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San Polo 2542 | Fondamenta Contarini, 30125 Venice, Italy (San Polo)
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Oltre Il Giardino
Ranked #6 of 382 hotels in Venice
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I took my mum to Venice for her 70th birthday, as it is somewhere we've both always wanted to visit. I spent approximately 3 months on and off researching places to stay, mainly because I was spending a fair amount of money on the trip and didn't want to be disappointed. At Oltre Il Giardino we were not disappointed. This... More

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New York City, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Oltre Il Giardino--once the private home of Alma Mahler, widow of composer Gustav Mahler--is quiet, gracious, and timeless. The property sits right at the edge of a canal, so you can take a private water taxi to the front door. It's also a 15 minute walk from the train station, with a good map. And the continental buffet breakfast was... More

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New York City
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

First let me say that we are giving Oltre Il Giardino a 4-rating because many folks believe that 5 means a "5-star resort", this is not…it is a bed & breakfast, so travelers should not be confused that this is a 5-star hotel It is a 6-room home, that gives you such a wonderful respite from the hustle and bustle... More

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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93 reviews 93 reviews
18 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've been coming to hotel in February for the past 3 years. It is a real treasure, off of the beaten track. Rooms are large and comfortable and reasonably priced for Venice, with a good breakfast included. Hotel staff is super friendly and always ready to help. Location is absolutely marvelous as its the right balance between being close enough... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Beautiful hotel! Lovely people! We stayed for two nights and got upgraded to a suite which was a fantastic start! Not only that but the staff were lovely and the breakfast served in the garden was delicious would 100% recommend and definitely go back!

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New York City, New York
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40 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I recently stayed at this B&B for just over a week. I had a suite (last room left at the time I booked) that was on the second floor and overlooked the garden (although the hotel is located along a small canal, I was told that none of the rooms had a water view). My room was the turquoise/turchese room... More

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Los Angeles
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80 reviews 80 reviews
13 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This was the perfect place to retreat to after a hard day of pavements, dodging tourists and eating way too much food. Our host and helper Lorenzo was most courteous and our afternoon teas, spritz and book reading in the lounge gave this poor girl from LA a wonderful feeling of my own home away from home. The decor, breakfast,... More

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Santa Fe, NM
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115 reviews 115 reviews
38 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I am not sure whether this last trip was our 6th or 7th extended stay, but, as always our stay was perfect in every way. We can't say enough about the professional and courteous staff, the perfect location - can walk to almost any part of Venice (and the train station) if so inclined. Looking forward to our September stay.... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We loved this hotel although it wasn't exactly what we'd expected from the reviews. I think we'd expected something grander and it was more like a very exclusive B & B. The staff were fantastic - very welcoming but didn't impose on you at all - they were there if you needed them but didn't crowd you. This is the... More

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Address: San Polo 2542 | Fondamenta Contarini, 30125 Venice, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > San Polo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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The house, which once belonged to Alma Mahler, the composer's widow who lived there in the 1920's, lies next to a small canal just a stone’s throw from the Church of the Frari, has now been turned into an exclusive but homely retreat. This enchanting place in the hearth of Venice offers something unique to those visiting the city. Our guests will feel that they have really found a home away from home. ... more   less 
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