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“Convenient but cramped” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Florida
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle Priuli dei Cavalletti, 106, 30121 Venice, Italy (Cannaregio)   |  
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Ranked #199 of 382 hotels in Venice
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“Convenient but cramped”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

The hotel is only metres away from the railway station, which makes it very easy to get to. If you get a room at the front, it can be quite noisy, although with the windows shut and air conditioning on, it is not too bad. There is not a lift and if you use the luggage storage, it is in an unsecure area.
The room we had (7), was very small, you could not open the bathroom door properly. The wi-fi did not work the whole time we were there.
The staff were friendly and the included breakfast was of a reasonable standard.
The choice of places to eat close by is almost overwhelming.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

I have travelled all over the world including most of Europe and this has been the most disappointing of all my hotel experiences. I entered the quite cluttered and messy hotel reception area with hopes of a relaxing stay in Venice. My concerns began when I was informed by the lady at the desk that I had a private bathroom down the hall from my room, which seems more like a backpackers lodging. Needless to say it is not mentioned anywhere on any of the websites listing this hotel that you will not have a bathroom within your room. Actually this is not 100% true as at the end of my bed was a bidet and a sink. I am not quite sure what use a bidet is when the nearest toilet is 20 metres down the hall but it gives you the added adventure of trying not to run into it as you dress to make your way out of your room and down the hall if you need to use the facilities during the night. Just in case you were a little too relaxed the private bathroom is directly next to the bathroom used by everyone else in the floor and they are both just labelled 'WC' so you can enjoy the knocking and attempts to undo the door from the other lodgers as you try to take care of your business. Although the out dated shower it self appeared to be clean I was unfortunately rather distracted by the toilet brush sitting next to the toilet that was completely covered in faeces. As there are no hooks in your private bathroom it is a challenge to keep your towel clean. This would not usually be a problem but you can only have your towel replaced every third day unless you want to pay the additional seven euro per person to have it replaced earlier. The bed it self is as hard as a rock. You are provided with a very flat pillow approximately an inch thick at best. There are two extra pillows stored in the cupboard. I went to use one of these and was forces to choose between the one covered in hair or the one covered in yellow stains. In the end I thought it safer to just use a rolled up t-shirt. There are no in room safes so I am not sure why this is listed in the listings for this hotel. I could go on further but to say I have used camping ground facilities more comfortable than this place. Do not stay here!!!

Room Tip: Do not stay here!!!!!!!!!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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floridaVenezia, Proprietario at Hotel Florida, responded to this review, September 27, 2013
Dear Anonymous,
your complaint had to be made when you were in house directly to our staff. This would have given us the possibility to get into your booking file and understand the kind of room you had booked ( we do not know if you booked through an agency or directly with us) and consequently to give you an appropriate response.
The defamatory statements you have written (but not showed to our staff when it was possible to put remedy) lead us to think you have got confused with all that huge number of hotels you have staied in, getting travelling all over the world, as you say. As a matter of fact in our hotel there are no rooms similar to that described by you.
We will turn your untruthful and defamatory review to our local Hotels Association in order to clarify our position to the reviews readers.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

Hotel Florida, although quite old, had character and I thoroughly enjoyed staying here. Be warned though there is no elevator but we were on the first floor so we managed fine. The rooms were very clean, small but no smaller than anywhere else you find in Europe. The continental breakfast was ordinary, no complaints. The staff is what made it for me! They spoke very good English and were more than happy to help. They recommended great restaurants that were out of the touristy area, knew the transport system like the back of their hands, helped us with our Italian phrases and were overall great to have a chat to and very easy to get a long with. The hotel is very close to the train station which made it extremely easy when we left as all the bridges around Venice are stairs, there are no ramps. There is also a water bus stop right in front of the hotel (ferrovia) which you can catch to get around if you don't mind paying the €7 one way fee. Very short water bus trip to st marks square. Otherwise everything else you need you can find in walking distance.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

Staff were super helpful in directions, teaching us the language and recommending places! The room was clean, airconned worked fine, wifi was a little dodgy to connect to but was good once connected. Very close to a lot of nice restaurants and the train station and a main boat terminal. Overall very happy!

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Very close to the train station. Staff were friendly and the room we had was pretty clean.
Air con worked fine but wifi was a little slow for the first night.
We stayed 3 nights and enjoyed it. So close to everything you need...

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Don't expect much but for a quick stay it was good. Being close to the train station was convenient. Rooms and bathroom are small but clean. Be mindful if you have large bags, stairs are steep and narrow. Highlight breakfast in the morning.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Hotel is located very close to the train station. Just a few minutes walk. Hotel is kind of old and the air condition is not working very well, especially in a hot summer day. The bathroom is kind of small. The front desk is very helpful in English. The breakfast is good. The free wifi is pretty fast. We were ok to stay just one night.

Room Tip: Lower floors may be good because the hotel has no lift.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Calle Priuli dei Cavalletti, 106, 30121 Venice, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Cannaregio
Amenities:
Free Breakfast
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Ranked #199 of 382 hotels in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Florida 2*
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