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“Nice budget accommodation in an expensive city” 4 of 5 stars
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Al Campaniel
S. Polo 2889, 30125 Venice, Italy (San Polo)   |  
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Ranked #81 of 439 Venice B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
New Jersey
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Nice budget accommodation in an expensive city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

We had a lovely stay and Marco was wonderful. The room was clean, but small and a little musty smelling. Beds were comfortable, and we had a bathroom of our own, but in the hall. We paid 70 Euros a night, and were very close to the Frari Church (gorgeous) and the St Toma vaporetto stop.

Breakfast was quite thorough. And there is free wifi. The breakfast room was very nice and had a patio, but since it was rainy most of the time, we never used it. This is perfect for someone who plans to be out and about most of the day and just come back to crash. The bathrrom was clean and the shower was forceful and hot. It was very small.

This is a great budget accommodation..I cant see it rating a 5, because of what it is...but for us it worked.

Room Tip: I am sure the superior rooms are a bit better. I wouldnt want to be on the top floor as its so close...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

We stayed at the Al Campaniel after a recommendation by our guide book. Booking the room was fairly easy as the owner Marco is fully fluent in English. They don't have a secure site for entering credit card data. Our room was very reasonably priced at 87 Euros per night, but you get what you pay for. The room we had was of fair size, included a double bed, two chairs, a wardrobe (with safe), fridge and a small desk. The bathroom was very small, but adequate. The room was very dated, old carpet, furniture and linens and towels. Also note that the bedding and towels are only changed every three days.

Our room had an old stale smell, which refused to leave even when we left the windows open all day. We found a pair of pajama pants from a previous guest in our room when we checked in which was a bit of a turn off. The air conditioner was leaking water in the bathroom initially, but a call to Marco had it repaired promptly. The bed was made of two different mattresses (seems to be common in Italy), but these two mattresses didn't match well. There was a big gap and there seemed to be a bit of a height difference between the bed half’s. Overall the bed was not very comfortable. When the windows and shutters were closed the room was very well sound proofed from the noisy street below.

Breakfast is basic. Marco serves the food, which consists of cereal (corn flakes or musli), milk, juice, buns, toast, croissants, and cheese. There is no fruit, so we ended up buying some from a grocery store. Marco did buy soy milk for my wife when he discovered she couldn't drink milk.

The location is decent, not to far of a walk from San Marco, and very close to the San Toma Vaporetto stop. We actually walked with our bags from the train station since the Vaportetto was so full. As first timers in the maze of Venice, we found the place with ease (with a map). It took about 15 minutes to arrive and there are two bridges with steps to carry bags over. By our last day we were able to do the walk in ten minutes with our bags. The chocolate shop across the alley way is definitely worth a look.

Marco is nice, but is not very outgoing, seems nervous and like another reviewer said never smiles. We wished he would have been more helpful with restaurant recommendations and the like, but you are pretty much on your own with him.

Overall, the Al Campaniel is a good value for the money. We wouldn't stay there again because in our opinion the facilities need some improvements. However, if you are looking for a basic room and affordable costs, then this is a good place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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137 reviews 137 reviews
45 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

That is realy perfect place to stay in Venice!
Positive sides:
- Location: walking distance to any place; Dona Onesta resotto restaurant in few blocks
- Clean rooms;
- Perfect value;
Negative sides:
- no elevator if you will get a room on a highiest floor.

Resume: definitely recommend!!!

Room Tip: we had a room on ground floor, that was ok!
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Roundup, Montana
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

We stayed four days in early February. The weather was cold with some ice but the Al Campaniel provided a welcome respite. The room was adequate and an excellent value. Breakfast was a good start to the day. Close to a vaporetto stop. The Trip Advisor map has it in the wrong place.

  • Stayed February 2012, 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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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

We stayed at al campaniel for 2 nights in January. It is close to nearby attractions and restaurants. It was warm and an adequate breakfast was served each morning by Marco, the owner. it is also close enough to walk to and from the bus and train stations. Beware - on google maps there are 2 'al campaniels', so make sure you head to the one in San Toma. All in all a recommended, affordable place to stay in Venice.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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plymouth, mi
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

It is very well located near the San Toma vaporetto stop. The room was OK but we couldn't figure out how to turn on the AC - it was very hot. We opened the windows to sleep and were stuck with many mosquitoes all night. Also the street noise was horrible. The breakfast was very nice. Marco seemed nice but was mostly unavailable for help. We probably wouldn't choose to stay there again.

Room Tip: Ask Marco how to turn on AC!
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Fanny2001
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011

30 steps from the S Toma vaporetto water bus stop made this place ideal. Get off the vaporetto, walk down the only street, turn left, third or fourth door on the left, easy! . Humble rooms with comfy beds and a great breakfast upstairs made this place ideal for us. Air conditioned. Very clean, nice trilingual French lady runs the place. Very helpful. Gave us a handy map to navigate our way. Close to nice restaurant on San Toma square. Very honest; we were storing our luggage with her for the day as we checked out, but were flying out later that night, I had over paid our room( in cash) and she had waited all day to give me back the amount I had over paid! This place is a bit out of the noisy area but with quick access to the Grande Canal! Buy a vaporetto pass and you can zoom home easy to shower and change for dinner or just take a break from the day.

Room Tip: Had room on the street level, no stairs to lug up suitcases!Had private bathroom across the hall, ou...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: S. Polo 2889, 30125 Venice, Italy
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Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > San Polo
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Number of rooms: 6
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