In recent years a rising number of boutique hotels and trendy bed and breakfast establishments have opened in Venice. These are often housed in lovely old buildings tucked away from the main streets.
They charge anywhere between €40 and €200 and are extremely popular with visitors returning time after time.
One of the best bed and breakfasts in Venice is the Accademia on Fondamenta Bollani in Dorsoduro. An old-fashioned villa with Victorian furnishings and Gothic touches, this has long been a favourite of the “Room with a View” crowd, and is often booked months in advance. With airy and bright guest rooms, the Accademia once served as the Russian embassy.
The Corte Campana B&B is run by the enthusiastic and helpful Riccardo, who lets out three quiet rooms just behind St. Mark’s Square, with two apartments around the corner. A double room will cost you €125 per night, cash only. There is a 2-night minimum stay, with free internet access at the reception. Tucked away on Calle del Remedio 4410 in Castello, ring the bell at the black gate. The door is across the courtyard on the left wall and the B&B is up three flights of stairs
The Locanda Orseolo is a quaint, restored home with 12 rooms on the Orseolo canal is just a few steps from St. Mark’s Square. The pleasant and helpful staff goes out of their way to make your stay comfortable. Starting at €120 for a double room, a scrumptious breakfast buffet is included in the rate. This Venetian bed and breakfast is highly recommended.
Angelo Scattolin, a modern architect of the modern Hotel Danieli, the Bauer and the Cassa di Risparmio in Campo Manin, used to own this now renovated home on the Grand Canal. The location is perfect, and rooms with a view of the Canal are available for about €100 extra per night. The room rates are on the high end for a B&B, but for location, service and delicious food, the Ca’ Angeli is well worth it!