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“Wonderful place to stay in Venice”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ca' Barba B&B

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Ca' Barba B&B
Ranked #28 of 468 Venice B&B and Inns
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Alameda, California
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“Wonderful place to stay in Venice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

My husband, Jon and I, stayed at Alessandro's Ca' Barba for 3 nights in September. Alessandro met us at the valporetta stop near the Rialto bridge and his B&B. The room we stayed in was beautiful and very comfortable. He gave us much good advice about places to go, and even drew an incredible map (with 4 bridges, 2 palazzo crossings, and right and left turns at bakeries or gelato shops) to get to La Zucca, a wonderful restaurant. The breakfast was outstanding -- fresh croissants, yogurt, cappuccino, etc., etc. We loved Venice and would recommend Ca' Barba to anyone who wants a great location, wonderful host, and a place to relax after enjoying a day or night exploring this fantastic city.

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Pleasant Hill, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2013

Okay, here are the things we like:
1) Away from the crowds
2) Comfortable room and ensuite facilities
3) A gracious and informative host who knows when to help and when to leave guests alone
4) Proximity to beautiful sights and great restaurants
5) Healthy breakfast choices

Alessandro and Ca' Barba scored perfect on all accounts. We were even able to follow our host's most interesting piece of advice about Venice, "Get lost!" We did and loved it. The restaurants Alessandro recommended were outstanding and, thanks to his directions, we did NOT get lost on the way to each scrumptious dinner!

The location of Ca' Barba, near the Rialto Market, gave us the feeling of "living" in Venice. We also appreciated the absence of cars and bikes and being able to walk safely. When not walking, we took the vaporetto everywhere! We can't wait to return!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

Alessandro was the perfect host ... And he serves the most outstanding breakfast array ever! We also got to share our breakfast time with other guests and hear their experiences. Alessandro is passionate about you enjoying Venice his special way - without a map! Once we got our bearings we realized he was right. Ask him for the best places to eat and he will guide you to more local places with very good food and service. He is very near to the Grand Canal and once we understood what Venice is, and not what we thought it should be, we settled in for our Venetian experience. Reasonable prices, and excellent service.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manheim, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

We booked Ca' Barba based on the excellent reviews in TripAdvisor and were still impressed. Alessandro is a conscientious host who shares his insights and love of Venice with visitors to ensure a positive experience. He offered assistance with first day arrival/directions, meeting us at the vaporetto dock, which was quite helpful. After that, it was easy enough to find the B&B.The location is great, as all signs will direct you to Rialto. Breakfast was lovely with delicious cappucinos and fresh pastry. The breakfast room is the only common area, but we enjoyed a bottle of Moscato there one afternoon, feeling quite at home. Stay at Ca Barba and trust in Alessandro. You can't go wrong.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed here recently and were very impressed.

There is a B+B and an apartment, they are in different areas of the city, we stayed in the B+B which is about 5 minutes walk from the Rialto Bridge and about 25 minutes or so walk from St Marks square, its also very close to the Rialto Markets Waterbus stop.

Booking was very smooth and Alessandro (who speaks excellent English) was very helpful. He told us the best way to arrive, gave us directions and we were met at the waterbus stop and walked through the maze that is Venice to the B+B. I would recommend this as trying to find your own way around unless you know Venice can be ‘an experience’.

We had a room on the second floor with a jacuzzi bath / shower, the room is comfortable and spotless, it has towels, hairdryer, soaps etc. Make sure you find out how to use the Jaccuzi from Alessandro. The bed is very comfortable. There are some noises at night but you are probably never going to get away from that in this city, its nothing to detract a good nights sleep though.

Breakfast is served from 7.45 and consists of pastries, yoghurt, cheese and fruit. Its very tasty, washed down with freshly made coffee. On Sunday breakfast was served an hour later.
Alessandro will give you plenty of recommendations for restaurants, draw you a map and try to book you a table if you want.

We had a couple of tiny issues but both could be put down to the language barrier. I would recommend this B+B to anyone wishing to stay in Venice, its centrally located, the room is excellent, the food is very good and Alessandro is a great host with plenty of knowledge of the city and a willingness to help.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

This is a place for the smart tourists! Alessandro is one of the most amazing hosts I've ever met, he spent time giving us some tips, making delicious capuccinos and telling us how to be Smart Tourists. He even gave us 2 books to learn more about this great place. His b&b is perfectly located, right next to the Rialto market and to the vaporetto station, but it's quiet and hidden from the crazy crowds. The room with the jacuzzi is very comfortable! and, it's not humid at all - I've stayed at places in Venice that can't avoid that . Breakfast is really delicious! Alessandro, grazie mille for the amazing time!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ridgewood, NJ, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

Our host was as charming as his well-planned, modern B&B! After meeting us at the vaporetto stop, he showed us to a clean and comfortable room with good bed, excellent climate control and an oversized jacuzzi. He offered an adapter for American travelers and free wifi. Accommodations so near the Rialto Bridge were perfect for tourists, as were the breakfasts, croissants fresh from the bakery, and cappuccino. But what makes Ca Barba so special is Alessandro himself, offering his favorite books on Venice and the best advice: "Be smart tourists! Put away those maps and just wander." Each morning he helped us plan our day, and we had three fabulous days in Venice, followed by dinners in his favorite restaurants. We are hoping to return to Ca Barba! Thanks, Alessandro!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Ca' Barba B&B
Address: San Polo, 1825, 30125 Venice, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > San Polo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 468 B&Bs / Inns in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ca' Barba, a few steps away from Rialto, is quite special. Jacuzzi baths and showers in each bathroom. Vintage, restored furniture. Original 19th Century pictures of Venice. Wood-beamed ceilings in each room, which is also equipped with safe-boxes and Wi-Fi access. No detail is overlooked: professional coffee machines for breakfast. Fresh-baked croissants, bread, fruit, yogurt, biscuits and an overall atmosphere, at once discreet and comfortable, encompassing the essential elements of travelling: beauty, informal - yet professional services, an attention to detail and a feeling of well-being which makes one truly feel at home. ... more   less 
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