I am looking for a clean, friendly, quaint bed and breakfast in Venice that is centrally located to train station and attractions. I have done some research with mixed results. Any suggestions?
We've stayed at http://www.bbalessandra.com/index.php. We found the hosts to be very friendly and helpful, the location was great. Not far from the station and an easy walk to vaporetto. The breakfasts are outstanding and the home beautiful.
Pensione Guerrato is my favorite ..Roby is a darling. Lots of atmosphere... dont be put out by the dark alley entranceway.
My suggestion is to do a search of B&Bs in Mestre, the small town 5 minutes by train west of Vienna where rooms rent for about half cost.
We found a room across the street from the RR station and half a block from the best restaurant in town.
We stayed at Pensione Guerratto last April and would stay there again. Contact me if you need specifics.
Check out "Cross-Pollinate" for booking B&B. You will not beat the prices and use "tripadvisor" to check it out. Of course not all have been reviewed.
We are staying at Roominvenice.com in May. If you look on Travel Advisor it gets good reviews. It is reasonably priced and very well located. See what you think.
I reserved at the Holiday Inn Express. It is not in Venice, but it is a convenient one train stop away at Quatro d'Altino (I think). My friend, who stayed there says they have good breakfasts, which is part of the room price. You'll be glad with their pricing too! Check PRiceline.com, but the low price cannot be cancelled.
btw, I did not book through Priceline because of the no cancellation thing, although I could have done it with the higher price. I ended up going to Holiday Inn's site and chose the AAA-member price.
My family stayed at Casa Mimma just last week. We were very happy with the facilities, everything was clean and comfortable. The only host we saw was a very pleasant gentleman.
The small B&B is in Santa Croce, just a short walk to the first (Riva di Biagio/Riva del Basio) vaperetto stop, and close to the main walking route to Rialto or San Marco.
Breakfast was toast, pastry, choice of coffee, tea, milk, or juice.
We were able to leave our luggage in storage after checkout and one of our party (an italian)retained a key so we could let ourselves in to retrieve the luggage. The front desk is not manned all day. It was an easy walk back to the train station (we only had backpacks).
We paid 120 euros for a room for 3 with a shared bath (no credit cards).
It's not that close to the train station ... but, Ca' Angeli gets absolutely rave reviews on Tripadvisor. It sounds like a true gem. It's near the Rialto Bridge.
Pensione Guerrato is great! It was without a doubt our favorite of the ten different places we stayed when we were in Italy for a month.
And I'm glad to see that you're going to stay on the island itself. Most people who stay on the mainland to save some bucks end up not enjoying Venice anywhere near as much as those who stay on the island. (And note that I said "most", not "all".)
Try this site : b&b venice
There is a big list of good b&b and hotels, cheap budget accommodation and nice ubications. I hope it was helpful Greetings!
Luciano revived a zombie thread from almost three years ago. Presumably Kimberly, the original poster, no longer needs these recommendations. :-)