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Santa Marina Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Castello 6068 | Campo Santa Marina, 30122 Venice, Italy (Castello)   |  
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Ranked #199 of 384 Hotels in Venice
Coniston, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Fantastic Hotel, Lovely Rooms. Great Find.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

My daughter and I spent 2 nights here in Jan. We found the hotel easily, about 10 minutes walk from the Vaporetta stop at Rialto. Reception was very friendly and helped us with our bags to our
stunning room.
The room was well decorated with good facilities. Everything looked very new, unlike a lot of Venice Hotels.
Breakfast was a wonderful selection of fruits, yogurt, breads, cheese, ham and cakes, with plenty of tea, coffee and juices.
The staff were very helpful, and gave you good directions to everywhere, especially a lovely restaurant Da Gigi, just a short stroll away which we ate in both nights.
Stay at this hotel whilst visiting Venice, and it will make your stay even more special. Free wifi in reception area.

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  • Stayed January 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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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Just spent 2 nights at this 'treasure' of a hotel right in the heart of Venice! The staff were extremely helpful, and gave us an incredible room that had 2 windows and a balcony onto the dramatic Venetian Canal. 10 minutes walk to St Mark's Square, and 5 minutes to The Rialto Bridge ....... perfect! The Santa Marina Square where the hotel is, is well served with a delightful cafe/ bar "Bar Zenzero" (on a corner and not the one immediately opposite the hotel entrance). We often popped in for a delicious cappuccino, Aperol Spritz cocktail (I'm now hooked), or home made snack. A very good low-key restaurant was also around the corner from the hotel - Al Portego, Castello S. Lio, filled with locals and recommended by The Telegraph. However, quite a few restaurants close for the month of January ....... but it's probably the only time of the year that you can have Venice without the horrific crowds. A memorable trip.

Room Tip: Although quite a 'hike' from the hotel reception, our room was wonderful - overlooking the c...
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  • Stayed January 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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Torpoint, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Ignore negative reviews...this little hotel is a gem in a beautiful city! We booked our stay through a Groupon deal and paid only £200 each for 2 nights Bed & Breakfast as well as return flights from Gatwick! This boutique hotel is perfectly located just 10 mins walk from both Rialto Bridge and San Marco square. The reception rooms were oppulent yet cosy & welcoming. The bedroom although small was certainly big enough for the two of us, and the bathroom though also small was perfectly functional. We found all the staff to be very friendly; from the reception staff through to the chambermaids everyone greeted you with a warm hello. Breakfast was a varied and delicious range including fresh pastries, ham, cheeses and breads. The ONLY downsides were the bed was too hard and the bath was only a half-size. Would certainly recommend this as a place to stay in Venice.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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telferic in great britain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

third time we have been, lovely place, this January a bit wet with rain,not too cold, ate at the hard rock cafe and a couple of pizza places , not very expensive, lots of walking, researched where the hotel was about four or five times but it still can be a problem to find, it was the same the last time
I can't stress enough that you really must make sure where your hotel is. Last time we where there we saw a couple with there luggage going around in the morning at at lunch time they were still looking for there hotel.
all together we had a great time

  • Stayed January 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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London, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We went to Venice on an offer, which although good I don't think I would do again. The hotel was better than I expected and the room large and clean although no view. The staff were very friendly and helpful. It was difficult to find, but anywhere in Venice is difficult to find despite numerous maps we were always lost, so it has to be comfortable shoes! The hotel was central and the staff tried their best to point us in the right direction! Breakfast was good, but the coffee was out of a machine and I was disappointed with it. We did stay in the main hotel and enjoyed the experience.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shute, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We arrived with some trepidation to the Hotel Santa Marina; having read some of the reviews given beforehand on Trip Advisor. When the friendly receptionist told us that we would be in Room 631 in the 'Annex' our hearts sank.
However, although room 631 was on the ground floor (which isn't a good idea in Venice - anywhere - because of the drains and the stink of the Canals..) it was warm, stylish, had a huge super-king bed with plenty of spare pillows and blankets to hand. The bathroom was extremely cosy (much needed because of the freezing rain!) with loads of hot water and a monsoon shower head to die for.
The only problem in this room was the smell which was concealed heavily with plug-in and stand alone air fresheners which just exacerbated the problem with their heavy perfumes just mixing with the stench of drain/Canal. However, we pulled them out and stuck them in the bathroom and opened the windows which did help.

The breakfast was typically Continental without a hot option but was good for the price.
The Hotel also have a Complimentary (free!) arrangement with a Glassworks on Murano who will collect you from the rear of the Santa Marina Hotel in a private water taxi and provides an excellent tour of one of the workshops. Catch a water 'bus' back to Saint Marks Square for 7 euros - it's fantastic value for money!
The staff at the Hotel are really helpful and can recommend good local places to eat that don't cost a fortune.
I only give it four stars because of the unfortunate smell of the drains and lack of hot breakfast; I really do recommend it to anyone thinking of a visit to Venice. It is well placed in the City and really well worth the budget. Our visit was in January, 2012. A great time to go if you don't want to battle through fellow tourists for access to the prime attractions.

Tips:
I would definitely recommend taking a neutralising air-freshener such as neutradol!
Do not be put off by other reviews; just enjoy the City.
The Hotel is great.
Biker Girl's review is spot on.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Arriving in Venice on a cold, rainy night could have been depressIng. The warm welcome at this hotel made it a positive experience. The staff knew everything we wanted to know, were effecient and sent the tone for our stay. For the price we paid it was a bargain. there was a good choice of food at breakfast, the room was clean and cosy. At night there was a small bar for drinks. As a bonus the excellent bar Zenzero was a few steps away across the square.very quiet at night an easy access by water taxi.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Castello 6068 | Campo Santa Marina, 30122 Venice, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Castello
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#64 Luxury Hotel in Venice
#140 Family Hotel in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Santa Marina Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 40
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