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Hotel Locanda Fiorita, Campiello Novo - San Marco, 3457 - 30124 Tel. 041 5234754 Fax 041 5228043 Email [email protected] web site
This charming small hotel is very conveniently located between San Marco and the Rialto bridge, but in a very quiet neighborhood. A 3 minute walk from the Sant'Angelo #1 Vaporetto stop, 15 minutes to San Marco or the Rialto Bridge. The reader Mr.Ph.S. from Boston, stayed 6 nights in their main facility in room #4, a tiny but acceptable room, with an  amazingly compact bathroom, however the bed was large and comfy. The staff was fluent in English, very friendly, and helpful.
Don’t make a mistake: the Locanda Fiorito is not a 4-star deluxe hotel. However, it's modest, clean, and convenient, one of the least expensive in Venice, and a very good value.
Most rooms are "in the back" of the building, directly over a restaurant and could disturb light sleepers (presumably the restaurant closes at midnite, as you can close the window. There are a few rooms that are "in the front" and may be quieter. No idea if any of the rooms have aircon - but Mr.Ph.S. room had a fan.
The continental breakfast consists of a carafe of strong delicious coffee or tea, a few fresh rolls, and small packs of spreads like cheese, nutella,butter, and jam.
For reservations they require faxes for booking rooms, although they do have email but don’t did seem to be answering .

Recommendations by Giacomo Flaschi and friends.

Albergo Firenze, San Marco, 1490 - 30124 VENEZIA web site 
Tel. (+39) 0415222858 - Fax. (+39) 0415202668
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The hotel is located in the historic center of Venice 30 meters from Piazza San Marco. It is easily reached from the train station, the airport and the parking areas Piazzale Rome and Tronchetto.Albergo Firenze is located in the historic center of Venice just 30 meters away from Piazza San Marco.
The building was first built at the beginning of the 16th century. In 1853, it underwent a major renovation by the famous architect, Fuin. In designing the façade, at the end of the 19th century and the facade is a fine combination of the marble and iron, enhancing the charm of the Art Nouveau style.He took inspiration from the Procuratie Vecchie of Piazza San Marco.
The hotel features 25 rooms with views on four floors (with an elevator).The hotel features 25 rooms with views on four floors (with an elevator), all equipped with private bathrooms with bathtubs and showers, hairdryers, air conditioning, wireless radio, satellite TVs, safes, minibars, stereos and telephones. The telephone outlets are fitted for Internet connection through laptops.
The décor is entirely in Venetian style and the furniture is all traditionally varnished. The wall fixtures, the floor lamps and bedside lamps are all made of glass handcrafted at one of the most prestigious Murano glassworks. 

Around Rialto, San Polo, San Croce

Some very cheap recommendations for places to stay in Venice........Yes, that exists. Not so luxurious but you have a bed to sleep. Others more luxurious and more expensive. But that's Venice!

Albergo Guerrato, 240/A, Calle dietro la Scimia, San Polo tel 0415227131 fax 0415285927
Next to the Rialto vaporetto stop, an ancient convent, certain rooms are decorated with ancient frescoes, discovered during a recent renovation. The rooms are simple, but spacious, luminous and each room has a breathtaking view of Venice. Excellent and helpful service. The ambience is very convivial, like in a big family. You feel at home. If you want a quiet room, ask one which doesn't look out on the market. You also receive a very good breakfast. This isn't Giacomo's favorite, but if you want to be near the action, this is a good place.

Hotel Falier, 130 Salizada San Pantalon, Santa Croce tel 041 710 882 - 041 711 005 fax 041 520 65 54
Located in the artistic and historical heart of Venice, the hotel offers an oasis of peace and relax. Close to the railway station as well as Piazzale Roma, the hotel is at few steps from Frari's church school of S. Rocco and all the Universities...
19 double rooms located on three floors all equipped with private bathroom with bathtub/shower, hairdryers, direct-dial telephone, satellite TV and air conditioning. Pretty Venetian furnishings. You have the possibility to reserve your stay in every period of the year. The personnel are usually kind and professional, but that can vary. Prices for single room low season 150,000 LIT, high season 200,000 LIT (taxes and breakfast included).
Hotel Ovidius, 677/A, Calle del Sturione, San Polo tel and fax 0415237970
A three star hotel on the Canal Grande, a few steps from the Rialto! Recently refurbished it still smells the paint. All rooms are decorated with 18th century Venetian style furniture; have a superb bathroom, certain with hydro-massaging devices and all comfort of a hotel of this category: frig-bar, safe, hair-dryer.Clean and comfy, the breakfast room is very sunny and has a grand view on the Canal Grande. Just a little minus. For handicapped people the stairs are….sporty! Prices go in low season from

Hotel Giorgione, SS.Apostoli, 4587 tel 0415225810 fax 0415239092 
A 4 star place, perfect blend of old fashioned charm, located in an old 15th century palace. Renovated a few years ago into a tastefully and peaceful oasis it is very convenient for people who like to be central. Ca'd'Oro, Rialto Rialto and San Marco are half way! Ten minutes on foot from St.Mark's Square. It offers all modern facilities in a romantic, old world atmosphere, the staff is diligent, attentive and polite. They even smile and joke!! Nice court garden. Impressive entrance hall, large sitting room, comfortable bar The 70 rooms and 6 suites feature bath/shower, air conditioning, direct dialling telephone, satellite TV colour, radio, mini-bar, mini-safe, hair-dryer and weighing-scale. 

Other courteous advices from Signor Giacomo Flaschi.

Pensione Accademia, Dorsoduro, Fondamenta Bollani 1058 tel 0415210188
A ravishing “pensione” in the heart of the Dorsoduro area, next to the Accademia and the Guggenheim museum. From 100 to 160 USD a night.

Pensione Seguso, Dorsoduro Zattere 779 tel 0415222340.
A quiet hotel in the residential area of Zattere. Open from March 1 to Nov 30. Love at first sight! From 145 USD up.

Hotel Flora, calle Bergamasch i2283a tel 0415205844
A few steps from San Marco, housed in a t-pretty building where you can have breakfast in the garden. Price: 145 USD

La Residenza, Castello 3608 Campo Bandiera e Moro tel 0415285315
If the house is superb, the rooms are simple. From 75 to 120 USD.

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