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“Truly a dream in Venice” 5 of 5 stars
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Ca dei Polo
Santa Croce 203, 30135 Venice, Italy (San Croce)   |  
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Ranked #16 of 418 Venice B&B and Inns
New Jersey
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21 hotel reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Truly a dream in Venice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Our visit here is truly far exceeded our expectations. From the moment we arrived in Venice we were lost, maps are poor at best but you soon learn that's just the way it is, take it in stride, relax and have a good time. We called the B&B after trying several times to find their location even though it's centrally located near the bus station and the train station, not their fault by any means, they can't add a sign to the outside of their building since it's a B&B it's technically a house and.... added to being so overwhelmed with the beauty and the excitement of actually being in Venice we were just flat lost. Anyway to make a long story short Massimiliano one of the owners came and found us and personally escorted us to their inn...turns out we were only a few doors away, pretty funny actually. And that began our fabulous adventure at a truly lovely, warm and gorgeous B&B.
Please review the included pictures to get real idea of just how beautiful our suite was. Yes we paid for a suite and it was worth the cost. First class accommodations from the Murano chandeliers and sconce's to the marble bathroom, it was first class in our eyes.
We read many times that hotel rooms in Italy are small and ill appointed so walking through the 17th century door into our VERY large suite was truly overwhelming, simply put we loved it and hated to leave after our three day stay.
Breakfast was great, yogurt, crescents, various pastries, prosciutto, cereal, coffee (Italian of course, strong and the BEST!) sorry..... there are no ham and eggs, no egg McMuffin, if you want that kind of stuff, don't leave the US after all!
Great air conditioning, the bed was large and very comfortable, a little on the firm side which is exactly what we like and to our surprise it was very quiet all night until about 7am when the canal outside our window came to life, it is after all the "road" if you will and thats how goods get delivered etc....so get up and get going on your tours, you shouldn't be sleeping any later anyway!
Another of our hosts Stefano Vio is one truly lovely guy, so polite, so caring about their guests a true pro and has the experience to prove it treated us like royalty, what a wonderful guy.
You can probably pay less and definitely you can pay more but we cannot imagine any better Euro value than this fabulous B&B and if you don't like it there, sorry, just don't know what's wrong with you...maybe your one of those people who leaves an unfair and negative review because a lightbulb was burned out, seriously what some people can complain about is just unreal. The folks that run this place are absolutely invested in taking care of you like your family...as Massimiliano said more than once "if you're happy, we're happy" guess what he MEANS it, stay here you'll not regret it. We would return in a heartbeat without one second of thought! And yes we are gushing in our review...this place deserves it!
You'll soon learn that service in Venice is a little sketchy sometimes, you should know/learn quickly that if you want service you will need to ask...well push a little for it, it's just how's it done in this tourist driven place but NOT at this dreamy place, they can't do enough for you EVER....

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  • Stayed September 2012, 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 September 29, 2012

This is an excellent hotel .
The staff were all very friendly and helpful .
We really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this hotel.
The canal view suite room was spacious and very clean .
All chandelier is elegant Venetian glass.
This small hotel provided a thoroughly enjoyable experience.
The owner Stefano were charming and went out of their way to ensure that our stay was perfect.
A beautiful hotel with wonderful hosts.
Perfect !!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Ca dei Polo is much more than a hotel, it is just like home away from home. The location of the hotel is very near the bus station, train station and boat rides very convenient for those with big luggage. It is easy to find if you will only consult a map before going and ofcourse the locals are usually friendly to guide you to the spot. It a place where I guarantee your satisfaction considering you are in Venice . The room we occupied is just the right size for a couple with a table, chairs, cabinet and ofcourse a TV set but who would like to watch TV anyway when there is lot better to see in Venice. The room is charming with their Morano lights and floral decorated ceiling. But what impressed me with this hotel is having the concern of all your needs from bathrobes, slippers, toiletries like bath soap, shampoo, bath gel, lotion, cotton, cotton buds and even foot lotion are little extras that you won't usually find in other B&Bs and even 3 star hotels. There is even a tray of fresh fruits in your table, eating utensils and glasses for your needs. And most of all the room is always kept clean. The breakfast is superbly served by Sonia from coffee, fresh fruits, bread, eggs, ham, cheese, cereals and others. And their roof top is captivating too where you can enjoy the early morning sun and even have the fresh breeze of the night. I tell you that what you would like in Venice is to have a quiet, fresh and friendly atmosphere after a long day in a crowded San Marco area and to have a good night rest. For food it won't be a problem too because there are restaurants, cafes and even a coop grocery just walking distance from the hotel. I am not wrong choosing to stay in Ca dei Polo and I highly recommend it too. Thanks to you guys, to Steffano, Massimilliano and Sonia for a very memorable and pleasant stay in Venice. Will surely choose to stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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 September 26, 2012

I cannot think of one negative thing to say about Ca' Dei Polo. It was perfect. My room was spotless, spacious, and quiet. The breakfast dining area and the roof terrace were amazing. And the staff, especially Stephano, were absolutely outstanding. Stephano truly cares a great deal about Ca dei Polo and the Polo family, and Ca dei Polo is lucky to have such a committed employee.

If I ever return to venice, I will definitely stay at Ca dei Polo.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Sint-Joris-Winge, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

As a child I always wanted to visit Venice. Finally this year I did. I was very happy to spend 3 nights at this wonderful place and this great hotel: Ca' dei polo. Everything good that you read in the other reviews about Stefano,Francesca or Massimiliano is true. They are so helpfull, giving you tips about everything in Venice. They are much more than a B&B, they give you service!
Ca' dei polo is very close to the Piazzale Roma, so no big problems with your luggage. And it's away from the noice of the busy Piazza San Marco. I do recommend Ca' dei polo !

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Brussels, Belgium
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

I've travelled to Venice quite a few times, and I've seen a lot of hotels there. However, few are as charming as the Hotel Ca' dei Polo. My room, despite the fact that it was a single room, had a pleasant size, and the window had a very nice view over the courtyard. In the spotless bathroom there were plenty of little extras: not only soap and shampoo, but also bodymilk, a toothbrush, toothpaste, cottonwool etc. Breakfast was comprehensive (especially after Italian standards) and tasteful, and the staff is wonderful: friendly and efficient. Moreover, on the roof of the hotel there is a roof terrace with splendid views over the city, where you can sit and relax. Hotel Ca' dei Polo is very, very close to the bus and railway station, which is very handy when you arrive and leave - but while you stay, you hardly notice you're so close. You're a bit further away from the sights in the city centre, but it's Venice: they're only a walk (or a boat ride) away.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 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 September 16, 2012

Lovely hotel in surprisingly quiet position despite being close to bus and train stations. Not the easiest to find but once inside it is beautiful. The rooms were spotless and comfortable. Great breakfast, helpful and friendly staff. Would go again. There are lovely areas to discover close by just by walking away from the Grand Canal - do the tourist bits early and then just wander the back streets and passageways.
If you are going on from Venice by car - bear in mind maps in Italy can bear little relation to what is on the ground!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Address: Santa Croce 203, 30135 Venice, Italy
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Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > San Croce
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #16 of 418 B&Bs / Inns in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This elegant historic building is situated right in the heart of Venice and within easy reach of Piazzale Roma and the railway station.With its beautiful decoration and superb furnishing,and with the confort and warm welcome it provides for its guest, Cà dei Polo is certain to make your stay in Venice truly unforgettable.The building also has a covered roof terrace: the original outside space specially constructed to allow more room in the typical Venetian house . This is a great place to relax after a busy day?s sightseeing.On request , we can provide a private motorboat to take you on a delightful tour of the little islands in the lagoon. ... more   less 
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