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Hotel Fontana

#82 of 384 Hotels in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Campo San Provolo - Castello 4701, 30122 Venice, Italy
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Corvallis, Oregon
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cousins who run the hotel were wonderful and helped us with getting around Venice and exploring the area. The hotel was quiet and neat. There is no internet in the rooms, but there is a small bar area where there is wireless.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed one night in Room 14 (top floor at the back) with my girlfriend. Picked Hotel Fontana mainly for the almost unbeatable location 5 mins from San Marco and reasonable rates. When you get in you'll also find that a cold can of local beer tempts at the price offered. Very friendly service and a comfortable room, don't expect much... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is in a great location but try to get really good directions before you head there if you're not familiar with Venice. It's a basic but very clean hotel. No internet in our room. Restaurant directly across the road is awful. Comfortable stay but disappointed about Internet access

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location of the hotel is perfect, very close to the public transport boats. Very close to shops, and also many choices of restaurants and bars. Also a short walk away from St Marks Square. And easy to access a gondola ride. The service of the hotel was great. They were very friendly and answered all of our questions happily. They... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So privileged to stay in a hotel that has been the family for hundreds and years. This family took their jobs seriously and it showed. The staff were welcoming and professional, the rooms were spacious and clean. The position was perfect for access to St Marks Square, the Piazza, ferries and shopping. There were quality restaurants and bars right outside... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were super nice at this hotel. There was one receptionist who told us we couldn't eat an ice cream in the bar when there was clearly only us there and we just wanted to use the wifi (only available downstairs) but that wasn't a huge issue. The breakfast was a bit poor to be honest but in a... More 

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Coldwater, Michigan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Hotel Fontana had a perfect location, close to St. Mark's area and the Piazza. The Hotel was an elegant older hotel, but exceptionally quaint and clean. Rooms were fine and it was small enough to be intimate with the owners and others. I definitely would recommend it for those looking to tour Venice.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We not only loved Hotel Fontana's wonderful location (close to San Marco's but not too close), We were absolutely enchanted with the warmth and hospitality of the family that runs it. Staying there made us feel connected to Venice and Italy in a more personal way. A special shout-out to Diego for accommodating us when a flight cancellation forced us... More 

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Kankakee, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hotel Fontana. The room was very pleasant, breakfast good, access to beverages was handy, and the staff was quite friendly and helpful. The location was also favorable, since it was close to both the Grand Canal and St. Mark's square, so numerous restaurants andshops were close by, but not too close. Robert's, the restaurant... More 

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Larkspur, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We had a great stay at the Hotel Fontana. Fantastic location within 2 minutes walking of the vaporetto stop and 5 minutes of Piazza San Marco. Wonderful hospitality. Helped with good restaurant recommendations and tickets to a Vivaldi show. The people are very genuine and friendly. We had a family room and it was a good size, comfortable and quiet,... More 

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Staying in Castello

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Castello
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighborhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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