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Hotel Antica Locanda Al Gambero

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Very cute! Great location. Friendly english speaking staff. Good breakfast included. Great restaurant at the bottom of the hotel. Only gripe was that the WiFi was painfully slow. Good value for the money.

Venice is very confusing because of the canals and narrow walkways which are oriented in all different directions. I got lost and very frustrated trying to find hotel but once I arrived, it turned out to be a good location to see pretty much the whole city. As in many European cities, there were no elevators so it was up and down 3 flights every time I came or went. No problem for me but could be tough on older people. Room was lovely with glass chandelier and window looking down on canal. Breakfast was great-hot and cold choices, interesting conversations in multiple languages. Personable and very helpful staff.

Hotel has good service and breakfast. The location is also a good point because in the center of Venice. The only difficulty is to find the hotel because is not a easy advertising to indicate the location. But in general for single traveler is one of the best options.

We enjoyed our stay. The room is small, but comfortable, and nowhere near as small as other places I've stayed! The Venitian decor is mostly trite, but the wallpaper matches that in the Pallazzo de Doge just about perfectly. Breakfast was adequate, the coffee first rate. The location can't be beat. And do eat at the restaurant downstairs--their period 14-16 century food is amazing!

very clean! good location, but little small room. The staff is helpful.

Had the most incredible experience in Venice and staying at this hotel just made it even better. Friendly and helpful English speaking staff, high speed internet in the room, and fantastic location. Would stay here again no question. When faced with the decision of where to stay in Venice- this is the place to be!

This was our first trip to Italy. My sister, daughter and I stayed in a room together on the top floor. It was a little difficult to handle the luggage up three flights of stairs but we managed. We had 3 twin beds. We could look out our window straight down into one of the numerous canals. We watched the tourists in the gondolas. We could see a cute little rooftop garden. The breakfasts were wonderful! It was a very short walk to St. Mark's Square. We had a wonderful time and would stay there again.

Location was great as it was 5-10 minutes to the Rialto Bridge or San Marcos square. 5 minutes to the water taxi. Included nightly shows as Gondoliers passed below our window view of a canal. Singing and laughter was great. Would recommend to others. Only downside, was it could get noisy at night with the windows open, but well worth the experience.


This was a very nice motel, difficult to find, everything in Venice is difficult to locate, The morning staff was very unfriendly almost to the point of being rude, but the gentlemen on the evening shift were more than helpful and really did make up for the others. The airlines lost our baggage for our entire stay there and the gentlemen on the evening shift went out of there way to help us get them before we left for Cinqua Terra.

I thought the hotel was lovely despite the lack of an elevator. My only issue is that one night we asked the front desk to assist us in finding the restaurant where we had made a reservation. Instead of indicating that they didn't know where the restaurant was located, they sent us on a scavenger hunt to the other side of Venice - a 45 minute walk into a completely residential neighborhood. Needless to say, we lost our reservation and by the time we walked back towards the more populated area of Venice, all the restaurants were closed. When we confronted the front desk clerk with his mistake he seemed aghast at the prospect that he had sent us to the wrong location - a neighborhood without ANY restaurants. He should have just said, "I DON'T KNOW" it would have saved us from sore feet, empty bellies and a sour memory of the hotel.

For the price I expected more. The room was a shoe box and the canal view was a small window next to anoisy bridge.

I enjoyed my stay.

Seeing Venice was a 35-year dream for me, and I was able to celebrate my 60th birthday there. I investigated the hotel on-line before choosing it, and found it well-represented when I got there. I wanted somewhere that would give me a real Venetian experience in a location convenient to two major locaations: San Marco Plaza and the Rialto Bridge. Again, I got exactly what I wanted. I took a few organized tours and spent the rest of the time exploring on my own. There were a few sights I just HAD to see: San Marco Plaza and all the wonders there, the Rialto Bridge, Ca D'Oro, La Fenice...etc.! I also ate a lot - and Venice is very vegetarian-friendly - but lost five pounds in three days due to all the walking. It's a safe city, so I started my day out at about 6AM and didn't get back to the hotel until nearly 9PM, exhausted but fulfilled. Just shy of four days was nowhere near enough (recovering from surgery earlier this year had used up most of my vacation time), but I know how to fly over the Pond now and am already planning my next Venice trip. My main disappointment was that La Fenice was closed for a special event the day I went to see it, and that was the only time I had for it. Next time!!! Be warned that Venice can be a physically hard city; you will need to take breaks! There are stairs everywhere, including on all the bridges. My hotel had stairs as well, but that seems to be a standard, and it didn't faze me. I've never been to Europe before, so I can't compare it to "similar" trips. However, I came home absolutely elated by the experience, and with a camera stuffed with 509 photos to go through and share.

The hotel is conveniently located, once you have gotten lost a couple of times, but that is just part of the charm of Venice. I was on the top floor and did not really pay attention to the comment that there are no elevators. so that means you might be climbing several flights of stairs, so pack lightly. The staff was not so much unfriendly as *indifferent* and certainly did not go out of their way to be helpful or to make suggestions. But it was very affordable for Venice, clean, and had free WiFi, very nice. I had one of the best meals of my life in the the attached restaurant. I would consider staying again, but it would not be automatic.

great spot, friendliest staff I have ever had. clean easy to get to from water taxi. we walked every where to see as much as possible with 3 days and 3 nites. would visit this hotel again in a minute.

This was probably the worst hotel stay I could have imagined. The attendant was absolutely incompetent and terribly discourteous. I wish more than anything that we would have chosen another hotel on the island. It was a horrible 2 nights.

This is the perfect location for exploring Venice. It's a small intimate hotel and the rooms overlooking the canal are worth it! The breakfasts were nice. We enjoyed this hotel very much.

This was an amazing adventure for me. Alone in Venice and a wee bit nervous, until I met the hotel staff. Not only was I greeted as if I was a family member, the quaint, little hotel in the middle of Venice turned out to be my home away from home for eight days. Five minute walk from San Marco's Square and a three minute walk from the Rialto Bridge, I could go anywhere, walk down any little alley, and be a quick vaporetto ride back to my quiet little room to rest up for my next adventure out-and-about. As always, I rely on the locals to give me the best places to see, when, and where, I was not disappointed. I only wish that I had had more time to see all that they had recommended. I'm already planning my next week long stay at this beautiful, little, peaceful hotel next year. Knowing how restful and elegant it was, I plan to stay longer.

Calle dei Fabbri, 4687 Venice VE

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