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Pensione Seguso

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

While I have stayed at several higher end properties in Venice over the last thirty years or so, I keep returning to the Pensione Seguso when I want to extend my visit by a few days or watch my budget. It's the kind of classic, family run, old-school pensione that is becoming increasingly rare in Venice - which also means that it's not for everyone, and explains many of the less than positive reviews here. It's not luxurious by any means, and there are very few of the type of amenities that travelers who frequent fancier places may be accustomed to (no television or minibars, for example). But for a clean, comfortable, and reasonably priced place to stay in a very expensive city, the Seguso simply can't be beat. The shared bathrooms are very clean, as are the rooms themselves. Breakfast is perfectly adequate, and the staff has always been cheerful and welcoming to me. And the incredible views of the Giudecca canal from many of the rooms (be sure to request one when booking) are a bonus. I love this place, and hope it never changes.

This hotel is in a good location. It is just a short walk away from Zattere Alilaguna Blue line boat stop ( directly from/ to the airport). Our room was on the fourth floor but there was a lift although this wasn't working some of the time because of the aqua alta coming into the hotel. The breakfast was basic and the pastries weren't great, the prunes and tinned peaches were nice. We had a room with a bathroom and the shampoo provided was just in sachets and again basic. The bed was very hard and the pillows were not very full.

Spent five nights in this below average hotel. The staff were friendly but my room was extremely basic. The shower on the edge of the bath had no shower curtain or screen. The small single bed had a single really think pillow. Breakfast was basic (but I think is basic everywhere in Venice) with tinned fruit and little choice.

The only positive thing about this hotel is a great location. It is just a few steps away from Zattere Alilaguna Blue line boat stop ( directly from/ to the airport). My room was very small with a single bed (you cannot sleep comfortable, even I am 178 cm tall. There is very small desk, small chair, wardrobe (all these furnitures are an antiques). Bathroom with bathtub, toilet, sink. There is no bathtub curtain, so when you take a shower, you have a swimming pool there. There is no carpet so I do recommend take a pair of slippers. There is NO AC so it will be very hot especially summer (you can open a window but you will be beaten by many mosquitos). The internet signal is very weak so you cannot watch YouTube. You have to pay for Internet extra €4. For breakfast you have very limited choice. Some cereals and bun with salami plus yoghurt. And there is coffee and orange juice. The reception staff (young girl) was very rude. I would expect a higher standard for €125 per night. Please book your accommodation somewhere else.

Having paid nearly $200/night we had a large room but there was no air conditioning nor even a fan, no refrigerator and a extremely small bathroom with shower. We had air and refrig. in all the other B & B's or pensiones we'd stayed in for the days before this one. We had to leave the windows without screens open and I got bit by something that left large red, itchy welts that have still not totally disappeared over a week later.

We just completed a 5 night stay here. Easy access to all of Venice, rooms have a canal view, staff is friendly and accommodating. They even have an elevator!Just don't stay on the first floor. Lots of street noise and smelly at high tide. No sewers in Venice!

This is where you want to be. You come to Venice for many things, but water is definitely one of them. This older Pensione is very accessible by vaparetto ( Zaterra stop.) Come evening you want fresh air, to be away from typical tourist hub bub, and lovely spacious waterfront restaurants. Pensione Seguso offers affordable rooms, some with private baths, most rooms w shared baths, but in rooms sinks. You want a room on the front Guidecca Canal if possible. Management is very accommodating. Housekeeping is a little inconsistent, but speak up and they'll set it right, like softer pillows and an extra fan to keep mosquitoes away. Breakfast is basic: yogurt,meat/cheese, and a croissant ...Hey, good coffee with Canal view. Great morning run all along waterfront. Many galleries, shops, Academy, Guggenheim, and Antarctica Pavillion, all there in Dorsodurro. Best bet.

A friend and I stayed one night here in June on a Saturday. It was almost the only choice if we wanted to stay on the island because everywhere else had either a two night minimum or was ungodly expensive, whereas we paid ~150 euro. The location is nice that it is right on the water, but is a bit a of a hike coming from the train station, although there is a water bus and water taxis stops like right outside. We got a room with a private bathroom but apparently there are not many of those. There was only paid wifi which is a bit of a bummer but ok for a short stay. The breakfast in the morning was decent. The main thing was there was no air conditioning in the room which in the summer is not great, especially walking around all day in the 30+ deg heat but again it was that or not stay on the island. So overall Id recommend for short stays.

But no bathrooms and toilet in room. Was not clear when booking. Also tried to make us pay twice. Not a good experience for us. Maybe we were unlucky but there are better places. Area is nice and views can be good too

I cannot think of one positive thing to write. It is very old and dark, not old and quaint. The beds were rock hard, and the pillows felt like they had lumps of rocks in them. If you wanted wifi, it was 4 euros, where everywhere else was free. Breakfast was included, and these were the options on the buffet table: corn flakes, cocoa puffs, white bread, white pastries, yogurt (sitting out for hours with no ice packed around it), canned peaches and canned prunes that had a very strange taste. Beyond the coffee (ok, the coffee was excellent), there was nothing we wanted, especially after tasting the canned fruit. We had to go out for breakfast both mornings. The first night, we were given a simple 8 X 10 map; the second morning, we could not find it anywhere and asked for another. The manager was annoyed that we had lost it, and as he handed us a new one, he sternly said, "this is your last one!" Seriously? Also, checking out took forever as there is nothing on the computer; everything was hand written in a big ledger. Also, guests cannot take their room key with them when they leave for the day! You have to leave it in an open slot marked by your room number, so really, anyone could come in and pick up anyone else's key - and there are no safes in the rooms. During the rest of our trip, we stayed in beautiful B&Bs with awesome breakfasts for up to 100 euros less per night than this one.

Dorsoduro 779 Venice VE

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Academy Gallery and Ca' Rezzonico
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Bar/lounge
  • WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)

Located in Dorsoduro, Pensione Seguso is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Academy Gallery and Ca' Rezzonico. This 34-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a bar/lounge, and express check-in. Peggy Guggenheim Museum and St. Mary of the Friars are also within a short walk.


Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 8 AM to 10 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


All 34 heated rooms feature phones and desks. Guests can expect to find WiFi.

Property features

Pensione Seguso features WiFi in public areas and express check-in. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables.

Room options

Single Room, 1 Twin Bed, Private Bathroom

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Double Room, Private Bathroom

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room, Private Bathroom

Full 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Double Room, Shared Bathroom, Canal View

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

62% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 150 reviews