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Reviewed June 22, 2011

We enjoyed our three nights at Santo Stefano a great deal. The room was opulently decorated with red and gold brocade on the walls, draperies, and bedspread. It appears that the place has been recently renovated. The bathroom is fabulous, with body jets in the shower. The AC works well and there is free wi-fi in the small lobby.The proprietor was very nice and helpful. The location was quiet, yet just a short walk from all the hustle and bustle. A continental breakfast is served in the "garden" area just outside the entrance to the hotel and there are several restaurants nearby. At less than 200 Euro per night I thought it was very reasonable for Venice. If we return to Venice we will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed June 24, 2010

We arrived in Venice and after a quick vaparetto ride we found our way to the perfectly sited Hotel Santo Stefano. We booked this hotel by using Karen Brown's Italy guidebook and she was absolutely correct on how perfect it's location is. The plazzo is surrounded by restaurants and is used by families with small children playing in the late afternoon's - perfect to be able to be a part of the Venetian lifestyle. We could quickly walk to the Academia, Peggy Guggenheim Museum as well as St Mark's Cathedral - (saw a woman turned away because her shoulders weren't covered!!!). Attended a Vivaldi concert at the small church just at the end of the plaza. The shopping was stellar and the romance of this city will be with us forever. Highly recommend the restaurant AcquaPazza just a few blocks behind the hotel - marvelous food.

Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed October 12, 2007

Last year, we stayed at the owners' wonderful companion hotel in Roma (Celio) and loved it, so we tried this one and it was also great. Personally run by the owner, Marcello, and his staff, this hotel is in a great location on a beautiful piazza, and is only minutes walk from San Marco and other must-see sites. Every night, Marcello recommended and reserved great restaurants that we otherwise would never have found -- a different Venician cuisine every time. The rooms are impeccably kept and the rates are competitive. We and our teenage daughters will return again!!!

  • Stayed: June 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed November 11, 2006

Marvellous location. Tiny bedrooms, marble bathrooms. Their website offers all sorts but we tried to get a room service cup of tea only to be told 'absolutely impossible', we asked for glasses for the mini-bar - again 'absolutely impossible'. Quite the rudest receptionist ever. The duvets are horribly stained and they have not even bothered to cover them. They have a logo outside on the door claiming to be Small Charming Hotel but this I feel was a fake. Try elsewhere.

  • Stayed: November 2006, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank ditsy
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Reviewed March 2, 2006

We stayed at the Santo Stefano Hotel, (also called the San Stefano, but not to be confused with the youth hostel of a similar name!), for two nights at the end of February 2006, having booked fairly last minute through Thomsons.
We were a little concerned that the hotel still had availability so late, especially as it was the last two days of the carnival, but needn't have worried.
The hotel is in a fantastic position in the Campo San Stefano, near to the Accademia Bridge over the Grand Canal, and about 10-15 mins walk from St Marks Square (if you don't get too lost).
The hotel lobby, the staircase and all of the floors are marble. There is one small lift which will carry three people or your luggage! The manager is very helpful and speaks excellent English - if he is not on reception when you get to the door just ring the outside buzzer or the inside bell and he will appear to let you in/out.
Breakfast is served in a small room on the ground floor and consists of a glass of orange juice, a croissant with fruit filling, a roll with a choice of jam/honey/marmalade/nutella, some strange pre-packed toasted bread and tea/coffee/chocolate. This is all served to you, rather than being self-service so if you are used to eating a large breakfast you may need to top-up when you go out. Also, breakfast is served between 8.30 and 10 so not good for early risers unless you go out for a walk first.
The hotel is very small - 11 rooms only - we had room 10 which is on the 4th floor at the rear of the building. Not much of a view as such, but we were high enough to look out over the rooftops. The room was not huge - about 12' x 9' with an ensuite about 6' x 6', but it was beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. The bed was a large double (may have been king size), and firm but comfortable. The bathroom had a toilet, sink and corner shower, which also had 'jacuzzi' function (side jets) and 'turkish' function (steam), but we didn't try these out. The only point to note is that the shower cubicle is not very big, and anyone of above average size would probably struggle.
Our room was warm with a radiator in the bedroom and a large heated towel rail/radiator in the bathroom. Also, the windows opened which was a bonus if you wanted some fresh air.
Room service was available, there was a large tv and dvd player, with dvds available to rent from reception, and a minibar with a fair selection of drinks and a few snacks.
All in all a lovely hotel, but probably best suited to a short break than a fortnight's holiday.
The hotel does have it's own website at [--]

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