Locanda SS. Giovanni e Paolo
Castello, Barbaria Dele Tole, 6401, Venice, Italy
Doubles from: $104 to $233
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
Davide Taddeo, the friendly proprietor of the Locanda SS. Giovanni e Paolo, immediately offered us coffee when we walked in the front door. However, he refused to sip a cup himself: "Never coffee this close to lunchtime!" he said. Fair enough. Taddeo certainly seems to be a traditionalist, and his six-room pension aims to maintain the feel of the 18th-century palazzo that houses it.
Pros: Clean and comfortable. Good value. Excellent location.
Cons: Can be noisy. No elevator.
Rooms at the Locanda SS. Giovanni e Paolo are spacious and decorated in soft colors and Venetian style. Delicately painted wood, Murano light fixtures, curtains fluttering in the tall windows, and warm cotto tiles complete the look.
Each room is equipped with air conditioning (from June through September), a safe and little else (no TVs or phones here).
The private bathrooms are small, but spotless. Each offers a hair dryer and basic toiletries.
Situated a quick walk from the Rialto Bridge, Santa Maria Formosa and San Marco, the Locanda SS. Giovanni e Paolo is indisputably “Venice.” The lobby is pretty and bright, with wood-beamed ceilings and a massive Murano chandelier. And there's even a mosaic of the saints for which the hotel was named.
Breakfast is included in the room rate. Wi-Fi is free in the public areas. Note that, like most Venetian hotels, the Giovanni e Paolo 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
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Air conditioning
- Bathroom: Private
Castello, Barbaria Dele Tole, 6401
Castello, Venice, Italy
About the Locanda SS. Giovanni e Paolo 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.