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Oltre Il Giardino

#10 of 384 Hotels in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
San Polo 2542 | Fondamenta Contarini, 30125 Venice, Italy
Oltre Il Giardino
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Brighton, UK
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for four nights last week, as a treat for my partner's 50th. Did a lot of research and so glad we picked Oltre il Giardino. The best aspects, the wonderful service, the central location yet away from the crowds. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We had such a lovely stay here over the weekend, it could not have been nicer. The staff were so helpful and friendly going that extra mile. The hotel is in a great area of Venice, walking distance to everything. It was also very quiet at night. Our room was beautiful with plenty of space and extremely clean. Thank you... More 

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Rochester, NY
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We stayed at this small hotel for four nights in early November and it truly was perfect. The beds are fantastic, location peaceful and yet highly accessible to all the sights and the decor understated elegance. Couple this with a warm, welcoming and well informed staff, you have a perfect stay!

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New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I can only agree with what others have said about this hotel - it is a very special place and a perfect reflection of the wonderfully romantic and beautiful city of Venice. The fact that we were there with 4 kids and still felt that the hotel was romantic says alot! We would definitely return to this hotel if we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This special place exceeded all my expectations. The location is on a quiet canal hidden behind a garden wall. Just steps from the Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari Basilica and square with several places for dining, cocktails or shopping. It is a quiet retreat that is away from the sometimes overwhelming crowds. Yet close enough to join when you like.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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111 reviews 111 reviews
50 hotel reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We stayed here 4 nights in September. The hotel, its garden and staff all live up to the reviews you will read here. Simply put, it was fantastic. The hotel is very well located - a short walk from the train station and an easy walk to all of Venice. Plenty of amenities are close by. The place is truly... More 

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Santa Fe, NM
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151 reviews 151 reviews
43 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We stay here twice a year and have done so for the the last 5 years or so. Kudos to the wonderful staff - couldn't be more helpful or courteous. Every stay has been perfect! We normally stay for a week or more because the hotel is perfectly located for visiting all of Venice, but also for taking day trips... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I stayed here with my 2 adult children and they were able to accommodate 3 beds in our room. This 6 room hotel is located in ideal spot away from the main tourist area. A 10 min walk from the Piazzalle Roma ( where the taxi’s & buses are ) and a 10/15 min walk to the Rialto bridge and... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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98 reviews 98 reviews
94 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Stayed here for 4 nights in August 2014. Tucked away behind a rather inconspicious entry door, this small hotel has all it takes to relax after a day in busy Venice. Although located fairly centrally (lots of good restaurants nearby, close enough to Rialto and within 10 minutes or so of 2 Vaporetto stops), it is quiet enough to help... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Returning to Oltre Il Giardino each day after walking the streets of Venice is a lovely treat. It is calm and cool and though close to all the main attractions, it is removed enough to be a haven. A lovely garden and excellent staff complete the recipe! This is a small six room hotel, you will walk out the garden... More 

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