San Marco 4971, Venice, Italy
Doubles from: $125 to $374
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
Tucked away near the Rialto Bridge and overlooking a canal, the three-star Hotel Al Gazzettino offers a tiny lobby downstairs and 10 traditionally decorated Venetian guest rooms upstairs.
Pros: Great location (once you find it). Lots of amenities. Canal side rooms.
Cons: No elevator. Prices fluctuate wildly.
Rooms at the Hotel Al Gazzettino have all the Venetian-style trappings, including busy red damask wallpaper, gilded mirrors, Murano-style light fixtures and some colorful bedding. All are equipped with air conditioning, a satellite TV, safe, minibar and telephone.
Notably, six rooms offer canal views (and you’ll be charged extra for it), and four look to side streets. The private bathrooms are your usual fare, and equipped with a bathtub or shower. A hair dryer and toiletries are provided.
Although we found things to be more “all business” than “charming” at the Gazzettino, it could certainly work for travelers looking for rooms with a list of amenities near the center of the action. And we mean center—the hotel is nestled into the end of an impossibly tiny street just one or two (confused and self-doubting) minutes from the Rialto Bridge.
Value note: Note that, like many hotels in Venice, the Gazzettino's rates are unpredictable. Their doubles, for example, range from €100-300 a night. That's quite a range, and it makes it hard for us to recommend it as a reliable deal.
A breakfast buffet is included in the room rate. The hotel’s free Wi-Fi works in the rooms. Note that the hotel does not have an elevator.
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor. This review is based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Breakfast Included
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Air conditioning
- Bathroom: Private
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About the Al Gazzettino neighborhood
Located to the east of the Grand Canal, the San Marco neighborhood is the city's commercial, tourist and religious core. The magnificent Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square) and Saint Mark's Basilica rightfully attract wandering tourists (and hungry pigeons) like a magnet. The area around the glorious Rialto Bridge on the north side of the district is a beautiful, bustling mess.