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Locanda Armizo

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Upon arrival we checked in via the sky or check in on the front desk. The employee was very helpful and spoke excellent English which was useful given neither me or my partner spoke Italian. We were told what room ours was and told the keys were inside. The Wi-Fi did not reach our room (room 2, straight opposite the staircase) however this was only a minor set back. The central location was amazing and so cheap given that fact, the privacy was also very nice being able to come and go as we pleased was pleasant and made it feel like our very own little place. The breakfast was basic yet enjoyable and was filling enough to see you through to lunch. The lady who serves it was very pleasant and friendly. All in all great value for money and most definitely somewhere I would stay again.

Location is Fantastic i.e. near Rialto Bridge however service & room quality isn't worth the room rent.I second all the reviews detailing out overall experience at the hotel w.r.t front office managed through Skype after 2pm & when internet,AC stopped functioning we didn't get revert on the message left.This was quite frustrating & we booked this room at a premium considering room service will be good as we were travelling with a one year old baby.

This hotel has only a few rooms, and it is very close the Grand Canal and Ponte di Rialto bridge. It has no rooms overlooking the Grand canal. POSITIVE Close to Water Bus SAN SILVESTRO drop off / Embarkation (1 minute walk) Very large Rooms Large Bathroom Free WiFi The room was clean Air Conditioning Quiet NEGATIVE The beds are WAY too hard The shower has no water pressure WiFi is slow Air Conditioning is very slow to cool the room down The room has a Venetian decoration. When we arrived at the hotel, we checked in with someone over Skype. There is a computer screen in the lobby, and someone welcomes you on the screen. We liked it! First time that we saw that! The main entrance of the hotel was only a minute walk form the Water Bus SAN SILVESTRO drop off. When you arrive at the main door of the hotel, you got to ring the door bell. The Grand canal is only a 5 second walk from the main door. There are many restaurants close to the hotel, along the Grand Canal and in the streets nearby. The morning after, there was a nice lady that got our breakfast ready (see my photo). Don't expect anything too fancy in the room. Anyway, you'll be spending most of your time outside. To get to this hotel, take Water Bus No 1 and get off at San Silvestro drop off. Once you get off the boat, walk straight ahead for 15 seconds, then make a right when you fist have a chance. Walk in the underground passage, then go to the building right facing you. The hotel will be on your right hand side above the pub. The entrance is in the alley on the left hand side of the building with the pub. Please note that Venice is divided in districts. The hotel is located in the "San Polo District." In Venice, you don't look for street names when looking for a building, you are looking for the "door number." Closer to the Grand canal are smaller numbers. So don't walk too far from the water bus drop off. Venice is like a labyrinth! It could be very easy to get lost.

If you’re thinking of booking this hotel I would definitely think twice. My girlfriend and I stayed here and had a pretty terrible experience. We are generally incredibly easy people and don’t complain about much. We’ve roughed it all over the world but this was something else especially given the amount of money we paid for the room. First off, the entire check in was done via Skype, which we thought was a bit strange. We were told we were staying in room 1 which is right next to the front door. It honestly felt like we were in a damp dungeon. The windows don’t open properly so there is no air or light in the room. The room was incredibly old and didn’t seem clean at all. We even found a pair of shoes underneath the bed that must have belonged to a previous guest. The air con in the room also had a terrible leak and there were puddles of water on either side of the door. When we complained we were basically told that there is nothing that can be done and to use the towels to mop up the water every day. The hotel advertises free wifi but it didn’t reach our room, which was incredibly frustrating as we had work that needed to be done in the evenings. This meant we had to sit on the first floor to use the internet every day. The hotel only has 8 rooms and 7 of them are on the first floor. These rooms seemed much better than our room but are all triple rooms and cost more. We soon realized that there is never anyone at the front desk except for one lady that serves croissants and coffee in the morning. When we asked if we could contact the manager to discuss our issues and possibly move to another room we were told that they do not want to be contacted which should really give you an idea of how the hotel in run. We sent multiple emails and didn’t receive one reply, which was incredibly frustrating. On the first night we were there the electricity tripped and there were about 10 guests outside the hotel at 11pm trying to contact the manager to get assistance. When we eventually got through to the managers after hours number the first question he asked us was ‘which one of us did something to the electricity’. This really isn’t something that guests should have to sort out and there should be someone on site or at least close by to assist in situations like this. The only positive was the location. The hotel is really close to the Rialto bridge and is a nice central point in Venice to explore from. I would seriously recommend looking into other options of hotels as there are definitely better options.

My wife and I stayed here May of 2017. First impressions were rather disappointing and it just got worse from there. The hotel itself was a bit difficult to find. We had to use google maps to find it once our water taxi dropped us off. If it wasn't for google maps we would have been wandering around aimlessly for quite sometime, as the water taxi operator gave us the wrong directions to the hotel. Not the hotels fault here, but anyhow, once we found the hotel and were buzzed inside we found no one at the reception. Only a computer monitor that eventually called us using Skype as we stood in the small reception area wondering how in the world are we checking in. The woman that called us using Skype had a video chat with us and briefly explained our room number and that keys were inside and to call back using Skype if we had any questions. This is a first for us. Never have I used Skype as the only introduction in a hotel reception. We noticed immediately that our AC was inoperable. We used Skype to call back the woman we spoke with and she informed us a technician will arrive the next day. The technician never arrived throughout our entire stay. When we awoke the next morning, we were greeted by a rather rude Italian woman now sitting in the small reception area. We explained to her the AC was inoperable and she scoffed at us and explained that they knew it had been inoperable for a while and clearly there were no plans in place to fix the issue. She kept raising her hands as to say, "Don't talk to me about this," and literally said, "Talk to my boss tomorrow, don't talk with me about it." This was very frustrating at this point as we barely got any sleep at all the night before due to the high humidity of the May weather in Venice that had us broiling in our room. The AC was never addressed throughout our stay by any type of maintenance technician, nor did anyone seem to care that it didn't work. When we told her we would rather go out for breakfast than have the included breakfast offered by the hotel, she became quite rude and disrespectful, shaking her head at us and repeatedly asking if we were having breakfast at the hotel. I'm sorry, but the less time I can spend inside this ridiculous place the better. Seeing as we never had properly working AC we had to keep our bedroom windows open hoping for a breeze to circulate the air inside the room. This created a separate issue as right outside of our window is a small square that the tiniest noises resonate loudly in. People walking, whispering, talking at normal volume, cats fighting, laughter, etc. These were among the many noises that kept us up throughout the night as a result of keeping our windows open due to the inoperable AC. There were other issues we had with this hotel but I will not put them here. I feel this is quite enough to paint an accurate representation of our stay. Never again would we ever book this hotel. An absolute waste of time and money as it made our trip to Venice unpleasant. After a long day of walking the streets of Venice the last thing you want to walk "home" to is something like this. Do not book this hotel.

First of all difficult to find. In a alleyway adjacent to a bar. So loud music at night. After 1pm check-in is done via a Skype interaction. I was horrid to find holes in our concrete floor with loose pieces considering I had a 2 year old with me. Room was fairly clean apart from dust on chandelier and behind bed. Very tiny old shower cubicle. Bathroom basin had slow drainage so water accumulated. Bed sheets had hair on them. Blanket with holes in. Breakfast Lady initially not very welcoming but managed a smile later. Good coffee and croissants served in room. Nothing else for breakfast. Good point was that the place was always warm although our electricity went out on our last night without any means of contacting the staff. Place has ALOT of room for improvement.

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for two nights in January. It was hard to find and we actually walked past it at first ( it's in an alleyway and there's only a small sign on the door). We were checked in via a Skype video call as there was nobody actually on the reception desk which was a bit unusual, but the lady explained that we will be able to completely check in the following morning and that our keys are in our room. The room was clean but sadly we got the downstairs room which felt a bit like being in a cave due to the low ceiling and windows that looked out to the alleyway. The room and bathroom were clean and the bed was comfortable. Breakfast was ok, there was a choice of teas and coffees, some bread rolls and croissant which was taken to our room. The lady who served breakfast didn't speak much English so checking in and asking questions was a bit difficult. The location is brilliant, just 2 minutes walk from the Rialto bridge. My advise is to ask for a room upstairs as the wifi signal doesn't reach the downstairs room. We were able to leave our luggage at reception after checkout which was a bonus.

Locanda Armizo, only a short walk from the Silvestro boat station, provided a 2-bed room that was spacious, brightened by a large window onto a lane, with a large clean bathroom. It was a short walk to the Rialto bridge where we found great food and ambience along the canal, notably at the Florida Ristorante. Everywhere was a short walk! The room itself was beautifully appointed, with a real luxury: silken material padded walls. A large armoire, a tv and a table with 2 chairs furnished the room. One unusual thing was that the check-in was done through a user friendly computer monitor, talking to the hotel clerk who was located at another hotel. Worked just fine, though. The aroma of the warm breakfast croissants filled the air in the morning. The breakfast tray of good coffee and buns was delivered to the desk just outside the room. The front door, found in the lane in the corner of the Campo di San Silvestro, although antique and fascinating was very heavy to open! The lobby and rooms were a short climb upstairs. All in all, we found it a perfect accommodation for our stay in Venice.

For the money spent I wasn't expecting anything extraordinary buy everything about this place is horrible . First of all nothing like the pictures my his husband and I barely fit. the hotel itself smells moldy . It is super hot and the a.c unit leaked all night making puddles on the floor we had to put our towels down which mind you they only give you 2 and there is no service but via skype we asked for a fan they didn't have any so we didn't bother asking for extra towels being that we were leaving in the am. They must have rented us an old storage room. The room needs major upkeep it wasn't that cheap at least make it ok . We tried staying out as late as possible and even switched our check out time to earlier to not have to be there as much so forget about your afternoon nap before heading out for dinner . And.... In a sketchy alley. They offer free wifi but as w checked in they told us our room didn't have any . The lady that was their to clean and give breakfast (coffee and crossaint) was nice that's about it .

Venice was hard enough to find your way around it would have been nice if there was a little signage to show where the hotel is , once you're in i didn't mind checking in over Skype but everything else was poorly done the pillows were flat (no extra ones either) the two beds that make up the one double kept coming apart , the wifi was intermittent or non existant most of the time in the end i just gave up

San Polo, 1104 Venice VE

Hotel highlights

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

Located in San Polo, Locanda Armizo is within a 5-minute walk of Rialto Bridge and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like St. Mark's Basilica. The 6 rooms at this townhouse include refrigerators and flat-screen TVs. Centrally located in Venice, the townhouse is also a short walk from St. Mary of the Friars and St. Mark's Square.


Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


Locanda Armizo's 6 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators. 22-inch flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Guests of Locanda Armizo have access to free WiFi in public areas. Staff members can help with accommodation requests, and provide luggage storage.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

56.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 183 reviews