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Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal

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Hong Kong
Reviewed April 3, 2012

Spent two nights in this hotel and we won't be returning. For EUR198 per night I don't expect a hard bed with thin pillows, breakfast of bitter filtered coffee with only bread choice for toast is white, and broadband at EUR12 per night or free (but slow) in the lobby. This hotel is in a great location right opposite the...

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Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We wish to respond to your criticism regarding the three Bs: Bed, Breakfast and Broadband First B, BED: Someone could prefer a soft mattress, others would prefer a firm one. What you consider hard may be considered soft by others. Everyone knows that opinions are relative. Personally we think that...

Forfar, Scotland
Reviewed April 3, 2012

My wife and I chose this hotel for it's location and we were not disappointed. We wanted to visit Venice for some time and when I found this hotel we booked it. The hotel is situated opposite the railway station (separated by the grand canal) and a short walk from the bus station at Plaza le Roma. Easy to find...

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Reviewed April 1, 2012

Nothing to complain about. The hotel is situated on the main canal, not very far from all inbound drop off points. Staff are lovely and friendly. Room was very nice and decorated as you would hope a hotel room in venice would be. Lovely lobby area with wi-fi. Food and drinks are a bit expensive and rooms overlooking canal can...

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Siena, Italy
Reviewed March 31, 2012

Beautifully decorated room with lots of character. Initially the location I was concerned about as it was the first property you looked at across from the station but given how hard it is to navigate Venice it was a blessing with suitcases in tow. The breakfast was great but a little crowded and service was helpful.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 30, 2012

Near train, bus station was allowed to check in at 10 room small but nice clean. Was my birthday staff bought to our room a birthday cake 8/10 Breakfast was NOT worth getting out of bed 2/10 To get around it handy river buses are bet way to move around

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Reviewed March 26, 2012

The Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal is conveniently located right across from the train station, which is a plus, especially if you have any luggage as it's difficult to get through the streets with all of the stairs and people in beautiful Venice while carrying luggage. Plus everything is in walking distance so it isn't as if you'll be...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed March 26, 2012

as you emerge from the St Lucia station there is the hotel beckoning 20 metres away.... alas, across the Grande Canal. Never fear, there is an enormous arched bridge with lots of steps, and some young men hanging around who are happy to carry your heavy suitcase for 5 euro. Rooms are nice with lots of Venetian style furniture, and...

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Fife, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 24, 2012

Very easy to find from the airport coach stop, ideally located across the canal from the station and water buses. Very comfortable and friendly. Enjoyed the breakfast. Our room only had a view of the rooftops and church dome nearby but this was still nice. Only critism of the hotel was the bath, which was very small and designed with...

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New York City, New York, USA
Reviewed March 22, 2012

Hotel is located at a great location, it is a great short walk from the train station where we arrived, you just have to cross the bridge and the public water taxi stop is right by the train station. We booked the canal view room and it was great to look right and left from our balcony. I knew we...

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Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed March 21, 2012

The hotel is very closed to the main train station (few steps) and quite close to Treviso airport, which is very convenient. The boat stop is pretty close, too, if you want to travel on boat, but three days travel card is quite expensive and you won't probably use it. Rooms look better on official photos, but still are very...

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Staying in Santa Croce

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Santa Croce
Santa Croce gained importance as a sestiere (district) when Piazzale Roma was created in the 1930s to bring cars and buses close to the center of Venice. Constitution Bridge spans the Grand Canal linking Piazzale Roma to the train station. This area buzzes with energy from travelers and students. Historic palaces and former industrial buildings house some departments of Ca' Foscari and IUAV Architecture universities. On the Fondaco dei Turchi, Venice's Museum of Natural History offers Venetians prehistoric thrills, plus an overview of lagoon fish and wildlife. The Grand Canal, northern boundary of Santa Croce, is lined with palaces and decorated by the tall green dome of San Simeon Piccolo. Ca' Pesaro attracts Venetians to its contemporary art exhibitions. The Grand Canal exposes only one face of these buildings. On the opposite side, the palace often interacts with a square or a busy street to represent its neighborhood identity.
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  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Elegant and welcoming, the Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal has been run with passion for approximately 30 years by a Venetian family which loves to pay its guests attention, by providing them with valuable advise on how to capture the city’s true essence.Pastel shades, Venetian stuccoes, glass wall lamps made in Murano, furnishings which, while being functional, recall the glorious Serenissima epoch: these are the elements of the new hall and bar, completely mirrored on marvellous Istria stone. Right at the centre of the hotel is an original glass cupola creating light effects which highlight its sophistication. The recently restored, characteristic internal patio onto which some of the rooms look out and where guests can enjoy breakfast or relax, using it as a peaceful open-air lounge, has a notable impact on guests. The elegant Bar Carlton Café offers you the chance to taste excellent drinks and whet your appetite with unusual snacks both in the internal room and in the open-air, enjoying an unforgettable stay on the Grand Canal.The hotel also offers its guests outstanding opportunities to discover all of Venice’s magic, by organizing personalised itineraries and excursions: boat tours to the lagoon islands, guided tours of the city, romantic itineraries followes by a candle lit dinner and much more. For further information on “special” packages, check out our online booking now or send your request to our booking centre.For conferences and meetings we can provide the “Galileo” room, fitted with update equipment and capable of holding up to 60 people.Some of the services offered to our guests include: free entry to the Casino, free baggage surveillance, baby-sitting, restaurant booking, theatre and concert tickets.Restaurant “La Cupola”Elegant reflections, inviting aromas, brilliant colours and exclusive tastes: these are the defining features of our restaurant “La Cupola”, a jewel of refined style in newly renovated surroundings, boasting harmony in its menu selections inspired both by innovative cuisine, as well as the genuine traditions of the territory.The distinct, welcoming atmosphere and the fine cuisine will envelop you and capture you, transforming your “mealtime” into an exceptional experience.You will be greeted with warmth and courtesy, and given expert advice on your menu selections.The typical and international specialties are served with refined simplicity, elegant and genuine at the same time, accompanied by an exclusive wine list. Our Maitre, Filippo Nocerino, will be at your disposition for any special requests.Perfect for any occassion or simply for a romantic evening, our restaurant “La Cupola” will live up to your expectations and your appetites!TOP OF THE CARLTON SKY LUNGE & RESTAURANTLet “Time Out” steer you upwards to the finest sky lounge in Venice for enjoying cocktails in the clouds and Grand Canal view dining .Stylish evenings begin and end at TOP OF THE CARLTON, the rooftop terrace perched on the 4th floor of the Carlton on the Grand Canal Hotel. Impressive views from this spacious terrace take in both the ancient majesty of the Grand Canal and its noble palaces and the modern Constitution bridge, the newest structure that pierces the motley Venice skyline full of domes, bell towers, arches and spires.Choose from a multitude of cocktails, snacks and light-dining while you sit and enjoy a romantic sunset or experience the gentle lapping of the Grand Canal waters as a gondola passes by.When it’s time to unwind and relax, choose Top of the Carlton.TOP OF THE CARLTON can be exclusively reserved for private events and functions, such as wedding receptions, birthday parties, corporate events – in fact the sky is the limit.Open from mid May to end of September, weather permitting. ... more   less 

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Address: Santa Croce 578, 30135 Venice, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Santa Croce
Price Range: $195 - $376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal 4*
Number of rooms: 145
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Also Known As:
Carlton Grand Canal Hotel
Hotel Carlton Grand Canal
Canal Hotel Venice
Hotel Style:
#75 Luxury Hotel in Venice
#150 Romantic Hotel in Venice
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Junkyardjunior, yesterday | Read review
“We liked the garden room. A room on upper floor that is facing the garden or the canal might be nice.”
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sofa529, 6 days ago | Read review
“If you want quiet do not book a canal side room.”
DD4535, 1 week ago | Read review
“Rooms at the back have to listen to local families shouting , and cats in heat every night.”
freedom06, 1 week ago | Read review
“Roof terrace at the new department store at Rialto bridge is a must do while it's still free.”
924davidh924, 1 week ago | Read review
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