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Gardena Hotel

Santa Croce 239, 30135 Venice, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

My favorite part of this hotel was the location, we had no trouble locating it upon arriving by bus to Venice. The rooms were clean and I loved the overall vibe/decor of the hotel. Breakfast is a standard European continental breakfast but it is clean and enjoyable-plus the employees promptly take your order for coffee and drinks. I definitely would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Just directly across the canal from the Santa Lucia train station, it was a cinch to walk to the hotel after getting off the train from Firenze. Bring a map and you won't miss it. (Note this is also close to the area of Venice where the cars are so that was convenient when we had to catch a taxi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We loved this hotel. The location was great. We arrived at night so it was important to be able to find it with ease, which we did. The room was beautiful and so clean, I can not fault it in any way. The staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast room was delightful and offered a good selection. We would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We were very fortunate to have stayed in Hotel Gardena as it was very close to Venice Santa Lucia train station. There were two big luggages with two back packs that we carried from Rome & Florence. Since the porter service was ridiculously expensive for budget traveller like us, we were lucky to have stayed at the hotel nearby. Only... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

This was my third stop during my Italian vacation. Booked this hotel because it was close to the Santa Lucia train station, the price fits my budget and value for money as it comes with breakfasts. Didn't know what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised upon reaching the lobby. Though the lobby is small but it was beautiful and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Stayed one night after arriving by train and leaving by ship the next day. Our room on third floor was newly renovated and although small very exquisite and sparkling clean with snow white linen and good aircon. Our friends had a room on lower floor and not in the same class - needed urgent renovation. We paid $146 Aust for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The room was clean, but small -- though the bathroom was huge. We were given a terrible location right behind the front desk and our door opened onto the lobby. But we were too tired to argue with them. The front desk staff are nice but give poor recommendations for restaurants. The breakfast is good with a protein of eggs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

First of all, the location is great. It is nearly across the Grand Canal from the train station, but few doors down a side canal so that you escape all the traffic and noise from coming right in front of the hotel. This was a very updated hotel with a sizable, comfortable room and modern bathroom with a full tub... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We followed another TripAdvisor's directions to get to the hotel and got turned around-- no one knew where the hotel was even though we were 1/2 block away. TIP: Turn right out of the station, go over the HUGE glass bridge, then bear hard left at the Bus Stop just on the other side of the bridge and go over... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This is a lovely small hotel across the canal from the train station, easily accessed over either of the nearby bridges (although best to take a left out of the train station to the Pont degli Scalzi, then turn right. You will take a left before the next bridge, and a short walk and you arrive. It is also very... More 

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Santa Croce
Santa Croce gained importance as a sestiere (district) when Piazzale Roma was created in the 1930s to bring cars and buses close to the center of Venice. Constitution Bridge spans the Grand Canal linking Piazzale Roma to the train station. This area buzzes with energy from travelers and students. Historic palaces and former industrial buildings house some departments of Ca' Foscari and IUAV Architecture universities. On the Fondaco dei Turchi, Venice's Museum of Natural History offers Venetians prehistoric thrills, plus an overview of lagoon fish and wildlife. The Grand Canal, northern boundary of Santa Croce, is lined with palaces and decorated by the tall green dome of San Simeon Piccolo. Ca' Pesaro attracts Venetians to its contemporary art exhibitions. The Grand Canal exposes only one face of these buildings. On the opposite side, the palace often interacts with a square or a busy street to represent its neighborhood identity.
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