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Hotel Alex - Venice

1 star Hotel Venice

Sestiere San Polo Rio Terra Frari 2606 - Venice

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Price starting from 84 .60
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Scouring the net for a cheap Venice city center hotel with free breakfast? Hotel Alex is the ideal choice for your stay as its in the San Polo area, a stone's throw from Palazzo Barbarigo and Confraternity of St. Roch.

Location of Hotel Alex

In addition to being near the train station, St. Mary of the Friars, Frari Square, Campo San Polo and Palazzo Tiepolo are a few minutes away. Other points of interest include Church of San Polo and San Toma Waterbus.

Internet

Free Wi-Fi is provided.

Amenities

Your Venice hotel has 11 rooms. You can also find tour/ticket assistance and luggage storage. The front desk at Hotel Alex is open during limited hours.

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Guest Rating 7.8 Good
Based on 188 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at Hotel Alex

A free continental breakfast is available between 8 AM and 9:30 AM.

Facilities at Hotel Alex

  • Room service - limited hour
  • City tour
  • Luggage room
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • 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.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: between noon and 10:30 PM.

Check-out: before 10 AM.


A tax is imposed by the city and will be collected at the property (check Mandatory Fees and Taxes section for fee details). 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. A 30% reduction applies for 2014: from 1 to 31 January and from 1 to 31 December.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a 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

Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1 per person, per night for adults; EUR 0.5 per night for guests aged 10-15 years old. This tax does not apply to children under 10 years of age.
 

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.

Hotel Alex is also known as

Alex Hotel Venice

7.7

Clean

8.7

Location

6.7

Quiet

7.3

Spacious

7.7

Service

Hotel Alex reviews

7.1 Good
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

PROS: Clean, close to San Toma ferry boat station, and across from a supermarket. CONS: Old and tired B&B that is in desperate need of renovation. All the furniture need replacement. It's like staying at your grandma's house. Bed is lumpy. This hotel is ok for those on a very tight budget or just staying for one night. If you can spare a few extra money, stay somewhere else.

5.7 Ordinary
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Very old fashioned establishment and though the accommodation is fairly basic it is quite adequate for a night or two. The proprietor is very friendly and helpful but omitted to inform us when checking in that we would have to settle our bill in cash(swift search for a cashpoint on morning of departure!! Room rates somewhat exorbitant for what they are.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Malta

We stayed for just one night. It was in a good location and the service was excellent. The lady was very kind to us too.

2.8
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Argentina

Its not good, very expensive

2.1
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

I went for holidays with my family to Venice, and overall the stay in the hotel wasn't that great! When we get to the hotel, we had to wait almost 30 min until they give us the room, as the woman said that her son didn't tell her that we had booked a room.. The room wasn't great either, uncomfortable pillows and mattresses and it also looked quite dirty!!!! Although the location was ok, I wouldn't recommend this place.

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ukraine

we checked the previous reviews and noticed that the bad ones were from people who stayed in rooms without shower/toilet. so we decided to pay 15 euros extra and finally were satisfied with everithing

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

If you want a nice clean place to rest and see Venice that is not expensive then this is the place for you.

3.7
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

First: The staff (ONE lady most the time) was very kind and helpful!!! But: This property has long seen no investment. Disrupted curtain rods, French door handles that nearly falling down if you use them, the furniture is extremely cheap, Equipment 1 bed, 2 little bed tables, 1 little “secretary”, that’s it. Bathroom (our room was one of this with bathroom inside) was OK, but the price of € 135 for Easter itself is brave for Mediterranean conditions, not to say: a joke! But it’s Venice, we know…

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Good price-quality for being in Venice. My room was very big. Shared bathroom clean and comfortable. Breakfast was OK and enough.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Croatia

Hotel Alex provides everything you need in Venice-great location,clean room and bathroom,nice and helpful staff,free wi fi in all areas. Grocery store right outside the door. Perfect for that price.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

The owners were very helpful. We arrived in Venice at midnight with a snow storm. We were freezing and they came to pick us up. It was also very clean and the location is superb. San Polo is a beautiful neighbourhood where to shop, eat and see stuff. it is also very close to the center.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Very basic but really great location. the hostess seemed like long lost family and was a delight! the little grocery story across the street was just fantastic and the price was fantastic!

4.1 Ordinary
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Italy

the place was dirty, the male receptionist was rude and seemed put out by even having to stop watching television to check us in. the shower was abysmal

6.9 Fair
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

hotel alex is one of the those really personal type of hotels where we only saw two people, alex himself and a woman. they are very good at making your stay enjoyable and it feels more like a b&b. relatively easy to find--considering its venice--and a nice room/bathroom. the only two things that were negative was 1. street noise, as there was plenty of it, and 2. the price is high. however, comparatively speaking with the rest of venice, the price is actually quite good. overall, a nice place.

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

The hotel is run by a very friendly and helpful older lady who speaks at least italian, english and french. The room was nicer then expected and clean. The bathroom was above standard and clean. Downside: very loud until late at night from passangers passing by and a bar located beside, a supermarket next to the hotel starts to make lots of noise early in the morning. No provision to keep mosquitos out of the room, another disturbing factor at night.

5.5 Ordinary
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Netherlands

The main advantage of the hotel is its central location. It's just 10 minutes away from the railway station, next to a food store and various cafes and restaurants. On the other hand, rooms are small (didn't know where to put my clothes and stuff), dark and cold at night (heating is turned off each night). Beds are unstable. There is one shower and one toilet for a floor of four rooms, can be busy but inside it's clean and satisfactory. The breakfast contains just sweets, but overall it's nutritious.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Denmark

Fantastic! Much nicer and romantic than the picures of the hotel. Easy acces to any part og venice and just perfrect, we will definatly be back and the place can be recomended. We were in a corner room without toilet bud with zink and a bidét. The shared bath and toilet was fine, and just within reach. There are some noise from the supermarked in front of the hotel in early mornings. But all in alle just perfekt!

6.3 Fair
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • China

Helpful & friendly staff, feel being cared by a grandmother

8.9 Excellent
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • France

It's a good place to stay,no matter how many night, but please be carefull of the 1€ tax per person per night during high peak season.

6.5 Fair
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • South Africa

We were at a wedding close by and The Alex was perfectly situated for this and for our stay thereafter. The rooms were clean and cool. The hotel is sort of midway on the Grand Canal. The breakfasts were adequate. The owner / manager friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed our stay.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Poland

The only real drawback is that there's no air conditioning. The place is beautiful, the rooms are very clean and nice, the breakfast is traditional Italian and the lady at the reception is very charming.

7.1 Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Switzerland

I was doing a 4 day trip with my 3 kids (9..12) on short notice to venice. Basic room with one double and two single beds. Beds were very good. Small table, one locker. Bathroom with shower - quiet small but ok. Breakfast typical italian (basic) but good quality (fresh brioche and panini). Recpetion was not assisted when we arrived - had to call and wait a few minutes. Besides that very charming, nice and helpful lady. Location AT the way form railway station to Rialto bridge - therefore a lot of people moving between 24 and 6 oclock (regularely during night noise making idiots...). A lot of nice restaurant around, small super market opposite. Nice stay for people who are out in town all day/night - not so cool for people who need a lot of hotel comfort.

3.8
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

I suspect this hotel has given itself favorable reviews. There is no way the majority of guests rated this hotel an 8. It is cheap, with a convenient grocery store and resteraunt right outside the door but that's it for positives. On the downside, the rooms are tiny (as in hard to find some place to put your suitcase and still be able to open the door tiny). We ordered double beds for two people and got two single beds with no way to pull them together because the room was so tiny. There is no AC (conveniently ommited from the hotel's description). Bring earplugs. I have been to bars that are quieter between unruly guests and street noise. The breakfast was a joke--bread, jam and coffee. No eggs, cheese, meat, fruit, anything. Just bread. By the time, we spent 20 euros on breakfast, we were in the ballpark of the nicer hotel we moved to after our first disappointing night at the Alex.

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The staff were warm and welcoming. The location is ideal: next door to great restaurants, a grocery store and boutique shops. Make sure you buy a map of Venice and be prepared to know how to ask for directions.

6.5 Fair
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

Very friendly owners. Location in the middle of Venice (very convenient). Breakfast better than in the previous comments. Will come again :-)

8.3 Very Good
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Brazil

Good place, well located and easy to find. Rooms are clean and quiet. The lady that takes care of the place is very nice and kind. There is a market just in front of the Hostel (since it's not really a hotel, it's a hostel). the only bad thing i could say is that they turn off the wifi at 23h, besides that is great place for the money.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Colombia

Very good hotel with a very good price

7.8 Good
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is rather old in terms of facility. Several rooms on the same floor share one shower and one bathroom. However, the location of the hotel is excellent. Across the street is a big supermarket called Bally's, where you can buy cheap water, fruit, food etc. This is crucial for an expensive place like Venice.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Australia

Although a little hard to find, the location of this hotel is incredible, with the duomo literally on the doorstep! the staff were really friendly and spoke great english. there's frescoes on the ceiling (!), the rooms are really clean and spacious. I didn't mind the shared bathrooms, they were also spotless and as the hotel itself was pretty quiet we never had to wait around for a shower. Look at the recommended restaurants list in the hall as well, it was how we found some really good food!! Me and my friends were travelling all over europe, and this was definetly the best place we stayed at!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Serbia

Great location. Do not expect something too fancy, but it's nice clean place with old and well kept interior and furniture. For that price perfect. We were very satisfied

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • France

great welcoming staff kindness ++ simple but very clean great location relation price/quality ++

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Bulgaria

Perfect location, Spacious and clean room. Helpful and friendly staff. Good value for money.

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

English: Nice hotel. Simple but clean. A lot of families. The lady of the hotel speak many languages: at least french and english. Comfortable noisy beds. Bathroom and toilets on the floor shared by 4 rooms . There is a sink and a bidet in the room. Our room was on the side of the street, but there wasn't too much noise. No television. When you are in a place as Venice, you don't spend your time in the room, so you don't need television. In front of a little supermarket: very practical. Français: L'hôtel était sympa, simple et propre. La dame parle couramment le français. Beaucoups de familles dans la salle de petit déjeuner. Lit confortable mais bruyant. Salle de douche et toilettes à l'étage pour 4 chambres. Lavabo et bidet dans la chambre. Notre chambre donnaient sur la rue, mais il n'y avait pas trop de bruit, ça ne nous a pas empêcher de dormir avec la fenêtre ouverte. Pas de télévision, mais quand on est a Venise, on n'en a pas besoin. Pas trop loin des sites touristiques. En face d'un petit supermarché, ce qui est très pratique.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Hotel Alex was a great value and I would definitely stay here again. We were only there a night but it was in a great location and the woman who checked us in was very nice and quick. The room was a little barren but very clean and definitely worth the amazing price.

4.9 Ordinary
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Thailand

Staff is not that nice.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We had a huge room (sink and bidet, toilet 10 ft away, shower one floor down - all very clean) overlooking the narrow streets. Exceptional value at under 50 Euro/night. 10 minute walk (several small bridges) from bus/train very near Frari Church (google map worthless). In the heart of Venice, yet quiet. Great supermarket across the street and bar/restaurant next to it. Saturday nights can be pretty noisy in Venice near bars, so you may want room on high floor - no elevator but nice stairs. Breakfast minimal typical Italian. Manager is very helpful and spoke fluent English. She even saw us off on departure day.

8.5 Excellent
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

If you get in late, I recommend asking how to find this place ahead of time as Venice can be a maze for newcomers. This place is a very good value and I was surprised that the room was so spacious.

8.1 Very Good
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

The hotel alex is really nice. The staff are lovely and the rooms are clean. TRhe breakfast wasn't great but the price of the room was so good that I really can't complain.Location was GREAT!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

a simple, clean hotel. very well situated. Laddy hosting is charming. Very good relationship price/quality.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Russia

We were four, my husband, my 15-year-old daughter, her friend and me. We stayed in a private room for 4 with shared bathroom. Everything was excellent, nice, cozy room in venetian style, very helpful staff, very good location, good breakfast. If I visit Venice again I'll definitely stay there. Tatiana Belyaeva, St Petersburg, Russia

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

ambiance "pension de famile", un peu kitch et désuet mais tellement adorable ! bien situé, vieille dame charmante et parlant français.

2.6
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Austria

a place to sleep - no more, no less. late check in, so we loosed half day.

6.1 Fair
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Hotel simple, pas très beau et mal insonorisé mais bien pratique pour le prix et la localisation. De plus, il est dans un quartier plutôt animé le soir, mais pas dans une rue bruyante, donc tout a fait vivable. A recommander pour les petits budgets, vu le cout de la vie à Venise, autant ne pas se ruiner en hotels !

9.9 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The hotel was very nice. The street it is located on is very quite. The only problem I had was finding the hotel. Don't let this scare you away, everything is hard to find in Venice. Once you figure things out, it's very well situated. The host was friendly and spoke good English. For this price you can't beat this hotel in Venice. It is located several block from the nearest bus, taxi and train station; for this reason I would not recommend bringing children who cannot carry their own luggage.

7.8 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Argentina

La atención es muy buena al igual que el desayuno, la habitación era confortable y el hotel fue facil de encontrar considerando que es venecia, en frente hay un muy buen supermercado que se puede comprar de todo.

7.7 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

sehr günstig gelegen, ein total super preis-leistungsverhältnis.

7.3 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

pretty good overall. breakfast left something to be desired. our room was on second floor on street side. it had very loud pedestrian noise. beds were good. room was basic but clean. as was the bathroom and shower.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Nice place!Nice people!

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

For a budget minded traveler going to Venice, it doesnt seem to get better than this place.

8.7 Excellent
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Alex hotel, is a very cosi place managed by a very kind madam and his son. The rooms are decorated with nice old fashioned cupboards and stuff. And the localisation is fantastic for those who want to be in the old venice and not next to crowded touristic place. It is a quite sector of the city and within 3 min you get to the beautifull church and it's square called Santa Maria Gloriosa Dei Frari. I highly recommand this quality place which prices are low compared to what you can found.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

the hotel was very clean,in the middle of the venice city and thq relationship between price/quality is very good. the personal of the hotel were very nice.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

We booked Albergo Alex the night before. There was a mix up with the reservations (not due to the Hotel's fault) and we were placed in a similar accommodation. We didn't come to Venice to view a hotel room - there was so much to see outside of the hotel. Bottomline was that the hotel was clean, and in close proximity to the Rialto Bridge and about 15-20 mins walk to Piazza San Marco. Caution to those who have never been to Venice before - this hotel is on a well traveled walking pathway from both the train station and Piazzale Roma (car parking) but you can get lost Very, Very, Very easily if you decide to walk to it. Best advice is to call the hotel desk and follow their directions to use the waterbus system and they will meet you at the waterbus stop. Plus, that would beat having to drag your luggage up and down all the stairs crossing all the canals.

8.9 Excellent
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

perfect with earplugs

8.5 Excellent
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The staff at Hotel Alex were very accomodating and helpful. She was able to reccomend a few places to eat that were close by, and one of them turned out to be great. There is a market across the street that is open till 8 or 9 that is very, very convenient. Breakfast was sufficient and the hotel was all that we could ask for considering the price. Recommend it to singles, couples, or small families.

6.9 Fair
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • New Zealand

This hotel was reasonable for the price and I would probably stay there again if in Venice.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Nos ha encantado nuestra estancia en el hotel, especialmente gracias a la amabilidad y el buen trato recibido por su propietaria, y por el personal del servicio. Un hotel que ofrece lo que incluía en su oferta, muy auténtico y que está situado de manera privilegiada. Mi opinión es que tiene una gran relación precio-calidad.

0.3
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Hotel Alex was not a hotel, it was a disgrace. The bed was broken, could not sleep. No air conditioner, no circulating air, one electric standalone fan per room, not enough. The mattress dipped almost to the floor. Disgusting stay

7.8 Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Latvia

There is apparently nothing to be particularly excited about this hotel, however it was more than adequate for the price asked (45 euros/night for a double room in February). The size of rooms was actually quite a nice surprise for this price category. The furniture is also at least sensible. Bring your own soap/shampoo though (but the towels are provided). Didn't check their breakfast (it is probably quite obvious what should be expected:), but there is a small bar just accross the street and of the type that is more oriented to the locals. You have your own key for street doors, still they don't seem to be that keen on real late comings or goings - extra shutters are put in place later at night.

8.3 Very Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

This hotel is well situated being on a ten minute walk from the bus terminus and yet right in the heart of the city. The hotel has a unique charm with a lost individual identity and infact our stay here really added to the awe inspiring historic city, we loved the hotel. If you are used to insisting on all the modern conveniences such as tv and hairdryer in your room then you may wish to reconsider your choice, but for us the hotel could not have better and lived up to expectation. Only small criticism is that the towels for showering were small. The breakfast was good and we recommend you consider the hotel as it represents good value for Venice and its mood reflects the city well. You are opposite to a small supermarket as Venice isnt cheap should you want anything and also there is a vaperetto stop close by on the grand canal. It is a pity such hotels are not found easily anymore, it is very much what you hope a trip to Italy may offer and I recommend it to the discerning visitor.

8.2 Very Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

A nice, simple accomodation located very central. Will will come back!

6.4 Fair
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Netherlands

It has very good location. The host is very friendly and helpful. The double room is clean and tidy, but it's not so big. Our double bed was made by two single mattresses instead of a double one :(

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Russia

Wonderful place!

7.9 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

We stayed for two nights as part of a touring holiday, the Alex is a good tourist hotel at a bargain price for Venice, it is in a good location with ample reasonably priced bars and restaurants nearby. The rooms and general areas are not modern but who comes to Venice for modern and who comes to Venice to stay in a hotel room all day? The staff were wonderfully polite and spoke good English, the breakfast was simple but sufficient. If you come here with simple expectations then you will have a nice surprise.

7.8 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

good

3.4
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

This was our least favorite place to stay in a two month visit to Europe. The room was very nondescript, not particularly clean, and the beds were not comfortable. It was a noisy location at night when people were walking past, though I cannot blame the hotel for this. I would be more inclined to splurge and get a nicer place next time. The breakfast was good--coffee and fresh croissants and bread. The man who runs Hotel Alex is very nice and accomodating. However, he seems to be in need of additional employees, as he had to be elsewhere during the times we arrived (waited about 30-45 min) and checked out (waited about 20 min). The location was fine, though your directions weren't all that helpful. It was much closer to walk from the Port rather than taking the vaporetto, and less confusing as well.

4.2 Ordinary
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

we liked: central location, kindness/friendliness of staff, affordable cafe across the street (probably the ONLY one in Venice), grocery store across the street we did NOT like: the bed bugs, the dirty room (cigarette butts & dust bunnies), the broken shower head and mildew in the shared shower, sandpaper towels, the lack of soap in dispensers(bring your own),the bread rolls, jam, & coffee "breakfast" (bring your own additives to this "breakfast" Overall, it was the best place we could afford in pricey Venice...if you can afford better, go somewhere else. ps. it's only a 15 minute walk from the train station- good location

7.8 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The accommodations at Hotel Alex were described accurately on the internet site...no disappointment. The continental breakfast was sufficient and a good start to the day. The staff (mom and son) were very cordial and helpful. The location was terrific. The hotel is a very good value and I would reccommend this hotel to anyone who is budget conscious.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Australia

It was beautiful, with a beautiful old lady who ran the place. She set out all the cutlery and served us breakfast and was just a very welcoming and helpful lady! The rooms were great and it's in a nice, quiet area of Venice, away from too many tourists. It's my first time here and I'd definitely come back!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Very welcoming innkeeper. Very clean. Very comfortable bed. My daughter and I were visiting for 2 days. The breakfast was simple fare with very fresh rolls and pastry. Would have appreciated a small bar of soap but there is a neighborhood grocery store across the street. This establishment is in less of a tourist area and more of a residential neighborhood but still an easy walk to all the busier sites.

6.6 Fair
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

Very old and simple hotel, but with a lot of charme. Nice balcony. Supermarket vis-a-vis of the hotel, a nice and cheap bar aside. Not cheap, but sorry, you're in Venice.

7.6 Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

The room was a little bit small but clean. The shared bathroom and restroom were clean. The staff was welcoming and gentle. Generally speeking, a nice stay in Alex. I will recommande it to my friends.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Belgium

Nice hotel ! One of the best choices in Venise.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The only problem we had at Alex was that we requested a double bed, and we got two singles pushed together...made sleeping a bit hard. We really enjoyed the place though, and the woman who mainly runs the front desk and breakfast is very kind and multi-lingual.

5.4 Ordinary
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

If your looking for somewhere to lay your head for cheap you've found the place. cheap is all it has to offer. im not going to insult them the hotel was clean and appropriate for the price. But come on a hotel that has a curfew of 12:30 is unreasonable. i understand its a family run business and they dont want to be awake all night.. get a night porter. Good hotel to get your footing for 1-2 nights but then move on.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

très bon rapport qualité prix. A conseiller vivement.

3.0
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

Propreté douteuse de la chambre , draps troués. La photo sur le site présente une chambre rénovée : la notre ne l'etait pas...Salle de bain sur le palier ... La chambre a couté 135 Euros la nuit... Par contre le personnel etait tres gentil! Dommage ...Petit déjeuner correct.

7.9 Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

The hotel is really simple but also typical, The location is perfect, My room was at the last floor with bathroom in and terrace....It 's just a little old ( it needs more routine maintenance, maybe)...but for just 2-3 nights, paiyng 100.00 Euro x nights (in Venice!!)....it's ok ! Not for fussy people !

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

We were very happy with our stay at Hotel Alex. We are accustomed to warm weather, being from Oklahoma, but even we would have welcomed a single electric fan for sleeping. The management was very helpful and friendly, the breakfasts were excellent, the rooms were spacious and clean. Also, it was easy to find.

7.7 Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Hotel sencillo en la ciudad más bella del mundo. No apto para sibaritas amantes de esancias en habitaciones lujosas pero perfecto para gente que busque un lugar asequible a 2 pasos del puente de Rialto.

6.9 Fair
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Albergo e servizio hanno rispecchiato ciò che era nelle aspettative, nessuna sorpresa se non nel fatto che i sanitari all'interno della camera erano al limite dell'utilizzabilità.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

What a gem of a hotel! We arrived 2 hours early but were well received and allowed to relax in the lounge area chatting to other guests and to leave our luggage. We had booked a triple room but one of our children was not with us and so they reduced our bill accordingly without any request from us, which was excellent. The rooms were beautifully decorated in venetian style and so elegant, with excellent facilities. Our room overlooked the main street so was a little noisy at times as the town clock can be heard chiming and the church bells are rung several times a day but it all added to the charm. The vaporette stop is a very short walk from the hotel but you do need to purchase a ticket first as there is no ticket office there. The shops are numerous and sell all manner of artifacts at reasonable prices and there are sign posts to all major places of interest. I thoroughly recommend this hotel and only wish we could have stayed there longer.

8.0 Very Good
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Germany

Wir waren 2 Nächte im Alex. Lage ist sehr gut, Ausstattung wie beschrieben, einfache aber saubere Unterkunft, und die Matratzen waren sehr gut. Frühstück wirklich sehr gut. Sinnvoll wäre es, die Wegbeschreibung mitauszudrucken bei der Reservierung. Trotzdem habe wir es mit Stadtplan relativ einfach gefunden. Tipp: einfach nur den Schildern Rialto/ San Marco folgen, führen quer durch die Insel, quasi am Hotel vorbei.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

Exceptionally nice hotel in a beautiful location in the city, that for us was an ideal compromise between accessibility (about equidistant from the station, the Rialto Bridge and Fenice Opera House), and was close to a main artery of the city (you can get to within 100 yards of the hotel by following the 'Per Piazzale Roma' signs), but which was in a beautifully unspoilt and quiet part of the city whose services were geared more towards Venetians than tourists (so the businesses around it were tasteful and the prices of meals etc were moderate, while the quality was good). There is a small supermarket over the road, which meant is was easy to buy provisions to make sandwiches etc in the middle of the day, and there was a wonderful old-fashioned bakery about 300 yards away where you could buy a cappuccino and an excellent local pastry. The staff at the hotel were friendly and welcoming and their language competence and communication skills were excellent, and the room was very nice and exactly as shown in the photographs on the website (indeed I think we may have been staying in the actual room pictured!). The breakfast was excellent - fresh bread rolls, apricot croissants and a jug of coffee and hot chocolate - and the cleanliness of the room and the facilities was top class. But the most amazing thing about the Hotel Alex was the price - we paid about the same price to stay slap in the centre of the most beautiful part of Venice (in carnival fortnight!) as we have often paid for average hotels in forgettable cities by the side of some faceless motorway in Italy, Germany - or even France, which is usually cheaper! We could have paid 2-300 euros a night more for our room in other hotels in the city at the same time, but I do not think we could have got a significantly better hotel - or a significantly better location. I could not recommend the Hotel Alex more heartily, and I certainly intend to go back there again... and again... and again! Thank you for a wonderful

7.9 Good
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Spain

the qauality of service and the employees are excellent

8.9 Excellent
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Belgium

Simple but quite correct, clean and wellcome. Spacious rooms with large beds. Close to the Titien Cathedral and Campo dei Frari. Ask for eating tips to the landlord (she. Market shop in front of the hotel, open 7/7

8.9 Excellent
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

VERY GOOD!!

8.5 Excellent
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

This was a very nice little hotel, and fairly easy to find. Actually, the maps on the website got us to the neighborhood and we stumbled upon the hotel from there. The owner is an older lady who speaks very good English and was very helpful. She is near the front desk all day and her son stays around the front desk at night. We stayed in a 4-person room, which was very neat and looked just like the pictures online. But it was not exactly roomy. There wasn't much extra floor space. There was a sink and mirror in our room, and the nice thing about the shared restrooms was the toilet and sink were in a separate room from the shower. There is a tiny supermarket across the street (or sidewalk I should say). There wasn't much noise outside of our window, so that was nice too. Breakfast consisted of coffee, and croissants with butter and jelly. Other things were available for an extra charge. Overall, we had a pleasant stay and had no complaints.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

perfect hotel for this price range, fabulous location (10-15 minutes to walk to any site, including train station). Thank you, Mario and your mom, for the wonderful stay we had in Venice !

9.1 Wonderful!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Ireland

Excellent value for money at 50 euros a night, especially in Venice which is a rip off. The location was good, the staff were very friendly and welcoming. The rooms were clean and nicely furnished. Stayed here for one night and would recommend this hotel. The people of venice were also very friendly.

6.9 Fair
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Israel

Well located, at a walking distance from main attractions. The place was quite although it is in the main waking route. I strongly recommend to enjoy breakfast in a near by café instead. We use a shared bath which was ok but the towels smelled of cigarette smoke which was quite annoying.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Singapore

Alex was 1of the best b&b i have come across.The owner(Mario and mom) &staff were warm &friendly.Breakfast was included & it was very good-very nice warm bread &hot coffee/tea/chocolate was served.But have to shared bath room and its noisy at nite(our room on 3floor).We will return!

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Accueil agréable en français, chambre spacieuse avec petit balcon très appréciable au 2è étage. Hôtel très bien emplacé (à 15min de la Place Saint-Marc) Petit déjeuner simple, sans plus.

7.8 Good
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

This was a nice hotel in Venice. The woman that worked at the desk in the day was very nice and spoke English well. The coffee at breakfast was not very good because I think the milk was old or bad. The noise at night was quite loud because we were on a commonly used path in the area. The room itself was clean and decorated very charmingly. I would stay at this location again. One nice thing about the hotel is the location of a grocery store across from the hotel, that will help you save on food and drink.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Wonderful...I'd recommend it to anyone. The Italian woman who runs the place is very friendly and speaks a good amount of english. The place has a very warm, traditional feel and is ideally located near many shops and resturaunts. She also let us store our baggage after checking out and serverd a traditional breakfast or coffee and pasteries which was included with the room.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Great time.... brilliant location, easy walking access to all main sites and price was fantastic. Family run and very friendly service was excellent, we had a very late check in which went very smoothly. Email communication prior to arrival was also very good and informative. Couldn't ask for more if it was a 5* Hotel.

7.2 Good
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

"Cheap and cheerful" Arrived early evening, difficult to find for Venice novices. (Alex is on Rio Terra)

8.1 Very Good
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

We made a visit to Venice in mid-December and booked 3 different hotels for each of our 3 nights stay. We were traveling light and thought this would be a good way to experience the different areas of Venice and hotels of different price ranges. We stayed at the Alex our second night and it was our least expensive accommodation at 50 euros for a double room with shared bath. We found it to be simple and basic yet still provided us with a large, clean room, a comfortable bed, and was well heated. As mentioned in other reviews, the walls are quite thin and can pose a problem if neighbors are noisy. Sharing a shower with two other rooms on our floor was not a problem as our room had a wash basin and bidet. Breakfast was adequate and the family members who run the hotel were helpful and welcoming. The location was excellent as we especially enjoyed our visit to the nearby Scuola Grande di San Rocco with walls and ceilings decorated by Tintoretto - a must see! Our other two hotels were more expensive (the San Cassiano at 70 euros - very nice, and the Wildner at 120 euros for a lagoon view, OK room with spectacular views) but gave us a good sample of hotels within our budget. We are agreed that the Alex is worth considering on a future visit because of it's good location and very reasonable cost for what you get.

5.9 Ordinary
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Netherlands

Very nice personnel - room was quite simple by absence of radio/TV and toilet/shower

9.4 Outstanding!
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

Hotel Alex is a small hotel in the San Polo area and being in the centre of Venice is extremely handy for places of interest. Near to the Rialto Bridge and two excellent churches Dei Frari and San Polo. San Marco is in walking distance as is the station and bus station. I found it a bit difficult to find at first because of the network of windy streets but found out thst this is the nature of Venice and I loved discovering the little shops as I tried to remember the way. The hotel was very helpfui -emailing directions about buses and waterbuses. Everyone was very friendly. It was warm and cosy and comfortable. Breakfast included of croissants rolls jams and a hot drink.It's the first time I've ever booked a hotel on line and found the whole procedure easy inexpensive and a success.

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Room Details

Hotel Alex has 11 guest rooms. Business travelers visiting the San Polo area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access. Guest rooms are individually furnished, making each stay a unique experience. Bathrooms are outfitted with bidets.

Accommodation Services

  • Extra beds
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Alex

By car
Guests can park their car in Piazzale Roma, then take the vaporetto (public water bus) line 1 or 82 and get off at stop number 10 (San Tomà). Alternatively, from Piazzale Roma you can reach the hotel with a 10-minute walk, following the indications to the Basilica dei Frari church.

By train
The Santa Lucia railway station is only 10 minutes on foot from the hotel. Alternatively, take the vaporetto (public water bus) line 1 or 82 and get off at stop number 10 (San Tomà).

By airplane
From Venice Marco Polo airport, take bus number 5 leaving every 30 minutes for Piazzale Roma. Then follow the above indications.

Distances from Hotel Alex

Frari Square - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
St. Mary of the Friars - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Campo San Polo - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Palazzo Tiepolo - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Church of San Polo - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Palazzo Barbarigo - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Confraternity of St. Roch - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
San Toma Waterbus - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Church of St. Roch - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Mocenigo Palace - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo Grassi - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo Foscari - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Ca' Foscari University of Venice - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Fortuny Museum - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Alex is Venice (VCE-Marco Polo) - 7.6 km / 4.7 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 kilometre.