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Residence Corte Grimani
Corte Grimani, San Marco 4402 | Corte Grimani, 30124 Venice, Italy (San Marco)   |  
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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We have just returned from a lovely 75th birthday long weekend at the Corte Grimani. Perfectly located between St Mark's Square and the Rialto Bridge. 3 of us stayed in a corner canal-view apartment that could have accommodated 6. Lovely spot - being serenaded by Gondoliers as we sat and drank our cocktails in the evenings! Very clean and bright plus very helpful staff. They provided free wi-fi password for the stay, umbrella when it rained, printer for tickets, advice etc. etc. Lovely pastry shop nearby for delicous breakfasts.
We walked there from Bus station on arrival - DON'T DO IT! (wheelie cases don't mix with steps on bridges and it takes 45 minutes) - use Vaporetti to Rialto instead - efficient and frequent.
Will definitely be back.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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28 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We, wife and two children aged 10 and 12,have just returned from a 5 night stay at this brilliant residence. We caught a private water taxi from the airport, expensive 135 euro, but so worth it, the ride in through the main waterway and under the ria rialto bridge is wonderful and you are dropped off directly at the hotel enterence, we did the same back to the airport as we had to leave at 430am and it took 20 mins and also well worth it. We stayed in 503, the top floor and the view over the rooftops was spectacular, becuase its also not on the waterway extremely quiet with the windows open all you hear are the birds and church bells. The apartment is huge and well maintained, a full kitchen, we did not opt for the 50 euro extra for all the equipment, but had use of the fridge, microwave, sink, kettle cupboards and the supermarket is a 3 minute walk away so you can give the kids cereal and yogurt for breakfast and have some tea or coffee. We had our own room with a king size bed and the kids had a double sleeper couch in the lounge area, there was also a small third room with a single sleeper couch as well, there is also a TV with CNN and BBC news and over 100 channels of italian tv. The apartment was clean the bath small but the shower worked well and the beds and linen comfortable and warm. The hotel is well positioned, 2 mins from St Marks square and loads of restuarants around, the shopping is also good. The staff was extremely helpful and curteous at all times i would highly recommend this hotel to anyone. There is a vending machine for water and coldrinks, 1 euro for water, it also has biscuits and chocolates and a coffee machine 80 cents that dispensed coffee cuppacino, hot chocolate and various other delights in the foyer, there is no eating facilities but the hotel accross the way had american breakfast for 10 euros pp and kids under 8 for free, there is also a hardrock cafe close by but very expensive, burgers 16 euros.

  • Stayed April 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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Worcester, UK
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Just returned from a wonderful three night stay at Corte Grimani with my husband and our three children. Finding suitable (and affordable) accommodation for a family of five anywhere is very difficult, but this place was superb. We found the staff very helpful and really friendly (I don't recognise the service experienced by the reviewer below at all). I agree the 50 euro surcharge for use of kitchen seems a bit unnecessary and does leave a bad taste, but I had been forewarned by keeping up with Trip Adviser reviews. Because of this we only used the kitchen for breakfast and got by using cups for cereal (!) so we didn't need to access any equipment other than the small amount of cups, plates and glasses provided for the simplest of snacks. As a result we weren't charged.

We found eating out was actually not as expensive as I had feared. It was really easy to find excellent pizza slices for just a couple of euros, and we generally ate our lunch sitting on the steps of campo well heads in relative peace and quiet.

The location of Corte Grimani is superb - just a couple of minutes from Piazza San Marco and only five minutes from Rialto. In the evening when these major tourist spots quieten down it is really quite a magical location to be.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

I stayed here with my partner over a weekend. We would highly recommend it. Be aware that the feel of the accommodation is more serviced apartment than hotel. That was an advantage for us, since the location is fantastic, and one of the local hotels would have been hugely more expensive. Venice is eye-wateringly expensive, so if you are not one of those for whom money is no object, and have a family to feed - or are travelling as a group - then this is a good option. There's a kitchen in the apartment, so you could rustle up a pasta. And not pay 50 euros a head for it down the street! Very clean, comfortable. Pleasant, helpful staff. Bit tricky to find tucked away round a corner off the main drag after a bridge. But this makes it quiet. Our apartment's windows looked out onto a dim passageway.The water taxis cost an arm and a leg, so we took the vap on the way in, but the taxi on the way back was very picturesque and exciting!

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  • Stayed September 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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Newport Beach, California
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We just spent 3nights 4 days here. Booked a 6 person apt with washer/dryer and kitchen. The staff is rude and unprofessional( except for Guido). There is a 15 euro charge to use the washer and dryer and 50 euro charge to use the kitchen. Shouldn't that be part of the room charges already??. The washer& dryer wasn't working properly. I asked the night person who said asked the day person. I asked the day person( Donatella) who said" don't you know how to read?" They do have instructions in broken English that isn't very clear. I asked Donatella to come up and show me. She came up and she couldn't get it to work either and had to reset the circuit breakers. Then she reiterated that " don't you know how to read?" I told her that of course I know how to read but the washer/dryer in the US are different and it was rude of her to say that. Then she went into a barrage of Italian obviously cursing me in Italian. I have never seen such horrible, rude and unprofessional service or reaction before. We were gone from 5am til 11pm at night and we usually don't have our rooms cleaned just changing of the towels and to throw away the trash. When we got back they left only 3 towels for 6 people. The San Marco square had been flooded and we had to wade thru ankle deep dirty water. I asked for 3 more towels as we all needed to shower and they said it would be an extra charge?? What ?? Did they expect us to share towels?? It was a room for 6 people. We were not asking for anything extra. The customer service is horrendous. Please avoid.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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grimani, Proprietario at Residence Corte Grimani, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Dear Madam,
I need to respond this complain because you tell our staff is rude and unprofessional. Sorry but our cleaning girls are very good and they clean properly the apartment and they are professional and kind. The apartments are clean every day and yours was too, unless the day you request only the change of towels without the cleaning of the apartment, towels for 6 people in apartment, not 3 towels! Anna, our nice girl working in the night gave you extra towels but there was no extra charge!!!
For the extra payment of the kitchen and washing machine is explain at the reservation through our website or Booking and Expedia website. We know that many people do not have at home a machine, which is both washer and dryer together and we try to explain quickly the use at the arrival, obviesly then everybody has to read the instruction we leave in each apartment and if we could we help guest when he has not well understand. We prefer the staff in the night does not come in the apartment for the washer machine because it is not good to do the washer in the night for respect of other guests for the noisy.
The morning after your arrival you phone me from Como, a town 300 km from Venice where you were on a day trip, to know which bottom to press to do the dryer, sorry but my English it is not enough good when speaking in presence of people and it is impossible for me to give such information on the phone, I tell you if you have read the instructions or that we can help you the morning after, so you hang down the telephone badly. Sorry but I was not me the rude person. To help you, as you will be back only late evening and because you say you do not understand the english instructions (from factory) I try to sign on the instructions step by step what to do for use the machine. In the morning when you call me I went upstairs and the machine was cut off and I had to reset from the central switch and explain again…
Guido and me and all our staff try always to be kind and helpful with all our guests…
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

What a great place. 200m from Piazza San Marco and 400m from the Rialto bridge. So pretty amazing in terms of location you would have to say. The staff were very friendly and gave a very useful recommendation for a local patisserie for breakfast. The apartment (the 'classic with view') was much bigger than we expected. Who thought you could get that kind of space in this part of Venice for about £200 a night. Was pretty easy to find (plan your route beforehand if coming from Rialto and you'll be fine).

There is a locked cupboard in which the kitchen stuff (pans etc) are kept. The porter went on the correct presumption that we wouldn't need this as we were only there two nights. However there is a kettle, coffee sachets, tea bags and cups and glasses in the apartment available to use.

But wait, here's the best news. The alcohol they have available for sale is totally, completely reasonable priced. €8 for a decent Merlot - no rip off there.

Overall, a great place to stay. We stayed as a couple but should we go back with the two kids at some point we would choose to stay here as there was plenty of space.

  • Stayed April 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

We arrived by water taxi from the airport so did not have any difficulty in finding as some other reviewers have mentioned. We were traveling with two children (ages 14 and 11) so the bedroom/sleeper sofa arrangement worked perfectly for us. Rooms are very clean. Staff is very helpful/pleasant. Location is excellent. Breakfast is not included but "the best cake shop in Venice" is very close by. Enjoy your jet leg and head to St Marks and Rialto before the crowds arrive.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 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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Address: Corte Grimani, San Marco 4402 | Corte Grimani, 30124 Venice, Italy
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Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > San Marco
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Venice
#12 Romantic Hotel in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Residence Corte Grimani is situated few steps to San Mark Square housed within an old 17th-century Venetian palace which has been completely restored. It's made up of 15 elegant apartments, and they are available in three different decors complete with all amenities. Shared spaces and services are those of a very refined apart hotel where guests can take advantage of the reception 24h/24h. The residence offers the very best of services such as daily housekeeping of the apartment, and a family atmosphere where the very attentive and professional staff welcome guests in a friendly and efficient manner, always providing information and suggestions to make the best of a stay in Venice. ... more   less 
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