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Hotel Al Soffiador - Venice

2 star Hotel Venice

Viale Bressagio, 10 Murano - Venice

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Hotel Al Soffiador is situated on the island of Murano, famous all over the world for its artistic glass production. The property lies only 50 meters from the Murano lighthouse, from where you can admire a breathtaking view of Venice lagoon.

The structure, spread over 2 buildings connected by a lovely garden, offers a welcoming and familiar ambiance. On the premises, guests will also find a separately managed restaurant and luggage storage.

Pets and service animals are allowed at the hotel; some restrictions apply.
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Guest Rating 8.4 Very Good
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Breakfast at Hotel Al Soffiador

Breakfast is available between 8:30 AM and 10 AM for a fee.

Facilities at Hotel Al Soffiador

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Garden
  • Pets accepted

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  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: between 10:00 AM and 6:30 PM.

Check-out: before 10 AM.


Guests planning to arrive after 7 PM must contact this property in advance to arrange check-in. Late arrivals are only permitted until 11:30 PM, with required advance notice. Please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: EUR 5 per stay (rates may vary)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2 Per Person, Per Night
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

A tax is imposed by the city and will be collected in cash at the property. This tax does not apply to residents of Venice City and children under 10 years of age. Further exemptions may apply, subject to submission of proper documents to the property, to patients, their companions and people staying in the city for specific purposes/duties. 30% reduction applies from 1-31 January.
8.6

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8.7

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8.6

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7.6

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8.5

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Hotel Al Soffiador reviews

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

no comment ...

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Estonia

very easy to reach with blue line from airport, very easy to go to Venice. Murano itself is much more pleasant place to live at than Venice, not that many tourists, very quiet evenings. we had amazing room with a balcony, nicely decorated, very clean. breakfast is OK, nothing extraordinary. would reccommend to anyone

9.4 Outstanding!
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

Little hotel in a wonderful place and with nice rooms. Very quiet.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • February 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • GB

Excellent accommodation, run by lovely people. I would thoroughly recommend people to stay at this hotel. They contacted me in advance with some instructions and a map, which was very helpful. The water took a long time to come warm, but the staff had warned us about this, so it was no bother. A few minor issues like light bulbs gone etc, but nothing that could spoil the stay. It's a good location and well priced compared to Venice itself. Murano is quiet in the evenings, but there are boats to the main island so you can get there for an evening if you like. There were couples and families at this hotel when we stayed.

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

We stayes 4 nights. The service was good and they were all very friendly. Only the breakfast could have been better, but that's how it is in the south.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Japan

Near to the vaporetto station, quiet place! No regregirator and hairdriyer. Hotel restaurant doesn't run in the dinner time. But very friendly and comfortable hotel!

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • GB

Lovely property, great location, would definately stay again.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

I think that this hotel is most suitable if you expect MURANO stay on a low budget.Value of the price is enough.In addition, a courtyard enables it if you smoke.It was the environmental hotel which I was very quiet, and was good.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Denmark

Amazing Place. Very quit and convenient. Sweet staff, and always smiling. Overall very satisfied. If there is one thing its the breakfest. Not much variety and a bit boring. Price o.k. Ciao!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

the hotel is quiet and well situated,the rooms are cleans even if they are a little old dated, the staff is very gentle and the breakfast is good and generous, we stay four nights and enjoyed this hotel, we recommand it for families

9.5 Outstanding!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

a very nice Hotel with friendly and competent team. The food in the restaurant was very good and it was really quiet in the night. The vaporettos drove all night, so there was no problem to visit Venice Island as long as wanted. Really good.

5.9 Ordinary
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

Carpet and clothed-wall old and dingy. Bathroom nice and updated. Murano totally shuts down at 6pm - only a couple resteraunts open after this time. Makes for a quite stay, but isolated. We were literally the only people in the hotel - no staff even present overnight. But, all in all we slept well, though it was our least favourite, and most expensive stay while in Italy.

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • New Zealand

Would be better with out having pass a dog growling and snapping at your heels, walking around its crap on the ground and having to get through the door while it is launching itself against the glass in the door. Was also hard to climb the stairs with luggage when the width of stairways are so small. Good that you have air con and gave us a key to come and go as we pleased.

6.5 Fair
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Hong Kong

Murano is the peaceful and unique place in Venice. If you don't mind to spend 20 mins for going to city center everyday, then choosing to stay in Murano is a good choice. Besides, the hotel price is much cheaper than the city center. Al Soffiador is clean and cozy, my triple room is big enough, and the cleaning lady does her job well to make the room and toilet neat and clean everyday. (Thank you so much!) However, the dried mosquitos on the wall is a bit disgusting. Otherwise, it is perfect. Also the hotel provides breakfast in her own restaurant, it was nice and enough for me, yup, the coffee is good. I'll suggest to emphasize the pier's name "Faro" in this website to avoid people drop down to the wrong pier. If you would like to explore more place to travel around in Venice, I would recommend "Lido". It is unique and beautiful.

6.9 Fair
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Netherlands

It is only 2 minutes walk from the nearest boat stop. The staff is very friendly. The breakfast served is simple, but it's enough to full your stomach. Overall it is worth to stay there.

2.2
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

Very small room. Very poor breakfast. I wouldn''t return to this place again

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Belgium

We stayed at this hotel during our trip to Venice in April 2011. The main reason behind booking this hotel was the price and the ratings on venere.com website. This hotel is really worth the money. It is on the Murano island but easily accessible from Venice. Even at late night there is a connectivity. There are Vaporettos running at night too (lower frequency though). Its just 100 meters from the Vaporetto stop 'Faro'. Room and bathroom ware spacious and well equipped. Bedding provided was good. The morning breakfast was good (nice variety of breads and in good quantity.) The person who received us gave me all the necessary information when we arrived at the hotel which really made us feel welcomed. I would definitely return to this hotel if I am visiting Venice again.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

Great Location and very convenient

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Hotel très agréable, facile d'accès avec les nombreux bateaux et calme.

7.6 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

Bastante bien relación calidad preci para los hoteles de Venecia.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

Perfect hotel for Venice at low price!! Murano is really quiet and well served by the "water - bus" even by night! Go there if you wanna live Venice in a "suburbian" way and for a vacation without spending so much!

9.5 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

Perfect location on Murano, very quiet, but easy to reach by vaporetto from Venice main island. If you don´t need nightlife, Murano island is excellent. Very kind reception, on leave no problem to store my luggage for some hours. "Standard" italian breakfast, good coffee, 1 croissant and some rolls, that´s it. Spacious room, clean and spacious bathroom. May be a little bit more noisy in summer, because the air condition is just outside the room window. Excellent value for money, especially in Venice.

6.6 Fair
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Colombia

First of all: Al Soffiador hotel is located at the "FARO" vaporetto stop, at Murano Island. The webpage says "ALFARO" which is not the correct name of the relevant stop. The hotel is an old three-storey house, with very little rooms. Just the space for the bed, a chair and the toilet. No soap or shampoo were provided. The good things are: very nice personnel, some of them fluent in english, absolutely quiet and lovely area, no more than 80 steps away from the vaporetto stop, breaksfast includes cheese, ham, juice, coffee and bred. I recommend this hotel for people looking for a simple and reasonably clean place just to sleep when doing tourism.

7.8 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Netherlands

We did not receive a map of Murano. So we had to ask people to find the hotel. I wanted to look for Murano Beads

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

Very friendly + helpful staff. Murano is very quiet at nigthtime. 6€ for Alilaguna boat from airport to Murano + 4 min walk to the hotel. Close to Vaporettostop Faro (100m), from there every 10-20 min to Fondamente Nuovo (10min ride).

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Excellent option to save a little/ or a lot of money. Murano is charming and very quiet at night. The vaporetto is easy to catch and frequent, with an express route to San Marco in peak times. The included breakfast was basic but tasty- yoghurt, cheese, rolls, croissants, jams and beverage. Not many restaurants in Murano but a fabulous one (Algiubagio) just at the Fondamente Nove stop. We really enjoyed our stay, and would highly recommend this hotel if you can spare a little extra time for travel to and from the main sights.

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

This hotel was fantastic and Murano was a great alternative to Venice proper as we were out of the hustle and bustle. However the downside is that Murano is quite a long vaparetto ride from Venice and most of the restaurants in Murano close by 6:00 pm so you need to be organised early in the evening. The hotel staff, particularly Roberto were fantastic, spoke excellent english and did everything they could to help us with anything we asked for. The rooms were well maintained and were quite spacious. We were in a quad room and were given a massive ajoining ensuite bathroom which was great. The only down side was the water pressure in the shower (which was very low) and the amount of mosquitos around (although not in the hotels control) which is something to be aware of if you travel during the summer months. Overall definately would stay here again and highly recommend. Also be aware that this property does not have a lift.

7.9 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was very quiet and just what is required after the bedlam of the main Islands in Venice. While it was quite a long journey by vaporetto from the railway it was worth it. Although the room was rather small it was well decorated and spotlessly clean. The owners were very friendly and helpful. If we visit Venice again we would most certainly stay at Al Soffiador again.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Austria

A wonderfull small, quiet hotel in Murano.

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Hotel très agréable. Accueil chaleureux. Par contre nous déconseillons fortement les restaurants à Murano.

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

This was our second stay at this hotel.It is small and fiendly guests are very much left alone as the owners live nearby.Do not expect 5* luxury but what you do get is spotlessly clean rooms in a unique and historic location

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

What a lovely little hotel! Very, very nice staff, location, and surrounding area. Nice breakfast as well. Before the trip we were not sure about staying on Murano as we like to stay out late, but the vaporetto ran all night long. It was much more convenient than I thought it would be. Murano is much quieter than Venice. A lot less tourists and noise. We were lucky to have the room with a balcony. It was very 'Romeo and Juliette'-esque. Would definitely stay there again, as well as recommend it to my friends and family.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent. Friendly welcome, lovely area of Murano, quiet at night and first thing in morning.Good air-conditioning plus ceiling fan and plug in mosquito repellant in room made stay very comfortable despite hot, humid weather.Very convenient for transport to and from Venice (10 mins)and Marco Polo airport (25 mins). Ask for the room with the balcony and view of lighthouse!

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Austria

Situated on Murano island, just 25 minutes by Vaporetto (boat, public means of transport) from Venice and less than five minutes of walk away from the landing stage (Murano Faro), Hotel Al Soffiador is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a very quiet, clean, and halfway affordable accomodation close to Venice. Before 10am and after 6pm you will hardly find any tourist on the island famous for its glass industry and overcrowded by visitors during the day. As a downside it's worth mentioning that only one or two restaurants are opened in the evening. However, Venice is close and Vaporettos are in service until late night (except 1am to 5am), so having dinner in Venice and enjoying Venice nightlife is no problem at all. Overall: Quiet accomodation, very friendly staff, excellent value for money.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

In the middle of Murano this hotel was very quite during the night, everything was clean and we could move-in at 11 a.m. upon arrival in Murano; perfect place to stay and explore Venedig, Murano ....... We would definitively come again! Thank you Al Soffiador & Venere.com

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

It is a very quiet and nice place, ideal to visit Venecia and to know also Murano.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

I requestd a balcony room when booking, and we were given the only room with a balcony. The two night stay was perfect, the shower-room though compact was modern and well equiped, the bed was fairly comfy, and the room was flooded with sunlight in the morning. The staff could not have been more helpful, and the hotel location on Murano is perfect. Access to the main island could not be easier or more convenient, as its only ten minutes away on very frequent ferries. My only criticism would be that the bread rolls at breakfast could have been fresher - that really was the weakest point!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

My wife and I went to the Venice area for an early break and, because of warnings about smelly canals in Venice (unfounded in March) and price, we decided upon the Al Soffiador Hotel in Murano which was reasonable in price and promised to be quieter. The hotel was good in every way, the room (no2) was big enough and spotless, the bed was a continental type with 2 mattresses together, a little hard but comfortable enough. There was a fold up bidet in the wash basin stand, (I want one!)and the shower was clean as was the bathroom. Breakfast was the usual Italian ham, cheese, bread rolls affair, good coffee, orange juice and Earl Grey as well as other teas. Roberto and his sister Alicia couldn't have been more helpful, they also speak good English. The only minus was the setting up of the street restaurant at 8.30 am which woke us up, but wasn't much problem. Pleasant short Vaporetto journey to Venice every day and nearer to the Airport.

8.9 Excellent
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

One word: excellent!

8.8 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

Whenever we will come back to Venice this will be our first choice budget hotel

9.3 Wonderful!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

We enjoyed our April visit so much that we went back in October.

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The Al Soffiador was a quite, simple hotel with the necessities that we required. We had the room with a balcony that faced the lighthouse, room # 5, and it was very picturesque. When we were there in early October, we could leave the balcony window open all night to let in a cool breeze and see the stars above the lighthouse. Breakfast was minimal, but for the room price it was fine. After walking the "streets" of Venice for several days and seeing numerous tourists wandering winding alleyways, suitcases in hand, trying in vain to figure out where their hotel was, I must say by comparison the Al Soffiador was a snap to find. The resturant next door was not so great and we preferred to do dinner in Venice. There was also a Coop Grocery Store on Murano where you can pick up food and toiletries if you need them. A pass for the vaporetto is a must and getting the vaporetto lines down so we could make connections quickly took some thinking. We realized a bit late in our stay that all 42 and 41 vaporrettos stopped first at Colonna which was a fairly quick walk to the hotel and allowed one to pick up either boat at Fondamente Nouovo and not have to take a "tour" of the backside of Murano while waiting for our regular stop. In general, I would recommend this hotel and would return to it in the future.

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

hotel tres calme un peu loin du centre de venise accueil chaleureux a conseiller

8.4 Very Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

We enjoyed our 4 night stay and it was good value for money. Great location and Murano is so peaceful at night.

2.4
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Belgium

Disappointing experience. Room was dark, small and noisy (could hear everthing from neighbouring rooms and hotel restaurant) and located at ground floor even though I had requested one at high floor. When I had to solve a problem concerning my flight, staff was not at all helpful: they first offered that I freely use internet and then charged me for it on the last day. Finally, I was presented with an invoice with a room price higher than shown in my reservation. The staff/owners seem to care more about money than about customers satisfaction. In conclusion, I left and found a better accommodation in Venice Lido.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Czech Republic

Very nice small hotel with "family" atmosphere. Very friendly and helpfull staff. Neat and clean rooms with ceiling fan, really good value for the money! We had wonderfull Honeymoon there. Great location: just 50m from the Murano lighthouse - easy and "romantic" transportation by the vaporeto (= public water bus): to Venice Island (10 min Fondamenta Nuove; 20 min. San Marco); 30 min Lido Island; 30 min airport. 48 hour ticket for the public transportation = 25 EUR (valid for all vaporetos and buses). Murano Isladn is small and very nice Island with the famous glass production, small shops, restaurants etc. We stayed there 3 nights and was just perfect time to get to know Venice, Murano and the Lido beach.

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Hong Kong

Lovely small hotel w/a lot of character. Easy to reach by taking ferry to Murano (Faro stop). Small & slightly narrow stairs are a bit of a challenge if you have big & heavy luggage. Roberto is extremely helpful and can give you all the information you need on how to get around. Alessia also very nice. The reception is only manned until 6pm so they give you a key to the main door. Also, once you book, they will ask for your arrival time to ensure somebody is waiting for you. We booked our 2 nights in 2 separate bookings so we had to change rooms but that was not a great inconvenience. Twin rooms are quite small. Bathroom and shower cubicle are also small. However, facilities are well-kept and very clean. Breakfast is included and it is simple but very nice - good cappucino. There's a nice restaurant downstairs (it's not, however, the only restaurant in Murano - there are a few more if you walk a bit farther to the other side of the island). We originally planed to stay in Padua and day-trip to Venice but I'm sooo glad we found this hotel in Murano - it's very convenient to stay in this hotel and go to Venice and/or Burano by the ferry. Mattress is a bit soft but overall we were extremely satisfied w/this hotel. It's a really charming hotel and would not look for anywhere else if I returned to Venice.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

This was one of the few hotels in Venice that had rooms on the ground floor. This was great for us, no stairs to climb. The rooms were clean and large, especially the bathroom. The hotel was in an excellent location on Murano. Only steps to the waterbus stop. Roberto was very accommodating when we were leaving early and still put out breakfast for us. We would stay here again.

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

This was a fantastic little hotel. Very cute and quiet. Great location away from the hustle and bustle of venice island. The staff was friendly and the breakfast was great. The only flaw of this hotel was that the room was a little cold/damp but otherwise, I have no complaints.

8.3 Very Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

The hotel is situated on the island of Murano which has very easy access to Venice. An ideal location to get away from the hustle of tourism. Very peaceful. Only disadvantage was the lack of choice in restaurants in the evening although there was one open nearby the town seemed to close down at 7pm. It is possible to eat in Venice itself but not always the best solution. Burano another island about 20 mins via vaporetto offered a less touristy enviroment and a choice of restaurants but again not all are open. All in all for us an ideal location for our first visit to this amazing city and we would recommend the hotel highly.

5.1 Ordinary
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

do not book room 3 (twin) - there is constant extraction noise between 9am-5pm from the restaurant and it is the smallest room I've ever stayed in anywhere. It is a disgrace - and does not appear anywhere on the website. Otherwise, everything's OK - but room 3 - pah!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Hungary

A lovely and charming hotel, much more above its rating! (Though I had the most beautiful room with the only balcony...) I had an excellent stay here, surely want to visit it again!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

Very good location (close to the "vaporetto" stop), kind and helpfulstaff and clean room . If you want to save money and have a vey good service I definitely reccomend this hotel.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Austria

This is the ultimate Hotel for people, who want to save money and nevertheless stay in a nice and tidy hotel. The Soffiador is easy to reach by boat, as quick as any othe hotel in venice, and it is the ideal place to discover the isles of the lagoon (Torcello, Burano, St.Ersamo, San Francesco...). The stuff is friendly and the Trattoria that is situated in the same house serves wonderful dishes...

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We wanted a quiet European experience in a small hotel. Al Soffiador was perfect! Our window opened on a pedestrian square and the water bus stop was steps away. Roberto went over the Alilaguna schedules to show us when we should leave the next morning for the airport. They had a small courtyard with tables and chairs, lovely for a rest and drink. Cafe next door and others by the canal. Murano is beautiful and not as crowded as Venice although Venice is a short water bus ride away. We wished we could have stayed longer.

6.8 Fair
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Finland

Excellent small hotel. We enjoyed our 2 days at Hotel Al Soffiador. Room was very good compared to the rating. Especially shower was very good, that means plenty of (warm)water. Breakfast was usual Italian, coffee, bread and marmelade. Extra delight was heated croissant filled with jam. The location of the hotel was excellent. Murano deserts at night and there were no tourists after 6 pm. Although no open restaurant after 8 pm. But if you like to get some action, you can allways go to the Venice. The ferries travel all around the night. The island of Murano and surrounding of Venice is very beatuful and worth while visiting. Highly recommended.

7.9 Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Murano itself was a lovely island and the location of the hotel near to Faro boat stop was a definite bonus. The staff were friendly and helpful and our stay was definitely a good one - I would recommend the hotel to others.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

This was our third visit to Venice, and the second time we had stayed on Murano. Previously we had stayed at the only other hotel on the Island, the Locanda Conterie. Both hotels are classed as 2-star, but our preference would be for the Al Soffiador. The location is better (only 100 yards from the 'Faro' Vaporetto stop) whereas the Locanda Conterie is tucked away behind a glass factory behind the 'Museo' vaporetto stop. The desk at the Al Soffiador is manned most of the day which is not the case at the Locanda Conterie. The breakfasts are also much better - you get a proper breakfast served to you, not just some long-life Croisants and a coffee from a Vending Machine. The rooms were pretty much the same as were the prices, but the Al Soffiador has a small garden that you can sit in if you wish. A lot of reviews have been written about Murano, especially some of the scams surrounding organised visits by Hotels from Venice. The trick is to use your common sense and organise any visit yourself. It's only a short hop on the many Vaporettas to Murano, which run every 10 minutes throughout the day (Routes 41/42/DM). There are a dozen or so Glass Factories where you can see the glass being fired etc. and around 30-40 different Glass shops, some selling Beautiful Glass and others selling Tourist Tat. You just need to allow yourself a few hours to wander around at you own pace, and not be pressurised by the shop staff into buying. Personally I would never pay upfront and buy anything from another Country without taking it with me, it's just too risky. The only drawback to staying on Murano is the lack of restaurants that are open in the evening, there is only one that is regularly open, the Dala Mura, which is ok, but I like to try different places each day. There are plenty of places on Murano open each day for Lunch. Finally, if you want a bit of peace & quite away from the hords of Tourists in Venice, but also in a beautifull setting, then give Murano a

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

The staff was very welcoming and friendly, and the hotel was located close to the waterbus station and a locally owned restraunt. Having a 10-20 min ride to the main island every morning was a nice way to wake up and a cool reminder that we were on a string of islands. If I visit Venice again I would return to this hotel and recomend it to anyone looking for a nice place to stay that is more of a traditional hotel.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Belgium

EXCELLENT

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Sweden

Overall the Hotel Al Soffiador was an excellent stay. The rooms were clean and avarage sized, the breakfast nice and the staff very friendly. The fact that the hotel is located on Murano island was not a problem at all since the boat connections were very good. The only thing to be kept in mind is the limited number of late open resturants on Murano. However if you are aware of this then it is not a problem. We felt that the hotel and its staff helped us in having a great stay in Venice. If to return to Venice we would defenitely return to Al Soffiador.

7.4 Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

No complaints, everything was OK but not terribly memorable. Murano wasn't the best place to be based in my opinion and we had difficulty getting back one night. Had we been there for longer we might have got the hang of the boat bussess, but with our short stay they proved to be totaly baffeling at night. Also the day of our arrival there was a strike and we had to get a taxi to Murano, which was ridiculasly expensive! From what I have heard it was good value for venice

7.9 Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Away from the crowds of Venice this is a great place to stay. The lunchtime food on Murano is excellent, the transfer to Venice for the evening is 10 minutes. Al Soffiador is a quiet convenient base.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Tres bon hotel à l'écart d'une venise grouillante de monde. A l'écart, dans un bel environnement , facile d'acces via les transports en commun. Infrastructure et accueil excéllent. A conseille ;)

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

We only saw one room, but it was GREAT! It was quiet... a few too many stairs if you have a lot of luggage, but very good. The staff was very friendly and helpful, although breakfast could have been ready a little earlier for those traveling back to catch a train.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Excellent stay: very nice little hotel, amazing location right under Murano's lighthouse and vaporetto stop, extremely nice and helpful tenants, very good breakfast, A/C in rooms, etc... -- everything was like we expected and even better! Thanks again for this great stay, Al Soffiador is a place to recommend!!!

5.5 Ordinary
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Switzerland

Don't ask for the view: it's over-booked and be careful not to get the number 5 on the 2nd floor, very old and tiny room with 2 beds. Otherwise, the surrondings are fine and the guests are friendly. Nice place to stay... when vaporetto-ing does'nt afraid you!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

A delightful hotel away from the bustle of Venice but within very easy reach of it. A short ferry crossing was a wonderful start to each day. Superb evening meals at the restaurant just around the corner from the hotel (del Maro), sitting at tables by the edge of the canal. We plan to return to the hotel and the restaurant!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent hotel for the price. Warm welcome from owner who had to stay late to let us in. Clean, comfortable room. Tall people might find the bathroom a little bit cramped, but otherwise fine. Very nice breakfast, served by the friendly and efficient Robert. He will even lend you an umbrella if it rains for a returnable deposit. Murano is an excellent and intersting quiet base from which to explore Venice. The Faro vaparetto stop is visible from the hotel. Very good restaurant Ristorante Dalla Mora, open in the evenings round the corner in Fondamente Manin. Brilliant zuppa di pesce! Very impressed with entire trip. Wouldn't hesitate to return and recommend hotel to everybody who will listen.

7.6 Good
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

very quiet hotel, overall good but limited services provided outside of accomadation

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Austria

Prefect - quiet - i will come back- i highly recommend this hotel.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • New Zealand

Excellent location and rooms. Stayed four nights and will be coming back to the same location. Much better choice than staying in Venice as it's quieter, better value and less crowds.

8.7 Excellent
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

Wir waren mit unserem Aufenthalt sehr zufrieden. Das Zimmer + Bad waren supersauber, das Frühstück (für italienische Verhältnisse) gut, das Personal sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Das Hotel selber ist schnukelig und gemütlich. Die Wände scheinen allerdings sehr dünn und hellhörig zu sein - es war aber nicht viel los und deshalb trotzdem ruhig. Alles in allem sehr empfehlenswert. We were very content with our stay: The staff was very friendly and helpful, the rooms sparkling clean, the ambiente very nice, the breakfast good (regarding italian niveau) and everything perfekt. Very recommendable!

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Austria

We will come again

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Switzerland

Excellente situation pour visiter Venise et ses alentours. A seulement quelques mètres du Vaporetto, 10 min. de l'agitation touristique centrale avec le sérénité et la grande beauté du lagon.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

La estancia ha sido muy buena, la gente muy amable. Las habitaciones estan muy bien. La comunicacion con el resto de la zona de venecia es buena. Todo muy tranquilo. Volveriamos :-)

8.6 Excellent
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Germany

Excellent Price/Quality relation. Very friendly owner who got up at 5.30 in the morning to prepare breakfast, because we had to leave early. Restaurant/Bar inside the hotel is not organized and owned by the hotel and it is too expensive with low quality. The room was extremly clean. We could even let the baby crawl on the floor. Unfortunately the couple next door was quite loud, so we did not get a long night rest. We would recommand the hotel to everybody who is looking for a clean and friendly place to relax after a long day in busy and expensive venice. Murano is very nice indeed and the hotel only a few steps from the vaporetto station and lighthouse

8.4 Very Good
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

When we stayed here, my wife had a back injury & the hoteliers were more than happy to put our cold pack in the freezer to ease my wife's suffering, the welcome was great, the staff are very friendly & the place is in a nice quite location & is great for commuting into venice. We would definately stay again at some time in the future.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Definitely the best place to stay in Venice. We would definitely visit it again.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

très bonne adresse, le service = bon rapport qualité/prix, trèsbon accueil, chambre très spacieuse et excellente literie. personnel à l'écoute de la clientèle, j'y retournerai.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

Hotel is located a minute walk from the Faro vaporetto stop. A ten minute ride from the Venice. Close to many Murano glass shops & factories, with a quaint restaurant next door. The bedroom and bathroom facilities were clean and spacious. We enjoyed quiet and peaceful nights after spending the day in busy Venice. We found that the purchase of a three day Vaporetto pass was good value as we used a Vaporetto up to four times a day. We would recommend this hotel to any traveller looking for a reasonably priced and quiet accomodation.

7.5 Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Very good although room rather small. Would certainly recommend Murano as a place to stay when visiting Venice. Nice to escape to.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

This was an excellent, affordable hotel in a great location. The room and bathroom were spacious and well furnished. It was nice to be in a quieter area on Murano and was very easy to get to on the vaporetto - less than 10 minutes from the busier part of the city. The staff were very friendly and helpful. This was about the 10th hotel we stayed in on our trip across Europe and by far the best - we definitely recommend it to anyone.

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

everything was good. a good alternative to venice. the bathroom was as big as the sleepingroom and it wasn´t small, either. it was easy to get to venice by vaporetto, even late at night and it´s only a short trip. it would be good if there was a plan, how to get by feet from the vaporetto to the hotel. we had to call, but the employee explained very well. a lot of mosquitos, like all over the lagoon, take AUTAN with you!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • New Zealand

Very nice, would stay there again, very quiet in the evenings which is what we wanted.

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

Very pleased, well looked after, no complaints, would use again.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Japan

As commented by other users, this pensione provided us the truly comfrtable stay in Venezia. Nice owner who speaks English as well, thoughtful staffs who care everything for guests and answer to inquiries you ask. Murano is 10minites away from main island Venezia, however this hotel is located nearly on shore so you find the Vaporetto terminal just there. Hotel location is in very pretty and quiet area. The fresh morning air always waked us up. Room is clean and spacious that is finished as the traditional Italian Casa Mia. Tolnero quando ci visitiamo in Venezia alla prossima volta, grazie molto per sua gentilezza.

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Very good room for the price. Murano rolls up the sidewalks at 6:00pm and there is only one place to eat around the corner (great). It was a nice place to stay for a last night before travel. The room was smokey and ceiling fan dusty but it was comfortable after getting past that.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

We really enjoyed our stay at Al Soffiador and would definitely come back. Staff is very friendly. Location off Venice saves money and is quiet. Murano is easy to reach once you figure out the vaporetto routes. Lots of glass making shops nearby. Rooms were very clean.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

most enjoyable little hotel, quiet and friendly. Ideal for visiting Venice just steps from the vaporetto stop. rooms were average size and no space wasted, we would visit again. Excellent price

9.5 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Excellent hotel pour visiter Venise sur un week-end. Calme, accueil chaleureux, petite chambre mais propre, petit déjeuner tout à fait correct, le tout pour un très bon rapport qualité/prix.

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Austria

Die Fotos snd wie meistens im Net "optimistisch". Frühstück war ok. Für einen Kurztrip auf jeden Fall empfehlenswert.

7.8 Good
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Petit hôtel très sympa, un peu à l'écart de la foule vénitienne. Très bon accueil. Une adresse à retenir!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

We thought the hotel was excellent, it was nice being away from Venice main island, it was only a 5 minute ride on the waterbus which came every 10 minutes and always exatly on time. It was excellent value for money and we would definately stay there if we visit Venice again. It would be better if there was a bar or something open on Murano after 8pm.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

I found my room both very clean and comfortable. Access to the vaporetto was convinient and the area around the hotel was charming and quiet.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

Murano is 30minutes by Vaporetto and the views during the trip are lovely so it´s worth not being in the city center and having more quiteness. The price is excellent and the people of the hotel give you the keys in case you arrive late at night. The breakfast is made tenderly and the staff is very nice. You can hear the rroster weaking you up in the morning like in the old times and the bathroom was the best we used in the 10 days we were in Italy.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

Completing this review rather belatedly. We had a lovely stay in this hotel on Murano and once we worked out the water bus route to the island it was easier to get to. We only encountered one problem which was getting into the hotel on our last day. We had given up the key and our bags were stored there. We were later than we had said and no staff to let us in. It was lucky that guests were leaving when we arrived to pick up our cases. Will certainly use the hotel again.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We thought the hotel was very convenient for us; and we plan to stay there the next time we go to Morano. Our room was small but it was quite adequate and it had a nice little balcony that I really liked. It is typical in Europe that no matter what the price everything is clean. Breakfast was nothing to get excited about but was far better than we expected. The phone in the room must not have gotten much use because trying to make a call on it was difficult due to buttons sticking etc. but after a little use it got ok. I had emailed them and asked if I had to pay cash when we checked out and was told that credit cards were fine but when I checked out she tried to get me to pay cash but I had a copy of the email so she let me pay with credit card. I think she did not know how to use the machine. Over all it was a very pleasant stay.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The staff and atomosphere were warm,welcoming, and accomodating. Staying in Murano vs. Venice itself, I most definately would stay in Murano again. It is peaceful and friendly and the travel to Venice is quite convinient. This quaint little hotel is perfect for those who want to escape "hustle and bustle". Al Saffiador is definatly an excellent bargain stay.

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Hotel Al Soffiador, offering 9 guest rooms with climate control. Digital TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Business travelers visiting the Murano area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access.

Bathrooms are outfitted with showers and hair dryers. Rooms also include air conditioning and ceiling fans.

Hair dryers can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • TV
  • Fan
  • Hairdryer on request
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Al Soffiador

By car
From the highway, follow the indications to Venezia centro and Piazzale Roma, where you can park your car. From Piazzale Roma, take vaporetto line 42 and get off at Al Faro stop.

By train
From the Santa Lucia railway station, take vaporetto line 42 and get off at Al Faro stop.

By airplane
From Venezia-Marco Polo, take a bus to Piazzale Roma and follow the aforementioned indications.

Distances from Hotel Al Soffiador

Church of San Pietro Martire - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Palazzo da Mula - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Glass Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Palazzo Giustinian - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Basilica di Santi Maria e Donato - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
San Michele Island - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Fondamenta Nuove Marina - 1.7 km / 1.1 mi
Madonna dell'Orto - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
Church of Ospedaletto - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
Bartolomeo Colleoni Monument - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
Scuola Grande di San Marco - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
Chiesa Santa Maria dei Miracoli - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Piccolo Teatro Delle Melodie Veneziane - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Teatro Malibran - 2 km / 1.2 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Al Soffiador is Venice (VCE-Marco Polo) - 5.8 km / 3.6 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.