I chose this hotel to take my parents away for their 35th wedding anniversary based on availability for bank holiday (i left it a little late) but also the great TA ratings! I wanted something with a wow factor but without the hefty price tag for bank holiday weekend getaways. Yes this hotel wasnt cheap, but when compared to others, it really is a gem!
We booked a prestige room for me and hubby and a junior suite for my parents. Both were exactly what i hoped for! Actually the prestige room was a lot bigger than i expected! And the bathroom was bigger than the one in the junior suite. No biggie but my parents did giggle at that fact! The decor is classical venetian - and why not if you're in Venice?! We didnt pay to have a canal view and really you dont need to because you will see it the moment you step out of the hotel anyway!
Location was also great. We took the no5 aerobus from the airport which took 20 minutes to get to the main bus station and then its a further 10 minute walk. Really easy journey - it would be hard to justify the ?25pp charge by water taxi which takes an hour! And getting into the main tourist hub is only 10 minutes by water bus.
The great thing about this hotel was the staff - always smiling and willing to help; and the location - close enough to everything but without the tourist hub price tag and the rooms are much more spacious!
As we were literally only there to sleep and have breakfast, i really cant fault it!
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Travelocity, Venere, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Priceline, Agoda, Hotel.de, Odigeo, TripOnline SA and Tingo so you can book your Hotel Canal Grande reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.