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Hotel Ateneo

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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 .

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.

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 3

Classic Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 4

Classic Quadruple Room

Twin 4 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

57% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 385 reviews