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Foresteria Valdese Venezia

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Salerno, Italy
Reviewed 21 November 2012

The ratio services offered/price is poor: no table in the room, no support for the suitcases (they were lying on the floor), no wardrobe, no hairdryer in the bathroom (you may get one at the reception desk), reception personnel without any customer focus and no smile, self-service breakfast, you should clean the table yourself, no daily room service, before check-out...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 19 September 2012

I looked forward to staying in this place as we've booked a canal view room but once we reached the reception, we're sorely disappointed. We're greeted with sour face from the worker. Even the next day she showed us only sour face. However with others, she smile ever so brightly. I'm thinking this is a bit of a discrimination. We...

2Thank chociq
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 28 August 2012

We had a wonderful experience with this hostel in August 2012. Everyone was so nice and helpful from questions (by email) during booking to the guy at the front desk the two nights we were there. This was actually our first experience in a hostel and we found it ideal for our family since a quad room is just a...

2Thank Slong100
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 June 2012

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights from 6th May. For a start, Venice can be a most confusing city and as this was our first visit we had trouble finding the hotel. Once found however we were made to feel welcome and shown our room. The frescoes on the wall were a bit offputting but it was...

1Thank molletts
Reviewed 13 April 2012

My first vistit to Forestie Valdese was magical-the location, the room and the friendly staff. This year I was disapointed at the poor service, staff were unhelpful and sometimes downright rude! The double room had poor ventilation and the bathroom had a dubious odour. The both the bed covers were stained. The location is still magical but there are other...

2Thank smartt61
Reviewed 31 March 2012

Only about 10 minutes walk to San Marco square or Rialto bridge. Hint: print out a map and highlight the route (from vaporetto stop "Rialto") before arriving. It will save you many headaches trying to navigate the confusing narrow streets with luggage. 30 euro per bed per night in a room which has 4 single beds and its own ensuite...

2Thank ozaz
East Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 17 January 2012

Cannot overstate how great an experience my girlfriend and I had at Foresteria Valdese. Nowhere else in Venice will you find the combination of budget value and prime location. Not only is the location perfect for hitting some of Venice's top attractions, like San Marco, the actual location of Foresteria Valdese - across a mini-bridge at the intersection of small...

2Thank fightingwithavim
Reviewed 27 December 2011

We stayed at Foresteria Valdese for three days in May. We loved the location -- very central and yet quiet at the end of a street across a canal. Even the teenagers on a schooltrip who were staying there at the same time were very well-behaved. The room was very basic; we ended up in a three-bed room with a...

3Thank Cayenne7
Reviewed 26 October 2011

See poligeo's review below also for detailas of the building and lication. Lovely hostel type accommodation. Excellent location near piazza San Marco, views of the canals from nearly all rooms and truly interesting old ventian building. Super clean and well run. Lovely common room with television and super awesome breakfast with bread, yoghurt, coffee, tea, cereal! Super interesting!

1Thank nickersofoz
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 27 August 2011

My last trip to Venice lasted one week and I divided my accommodation into three different places in order to have a richer experience of the different areas -or sestieri- of the city. Foresteria Valdese is in the Palazzo Cavagnis. It is run by the Waldesian Church that took over the building around 1868 and since then it is being...

8Thank Poligeo

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Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Foresteria Valdese is one of the guest houses of the Waldensian and Methodist Church in Italy. We are a non-profit making guest house: our mission is to create value to our customers and the income is used to fund and sustain social projects in Italy and in the world for youth and elderly people. The house is just few minutes away from St. Mark's Square and Rialto Bridge. It offers to its guests a warm and welcoming environment in a typical eighteenth century palace and it is a perfect starting point to visit such a magic city as Venice is. The Foresteria offers bed and breakfast accommodation for singles, couples, families and groups. No AC, we have fans in the rooms. Some rooms are with canal view and some are decorated with frescoes. We have bedrooms for 2/3/4 people and family rooms for 6/8/9 people. They all have either ensuite or private bathrooms. Breakfast hall is also available for your own picnic, you can use 2 fridges and 1 microwave. Concert hall is also available for conferences. Every 5 days we change the linen. Some rooms have TV, and there is a TV in 2nd floor near the children corner. Hairdryer and other accessories are available in reception. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Foresteria Valdese Venezia

Address: Castello 5170 - Calle Lunga Santa Maria Formosa, 30122 Venice, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Castello
Price Range: $177 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
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“The canal view is really nice (room 10 has beautiful freskoes). If you need it quiet: Don't choose the canal view rooms!”
 of 5 bubbles MonikaS213, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Our frescoed room was on the first floor. the rooms near the dining hall are more appropriate for a group of young people.”
  • small but comfortable bedroom with painted ceiling
 of 5 bubbles RomeAnita, 9 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Reserve a room far in advance, with the windows you can open”
 of 5 bubbles YuliyaSaratoga_ca, 8 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Room #10 or a room with a canal view”
  • Clean Bathroom
  • Two terraces, One room
  • view from our terrace
 of 5 bubbles m0bleyb, 8 Jul 2015 | Read review
“When asking for room ensure you can open the windows! Room 10 and 14 lovely doubles with frescos overlooking canal. 10 probably better as 2 sets of windows, picture on their website”
 of 5 bubbles SeeWhatDSees, 9 Jun 2014 | Read review
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