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“excellent location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Palazzo Guardi
Ranked #72 of 462 Venice B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bodmin, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“excellent location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2012

The hotel was located in the accademia district of Venice within easy reach of San Marco and the Rialto bridge.
Clean, basic rooms but very spacious. Breakfast was ok - selection of cereal, fruit, yoghurts and croissants.
The staff are very friendly and helpful - they prepared a coffee for us early evening as there are no facilities in the room. Good value for money and would defineately stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank CornwallDee
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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70 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2012

I booked this hotel after hours spent on here researching hotels and in the end it surpassed expectations, the room, location, and atmosphere was everything we wanted.

Located on the San Trovaso Canal, we had a junior suite with a canal view towards Zattere. This room was is in a building separate from the main hotel, however this in our opinion was great and gave us a feeling of having our own apartment, with the benefit of having close at hand 2 hour front desk.

The room was tastefully decorated in period furnishings, and of an excellent size, the highlight was however, the view. The pictures I have posted give an idea! The view over part of real living Venice and the noise and comings and goings was a treat, and really highlighted Venice is not yet some sort of disneyland. The early morning dustbin boats, deliveries and such like added welcomed reality to this stunning place.

The hotels immediate surroundings, that is the canal on which our hotel faced also has many interesting things, from the gondola repair workshop, San Trovaso Church, and University building to a great little restaurant, Taverna San Trovaso, which we ate at, and where locals outnumber tourists, the famous fabulous Al Bottegon with its delicious chicheti, and an ice cream and sweet shop with the best pistachio ice cream and home mousse we have tasted - when we ventured out from such lovely immediate surroundings, the Grand Canal/ Accademia bridge and vapparetto stop were a couple of minutes away to the North, with Zattere and the aliaguna stop five minutes walk South. The overall area of Dorsoduro felt vibrant, alive, and like home.

If you want to stay in an area that is not only a great location from which to explore Venice, but retains some semblence of 'true real' Venice, and the stay in a period building with stunning view, am not sure how this place can be topped. We paid E99 per night for the junior suite canal view, including breakfast, and it was worth every penny

We are going to visit again in December and stay if available in the same room

Some useful information - not criticicisms but 'heads up'
if your room faces onto a canal, it starts getting noisey from 6.00am
the hair dryer in the room was poor so ladies, my girlfriend recommends bringing your own!
the breakfast is limited - bread rolls, jams, cereal, youghurts - we liked it, others might expect more?

Room Tip: Have a canal view room as this will be a highlight of your trip
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank Carl_b77
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Paris, France
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24 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2011

Located in a calm neighborhood. Helpful staffers. Spacious, nicely decorated and well equipped rooms: fridge, hair dryer, safe. Reasonably priced. Free wifi. Supermarket (Billa), restos and snack bars are a short walk away. Ok breakfast. Small bathroom, very narrow and slow elevator. But can't complain, I've booked a room for 5 people, for 2 nights and paid only 290eur. Best group rate found at booking.com

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank dora_d_explorer
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Singapore
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26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2011

location was good, it was near the accademia bridge, 10mins walk from san marco i'd say.

hotel directions given was really clear, i had no trouble finding the place, lift was small and slow though but i had no big issues, i've been to rome and florence, lifts were all small and slow.

hotel owner prepared a welcome wine for us as we are on a honeymoon, very thoughtful! i love the canel view, right below my room was a bar and i love people watching from my window. i liked the vibe but they close early so it wasn't a problem at night.

hotel staff will be there 24 hrs, makes me feel safe.

floors were a little old though, a little creeky.

breakfast was average, cereal, yogurt, milk, juice, coffee, ham.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank rubypumps
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Lucca, Italy
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2011

The position is really good to discover Venice, just steps away from the Accademia bridge (where there is also the Vaporetto stop). Rooms are comfortable, not spacey but big enough. Personnel is kind, available 24 hours and helpful for different matters.
Breakfast is alright: cereal, milk, yogurt, juices, tea, coffee, croissants, bread, butter, jam, cheese and ham. Would be nicer to have fresh bakery instead of being of the frozen sort (the half-cooked kind that is put for minutes in the oven before serving).
In general, a really nice place.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Adele1980
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Additional Information about Palazzo Guardi

Property: Palazzo Guardi
Address: Dorsoduro 995, 30123 Venice, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Dorsoduro / Accademia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #72 of 462 B&Bs / Inns in Venice
Price range (per night): $100 - $323
Hotel Class:3 star — Palazzo Guardi 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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