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Antica Locanda al Gambero

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Livorno, Italy
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7 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

At the last minute, I was able to make it to Venice and was fortunate that the Antica Locanda al Gambero had availability. They were very helpful in directing us to the right boat to take and directions to the property since I was arriving very late. Even with getting a bit lost, all calls were answered and they guided... More 

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61 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is located in the center of Venice and not easy to find. The quality does definitely not lift the price. It is ok but too expensive for what it is. Especially in summer it can be very loud as some rooms do hit the restaurant underneath. The good point is: it is close to the Markusplatz.

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Thank Carmen D
algambero, Direttore at Antica Locanda al Gambero, responded to this review

Thank you for your most recent stay and thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. Antica Locanda al Gambero is just a 2-minute walk from St. Mark’s Square and 2-minute walk from Rialto, easy access to all touristic places in town. We will be honored to welcome you back to the our hotel. More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was just what we wanted: good room overlooking a canal and bridge, with gondolas plying below, very good location near restaurants and an excellent bakery, no bridge steps to drag luggage over to the waterbus, helpful staff, adequate breakfast, reasonable price.

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Thank James M
algambero, Direttore at Antica Locanda al Gambero, responded to this review

Thank you for your most recent stay and thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I was very happy to read that our "helpful staff" and our "very good location". Should your travels ever bring you back to Venice, we will be honored to welcome you back to the Antica Locanda al Gambero. Regards More 

Tunbridge Wells
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've only given four stars because there's no lift and for some, like me, of a certain age that was a lack. But the staff are all very accommodating and Vincenzo (?) the porter even walked our cases to the Rialto boat stop when we left. This is an ideal location for central tourist attractions - 5 minutes to St... More 

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algambero, Direttore at Antica Locanda al Gambero, responded to this review

Thank you for your most recent stay and thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. it is with great pleasure that I read that you had such a great stay with us and that our team members were able to make your experience with us more enjoyable. Thank you for choosing Antica Locanda al Gambero and we... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We stayed here for three nights earlier this week and had a great time. The hotel is beautifully decorated in traditional style. The staff were friendly and efficient. Our room was a good size and beautifully decorated. There was a good mini-bar and tea and coffee making facility. The bed was extremely comfortable and the bathroom was well fitted out... More 

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algambero, Direttore at Antica Locanda al Gambero, responded to this review

It is with great pleasure that I read that you had such a great stay with us and that you were able to enjoy our services and views and that you found our rooms to be, "good size and beautifully decorated". We truly hope you will return to our property in the future. More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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220 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

It was a bit difficult to find at first, but once done, the place was convenient-far enough from the crowds, but within a reasonable walking distance from areas of interest. We came with as little luggage as possible, knowing we would have to climb stairs to our room (no elevator) which we paid extra for the canal view (not sure... More 

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algambero, Direttore at Antica Locanda al Gambero, responded to this review

Thank you for your most recent stay and thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. Guests such as you enable us to maintain the high standards of service expected of us, thank you for pointing out our deficiencies Once again, we value and appreciate your feedback, thank you for choosing Antica Locanda al Gambero and we hope... More 

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70 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

My friend and I chanced upon this hotel when we were looking for an alternate place to move into for 3 nights, because the first place we booked was a nightmare and we wanted out! Al gambero is very conveniently located, just 5 minutes from Piazza San Marco (3 minutes, if you run, they say!). It's in a bustling area,... More 

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algambero, Direttore at Antica Locanda al Gambero, responded to this review

Thank you for your most recent stay and thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I was very happy to read that you had a pleasant stay with us. Should your travels ever bring you back to Venice, we will be honored to welcome you back to the Antica Locanda al Gambero. More 

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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We just left the hotel after a three night stay. We payed close to $350/night for an absolutely tiny, dingy room. Horrible. Breakfast was adequate. Could've had bed bugs. We both have 8-10 bites. Staff was kind. Central location. Very hard to find decent place to eat

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algambero, Direttore at Antica Locanda al Gambero, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recent review of Antica Locanda al Gambero on Trip Advisor. We sincerely apologize that your stay on this occasion was a disappointing one. Please rest assure that your comments have been reviewed and i will be addressing the appropriate teams. We will work very diligently to correct these deficiencies. I just want to assure... More 

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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed here mainly for the location being so close to everything and for the price. We paid $143 which wasn't too bad if you ask me. The hotel staff was very helpful and friendly and the breakfast was phenomenal to be quite honest. Most places just give you ham, toast and maybe some cereal. A very... More 

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algambero, Direttore at Antica Locanda al Gambero, responded to this review

Thank you for your most recent stay and thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I was very happy to read that our "friendly and helpful staff" were a highlight to your pleasurable stay with us. Should your travels ever bring you back to Venice, we will be honored to welcome you back to the Antica Locanda... More 

Hua Hin
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46 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Small room, high price (probably not for downtown Venezia), breakfast ok (average). Helpfull staff, late time roomcleaningservice (service after 5 hours waiting) charming smoking terrasse with 2 tables. 30 minutes way with boat actv to Rialto and short walking.

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algambero, Direttore at Antica Locanda al Gambero, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our hotel, mentioning our team and for your recent stay with us. We are disappointed to read the delay in cleaning your room, its very strange because all the rooms are ready at the check-in time and for the tidy the room we need only 20 minutes. We would be honored to welcome you back if... More 

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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Multilingual Staff
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The Hotel Locanda al Gambero welcomes guests with the cordial and typically Venetian atmosphere created by our professional and courteous staff, and together with our well-lit and spacious rooms, we offer our guests the best hotel stay available in Venice. The reception desk is open 24 hours a day, available to provide you with all the information you need to explore the city. In the lobby, guests can pick up fliers and brochures about shows and events in Venice, and make reservations for tours and guided excursions. All spaces in the hotel are immaculately kept, and we offer the best services available among the 3 star hotels of Venice. Guests of the hotel Antica Locanda al Gambero can take advantage of the internet corner (free internet access), major daily newspapers, sitting room and television for those moments of relaxation and socializing, and the lovely breakfast room, with its classic lead glass windows. The continental buffet, with its pastries and salads, includes Venetian sweets and traditional Italian coffee drinks (espresso, cappuccino, etc.) Served at your table. ... more   less 

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Address: Calle dei Fabbri, 4687 S.Marco | San Marco, 30124 Venice, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > San Marco
Price Range: $113 - $481 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Antica Locanda al Gambero 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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Hotel Style:
#90 Family Hotel in Venice
#127 Romantic Hotel in Venice
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“good location, good value, friendly staff, nicely appointed rooms, great shower, good breakfast”
 of 5 bubbles carolsneider16, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“a room not facing the restaurant”
 of 5 bubbles 755carmend, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Didn't see other rooms but we asked for a canal view and had double French windows onto a small balcony which was fine.”
 of 5 bubbles robertj117, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Some second floor rooms are accessed by going up to the third floor and then back down again. Maybe not ideal less active people.”
 of 5 bubbles DennisWW, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with canal view cost more”
 of 5 bubbles Barnetjb123, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
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