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“Perfect location, friendly staff, nice breakfast” 4 of 5 stars
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Borgoloco Pompeo Molmenti 6114, 30122 Venice, Italy (Castello)   |  
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Ranked #387 of 433 Venice B&B and Inns
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Perfect location, friendly staff, nice breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011 via mobile

We paid €120 a night in September 2011 to stay here and we would happily do it again. We stayed in a double room on the first floor which had a low, beamed ceiling (which we loved). It felt like a suite or small apartment as when you go through the door there is a small hallway with the bathroom to the left and the bedroom straight ahead. We loved the windows onto the canal and spent plenty of time watching the water traffic! Other reviews we read said it was noisy at night but we didn't hear a thing - I took earplugs just in case but didn't have to use them. The lady running the place - I think her name is Nok - told us the traffic starts about 7:30am with beeping of horns etc.

The room itself is adequate. The bed was comfortable but not the best. The furnishings looked a little tired but we didn't mind and overall it had a nice Italian feel to it. The air conditioning was amazing! It was so warm at night that I don't kniw if we would have been able to sleep without it. Nok was lovely by the way - her English is a little limited but she knows enough to get by. My Italian is not great but I think she appreciated that I tried!

The breakfast was lovely and filling - plenty of reviews on here mention this but don't tell you what it consists of. 3 out of 4 days we got an egg beaten into a mini omelette, also 2 small pieces of toast, a croissant, yoghurt, cereal, fresh fruit, and a huge glass of fruit juice with your choice of tea or coffee. We thought that was a pretty adequate breakfast and had plenty of filling things yet was nutritious.

The location of this place is perfect - the quickest route we found to St Mark's Square was probably 15 mins away at most. The directions on the website are mostly adequate but you must use them with a map, and that is the problem as on most maps you will not find Borgoloco Pompeo Molmenti. It is pretty easy to find from Salizada San Lio - if you are going along there from
Rialto direction, you will pass Hotel Bruno and then it is the next left by Calzedonia (Calle del Paradiso). At the end of Paradiso you will cross a bridge, turn left and you will see Calle del Dose. Go down there, turn right at the end, and it will bring you out into a courtyard which is Borgoloco Pompeo Molmenti. The B&B is the building right at the very end. If you don't spot the courtyard in time and go straight on it just takes you over a bridge into a huge square with bars and
Sta Maria Formosa church, so you will know at that point that you need to turn back.

Would we stay here again! Hell, yes! Having walked around Venice, this would be the first place we would try for. Be warned though, they only have 3 rooms so it books up fast.

One last thing to mention: the Venetian government has introduced a tax for all accommodation in the city which must be paid in cash in addition to whatever your room rate is. For a B&B it is €3 per person per night.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

Nicoleta was very nice and accommodating! We arrived late in Venice, and yes, the trek to the hotel required some navigation but it was actually quite fun to wander through our map! Just be willing to ask questions on the way! When we finally found the hotel, we were VERY pleased with the quiet, less crowded location. It was very romantic, and the room was excellent. Beautiful woodwork, and the canal view made it even more charming. Big room, big bathroom, lots of storage space, and windows with view of the canal in bedroom and bathroom. We were very pleased with the room and even sacrificed an entire afternoon of site-seeing to stay in the room and enjoy Venice from there. The breakfast was nice, as well. I highly recommend this place. I was actually a little nervous because of previous reviews, and I suspected the lower price compared to other hotels in Venice to match quality, but it was actually very charming.
My only complaint is that I had Nicoleta mail my diamond earrings on a Tuesday to my next hotel and told her we'd be checking out of the next place on Saturday so they MUST arrive there, but she waited until Friday, the day before, to mail them, charged me $30, and of course they didn't arrive until we were on our way back to the US. It was very frustrating and I thought this to be of very low service quality. When I asked her about the confusion through several emails, she failed to respond to any of them. However, the actual stay was very pleasant.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles, California
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011

This B&B is not worth your time or money. Even though it is located on a canal and had breathtaking views, the rooms are run-down, smelly and dirty! Our bathroom tub had mold, the sink hadn't been cleaned and the towels felt more like brillo pads. The location of the B&B is perfect; not far from central canal and a quick walk to St. Marco Square. Everything is in walking distance! The breakfast in the morning is good but the same each and every day; there was no variety. While the staff was very nice and helpful, the B&B should be shut down and condemned it is that filthy!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2011

We booked this B&B through budgetplaces.com. We paid our deposit and got our reference number. We thought all was fine. We fly all the way to venice and took the long trek to the B&B. Although beautiful scenery and very excited by our stay we were met by a lady at the B&B who said to us SORRY YOU CANT STAY, WE MADE A MIX UP I HAVE A PARTY OF PEOPLE STAYING HERE NOW AND I HAVE NO ROOM. She then took us to a hotel around the corner called Hotel scandinavia (at least she didnt leave us stranded). This hotel was ok but the breakfast was awful. This is why we booked a b&b over a hotel as we wanted a more personal italian feel to our trip. We still had to pay the full money aswell!!
Be wary of this B&B as they didnt even let me know that we couldnt stay!!
Helen & Chris

Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2010

Unfortunately we had forgotten to print out a map before coming to Venice and without a map, this place is impossible to find without the help of a couple of friendly Venetians. The B&B is not extremely close to the station or a waterbus stop but it is in a great location for sightseeing and in a really nice neighborhood. We stayed in the double bedroom with canal view and thoroughly enjoyed watching all the boats and gondolas go by. This comes with a little bit of noise though, which we didn't mind at all. The room is charming really and very romantic. The breakfast was great and we felt very welcomed by our hostess. I would definitely recommend this place for your stay in Venice!!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2009

We stayed in the double room because it had a view of the canal. We felt that the room was great for the price we were paying! The location was good - we printed out a google map to find it with no problems. The hosts were lovely and the breakfast really good. I would recommend this B&B to the budget traveller

  • Stayed November 2009
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2009

We booked a canal view room and was put in a large king size room our first night of our stay for some reason. It didn't have a view but the room was pleasant aside from a disturbing continuous odor we think was the sewer. We later learned that it is a common smell in Venice. We much preferred the smaller canal view room. It had no odor. It was fun and interesting watching traffic on the small canal. If you want a super quiet room, this room may not be good for you as the water taxis have to back up to make the turn on the canal. We loved it and found the activity on the water part of the charm of Venice. The owners were wonderful and the breakfast the best we had on our entire trip through Italy. It was exactly what we wanted for our stay in Venice. Our room had internet but the connection was best in the hall. We would stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Borgoloco Pompeo Molmenti 6114, 30122 Venice, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Castello
Amenities:
Hotel Style:
Ranked #387 of 433 B&Bs / Inns in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Bed & Breakfast is located in one of the more peaceful parts of Venice, but in spite of that is just a few minutes away from St. Mark's Square , the Rialto Bridge and from the main streets of the city. Our guests will be greeted with a warm welcome, to make them feel at home, as they discover the beauty of a typical Venetian apartment, in a ancient palace. Our Bed. & Breakfast offers also a grand living-room. Our rooms are decorated to a very good standard with private bah and air condition to make our guests feel ease and to make their holiday unforgettable. ... more   less 

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