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Al Campaniel

* We would like to once again tell you what a pleasure it was staying at your guest house. We enjoyed our stay in Venice and Al Campaniel Guest House made it even more pleasant. You were both friendly and helpful. Our room and bath were clean, large enough for the two of us. The location of the Guest House was most convenient for us. And the price was fair. Your help in making our reservation (and change in that reservation) by e-mail worked very well for us. We predict you will enjoy much success while providing a great service to weary travelers for many years. In a few years we may be back in Italy. When we do come back we will return to Venice and hope to stay at your guest house. Thanks again,

George & Jo Ann Ratermann, St. Louis, MO


* isabel and i, would like to thank you for your very kind hospitality, during our recent visit to Venice.we both found your guest house extremely comfortable, clean and roomy, the bathroom was impeccable. the accommodation was easy to find, thanks to your great instructions, and the location was very central to the many and varied attractions of your great city, thank you again. We would not hesitate to recommend your guest house to friends or to visit again with you in the future. Marco i applaud you.

terry & isabel mccauley

* We are home and recovering from that intense little holiday.We both agreed that an essential to our enjoying it to the full was the security and comfort provided by you at Alcampaniel. The spotless room, comfortable bed and beautifully appointed bathroom provided a perfect base from which to enjoy Venice to the full. In the quiet of the night we were able to get all the rest we needed for another round of walking and seeing, while your nearness to the Grand Canal brought everything easily within our reach.
We are absolutely certain that we could not have done better and look forward to encouraging our friends
in your direction.

Thanks again for your hospitality.
Best wishes from Gavin and Gwyn Russell

* I'd like to thank you again for your hospitality on our 4 day stay in Venice. We were impressed with your helpfulness, and very happy with the quality and comfort of our room. It was an exceptional value, and the location within Venice was perfect. Thanks again for helping make our
vacation a success.

Howard Mische
Excelsior, Minnesota USA

* My family stayed in your Holiday Flat in June 2001. We would like to thank you for the nice accommodations in Venice, and for your hospitality. Your guest house is convenient, clean, and spacious. We especially appreciated the airconditioning! Thank you for helping to make our trip to Italy so wonderful!

John and Terri Masiello

We found Al Campaniel to be a wonderfully authentic Italian B&B. My mother and I loved it! You were very pleasant and went out of your way to help us with our questions. The room was big enough for two people, immaculate, and had a large, comfortable bed. The location was convenient and allowed easy access to things we wanted to do, yet was in a quiet location, off the beaten track. I would stay here again in an instant, in fact, I hope to with my family next year!
Tanya Renee Pleasant

Comments posted on other travel-related sites

* Adelaide, Australia

Oct 20, 2008

We were fortunate to come across Al Campaniel 8 years ago and stayed in the self-catering ground floor flat for a week in 2000.
This year we planned our itinerary to include another week long visit to Venice and were very pleased to read through Trip Advisor that Marco was still there and the quality of service had not changed.
The flat is very good if you like more space than a B&B room, to get up at your own pace, as well as organize meals as you please.
Marco's advice and suggestions were helpful yet again and we especially appreciated his readiness to greet us late at night when our arrival plans were changed due to a cancelled flight; (side bar - avoid the Hungarian airline, Wizz Air!)
Added to this was the price of only 80 Euros a night along with the excellent location.
Altogether, these things helped make Venice one of our favourite places during our 3 months in Europe.

* Auckland

Sep 30, 2008

We spent 3 nights in Venice at Al Campaniel, and what a great time it was! For two 50 yr old Kiwis who'd never seen Europe, Venice was a fantastic experience, and it was made easier and more enjoyable by the location and tender ministrations of Marco at Al Campaniel B&B.
Location? Couldn't be better... San Toma vaporetto stop and one short street to the door. San Toma square, great shops and cafes in Dorsoduro, and the Rialto Market all within easy access (i.e., you don't have to jump on crowded boats - unless you want to, 'cos it's so much fun!), and you can easily get lost in the narrow streets and alleys - fantastic fun in a thunderstorm!
Marco was great - informative, very good English speaker (I understand he has French and maybe Spanish as well...), and provides a more than adequate breakfast to get you through to siesta time. The room was clean, adequately serviced, and private, with airconditioning and a nice quiet place to be at night. We'll be back in Venice again, I'm sure - and Marco's B&B will be our first choice to stay at.

* Sep 17, 2008

Thanks to my Eyewitness Travel guidebook and TripAdvisor, we were able to find this great little B&B in Venice without spending a fortune. My husband and I stayed in the double room that has an outside private bathroom. We were initially concerned that not having an en-suite room would compromise our privacy, but the bathroom is just a couple of steps away from the bedroom -- plus we were the only ones with a key to the bathroom. Unlike the decay (beautiful as it is) of Venice's exterior, Al Campaniel's interior is very clean. The bed was very firm (all of the beds we had in Italy were extra-firm), which was great for my back, although I can see where it'd be too hard for others. Marco, who runs Al Campaniel, speaks excellent English and was a good host. Breakfast was simple but good with tasty juice made from blood oranges, cappuccino and a basket of pastries and toast. Oh, and did I mention the value? At 76 Euro a night -- on the same weekend as the historical regatta, no less -- it can't be beat!

 

 

* Aug 26, 2008

My partner and I stayed at Al Campaniel Bed & Breakfast for 3 nights in June 2008. We paid $121 AUD per night for a Private Double Room which is quite cheap for Venice. We arrived in Venice by train & phoned Marco, the owner, to let him know we had arrived (so he can be at B & B to let you in). We took a 6.50 Euro Vaperetto ride to San Toma station (on Grand Canal) which took approx. 20 mins and literally walked for 30 seconds before we found the B & B. Marco gave us a friendly welcome & gave us any information we required. He has exceptional english. Our room was upstairs to the right. The room consisted of a large double bed, desk, air conditioning, large wardrobe, kettle, tea & coffee. It was clean & comfortable. The private bathroom was just outside the room and was also very clean. Breakfast is of course included. This is served up stairs in the breakfast room. The room has 3 tables & Marco serves you the breakfast. It consisted of Granola cereal, breads & croissants, jams & spreads, yogurt, ham & cheese, juice & coffee. There is also an outdoor patio on the roof just outside the breakfast room. There are no Internet facilities. You are given a key for the front door & you can come & go as you please. We had to check out early on our last day to catch the train, however Marco left a basket of nibbles for us because we were missing breakfast. I would definitely recommend this Bed & Breakfast. It is hard to find somewhere cheap in Venice & Al Campaniel is great value for money.

* Sunnyvale, California

Jul 25, 2008

LOCATION: Al Campaniel is just a two-minute walk from the San Toma vaporetto stop (though you wouldn't know it because the alley it's on is so quiet). I can't overemphasize how important such a location is in Venice! You'll never get lost, and there are no steps and bridges to negotiate (important when you have to carry your own luggage).
The B&B is only a few minutes from the beautfiul Santa Maria dei Frari church. The Scuola Grande di San Rocco, with its gorgeous Tintoretto wall and ceiling paintings, is right next to the church. Close by are many restaurants and little shops (where prices tend to be lower than in the more popular tourist areas). Al Campaniel is opposite a specialty chocolate shop (chocoholics beware). A bakery is a couple of minutes away--turn left when you exit the B&B door, cross the little bridge; it's right there on your left. The restaurant opposite the bakery, Trattoria Dona Onesta, is a gem. The food is beautifully prepared and the prices are extremely reasonable.
ROOM: We asked for a quad room instead of two doubles to save money. Understandably, the room's a bit cramped, but it's entirely serviceable--simply furnished but clean and neat.
BREAKFAST: Breakfast is upstairs, served by Marco himself, and includes the usual coffee/tea-rolls/croissants as well as juice, toast, yogurt, ham and cheese. The breakfast room opens onto a tiny but charming balcony/rooftop garden. You can see the bell tower of Santa Maria dei Frari from it (hence the name Al Campaniel, I assume).
SERVICE, AMBIENCE: Owner Marco is wonderful. He's low-key but friendly, gracious and helpful, always ready to look up information for you. We felt we were staying with a friend.
Wireless internet access is a bit iffy. Marco said that roughly half the guests got it with no problem and half didn't. We didn't, but he offered to run a cable out of his office downstairs so we could hook up our computer. Though we didn't take him up on it, it's such a nice gesture.
All in all, Al Campaniel is the best place I've stayed at in Venice on my four or five trips there. I can't recommend it highly enough.

 

Guest House reviewed by 'Dove', 'In viaggio', 'Touring Club Italiano', DK's Eyewitness TOP 10 Venice Travel Guide, GEO Germany, Australian Gourmet Traveller

Sunday Telegraph (before a breakfast room was added)

http://www.opinion.telegraph.co.uk/travel/main.jhtml?xml=/travel/2002/04/30/etvenice30.xml

FODOR's travel talk forum http://www.fodors.com/search2/top2.cfm?search=al%20campaniel&destination_id=&CFID=4303233&CFTOKEN=55740584