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B&B San Giacomo Venezia
Ranked #93 of 458 Venice B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
ankara
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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Reviewed August 30, 2009

I am only writing this review since I truely believe that with her good intentions the B&B owner can make this perfectly located place a little better. The location is awesome, close to everything. I felt safe walking around as a single woman. The place itself is very dark and far from charming as many other B&Bs I stayed in many different countries. The breakfast simply does not exist!! All you get is boxed toast, 3 different kinds of jam, oily prepacked croissants. None of those great Italian cheeses, not even a good cup of coffee. If you are looking for a clean place just to sleep, you may be OK. Do not expect anything else.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled on business
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed April 16, 2008

The hotel is a 15 min walk from the bus stop and about 10 mins from the train station, across cobblestones, stairs and bridges... so - take as little luggage as possible! It is in a quaint, mainly residential area of Venice - hardly any tourists in sight! There are lots of little cafes/bakeries around where you can get the best espresso for around 80 cents. Forget about getting coffee anywhere around Rialto Bridge or Piazza San Marco, you'll pay about €6! This also goes for food... I can't believe people would get those 'tourist menus' to be found around the main sights for around €20 a pop! Forget that - go to the supermarket and get yourself a panini, some prosciutto and antipasti and you'll have the best meal ever for €5. Perfecto!

Back to the hotel - the owners were very friendly and it felt like I was staying in an apartment rather than a hotel which was nice as I was travelling alone. The B&B is an lovingly renovated apartment in an old residential house with lots of dark polished wood, etc. You might want to brush up on your Italian & Spanish skills though, as minimal English is spoken. I stayed in the lovely single room which is equipped with everything you need. There is a shared bathroom for all three guest rooms but this never posed a problem. I paid €60 for my room, a hefty price for a budget traveller but it is by far the cheapest decent private room I could find. As well as my room, there is one double room and another room which sleeps about 6 people. Breakfasts were minimal but sufficient...no fresh bread or fruit but cereal, crackers, packaged baked stuff, coffee, yoghurt, etc. I really recommend you grab a couple of espressos on the peaceful & beautiful walk into town though!! Apart from the obvious attractions, the other thing I liked best about Venice was getting lost and then finding my way again in that maze of narrow streets leading back to the hotel! That for me was more 'Venice' than any of the fancy stuff.

All in all, a great stay!! On my last day, I was lucky enough to meet three wonderful Italians who were also staying at the hotel and I ended up spending the entire day with them! Nothing beats meeting some locals when travelling alone!

  • Liked — the residential feeling away from the crowds
  • Disliked — the 'common room' of the hotel being more like the owners' living room!
  • Stayed June 2006, traveled solo
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Property: B&B San Giacomo Venezia
Address: Santa Croce 1447, 30135 Venice, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Santa Croce
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Ranked #93 of 458 B&Bs / Inns in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — B&B San Giacomo Venezia 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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