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Gorizia a la Valigia
Ranked #145 of 386 Hotels in Venice
Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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“Leave me my shower caps!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

I don't know what it is about hotel staff that makes them think that when you hang up a shower cap you want it removed. If I was done with it, I would have put it in the bin. I don't know why hanging it on the towel rack in the morning should make it disappear by the afternoon with no replacement to be seen. I lost two shower caps this way, with only two provided for a four night stay.

Bathroom troubles aside, this hotel was okay. Not great, not horrific. The room itself was a reasonable size, though everything is decorated in the type of traditional traditional Venetian designs which make your eyes water first thing in the morning with sensory overload. I suspect this is common in Venice however.

The room was clean, if tired. Different bits of furniture showed different wear and tear but this was in line with the 60-70 euros we paid on a wednesday and thursday night. The 100+ euros we subsequently paid on the friday and saturday evenings were not worth the quality, and certaiinly not worth the strange, sewerage-esque smell that permeated the carpet in the hallways. not entirely sure what that was, since it seems unlikely that the Venice floods can be blamed for the fourth floor odours?

Wifi is provided in the hotel, though for us on the fourth floor we found the signal to be weak and, on our final night, not working at all. When my husband went down to reception to ask for the wifi to be reset, the rather unemotional man flicked a switch on and off which I can report turned all power on and off in the room but had zero effect on the lack of wi-fi.

Breakfast is also provided. This is a continental buffet spread of yogurt (good), cereal (good), processed meats and cheeses (questionable) and pastries (pretty sure that today's were also the ones nobody ate yesterday and the day before). If you choose wisely, you can fill up quite well. Choose poorly and you'll be out the door for a nutella crepe in no time.

The best think about this hotel is its location. Out the door and before you know it you're at St Mark's Square in one direction, and the Rialto in the other. That alone almost forgives everything else. Almost.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Palermo, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012

Great location and good treatment. The Hotel Gorizia a la Valigia is a small hotel, but managed wisely. It can give to customers everything they need for a pleasant stay in Venice.
Rooms are comfortable and breakfast is good.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

The price for this hotel was very reasonable, especially considering that Venice in general is expensive. It was the least expensive hotel of our Italy vacation. Yet we loved that hotel. The greatest asset is its location a very short and pleasant walk to St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco) or in the opposite direction slightly farther to the Rialto Bridge--two of the main landmarks of the city. It's very convenient to get to the hotel from the vaporetto (water bus) from the Rialto Bridge stop which you can easily access from anywhere, particularly the train station or the airport. Our room was quite small (typical of European hotels), but furnished tastefully with antique style furniture and a gorgeous Venetian glass chandelier. The service was satisfactory. There was good wifi available free in the rooms without the need for codes, passwords, etc. The provided breakfast was adequate but no more. The room was clean and the sheets were changed on the third day. Plenty of fluffy towels. While certainly not a luxury hotel, it was very pleasant, and we had a small balcony overlooking the narrow street beside the hotel. I would definitely stay at the Gorizia the next time we go to Venice.

Room Tip: I would request a room with a balcony.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

Been there from 13th to 16th of November for a Wedding & Birthday anniversary and we have found the stay at the hotel as being a great one. We have mentioned to the hotel patrons the reason of our visit and why we have choose their hotel and they have put a prosseco bottle and local biscuits in our room of which we were very well surprised.

The hotel is very well situated between the Rialto Bridge and San Marco Square. You can get very easily around various local attractions and wonder on narrow alleys and go up and down the multitude of bridges.

Breakfast was not a all an English one, but an continental one and very filling and very good, however you could easily guess who were eating the cereals every morning. The breakfast room not very huge and sometime could get a bit crowdy.

Hotel personnel was polite and useful, and the rooms were kept very clean every day.

Our recommendation is that people should go to the hotel and take advantage of the hotel location and the great places for which Venice is famous. If someone would want the hotel to be more than a 3 star hotel than should look somewhere else, possible mainland - Mestre, as this hotel is a great hotel for the stars it has and especially for the old buildings in Venice. The room we have stayed in was not huge, but made us feeling that we have moved back in time couple of hundred years ago and we loved it.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

Have just returned from a three night stay, which was a surprise for my partners birthday. I had asked for a room with a view and much to my surprise we had room 66 with our own terrace and view of the bell tower. The room was nicely furnished with padded fabric wall covering, clean and cosy, with a bottle of complementary Prosecco for the birthday boy! Bathroom was clean with fresh towels daily. Breakfast could have been better, coffee machines are not quite what you expect in Venice. The common ways of the hotel were a bit tired as were the two older male reception staff, they had the upside down moon mouths but the girl was really helpful. With the Rialto and San Marco only five minutes away it was a great location and good value.

Room Tip: I can recommend room 66 with the only roof terrace! The bell tower does chime through the night thou...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

Was supposed to be staying at this hotel during an overnight stop on a cruise. Had a non-refundable room, cruise line changed the night that we would be arriving. Was hoping that the hotel would be kind enough to allow me to change the night of my stay. I was asking for no money back. First hotel contact information provided by many of the hotel booking sites is incorrect. Finally found the correct phone number, available only on the hotel's website and no other, was not initially answered. Than answered by someone who could only tell me to call back the next day. Ended up having to send an email since I had limited access to phones. Message I got back was a very terse. No. We can't do anything. There is a big difference between can't and won't. This was clearly a case of WON'T. Needless to say I did not re-book at that hotel for the rescheduled night in port.

Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

Location is great... Price is ok compare to the rest of the hotels that i saw and i would say totally worth it. It is just around the corner of San Marco, along a quiet lane and there you will see this small cosy hotel. The rooms are ok, not small, not dirty, well maintained... but the bathroom is really bad... the shower area is too small for even an asian girls like me.... once the door is closed, i can hardly move...
Breakfast is included and that is a plus point! The breakfast is considered good and the staffs are helpful enough.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Gorizia a la Valigia
Address: Calle Dei Fabbri San Marco 4696-A | San Marco, 30124 Venice, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > San Marco
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #145 of 386 Hotels in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Gorizia a la Valigia 3*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You will lose yourself in the atmosphere of Venice that you have always dreamed of, between San Marco and the Ponte di Rialto, lodged in a splendid, completely renovated seventeenth-century palace. In the middle of the historic center, within walking distance from all the most significant places in the city, the Hotel Gorizia "A La Valigia" offers maximum comfort and the best services for an exclusive and relaxing vacation in one of the most characteristic 3-star hotels in Venice. ... more   less 
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