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“Perfect place to stay in Venice” 5 of 5 stars
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Aqua Palace Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle de la Malvasia 5492, Venice, Italy   |  
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Ranked #22 of 382 hotels in Venice
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“Perfect place to stay in Venice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Just spent 2 nites here with my husband and 2 yr old and I have to say we were pleasantly surprised! We loved it! The staff is very nice and the small breakfast room is quaint, yummy and staff very accommodating! Location is perfect with a short walk to San Marco, Rialto Bridge and all tourist spots. All water taxi's here are cash only. If you plan on traveling light like we did bring your own shampoo and conditioner (they only provide shampoo here).

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ROOM; book a standard room, they are plenty big and try to get one with a view of the canal. We originally booked a jr suite and did not like the setup, it seems as if each room is different too. In the morning the breakfast wait staff will make you coffee/cappuccinos' for your room if you go down and ask. I just waited for them to be done and walked them up.

PLACES TO EAT;
Da Mario Alla Fava - great food, close to hotel, staff very helpful and dessert amazing!
Da Mamo - inexpensive place to eat with great wine! Helpful staff, make reservations!

Room Tip: Book a standard room but ask to view it before you accept it, all rooms are different sizes and some...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Stayed for 2 nights and had a ball. Lovely room overlooking the canal. Great breakfast with Sylvia, lots of choice. Ask for her special coffee. We were on the first floor and there is some morning noise, but this is Venice, there is always something happening. The staff were lovely. Great bathroom. I organised our own water taxi from the train station. 60 euros each way. A great way to arrive and leave Venice. We can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Just recently speant 4 nights at the Aqua Palace with my husband. Could not fault anything, helpful staff, excellent breakfast, quality furnishings and our bedroom on the fourth floor was beautifully appointed. Staying here made my 50th birthday celebration extra special. I would not heitate to recomend the Aqua Palace to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We spend 6 nights at the Aqua Palace in mid-April, and had a great stay. It is small and elegant without being fussy or overdone. The staff at the front desk are extremely helpful and friendly,as were all the other persons who work at the hotel. The daily breakfast had many choices, even for our picky 14 year old son. Our room, a suite on the third floor with a canal view, was large and very comfortable.
The location is extremely convenient as it is just a few minutes walk to both the Rialto Bridge and San Marco Square.
There were really only two negatives, neither of which is the hotel's fault. The first is that it is extremely hard to find, so when you first go there, we recommmend going by a private water taxi that takes you directly to the hotel (rather than taking the Vaporetto to Rialto and walking). Thereafter, make sure you have a map with you.
The second is that every morning around 7:30 am the garbage boat comes to pick up garbage and it is very noisy. Since we were on the third floor this was not as much of a problem as it could have been. At all other times (especially at night), we did not hear much noise. I was very happy about that as these old hotels in the heart of town are often extremely noisy.
Would definitely stay here again!!!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We loved our stay at The Aqua Palace. Our room on the 4th floor was light and airy, plentiful breakfasts with a cooked and cold buffet, plus fresh fruits, yoghurts, pastries and delicious coffee and the staff were always helpful, whether advising on the best way to get to the hotel before we arrived, or arranging a water taxi for the return journey. Conveniently located between the Rialto Bridge and St Marks (about 5/7 mins walk from either), I would highly recommend this little gem for a stay in Venice and would happily return. Eccellente!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

A friend and I just returned from 3 nights at the Aqua Palace. We were impressed by every aspect of our stay. The room was beautifully decorated, and the bathroom was larger than any I've experienced in Europe. The breakfast was excellent--the fresh squeezed orange juice was a real treat. A special mention for the staff--they were all warm and helpful and made our stay both easy and truly special. I highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms at back are quieter, but the canal view rooms well worth a bit of boat noise in the morning.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

The junior suite we stayed in at the Aqua Palace was the most beautiful hotel room (including many 5 star hotels) we have stayed in. The staff prearranged a personal transfer from the railway station and we were greeted by a lovely guide waiting for us as soon as we got off the train. She whisked us away to our private water taxi. This was an amazing transfer to the hotel for our first trip to Venice. We arrived outside the hotel on the canal and stepped up into another world. Magnificent furnishings, friendly staff, wonderful welcome. We mentioned we were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary when we first made the booking and a beautiful bottle of champagne arrived very soon after being shown to our magnificent suite. We are usually quite disappointed in the size and decor of rooms booked on the internet, but this was a total surprise and the internet pictures do not do the suites justice. The beautiful marble bathroom was huge and absolutely spotless with his and her ornate stools. The room was enormous with gorgeous furnishings and wall paper that were very much in keeping with the ambiance of the hotel, but still modern and fresh. The bed was as comfortable as our own bed. There is a beautiful window to open and gaze out at the canal and nearby walkways, where we felt like movie stars when people were gazing up at the hotel and taking pictures. I really cannot speak highly enough of this hotel. Good value compared to other hotels in Venice for the amount of opulence and luxury inside, convenient short walk to St Marks and the Grand Canal. Everything and more than we expected. Would definitely stay again

Room Tip: The junior suite was worth the money, especially if it is a special occasion.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Calle de la Malvasia 5492, Venice, Italy
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Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #22 of 382 hotels in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Aqua Palace Hotel 4*
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