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“a perfect hotel in Venice with top notch service” 5 of 5 stars
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San Polo 2542 | Fondamenta Contarini, 30125 Venice, Italy (San Polo)   |  
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Ranked #10 of 384 Hotels in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Oakville, Canada
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“a perfect hotel in Venice with top notch service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Reviews really help when booking a hotel in a city you've never been to. Wanted a quiet spot to finish our Italy tour in and this was definitely the right choice. Couldn't wait for breakfast every day - it was a treat. only 6 rooms here. Had a great suite on the top floor. Was a quiet spot (construction happening next door but was finishing as we were leaving our trip). Didn't bother us as we were up when that started. Staff treated us fantastically. Nice to have a bar fridge with free still + sparkling water on hand. Folks have stated this place is tough to find, but what place isn't in Venice? Had no issues finding it thanks for the directions given in advance.
Would surely recommend this place to friends/family, and would stay here again if making the trip back to Venice.
Did I mention the breakfast? I miss it already :)

Room Tip: Suite on top floor was nice. doubt there is a bad room in the place though.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wayne NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We stayed here for our first trip to Venice in May. I chose this area on the advice of a co worker who advised me to stay away from the crowds, where I would be able to hear the church bells ringing.

We were not disappointed.

This hotel is wonderful, we had a suite on the top floor with a view of the canal. The room was very spacious for myself, husband, and 22 year old daughter. Our room overlooked the garden where the most amazing breakfasts are served. The staff are great, Lorenzo the owner makes you feel right at home and has answers to all of your questions. He sent us to a great restaurant Birraria la Corte in San Polo.

We had the best gondola ride with Sebastian our gondolier, He works right around the corner from the hotel, in front of Frari church.

I can't imagine staying anywhere else and we will be back. Thanks to the staff at Oltre il Giardino for making our trip to Venice, the best!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Small hotel, you feel like at home, excellent service. Beautiful decoration and very spacious room (we had the suite). Great location, very central and quiet place. The staff made our stay unforgettable. They even provided a kettle and mineral water free of charge in the room so we could prepare our babies bottle in the room. We all enjoyed our stay including Alma!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Nothing to add to what everyone else appears to have written.....excellent and spacious rooms (we had a mini suite), personal but never intrusive service....will be recommending this to lots of friends. A hidden oasis in an amazing city.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

All you can wish from hotel for a dream trip in Venice: good convenient location but quiet and peaceful, 6 rooms only - beautifuly decorated preserving the original style perfectily aligned with Venice spirit and art. Prfect facilities and very good quality breakfast, generous and nicely served, extremely enjoyable in the garn terasse. All enhanced by the very attentive and helpful personnel. Th charming garden is a great plus if you want some lazy quit hours. Last time we've stayed for eight days in Venice and in Ottre il Giardino - as courtesy we ere offered the ground floor suite with its own private garden space - it was lovely.

Room Tip: Ground floor suite with own private garden space
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Oltre Il Giardino for our 25th wedding anniversary celebratory trip to Venice. It's a peaceful hotel with just 6 rooms. We stayed in one of the Junior Suites which was very clean, comfortable, spacious and cool thanks to the air conditioning. Breakfast was really good - continental style but plenty to keep us going for most of the day. The main thing for us was that all the staff were extremely welcoming, very nice and very helpful. It is well located for all the sights (St Mark's Square is about 15 minutes walk away across the Rialto bridge) and there are plenty of good bars and restaurants close by. the hotel was extremely peaceful. I would highly recommend staying here.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is located in a lovely quiet neighbourhood in Venice, but is also close to the main sights and the vaparetto stop. The staff are so helpful and friendly and breakfasts lovely, set in the peaceful garden. The AC in the room was very welcome, and the rooms were beautifully furnished. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Address: San Polo 2542 | Fondamenta Contarini, 30125 Venice, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > San Polo
Amenities:
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Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Venice
#10 Best Value Hotel in Venice
#48 Family Hotel in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The house, which once belonged to Alma Mahler, the composer's widow who lived there in the 1920's, lies next to a small canal just a stone’s throw from the Church of the Frari, has now been turned into an exclusive but homely retreat. This enchanting place in the hearth of Venice offers something unique to those visiting the city. Our guests will feel that they have really found a home away from home. ... more   less 
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