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Hotel Riva

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May 19, 2015
“We love this hotel!”
Jul 8, 2012
“Great location but just ok overall”
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Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Very easy to get to from the vaporetto stop. Easy and quick check in. We stayed in room one or two which is right at the top of the stairs. I was worried that we would hear everyone coming and going but we didn't hear...More

1  Thank Jen S
Reviewed July 8, 2012

I've stayed in the hotel twice with a 15 year interval between visits. The location is excellent - just 5-10 minute walk from St. Mark's. The building and the street are charming, and it is wonderful to see the gondolas passing by from the room...More

7  Thank Zorba91
Reviewed April 25, 2012

This place is so charming, great value for what you pay. We emailed the hotel directly and requested a corner room on the third floor for the best views. Gondoleros and water taxis go by all day but nights are quiet so no trouble sleeping....More

8  Thank dakresimmons
Reviewed January 6, 2012

We stayed two nights at the Riva in a third floor room with a view of one of the main gondola canals.We could lie in our bed and listen to the gondoliers singing and playing. Great atmosphere.Our room was small but cozy and clean. No...More

3  Thank Richard W
Reviewed January 5, 2012

Had a great experience at this hotel. Our room was on the second floor and had a window that looked out onto the canal. I needed a hair dryer and they were more than happy to loan me one. The room was a good size...More

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Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Castello
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Riva Hotel Venice
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Castello is the largest of the six sestieri
(districts), and the only one not facing onto the
Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated
within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over
one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime
neighborhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side
streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals
criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a
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"A higher room might be a tad quieter. We were close to the canal (second floor), which is great if that is..."
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"I didn't go into any other rooms but we loved the corner room on the 3rd floor."
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"I would advise choosing the option of a canal view. The light and view add to one's enjoyment."
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"Choose one of their air conditioned rooms and on the lowest floor possible; preferably first floor. In Italy..."
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