Inns in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Palazzo Guardi 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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