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Hotel Bernardi Semenzato
Ranked #141 of 385 Hotels in Venice
Reviewed October 9, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 1 night. We were taken to the annex after we checked in, and while I felt disappointed at the time, I believe from reading the other reviews here that we got the better end of the deal.
Our room was absolutely huge, with a enormous double bed for us and two single beds for our suitcases! The room was decorated in antique Venetian style and had a large modern en suite attached.
As we were staying in the annex we didn't have a lot to do with the staff, though I was fairly disappointed that the gentleman who checked us in grabbed an umbrella for himself and left us to walk to the annex in the pouring rain while our suitcases got wet. Please also note that there is no lift, so you will have to carry luggage up two four flights of stairs to reach the annex.
We got up too late the following morning to have breakfast, but it didn't look like we had missed much when we stored our suitcases in the breakfast room after breakfast service was finished.
The hotel is in a great spot for seeing all the major attractions in Venice, but I highly recommend that you take the Vaporetto if you are coming from the train station.
So all told, a pretty good little hotel in a great location, we would certainly consider returning.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hotel Bernardi S, Direttore generale at Hotel Bernardi Semenzato, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2013

dear guest,
thank you for your nice comment. we are happy to read you enjoyed our room in the annex

About the umbrella, we are sorry, we are a 2 stars hotel, we do not have umbrellas with us for our guests. if we had, we would have given to you one of them.
Moreover your arrived by foot without an umbrella and it was raining so we thought it was not a problem for you ( because on the street there are a lot of shops where you can buy them).

In Venice there are no lift at all, even in big palaces in the gran canal or in 4 stars hotel, because is a very ancient city, built in wood, and it is very hard to try to built them.
In any case while you book you can ask for a lower floor

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Reviewed October 8, 2013

I booked hotel bernardi on the recommendation of one of my friends. I couldnt believe when I saw the rates. Way cheaper than many bed and breakfasts in Venice. In fact in all my research I couldnt find anything cheaper in Venice. Its located in Ca'D'Oro area, very close to everything. The water bus stop is very near and the famous street Strada Nuova is just 2 mins away...

you can walk to almost everywhere from here...and venice is just amazing to walk...

I had booked the superior room and I knew the room was in the annexe...but after we checked in , we were taken to the room in the same building with toilets outside the room. I was sure something was wrong, and it was. The guy at the reception mistook me for somebody else. He apologized immediately and took us to the annexe building a couple of lanes away. That room is certainly way better then the room earlier....What a room it was...spacious , clean, en-suite bathroom and 4 poster bed...:)

the breakfast next day was nice and basic...typically European....cereals. coffee , cake and cheeses...

Checked out one day earlier and the guy was different than the one who checked- in.. he was weird...no smiles nothing...just pure business...well...

All in all..nice location...nice rooms in the annexe...decent breakfast and excellent value for money...cant ask for more.

Room Tip: Rooms in the Annexe are nice and more spacious
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hotel Bernardi S, Direttore generale at Hotel Bernardi Semenzato, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2013

dear guest,
thank you for your comment.
we apologize again for switching the room, the receptionist herd a wrong name, thank you for understanding.

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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Yes, great value ......in a terribly expensive Venice.....fabulous service, thank you Allessandro, and big clean room in annex with plenty hot water. Very centrally situated and will definitely go back. Cheaper accommodation on The Lido for a day of cycling. If you go to the Venice biennale, each of the two tickets is valued for a day, so no need to do this vast art experience in one day!

Room Tip: My room in annex was large and quiet.
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Thank Shirley K
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Hotel Bernardi S, Direttore generale at Hotel Bernardi Semenzato, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2013

dear Shirley,
grazie for your post.
Alessandro and the staff are really happy to read your words

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Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

We spent 3 nights at the annexe, the room was very nice, a bit humid, but its a good value for the price. Not a good wifi reception in the room you have to go outside. Great service from reception. Terrible breakfast but you dont go to venice for the breakfast. The hotel is really well situated: lots of nice restaurants and services in the area and fewer people. I would definetely recommend it.

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Hotel Bernardi S, Direttore generale at Hotel Bernardi Semenzato, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2013

dear Stephanie,
many thanks for shering your opinion about the Bernardi with all of us

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Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in this beautiful hotel in the annex! Couldn't find a better value for my money!the room was nice and spaceful, clean and nice! The hotel is situated a bit walking from train but easily access with the vaporetto! Recommend!

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Hotel Bernardi S, Direttore generale at Hotel Bernardi Semenzato, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2013

dear guest,
thank you for your post and for recommending our structure.

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

We stayed in the Annex and loved it. Our room was huge and clean. The staff was wonderful. It may look a little out of the way, but it is in a perfect area. There is a Chiccetti bar steps from the hotel. Lots of places to walk at night. Easy walk to the vapparetto to Murano and Burano. A lot of out of the way restaurants. Easy walk to the Realto and San Marco.

We took a water taxi from the airport that let us off steps from the hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Hotel Bernardi S, Direttore generale at Hotel Bernardi Semenzato, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2013

dear Annie,
thank you for sharing your experience at the Bernardi. We are glad you had a lovely stay

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

We spent three nights in the main hotel - the location is excellent, near to a good vaporetto stop and mane of the sights - and the staff was very helpful as we were first time Venice visitors. It was a bit noisy before midnight because of a nearby bar but then very, very quiet as Venice shuts down fairly early. The bed was firm enough for us, the room was a triple and the extra single bed gave us some additional room for unpacked suitcases. Make no mistake, this is a budge hotel, nothing fancy, no big bathrooms, etc. For those of us who love croissants and cappuccino, the breakfast was fine!

Room Tip: It sounds like the annex was a bit more comfortable than the main hotel.
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Hotel Bernardi S, Direttore generale at Hotel Bernardi Semenzato, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2013

dear guest,
thank you for your comment.
we are happy you had a nice stay in our main hotel and that you appreciated our cappuccino and croissants

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Address: Sestiere Cannaregio 4366 | Calle dell'Oca, 30121 Venice, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Cannaregio
Hotel Style:
#23 Best Value Hotel in Venice
#127 Family Hotel in Venice
#151 Romantic Hotel in Venice
Price Range: $62 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Bernardi Semenzato 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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