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Historical Traveler Reviews Albergo Marin Venice
The staff is wonderful
The Albergo Marin is located near the Grand Canal vaporetto stop, laundromat/internet access, internet, bus station and train station nearby. There's nothing fancy about the rooms, but clean and our room had a bathroom. The staff is great and have them recommend some good non-touristy restaurants.
Friendly, well-located budget hotel
The Albergo Marin is ideally located near the Grand Canal vaporetto stop and train station. Our smallish room was pleasant and clean, with modern tiled bathroom. The breakfast room is charming, with state-of-the art kitchen. Staff are friendly, helpful and speak English. Good non-touristy restaurants and laundromat nearby. Hotel not air conditioned yet.
Marin was Marvelous
If you want a hotel that you can use as a home base - not looking for bells and whistles - this is your place. The entire facility was clean and the personnel more than helpful. Maps of Venice were free and the concierge helped us find the easiest walking routes to points of interest (we wanted to walk at times and get the flavor of Venice). The location is excellent - just a few minutes to the vaporetta and the closest stop to the station! This has two advantages - when you're ready to leave Venice, you're only a stop away from your car, and when you travel on the vaporetta to anywhere else in Venice, you get to see EVERYTHING! You couldn't ask for anything more in a hotel!
The Price Is Right
The Marin (!5 rooms) is in a great location. A five(5) minute walk from the train station, a ten minute ride on the Vaporetta from Tronchetta. The rooms were clean, the baths clean, the collazione (breakfast) was more than sufficient. Be sure the coffee and milk are hot. And the price , compared to other hotel similar hotels in Venice, is more than you will expect.
Not as clean as I hoped
The men at the front desk were friendly and spoke English well. Also, the price can't be beat for Venice which is overpriced compared to other cities in Italy. However, we shared our room with a family of ants and there were ants throughout the hallway. Also, the top covers were filthy- hairs and dried liquids that I prefer not to think about.
I never use the top covers anyway, but I'd rather not have to see the dirt.
Albergo Marin a Fantastic Find
We found Albergo Marin through Rick Steve's Venice guide - and truly feel it was a fantastic find! It was so close to the train, bus, and waterbus stations which proved to be a great convenience. First we found this hotel very clean and well kept. Our room was large and had basic, but very complete furnishings. We had a very nice and typical Italian breakfast each morning which was included. And all of this was quite reasonable. The best and most critical attribute of this hotel was its outstandingly gracious and kind management & personnel. They patiently and completely helped us with anything we asked or needed.
People such as these truly made the experience go well above the average to excellent!
Well run Hotel
Excellent Hotel, personnel very friendly. enjoyed stay
Marin is woryh it!
This place is low-key and low-rent (in the best sense of the word).
Clean, comfortable in a one-star- way, with greatly helpful and friendly desk clerks. Five easy minutes from the train station (ten from Piazzale Rome where cars and busses land in Venice). The only caveat is that the included breakfast is somewhat disorganized and thin. I would definitely go back.
Hard to find...but worth it!!
(Pronounced mare-een, adding a roll of the tongue with the 'r') The location is great for using the trains and the waterbus, and the breakfast was one of the best we had in Italy.It's only a 3 minute walk from the train station...IF you know how to get there. We wandered all over Venice, finally bought a map, and with help from the woman who sold us the map, we finally discovered the way to it.We would definitely stay there again.
Off the beaten track
I ahve stayed at hotel Marin on two occasions. The first time we went to Venice we did not book hotels. The owner met us in the train station and helped us over the bridge. It is a small family owned hotel. It is "no frills", but very quaint. We actually loved that it was far from San Marco because we loved to find all of the different ways to get there. The hotel and the owners are very sweet!
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... mile we located our hotel! Well, that’s what Venice is all about.
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