Locanda Silva

Castello 4423, Venice, Italy1 star star

7.7 out of 10

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The Locanda Silva is a sweet one-star spot situated near Santa Maria Formosa and not far from San Marco. The Silva’s rooms, with and without private bath, are a sensible and un-fussy choice.

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Pros: Historic building. Fabulous locations. Modern décor.

Cons: No elevator. Some street noise.


The Locanda Silva’s 23 guest rooms are simple, with modern furnishings (unadorned wooden beds, tables and chairs). Décor is limited to brightly painted walls hung with the occasional print. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning and a phone, but there are no TVs.


All but six of the rooms have private bathrooms that are period pieces in themselves: 1970s-era green tile and Formica, outfitted with a shower and hair dryer. They’re dated, but in great shape. The six rooms without facilities are cheaper, have sinks and share spotless baths in the hallway.


Although the building dates from the 17th century, the interior is all mid-century modern, and is bright and airy. After days of “Venetian” décor, the Silva’s 20th-century design struck us as refreshingly straightforward and clean. The reception and staircase feature modern canvases painted by the owner’s father, Ettore.

Breakfast, included in the room rate, is served in a sunny room overlooking a canal that features more of Ettore’s modern pieces. Wi-Fi is available for an additional fee. Note that the hotel does not have an elevator.

Reviewed by: Annie Shapero, EuroCheapo Staff Writer

Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.



  • Breakfast Included
  • City tour
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fax Machine
  • Groups welcome
  • Hair Dryer – at reception
  • Laundry Service
  • Luggage Storage
  • No Elevator
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pet Friendly
  • Reception: 24-Hour
  • Safe at reception
  • Wake-Up Service
  • Wi-Fi Connection


  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom: Private
  • Bathroom: Shared
  • Extra bed
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heat
  • Internet Access
  • Iron available
  • Rooms with view
  • Safe
  • Soundproofed Windows
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries


Castello 4423
Castello, Venice, Italy

Phone: +39 04 1522 7643
Fax: +39 04 1528 6817

Website: http://www.locandasilva.it

Email: info@locandasilva.it

About the Locanda Silva neighborhood

The largest of the six "sestieri", Castello is divided into Castello and Castello Alto. Castello Alto borders San Marco and is home to innumerable cheap sleeps, as well as the Arsenale Naval Museum. The largely residential area doesn't boast much in the way of dining or nightlife, but its vicinity to San Marco and its overall convenient location makes Castello Alto a savvy alternative for budget-minded Cheapos.

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