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Hotel San Luca

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is well situated between San Marco and Rialto. Nice hotel, we were at an annex building with a good view on a canal, amazing we loved it. The breakfast was ok, however there is no lifts. The staff are welcoming.

Have just returned home with great memories of Venice and this hotel was ideal for our four day city break. The hotel is very conveniently situated. No need to spend huge amounts on a water taxi. Take the Vaporetto Orange line from the airport to Rialto and it is a five minute walk from there. Get a return ticket and you pay 27 euros instead of 15 euros for a single trip. Takes about 40 minutes. All very easy. I understand there is an annexe but we stayed in the main part of the hotel. Up a couple of flights of stairs and you are at reception. All very compact - indeed it is the smallest hotel we’ve stayed at. The staff were very relaxed and friendly and booked us in there and then despite it only being 11am. The room was fine, nicely decorated with a comfortable bed. Despite being very central it was quiet and we has uninterrupted sleep throughout our stay. Decent size bathroom. Let the shower run a bit first because the water wasn’t that hot. But that is a very minor observation. Six steps out of our room and you are in the breakfast room. The food mainly consisted of sliced omelette, bacon and sausages and a selection of cold meats and rolls. It was perfectly adequate. If you want all the trimmings and luxury then this hotel is not for you but if, like us, you want a convenient base close to all the major sights then you shouldn’t go too far wrong with the San Luca.

Having read some poor reviews of San Luca’s annexe we were a little nervous when we arrived. No need to worry! The apartment was right next door to the hotel and was beautiful.lot of stairs to climb as it is on the top floor but worth the climb. Two large bedrooms, spacious bathroom, kitchen, sitting area - even a roof terrace! We loved it. Right in the centre. Friendly helpful staff. Don’t know where the poor reviewers were staying but it could not have been this apartment.

Traveling with 7 people. Booked 3 rooms: 1 for 4, 2 rooms for 2 people each. The room for 4 was big, one queen and 2 twin beds. One of the double was ok and the other double was very small.Very warm in the rooms and we were told they couldn't turn on the A/C until May 1st. we were in the 2nd floor in the annex, which is down an alleyway ending at the canal. Opening windows only invited mosquitoes in. Breakfast was ok and the staff friendly and helpful.

Great Location google map helped us navigate. Clean room and clean big toilet. Reception staff very friendly and helpful with directions. Many restaurants close by to hotel and 2-minute walking distance to Realtor Bridge and surroundings, Gondola rides at every corner, the main tourist attraction which is at Piazza San Marco 5-10 min walk and night time is fantastic with music and lively activities. Flip side, Breakfast was a letdown and really basic and staff at breakfast counter not too friendly. Not much options for Vegetarians. Room pillows needs upgrading its flat as a pancake. Overall good stay indeed.

Venecia is a complicated place to find a budget hotel, not a cheap hotel, just a decent hotel. Hotel had a front desk in a first floor, therefore your first impression climb up two set of stairs with your luggage. Thankfully San Luca is only 2 minute walk from Rialto Alilaguna station, but it is very annoying. My room was a disabled one; therefore bathroom was bigger than room itself. Room was tiny (bathroom is bigger) and inside tiniest bed I had ever seen in my life. Bed was also very very tired, and requires an upgrade to new mattress. However, Wi Fi signal was great and room was clean. Like a frequent traveller I usually choose carefully hotel, because night rest is a must for me. Unfortunately rooms 106 and 107 are between employees work area and breakfast area, it means that from 6:30 to 10:00 you cannot sleep because they are working in your front door. I think that both rooms must not be open to public, must be an emergency room or a low budget room but not paid 100 € in November for this room. Last, you can only pay Tourist Rate on cash. Overall, bad feeling about this hotel

1) the expectation was an apartment in the hotel as the photo indicated. Instead we were dumped in a residence in a dark alley (not in the hotel building). It stated someone's name on the door and did not have any hotel facilities. It was like me providing you my residential home packaged and sold as it was a Hilton hotel so to say. There was zero security whatsoever. We did not receive the product we were promised. 2) the website indicated for the hotel there will be air-conditioning which is a key requirement for us. If I knew the hotel does not provide air-conditioning, I would never have selected this “hotel”. The hotel told us to open the windows instead. The curtains cannot be closed when you open the window and the window faces someone else's house and a bright street lantern (i.e. no privacy at all). We did not receive the product we were promised. 3) the night concierge scolded at us in Italian incl. offensive wording. We felt offended and frankly speaking not safe at all. We were not treated with basic human decency and the hotel did not apologize. We checked out after one night while we paid for two nights! Almost USD300 per night!

If you are looking for a hotel, centrally located in relation to major attractions and you don't want to spend a lot of money, and you are in Venice then Hotel San Lucas deserves a consideration. Walking distance to all major attractions and great restaurants. Marco and David will make you feel like a cherished guest and the staff will serve you a great breakfast ( included in the price ) and keep your room spotless. Total satisfaction.

My friend & I stayed here in July - fortunately for one night only! The annex was down a dark smelly alleyway & we had to follow the receptionist, pulling our cases, weaving in & out of tourists, shoppers & maitre d's of local eateries telling us to avoid the annex of this hotel.. We had to climb up 8 flights of stairs (we are pensioners with arthritis). There was no lift. We had requested twin beds & were presented with a double! This was eventually rectified. There was no telephone. There was no fire evacuation advice. We were told to go to the main hotel for breakfast even though the dining area was being set up downstairs in the annex. We had an early start & were promised a porter to carry our cases down the eight flights of stairs. Obviously he didn't arrive. We had to convince the waiter downstairs to carry them for us. An awful experience overall as the room was tiny - we think a staff member had moved out to release the room for paying guests. There were cigarette burns on the furniture, the paintwork was scuffed & dirty & the net curtain was ripped & filthy - the memory still makes me shudder

This hotel is really very well located and we were able to commute to the main locations within a few minutes. The rooms are clean and space is good enough. Breakfast is basic but nice n fresh! Staff is really very courteous and willin to help! wld definite recommend!

San Marco 4671 - Calle Dei Fabbri Venice VE

Hotel highlights

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

Located in San Marco, Hotel San Luca is within a 5-minute walk of popular attractions such as Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Basilica. This 7-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge, along with free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Venice, the hotel is also a short walk from St. Mark's Square and St Mark's Campanile.


In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM.


The 7 rooms are individually furnished and have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and safes. 22-inch LCD TVs are available for entertainment, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport down comforters and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Phones and desks are also standard.

Property features

Hotel San Luca features free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and express check-in. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle during limited hours for EUR 16 per person one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include express check-out, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Superior Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 4

Double Room, Annex Building

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Annex Building

Full 2 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

80.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 364 reviews