Hotel Bella Venezia4.0 out of 5.0
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Check in was a breeze, got a free large bottle of prosecco with the room. It's in a great location in San Marco....near a grocery store which is nice. Only complaint is that they trick you by showing great pictures before booking and then put you in the lower end wing down the street. They should advertise this in advance. But overall staff are very friendly and the lower end suit is still quite nice.....not as advertised but you get what you pay for and if you want the room in the pictures expect to pay double. I quite liked the room and feel that it's worth the money.
I booked my hotel thinking it was the one in the pictures and when I went there they sent me to an annex . Horrible ! It looked like a hostel. So upsetting
I'm satisfied with overall experience but especially I like that it's close to all the main sites. The room wasn't the best in terms of cleanliness because the room was in sort of vintage style. Front desk was very kind and friendly but not all the staff was like that.
Perfection. A great hotel, centrally located near San Marco and Rialto Bridge. Wonderful breakfast. Staff was very helpful and pleasant. Room was beautiful and quiet(the only noise were gondolas passing by).
Beautiful hotel, 5 minute walk to San Marco Square. Easy to get to and staff was wonderful! Would definitely visit and stay at this hotel again.
The hotel is located perfectly between the rialto bridge and san Marcos square. The room we stayed in had awesome high ceilings, beautiful walls, and a pretty large room. The staff was really friendly and helpful, and they had good recommendations for restaurants. The breakfast was better than average for the hotels we stayed in Europe and I would definitely recommend it.
Had a great stay at this hotel. Stayed with my wife and it was very central to all the nearby sightseeing. We slept comfortably and the bathrooms were clean. No major bells or whistles, but what can you expect at such a great location.
I stayed in the annex. It was a converted attic w/ the bathroom downstaris and the bed upstairs. So at night if you needed the bathroom you climbed down a very narrow flght of staris that had low head room. Good thing i am only 5'6. There was visable mold on the roof and walls. When checking in the Clerk said there was a $34 euro tax per person, per night payable in cash when checking out. This was bad info as the tax was actually $5 euro per night. I am not sure why the misinformation about amount or the need to pay in cash. This hotel was not an 8.2 as indicated. There are better values and only stay here as a last resort.
One of the best hotels in the area. Will definately go there again
Terribly small room. Not really clean. The toilet seat was sitting on the floor next to the toilet when I walked into the bathroom. The cabinet door was broken the mini bar apparently only gets stocked once every other guest. I would strongly recommend passing on this one! A hotel needs more than a nice name!
Hotel was centrally situated between Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Square. It's on a narrow walkway/street and we walked right passed the entrance twice. Once inside, I was surprised with the roomy lobby. Breakfast was delicious; hot food, cold food, pastries and even cake. We really enjoyed a big cup or three of coffee. You'll understand after drinking the European shots of espressos.
Right near San Marco, close to everything. The staff was friendly and accomodating, and the breakfast is great.
I booked it as a 4-star hotel room and I was offered a 3-star B&B. My booking appeared as in the "Annex" which was a building a couple of blocks away. I was given a key for the building and a key for the room, and I had to walk to the hotel for my breakfast. I complained to the Reception person and his attitude was equivalent to "tough luck" suggesting that I should talk to my booking web site people. The breakfast was just OK; it was the only hotel out of six I had used where the capuccino was made by a machine and it was not drinkable. The room was small with a double bed and a foot of space on each side. No stand for the suitcase and no room actually. The Wi-Fi was very weak. I would not recommend it.
The hotel was in a great location but was not easy to find. We were in the annex which is not as good the the main building. Overall the hotel was ok.
Nice room, decent breakfast, good location (once we found it!!), friendly staff.
I used the Bella Venezia website to help me make my decision to book at the hotel. The hotel website was misleading. I certainly did not understand that I'd be assigned a room in the "annex," not the hotel. I was taken to the annex which is in a separate building from the hotel and shown a tiny room next to an elevator. If I had suffered from severe claustrophobia I would have passed out upon entering the room. It seemed poorly lit and perhaps that might have served to hide any lack of cleanliness. When I said that the room was inadequate I was shown the only other room available in the annex. It also was tiny and located next to the elevator. I was then offered another room in another building apart from the hotel. Since hotels in the central Venice area seemed to be fully booked I agreed to pay an additional 120 Euros for each of the three nights I stayed. The room was a matrimonial suite with garish wall decor. It had a tub with a shower. The tub was covered with a glass door that covered less than half its length. When I took a shower water went everywhere. I called for a maid to bring towels to mop up the floor. She was very apologetic and actually seemed shocked. Another maintenance staff member came in and put a piece of plastic on the bottom of the glass door. When he turned on the shower water still leaked through, but it was better. He seemed perplexed by the fact that there was a such a small glass door and agreed to install a shower curtain the next day. The only thing worse than the bathroom being inundated with water from the shower was the four inches of canal water that was covering the sidewalk on the last night I stayed there. Passage was impossible on the short route to the building in which the room I was staying in was located. I found out that there was a "back" route. I provided another guest who was staying in the same building the map I was given and after a long walk we found our way. He said that the Bella Venezia was not his idea of a four star hotel either. He said that he hadn't been aware of booking in the annex either.
The room was actually in the Pallazo La Scalla, an annex of the hotel which is about a minute walk. If you can look beyond the size of the room which is very small and the lack of any scenic view, you will find the location very convenient. It's a five minute walk to Rialto or San Marco in the other direction which is a big plus specially if you find yourself lost. And believe me you will get lost which is part of the fun in exploring Venice. Since both Rialto and San Marco are landmarks and each one a vaporetto express stop, you will see signs all over the city pointing in that direction. Complimentary breakfast is served starting at 7:30 am. It is excellent though I wish it was served earlier to maximize the day. On the other hand it is served until 10:30 am which is great for late sleepers. The room itself is very clean and the bed is comfortable. The whole hotel experience was very satisfactory for me but if you are looking for the extra amenities then you should look elsewhere.
Great hotel, very good breakfast, the staff is very helpful, booked ticket for concert, provides umbrella, a real treat.
Our one night stay at the Bella Venezia was charming and comfortable. Our room was a Venetian styled suite, - living room with couch, spacious bedroom and big bathroom with tub. It was located in a building down the side street from the main hotel, but was attractive and convenient. We arrived around midnight in the rain and the receptionist kindly walked us to our suite with an umbrella. The upscale breakfast buffet was served in a pretty room in the main hotel, many tasty items including fresh fruit. Location is a 5 min walk from the Line 1 Rialto waterbus stop, easy to find and handy for shopping! Great choice for our pre-cruise stay.
We stayed in the annex. Didn't realize it was NOT attached to the main hotel. The inconvenience of getting coffee in the AM could have been resolved by having coffee in our lobby. And why a coffee machine? A four star hotel should have more than a coffee machine - they are terrible!!! Everyone was waiting in line. The room was clean and nice size, the bed comfortable, the shower worked well, the location was convenient for sight seeing. The staff at the front desk were not very helpful and not very cheerful or accommodating. We wanted to exchange dollars for euros at the front desk and they said no... We've stayed at many hotels (mostly three star) in Europe including Italy and never had a problem. We'll be back but we will find another hotel on that street. The location of the hotel was fabulous! This four star hotel either needs to be improved or down graded. It's not worth the money!