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Antica Locanda Sturion

3.0 of 5 Inn   |   679 San Polo | Calle del Sturion, 30125 Venice, Italy
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Ranked #137 of 417 Venice B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Antica Locanda Sturion has a great location but also good rooms, a lovely and simple breakfast and genuinely good service. Love the views from the breakfast room! The one exception was a rude encounter with staff about whether or not they take American Express (they do but the person who informed us could not have been more rude). That's just... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Charming hotel in great location! Located on the 3rd and 4th floor in one of the old houses at the Rialto bridge. Great view from the dining room of the Grand Canal. Life on the canal can also be followed live on the screen in the dining room. Good and simple breakfast. Slept well! Friendly staff. Recommended for sporty people... More

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Vancouver, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Yes, everyone complains about the stairs, and it is true, it is quite a climb! But its Venice! Embrace and enjoy the lovely nuisance of tiny streets, Venice skyscrapers and all that comes with it! The hotel is nice and clean, the proprietaries also own a restaurant on the other side of the canal where you will get a discount... More

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Locanda_Sturion, Responsabile reception at Antica Locanda Sturion, responded to this review

It's true, the stairs can be a bit of a challenge but as you said "this is Venice". Thanks for sending in a few words of contentment. Glad you enjoyed the lovely food at the Bistrot de Venise. Bye till your next visit. Hopefully! Management & Staff More

Miami, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

From the beginning, Venice is a unique journey. This hotel will add to the experience. This hotel is very old and the layout shows it's age. According to the staff, the hotel was built around the year 1200. Because of its age, it does not have an elevator and you have climb three flight of stairs. While this may sound... More

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Locanda_Sturion, Responsabile reception at Antica Locanda Sturion, responded to this review

Glad you experienced the uniqueness of the city and what the hotel and staff try to offer to guests. Most of all thanks for your consideration of the staff, it was greatly appreciated. We hope to see you again in Venice maybe in the near future. The Management and staff More

Rome, Italy
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Could not ask for anything better. The hotel is immaculately clean, food was excellent and the hotel staff superior. The location too is excellent. located across the Grand Canal from the Rialto dock.

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Locanda_Sturion, Responsabile reception at Antica Locanda Sturion, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how much you appreciated our efforts to make our guests stay as pleasant and memorable as possible. We certainly hope to welcome you again on your next visit to Venice. The management & Staff More

Florence, Italy
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Room and shower were satisfactory. Hospitality, breakfast, location all were excellent. Clean, comfortable, but oh... the stairs. The were chocolates to greet us, and a tea pot, which was nice (although in room 4, there was no plug by the pot, so I had to put it on the night stand or on the floor.) Overall, if you can manage... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

For a treat, booking the more expensive rooms 1 or 2 is worthwhile, so is climbing the stairs... After all, you are in Venice where you'll go up and down many stairs over the numerous bridges. You do not need to carry your luggage up the stairs though as hotel staff will do this for you. But do not forget,... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Great location in San Polo over looking the grand canal also know as a great area for authentic Italian food with lots of restraints an cicheti bars "unique to Venice". The hotel is designed for the more mature guest in decoration and wile staying true to its Venice roots in decor the hotel seems to lack character and charm. The... More

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Vancouver BC
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Great location, unforgettable views, staff that go extra 10 miles for you, old charm décor, good breakfast you will experience if you choose this hotel. We was very happy there shore there are a few little details that some people would not like (stairs, amenities) but once you sitting by the window in your room (or breakfast room that has... More

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Stayed in the later part of august, in room #1 (canal view). Pros: great location, great view, room very spacious, good breakfast, good A/C (we were there on the tail-end of a heat wave, so there was an extra, portable air-conditioner in this room), good wiFi and helpful, friendly, accommodating staff. For me, the loooong flight of stairs was entertaining.... More

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Also Known As:
Antica Locanda Sturion Hotel
Antica Locanda Sturion Hotel Venice
Address: 679 San Polo | Calle del Sturion, 30125 Venice, Italy
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Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #137 of 417 B&Bs / Inns in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Antica Locanda Sturion 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Antica Locanda Sturion," probably Venice’s most ancient hotel still running, is a cosy small Venetian House featuring just 11 rooms. Its decor, the ancient style furniture and the Venetian red damask and brocade make it special, creating a truly traditional unique and cosy feeling. A welcoming place from the past with superb and very impressive views on the Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge from the two Superior Rooms and the beautiful Breakfast Lounge, which is also: - a reading room with a tiny yet well-stocked library boasting a number of books in various languages.- a living room for an afternoon break and taking photos of the magnificent sunsets on the Grand Canal. You have just to take a look in the evening or early morning to breathe the magic of Venice and take a dip in the past and its atmosphere. Truly a breathtaking view! This Boutique Hotel is a small and well-established family business run by Nicole, Manuela, Helen and Flavia, who will do all their best to provide you with specific suggestions and advice for an unusual and intriguingly unique approach to our town. And in all our old-style rooms you will find the kettle to prepare a good cup of tea or coffee with complimentary cookies to rest after a long city tour. In a nutshell the right place to breath a truly Venetian and romantic atmosphere. As there is no lift to reach the Locanda, situated on the top floor of an Ancient Palace on the Grand Canal, we want our Guest to be aware they have to climb a long stairs, but our bellman Giuseppe will be happy to help you carrying upstairs your heaviest items. The hotel is smoke-free. Recall that the hotel offers breakfast for Celiac (Gluten Free) Features:- Gluten-free breakfast for Celiac.- Bar- Breakfast buffet: 08:00 am to 9:30 am- Kettle with Tea & Coffee & Biscuits in all rooms- Check out: 11:00 am- Check in 02:00 pm on- Our restaurant "Bistrot de Venise"- Our Residenza Bistrot de Venise flats- Our 3 star Hotel Antica Locanda al Gambero in St. Mark's area Facilities:- Breakfast for Celiac (Gluten Free)- Library in several languages, dedicated to Venice’s history and art.- Parking, special Garage agreement in Piazzale Roma- 10% discount at TripAadvisor & Michelin Top rated "Bistrot de Venise"- Internet Point: complimentary- Free Internet Wi-Fi: complimentary- I-Pad: complimentary use for our Guests (if available)- Fax service- Classical Music Concerts: schedules and booking- Tourist information of any kind- Tour of Murano glassworks and the Laguna islands, schedules and booking- Baggage room- Paid transfer service on request. Let us lead you to the discovery of Venice’s most secret and hidden spots:- Top secret Venice; an unusual walk with an authorized guide- Exploring Venice by Night; a night walk with an authorized guide- A full day on a "Bragozzo" boat, including lunch on board and various excursions- Discover the vineyards on the Laguna islands with Rebecca- Pescaturismo (recreational fishing) with Burano’s fishermen and Rebecca- Guided eno-gastronomic tours in the Prosecco hills- Introducing Amarone wine: guided oenological tours- Venice’s Cuisine and Historic Wines with Sara (guide –sommelier )- Meet Venice’s last true craftsmen with Valentina and Rebecca- Mysterious Venice: ghosts and legends; a walk with an authorized guide. ... more   less 
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