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Locanda Casa Querini

Campo San Giovanni Novo, Castello 4388, Venice, Veneto, 30122, Italy

Liz Humphreys

Close to San Marco but just far enough away to avoid the crowds, on a peaceful campo (square) in Castello where you can enjoy breakfast in the morning and a drink in the evening, this friendly B&B in a 16th-century palazzo has good-sized rooms—and the price is right.

Take advantage of the free water taxi to visit a Murano glass factory.

room

Spacious, if old-fashioned, guest rooms have Venetian-style furnishings with patterned wallpaper and bedspreads and hardwood floors; some have beamed ceilings, too. Most rooms have views of the square below.

YOU SHOULD KNOW There’s one flight of stairs up to reach the guest rooms, though the hotel will help with bags if you ask.

bathroom

Tiled bathrooms have showers only, no tubs.

lobby

It’s just a place to check in—nothing more—but guests do congregate at tables on the charming campo in front of the hotel.

dining

Locanda Casa Querini doesn’t have its own restaurant but does serve a complimentary breakfast either in the breakfast room or outside in the lovely square.

LOCATION

Getting Around

You can pretty much walk anywhere from the B&B, though the San Zaccaria vaporetto stop is also only a 5-minute walk if you want to travel by water.

Restaurants

Il Ridotto (2-minute walk) is one of the tastiest modern Italian eateries in town, with innovative dishes and a great wine list. Book far in advance to try popular Alle Testiere (4-minute walk), which focuses on the freshest seafood dishes and has a daily changing menu. Osteria Al Mascaron (4-minute walk) offers up delicious pasta and other straightforward Italian plates, served alongside a frequently rotating collection of Venetian and international art.

Bars

The wine bar Aciugheta (2-minute walk) specializes in cicchetti (bar snacks)—don’t miss the anchovy (aciugheta) mini-pizzas—paired with a large selection of local vinos. Zanzibar (4-minute walk) is a pleasant place to enjoy aperitivi with views of Santa Maria Formosa church.

WHY WE LIKE IT

There’s nothing fancy about Locanda Casa Querini, but for a reasonable price you get helpful service, ample space, and—best of all—an authentic Venetian square as your home base during your Venice stay. Who could ask for more?

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Casual
Central
Practical Base

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 041-2411294

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