Hotel dalla Mora is tucked away in a side street that ends in the canal. It's a great location, 10 mins from the train station and Piazzale Roma (bus station), and 5 mins walk from campo Santa Margherita which is one of my favourite squares in Venice, with its many bars and restaurants (and there's a supermarket there too). It's a slightly less touristy area of the city and quite studenty as it's close to the university.
We had a room with a shared bathroom as it was cheaper and we were travelling on a budget. I think this is one of the best budget hotels I've stayed in! We stayed here for 4 nights at the beginning of September, 83 euro per night for a double room, which is very good value for Venice. Bear in mind that Venice accommodation is expensive so budget in Venice may be more than you might expect elsewhere.
We asked for a room with a canal view, and we got it - the room was in the adjacent building next to the hotel, with 3 windows that looked out onto the canal, every day gondolas would go past and we'd get seranaded by gondoliers singing traditional songs.
The room was basic but huge, with a table and chairs, handbasin, and a shower; the shared toilet was right next to our room, and always clean. I found it a bit weird as the shower cubicle in our room was right in the middle of the room (!) but as a couple it was fine and it was nice to have a shower in our room - in any case there was a shower in the shared bathroom too. The only bad point was that as the rooms are quite close together and the doors thin, sometimes you can hear other people in the corridor and closing doors, but on the whole I didn't find noise to be a problem.
The breakfasts at the hotel were good value as breakfast was included in the room rate, we had tea/coffee, orange juice, and each table is given a basket of bread, pastries and croissants, which was plenty.
Staff were very helpful and we could leave our bags at the hotel after check out as our train didn't leave until the evening.
If you're looking for a luxury hotel this is NOT the place for you, but as a budget hotel it is excellent and it is very good value for Venice - I'd definitely stay here again and would recommend it to others.
- Also Known As:
- Dalla Mora Hotel
- Dalla Mora Venice