Al Gambero

Location Venice

Postcode 30124 Venezia

Telephone +39 04152 24384

€€€-€€€€

Why we love it...

Great location, friendly staff

The Place

Sandro Rossi has gradually transformed his simple guesthouse, a one-time haven for students and backpackers, into a smart little hotel with pretty honey-coloured damask walls and striped curtains and small but comfortable bedrooms, all done up in the same Venetian vein with attractive repro furniture, tiled floors and marble bathrooms. All 30 rooms have now been renovated, and all have ensuite bathrooms and seasonal air-conditioning.   Most of the bedrooms are off long corridors, up flights of marble stairs from the first-floor reception. There is no lift, but a porter is on duty from 7am to 8pm. Formerly classified as a one-star, the hotel now boasts three, but prices are still fairly modest for the San Marco location. Some rooms have attractive canal views; in high season rooms with views are the same price as those without views, though in low season they are more expensive.From the little old-fashioned apricot and green breakfast room beyond the reception, Signor Rossi assures us that in summer you can hear the gondolieri serenades. The focal point of the room is a gleaming copper and brass espresso machine. On the ground floor, in bustling Calle dei Fabbri, the well known restaurant Le Bistrot de Venise serves antique as well as traditional dishes. It’s usefully open until 12.30 am and offers hotel guests a 10 per cent discount.

The Essentials

Price Band €€€-€€€€
Rooms 30 double and twin, all with bath; some rooms have canal views; all rooms have phone, TV, air-conditioning, minibar, hairdrier, safe
Food breakfast
Facilities breakfast room, internet point
Children accepted
Disabled not suitable
Pets not accepted

To Book

Contact Sandro Rossi
Call +39 04152 24384
Fax +39 04152 00431
Email info@locandaalgambero.com
Website www.locandaalgambero.com

Good To Know

Address Calle dei Fabbri, San Marco 4687 30124 Venezia
Payment

The Location

Find this place: in shopping street just north of Piazza San Marco; vaporetto San Marco, Rialto or water taxi

What's nearby: Piazza San Marco, San Zulian