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“Absolutely the worst place i have ever stayed!!!!!!” 1 of 5 stars
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Il Pallino di Arianna
Cannaregio 1765, 30121 Venice, Italy (Cannaregio)   |  
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Ranked #322 of 433 Venice B&B and Inns
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“Absolutely the worst place i have ever stayed!!!!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2009

Hands down the worst place I have ever stayed. The location was pretty good, but aside from that it was aweful. The lock to the door was broken and took 20 minutes to get into. The room was dirty and the sheets were stained. The bathroom was broken and the shower leeked. The rooms had bar windows which made it seem like prison. The breakfast was god aweful, and you have to make it yourself, when we tried to boil water for coffee, it turned GREEEN. But the worst was the owner, he could careless and was pushy. We had to pay upfront in cash, had we had known what we were getting, we would have NEVER EVER Stayed there. ABSOLUTE DUMP, AVOID.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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melbourne
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2008

Hotel is in perfect location on a small canal, 5 minutes from vaporetto stop and off a delightful little courtyard, minutes from shops and restaurants. The owners are very helpful and friendly, and speak good English. Room as on website, only better and spacious. Bathroom excellent. Both rooms light and airy, spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished. Wonderful value for money. 20 Minutes walk from St Marks, and 10 minutes from train station. Would definitely stay again. Cannot recommend highly enough. Giuliano Frank, Australia.

  • Liked — everything
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2008

The location of Il pallino di arianna was perfect for touring. The break- fast was just right. The community room was cosy with all utensils that were needed. Our bedroom was right on the canal. Enjoyed watching boats come by. Easy access to transport. both vaporetto, train station.

  • Liked — The location of Il pallino di arianna was perfect
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed May 2007
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2006

We stayed in the twin small room, or as we called it, the dungeon. The owner Freddie didn't tell us to pay cash on arrival so we said we would pay him for one night in cash and pay the other two days the following day when we got some cash. Early next morning we were woken up by a knock at the door - Freddie was wanting our money! We were extremely angry about being woken up and also he spoke quite rudely to my mother in front of the other guests, speaking loudly that we had to pay him right there and then. She was very embarrassed. Then he followed her to the bank and WATCHED her as she got the money out of the machine. She felt very intimidated. She also got lost on the way back to the B&B as he didn't tell her properly how to get back. The breakfast we didn't even bother with and the bathroom was cramped. Oh and the door to the B&B area was broken so it took about 5 mins each time to wrestle with it to open it! Unbelieveable! It was horrible - don't stay here even if it is the last place available!

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — The broken door
  • Tips/Secrets — Don't waste your money and time by staying here. Spend a little more on accommodation in Venice to make sure you enjoy your stay.
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Cannaregio 1765, 30121 Venice, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Cannaregio
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Ranked #322 of 433 B&Bs / Inns in Venice
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Number of rooms: 6
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