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.
- 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