Pensione Seguso2.0 out of 5.0
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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.
I spent 2 nights here for the opening of the Venice Biennale. I paid twice the usual rate but i was satisfied with the place. It's old but not in a way that gets in the way of enjoying it. The breakfast is basic but the capuccino is made in a real machine and delivered with alacrity. The beds are small as are the bathrooms. But this place is right on the canal and is just as authentic and inviting as one could hope for. Great WIFI
This was fine for us. Venice is expensive and this was ok value. Big rooms, some ensuite. Some beds a bit hard. Breakfast very basic, but staff helpful and friendly and it's in a great location. Easy to walk to main sites and tight next to a vaporetto stop. Lots of bars & restaurants nearby. I would stay there again.
What's in a star? You pays your money and you takes your choice. So, no TV, a trade-off between an ensuite or a room with a canal view (view wins, hands down). The room was huge, well appointed with a comfy bed. Wash hand basin, masses of hot water, helpful and cheerful staff. Shared bathrooms aplenty, spotless. Breakfast OK, not brill, efficient wifi. Excellent location, easy trip to/from Marco Polo and numerous vaporetto lines virtually outside the door or a 10 min walk away at Academia. Very nice to be a bit out of the scrum and watch a bit of real life from your windows.
Incredible expensive hotel for the value that you get (would rate it 1.5 if possible). The rooms are old, dirty (dusty and dead insect are sticking on the ceiling) and the bathrooms that must be shared are not in the best condition (maybe it was the fault of the person that showered before us but the shower was terrible dirty as well as the toilet). If possible avoid to take an included breakfast and have it in the city because the breakfast is not worth its price! Will defintly not book this hotel ever again. Too bad for the staff because they are great and very helpfull if you need any information.
The Pensione Seguso Hotel in Venice is old. But all of them are. The beds are hard and make a lot of noise whenever you move. I'm not sure how different that is from other hotels. The location is perfect. It is right where you want to be in Venice with an outstanding view from the window. Speaking of windows, be careful about leaving them open because you are right on a canal and there are plenty of mosquitoes around that are happy to feast on you.
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62% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 141 reviews