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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

His wife is amazing but Polo is very cheeky and impatient. Within 5mins of arriving in Venice he expected us to know Venice well enough to take directions over the phone,we were still trying to get our bearing of the place. However we r thankful that he came out to get us from the bridge,organised accommodation for my sister and... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here last month with my Mum and it was pleasant. The location on booking.com isn't actually that clear for someone who hasn't been to Venice before. We got completely lost but thankfully a kind man showed us the way. Once you find it, its right beside the Rialto bridge therefore brilliant location. The room is very basic, and... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Ramshackled stinky hole. Don´t trust the photos. Furniture is very old and are falling apart. The whole think smells very penetrant and opening of the window doesn´t help. The matrass and the bed sheets have seen better times.

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paolo m, Proprietario at Santa Sofia Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

In 10 years, my dear lady, I never asked anyone to put a review on Trip Advisor, and then imagine if the h asked her dear lady! Indeed Tripadvisor allows to liars like you Also to write two reviews, .and this is not correct !! if you want to write to other TripAdvisor reviews 10 Allows much to this. Other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Paolo is a very nice host. He contacted us a week in advance with detailed instructions to make sure that we can get to the place. We arrived very late out of check-in time, the extra cost of operation should be applied. However, he make it free. Breakfast was delicious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The room was very nice and Natalie was really welcoming and excellent. It is a good deal overall in my opinion as it is situated near loads of restaurants and not too far from the Rialto Bridge which I used as a landmark.

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Ubatuba, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The staff is very friendly and the hostel is really nice, looks like they care more about having a good time than actually making business. Paulo the owner has many good advices about venice, don't hesitate to ask him.

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Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Please do not stay here if you are looking to have an all-round wonderful experience in Venice. We arrived late (10:30PM) our first night here after a long day of travel due to transportation cancellations due to a strike in Italy. I made sure to tell the host we would be arriving late due to the change in travel plans,... More 

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paolo m, Owner at Santa Sofia Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

fortunately on 3 couples that we host every night, .there are very few who complain and write bad. and unfortunately sometime writes stupid. Mixed Passport ?? when we return back those we return them togheter . Too much work to choose the right ?? were 2 people !! not 20 !! They paid 10 euro for late arrival !! are... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

1. The worst downside of this place is there is Only ONE bathroom for all people!! It was a nightmare, waiting for bathroom line early morning and late night, especially with limited time for sightseeing. This place is not supposed to be b&b, it's a just normal house and tries to function as a b&b. So you can feel many... More 

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paolo m, Proprietario at Santa Sofia Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

I do not know you're a normal person or not !! In any web site you've booked, it is written very clear that the bathroom is unique and shared !! and then what do you want? Venice and Florence,, not good not good !! I would like to know where you live! My Bed and Breakfast does not seem legal?... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Our family of 4 stayed in a single room with 1 double and 2 single beds. The rooms are clean, the hosts are friendly, and the location is great, near the Rialto bridge and good restaurants and shopping. This was our first B&B, so I can't compare to others. The breakfast is very basic, with prepackaged buns and biscuits and... More 

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paolo m, Proprietario at Santa Sofia Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

is written very clear in all the web portals, we only rooms with shared bathroom and we do not have air conditioning. 'cause to complain after ?? There are many 3 or 4 star hotel in venice !! please .. is written very clear in all the web portals, we only rooms with shared bathroom and we do not have... More 

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Staying in San Polo

Neighborhood Profile
San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest neighborhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi) stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our bed & breakfast Santa Sofia is located in the heart of Venice, just 50 meters from one of the most beautiful location in the world: the Rialto's Bridge. The bridge, which offers one of the most beautiful view on the Grand Canal, is the oldest and most famous of Venice, and has now become one of the architectural symbols of the city. Our prerogative is to make you feel, for the time that you will be our guests, as if you were at home.! Vaporetto stop is a few meters from us, with no bridge to do! (We have made some photos to prove it ..) The airport "Marco Polo" of Venice can be reached in about 50/60 minutes by waterbus. For information or reservations, please contact us! WE HAVE ROOMS WITH SHARED BATHROOM ONLY We enable check in until late a 10.00 p.m. without any penalty. But our reception is not open 24 hours to 24 (we are not a hotel) so please avoid unnecessary waiting, indicate your estimated arrival time ... more   less 

Additional Information about Santa Sofia Bed & Breakfast

Address: San Polo, 793 - Ruga Rialto, 30125 Venice, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > San Polo
Price Range: $67 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Santa Sofia Bed & Breakfast 1*
Number of rooms: 3
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