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“Quirky and Original but small” 3 of 5 stars
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Calle del Forno 1455 | San Polo District, 30125 Venice, Italy (San Polo)   |  
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Ranked #295 of 433 Venice B&B and Inns
Swindon
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Quirky and Original but small”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2008

After a mission and a half to find it we eventually checked into the Four Seasons B & B. If you do one thing before you go to Venice get a map as arriving without one is a nightmare. Every street is a warren of side streets and within seconds you are lost. After checking in (at the parent hotel) we were shown around the corner and led up the stairs to the four seasons. Upon entering you come into a small kitchen where breakfast is laid out in the morning (nothing special just pre-packaged croissants, yoghurts, bread rolls, red juice and tea/coffee). We were then led through the kitchen and up a set of ridiculously steep and narrow stairs to a room in the loft. The room was beautiful with a wrought iron double bed but very small and no room to move around. In the ceilings were huge wooden beams which made it stunning but what was a disappointment was the step ladder that you had to climb to get into the worlds tiniest bathroom. Myself and my partner are both tall so needless to say we came away with a few bumps on the head. We enjoyed our stay here and would definitley recommend it for location which was excellent (3 mins to the Rialto) and comfort. I would only be wary when booking if you have any sort of mobility issues or children as the room we were in was definitely not suitable for either.

All in all though a good hotel for the price which is high everywhere in Venice!

  • Liked — The location and the authenticity
  • Disliked — The small rooms and bathroom
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2008

We stayed for two nights in early October and found the hotel to be a very pleasant surprise. The price was excellent especially as the location was very convenient. The do-it-yourself breakfast was perfectly adequate and the shared kitchen made it possible to say hello to the other guests. Our room was compact, the bathroom was tiny but clean and as we spent most of the time out exploring this interesting city it more than met our needs. Although we overlooked the street the room was quiet and we enjoyed watching the parade of pedestrians below us. The front desk staff at the parent hotel were very helpful and polite and kept our bags for us on check out so we could wander unencumbered.

  • Liked — location and price
  • Disliked — tiny bathroom and stairs to climb
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Maroochydore, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2008

This was a great place to stay close to everything. River taxi very close. We had the room with the bathroom under the stairs. You get another private bathroom across the hall way. A little different but the bed was comfortable and the water was hot so a great stay.
This room is next to the street and the shared kitchen so if you like to sleep in it would not suit you at all. We are early morning raisers so we had no problems as we were first up making our breakfast.

The breaky was fine fresh buns cheese, yogurt , sweet pastry,
juice, tea, coffee, jam. Enough to get you going. We enjoyed it.

The cake coffee shop on the corner of the lane is great for breaky coffee lunch or dinner stuff everything we eat there was just yummy.

The room was quite big lots of room to leave your bags open and walk around the queen size bed.

We just loved Venice, the streets, the people, it was like going back in time you can really feel this place. The history is just amazing.

  • Liked — Close to everything
  • Disliked — No map given on arrival
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Athens
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2007

We stayed at "B&B The Four Seasons" for a weekend and we were amazed by the cleanliness and the decoration of our room. Our room gave us the sense we were in a hotel rather than in a B&B place. Room was VERY big, decorated in typical venetian style and seemed recently renovated. Our bathroom was big, clean and modern. Surprisingly we realised there was room service, as we found our room cleaned and our beds made by a housemaid. There was also a very basic self-serviced breakfast. Everything was in walking distance. Also the vapporeto stop was very nearby. Not to forget the politeness of the people at the reception desk who also gave us a map of the city and tips about where to go out at night! All of us were more than satisfied !!!

  • Liked — room decoration, cleanlimess, central location
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Prince Albert, Canada
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2007

Our stay at The Four Seasons B&B in Venice was good; nothing too great, nothing too bad. The room, although small even by Eurpoean standards, was clean; the attached bathroom was absolutely miniscule (although there was a larger one available to share with other guests); breakfast was very basic but good; the location was quite central once found (in Venice, even if you think you have it figured out, you probably don't), only being about a 5-10 minute walk from the Rialto, and is right along the thoroughfare that runs from one end of the city to the other (hence a LOT of foot traffic beneath the windows). Service was good when there was any to speak of - be forewarned, they don't actually have a staff person working at the facility; you must check-in at an affiliated B&B a few steps away (always easier said than done in Venice). They did keep our bags for us after we checked out, which was a definite plus. We might stay there again, because value is hard to come by in Venice.

  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Monica, CA
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2006

We stayed at the B&B Four Seasons for only a night, but the accomodations were well suited for our stay. The Four Seasons is located in the San Polo area of Venice, just around the corner from Campo San Aponal and the San Silvestro vaporetto stop. The B&B is actually located in an annex around the corner of the Arco Antico Guest House where guests are asked to check in. The directions provided with the emailed confirmation were accurate and easy to follow, so you don't need to buy a map of the city as one is gladly provided upon check in. Since we had taken the overnight train from Paris, we had arrived in the early morning, before our room was ready, and were able to leave our bags while we explored the maze-like streets of Venice.

Our room was ready when we returned after the lunch hour and we were led just around the corner from Arco Antico to a non-descript green door and up one flight of stairs to a small common area where the door to our room was located. The room was spacious, with plenty of room for our bags, and was furnished with a large queen bed, a small coffee table, a small tv, and a welcomed air conditioner. Out the window was a bustling street with a view to the right of Campo San Aponal. The bathroom was small, as was pointed out by some previous reviews in the Arco Antico section, but served it's purpose well. If you happen to be claustrophobic, the tiny shower stall may a be a problem as the curtains tend to stick to you as you try to shower, but there was always a surplus of hot water and ample water pressure.

The B&B was located in a convenient spot, a few minutes walk from the San Silvestro vaporetto stop and a pleasant stroll away from the Ponte di Rialto and Piazza San Marco. The staff was helpful and accomodating and gave us a very helpful overview of the city. Overall, the B&B Four Seasons is Highly Recommended as a base for exploring the city. It is by no means a 3 or 4 star accomodation, but serves it purpose well as a place to shower and sleep.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Small bathroom, tiny shower stall
  • Tips/Secrets — Make sure to use the directions from the emailed confirmation, Venice is an easy place to get lost
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Calle del Forno 1455 | San Polo District, 30125 Venice, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > San Polo
Hotel Style:
Ranked #295 of 433 B&Bs / Inns in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An old arch and beyond it a typical Venentian courtyard shelter this small oasis of peace and tranquillity... Dedicated to the local famous musician Antonio Vivaldi our rooms are characterized by exposed wood beams and windows overlooking onto a typycal venetian little street. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Bed And Breakfast The Four Seasons
b&b The 4 Seasons
b&b The Four Seasons Hotel Venice
Four Seasons Venice
Venice Four Seasons

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