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“Shocked!” 2 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN Montecarlo
Ranked #91 of 387 Hotels in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Halifax, Canada
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Shocked!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

Do not understand the rave reviews for this hotel, unless room 404 was the extreme exception. October 2011 - The room was maintained like a crime scene, complete with spatters and stains on the walls and carpet. Bath was reasonably clean. Breakfast dining was a terrible joke, but we laughed rather than cried - funnier still was watching everyone's reaction which was exactly the same as our own - complete dismay and surprise - not in a good way. Location, location, location - if that's what you desire, than one night is survivable - although we slept atop the bed, with one eye open. Beware - no functioning air conditioning and very noisy and dirty fan system was impossible to withstand for sleep or conversation. Our hotel on our second night stay two weeks later was, much to our relief, much much better and just as convenient vis a vis location.

Room Tip: Avoid 4th floor if you must stay here - although the view of San Marco rooftops was incredible.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank kwoursin
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Atlanta, Georgia
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72 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

The only positive thing about this hotel is the location. It is very convinent from waterbus, take the stop to San Marco square, head toward the Basilica, make a left at "American Grill" and you're a few yards from the hotel. Great if you are pulling luggage around. Once you get to the hotel, however, you'll find the hotel is very old, damp, dingy and plain creepy. We stayed on the 4th floor and the ceiling was very low. My husband is over 6 feet tall, and almost hit his head. The bathroom was scary, old, and moldy. I am not typically a hotel-snob, but this was worse than any motels I've stayed at. If you are booking this for romance, stay away!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Licenciada
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

The hotel is conveniently located in the San Marco area. The staff was very helpful. Definitely will stay there again!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank sumsum929
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Kent
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

We have just returned from a 3 night break at this hotel and would thoroughly recommend it. It is just behind St Marks square and so convenient whether using the vaporetto or walking in Venice.
Everything is to hand in the area. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful and the hotel facilities excellent. I would give this a higher rating than the 3 star.
I would certainly use this hotel again and recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank clarner86
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UK
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

There are no less than nine Best Western Hotels in and around Venice, so make sure you know where you are going! This one has an excellent situation down a narrow calle (the Venetian word for road) just 50 metres from Piazza San Marco. Most of the thousands of visitors who flock to Venice are day trippers, but actually staying in the city centre is a much better experience. To step out of the hotel and find yourself right in the middle of the hustle and bustle is exhilarating.
The rooms are furnished in an elegant Venetian style, with good bathrooms. There was a minibar but no room safe. We were unlucky enough to be put in a smoking room, although we had expressed a preference for non-smoking when we made the booking. There was no airconditioning, only a fan. As we were in the middle of a heatwave, this was totally inadequate. Our room was on the top floor and the heat had been beating on the roof all day. A very unpleasant night ensued! The next day, to our great relief, we were moved to a non-smoking airconditioned room. What a difference! So be warned.
There is a buffet breakfast. The reception staff are very helpful and pleasant.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Bergerac
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Halifax, Canada
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27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

Large very clean rooms close to St. Mark's. Breakfast buffet very good, with something for everyone, the room in which we had breakfast was decorated like the Orient Express very pleasant. Surperb coffee. Conceige very helpful as were all staff, really made an effort to make you welcome. No doubt would stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Shelldrake9r
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Dallas, Texas
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262 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

Great locale, easy access, great staff, great rooms. Helpful with directions. Id stay again.

Room Tip: Ask for Room with windows. Few good views.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Carmen W
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Property: BEST WESTERN Montecarlo
Address: Calle degli Specchieri 463 | San Marco, 30124 Venice, Italy
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Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > San Marco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#18 Business Hotel in Venice
#75 Family Hotel in Venice
#92 Romantic Hotel in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Montecarlo 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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