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“Overpriced but good location” 2 of 5 stars
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Antico Panada
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   San Marco, 646, 30124 Venice, Italy (San Marco)   |  
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Ranked #283 of 382 hotels in Venice
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“Overpriced but good location”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Do not let the professional photos fool you. It looks grand and spacious but it is quite small and cramped. We stayed for three nights and found it to be a very average hotel for the price. The room we had was ok, but due for new flooring and wall coverings. I did appreciate that it was supposed to look "antique" and the painted headboard, desk and end tables gave it a unique feel. The best thing was the location (literally steps from San Marco Piazza). Our room was located at the front of the hotel and it was very noisy at night. We didn't spend a great deal of time in the room, but one of the annoying things was that the room key card needed to be inserted into a slot on the wall in order for the electricity in the room to work. If one person wished to be out of the room, the other had to stay awake in order to let the other back in. They staff refused to give us more than one card. There was no wifi in the room, only in the common area downstairs, so this was very inconvenient. There were also no electrical outlets in our room that worked with our adapters (the configuration looked like a long, thin USB port) so recharging phones and such had to be done in the bathroom using the razor outlet, or in the common room. The bathroom was large and modern, at least. I believe there are other, less pricey places to stay that had just as much if not more to offer, and I should have done more research. In retrospect, being close to San Marco's was ok, but it really didn't make a difference in how much we saw of Venice and it probably added to the noise at night. I was hoping for a very nice hotel as a treat from the more budget conscious places I had chosen in other cities. I was very disappointed.

Room Tip: If you stay here, ask for a room that is quiet. I can't say that a room in the back would be bet...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We arrive at the hotel and are very impressed with the location. The morning staff are courteous and ready for us. Then we are shown to our room...via various lifts, winding corridors, connecting doors. We were never able to find it again without a map! When we approached the afternoon Manager about this he was off hand and dismissed us as idiots. The room itself was small (supposed to be a "family room", tired but clean. It was very noisy, but that's to be expected in that area near to St Marks square. Breakfast was nothing short of mean - a few slices of meat, cheese or bread (for toasting if you had time to put it through the toaster 6 or 7 times), a cereal or two, yogurt and some cheap looking buns in a basket on your table. The dining room was crowded and we were offered coffee which tasted like yesterday's dregs. We never ate breakfast after day one but were still charged 8 euros for it. All in all the worst hotel in our entire trip around central and northern Italy. I'd never stay there again!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Nice hotel but hard to find but every hotel is in venices small narrow streets.Stylish venetian decor throughout hotel.staff seemed friendly enough. Never had breakfast so cant comment on that.great location for san marco

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Most expensive and worst hotel we stayed at on our tour of Northern Italy. Needed a Sat Nav to find the room. Had to ask the reception staff to draw us a map. Breakfast was the real low point and there is no excuse for this in a country full of good food. We only tried breakfast once then didn't bother but still paid for it. The room was ok but had mould on the ceiling.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

This hotel is very confusing -- the rooms could be in other buildings and there are endless corridors & stairs with little signage (we got lost more than once!) to reach our rooms in level 5 -- at the attic. We booked 2 rooms and asked for "a room with a view", but little did we know that we had to play hide and seek just to get a room with a view... which isn't really a great view, just the top silhouette of Basilica San Marco from the little window on our attic rooms.

Imagine a family of four with 5 big & heavy suitcases and 4 cabin luggages... and we had
Thank goodness for Carlo, the bell boy, who helped us with the luggages! What would we do without Carlo? Poor him though for having to lift all our heavy luggages up the stairs to our rooms.

Because our rooms were so far away from the reception (we had to take 2 lifts, climbed some stairs, and walked through endless corridors to reach our rooms somewhere in the next building or so), we needed 2 keys each room for each person, but the reception could only give 1 key each room, resulting to difficulties in entering the room for those who didn't have the key.
AC was too hot in one room, and too cold in another room.

The wifi wasn't working well most of the time, and couldn't reach our rooms since we were too far away.

Breakfast is mediocre in a very cramped room.

The only nice thing is the location, but there are plenty of other hotels in the same location with the same price (for instance: Best Western Montecarlo or Comfort Hotel Diana -- both right in front of Antico Panada). Now that I know and have plenty of other choices, I wouldn't stay here again.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I can actually not believe that I have not written this review before, but I only realised it tonight as I was looking for the name of the hotel for somebody who is going to Venice.

We stayed at the Hotel Antico Panada in April 2011. It was absolutely fabulous. The rooms were a tad small but not too small. Our bathroom was nice and spacious.

The most important thing that I remember about this hotel is the location!!!! it is fab, fab, fab...!!!!! Imagine staying 20m from the most important square in Venice!!!! Glorious.

Even if you do not like the breakfast, size of the room, etc. I'd say it is still worth it, because of the location.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: San Marco, 646, 30124 Venice, Italy
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Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > San Marco
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #283 of 382 hotels in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Antico Panada 3*
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