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Palazzo Guardi
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Dorsoduro 995, 30123 Venice, Italy (Dorsoduro / Accademia)   |  
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Ranked #96 of 439 Venice B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Orlando, Florida
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Nice Accommodation in a Great Location!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

LOCATION: Easy access [short walks] to several decent restaurants, a very nice supermarket [Billa]; a good Gelletto shop and the Vaporettos [Lines 1, 2 and 5.]

ROOMS: The Junior suite with Canal View that we had [Room 5 for 3 nights] was very large; very clean; and nicely decorated. It had 3 windows which opened easily . The room had a GREAT VIEW down the canal as well as nice views over rooftops. The Beds were comfortable. There was a safe and refrigerator but no hot-pot for making coffee or tea.

BATH: Large, with plenty of hot water and good water pressure. The Shower was in a tub that presented me with a bit of a problem both in getting in and getting out. There were no safety bars over the tub – but, than, very few European hotels have them.

ELEVATOR: Though very small and slow [1 person plus luggage or 2 people max] The elevator seemed new, reliable, and definitely necessary since reception and our room were on the 3rd floor. NOTE: the elevator is only in the main building not in the Annex. In the Annex walk-up is required unless your room is on the ground floor. I m mobility limited. The Elevator was a life saver.

BREAKFAST: 8:00 – 10:00am Large selection - deli, cereals, croissants, pre-cooked egg with cheese, cold hot dog. Fresh fruit, coffee, juice, pastries, cookies, etc. Very adequate- but not exceptional.

STAFF: Valentina, Giorgia, Gackimo; also the night fellow whose name I didn’t get. Five stars all the way. They were very helpful, friendly, and spoke good clear English.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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we work because we’d like that our guests holidays remain a memorable souvenir and we hope you'll remember us!! Thank you for the good feedback, hope to see you again. Best regards.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We stayed in the suites, which are in a different building. The room was huge and quite clean. Walking down the narrow Venice "road" and unlocking the door to get into the building felt very authentic. The location wasn't exactly "prime," but there's really no bad spot in Venice. You're never that far from anywhere else, especially with a vaporetto pass.
The room had windows on two sides that allowed a great view of the canal below.
The breakfast was very basic and not great. The wifi was very slow, which we found to be typical of hotels in Southern Europe.

Overall, we'd definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PalazzoGuardi, Responsabile reception at Palazzo Guardi, responded to this review, March 19, 2015
Dear customers, thank you for your positive review and we hope to welcome you again in our hotel.
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Ghent, Belgium
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We've stayed in this hotel last year and were very pleased with it.
We had the Family Suite: an appartment next door, with two bedrooms and a bath room, fitted for a 5-person family like we are. The room was a slight bit outdated, which is actually fitting in with the Venice atmosphere and did not bother at all. Not taking into account those outdated parts was the room very clean.

The location was very convenient. It isn't easy to find, but taking the boat stop Zattere, it is only two streets away. The hotel is only 2 minutes away from L'Accademia, about 8 minutes away from Guggenheim and 15 minutes away from S.Marco square.

The hotel staff was very friendly. As we were staying next door, we did not have a lot of contact with them - we only passed by at breakfast in the morning.
Breakfast is served in the main building. There is only a suitcase elevator, and the breakfast room is 3 floors high. You need to consider this if you are limited in your movements. The breakfast was very tasty, and plenty in choice.

I would definitely recommend this hotel for families with children and/or other people that are looking for a good price/quality stay. This hotel is suited most for people that like to go their own way.

Room Tip: Families up to 5 should ask for Family Suite.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PalazzoGuardi, Responsabile reception at Palazzo Guardi, responded to this review, January 13, 2015
Dear guest,
thank you for your nice review. We hope to see you again soon.
Best regards.
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Sydney
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is a really good small hotel and the staff are really nice and helpful.
I stayed in a suite for 9 nights over the new year. The suites are in a different building which has a separate breakfast room. I had the large red suite featured in most of the advertisements and it is HUGE. Very comfortable with brilliant canal views. I read a few noise complaints on here before booking but I had no issues. There is double glazing and thick curtains.
Breakfast was alright. Enough choices for everyone. Only problem with breakfast was that for the last few days, I had to go to the main hotel which was a little bit down the road and 3 flights up (but there is a lift). Staff were really really nice and I really enjoyed my stay a lot.
The location is excellent near Accademia and Campo Santa Margherita. It's also really easy to find which is unusual for Venice. It's not too far from the station if you like a walk and don't have too much luggage.
Free strong WiFi was always available.
I would go back any day.

Room Tip: Take a suite
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  • Stayed January 2015, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PalazzoGuardi, Responsabile reception at Palazzo Guardi, responded to this review, January 13, 2015
Dear Sir,
I thank you for your review and I hope to have you again at Palazzo Guardi.
Unfortunately we had to close our second breakfast room in the annex building for a few days, but usually the two rooms are always open.
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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

There was nothing I didn't like. Staff was friendly, courteous and helpful with advice. Room was clean, nicely decorated, comfortable and quiet. Enjoyed the many choices at the free breakfast. While this hotel is down a narrow side street, it is a great location which is accessible to all without the crowds and noise. Would stay here again if opportunity arises.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PalazzoGuardi, Responsabile reception at Palazzo Guardi, responded to this review, January 10, 2015
Dear guest,
thank you for your nice review. We hope to see you again soon.
Best regards.
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We stayed in the Junior Suite which overlooked the canal - just gorgeous. The room is a good size and was very comfortable.
We found the location easy walking distance to all the sights. The neighbourhood was great and had an authentic feel. There were a few bars up the road which we had drinks at and there was a great coffee shop just around the corner.
Our suggestions would be to put an ironing room in the second building where our room was located (we had to walk to the main reception building carrying all the items we wished to iron and then back again. The hotel seems to be spread over 2 buildings that are approx. 5 mins walk from each other). The breakfast was only average the hot food was cold or only luke warm and was pretty basic.
There is also a great restaurant just below (too the right) that is worth visiting.
We would recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Get a room over looking the canal.
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dear guest,
thank you for your nice review. We hope to see you again soon.
Best regards.
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Irthlingborough, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

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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Dear guest,
thank you for your nice review. We hope to see you again soon.
Best regards.
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Address: Dorsoduro 995, 30123 Venice, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Dorsoduro / Accademia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #96 of 439 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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