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Hotel Antiche Figure
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Santa Croce, 687 | Fondamenta S. Simeon Piccolo, 30135 Venice, Italy (Santa Croce)   |  
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Ranked #9 of 383 Hotels in Venice
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Just beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights at this very well located and beautiful old hotel. We easily found it as it is directly opposite the train station. The staff, in particular Francesca at the front desk, were very helpful and courteous. Our very clean and well appointed room was on the 3rd floor and we had a lovely view of the Grand Canal, with 2 gondolas sitting directly below! The breakfast each morning was the usual continental affair. It was always well presented in the attractive little dining room and coffee was freely available. We would not hesitate to recommend this gorgeous little hotel and would stay there again if we are lucky enough to return to Venice.

Room Tip: It is well worth paying the little extra to stay in a Grand Canal view room!
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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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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Positives:
- Well run 3 star hotel with helpful staff and service
- located close to Venezia train station
- upgraded to canal view room

Negatives:
- located far away from main attractions in venice, such as San Marco and Rialto
- good but very limited breakfast buffet (no eggs served which is a rare in Europe)
- upgraded to canal view room but the bed was 2 single beds put together rather than a large double bed
- located close to train station but you need to hire services of a porter in order to cross the bridge with ascending steps if you are carrying heavy luggage
- Paid €155 per night but I strongly believe you can get a better hotel and location if you are willing to pay a few $/€ extra.

Overall, me and my fiancé were just about content with our stay at the hotel but if you are looking to make the most of your stay in venice, I highly recommend you stay closer to rialto or san marco. While the canal view is good, I rather not be looking at the train station across the canal. I honestly went with the hotel given the raving reviews of some of the other folks here, but in my experience tripadvisor's most highly rated hotels are often hit and miss. Having said that, if you want to stay close to the train station, this is the hotel for you.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Alfornas, Direttore at Hotel Antiche Figure, responded to this review, March 1, 2013
Dear Client,
we want thank you for your review
and we take the chance through it to specify some points,
mainly our negative ones.

Negatives:
- located far away from main attractions in venice, such as San Marco and Rialto

That's true, we are 20 minutes walk from Rialto and 30 minutes walk from San Marco
but we are near the arrival points, Port, Bus and Train Terminal.
Our hotel is in a XV building and you can find our buiding into some Canaletto and Guardi paintings.
From our hotel, within 10 minutes walk you can go to :
Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, San Rocco School (Tintoretto Museum), San Giovanni Evangelista School, Jewish Ghetto (Oldest in Europe), Ca'Pesaro Museum (Modern Art Museum), Oriental Museum, Palazzo Mocenigo (Costumes Museum), Palazzo Labia (Tiepolo),
Ca' Vendramin (Casino and Wagner House), Goldoni House.


- good but very limited breakfast buffet (no eggs served which is a rare in Europe)

In our buffet there are only boiled eggs but you can order extra scrambled eggs (euro 4) and omelette (euro 5).

- upgraded to canal view room but the bed was 2 single beds put together rather than a large double bed

As all the hotels in the world we have some rooms with 2 single beds and some with a large double bed, if you like to have a large double bed and not 2 bed together, mention it in your reservation and we will do our best to book you a room with a large double bed.

- located close to train station but you need to hire services of a porter in order to cross the bridge with ascending steps if you are carrying heavy luggage

That is true but we honestly think that if you have heavy bags you have to carry them anywhere you decide to go, are you sure that it would be better to carry them until San Marco or Rialto ?

- Paid €155 per night but I strongly believe you can get a better hotel and location if you are willing to pay a few $/€ extra.

That is probably true .... good luck!


Dear Clients, we rely in your sense of humor,
we perfectly know where we are and we can not do anything about that,
we can only try to do our best for the Guests who choose to stay with us!

Thank you,
best regards,
Alessandro Fornasier
Hotel Antiche Figure
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Dubai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This is a good hotel, with adequate rooms (by Italian standards) and well maintained. Location is convenient both for train and for airport, however Rialto bridge is half an hour walk from here. Best is to buy a multiple days ticket and move through the charming Canal Grande at will. Good breakfast and friendly service.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Hotel Antiche Figure over thanksgiving 2012. We chose it strictly off the reviews we had read off tripadvisor. We were not disappointed! The rate was reasonable and it was convenient to the train station. We requested for the hotel to arrange for a baggage porter from the train station as others had recommended. That was definitely worth the money. (5 Euro per bag) the hotel is right across the bridge from the train station but the bridge is quite a few steps to climb.

I thought the staff was friendly, helpful and knowledgable. The rooms were nice and clean. The breakfast was the best we had over the course of our stay. The cappuccino made by the staff was delicious and I wish I drank more during my stay.

The hotel is conveniently located to the vaporetto stops and also close enough to walk to the sights. However it's also not in the most crowded part of town so you get a bit of quiet.

I'd definitely stay here again if I return to Venice.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boonton, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

Hotel Antiche Figure was the first hotel we stayed at during our visit to Italy - what a brilliant way to start our honeymoon! The room was spacious with a a king-size bed, bar fridge, air-conditioning dressing table and a full size-bathroom. Not only comfortable but slightly decadent in reds and golds with Venetian glass lights etc. lending to the feeling of indulgence.

The location could not be rivaled! On the Grand Canal... Magical!

We happened to fly in to Venice so got the bus into the station and it was a short walk to the hotel (we got a little lost and took the "long route" resulting in a 15 minute walk but in reality if you get it right it's two small bridges and 7 minutes of your time). Also, it is opposite the train station and a Vaperreto (sp.?!) stop.

The staff were helpful - we got given a map with the lady at reception (irritated I can't remember her name!) took us through routes of how to get where we wanted to go, gave us restaurant recommendations and booked us in on the complimentary Murano glass factory tour.

Breakfast - delicious! A continental breakfast with delicious meats, cheeses and pastries that kept us going for the miles and miles of walking that Venice offers. There was not a massive variety to select from: but the food was a great quality, fresh and delicious. Two thumbs up from - the husband too!

Breakfast is included and in the early evenings there are complimentary snacks on the bar. We delighted in an early evening drink sitting outside the hotel in front of an old, slightly dilapidated neighbouring building over-looking the Grand Canal as the sun set. Sigh.

Within easy walking distance from the hotel are all the sites that are Venice must-dos and so you get the dreaminess of being on the Grand Canal without the price tag of having view of the Rialto.

Loved everything about this hotel and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting the majestic city of Venice!

  • Stayed August 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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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This hotel was fabulous! Clean, nicely decorated & well maintained, friendly, helpful staff and great location near the train station & on the Grand Canal with a gondola station right outside! The continental breakfasts were very good with great coffees & always served with a smile. They laid on a “promotional” free boat trip to a Murano glass factory for their guests, which would be great if you have limited time. We were there during the flooding & they even helped carry our cases to the bridge to avoid them getting wet. Overall we had a great time and I can only say the customer service from this hotel was of the very highest standard. Thank you for a lovely stay!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Coimbra, Portugal
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158 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 600 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Hotel Antiche Figure in Venice is a lovely Little Hotel on Grand Canal,just off Piazzale Roma. For us the location was perfect! Our family of 3 stayed there for one night on the way to the mountains for a ski holidays. We travelled with lots of luggage so we needed a Hotel close to Piazzale Roma where the bus from/to Venice Marco Polo airport arrive and departs.We were able to reach easily the hotel on foot in about 6-8 min.The hotel is also close to Venice Santa Lucia railway station if you arrive by train.To San Marco is a bit far ( 40-45 min walking),but you can catch the vaporetto just in front of the hotel.
The staff was lovely,on arrival and on departure.We booked a standard triple room but they gave us an upgrade to a room facing the Grand Canal,free of charge!The room and bathroom were spacious,decorated in Venetian style and spotless clean.The beds comfortable.The only downside ( because we are a very light sleepers!) were the noise from the boats on Grand Canal from the early morning ( we were on the first floor)...but the views were great!
Good breakfast,with all that we need to start the day,and again a very helpful and kind staff taking care of us!
This was my third time in Venice. From now Hotel Antiche Figure will be my first choice in my future trips to this fantastic city!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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, 687 | Fondamenta S. Simeon Piccolo, 30135 Venice, Italy
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Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Santa Croce
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Venice
#5 Business Hotel in Venice
#8 Romantic Hotel in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Antiche Figure 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Antiche Figure is inside a beautiful XV century building overlooking the Grand Canal, very close to the main entrances of the city, Piazzale Roma (Bus Station, parkings and transfers to / from Marco Polo and Treviso airports), Central Trains Station (S. Lucia), Venice Shore. It's the ideal starting point to experience the atmosphere between 'calli' and 'campielli'. ... more   less 
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