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Hotel Canal Grande
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Santa Croce, 932 | Campo San Simeone Grande, 30135 Venice, Italy (Santa Croce)   |  
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Ranked #10 of 384 Hotels in Venice
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

Mother and daughter travelling. We loved this hotel!! Would definately stay here again. So close to the rail station, easier to get to by water than on foot because of the bridge. One stop to the left by water, or over the bridge to the left by foot. Staff are fantastic.

Stayed November 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Free wifi, breakfast, and a good location. Well appointed rooms. We stayed in annex in San Geremia 406. Outstanding staff. Will stay here again on next trip to Venezia. Good selections for breakfast and very close to train terminal.

Stayed November 2012
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

A little late but couldn't let it pass to write a review for this hotel. We stayed there from Oct. 25th to the 28th and I just have a single word to describe it: "excellent". Little dissapointed we couldn't get a room facing the canal, we stayed at the annex building behind it with no view at all, just an alley facing another building from the second floor. The room was beautiful decorated, loved the shower and the staff was very professional and helpful at all times. They were very pleasant every morning serving breakfast, very helpful with advices about places to go and even helped us carrying our bags to the vaporetto station lending us weather boots since the "aqua alta" was starting to rise. Very close to the train station,( have in mind you have to cross 2 bridges to get there if planning to take a lot of luggage) with lots of places to eat more affordable than the main center. Definitely a place that I would consider to stay again if returning to Venice ( and I'm planning to next year).

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

What a great experience this hotel provides in location, staff, quality, everything. If you stay here you will love it. The staff is exceptional and is a great source of ideas and assistance. Ask for a room that faces the Grand Canal.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

The best features of this hotel are the location and the helpful staff. It is a short walk from the train station. You will learn to appreciate this after you see tourists dragging their luggage all over Venice to get to their hotels. The staff is very polite and helpful. They seem to really want to make sure that you have a pleasant stay. Our room was small, but had everything we could need for our stay. Breakfast was nicely laid out and the hotel has all the amenities you could need. Not sure if every hotel is Venice, is this quite, but it was the best sleep we got in Italy.

One word of warning is to understand the included trip to Murano will take you to a glass factory that, after a nice demonstration of the glass blowing, will try to get you buy their very high priced artwork. If you are a collector, this might be what you want, but if you are looking for simple souvenirs, you want to skip the factory and head to look around on your own,

Room Tip: With no traffic, all rooms are quite.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We travelled to the hotel from the airport by private water taxi, which was a memorable way to get our first views of Venice. On arriving at the hotel we were shown our room, but it was not the room we booked. I had specifically requested a room with a view over the canal. What we got was a room with a view of the canal if you looked out of the window to the right – not what we wanted. I made my displeasure known to the duty manager, Alessandro. He was very calm and said he could not do anything until the next day as the hotel was full. He was very charming, and calmed me down. As promised we were moved the next morning to a suite with a view over the Grand Canal at no extra charge. We were very happy. The staff recommended some very nice places to eat off the beaten track where we had some good food at reasonable prices. The breakfast was good. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: rooms on 1st floor facing the canal are the best.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Eumundi, Australia
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15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Our first impression was of warm, friendly and very helpful staff, and it simply got even better from then on! A query about the heating/cooling malfunctioning had someone at the door within 2 minutes of my call, for instance). The hotel is beautifully furnished, while our room (Room 101) was extremely comfortable and big enough for 2 people not to be tripping over each other. From the photos, I had expected the bathroom to be quite small and pokey, but was pleasantly surprised by the size.

I liked the location a lot. Away from the tourist crowds yet the central points are readily accessible by Vaparetto or by walking (20 minutes to St Marks Square).

It's not your typical one of a chain hotel and did have a few "quirks" - the already mentioned air conditioning, the temperature control for the shower which baffled me throughout, plus it was possible to hear some canal traffic.

But this was part of the charm. My overriding impression was of staying at a friend's luxury house; we met a coupe who had stayed here previously, they were passing through Venice on a cruise and dropped in to say hello the "their friends" (i.e. the staff). Very highly recommended and I look forward to returning.

Room Tip: 1. Canal facing rooms are noisier. 2. The ONLY way to arrive in style is by water taxi. If you come...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Santa Croce, 932 | Campo San Simeone Grande, 30135 Venice, Italy
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Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Santa Croce
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #10 of 384 Hotels in Venice
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Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Canal Grande 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Canal Grande is a charming boutique hotel located in Ca' Polacco, an elegant little palace which has just been restored. The furniture of the hotel is characterised by the elegance of Rococo style, typical of 18th century Venice. The lobby with its rose marble fireplace, the breakfast room with its golden mirrors, and the bar with its Venetian red velvet armchairs overlook the Grand Canal and are the best places where to begin and end a day! The small terrace on the Grand Canal gives our Guests the possibility to have a drink in a special setting and to "breathe the air of the canal"!! ... more   less 
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