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Hotel Ateneo

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel was clean and nice but extremely dark! Our room looked into an air went and therefore zero natural light got into the room. Also the breakfast room was dark and the toaster from last century.. Other than that, the beds were good and the location is excellent!!

Scrumptious breakfast, 24/7 check in. Great links and great price. Highly recommend good place, nice people. Highly reccomend the little restauraunt near by, forgotten its. And but it's opposite the shop that sells pictures of dogs. Great beer and pizza

Two adults and two teenagers in Room 125. The hotel is a bit old and needs some TLC, but that applies to all of Venice. It is located midway between the Rislto and the San Marco, both about ten minutes walk from the hotel, although we made the journeys about an hour each way, getting lost in little alleys is part of the charm. We used the phone sat nav to help each time we were totally lost. The hotel is round the corner from Theatro Fenice. Breakfasts were fine, lots of food and choice, and the staff in the cafe made an effort to make us welcome. Hotel staff generally were lovely.

We did not actually book the hotel as it was part of a 5 day Italian trip but I don't think we could have booked better. Beautiful hotel with excellent service and the staff couldn't be more helpful. Very close to theatre, shopping, St Marks Square, Rialto etc. Even the restaurants they recommended were extremely good. As first time travellers we definitely would use again and recommend to others.

"The Greats"- The hotel is near some good restaurants especially closer to Rialto. It is not too far from the main attraction for tourists- San Marco. However, I travelled to see the Biennale, which is closer to Gardini/Arsenale, which is a 25+ minute walk from the hotel (especially when San Marco is very crowded). The staff is always helpful. When we checked out at 6am, they helped us greatly. Also they were helpful when we carried the suitcases to the 3rd floor. "The Goods"- There is a mini fridge in the room with water, which was a blessing, since we did not want to carry water to the 3rd floor. Budget option in Venice. Internet is for free, which is a plus. "The Not-so-goods"- The hotel is a Venetian hotel, so everything is a bit old-fashioned, and old. Do not expect renovations. The sheets, lights are old, the AC is really noisy, the bathtub is not enclosed, so expect water everywhere (and it will stay everywhere given high humidity). There is no elevator, so try to stay in the 1st floor. The pillows are not comfortable. Breakfast room is very small, so around 9am, you might not get a place to sit, during peak season. The hotel is not near a canal where a boat can drop you off when you arrive to Venice from the airport. Most likely you will need to carry your suitcases from San Marco or Rialto to the hotel. Beware that you will need to carry your suitcases up and down many steps in between. Also the streets in Venice are pretty narrow and packed with people, so try to make this journey as early in the day as possible, or pick a hotel with a more convenient location.

In amongst the busy walkways we came across this lovely hotel so we decided to stop and have a coffee. The staff we're very accommodating and friendly. There is a lovely sun trap outside the hotel, which is lovely and peaceful which feels miles away from the main parts. The interior of the hotel looks great and is in keeping with its age. We came to Venice for the day and would loved to have stayed here and will consider it in the future.

The room we stayed in was pretty small but adequate. As mention this is an old building and space is limited in Venice. The staff were helpful and spoke good English, The Hotel was a bit difficult to find initially because all the little lanes look the same in a historical way. Found the Rialto river bus stop the nearest. Location wise the hotel is great to see the main attractions. Breakfast was good.

Just stayed three nights at this hotel and overall was a pleasant experience. The staff were friendly and helpful. It is close to the shopping district in the San Marco area of Venice and it was clean. The breakfast is not fantastic but for a 3 star it's not bad either. The room however was a bit small and had been decorated and furnished to give an impression of luxury (rather than the real thing). The bathroom could have been in better repair as there were several loose tiles and more thought could have been given to the layout. Although there was no view from my room (we overlooked the courtyard) this was not really an issue as i am fully aware that if you want a great view in Venice you need to pay through the nose. All in all we had a good time and the Ateneo was good as a base to explore the city. A refurbishment wouldn't hurt but for what we paid it was good value

Small hotel but very sweet, rustic looking one. The location is perfect, as the canal and St. Mark's Square are both a five-minute walk away. The staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable, even helping us with our suitcases up the stairs to the second floor without us asking, as there was no lift. The room was small but comfortable and clean, and the view was splendid as we were facing one of the smaller offshoots of the canal. Lovely to sit by the window and listen to the gondoliers sing as they pass by. Would definitely recommend for on-a-budget travelers- it adds to Venice's charm.

Handily located in San Marco, do your research on the location before travelling as it could be difficult to find (and you can't get a taxi to the door in Venice). The rooms are small and some overlook only a light well. No lift. Continental breakfast. Clean and tidy. Just don't expect a four star hotel as it isn't, but the location is good.

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57% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 376 reviews