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Residenza Al Doge Beato
Ranked #243 of 482 Venice B&B and Inns
Reviewed November 5, 2011

We stayed there the in the first week of October for two nights. The room itself is clean and neat and there is nothing fancy. No complaints there except that the tv didn't work but this didn't bother us too much. However we did ask when breakfast will be ready in the morning and they said 8 am and it was never ready at that time and between 30-45 mins late. This was an issue on our last day as we missed the early train to Florence because of this.

More of an annoyance than anything else is the electricity that works only with a card attached to the key and we were three people, so one of our party went back in the evening and thus could not switch on the lights and there was no one at the desk to ask if they could help. In fact there is rarely anyone at the desk.

The place was decent in that it is clean and the rooms and bathrooms are good and what is expected but the electricity, breakfasts and helpfulness is more than wanting.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 3, 2011

We arrived at night and checked in late. I had to call them to open the door. The staff came fast which was good.

The first night we stayed in a room which all the things were good except the noise from the kitchen just next to the room. I called and told them at that night and the staff told me that the machine would turn off in half an hour. However, Air conditioner machine was working all night with loud noise. My mum could not fall to sleep.

In the morning I told the staff and asked to change to another room. At the beginning, we were told to move to a room with two doule beds. However, we were required to move to
another room because the previous one was booked and they forgot it.

The third room is really small. The bathroom is outside the room. The floor, including the bed and wardrobe are slanted. The bedline is not clean, with dirty sign.

The breakfast was really limited. The first morning I told them and required for another bread. However, the second morning they still provided with the same breakfast and refused to provide the extra bread.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank glasgowjing
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Reviewed August 27, 2011

First off, this place is hard to find!! Near Santa Croce Piazza; but no one knows where it is; take a good google map and VERY Concise directions or you will be lost carrying your luggage for hours. There is a small brass sign next to a door, ring the door bell and they will buzz you in. Walk down a very creepy brick hallway, turn to your right and go up some really old stone steps to the second floor. You will get the impression you are going into someones home. Here you are. The absolute nicest guy will meet/greet you and help you to your room. The rooms are beautifully decorated and some are larger than your standard European hotel room. The rooms with a canal view were very romantic and helped give the full Venetian experience. Breakfast was sparse but there is a bakery a few doors down and a CO-OP grocery store facing the Piazza .
We absolutely loved this place. Centrally located between the train station and the Rialto so you don't feel like a tourist. Sit on a park bench in the Santa Croce Piazza in the afternoon as the day winds down and see what the local Venetian life is really all about. A wonderful and enlightening experience.
A word of caution, take a boat bus(if you are cheap) when you carry your luggage to & fro from the hotel. Dragging it UP & DOWN all those bridges over the canals will drive you insane.

Room Tip: Some rooms have the bathroom in the room and some rooms use a bathroom down the hall.
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  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Dwayne S
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Reviewed August 1, 2011

My friend and I stayed at this hotel, quite by chance. It was not our first preference but the hotel we booked in "over booked" ( a regular hazard, so I have heard) and refered us to this little hotel. After checking out their website we confirmed and even though we were a bit nervous about it, we were looking forward to our visit to Venice.
Let me tell you, do NOT google directions to get to this hotel.. you will never find it. Its a bit complicated to get to it. At least to us it was. When we finally got there, the room was ready, the gentleman who met us was most helpful and welcoming .. BUT, there is always a but.. the room was most unsatisfactory. The room did not over look the canal, Unless you leaned over the balcony and looked. And it was small and the floors appeared to be sticky. The air conditioner was not working and was actually heating the room!! After a few calls to the original hotel which suggested this to us and not getting much help we were very upset.
We managed to get some help from 2 wonderful ladies who were staying on the same floor as us. They suggested that since they were checking out the next day why dont we ask to move into their room., which we did.
The management was really nice. They couldnt understand why we did not want a room with a (tiny) balcony but they did very quickly and efficiently cleaned the other room, moved our stuff and the rest of our stay was wonderful. The room was enormous, looked like it was supposed to from the website and it overlooked the canal.
I would certainly recommend this hotel. The little Piazza had the nicest restaurants which we would certainly recommend also.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with friends
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1  Thank travellovertx59
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Reviewed July 27, 2011

This was an excellent B&B in a great location a little off the beaten path but easily within walking distance of the Rialto and San Marco. The hosts were very accommodating and the breakfast was enough to keep us going to dinner time. It was very clean and our room was very spacious with a balcony view of the canals. Many restaurants to choose from within a few block radius.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with friends
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1  Thank jmalone58
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Reviewed June 20, 2011

We booked a deluxe room with balcony and canal view. We were given a room which looked into someone's bathroom. On complaint, we were told the balcony rooms were taken and that as we booked three months in advance the booking system had changed and now all rooms with ensuite bathrooms were 'deluxe'.

We were changed rooms on the second night (after being hurried out of our first room as they needed to clean it). We were also given a small discount.

The stuff up is a shame as it's actually a very nice guest house and represents excellent value in a very expensive city.

The rooms are very nicely decorated and breakfast in the room
is a good inclusion.

We would have given full marks had we have got what we booked.

  • Stayed: June 2011
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Thank Leigh1982
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Reviewed June 2, 2011

I went with my wife to this Residence and we enjoy very much. Room was big enough with a pretty table where we had "slow"breakfast with cappuccino. But the best of the place was the balcony with views to a little canal, street and square (all in one sight). Only one negative aspect for those who don't sleep well: sunlight come from outside very early. Anyway, very recommendable.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank JorgeDarias
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Address: Santa Croce 1662 | Calle Larga San Giacomo, 30100 Venice, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Santa Croce
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #243 of 482 B&Bs / Inns in Venice
Price Range: $93 - $278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Residenza Al Doge Beato 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The spacious and comfortable rooms, some with a very characteristic canal view, are made precious with valuable cloths, baroque curtains and old furniture made of walnut and gold details, to welcome our guests in extremely elegant rooms, all provided with modern comforts such as safe, telephone, TV sat, direct internet line, bathroom with shower and hairdryer. They are all air-conditioned and soundproof. ... more   less 
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