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Ai Tagliapietra
Ranked #57 of 458 Venice B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bangkok, Thailand
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“nice place”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

We stayed here a couple of days and felt very well.
the place is very clean, staff very helpful and great rooms.
The location is good, the wheater we found less.
However everything was perfect.
We recommend this place.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
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66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Ai Tagliapietra is one of the best B&Bs to stay in when you visit Venice. It was our first stay in any B&B and Ai Tagliapietra has probably set a very high benchmark for others to follow.

The B&B is located very close to the main vaporetto stop of San Zacharia - that's where we got off in Venice on our way in from the airport. Our affable and informative host Lorenzo was waiting for us and quickly escorted us through the cobblestone paths to the B&B. He has a cheerful personality and helps you feel comfortable very quickly. He is also very well informed and can guide you on practically every aspect on Venice - from sightseeing to shopping to getting around to dining out.

Ai Tagliapietra is barely 5 minutes by walk from Piazza San Marco and the Bridge of Sighs. Venice itself is quite small and it's easy to get around to most places walking anyway. The room (we stayed in) was nice and comfortable. We didn't really have a view but we weren't expecting any either. The kitchen was well stocked and we had no complaints whatsoever on any front.

We haven't had enough of Venice and will be going back soon. Ai Tagliapietra is where we plan to stay when we do. I hope that speaks more about the place than anything else I have mentioned.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank Pratish M
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Lorenzo was amazingly helpful from the first email communication. He remained in close contact with me regarding our changing arrival to Venice and was a great resource as we navigated water buses for the first time. He was easily reachable by cell phone.

He met us at the water bus stop (5 minute walk from San Marco but luckily NOT San Marco), guided us thru a maze of streets, and helped us get our bags up the stairs well before our check-in time.

The area of the B&B is very convenient to the attractions but it is just far enough from the major footpaths to feel quiet. Nearby restaurants were a bit noisy until late/early, but it did not bother us too much. There are quieter parts of the island, but this is a good in-between, especially since we were only there for a few days. My favorite part was stumbling upon an amazing mask-maker's shop and studio just down the 'street' from the B&B.

Breakfast was typical for continental Europe, including coffee, tea, pastries, butter, jams, fruit, and yogurt. Lorenzo made sure he was available to serve us fresh coffee. He went above the call of duty when he also set out breakfast items for us the day we were leaving VERY early to catch a train to Florence. (He also made sure we knew, once again, exactly what our water bus options were.)

The room was very clean, had enough room for us to move comfortably (esp. for Europe, much less Venice!), & was neatly decorated. The bathroom was clean and modern, too.

Lorenzo also gave us great restaurant ideas. From the pizzeria down the street to a quiet trattoria (best ravioli EVER!) close to il Rialto, we had really great meals at his recommendation.

For our first time in Venice, we really loved staying at Lorenzo's, and we'd love to return some day.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Baltimore, Maryland
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2012

We stayed here in May 2011. Our first time in Venice and could not have picked a better place. The airline lost my husbands luggage and we were at a loss on how to get a new set of clothes for him on the budget the airline gave us. As you can imagine there are mainly designer shops in the main part of Venice. Lorenzo knew the best places to go for "normal" everyday clothes. The room we had was very clean and the bed comfortable. The chocolate scones in the morning were fantastic and my husband loved the blood orange juice! I really can't say enough about how wonderful this B&B is. Book early because the word is out!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed December 13, 2012

I spent two nights here in early winter and was the only guest, as it was off season. The B&B is more like a flat than a hotel, since it has several rooms off a common living area/kitchen. My room was very quiet; the alley/courtyard outside the window has very little traffic. The B&B is not boutique hotel fancy, but my room was very clean and large and had a private bathroom in the hall, separated from the common area. I didn't take advantage of it, but hot tea was available at all times in the kitchen, and the rate includes a simple Italian breakfast (juice, coffee, rolls/pastries).

Lorenzo was as accommodating as all the other reviews indicate. He offered to pick me up at the vaporetto stop, but I couldn't figure out how to send international texts, so I ended up wandering around looking for the B&B (and actually finding it, but it has no sign, so I assumed I'd gotten the address wrong). Venetians must be used to people getting lost, because the friendly host at a nearby restaurant used his Italian cell phone to call Lorenzo, who then came and fetched me.

Lorenzo keeps the B&B stocked with guidebooks and maps that you can borrow; he is also available to answer any questions, but he won't pester you with recommendations if you don't want them. He did recommend a couple restaurants, and the one I tried was great - hidden in plain sight down an alley just steps away from Rialto Bridge, it was very good and reasonable and had more locals than tourists. In fact, it was incredibly easy to get away from the crowds by just turning down any quiet street/alley, where there are lovely local bars, restaurants and shops to be discovered - you might get lost, but it's an island, so you can't get too far!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Zurich
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2012

I can only repeat the positive comments by the other reviewers. I stayed for three nights and since it was off season, for the first two nights I was the only person at the lovely B&B, and so it was absolutely quiet. The only noise comes from people walking by in the little street. For noise sensitive people, ear plugs block that out too. Lorenzo is a wonderful host and thinks of everything, even printing my boarding pass for my return flight and borrowing me rubber boots during the acqua alta. His restaurant recommendations are good, especially Da Mamo. I can also recommend Al Mascaron, but ask which wines they have because I was not happy with the house wine. I would definitely stay at Al Tagliapietra again. The location and service are wonderful. Thank you Lorenzo, you are a gem!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Manila, Philippines
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2012

What convinced me to stay at Ai Tagliapietra were all the gleaming reviews about the host, Lorenzo. Staying at his B&B only confirmed that everything that was said about him and his place were indeed true! Even before I got to Venice, he contacted me to make sure he'd meet me at San Zacarria the moment I get off the water bus. So even if I was traveling by myself, my anxieties were quelled because Lorenzo promptly met me at the water bus stop, helped me with my luggage as we made our way to through the labyrinthine streets of Venice. He also provided me very helpful tips on places to visit, yummy restos to try (right outside his door!) and helped me book (and get a good deal!) my train to Rome. Breakfast was simple but delicious. Loved the warm and flaky apricot-filled croissant and the two cups of espresso Lorenzo would always serve me in the morning - just the right combination to get me started on an enchanting experience of Venice!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Ai Tagliapietra
Address: Castello 4943, 30122 Venice, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Castello
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #57 of 458 B&Bs / Inns in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The apartment Ai Tagliapietra is just 5 minutes off St.Mark's Square and is easily reachable from anywhere in town thanks to the nearby San Zaccaria's stop (public transportation). The strategic position allows you to reach on foot museums, shops, restaurants or Rialto Bridge in a short time. Double rooms of the apartment are warm and joyful and offer a complete bathroom (shower, basin and bidet). You will also find an hair dryer, soap and shampoo. Free wi-fi available! ... more   less 
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