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Hotel Fontana

#78 of 384 Hotels in Venice
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Campo San Provolo - Castello 4701, 30122 Venice, Italy
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cairns, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just about to depart our 3 night stay at the hotel which is family run and the people are lovely. All reviews pretty much say the same. We were in room 2 right at the front we did have wifi access in our room. I would have sacrificed this for a room in the back, we had noise from tourists... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By no means a luxury hotel, but in a great location for the biennale and sightseeing. Comfortable, clean, spacious room. Great to have the bar area in the evenings to relax or work in with a drink. My only concern was security - as the room keys were very easily accessed from behind the front desk. Very friendly staff.

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Maple, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Hotel Fontana is a cute little friendly family run hotel. It's not really fancy but the location is fantastic. We walked everywhere. Short distance from St. Marks and there are literally restaurants right in front of the hotel and if you tell them you are staying at Hotel Fontana they give you a discount. The breakfast wasn't elaborate but it... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Hotel Fontana is perfectly situated a few minutes from the attractions of Saint Mark's Square and the San Zaccaria vaporetti stop, yet just far enough away to avoid the crush of tourists. My room was on the fourth floor, very quiet, and the elevator is fast. The room was clean and comfortable. The family members who manage the hotel are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The hotel is located in convenient walking distance from St. Marks and the staff were friendly and helpful. Our room was located just up from the lobby so was noisy in the early morning but overall the hotel was a great value.

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

What a lovely, friendly, family run hotel. Ok so it's not the most luxurious but the location is excellent and the staff couldn't be friendlier or more helpful. It's easy to locate when you come off the vaporetto from the airport (San Zaccaria), no problems with lugging cases through the streets or over bridges. It's literally a couple of minutes... More 

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Second visit to the Fontana for us. Persuaded our friends to come this time. 4 nights in this lovely, family run, hotel, close to St Marks Square. When we visit Venice again this is the place we will stay. Thanks again for helping us have a great visit to your fabulous city.....

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This was our 9th visit to Venice and this is one of the most relaxing hotels we have stayed in. Friendly, helpful staff, family run hotel. Also has a lift which not all Venetian hotels do. The location is very central - just 2 bridges to Piazza San Marco and 2 bridges to Campo Santa Maria Formosa, which is a... More 

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Wakefield, England, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Had an amazing stay here at the Hotel Fontana for two nights from the 24th March 2015. The hotel was in the most ideal location, a great base for venturing around Venice by foot. It was no further than a 3-5 Minute walk to St Marks Square and probably a 15 minute walk to the Rialto Bridge. Shops, restaurants and... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Was a great visit my wife and myself were made to feel very welcome. Strongly recommend the Fontana Hotel . Good location easy to get to all that you need. Restaurants sightseeing everything. Will go back one day.Arrivaderci.

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