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Hotel Antica Locanda Al Gambero - Venice

3 star Hotel Venice

Calle dei Fabbri, 4687 San Marco - Venice

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The Antica Locanda Al Gambero is located in the heart of Venice only 165 yards (150 meters) from Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge, maintaining the warmth and charm of a small Venetian-style hotel.

Also close to the shopping district, the casino and the university, this hotel provides its guests with beautiful rooms, complete with private bathrooms and all of the amenities.

Among the amenities and services of this hotel guests will find complimentary wireless Internet access, express check-out, child care at an extra charge, a porter, as well as a piano and a TV in the lobby. The hotel also features a restaurant with an international menu.

Please note that no pets or service animals are allowed at this smoke-free and child-friendly hotel.

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Breakfast at Hotel Antica Locanda Al Gambero

A free buffet breakfast is available between 7:30 AM and 10:00 AM.

Facilities at Hotel Antica Locanda Al Gambero

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Baby sitter
  • Luggage room
  • Personal newspapers
  • Multilingual staff
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge

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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.
  • Children 3 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: between 2 PM and midnight.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

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

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 3 per person, per night for adults; EUR 1.50 per night for guests aged 10-16 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.

A tax is imposed by the city and will be collected 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 and from 1-31 December.

Hotel Antica Locanda Al Gambero is also known as

Al Gambero Hotel
Antica Locanda al Gambero
Antica Locanda Al Gambero Hotel Venice
Antica Locanda Al Gambero Venice
Antica Locanda Al Gambero Hotel

9.3

Clean

9.2

Location

8.5

Quiet

6.6

Spacious

8.5

Service

Hotel Antica Locanda Al Gambero reviews

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Chile

the restaurants is wonderful, Walter ,the maitre is an excellent person, he cares about avery detail, the food is delicious. Only one problem, there is not elevator.

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

Stayed 3 nights in this small, very European hotel. Excellent location, personal service although with minimum services on offer, and fairly decent European-style buffet breakfast. As expected, many stairs to climb, so ask for lower room if you have mobility issues. I'd go back again.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • December 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Hong Kong

We've been staying in Al Gambero for the last 4 to 5 visits to Venice and we will continue to do so in the years to come.

7.4 Good
  • October 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • GB

Lovely room, clean and pretty- great view of canal. Excellent central location. Plentiful breakfast.

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Netherlands

The hotel was very good for my purposes. The staff was very friendly and competent. The room I had was spacious and clean. Everyday fresh sheets were put on the bed and the towels were changed. Breakfast was good (the coffee was excellent). The hotel is conveniently situated: 5 minutes from Piazza San Marco. I will stay here again if I retrurn to Venice.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Excellent location; 10-minute walk from Rialto vaporetto station. Close to Piazza San Marco. Staff friendly and helpful. Nice breakfast.

7.7 Good
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

the breakfast is the weak point of the hotel, quite poor. very clean and well-decorated room. many many stairs to climb, but this happens very often in Venice. I would recommend this hotel, most of all because of the location and the view (on a little canal, at least many of the rooms).

6.5 Fair
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Denmark

Al Gambero represents very well the expected quality of a tree star hotel in Venice. Breakfast was better than most italian hotels in this category. The roof terrace was a great asset, as was the very good restaurant facing the street. Pretty room, good location, extremely easy to find.

7.4 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

We arranged a shuttle to pick us up at the airport and take us directly to the Hotel. When we arrived the door was locked and our driver had to call the owner who does not live on site. We waited for ten minutes for the owner to arrive. The driver was good enough to wait with us. Once he arrived everything was fine. Lift up to the fifth floor. All of our questions were answered. The terrace for breakfast was lovely.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We spent 4 nights in Venice. Staff was very helpful, even when a medical issue cut short our stay. Breakfast was yummy, location is minutes from St. Mark's Plaza and Rialto bridge - convenient walk to almost anywhere in the city. Would definitely stay here again if/when we return to Venice. At night, we could hear the noise on the canal and the restaurant below our room, which is the only reason I rated the quietness a 7.

7.8 Good
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Hong Kong

We like its location, which is just 3 minutes from the Rialto Bridge ( not Rialto Market ) vaporetto stop, and 3 minutes from Piazza San Marco. The price is reasonable and the hotel people are nice. This is the 4th year we've stayed there.

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

The hotel is located along a main street connecting Rialto and San Marco. So while it is very convenient, you can expect some street noise - though mainly during the day (thankfully, it was quiet at night). The hotel is in a charming old building. The walls may be a bit thin though. I could hear a bit my neighbour (eg when they flushed the toilet). But I was not too bothered by that. The staff was very nice. Breakfast was pretty abundant (by the standards of a small hotel). The coffee was good! I got a double room at EUR153 a night (prepaid), which may not be a super bargain, but acceptable considering that it was still high season and the central location of the hotel. All in all a good place to stay (unless you are very sensitive about noise).

7.4 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

Enjoyed our stay other than the "no elevator" & steep staircase.Would be a problem if we had many suitcase pieces.

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

Venice is amazing, and this hotel was wonderful! Although I rated the size of the rooms less than the other categories, I'm sure this is the norm for Venice. The hotel location was great - in between the Rialto bridge and St. Mark's square. The restaurant in the hotel serves up exquisite cuisine for a lovely dinner out. We would stay here again.

7.1 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Ireland

Very good, very clean hotel. Friendly and helpful staff. Conviently located. My second visit to this hotel.

6.4 Fair
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Our room on the 4th floor had a wonderful view of the nearby Campanile beyond the rooftops ... and an active canal below.

7.8 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Netherlands

A very clean and friendly hotel right in the middle of all the tourist action, very close to both S. Marco plaza and the Rialto brigde. If you don't like being surrounded by thousands of tourists perhaps it isn't the best place to be, or perhaps June is the wrong month for you in Venice anyway. I still had an off-season price for the room, so i feel i had a very good deal. I liked the fact that they had free wifi (I brought my own laptop) and they made you a cappuccino at breakfast (although one of the lesser ones i had during my stay in Italy). If I ever return to Venice, I would definitely consider coming back to this hotel.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Hungary

We were really satisfied with the hotel, though the room was small (actually - as I expected to be), and in general the price was high (but for Venice, it is reasonable). Especially many thanks for the genteleman at the receptionist desk, who guided us to a restaurant. In general, I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone, and will return for our next stay.

7.8 Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

The location was great The rooms were bit small The service was good The breackfast is poor

6.7 Fair
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • India

The Hotel was fairly welcoming... The staff were irrelevant to me for the most part, because My stay at the hotel didn't involve much interaction with the staff... but they seemed competent enough.. I love the hotel for it's location.. 7 minute walk from the St Marks Square... And the street that leads up to it is full of nice shops.. and good food.. and a very nice Gelato PLace... My room was a lot more spacious than I had thought it would be.. so that was a pleasant surprise... The breakfast was just about enough to get u to lunch. The only downside was that there was no help to carrry my luggage up 4 flights of stairs.. but then again.. the absence of elevators in Venice is a well-known fact... All in all.. I wudn't mind staying at the hotel again...

9.3 Wonderful!
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The staff at the hotel were wonderful! They gave great suggestions for places to dine and take in the ambiance of Venice. Though the room was on the top floor and very tiny, it was clean and had a nice sized bathroom. A wonderful experience and I'll be back!

8.7 Excellent
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • China

This is our 3rd year at Al Gambero in a row.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

This is one of the cleanest hotels I have ever stayed in, everything sparkled. Staff extremely pleasant and helpful especially the gentleman on the night shift, unfortunately I did not get his name. Hotel is in a great central location easy to reach by foot right off the vaporetto stop at Rialto. I had a single room on the top floor, which may explain why it was small. Some might complain that there is no elevator but I don't mind walking up stairs. The room was very quaint and very quiet. Breakfast was better than the average italian breakfast of a roll with jam. There was a small buffet with cereals, breads and ham and cheese, enough to satisfy most people. I have been to Venice six times and this was my favorite place. It is by no means luxurious or chic but it it is warm, inviting, comfortable and a great value considering the location.I will definitely stay here again when I return.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Brazil

In spit of to be an old building, is an excellent localization about 100 meters from S.Mark Place and Rialto bridge with several facilities arround. I did'nt get acces my e-mail (...com.br). I felt very happy with hotel chosed.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Beautiful little hotel with a great location. The room was elegantly decorated and the bathroom was beautiful. Frankly, this was the best bed we slept in while on this trip in Europe. We'd definitely recommend it to friends.

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

My only negatives are what other people have said - a lot of steps and no lift; and that some rooms are noisy. I was one floor above the ground floor bistro, with outside dining, and the noise coming up was annoying. On the plus side, the location is terrific, and the hotel itself is charming.

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Great week, not to busy. Stairs would be a problem for those not so fit. Good breakfast to set you up for the day. Sky was not working, but with the financial turmoil that week it was a blessing to be in the dark!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

The hotel is very well placed in Venice for exploring the narrow streets and the wide piazzas. It's so close to San Marco and very easy to find from there. We arrived at night on the Vapparetto from the airport and the walk across San Marco and into a narrow street and over the bridges to the hotel was magical. The staff in the Hotel were always friendly and helpful, the night porter being the nicest. The room we had was on the top floor and was perfectly clean. It was a good size with an alcove with a wardrobe and space for the bags, it was nice not to have to look at the bags during our stay. The decor in the room was a bit old fashioned but it is an old hotel and that is one of it's strengths, it is solid and quiet, you can't here any other guests going about their business. The bathroom was a good size, modern and clean. The breakfast was fine, nothing spectacular, but there was enough variety so you wouldn't have the same food every day. I would stay here again and would recommend it to all my friends without fear of the hotel letting me down.

3.7
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

The staff at Hotel Al Gambero are lovely, however I was very disappointed by the room considering how expensive it was. For this reason I would not recommend this hotel. You could definitely find a better and bigger room for the same price.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Denmark

Great hotel. Nice and competent personel. About Venice: the town is just one big museum with huge number of visitors and museum shops

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

All the things others have mentioned are true. There's no lift, Venice is expensive, there is a little noise outside (but not much - we found up on the third floor it didn't bother us at all). But the porter carried our bags upstairs from the first floor reception and the staff were on the whole, very friendly and accommodating. The situation is right in the heart of Venice - it is literally a three minute walk to St Mark's square and only slightly further to the Rialto (with no bridges in between if you have heavy luggage/trolleys). It's true you're not getting a lot of space for your money, but Venice is very pricey, even for Italy and so far as I can see, the Al Gambero was very good value in light of that. The real downside of the city is shockingly poor food and wine at massively inflated prices; which is why many Italians say they 'snack' in Venice. If you can live with that, I'd say the Al Gambero is a good choice for your stay unless you have money to burn...

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Hungary

The location was perfect, between Rialto Bridge and St. Mark Square.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

The only negative element about Al Gambero is the fact there are NO LIFTS! Our room was on the 3rd floor so a bit of a trek coming in and out the spiral stairs every day. We were aware of this bec I read other reviews but do keep it in mind when ur considering this hotel esp if you have accessibility issues. Having said that - the staff were competent, the location was excellent and the rooms were of adequate size. The furnishings of the hotel are quite charming it is described as a 'traditional boutique venetian-hotel' in their brochure and I would agree. Bathroom and room was neat as a pin so can't complain. Venice is a very expensive city (as is most of Italy) so this hotel was great value for money and a great place to hang your hat while you enjoy the sites and attractions that Venice has to offer.

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We had 2 rooms at this hotel and they were very clean and spacious. We were on the side of the hotel that overlooked the restaurant below and we could get a small glimpse of one of the canals. We would watch the gondolas go by and could hear the singers and accordians from our room. When we closed our windows it really cut the sound out. The only issue we had was not knowing about all of the stairs. I had knee surgery 2 1/2 months ago and still managed. You had to go up one flight of stairs (approx 20 steps)to get to reception desk from the hotel entrance. Then 2 more flights up and then down a short hall and then 18 steep steps down to our floor. Our floor was great, a nice common sitting area and only 4 rooms on the floor and we had 2 of them. Luckily the porter was a big help with our 8 bags! (We were going on a 2 week cruise so lots of luggage) I think our wing was an addition to the original building. The beds were okay, not super soft. The included continental breakfast was very nice and the girl that was there was very sweet. We arrived before check in time and our room wasn't ready but they offered to keep our bags for us and did the same thing after we checked out. Free computer and internet use was nice. The location was just perfect...between Rialto Bridge and St. Marks Square. I would definitely stay here again but would be more prepared for the stairs depending on our room location. Pictures of our room and the view were too big to download. Willing to e-mail them if anyone is interested.

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

The hotel is extremely clean, has a good location and excellent staff.I will definetly stay here again. But pack lightly as they unfortunately dont have a lift, so you'll have to carry your bags up stairs.

7.1 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

We found the beds very comfortable. Living on third floor we missed a lift.

7.7 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Rooms were tiny, Venice style but clean and well kept. The hotel staff was friendly and accomodating. I would stay there again.

4.9 Ordinary
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Slovakia

This was my 4th stay in Venice. The hotel was nice but not really worth the very high price.

7.8 Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

I would have no reservation about recommended this Hotel, it offers very good value for the price. Good location.

7.6 Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

This was a nice hotel in a very good location. It was a few minutes walk from both San Marco and Rialto. It was very easy to get to, especially considering that there are many small streets in Venice to get lost. The price was a little on the high side, but it was worth it because of the location. The only downside that we can think of was the noise. Our room was right above a canal and a restaurant. In the morning you could hear dishes banging, people talking loudly, and boat motors. Also, the walls of the hotel are very thin. You can hear people talking in the hallway, the maids cleaning other rooms, and footsteps. This was the only concern we had with this hotel.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

I could not believe the room and facilities offered for the price. As a single traveller I was given a double-bedded room with bathroom, mini-fridge, TV and tea/coffee on offer. The room was furnished beautifully and there was a canal view.Breakfast was terrific - a buffet with lots of choice. I think it was a superior hotel which probably does cheap offers in winter to fill up the rooms. The position between San Marco and Rialto was ideal. Definitely worth checking out.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Finland

The (single) room was very nice and calm. It was very small but included all the things needed. Stuff was very friendly and extremely helpful. The price/quality relationship seems just excellent - especially taking into account the location of the hotel. It is easily reachable from the Marco Polo airport without changes, just a few minutes from both Rialto bridge and St.Marco place. There are very nice restaurants near the hotel, so you will enjoy fish soup in venecian style with a glass of light wine. Anytime I go to Venice again, I will definitely book a room in Al Gambero!

6.6 Fair
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

Great Location, clean, no elevator,could hear water running through pipes, expensive but that could be due to the pre new years rates and it is venice after all.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Belgium

I think that it was my better stay in Venice. Hotel verry well placed just between San Marco and the Rialto bridge.

8.6 Excellent
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • China

The location is very good. Staff is efficient and quite friendly. Price is very reasonable.

7.5 Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

I hope , next time, to meet employees more professional.

8.2 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Very central location, friendly staff.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Loved the hotel and its location halfway between St. Marks Square and Rialto. Staff was wonderful and always very helpful with any requests.

5.6 Ordinary
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The hotel is in a great location. The room was very clean, a bit small, but then it's Venice. The bed was a bit uncomfortable, but you're so tired, you don't notice it much. The hotel does not have an elevator and we were on the 4th floor and had to carry our luggage. Continental breakfast was adequate to start the day. Overall, the stay was comfortable as we didn't stay in our room much anyway. I was most impressed by the cleanliness of the room. Hotel was expensive, but we had already resigned ourselves that Venice is very expensive period. Had a great time. I would recommend this hotel as long as you don't have a lot of lugguge and can climb stairs if you get a room on the 3rd or 4th floor.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Free internet which was nice. A lovely and very good restaurant right downstairs in the same building. Very convenient to San Marco square.

7.8 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Netherlands

I did have a cossy, small room (but with a double bed),on the fourth floor, with a lovely small terrace to sit on, and a very nice bathroom with a bath! The location is excellent.The breakfastroom and breakfast were good too.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

Excellent location-nice breakfast-easy to find-good value. note: the rooms are not huge...if u travel with a lot of luggage u wil find it tight

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Our stay at the Al Gambero was wonderful. This hotel is tucked away in an excellent location right on a small canal. The staff was helpful and very polite.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

This was a repeat stay at this hotel. The location is great, and the hotel is very well maintained. The desk and breakfast room staff are very pleasant and efficient. The lack of an elevator, which seems to distress some guests, just adds to the Venetian charm of the hotel.

4.6 Ordinary
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Another over priced Italy hotel. I booked my first night in a "canal view" room. It was on the canal but we had to lean way out the window to see it. The second night was not a canal view but was better and we still had a canal view. The night staff were rude and kicked me off the internet at midnight (using my own laptop). They were watching TV in the guest lounge at the time! All in all, very nice rooms if you dont mind the bathroom flooding. The hotel is immaculate and good location. The stairs are a challenge with luggage.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

WHAT A GEM! My stay was a delight and there is nothing more one can expect or want from a stay in Venice than that which the Gambero has to offer: clean, cozy, elegant, in the heart of the city, romantic, great breakfast, nice staff, affordable, bathtub to soak those overwalked Venice-exhausted feet. AND, great gelateria right down the street. I live in Italy and was in Venice for a couple of days on a little get away trip and I know the city quite well. It is, unfortunately, as everyone says, a lion's den for horrible, overpriced accommodations (and everything else) run by apathetic and uninterested owners, so the danger truly is high to find yourself in a disaster situation. More so than in any other city, in Venice do NOT risk and go out on a limb or try something new: go with what is tried and true and testified for. TRUST ME. Given that it is in a city which allows so much possibility to mess up, or get swindled, a discovery like the Gambero is even more welcome and appreciated and crucial than it would be anywhere else. Highly, highly reccommend this hotel!!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Great location and service for the price. For those that prefer more than a typical Italian breakfast the offerings are more than usual. The staff is helpful and accomodating. Would not think twice to recommend the hotel to anyone.

5.5 Ordinary
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

This hotel is in an excellent location. However, they advertised that ALL rooms were airconditioned, and had NO air conditioning. I was stuck in this tiny, attic room on the 4th floor (5th floor in the States), and it was so hot! I was sweating every night, and couldn't sleep because I was so uncomfortable (and I am not an overweight person-I'm usually too cold). I was very upset that they didn't even have the advertised amenities. The restaurant downstairs was very good (though overpriced with miniscule portions). The service at the restaurant was excellent.

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Germany

no elevator and very narrow stairs for carrying suitcases.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

Great place to stay in Venice. Short walk distance to Piazza San Marco and Rialto. Rooms very clean and nicely renovated. I would definitely return to this place.

7.7 Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Ideal location. St Mark's Square and the Rialto bridge within a few minutes walk, along with nearest vaporetto stop. Room was clean and relatively spacious (considering we were in Venice). Staff were friendly.

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Belgium

Excellent location. Good description of how to get to the hotel. Disappointing welcoming of lady at reception who was talking on the phone during the whole procedure of registration ( a privaye call presumably, in Italian!!!) Positively surprised by the buffet breakfast. A hotel we already have recommended to other people.(Clean, excellent location, nice breakfast)

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

GREAT LOCATION. Small room, and NO elevator (but this is common in Venice). Very good restaurant downstairs, friendly staff. Wonderful location, on the corner of two small canals, a lovely little footbridge right outside....wow, storybook setting!

8.6 Excellent
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

L'albergo è veramente in una posizione centrale, molto comodo per visitare la città a chi dispone come me di poco tempo. La struttura è veramente pulita e molto curata, le stanze sono ampie. Lo staf dell'albergo è stato molto cortese. L'unica cosa a cui bisogna stare attenti è di non posrtarsi bagagli molto grossi e pesenti perchè le scale sono molte e strette. Ritornerò sicuramente in questo albergo.

7.8 Good
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

Having to climb stairs up to the Reception was a chore for the 79 year old person in our party. No lifts provided! Our triple room was very small. Otherwise, great service and location.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • South Korea

I would stay at this hotel again. The location is good and it has a very good price/quality. The floor is tiled and thus cannot be cleaner. One of the shower nozzles was a little clogged but the other was OK. No elevator but the receptionist helps you to carry your baggage.

8.8 Excellent
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

I would recommend the Hotel to everybody. Located in a perfect place and if I go again I will be there...

9.6 Outstanding!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Brazil

The best possible lovcation, very charming hotel. Excellent breakfast. Thay even served us breakfast after closing time on Christmas Day, out of sheer good will!

8.7 Excellent
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • India

great off-season prices.

7.6 Good
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

A very warm friendly hotel - however as two single females there was no opportunity on line to book a twin room. Neither do friends form part of the drop down list below in "travelled as" section. We asked upon arrival for a twin room and was asked if we could manage for one night and our request would be accomodated the next day. It wasn't. That aside, it was a lovely hotel in a superb location and would not hesitate to use it again if i were to return.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • China

It's my first stay at Al Gambero.Its location is excellent for those who like to explore Venezia all-over by foot because it is almost at the centre point of the city. Moreover, it is extremely easy to access by those arriving by train or coach: after disembarking from the Rialto vaporetto stop just walk staight-ahead through Calle Bembo onto Calle dei Fabbri where the hotel situates- a mere 50 metres or so.Be aware that there's no lift ( it's a 4-storey building ).

7.8 Good
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Switzerland

Nice and quiet. Too much stairs and no lift.

6.7 Fair
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Hotel was very hard to find, bad map on website. Very expensive, but so is all of venice. I would probably not return to this property simply because I would not ever return to Venice.

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Small hotel with small rooms, but exactly as expected. Great location from which to have the Venice experience. We will return when we pass that way again.

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Finland

We enjoyed our stay in Venice and in al Gambero. We were travelling party of 5 (2 kids)and we had ordered 2 bigger rooms with balcony. The check-in went fine and everything was ready though we got only one room with balcony (the other room was otherwise better)and the babycot was in the wrong room to our needs but who would have known. There is no elevator and the stairs are pretty tricky with luggage. Hotel could not offer adapter to regular european standard lap-top(which they promised to get for the next time). venere.com pages praised the restaurant adjoined to al gambero but it was closed for renovation and there was no mentioning about it in venere nor in al gambero pages. But overall it is a quite pleasent hotel with friendly staff. The location is superb and our two year old could not get tired of chasing/feeding the pigeons at San Marco. I will recommend all travellers by plane to take at least one way taxi drive from or to airport. In a hot summer day the water taxi was a very enjoyable trip itself (95 €).

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Greece

EXCELLENT HOTEL RIGHT NEXT TO SAN MARCO SQUARE

7.8 Good
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Room air conditioner was inadequate. No elevator and our family of 5 was put on the 4th floor. Otherwise nice hotel.

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

We were very pleased with the facilities and the location. A short walk to Plaza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge. Like so many European hotels, there are no elevators so be prepared to climb stairs. We stayed on the fourth floor and had a view of the Campanile di San Marco in San Marco. My daughters enjoyed the free Internet access in the group room and the phone booth where they could call friends back home.

8.4 Very Good
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

My only concern with the hotel are the very steep steps to the lobby. It is very difficult to maneuver luggage to check in and to your room if it's on a higher floor.

7.7 Good
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Spain

Hotel Recomendable. Éramos un grupo de 3 adultos, por lo que pedimos una habitación triple. Nos dieron la 414, que tenía un ruido continuo molesto para dormir (las máquinas de aire acondicionado). Al día siguiente pedí cambio, nos asignaron la 312 (que es para 4 personas, bastante más amplia) y resultó que también tenía el ruido, porque daba al mismo lado del edificio. Bueno, pues salvo esa pega que tampoco es tan terrible, porque después de un día andando sin parar caes rendido, el hotel está muy bien. Desayuno más que digno, limpio y agradable. Cuidado los mayores, porque subirte 4 pisos de escalones empinados ¡puede acabar con cualquiera! Un humilde consejo para hacer turismo en Venecia: buscar hotel céntrico: no merece la pena irse lejos por el ahorro de unos euros.

3.8
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Switzerland

The reception staff was not very nice. and breakfast was not very good.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

Great Hotel!I recommend it to whoever wanna be in the heart of Venice enjoyed a very confortable,quiet and charming stay.The only lack is the size of the room,too narrow.However the hotel is fantastic,i hope to go back to it as soon as i can!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Canada

Nice hotel on superb location, friendly staff, free internet. Breakfast is not really worth it, though.

8.9 Excellent
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Low score on cleanliness due to long-term accumulation of dust on unused top shelf of wardrobe and on minibar shelf. This is our only complaint - the hotel and staff were excellent! Great location!

8.5 Excellent
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Brazil

I really enjoyed my stay in Venice at Al Gambero. The location is perfect and the rooms are really clean and well equiped. I just want to make an observation: they don't mention the unexistence of a lift in the hotel building.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

After canvassing a number of hotels, we decided on Al Gambero based on the positive feedback we read on the website - we were not disappointed. The room, though small by US standard, is very well maintained: clean, with modern amenities, fresh linen, etc. The breakfast is more than adequate given the European type of breakfast. Hotel staff very accomodating. We are an early riser and at 6 am, the receiving area where the computer/internet access was located was still closed but they let us in upon request. Hotel location is superb being halfway the Rialto Bridge and San Marco Square. This hotel and venere website are both highly recommended!! Thanks a lot.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

hotel 3*** con qualità decisamente superiori, ottima accoglienza, posizione, pulizia.perfetto!

8.1 Very Good
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

A good hotel, cheap and near Place San Marco and the stop of Rialto (only 2 minutes walk). Breakfast too soon in the morning. Nothing other to say.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Japan

To consider the price, it's quite excellent for location, service & facility etc.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

We were here in the off-season. Venice in snow was like a dream. The hotel is located in the middle of the San Marco district, at the intersection of a small bridge with a small canal. However, there is boat traffic on the canal, which gives the place a real Venice experience. Coming home to the warm hotel in the middle of snow was always very cosy.

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

Overall, I found the accommodations at Hotel Al Gambero to be very good. The room was small, but clean and well-kept. Staff was friendly, pleasant, and helpful. I would gladly stay there again.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

Although there was miscommunication between us and hotel (the receptionist could not find our reservatio! but managed to give us a room), we did enjoy the stay. Very conveniently located just between Realto and St Mark's square. Easy access to waterbus. Room was clean and staff are helpful. Do reccomend.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent choice--convenient to everything, particularly clean, rooms well serviced and nicely decorated, great night's sleep. Staff very helpful at all times of day (or night), great customer service, speak impeccable English. Made for a great first visit to Venice. Two slight negatives: --No lift for luggage and steep stairs make for a trek to the fourth floor :) --Breakfast ends at 9:30 (Could have used an extra 30 minutes several mornings, buth there is a nice, inexpensive cafe nearby down Calle dei Fabbri toward San Marco if you happen to miss breakfast) Still, highly recommended and I would stay there again. You could pay a lot more and not get any better.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

Nice hotel, despite of the small size of rooms. Nice employees, always ready to answer any request. Only one weakness: noise insulation is bad, so, when your neighbours are a bit noisy, then you take immediate profit of their discussion. Global good impression ; I would recommend this hotel.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

If you would like one of the most pleasant stays in Italy, this is definitely the place to stay. The staff is the best for any of your needs. The room was the BEST in Italy, and we traveled a month throughout the country. I want to thank the staff and hotel for making my stay in Venice the best experience in Italy. I will return some day and will be delighted to stay in your hotel again.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

My room was clean and nicely decorated. Amenities such as stationary and coffee were provided. The staff was helpful and courteous. The location was great and the price for Venice in the middle of August can't be beat! Check out the restaurant downstairs.

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was welcoming and staff were extremely helpful. Rooms were clean and generally well equipped. En suite was clean, spacious and had modern facilities. Breakfast was basic with cereal and limited bread but adequate and the tray in the room was not always stocked with tea, coffee etc. Location was excellent - very central yet quiet. Even at the end of a long day we just about coped with the 4 flights of stairs. Very enjoyable short break.

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

We stayed at 'Al Gambero' for three nights and we found the staff extremely helpful. The rooms were nice, quite spacious and very clean. Venise is a very expensive city and some other hotel are ludicrously priced but 'Al Gambero' offers good value for money. It is also very well situated (5 munites walking distance from Saint Peter's square). We will definitely stay there again next time we go to Venice.

7.9 Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The Gambero is ideally situated in Venice for all attractions. The room was clean and cool. Although it was small it had all facilities required for a pleasant stay.

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Hotel Antica Locanda Al Gambero, offering 30 guest rooms with climate control. Televisions with pay movies in each room provide entertainment and relaxation at the end of a busy day. Business travelers visiting the San Marco area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and complimentary newspapers.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with bidets and complimentary toiletries. Minibars, coffee/tea makers and hair dryers can be found in each room to accommodate basic traveling needs. Rooms also include air conditioning and safes.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Pay-Per-View
  • Mini bar
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • TV
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Antica Locanda Al Gambero

By car
The hotel is easily reachable from Piazzale Roma, where guests can leave their cars. Take the vaporetto line 82 or line 1 and get off at the Ponte di Rialto stop after about 20 minutes.

By train
The hotel is 15 minutes by vaporetto, line 82 or line 1, from the Santa Lucia railway station.

By airplane
The Venice airport can be reached in 30 minutes by taxi or by buses leaving from Piazzale Roma.

Distances from Hotel Antica Locanda Al Gambero

San Salvador Church - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Goldoni's House - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
St Mark's Campanile - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Procuratie Vecchie - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Correr Civic Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
St. Mark's Square - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Procuratie Nuove - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
St. Mark's Basilica - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Le Zitelle - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
La Fenice Opera House - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
St. Mark's Clocktower - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Rialto Bridge - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Doge's Palace - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
National Library of St Mark's - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Antica Locanda Al Gambero is Venice (VCE-Marco Polo) - 7.7 km / 4.8 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.