We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save Saved
You added Riva to your Saves list
Ponte dell'Angelo | 5310 Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy (Castello)
Hotel amenities
  • Overview
  • Reviews (121)
  • Photos (57)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Q&A (1)
  • Room tips (10)
  • Location
  • More
Ranked #254 of 382 hotels in Venice
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Venice
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

121 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (10)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been walking past this hotel for 20 plus years and always vow that I am going to stay there next time. Usually I am with a group that would exceed the number of rooms they offer, so we end up at an American chain hotel, or a larger 3 or 4 star in Mestre.. But. I would like... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Laguna Beach, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

I've stayed in the hotel twice with a 15 year interval between visits. The location is excellent - just 5-10 minute walk from St. Mark's. The building and the street are charming, and it is wonderful to see the gondolas passing by from the room window. What I don't like are the tiny rooms (I may not have ever stayed... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

This place is so charming, great value for what you pay. We emailed the hotel directly and requested a corner room on the third floor for the best views. Gondoleros and water taxis go by all day but nights are quiet so no trouble sleeping. Beautiful marble floors, exposed wood beams above and friendly staff. Breakfast is simple but tasty,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
24 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

We stayed two nights at the Riva in a third floor room with a view of one of the main gondola canals.We could lie in our bed and listen to the gondoliers singing and playing. Great atmosphere.Our room was small but cozy and clean. No elevator so you will need to lug your bags. The bathroom had a full shower... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Huntersville, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Had a great experience at this hotel. Our room was on the second floor and had a window that looked out onto the canal. I needed a hair dryer and they were more than happy to loan me one. The room was a good size and was comfortable. The hotel was super close to St. Mark's and really was in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
21 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012 via mobile

Fourth time at the riva, always a nice place to stay; fab location and the lady who runs the place is lovely. Was undergoing a refurb when we were there so we stayed the first night at some apartment a few metres from the main hotel. Breakfast was in a nearby cafe which was ok, except for being mugged for... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Louisville, Kentucky
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

We took the water bus from the airport to St. Marks. It was easy to find the hotel using the map that we had printed out from their web site. We arrived at the hotel early in the morning and were instructed to leave our luggage right there in the lobby while we went out to see the city. And... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Sandpoint, Idaho
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

We booked a corner room with canal view. A day before our scheduled arrival we received an e mail advising us that due to flooding problems we were changed to an inside room. Upon our arrival we asked to see the room before checking in. The clerk made no secret about how put out he was that we would have... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Appleton, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

I have stayed two times in Hotel Riva and enjoyed both visits very much. Very close to the boats and thus moving through crowds with luggage is a small task. The hotel is tucked away so do your homework in finding out where it is. It will surprise you how very close it is to Piazza San Marco and yet... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Metropolis, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

I stayed two nights at the Riva with two sisters. We went to the hotel from the train station by vaporetto and followed Rick Steves' directions, so it was easy to find. Just be sure you get the vaporetto in the direction toward St. Mark's. The hotel is quite close to St. Mark's Square. We are senior citizens, so the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Riva, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Riva? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Riva

Address: Ponte dell'Angelo | 5310 Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Castello
Also Known As:
Riva Hotel Venice
Hotel Riva Venice
Riva Venice

57 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (55)
View from room (10)
Hotel & grounds (10)
Videos (1)
Room/suite (16)
Bathroom (4)
Dining (2)
Other (12)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (3)
Room/suite (1)
Hotel & grounds (1)
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in
any neighborhood
in Venice with
any amenities

Questions & Answers

Here’s what questions travelers have asked, with answers from representatives of Riva and other travelers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Riva staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer