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“Ideal accommodation during Carnival”
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Albergo San Marco
Ranked #208 of 385 Hotels in Venice
Reviewed July 17, 2013

We are fortunate to live in this hotel during the Venice Carnival 2013. We had booked a standard room online, but upon arrival there was no any rooms available in hotel... So, instead, we got a big, cozy three-bedroom apartment in a Venetian style, with windows facing directly to the canal on Piazza San Marco side. Without any extra! It is clear that it was very, very great surprice for us. So this review can be considered as bribed or biased!

It must be said that we had a really extremal carnival night when snow, stars of fireworks, hail, Prosecco, rain and drunken Irishmen falling from the sky at the same time :) It was very convenient to take just a few steps away from any carnival events and find oneself in a quiet room.

Several standard notes:
You must use all-all jars, shampoos, soaps and perfumes in the bathroom. Maybe all of this will be real Venetian cosmetics as in our case.
You can not eat for breakfast all you will be offered at the hotel restaurant. It's unfair, really.
There is local bakery very nearby. So do not be lazy to enjoy with freshly baked croissants with true Italian coffee.
And I must confess. If you are not Arab sheik or Abramovich, the hotel in Venice does not matter, it is irrelevant! Where are other values.

Room Tip: I think it is more interesting to live in rooms with windows on the channel, not the street or court...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Not very impressed at all. First of all they had the room wrong and gave us twin beds instead of queen. Air conditioning didn't work and they wouldn't move us until the next day after giving me grief because I complained. Once moved the air conditioning worked but the queen bed was two twins pushed together. Bed was extremely hard and the advertised Internet worked intermittently in the lobby, rarely in the room. Would not recommend.

Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Great location right off Piazza San Marco...could not be better than that! Would do with a revamp of breakfast area which is tired. Also noted many mosquitoes there. Rooms are clean. Otherwise clean and friendly staff

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Venice was our first leg in our 1st anniversary trip. Best Western Albergo San Marco is steps from St. Mark’s Square, an excellent little gelato shop (Nutella gelato was great) was around the corner and had a charm of a small inn.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We have travelled all over the world, and I must state that this is THE WORST place I've ever stayed. Granted, it's Europe and history takes its toll. But I'd expect at least cleanliness. The staff were unfriendly and standoffish. We had requested for non-smoking rooms, and were told that these were the only ones available. The reviews about the luggages left in the lobby is absolutely true. We were told that locked storage facilities were not available. I didn't feel comfortable leaving my luggage in an area that is a flight up from the check-in lobby.

We all just had a dirty and icky feeling the two nights we were there. We couldn't wait to leave!

Room Tip: Don't stay here
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Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for two nights before our cruise and the location was fantastic. Just steps from Piazza San Marcos. The rooms are small, however, we just wanted a place to sleep and for us it was perfect. We spent the whole day walking in Venice and just came to the hotel to sleep. We had all our meals outside of the hotel since we wanted to experience the local cuisine.

Room Tip: Our room was on the third floor and overlooked one of the streets. The room was quiet and did not h...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Except for the fact that it was located in the best place a Tourist could hope to get, the hotel itself was a big let down. It was basic, rooms were small and cramped and the worst - the very worst were the front office staff - two senior guys actually. I have never met a ruder and nastier bunch than the two old men who sat there. From barking out instructions about the hotel upon check in, rudely telling us when to get down for breakfast and nearly jumping down our throats when we asked if there was a possibility of a late check out.... these take the cake. Because of their location they really feel they can get away treating the customer shabbily.

Room Tip: Interconnected rooms if you are a family and need a 3rd bed, but then the two rooms are tiny.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Albergo San Marco

Address: Sestiere San Marco 877, 30124 Venice, Italy (Formerly BEST WESTERN Albergo San Marco)
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 Wheelchair access
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Ranked #208 of 385 Hotels in Venice
Price Range: $53 - $448 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Albergo San Marco 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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