This is an excellent location, so close to everything you want to see, Rialto Bridge, Rialto Marcado, St Marks Square, its a historic building and I can see why Rick Steves endorses it.....but like some of the others, this is an average at best.
Yes, the hotel is up a lot of stairs, no elevator, and when you book, the owner gives plenty heads up on that, multiple times, so thats fine by me. But what I fault them for is the primary need of a hotel - a suitable bed and pillows. The room is spacious though sparse, (and honestly, you shouldn't be in your room that much in this city) BUT the bed and pillows, seriously, that is the thing that should matter to the hotel owner and its why I would have a very hard time recommending this place.
I Looked at the mattress carefully, it was basically a 4 "pull out sofa mattress on an antique bed with slats (no box spring) and the pillows were flat, hard, tired small (size of a laptop) lumps of awful. I asked for extras and received 3 more, and it still was garbage, eventually, I bundled up and slept on my laundry.
I get that running a hotel in a tourist city is hard, but the beds, a big component of the sleep process, could be improved with minimal expense, in the form of an adequate cheap mattress cover or pillow top, or anything to make it just slightly better. And pillows, really, they are $7 -12 each, treat your guest to a decent pillow.
I was not bothered with the street noise, the double windows helped with that. Thought I would venture a guess that if you are asleep in a nice bed, you are less likely to be woken up or bothered with the street noise.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the pulsing heart of Venice, adjacent to the vibrant and brightly colored Rialto fish market, it's the perfect place to start experiencing life the venetian way. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pensione Guerrato Venice
- Pensione Guerrato Hotel Venice