The location of this place CANNOT be beat! Right by the Rialto Bridge and a stones throw away from the square and Doge's Palace in the middle of everything! We had no trouble finding it but knew to look for the Disney Store (iys in a calle/alley like many hotels and restaurants in Venice). If you get off of the ACTV water bus at the Rialto stop you should have no issues finding it. We made the mistake of taking the water bus from the airport (mot the bus that catches the ACTV ones) and lugged our stuff from the San Marco square stop and still found it with no problem.
The ladies who run this place - including the gentleman who takes care of it at night - are the nicest people ever. Period. They are extremely helpful, attentive, accommodating, and kind. It was awesome to be greeted by such hospitality after 24 hours of traveling. Granted the rooms are not huge - it was (to me) the size (if not smaller) than a cruise ship room for our double. But I would trade location and customer service over the size of bathroom on any trip. And the towels -mentioned in other reviews- are common in Italy - if you want plush towels you can bring one from home. (The towels provided dry faster and absorb just as well).
Love this place. Cannot express how nice these people were - if the stars were given for that it would be a 5 star hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel San Salvador is a small 2 stars hotel, located in the tiny alley called Calle Galeazza in San Marco District, 1 minute by foot from the Rialto Bridge. All rooms are quite small, No smoking, basic or standard, nicely decorated. San Marco Square is 5/10 minutes by foot. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- San Salvador Hotel
- San Salvador Venice