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Locanda Canal
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Castello 4422/C | Fondamenta del Remedio, 30122 Venice, Italy (Castello)   |  
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Ranked #282 of 383 Hotels in Venice
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Just OK hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Room was just OK. No evaluator, so prepare to carry your bags up the stairs. Breakfast was not very good. Location was not great. Hard to find this hotel once you leave the water taxi.
No English speaking TV channels, and no help in trying to find one for us.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

On arriving at the hotel we were greeted well by the manager, signed in then we were given our key, we went up to the first floor (all rooms are on this floor). Our room number was 103, I can only describe it as a prison cell, small and dark with a small window looking out onto a narrow walkway and a brick wall. The furniture was very battered and dated and in need of being replaced. I asked could we be moved or pay a supplement to upgrade the room, to which I was told from England you pay for a standard room and that is what you get. As the hotel has a sister hotel I asked could we be moved to there we were happy to pay, but were told that was booked for other foreign visitors. after two nights we looked for a flight to come home early as it was like a prison sentence, especially as I was not well. We had to go out just so that we didn't fee like a prisoner in the tiny room. The bathroom was tiny with no space even for a toilet bag, the bath towels were left on top of the bidet, not pleasant. Breakfast was adequate but you had to wait for a table as there were only four tables of two, which caused a problem if all 8 rooms came out together. I would not recommend this hotel for anyone regardless of the fact that it was near to St Marc's square.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Everything is pretty old and small in Venice, but little things make a difference. New carpet and bedding would make this place so much better. On the minus side: The hotel ran out of clean towels and gave us hand towels to use for showering. The shower and bathroom were very, very small by American standards, and even pretty small compared to all of the other places we stayed on the Continent. There is nowhere to store luggage if you arrive early or are leaving late. We had to leave our things just out in the common sitting room. The wifi was awful. No reception in the rooms and shoddy reception in the sitting area. On the plus side: The staff was friendly. There was a nice little breakfast each morning that was included in the price. The location was a little difficult to find on arriving, but really is superb. Very quiet spot. Rooms are air conditioned. Affordable compared to most other places.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lillehammer
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We stayed here for a couple of days in the heat of August 2013. First of all, Venice is a difficult city to navigate through. Get a map before you come here, and make sure you have some Euros in cash before you arrive in the middle of St.Marcus Square. That being said; here's the hotel:

When we arrived the manager was at his other hotel to welcome arriving guests there. So we had to call him and tell him we were waiting outside a locked hotel. He said he would be back in 10-15 mins, but we waited for about 30. When he arrived there were other tourists also waiting to check in to the hotel.

After checking in the rest was okey. The rooms are clean, the size of both the room, bathroom and bed is alright. The bed is comfortable. Bidét is commonly used in Italy, and one might think this uses bathroomspace better used for something else, but I think this counts for all the hotels.

The breakfast buffet is served by a nice italian mama. The breakfast is included in the price and it is okey. It has different breads, boiled eggs, marmelade, youghurt, cereal, milk, juice and coffee.

The best thing about this hotel is definitely the location. It is 5 minutes from St. Marcus Square and it is located on the "right side", meaning it's not placed along the Grand Canal but in the smaller more cosy canals. This is also the area where you wanna do the gondoltour. It's nice and intimate. The hotel is absolutely affordable given the location.

I would recommend it anytime and I'd say it is value for money. But don't expect to arrive at a luxury hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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China Grove, North Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We recently stayed at the Loconda Canal in Venice for 3 nights. It's very close to St. Mark's. You can even get off at the St. Mark's water taxi dock and it's about a 10 minute walk. So many shops and restaurants close by. Right near the hotel you also see many gondolas going by. The hotel itself is pretty small with all rooms on the second floor. The dining room used for breakfast was right outside our room and 3 others were near by but they were very quiet setting up in the morning. The breakfast was what we've come to expect in Europe so was fine with us. Fruit, cereal, yogurt, boiled eggs, danish, meat, cheese, coffee, tea. The room we had was really a triple, but we did not need the extra bed. It was folded up and the room was rather spacious. We had free wi-fi, a safe, and a small refrigerator. The bathroom had a hair dryer, and was up to date, but our biggest concern was the size of the shower. It was reasonably new and had body sprays. Once inside the shower, you slid the two doors/walls to close yourself in. Then you hardly had room to move. My husband and I are not big people so we managed, but this could be a big problem for some. There was a toilet and bidet in the room. I know Europeans like to have a bidet, but I think in this case they should have eliminated it and made the shower bigger. Overall we liked staying there and would stay again. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Being close to the main sites meant we could go back and change or drop things off rather easily. We would stay again. Absolutely loved Venice!

  • Stayed May 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Riverside, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed here in March, which I believe is the off-season. In our opinions, the price per night was completely justified, but I recognize that they differ by time of year. The service was excellent. We arrived in Venice at 11:30 at night local time (which we called about ahead of time), and an employee was cheerfully waiting for us. We found the free breakfast to be both filling and varied enough that it didn't get old after 4 days. The bed was pretty hard, but at the end of the day that's a minor grievance. Lastly, the location is great. Just far enough away from San Marco to be quiet, but only a few minutes of walking to get there. Also, the location makes it easy to return for a mid-day siesta.

Thanks for the great stay!

  • Stayed March 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bucharest, Romania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We stayed in Venice for five days, and wanted to be close to St. Mark's, so we booked this hotel. First, let me say that it is extremely close to both St. Mark's and Rialto (5 min walk if you have a map). Rooms are nice and clean, even though the place looks a bit under the weather. The staff comes to clean when you're away, so your room will look spotless when you come back. The area is quiet (unexpectedly so) and has a lot of places to eat, but also shops and even a mini market. Rooms were heated enough (we went in february) to make the stay comfortable. Breakfast doesn't hold many options, but all was tasty, especially the croissant. Don't expect pool and sauna though, this is a small venetian hotel, and should be viewed as such.

Enjoy your stay!

Room Tip: Try to book room 107 as it is larger and has canal view.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Castello 4422/C | Fondamenta del Remedio, 30122 Venice, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Castello
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #282 of 383 Hotels in Venice
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Hotel Class:3 star — Locanda Canal 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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