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Hotel Pausania

2824 Dorsoduro | Fondamenta Gerardini, 30123 Venice, Italy
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Ranked #160 of 384 Hotels in Venice
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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46 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is located in a quieter part of Venice. We found the location excellent, easy to get to from public transportation (a short walk). The room was very clean and a great experience for our first night in Venice and Italy. The room and good art work including a fresco on the ceiling. The room was large for a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reviews seemed to vary quite wildly on here so I wasn't sure what to expect. Quite simply Hotel Pausania was a wonderful surprise. It is a beautiful 14th Century Palazzo in the Dorsoduro district within a stone's throw of countless great value and delicious restaurants. I went with my Mum and we both had single rooms. I was expecting to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With the exception of the extremely rude desk clerk the place was great. Exactly what we expected. Thankfully the older women on the desk was only there on our arrival and departure days. Everyone else was wonderful. The rooms were wonderful, very clean and quirky! This property was built in the 14th century so some things in the bathrooms were... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After studying various hotels and reviews, I decided on the Pausania as a romantic hotel with interesting historical features. Looking at photos for the hotel I saw chandeliers and paintings, just the hotel to celebrate our 1st wedding anniversary. Or so I thought. The hotel is situated in a lovely spot in Dosoduro,but the room we were given was nothing... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By chance rather than design we had a magnificent room with a painted ceiling overlooking the canal. There is a wonderful view of the Carmini to be had from the balcony of the lounge/landing. The hotel is close to the Ca' Rezonico vaporetto stop, on the Dorsoduoro, so the crowds are of students, not the day trippers who have totally... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our 2nd stay at the Hotel Pausania, this time accompanied by our son and daughter in law on their first visit to Venice.The hotel staff are very friendly and helpful and on this visit arranged a private water taxi from the airport to the hotel passing San Marco and via the Grand Canal,on a bright sunny day it... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I notice the hotel respond to bad reviews by saying "why didn't you tell us at the time?" We did tell them at the time and they were very rude. Firstly, the room was filthy; marks on walls, spillage not cleaned up, marks in the bathroom and mould, not to mention water leaks all over the ceiling and a paper... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Lovely building with a pretty courtyard, quite easy to find on a minor canal, couple of minutes’ walk from Ca’ Rezzonico Vaporetto stop. We think we had one of the best rooms, overlooking the canal, with a reproduction on the ceiling of what we later discovered to be the Scuola Grande dei Carmini (which helped us to work out who... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is a wonderful and welcoming hotel and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The lovely staircase and the views from the main balcony are particularly memorable. If at all possible we would love to return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This was our first time in Venice and the hotel was selected from the British Airways City Break site. I chose this as a surprise break for my wife and liked the look of the hotel which was originally an old merchants house. The location is excellent, by the side of one of the quieter canals but centrally located near... More 

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