'Locanda Barbarigo was a good place to stay, ideal situation and the staff were very helful throughout. They provided Geraldine with cereal, bread etc all gluten free so can be safely recommended for coeliacs. We think you should have no qualms about recommending the hotel but if possible go for the better room with partial canal view. The high spot was a performance of Rigoletto we went to in the Palazzo next door, with a small audience and moving around the rooms with the acts.' Joe & Geraldine August 2015
"We had a Superior room with a view onto a canal in this charming small B&B just a few minutes from St. Mark's Square and Accademy Bridge. All the furnishings typically Venetian which is just what we wanted, so much so that when we visited friends in a big modern hotel we were very pleased with our choice! " Hillary & Nick July 2013
"We had a large room for the whole stay for the originale rate which we really appreciated. We loved the decor, especially the chandeliers - and the gluten free breakfasts were perfect. The setting was magical and only 10 mins from the Culture Centre as you had predicted." Elizabeth & Nigel May 2013
"Charming and peaceful retreat in the heart of Venice in keeping with true venetian style. We received excellent service in the hotel including gluten free breakfasts which were very welcome as was the recommendation of a local restaurant (A Beccafico) which serves amazing food with good gluten free options." Sue & Ian July 2012
Locanda Barbarigo is a completely refurbished noble palazzo dating back to the 17th century in a narrow street by a small canal typical of Venice, away from the main tourist routes but at the same time very central. On entrance to the hotel there is a tiny reception area, stairs up to the hall and breakfast room and just 8 bedrooms all with ensuite bathroom most of them taking up to 4 beds. The Superior rooms are furnished with Venetian style furniture and original flooring. In the evenings it is fun to wander round Venice and eat in one of the many restaurants throughout the city. Whatever time of year you visit, allow yourself to be fascinated by this wonderful city steeped in history, with its canals bustling with boats, its narrow streets and bridges.
No matter the length of stay, the first places that come to mind when visiting Venice are in fact St. Mark’s Square with its Campanile (bell tower) the Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, the area around the Rialto Bridge and then a trip to the islands of Murano famous for its glass, Burano for its brightly coloured houses and lace making and Torcello. The longer your stay the more you can take in the architecture of the historical buildings, the churches and museums; the Gallerie dell’Accademia (the gallery of fine arts), the Arsenale enclosed by its medieval wall, the Ghetto (Jewish quarter) in the Canneregio district to name just a few places well worth a visit. However probably the best way to see Venice and get the feel of this wonderful city is to just wander round the narrow streets and across the bridges away from the main tourist areas. You will find an abundance of small restaurants to choose from and if the locals are eating there, the food will certainly be good!
For those of you who need a gluten free diet the following 3 restaurants have been recommended by people who have eaten there: 'Ristorante A Beccafico' in Campo Morosini -S. Stefano; 'Da Raffaele' on Fondament De Le Ostreghe; 'Hotel Messner Ristorante' Dorsoduro 216/237.
In the hotel
Reception – largehall/breakfast room – tourist information - airport transfers (for a fee)
N.B. There are 2 flights of stairs in hotel and NO lift.
In the bedrooms
8 Classic and Superior rooms with views onto a small canal or inner courtyard – TV sat – telephone (to receive calls) – minibar – safe deposit box – heating – air conditioning – bathrooms with sh/wc – hairdryer.
Superior rooms decorated in Venetian style with original or parquet flooring.
Water bus (vaporetto) – museums – shops – bars – restaurants – churches – excursions to islands (Murano, Burano,Torcello) – St. Mark’s Square - airport – train station.
How to arrive
Airports: Venice Marco Polo or Treviso
(Daily low cost flights to Venice or Treviso from several UK airports)
From Venice airport public service Alilaguna (orange line) to S. Maria del Giglio (last stop). The boat leaves every 30 mins from the airport and the journey takes 72 mins. Once off the boat walk to the Campo S. Maria del Giglio and then as below.
Otherwise water taxi (approx 45 mins) to St Mark’s Square or bus to Piazzale Roma and then waterbus no 1 as below.
From Venice Treviso bus to Piazzale Roma and then waterbus (vaporetto).
From train station Santa Lucia , Piazzale Roma or Tronchetto Take water bus (vaporetto) no 1 and get off at S. Maria del Giglio. (35 mins). Walk to the Campo S. Maria del Giglio, turn left, over small bridge and into Fondamenta Duodo o Barbarigo. Very narrow street. Hotel at number 2503/A beside the canal.
Suitable for coeliac: Yes
Check In: Any day 12.00 - 19.00
Check Out: Any day 10.30
Prices are based on a double/twin room rate per day bed & breakfast. All rooms are en suite.
Gluten free breakfast available at a €5,00 supplement per person per day.
PRICES and AVAILABILITY ON REQUEST
Tourist/city tax of €3,00 per person per day should be paid direct to the hotel.
All prices are in €uro. Right now €uro 1 is equivalent to approx £0.88. If there is any significant change within the next few months a new sterling guide will be added