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Hotel Fontana

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Certificate of Excellence


#102 of 392 hotels in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Since 1968 the Hotel Fontana is owned and run by the Stainer family. The building was originally built in the 18th century and restored in 1984. The typical atmosphere of a venetian house and the friendly staff will make you feel at home. All 15 rooms, overlooking campo San Zaccaria or campo San Provolo, have a private bathroom (with shower or bath-tub),air-conditioning, sat-tv,safe and telephone. Free wi-fi available in room and all common areas.
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Property amenities
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
296Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
186Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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 strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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It's hard to find a reasonably priced hotel in Venice that checks all the boxes. While this hotel was recommended by Rick Steves (and the hotel gives a Rick Steves discount if you pay cash), there are PROs and CONs, so read on and decide if it's for you: The PROs: (1) Gabriele
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This small, family run hotel could not have been more well placed for arrival by train to Venice. With info from the hotel as to the quickest vaporetto to take, we easily arrived at the San Zaccaria dock and from there had maybe a 3 minute walk to the hotel. This location also
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Venice is a bit tricky to navigate so it was great that Hotel Fontana was very easy to locate and in an area of the city that was convenient to many sites of Venice. We also found the front desk to be very helpful. We would definitely stay here again.
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This hotel was very easy to find and so close to many of the major sites in Venice. The staff was very friendly and acommodating. We wanted to change our room and they did so without any trouble. The rooms are somewhat dated, but very clean. The staff was very helpful with their
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Stayed two nights at Hotel Fontana and felt our vacation got off to an excellent start. The Stainer family and entire staff were very welcoming and provided very good suggestions for restaurants and directions for getting around. Highly recommend.
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$142 - $292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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ItalyVenetoProvince of VeniceCity of VeniceVeniceCastello
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