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Ponte dell'Angelo | 5310 Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy (Castello)
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Riva
Ranked #270 of 381 hotels in Venice
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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
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Laguna Beach, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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

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florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

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Portland, Oregon
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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

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Northumberland
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21 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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

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Louisville, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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

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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

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Metropolis, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

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Redlands, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

Hotel Riva is in a good location and the staff was courteous and friendly. The room we had was on the 4th floor and it was difficult carrying luggage up four flights of stairs (no elevator). It was also warm and humid when we visited so I was drenched after that exercise. The room was tiny. We shared a common... More

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

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