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Residence San Marco
Ranked #13 of 66 Specialty Lodging in Trieste
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

We booked a studio in this property for 7 days having read reviews on the web. On arrival, we were upgraded to an apartment, which was fantastic for my wife and myself. Had we been a larger group, there was bed space for 3 more people, but only the main bedroom was private, so the accommodation might not suit some larger groups.

The kitchen was very nicely refurbished with a large fridge freezer, induction hob, full size fan oven and a full size dishwasher. Strangely there was no electric kettle - having boiled water in a large saucepan for 1 day we bought a kettle for 20 Euros which was worthwhile just for a week... The bed was large and comfortable and all furniture was good.

The apartments are in a lovely old building very close to the centre of Trieste with numerous small supermarkets within 5 minutes walk. The walk to the railway station or the coast is about 15 mins, We did not have a car and made extensive use of the local buses - the Trieste transport site journey planner is an excellent tool. A return bus ticked to anywhere in the Trieste region is 1.35 Euros and a day ticket 3.80 Euros. The ticket machines are terrible - we lost a few Euros in jammed machines - and found it was best to buy tickets from the many 'Piccolo' kiosks that sell them. It took us a while to realise that no locals seemed to use the machines and there must be an alternative.

Apart from visits within the city of Trieste we took the train to Venice for 1 day (about 2 hours and 22 Euros return from Trieste Central station directly to Venice Saint Lucia which is a natural place from which to walk or take a boat tour of Venice).

We also visited Grotta Gigante (bus 42) which is apparently the largest tourist cave in Europe and was an amazing experience. The guide was excellent - but be aware that there is a total of 1000 sites (500 down and 500 up) to negotiate. These seemed extremely safe and the guide took a steady pace - but for some this attraction may not be appropriate.

We also took the bus to Koper in Slovenia. This is a lovely old town which has been beautifully preserved and then surrounded by modern infrastructure including a modern port - which does rather overshadow the coast line. The bus from Trieste drops you on the outskirts (at the Railway Station) from where you can take a local bus to the old town, or simply walk about 2kms.

Room Tip: We were well away from the street and could hear no traffic noise at any time. The downside was tha...
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

Spent two nights here on a recent trip to Trieste. Excellent value for money and great location. Building is stunning and about 6 minutes walk from the town old pedestrian area. Would recommend it (even if the shower screen could be a little cleaner).

Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

The hole staff was very friendly and helpfull! They liked little children, and our 3 year old son loved them!
The hotel situated just a walk away from the main sights. The one bedroom appartment was very clean and spacious. Soundproofing was good.
The kitchen was new, there was a dishwasher (but you have to ask for the detergent), a stove and a big fridge+freezer.
One supermarket (Billa) was across the street

There were very little drinking or coffee glasses, no filter coffee machine or a toaster. There were no free parking around, but the garage (with 10-12e/day) was near (ask the staff for instructions).
There was no fixed AC, but for extra cost you can get a movable unit (20e/day). It made the nights more comfortable :)

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

We had a sudden change of plans while in Croatia, where the weather turned cold and windy and decided to go to Trieste for a few days. The apartments are very nice, location is great and close to the center. The apartment itself is large, well furnished and has a washing machine. There is no daily cleaning service, but that's ok. The host was very helpful, arranged for us to park the car in their garage nearby so we could get in and out privileges. For the price, it's very good.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Thank Maximr
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Reviewed October 19, 2010

Located in walking distance to city center, direct vicinity to pedestrian area and Cafe San Marco. Easy parking (extra cost) a short walk away. Overall, very good location.
Very nice building from the late 1800s on a busy street, so expect some, if bearable, background noise here.
Newly furbished (2010) apartments with all amenities (pantry kitchen with dish washer, washing machine). Furniture from IKEA catalogue but serves the purpose. Everything clean and functioning just fine - a coffee machine would be about the only improvement conceivable. Free WiFi. Very good for self catering.
Extremely nice and competent staff - ask for their help with city walks, excursions,
restaurants etc.
Part of Tergeste Studio housings, other locations available (not tested).
Summary: Can't go wrong with Residence San Marco.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank MEXHAM
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Reviewed June 19, 2010

I spent 5 years in trieste when i was in college and i fell in love with this beautiful town off the beaten track. You can barely find it on any guide book but trust me it's well worth a visit!
I came across this residence on the internet and impressed with the pictures of the rooms and the price i booked a room.
I swear it's probably been one of the best places i've ever slept in. The residence has around 10 self catering apartments, and wow what aparments! they're all brand new, amazing furniture, amazing kitchen and amazing bathroom, i was blown away! Gianluca, the guy who runs it, definitely knows what he's doing!
I really really recommend this to anyone travelling to trieste!

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: Via Cesare Battisti 18, 34125, Trieste, Italy
Location: Italy > Friuli Venezia Giulia > Province of Trieste > Trieste
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 66 Specialty Lodging in Trieste
Price Range: $81 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Residence San Marco 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Residence San Marco is set in the heart of Trieste and features modern self-catering apartments, each containing art by a different 20th-century master.Have total freedom to organise your stay as you wish in your own apartment complete with free Wi-Fi connection, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge and freezer.The apartments at Residence San Marco are all clean and spacious with a fun, contemporary design. The location is unbeatable if you want to be right in the city centre. ... more   less 
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