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Historical Traveler Reviews Al Teatro Bed & Breakfast Venice
If you would like a wonderful and affordable bed & breakfast in the very heart of Venice, stay at the "Al Teatro" which is the home of Eleonora Agostini and her family (husband Fabio). It is literally 30 feet from the famous La Fenice opera house and is surrounded by one of the small Venice canals and our room had a balcony where we watched the gondolas pass by. The Al Teatro is very quiet, the Agostini family is very friendly, and their breakfast was great (croissants, thin meats, rolls, pastries, Italian coffee, two juices, cereal) and much more than we could eat. We stayed in their quad room (my elderly parents, my daughter, and myself) and it was very clean and beautiful at a price of 220 Euros. They cannot accept credit cards so be sure to have enough money on hand. This is their house and Eleonora was raised here by her parents. Their dining area has a ceiling fresco. We booked our room after reading great reviews on the internet. And, I accidently left a gift-wrapped package in the room on the morning of our departure and Eleonora is sending it back to me in the States. When we return to Venice we will be sure to stay in "Al Teatro."
My husband and I had a relaxing and memorable vist to Venice this spring thanks to our great location at Al Teatro B&B. The owners were always happy to help with any questions you may have or plans you may need to make but are not intrusive in any way...offering advice only when requested. The location is fabulous with all of the rooms sharing an incredible view of a small canal. Gondoliers pass under your window all the time, some even serenading us as they sang to their paying customers. How lucky can you get? Free entertainment! Al Teatro was in such a great location that on many days we just enjoyed walking around (don't forget to get a good map) and discovering palzzos, piazzas, churches and restaurants on our own. Tons of fun and a very relaxing way to end a vacation in Italy. Breakfast was always fresh and tasty and was a great way to start to the day...many thanks toEleanora and family. I would not hestitate to recommend this B&B to any of my friends...reasonable rates , good food, friendly owners, amazingly clean ad surprisingly lovely rooms, great views and a perfect location in a beautiful city! Enjoy!
Best B&B in Venice
Al Teatro was a delightful experience. Fabio and Eleonora were helpful and gracious hosts who welcomed us warmly into their home. Our room was beautiful, spacious and spotlessly clean, with a private balcony that looked out onto a quiet canal. I also can't praise the ensuite bathroom enough. It had a lovely, large glass-enclosed shower that was big enough that you didn't have to worry about bumping your body parts. (If anyone has to ask, you've never had to squeeze yourself into a "typical" Italian shower!) Al Teatro is located minutes by foot from Piazza San Marco, but is quiet nonetheless. We will definitely stay at Al Teatro should we visit Venice in the future, and highly recommend it to anyone who wants romance and quality at a reasonable price.
Neat B&B in Venice
Good food. Clean. Owners very helpful. Good location-just 5 minutes to vaparetto.
My parents in law and my family (2 adults, 2 children 3.5 years and 7 months) stayed with the Angostini's from 24-28 march 2005.
We stayed at the B&B Al Teatro for 4 nights in April. It is in a fantastic position a couple mins walk from the vaporetto stop & from St Marks Sq. Our room was large, bright & airy & exceptionally clean. The bathroom was also a decent size with all mod cons. The room was decorated beautifully & had french doors which led onto a balcony overlooking the canal. The owners were very friendly & had useful tips on where to go, what to see, where to eat &, most importantly, how not to get ripped off! We liked the fact that although a B&B, we could come & go as we pleased & had our own keys to the B&B as well as our room so we didn't have to worry about coming back late at night. I can highly recomend staying here - the rates are very reasonable for such a large room in the heart of Venice.
Excellent Choice for Venice!
A very well located and well priced B & B. Just spent 5 nights there in March 2005. Our ensuite room was lovely and everything was spotless. Breakfast was also nice with the opportunity to visit with guests from other countries. Our hosts were very helpful and gave us many tips, especially for eating away from the tourist area and experiencing some wonderful authentic meals. The house is located on a quiet canal across from the Fenice opera house and would be a perfect choice if you were going to an opera or concert there. We studied a map before we arrived and had no difficulty finding the place. The directions provided were also good. Highly recommended!
Perfectly situated right in the middle of venice, the hotel is on a quiet back street at the back of the opera house.
We spent a great weekend in Venice in the B&B 'Al Teatro'. The house is beautiful and situated at a great location. The street itself is nice and quiet, and in just a few steps you are in the liveliest neighbourhood of Venice. All the main attractions (San Marco, Rialto, l'Accademia etc.) are within walking distance, and the vaporetto (travelling the Grand Canal) stops within 250 metres of the B&B.
My daughter and I stayed for two nights at Al Teatro Bed & Breakfast in Venice, Italy in November. We were pleased to find a very clean and spacious room, a big and comfortable bed and a VERY clean and modern bathroom. The room was private and quiet and had a view of the canal outside, and the back of the Fenice Opera House, which made for some entertaining viewing of the opera-goers leaving on their water taxis. Fabio and Elenora (I think that is her name) are a lovely young couple who have obviously put a lot of care and thought into their B&B. She grew up in this house! They serve a delicious breakfast (fresh rolls, croissants, yogurt, capuccino, coffee, tea, etc.) in the central dining room. They even let us check our email on their computer. And when the tide was high, we were each given wading boots to wear throughout Venice to keep our feet dry. They had good suggestions about where to go, and were in general very helpful and hospitable.