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Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro

#74 of 383 Hotels in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Castello 2926, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Ranked #74 of 383 Hotels in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed in room 501. It's enormous. My wife, 2 children and I had plenty of room. Wifi was adequate. You're in a good spot for fairly quick water bus but it's a little walk to get to the big attractions. Fine - unless it's 37c as it was when we were there =) Enjoy!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the location of this hotel off the beaten path. Our walk to and fro was entertaining and less than the ten minutes everyone suggested. There is a great little local store on the same street for snacks, colas, and wine. The check in was a little strange in that they requested photo copies of all of our passports.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for 2 nights with family. The former palace of the famous venzian Contarini family (counting 6 doges in its family tree) makes a great place to stay while you explore the floating city. Our appartment was clean and spacious. Having been refurbished not so long ago with antique furniture, we enjoyed the stay. Before arrival I had some mail... More 

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Deerfield Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed overnight at this lovely hotel while visiting Venice. It is a beautiful palace among the maze streets of Venice. The rooms are very comfortable, the bathrooms very clean and we were upgraded to an apartment with a very nice kitchen area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only spent one night, but enjoyed the the sense of sneaking off to a quiet corner away from all the people and activity of Venice (which I loved!). In truth it's just far enough to be out of the way but still close enough to walk to San Marco in 15 minutes.The building is beautiful with a lovely courtyard in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Stayed here for two nights and what a pleasure it was. This was easy enough to find from the Ospidale water bus drop-off, with it being a 5-10 minute walk from here. I was expecting space to be a premium in the city, but the room was very big, actually being more of an apartment with separate bedroom; dining and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

we have just returned from our three day wedding, held at the Palazzo Contarini. We had been planning this for 18 months and I can not tell you how fantastic both the venue and the staff were. Davide Satta worked tirelessly with us to plan each detail and make our 70 guests feel totally welcome. He was the recipient of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My wife and I held our wedding here on 26th May. We had a 3 day wedding with party on day 1, with excellent food and drinks for 70 people, then the wedding with jazz band and disco and a party on day 3. We had a mixed bag of weather, but the various spaces, ( garden, Corte, lobby and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

The staff was nice. The room was large, plenty of space. We also had the upstairs loft. Very neat furniture. It all looks antique so the room has much more character to it. The garden out back is peaceful. Restaurants in walking distance. Away from the crowds of main Venice. But, the air conditioning, both units, was broken in our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We stayed for 3 nights in Venice and this hotel was perfect. They provided a very detailed map and outlined the sites to see and how to get to them. After our first day we could get around easily and the map was the best piece of equipment we could have had while in Venice. The hotel is unique as... 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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