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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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Sydney, Australia
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“All round amazing hotel/staff/location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We stayed at the hotel Antiche Figure for two nights. Our room was so perfect on the top floor facing the main canal. (I would highly recommend booking this room where possible) Beautiful in every way! Huge double bathroom.

The hotel staff could not be more friendly and helpful if they tried. Continental breakfast was delicious - you must try their "famous cappuccinos"

Really convenience location short walk from the central bus station.

loved loved loved it.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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Hullbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We stayed for a week at this hotel based on Trip Advisor reviews and were not disappointed.
Due to our length of stay we were upgraded to a suite at the side of the hotel - this was reached via a very narrow street. The first point is that it was very safe, the doorway being monitored by CCTV in reception at all times. The suite itself was fantastic - a covered bed, small kitchenette, modern bathroom, - and kept very clean.
The staff were extremely helpful : they organised our cases, gave advice, reccomended a restaurant and booked us a night at the opera which was fantastic. Breakfast excellent and there are some outside tables where you can people watch whilst eating this or enjoying a drink from the bar.
Many other reviewers have noted its good location - we got a train from Venice to Florencer for the day and found it very convenient. We could also just pop over the Sclazi Bridge into the station to get a UK daily morning paper to read over breakfast.
This is an excellent value hotel and very well situated BUT the staff are excellent.

  • Stayed June 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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Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

My husband, daughter and I stayed at the Hotel Antiche Figure for 2 nights this June. We booked a regular room, but were offered an upgrade to a suite for a modest increase. The suite was located next to the main building. It was wonderful and offered plenty of room for the three of us. The bathroom was very large and had the most glorious showerhead, which felt like a waterfall rushing over you. We found all the staff to be very friendly and helpful. Breakfast each morning was included, complete with a coffee bar and a wonderful selection of breads and pastry, fruit, meat and juices. The location of the hotel is so convenient to the train station and Grand Canal. I would highly recommend this hotel for a comfortable stay in Venice.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Claygate, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We recently stayed for 5 nights in May 2013 , could not have been better .Hotel and staff great ,
location right on the Grand canal . Staff were very helpful in advising us on where to go,how to travel and recommend restaurants. Would not hesitate to return or recommend .

Room Tip: Worth having a room over looking the grand canal .
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  • Stayed May 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

We only stayed a night here but couldn't have asked for anything better! It's ideally located across the canal from the train station - short three minute walk over the bridge. We then met the wonderful staff here - so accommodating and helpful. We stayed in the Grand Canal Room which was brilliant - our only hotel in all of Europe where everything was perfect. Highly recommend this place to all travellers to Venice.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Troon, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Having enjoyed this delightful hotel back in 2009 we didn't hesitate in selecting it again for a two night stop in Venice. Having booked it, there was always the nagging thought that it might not live up to standards we experienced four years ago. We needn't have worried. The Antiche Figure is still a lovely hotel. Our room was in the hotel proper this time rather than the annex. We were offered an upgrade when we checked in for 40 euros per night which would have given us a room at the front of the hotel overlooking the Grand Canal, complete with huge bed. Tempting though it was we stuck with our original choice which was on the same fourth floor. Though not huge - this is Venice and space is at a premium - the room was a delight and you could still see the Grand Canal though the side window, whilst the view from the bathroom of the terracotta tiled roofs of Venice was just as good.

That bathroom was modern and clean, the rest of the room was done in an antique style with original roof beams. Most importantly the bed was comfy. Wifi is now available throughout the hotel itself (I can't vouch for coverage in the annex) and was by far the best in terms of speed of the three hotels we stayed in on our recent Italian tour. Breakfast is complimentary and the selection is decent.

Location is pretty much ideal. From the Piazzale Roma bus station, where the airport bus stops, you have just two bridges to haul your bags over and from the train station, situated directly opposite the hotel, there's just the one. The situation on the bank of the Grand Canal is excellent and though the train station itself is not much to look at it is pleasant to sit outside the hotel sipping a bellini and watching the madness taking place on the water. There is a gondola station immediately outside the hotel. The water bus stop is just across the bridge outside the station where you can catch a 'bus' to the main sights or simply walk through the labyrinth of streets to San Marco. The city is compact enough to be done on foot though it would be a shame not to spend some time on the water.

Back to the hotel, the best aspect as far as we were concerned was the friendliness of the staff. Always eager to help, they were all thoroughly charming and made you feel welcome throughout the stay. We would be more than happy to stay in this Venetian treasure again.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

My husband and I visited Venice first week and June and loved staying at Antiche Figure. We booked through their website and were upgraded to a junior suite which is quite small when compared to US hotel rooms. These rooms are located in the alley next to the hotel entry and has 24 hour camera service so some one has to buzz you in which is comforting security wise. The service was great and they provide a full breakfast buffet which was really tasty (fruits, cereals, pastries, meats, cheese, croissants, yogurts, etc). Also, if you're allergic to dairy like I was, they have soy milk! The hotel is next to the big bridge which you cross to get to the shopping areas, Rialto bridge (~20 min walk) and St.Mark's square and basilica (~25-30 min walk). The best part is sitting in front of the hotel and watching all the activity on the grand canal - the view in the evening is breathtaking. We stayed for 2 nights and spent hours watching the grand canal. If you take the train to get in, the train station is literally across the bridge. If you take one of the boat shuttles, this will also stop across the bridge. So access to the hotel is great. Although it was across the grand canal, we had no problems with noise. We had a great stay here and would recommend it to everyone. As a side note, try the tiramisu gelato, it's amazing!

Room Tip: Book online at their website -- this way if there is an upgrade available, it will be complimentary...
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  • Stayed June 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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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 Business Hotel in Venice
#5 Family Hotel in Venice
#10 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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