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Hotel Ateneo

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The problem with this hotel is not only the lack of a lift with a room on the third floor But also the lack of air conditioning during April I haven’t had a good night sleep since I got here The weather in Venice yesterday and today is so hot and they said that the air conditioning is not working yet And here I am writing this review because I can’t sleep from the heat and the mosquitoes They have a vape machine in the room but with an open window It’s not doing much.

Hotel took two times money from my Visa card. They had two reservations for same date, same name, same e-mail address, same phone number... but, they hidden took money like a thief.... knowing clearly that that action was a lack of ethics. They did not tell me nothing in my time there... and even, they send an e-mail saying "we never take EURO1,500.- from your Visa. Ask your bank..... the reality was other... Y suggest strongly to pay with cash, because that hotel are in hands of thieves.

Charming decor very nice staff and a great central location. This trip to Venice was an explorative one so we were not going to be spending much time at the hotel. However had we been it would have posed no problem it is situated close to San Marco and I would definitely return.

I had problems with my card and I said that I will pay cash in arrival, my booking was still valid when I arrived they said they don't have rooms, as solution they offered theirs family nearby Hotel CA ALVISE that was a little more expensive (they said 4 stars), how can a hotel has 4 stars if don't have elevator, same behavior from staff, they tried to get from us 100 euros as caution extra of payment, we agreed with 50. only one good thing that i can say for this Hotel Ateneo is good location..

I completely adored my stay at Hotel Ateneo! The details in the hotel are beautiful and Venetian to a tee. It's literally right around the corner from Teatro La Fenice, or Fenice Theater, which is in and of itself stunningly beautiful and centrally historic to the city of Venice. This really helps to orient yourself to where the hotel is located, because Venice in general is a whimsical maze of cobblestone passageways and canals. But with the Fenice Theater right there, it's actually pretty easy to find! The complimentary breakfast spread was delightful with plenty of options, and the room our was very comfy and charming :) Thank you!

This hotel was easy to find very near the theatre. It was a pleasant building and our room was very nice. It wasa shame there was no lift as I had recently pulled a muscle in my leg otherwise not a problem! The room was fairly spacious with a nice sized bathroom. Not much natural light but you could have opened up the shutters. The continental breakfast was tasty and full of variety. There was plenty of choice and the warm apple strudle was yummy. Im sad we had to leave so early on our last day and missed breakfast!! Only slightly negative comments would be the girls above us were very noise and I can imagine it could get very loud outside in height of the season It would have been nice to have a small kettle to make a hot drink (Im more than happy to provide own coffee?tea??)

Location was good as map but not too easy to reach hotel if you are with children near to san marco and shops the room was to small also bathroom room was too bad about cleaning it was very clean hotel no elevator breakfast fast very normal

This hotel, although small and quite antiquated is I should think typical of all the hotels in Venice. It did our needs though and the staff were friendly enough. The room very old and the window overlooked prison bars!! The breakfast although adequate could have been improved with a better toaster for a start! The tables were very close together and on busy mornings you could hardly get to your chair! Saying that the vicinity was great - so close to the Square and the Grand Canal. We were only there for 3 days which was enough.

Hotel Ateneo is in a quiet street about 400 meters from San Marco Square. It takes about 1 hour to reach from Marco Polo Airport by water Bus. Nearby stop is Piazzale Roma. From Piazzale Roma you will have to cross 2 Bridges to Hotel. So if u are carrying more luggage s then you will get Porter ( Mostly Bangladeshi) and will charge min about Euro 15 for 2 bags and if u hv more bags it will cost u Euro 20-25. But though expensive, it is worth. Hotel Has no elevator so you will need to carry Bags on your own or if u are lucky Hotel Staff may help you if it is not odd times. As one can expect Rooms are small size, very difficult to maneuver in room. We were carrying 3 Bags and was difficult to fit in but we managed. Bed size is queen. Bathroom was smaller too. No width in Bathroom. Probably size was 24" x 96", like a narrow strip. Room ambiance is typical Venetian hence loud colors and shiny. Breakfast was typical Continental and cold.still adequate. Reception staff cooperative especially Francesca. Hotel has Lobby sitting and Veranda sitting for smoking. Some of the Murano lighting lamps very beautiful n typical Venetian. Best part of staying in this hotel is the proximity to all sight seeing place in Venice. Gondola ride is about 200 meters. Theatre La Fenice is round the corner. Walking from hotel thro small alleys lined up with beautiful stores displaying Venetian masks and Murano Glass artifacts. If it is budget n time constrain then it is nice place to stay overnight.But i recommend Hotel Cavaletto which parking. is facing Gondola ride

I stayed at the Hotel Ateneo , at one of my recent visits in San Marco, Italy. This place is Divine !!! It took me back to my grandfathers memories , that he often shared with me . I will be back ... The location is very sage and easy to reach .

Calle Minelli - San Marco 1876 Venice VE

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to St. Mark's Basilica and Rialto Bridge
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Concierge services

Located in San Marco, Hotel Ateneo is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as St. Mark's Basilica and Rialto Bridge. This 22-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and concierge services. It's in central Venice and also a short walk from St Mark's Campanile and St. Mark's Square.


Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


Hotel Ateneo's 22 rooms are soundproofed and provide minibars, ceiling fans, and safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and 22-inch LED TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Desks are also available.

Property features

Hotel Ateneo features free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and express check-out. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a garden, and wedding services.

Room options

Classic Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Classic Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 4

Classic Quadruple Room

Twin 4 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

57.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 405 reviews