Castello 4423, Venice, Italy
Doubles from: $65 to $207
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
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.
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
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Air conditioning
- Bathroom: Private
Castello, Venice, Italy
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.