We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“A rocky start, but turned out just fine”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Al Piccolo Hotel

Al Piccolo Hotel
Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Al Piccolo Hotel
Ranked #269 of 386 Hotels in Venice
Edmonton, Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A rocky start, but turned out just fine”
Reviewed September 12, 2010

Firstly, no one speaks any english at this hostel, which is fine because you are in italy but it makes it very difficult when something goes wrong. I booked our reservation online 2 days before we arrived, but when we got there at midnight they didn't have our reservation, so the man just gave us 2 rooms and he took my printed confirmation. The next morning though a lady came to our room shouting "no reservatoin no reservation!" and came back 3 times so I finally had to go downstairs with her and open my email, and she stood over my shoulder the whole time pointing to any email in my inbox and saying "no no no!" I found the confirmation email for her and printed it, but this didn't calm her down and she told me we had to change rooms, which we did with no problem. So a half hour later when all had been worked out, she completely changed her attitude and offered us breakfast and made us cappucinos, told us how to get to venice, which bus to take and everything. So i forgave her for the yelling and actually enjoyed the rest of my stay. Everyone is very nice, nodding and smiling because they don't speak english, but we felt very taken care of. The hostel itself is actually in Marghera, but it's only a short bus ride to and from venice (the number 6 runs to and from the hostel until past midnight) and everything in venice is accessible by walking or water bus. Overall, this place is just fine for a stay in venice.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Shannon1986
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

57 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    9
    19
    16
    6
    7
See reviews for
24
17
Solo
0
2
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (2)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed March 15, 2006

Hotel Piccolo is a very simple hotel that is located near Mestre station. Only one bus (numero 6) takes you directly to Venice and back, but it is fairly far. The breakfast is not included, but at 4 Euros per person, it gets you going in the morning. The coffee is not too shabby. This hotel has little rooms and horrible showers. Venice in general has nothing special about it. The people are rude and impatient. We found that we had to yell back to get better service. Italians tend to pay more attention if you act like they do. You can cruise the Grand Canal in about an hour. We even went to Murano island and to Lido on the one day. There is nothing special about Murano island and the glass art is overpriced. The sales people are very pushy and will ignore you once they know you won't be paying 4 to 5 thousand Euros on a piece of glass. We found that Granville Island in Vancouver has more creative pieces of glass art, better service and more lively entertainment (and it is closer to home). Beware though that if you buy some little glass trinkets, they give it to you and break it while they are wrapping it. Either watch them wrap it or open it right away before paying for it. They are mean-spirited only treating you well if they think you are going to buy their over-priced pieces of glass, even then, buyer beware. Anyway, the hotel does not provide you with a map or directions, so either bring your own or ask around.

Other tips that we learned about which you might find useful are: * Make sure you validate your bus/train/bartello tickets before getting on or you can be fined about 30 Euros per person if checked. * You might want to purchase the 12-hour (for 8.50 Euros each) or 24-hour (for 12 Euros each) global pass instead of paying 5 Euros for each one way trips along the Canal. * Bring some Euros with you until you can get to a bank or ATM machine in Rome - we didnt do this in Venice. * Check out the menus at restaurants before sitting down because prices vary considerably from place to place and you don't want to feel ripped off (we paid huge $ for places that looked cheaper and reasonable $ for great food at other places that had an expensive look).

Helpful?
10 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers are raving about these Venice hotels

Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Venice hotels
Hotel Belvedere
#244 of 386 in Venice
72 reviews
Hotel Altieri
#346 of 386 in Venice
304 reviews
Flestariam
#236 of 386 in Venice
24 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Cannaregio
Hotel Minerva & Nettuno
Hotel Minerva & Nettuno
#329 of 386 in Venice
339 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Al Piccolo Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Al Piccolo Hotel

Property: Al Piccolo Hotel
Address: Via Trieste 2/h, 30175 Venice, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #269 of 386 Hotels in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Al Piccolo Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotwire, Orbitz, TripOnline SA, Travelocity, Hotels.com, HostelWorld and Priceline so you can book your Al Piccolo Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing