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Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro

#90 of 384 Hotels in Venice
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Castello 2926, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A hidden gem, in a quiet residential area in Venice - about a 15 minute walk to St. Mark's square. It looks to have once been residences that are now converted to spacious rooms/suites. Our large room (San Giorgio) overlooked the canal and the bridge/walkway to the San Francesco della Vigna church. Due to the beautiful courtyard this hotel has... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reception doesnot work after 8pm. if you go there and knock or ring bell, no one will be able to open the door. you need to ring the number to reach some one. get down at celestia. not fondamentanove.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Great place - gorgeous courtyard, perfect location, tasteful large rooms and super friendly and helpful staff. It's close enough to the main sights that you can walk in 10 mins but in a peaceful area with a ferry bus port right next to it. Can't recommend enough.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Con's: Finding Palazzo Contarini can be a bit of a challenge if walking from the train station. You can walk right past the door without knowing, so asking for assistance is likely the best course of action. Also, the area is one of the oldest in Venice, so its not as well lit or stocked with shopping as other areas.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Just returned from a family trip to Venice, we were a group of 16 and booked the Palazzo Contarini after a lot of research as it offered the flexibility we were looking for with 4 apartments to sleep the 4 groups in our party. The service we recieved throughout from the email contact with Vivianna and her assistance with restaurant... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Slightly off the beaten track, this beautiful, somewhat crumbling palazzo is an evocative place to stay in Venice and very good value. Not everything is in tip top condition but for me the courtyard, piano nobile and water door were worth it. You get a kitchen and a authentic grocery etc practically outside your door. The staff are lovely. I... More 

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Thank Salmagundi289714
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

We went to Venezia on June and this hotel was wondeful, the locations avoid crowds, so you basically need to walk through little bridges and streets, what makes it more interesting going around. What make worthy thus place is the decoration and antiques that you find inside and the big rooms, I would be back for sure.q

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Swaffham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Just spent nine nights here in room 505 Murano which was really a very spacious apartment. This was our 5th holiday to Venice which is our favourite city, and it was so nice to have all of this space instead of a small room. We had our own lobby, large sitting dining room, kitchen, bedroom and shower room. Yes the... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Tucked away off the paths in Venice is a spiral staircase worth hunting for. However it is currently closed but can be viewed from behind the gates. After taking some turns near campo manin you will find this staircase. A tip I discovered for myself is all main attractions in Venice are marked on yellow signs hanging just off the... More 

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Thank Damian A
New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone lest they experience the same thing we did. The sign with hotel name is so small, it's easy to miss, located in an alley. This hotel was so hard to find. Took almost 3 hours to get here from the airport getting off at San Marco, maneuvering between tourists and got lost which... More 

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icarat, Direttore generale at Palazzo Contarini della Porta di Ferro, responded to this review

I do apologize for the time spent waiting outside and for the poor courtesy of that member of our staff, I hope the others acted differently. I understand our property might be difficult to find, but that happens in many of the Venetian properties. Venice is an old city all by symmetrical and orientation without a map is definitely an... More 

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Castello
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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