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“Venice with the teens!”
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Hotel Al Vagon
Ranked #171 of 385 Hotels in Venice
Sparta, New Jersey
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3 reviews
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“Venice with the teens!”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

I visited Venice for 5 days with my two teens. We were very happy with the room. It was clean, fresh, new, pretty, and decent size for the 3 of us, and had all the things we could want including a window (not over a canal but still neat that it was over a small street), a new bathroom, TV, wi-fi. And the staff at the hotel was very helpful. EACH one of them. They helped us find our way around, recommended a great restaurant, gave us airport shuttle info and even told us about the fireworks in the square for New Year's. We would definitely stay there again WHEN we go back to Venice. And the location was great too. Just 5 minutes walk or less to Rialto.

Room Tip: we were in the new section which is detached from the lobby (in a separate bldg and a 30 second wal...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Clinton, New York
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Reviewed December 11, 2013

This place is perfectly located whether you're arriving by train, bus, or boat form the airport in Venice. You can walk from the Fondamente Nuove boat stop, or take the vaporetto from the train station or Piazzale Roma. This is a no frills place, but who goes to Venice to sit in your hotel room? Having said that, you can get a canal side room here! You're close to one of the few supermarkets in the city if you want to eat reasonably cheaply for some meals, and also a whole slew of good coffee shops for the morning. Far enough away from San Marco to stay sane, but close enough to have an easy walk there, same for Rialto. Best of all, there's a late night pizza/beer/wine/water joint right out the front door, so if you get back late but want one more beer no problem. The owners are very friendly. I have stayed there twice now ten years apart, and they were just as friendly as the first time. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: Canal side is worth it, the sound of the water lapping on the masonry is very soothing.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

We had a very decent stay at this small hotel, excellent location, very nice room, extremely comfortable beds, small bathroom, great facility for walking up the stairs for disabled or elderly people. We were very close to the vaporetto station ca d'oro and also extremely close to various shops restaurants and the centre of venice.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Washington, NC
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

After reading the reviews I thought our room would be on the canal as requested but no. It was VERY tiny, but clean with a good bed. conveniently located it still was a good deal. One of the staff was excellent but the other one was surly.

Room Tip: Ask and insist a canal view room.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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North Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

We stayed Oct 3 to Oct 6 2013. Fabulous romantic hotel ambience and central location a few minutes from Rialto Bridge. Easy 20 minute walk along Strada Nuovo to train station. Easy vaporetta access @ Ca D'Oro. We asked for and had a large canal-view room with balcony. Life floats by you in the canal below, or step out into the lanes and become part of it. Wi-Fi worked well. Very clean room, high ceiling with exposed beams, with modern private bathroom. Nearby churchbells would greet us each morning, but quiet when windows closed. My brother stayed in a 4 star hotel near San Marco at 3 times the cost, and our room was much nicer! We loved it!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

We stayed at the Al Vagon from 5th August to 12th August for our honeymoon and really enjoyed our stay. Lovely air conditioned bright clean room! Excellent facilities. Veryhelpful staff from reception to cleaners. They made our honeymoon really fabulous, and we will definitely be back next year for our anniversary!!! Kenneth and Wilma. St Andrews, Scotland

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

To start with, a booking mistake. They had us down for 1 night but it was booked for 2. They put us in a room that dissaponted. No view in any direction of anything. But they changed their minds and upgraded us so we could be in the same room for both nights as they agreed it was their mistake.
the upgraded room was much better, But still not a canal in sight. Just a small alley below. This part of the hotel is also seperate from the main one and accesible thoughrough a horrible smelly alley and dark and dingy. But one you enter another door to teh area where the rooms are, does it start to look decent. the room was better by far than the first. Aircon managed to keep up very hot weather.
The room is tidy and looked clean. Sevice was good. Bathroom was clean too. Small little protable TV, and din't bother to sitch it on as Venice can be tiring at 35 degrees.
All in all, good location. pretty good value for money. But the "professional pictures" on this site are misleading. neither the original or the upgraded room were close to anything in those pictures. The "front" of the hotel is not the front. the sign is there in the main pic, but obviously attached to the building to the right of the photographer. Not sure how far I'd have had to upgrade to get one of those rooms. Or even 1 with a canal view. Or I just got a bad one and you have to insist. But there's more to venice than the room you get. You need a place to sleep and shower and this hotel provides just that at a reasonable price.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Al Vagon
Address: Cannaregio 5619 | Campiello Riccardo Selvatico, 30131 Venice, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Cannaregio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#31 Best Value Hotel in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Al Vagon 1*
Number of rooms: 10
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