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Hotel Rialto Venezia
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   San Marco 5149 | Riva del Ferro/Ponte di Rialto, 30124 Venice, Italy (Dorsoduro / Accademia)   |  
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Ranked #175 of 384 Hotels in Venice
Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
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“perfect location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

,husband and I stayed at the rialto in march for a week for our pearl wedding anniversary. we had a fabulous time there and found the staff extremely helpful down to making sure that I had soya milk for my cereal and coffee every morning with my breakfast and nothing was too much trouble. The down side, if there was one was that our bathroom was not of a very good standard and the shower leaked every time we used it, however I am sure they will rectify it in time as they are in the process of renovation, and also the hairdryer was useless but they immediately provided us with another when we asked them, also we found the bed extremely hard and did at first find difficulty in getting to sleep. However we had a lovely stay in venice and at the rialto hotel and I would not hesitate to stay there again and the position was fantastic with a vaporetto stop outside and of course the rialto bridge so it was very easy to walk all over the city!!

Room Tip: i think if you want the best room you have to pay the price!! we were at the side overlooking a str...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

my daughter booked this as a thankyou gift. The hotel is ideally situated but the room we stayed in was very average,measuring only about 2m x 3m it felt very dark especially with the shutters closed, tho these had to be shut because across the alley we were facing another window. Early morning we were woken by pigeons sitting on the window ledge cooing much to our annoyance but hey ho this is Venice where people openly feed these flying rats.The breakfast is adequate i guess as far as continental breakfast go but the hotel has very little in the way of facilities.....none barring a pc for the internet use at a small charge. Be warned when checking out you can expect a 24 euro tourist charge,and a small tip for anyone travelling to the airport, theres a water bus which stops at the Rialto stop for 15 euros it takes you to the airport its the second cheapest option, the cheapest being walk to the bus station (nightmare its so easy to get lost) and pay 6 euros on the bus. Having said all that its a great interesting place to visit, but take plenty euros its the most expensive place ive ever visited.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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Deal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Stayed 3 nights March 19th. First room we were shown was in the attic, dark, one small window with shutters and a notice which said keep closed work in progress, huge disappointment as this was a birthday treat!! Only lift access was to first floor and then about 4 flights of stairs. On complaining we were shown another room which was much brighter, at the back of the building but very clean, well decorated and more than adequate for our needs. One big mistake we made was putting on the aircon which we discovered a little later was blowing out warm air, despite being on cold, and which must have awakened mosquitos (in the air conditioning vent) who had more than several good meals on us during the night. When alerted to the problem the room was sprayed which resolved the problem. Breakfast was good with lots of choice, staff very polite and helpful. Bed was comfortable and although it was quite noisy outside we had a good nights sleep. Would stay at hotel again but would advise when booking you make them aware of any difficulty with stairs and don't accept the first room you are offered. I will remember The Hotel Rialto and Venice as an Italian version of Hogwarts, endless corridors/stairs and alleys/lanes but with a touch of magic!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Stayed 3 nights march 18 2014, hotel is in a great location overlooking bridge and central to restaurants. Hotel staff are all very nice, breakfast rooms are to small and we could not get in without waiting. Our room was a junior suite, large room great views, shabby chic is a good description for furniture room clean but bathroom is dated and needs refurb, fixed shower head is only 5 foot high, not sure if hotel is 4 star maybe 3? Rooms on front can be noisy but windows shut keep it out of a night.

Room Tip: Rooms with view of grand canal a must.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This hotel is ...exactly ...at the foot of the Rialto Bridge on the Grand Canal. About $100 US online prepay. Right in the middle of lots of authentic Italian fare. Staff welcomed our group & graciously attended to needs. The hotel lobby holds many memories. Rooms were spacious & clean. If leaving the window open, noise is evident but w/ the window closed, sleeping was easy. Rooms tended to be very warm for November depending on where you came from. Internet was not included on my stay... but available at an additional cost. Breakfast, if you included it, was well presented, fresh & delicious. Staff very attentive. If you have any mobility issues...choose wisely. Elevators service floors selectively & steps/stairs are all over Venice. Easiest way to get here from the airport, buy a water taxi ticket at airport...best value!

Room Tip: as always...you want the view...pay the extra...great picture point
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I stayed at The Rialto Hotel for 4 nights last november. My room was decorated with traditional Venetian style, a sort of Shabby Chic and it was delightful. The room was airy, large, comfortable and clean with a brand new renovated bathroom. It also had a spectacular view over the Grand Canal and the Rialto Bridge. We were greeted by a friendly staff at reception and there was always someone ready to help at the front desk. The breakfast had a good range of food and beverages which were replenished regularly by an also friendly staff.

The location is perfect for getting around Venice, either by walking or jumping on a water taxi just outside the hotel. When staying at Rialto Hotel, there is always something interesting to look at too. Do not miss the traditional Spritz at the bar next door.

This is a noisy location but you will not mind as the excitement is worth it. If you want to be at the heart of Venice life, close to some very good restaurants, this is the place to stay. Good value for money.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Arcugnano, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Great price for 95euro on second to last night of Carnevale. Amazing location adjacent to the Rialto bridge right on the Grand Canal.

However this is not a four star quality hotel. They may attempt to make up for it with amenities, but just barely qualify. Wifi only available in the lobby, and at a price. Complimentary newspapers though.

"Traditional" or "Vintage furnishings” is hotel code for "old" and "outdated". Rooms reflect this.

Heat works really really well... so well that when you enter the room you start to panic and pray the windows open. Thermostat seems to be there just to make you feel better, because it doesn't do anything.

Thankfully windows do open, and instead of a view of anything, we see netting and scaffolding and signs warning us of workers. Fortunately they were not working during carnevale.

Bathrooms are Spartan, but not in the typical European way. Pretty sure ours had been renovated at least once in the distant past, but only indication were two random faucets in the wall that were capped off. Shower was a shower-head and drain in the floor with no lip distinguishing the drain-basin from the rest of the bathroom tiles. Accordion style doors kept water from going everywhere. My house has better water pressure and more responsive hot water.

Sleep quality poor, beds were two twins pushed together to form a double, but this is typical for Italy... these beds were just particularly uncomfortable. Noise from either a dying pigeon, or someone across the alley with emphysema kept me up most of the night. Random loud people on the street all hours didn’t help. Nor did the oppressive heat... otherwise the window could have been closed improving sleep quality tremendously.

Breakfast room full when we made it downstairs at 10am. Had to wait for a table. But selection of pastries and cereals was good. Hard boiled eggs, turkey, cheese, bread... juices and fresh fruit, cappuccino/coffee table service. Even prosecco to make mimosas if that's your thing.

Overall not impressed enough to go back, or make a positive recommendation. One humorous note though. Upon arrival, it’s as if management knew we wouldn't be satisfied. A note greeted us on the bedside table apologizing for "any inconvenience caused" along with a box of Venetian sweet biscuits. First time I've stayed in a hotel where they apologize before you even complain about anything!

Upon checking out, we were not asked if we enjoyed our stay.

Room Tip: if you have to stay here, get a quiet room at the back of the hotel for a better nights sleep.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Address: San Marco 5149 | Riva del Ferro/Ponte di Rialto, 30124 Venice, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Dorsoduro / Accademia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#75 Luxury Hotel in Venice
#137 Family Hotel in Venice
#157 Romantic Hotel in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Rialto Venezia 4*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located right in the centre, overlooking the Grand Canal and the Rialto Bridge. Picture yourself sitting at your junior suite window gazing out at the Rialto Bridge, probably the most famous landmark in Venice. Below, a steady stream of gondolas and boats make their way along the Grand Canal and the water-buses stop a few paces away so that the whole of Venice is at your disposal. ... more   less 
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