Hotel Alex

San Polo - Rio Terá dei Frari 2606, Venice, Italy1 star star

7.8 out of 10

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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors

Friendly little Velia runs the homey Hotel Alex with care and attention. Located just off the Campo Frari and near the bustling erbaria markets, this one-star spot is calm and quiet.

Quick read

Pros: Charming and cozy. Good value. Friendly staff.

Cons: No air conditioning. Street noise.

Rooms

The Hotel Alex’s mid-20th-century front parlor entrance and 11 large, airy bedrooms are done up in dark woods and original Venetian flooring. Pastel bedcovers and curtains coordinate with the delicate Venetian-styled furniture and plain walls.

Rooms are equipped with a fan (no air conditioning), phone and little else.

Double rooms without a private bath, which price up to about €100 max in high season, are a good deal (especially since you still have a sink and a bidet). Rooms with a private bath are just a bit more expensive.

Bathrooms

The fairly large bathrooms have pink- and cream-colored tiles. They're definitely old, but they're scrubbed to perfection.

Hotel

Velia Marazzi has been running the Hotel Alex since the 1970s, and these days her son Mario Fiorentini helps out. It’s a family affair, and guests are treated like family too.

Breakfast, included in the room rate, can be taken in the breakfast room or served directly to your room. Wi-Fi is free throughout.

Reviewed by: Annie Shapero, EuroCheapo Staff Writer

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.

Amenities

Hotel

  • Breakfast Included
  • Cash Only
  • City tour
  • Concierge/Booking Services
  • Groups welcome
  • Hair Dryer – at reception
  • Historic building
  • Internet Access: Free
  • Luggage Storage
  • No Elevator
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Reception: 24-Hour
  • Reception: Limited Hours
  • Room Service
  • Safe at reception
  • Wake-Up Service

Room

  • Balconies/Terraces Available
  • Bathroom: Private
  • Bathroom: Shared
  • Fan
  • Heat
  • Internet Access
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries

Contact

San Polo - Rio Terá dei Frari 2606
San Polo, Venice, Italy

+39 041 523 1341
Fax: Same as phone

About the Hotel Alex neighborhood

North of the Rialto Bridge, Venetian life is a bit more relaxed in San Polo. Streets are not as packed, restaurants have more local flavor, and prices tend to be more affordable in general. By day you’ll find open-air markets and fish markets ("herbaria"), decked out in frescoed porticos. By night the area is home to hipsters for late-night "cicchetti" and great wines by the glass. You can easily walk to and from the area around the Rialto Bridge to San Marco in t10 minutes.

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