Pensione Guerrato

Address: Calle drio la Scimia 240/a, Venice, Veneto, 30125, Italy | Hotel
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This hotel, located in the San Polo area of Venice, is near Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto), Rialto Market, Ca' d'Oro, and Church of San Salvatore.
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          TravelPod Member ReviewsPensione Guerrato Venice

          Reviewed by jklezok

          Central to Rialto Bridge

          Reviewed May 1, 2014
          by (26 reviews) , Canada Flag of Canada

          Very central location. Close to the Rialto Bridge. On a quiet street, away from the noise of the canal. The room is nice and big with a French New Orleans feel. The bathroom is clean. The rooms are newly redone, but not modern.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          Reviewed by mac2011

          Excellent pensione

          Reviewed Jul 22, 2011
          by (1 review) , United States Flag of United States

          This is a wonderful penisone in the heart of Venice. Located off the Rialto Bridge in a quiet street near the market square. The accommodations are clean and the area is quiet. Highly recommeded!

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          Reviewed by jurnie

          Good Place

          Reviewed May 9, 2011
          by (9 reviews) Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA , United States Flag of United States

          Place is Clean, well centered in the City. But if you don't like stairs.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          Historical Traveler Reviews Pensione Guerrato Venice

          I can't imagine a nicer place


          LOCATION: Right in the heart of it all, within 5 minutes of the Rialto, the Fish Market and the Grand Canal. On a quiet lane.

          CHECK IN: Up a flight of stairs, but any budget traveller to Europe should be used to that. The staff was very helpful and provided us with a foldout pocket map of Venice that was extremely useful.

          ROOM: Way way above expectations for the price. All new furnishings and windows. Room 1 is a corner room with windows on each wall, one of which has a slight view of the Grand Canal. Lots of storage space, efficient A/C, great windows and shutters.

          BATHROOM: 2 doors down the hall, never busy.

          BREAKFAST: Typical continental style. Staff let us eat early to catch an early train.

          PRICE: 90 Euros.

          This was the best budget hotel we have stayed in in Europe.

          Lovely pensione


          travelled with a high shcool basketball team to Venice. Roberto and Piero were more than accommodating and provided assistance with respect to getting around venice and neighbouring region. The pensione is just a short walk from Ponte Rialto and the Fish Market. Great location and quite charming. I would recommend it for an authentic stay.

          Ciao Venezia

          Friendly, good quality pensione



          I recently stayed at Pensione Guerrato and had a terrific experience. Even though it was the first time I shared a bathroom, I found the pensione very well furnished, clean and nice but most importantly the adivce from everyone at the front desk really helpful. From where to get a great coffee, to buying a good quality watch which wasn't too expensive. Roberto even drew a lovely walk on my map which took me to piazzas my guidebooks didn't know existed! To make things even better, he added little tips like where to pick up the best gelati. Monika was lovely too. Helpful with advice on good shoe shops, where to go for dinner, and patiently helping me and encouraging my Italian which made my Venetian holiday lots of fun. The views of the Rilato market made me feel like I was in the real Venice.

          I am planning to return in September.

          The staff makes all the difference


          My family and I stayed at this pensione at the end of April for three nights. We loved it. The staff is so helpful and friendly. They put hospitable in hopsitality. Not only are the owners very helpful and kind, but also every staff member is pleasant and helpful. Before staying here, I read the previous negative review and was concerned. I considered changing my reservation, but am so glad that I didn't. We loved this place.

          We stayed for three nights. We had originally made reservations for two and added a night at the beginning of the reservation because of a change in our train schedule. So we stayed in two different rooms. The first room was on the side closest to the bar and had a shared bath. The last two nights was on the market side with a private bath. We had no troubles with either room. Admittedly, there is some noise. But this is Italy. If you want to sleep in, stay in the the country. The market stalls made a little noise setting up around 6 a.m. The band noise from the bar was not really noticeable. The location is great for shopping, eating, and touring.

          The breakfast was great. It is buffet style, so you could eat whatever and as much as you wanted. The choices included: croissant, rolls, fresh fruit, yogurt, cookies, orange and grapefruit juice, tea and cereal. The coffee was excellent. This was by far the best breakfast on our trip.

          If we ever go back to Venice, we wouldn't stay anywere else!

          A small step above my college dorm room


          We stayed at this hotel on the recommendation of the Rick Steves guidebook (like everyone else at the place, as there were patrons at breakfast reverently reading lengthy passages from the book as if it were the Bible). Normally Rick is dead on for his recommendations; however, I have to say he missed the mark on this one.

          Lest you think I am an "ugly American," let me preface this review by saying my husband and I have visited seven European countries and stayed in numerous B&Bs, hotels, private apartments, etc. so we definitely have a frame of reference here. I do not expect European hotels to be American-style or up to American standards. Pensione Guerrato, however, left a shadow over what was otherwise a lovely Italian visit.

          We'll start with the pros of the hotel. It is in a great location, has nice staff, and is one of the cheaper hotels in Venice, which is overall very expensive for everything.

          The cons, however, totally outweighed the pros, so much that we would not stay here again or recommend this hotel to friends. We wished we had spent the extra $75-$100/night and stayed somewhere nicer. We chose to stay in one of the rooms which shares bathroom facilities with 3 other hotel rooms. BIG MISTAKE. I guess we did not think it through enough because sharing a bathroom means that you have to a) WAIT to urinate if someone else is in there, b) WAIT to take a shower if someone else in in there, c) when you get up to go in the middle of the night it totally wakes up the person in the room with you because you have to open the creaky door and this lets in a lot of light from the hallway. I will say at least the bathroom was cleaned daily but having the shower and toilet in the same room is a BAD idea. Perhaps if they divided up the two it wouldn't have been so bad/cramped.

          Now, let's talk about noise. We realize when you stay city-center you're going to have some noise. We realize European hotels are creaky because of their age. But this one was LOUD. And we had earplugs and a battery-operated white noise machine. Upon our arrival we always like to take a 1-2 hour nap before exploring. The third floor of the hotel is undergoing extensive renovations. The minute we laid down the drilling and banging began. Apparently they are ripping out the floors and putting in new plumbing. This goes on from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm every day. There went the much anticipated nap. Ahhh, lest I forget, there is the ever-popular local bar just down the street where people party outside until the wee hours of the morning. Forget opening your window for fresh air as you will be treated to singing, screaming, and other bizarre bar noises. I did not personally encounter it but I heard if you stay on the other side of the hotel you hear the sounds of the fish market starting up in the early hours of the morning.

          Then of course there are your fellow hotel guests. The first night there our neighbors were a charming considerate family. They moved out and in moved the four college girls. Ahhh, the joy of being woken up at 2:00 in the morning by the sound of your neighbor puking her guts out, which you could plainly hear through the thin walls. Ahhh, the joy of sharing said shared bathroom with said girl who was also puking in said shared bathroom. Do you get the picture?

          Oh, and the breakfast. Sucks. (I realize Italy has a small bread/coffee type breakfast but this was ridiculous). Think room temperature yogurt, room temperature milk, rolls that just sit in a basket on the table uncovered (were they the same from the day before?). If you want breakfast go to the nearby fish and veggie market and get some fruit. I lived on bananas for sustenance.

          We had great hotels in Florence and Rome, all for the same price as this Venice hotel (all under 90 euros a night). Check out B&B Pascucci in Rome and Hotel Caravaggio in Florence. But if we ever go back to Venice rest assured we will happily fork out twice the cash to stay somewhere quiet, nice, and that attracts more polished hotel guests.

          What a find - great location and service!


          This pensione is Venice is a true find. I stayed with my family here for 2 nights in September 2005 and had a wonderful experience. Piero and Roberto are wonderful hosts and very friendly and informative. The breakfast was OUTSTANDING for what you usually receive in Europe for an included breakfast... remember to ask for Chocolata Calda (hot chocolate) - they will make it for you! Wonderful... The location can't be beat - a few feet away from the Rialto bridge and right next to the market (fruit and fish)... the rooms are clean and modern with many including bathroooms of decent size. For the price, this place cannot be beat in Venice! I highly recommend the Pensione Guerrato!

          W Mills

          Minneapolis, MN

          Rented the Apartment


          Our family of 5 stayed at the Pensione Gerrato apartment for 2 nights in December. This is a very large and great location by the Rialto Bridge. The was the greatest place we have stayed, but be prepared for some stairs. You enter the apartment from the street level, and go up a set of stairs to the living room; one bedroom is on this floor. You then go up to the next floor, bathroom and another bedroom. Go up another floor you get to the next bedroom. All are very large. The place was very clean and wonderful. I would highly recommend this apartment for a group. Our family felt like a Venice family, and how they might live.

          Adorable Pensione, Fab Location, Best Bang for the Buck!


          I stayed at this pensione in Aug 05 and loved it! The antique furnishings add old world charm to this little hotel found down a small alley right off of the market by the Rialto bridge. You can not ask for a better location!! The staff is so incredibly nice -- they were very helpful and went above and beyond: they confirmed my reservations at my hotel inmy next destination, they made dinner reservations, reccomended great inexpensive cafes for lunch, and helped with transportation. I was trying to save money and travelling alone so I stayed in a double room with a shared bath down the hall. They only charged me a "single rate" for the room, which was very nice indeed. The shared bathroom was immaculate -- brand new renovation, and only shared with a couple of other rooms; I never saw anyone else heading to or from the shared bathroom. I met some girls one night who hated their pensione b/c there was an unadvertised curfew, so they switched to Pensione Gerrato (no cerfew!) and they were thrilled. If you are looking for a reasonably priced hotel in Venice, and want something charming, comfortable, and clean -- with a great location -- Pensione Gerrato is the place! I will certainly stay there when I return!!

          Incredible service, Old World Charm


          The Pensione Guerrato is located at the foot of the Rialto bridge in the middle of it all but tucked away down an alley, literally 1 block away. There is a huge produce and fish market on the corner where you can buy fresh food from the locals! The staff at this place went way beyond the call of duty for us and other guests. We had a 7:00am flight which meant we would miss breakfast so they packed us a bag breakfast! When we asked what would be the best way to get to the airport, the man at the desk immediately jumped on the internet to find which water taxi would get us to the bus station and which bus to the airport. He even gave us a detailed drawing as to how to get to the water taxi stop, without having to go over the bridges with all our bags. While out shopping, we saw the same man carrying bags and leading some guests to the stop. I wouldn't even expect this kind of service from the Ritz! The night-shift man checked the status of our flight for us the night before. We felt very well taken care of here. The rooms were wonderul. Very comfortable, spacious, quiet, and beautifully decorated. The bathrooms were spotless. The building is 800 years old which gives it a lot of character. I would highly recommend staying at this Pensione - we felt we hit the jackpot with this one!

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          4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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