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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for four days at the monastery. Our room consisted of three single beds and a good size bathroom. The AC in the room was just adequate. There is a kitchen area with a refrigerator and a microwave for guests. Note: there is a curfew and you must hand in keys when you leave. The location was very nice... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed September 26, 2016

This convent still has 7 nuns, who run an infant school in the mornings. Otherwise, your main contact is the receptionist, a lay person, who is extremely friendly and helpful in providing advice on where to eat, etc. The Common Room downstairs is quite basic, but has a kitchen area where you can eat, make hot drinks and use the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2016

Right in the middle of all the Venice sights, the Istituto San Giuseppe is an oasis in the midst of all the excitement. Located in a centuries old convent that today serves as a school, guest house and home for the nuns who serve there, the Istutio offers a very quiet place to stay less than 1,000 feet from St.... More 

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Peterborough, Canada
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2016

The location was perfect for everything we wanted to do. We felt safe and secure and were comfortable leaving our belongings in the room. The people at the front desk were extremely helpful. We had a three night stay and I would definitely plan to stay there the next time we visit Venice - perfect location once you figure out... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2016

I enjoyed my stay here for four nights. It's all you expect from a convent/monastery stay: clean, quiet and safe. I slept very well. Don't expect North American hotel amenities at these prices. (i.e. Bring your own shampoo and blow dryer.) There are plenty of places to eat nearby, including a greengrocer and a grocery store, as well as numerous... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights from 24th April. Istituto Giuseppe is centrally located between Rialto Bridge and San Marco. It was hard to find initially. We took the boat no 2 but because it was raining we had problems finding it. But once there, we were able to get our bearings right. The rooms were very clean. The Sisters... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

2 min walk to Saint Mark's Square (if you don't get lost)!! Sisters were lovely and welcoming. Our room was much larger than expected and a large ensuite too. Mattresses were very comfy. Unfortunately there were many mosquitos in the room (had to sleep under the sheets) however by the second night there was only one and I got a... More 

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Sienna
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

I stayed for 9 days when I had only planned for 7 nights. The room was simply furnished but super clean. It was very central and although they did not serve breakfast there were many cafes and bakeries close by. There was kitchen facilities that you could also store and heat food. The staff were absolutely lovely and very friendly.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed January 5, 2016

The guest room was predictably austere. Two twin beds with a larger bathroom than other convents we stayed in, yet still a small shower. The radiator for heat was centrally controlled and ran for set times during the day. This made for a chilly room in late December when overnight lows were near freezing. We used the additional blankets provided... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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Reviewed October 17, 2015

A simple but perfect location for any trip to Venice. The staff were very helpful. Location was perfect. I spent two nights and would go again. It is not a luxury hotel, but good, clean, simple accomodation for time in Venice. If you want pampered American style hotel space this place is not for you. If you are there to... More 

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Castello
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighborhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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Address: Ponte de la Guerra 1 | Castello 5402, 30122 Venice, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Castello
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
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“A lift gives access to upper 4 floors”
 of 5 bubbles Deka42, Sep 26, 2016 | Read review
“We liked rooms 16 and 17 - newer rooms”
 of 5 bubbles DFD1303, Sep 5, 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room on a higher floor”
 of 5 bubbles Ciliegio_8, Jul 26, 2015 | Read review
“Great location in proximity to St. Marks and the Rialto Bridge (which is under construction)”
 of 5 bubbles lsullivan68, Jul 5, 2015 | Read review
“We were on the 4th floor and had glimpses of the local church and San Marco dome from the window”
 of 5 bubbles 826jennifert, Oct 29, 2014 | Read review
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