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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Malibran Venice
I loved this hotel. I wanted somewhere with character and I got it.
Although the bathroom was tiny (which I got used to) the bedroom was a decent size. It was a great 16th Century hotel experience.
Firm bed but then again in Europe most of the beds are firm. I am used to a very soft bed but I slept well anyway especially after days of sightseeing..
The breakfast was well supplied and tasty. The staff were courteous and helpful. While I stayed there was some work going on outside but it did not bother me.
I was on the 3rd floor and found it nicely high enough to not hear street noise. In Venice all the passages are narrow and cobbled so are quite noisy. I think it would be hard to find anywhere quiet. But then....that is the charm of the place.
I arrived alone at 10.30pm and after being given directions by a gondolier found the hotel quite easily.
It is very central too, about 15 minutes walk to San Marco Square and 3 minutes to Rialto Bridge.
I'd go to this hotel again as I enjoyed it very much.
Bathroom for little people
The Malibran had a great location and was reasonably priced for Venice. The square was quaint and the restarant had a lovely open air terraca with patio heaters. The food was ok as well.
Sadly though I feel unable to recommend the hotel though. There was a lot of building work going on so in the square outside so the rooms were very noisy. However the main problem was the tiny bathroom. Other guests have reported ok size rooms so I guess we were unlucky.
The twin beds were the narrowest I have encountered since cub camp and about as comfortable. The bathroom did not have a proper door but was a vinyl sliding one. I am 5.11 and I couldn't sit on the loo properly. The shower soaked the whole room and there was no where to place toiletries etc.
I really only booked this hotel because of the restaurant. Whilst being warned about being ripped off in Venice I found this retaurant to have fantastic food at a great price (quite cheap by Venetian and London prices!). The service was also very good.
The hotel was nice and clean and the staff very helpful - reasonable price and a great location (near the Rialto bridge).
Ah, Venice,what a joy
Our stay, March 10-13, 2005, Really this hotel needs a better than average rating, we had a triple and two doubles at this hotel. The location is about 3 minutes from Rialto Bridge. We boarded a water taxi at the railroad station in Venice, got off at Rialto stop and walked a few minutes to the hotel, cost for transporting each person was 5 euros for water taxi, and 3.5 euros for each bag. My only complaint, to get that out of the way, was the heavy foot traffic until after midnight, the weekend days were the worst.My room was right next to the footpath, the other rooms did not have this problem. I must say I wear earplugs so it did help. Now, the hotel was clean, our room was decorated with antique reproductions that were painted with beautiful flowers and had a real genuine Venician candelier . We were right next to the opera theater and heard the orchestra warming up, kinda special. Two of our bathrooms were large, one was very small as well as the room, corner rooms are bigger. Staff was very helpful and spoke English for us monolingualistic Americans. We ate all of our dinners in the hotel restaurant, great tourist menu, good price. Our breakfast was free, and very good, even had meat. This hotel was included with our package, so I am not sure of the price,but I am sure it is considered budget.
Take pot of Paint and Brush
Central Location good, buffet breakfast excellent, rooms - clean but in desperate need of a coat of paint. Those at the rear very noisy, footsteps going past outside all night. No views, Hotel in old building.
Uncomfortable beds, noisy, good location,
Good location and easy to find near the Rialto Bridge.
Our room was tiny (not a problem), but the beds were very hard and the pillows should have been discarded decades ago. Also, the a/c was not working properly and it was warm when we were there.
You could hear people walking by the hotel and talking until midnight or later (depending on the night). The breakfast and restaurant were fine.
I would NOT recommend this hotel due to the unconfortable beds and pillows and noise from the street. There are too many other choice in Venice that provide more comfort.
The hotel is what you need to stay in venice and get to know the city. Close to Rialto Bridge, you can walk to every place, explore the city and allways be near the hotel.
The room I stayed in wasn't so great, but fairly acceptable. Very clean, but could use a renovation. The shower is in the bathroom floor and has a plastic curtain. A bit strange in the begining, but you get used to it. Brekfast is good, great coffe and delicious croissants. Nice staff.
Great Location, Nice hotel
Stayed at the Malibran in August 2004. It was very close to the Rialto bridge and easy to get to Piazza San Marco. The room was adequate, but we asked for a wake up call the day we left, and never received one. Wouldn't have been a big deal except there wasn't an alarm clock in the room.
Also try the hotels restaurant - they gave you 10% off if you stayed at the hotel and the food was very good.
Great little hotel
We were pleasantly surprised at how nice the Hotel Malibran was. We had two rooms, one for my husband and myself, and another for our two teen-aged sons. Our room was larger than our sons, but both rooms were nice, clean and quiet. The Milibran is close to the Rialto Bridge but back on it's only little plaza, so it's quiet. The staff was nice and friendly, also.
The Milbran near Rialto Bridge
In Feb. 2004 my mom and I took a quick trip 6 days to Venice thru an exceptional offer from Gate1travel. We stayed at the Malibran Hotel near the Rialto Bridge. What a great little hotel. Clean, classy and central located to most of Venice.
I highly recommend this little gem.
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Malibran Venice
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We all slept well in our little green hotel room and I am glad to say that I worked out how to get the hot water working so we could all have a hot shower. We had breakfast, including egg custard, in the hotel dining room and then spent until checkout chilling out in our room. We left our bags for the day at reception as we were catching the 7:20pm …
Landed in Venice at 1400 hrs and feeling like I had worked a double night shift. Vanessa our transfer guide accompanied us to our hotel by water taxi - exhilarating experience. We decided not to rest or we would crash - so we went exploring. After the biggest pizzas that we had ever eaten we called it an night. We awoke to the sound of Kookaburras …
Today we had tickets to see the Doge's Palace. I had a ticket for the 'Secret Tour', while Bob had the regular ticket for all the main rooms. The Doge was the supreme leader of the republic of Venice, and once elected, he was Doge for Life. The office of Doge was instituted in 700 AD and it lasted until Napolean came calling, in 1797. Doges had a lot of power early on, but as time went by, more and more ...
We really struck it lucky camping on deck. Trip took 30 hours form Patras to Venice. Unlike other campervans, we have no gas, but could continue to cook and heat water to wash up and shower with our diesel heater. So we had the run of the ship, ship's shower and toilets if we needed, cafe, Internet and even an afternoon sleep! Really great and the ...
... There were so many people lined up it was very neat! We spent so much time swooning over the costumes, they were so extravagant. If I ever go back I'm definitely going all out!! Now that we had been in the Rialto and San Marco areas we headed towards Academia which is a museum across the grand canal that has a nice neighborhood surrounding it. It was the most beautiful day with the sun shining bright and we trusted Rick Steves guide book to lead to a restaurant for lunch. ...