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Hotel Canal Grande
Ranked #11 of 386 Hotels in Venice
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Perfect for us”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014

This hotel is very nice - atmospheric, and the décor is very sumptuous, perfect for Venice. The location was ideal for us, just a short walk from the train station, so we didn't have to walk too far with our cases - and not too far to the vaporetto. The staff could not have been more helpful, and the breakfast was very nice too.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Valencia, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014

Four of us went for a long weekend in early February. We had two rooms, not in the main building which means that we did not have a view. The rooms were small but adequate as we did not go to Venice to spend time in our room. Having said that, the rooms were clean, the daily maid service good and the bathrooms were large enough and kept very clean. The small breakfast room was cozy and there was a variety of pastries, breads, meats, cheeses, fruit, yoghurt, etc. Since we did not have a view from our room, I enjoyed watching the traffic on the canal at breakfast and while having a drink in the bar in the afternoon. The staff was very helpful, suggesting walking routes to the different places we wanted to see, making reservations at the local restaurants and of course arranging our complementary water taxi to the Murano factory.
I loved the location, preferring to be close to the bus and train stations than to the San Marco square.
Would stay here again if I return to Venice.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2014

We spent 5 days in Venice after first taking 5 days to see Florence, Italy in January 2014. As soon as we arrived relatively late in the evening we were treated as royalty. It's worth contacting the hotel beforehand with any specific info as because I had advised upon booking that this was our honeymoon, we found ourseleves greeted with a complimentary upgrade from a standard double room to a junior suite. Our suite was a few doors down from the main hotel but had a secure entrance (Reception could see the entrance on camera and buzz you into the building when you rang the bell). The main hotel reception was just a few steps away so breakfast was really easy to wander in to. The hotel does not have a restaurant and breakfasts were simple yet pleasant. However the service here is absolutely second to none and the team on reception are highly personable and the most helpful hotel staff I have ever encountered and I have stayed in plenty of 5* esclusive hotels on business before so that's saying something! If you ask on reception they will recommend good and not too pricey restaurants in the area and we would really suggest you visit these! Food in Venice is generally overpriced and low quality (my husband paid 14 Earos for a microwave lasagne that was still slightly frozen in the missle at one place), however I can honestly say that at the recommended restaurants the food was gorgeous! This hotel is very close to the train station....... close enough to be convenient but not in a dodgy area at all as it is across the canal. It is perhaps a 25min walk to St Marks but the hotels close to St Marks were all extortionaely priced and we would not have seen as much of Venic as we did had the hotel been further South! Location of this hotel is therefore GREAT!
It is the service that really makes the Hotel Canale Grande something special though, rooms are beautiful and spotlessly clean (and I have OCD!) and staff are unfailingly helpful and friendly. On one evening our hot water was broken and we called reception to report it. They had it fixed immediately following breakfast the following day and we had a apology and a complimentary bottle of wine in our room when we returned at the end of our days sightseeing.
Venice is a place everyone should visit once and if we were ever to return I can guaruntee we would only ever stay at The HOtel Canale Grande!!!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

Stayed here for a long weekend, and I found the hotel to be perfect. The staff were excellent, very attentive and determined for us to enjoy Venice. The location is on the opposite side of Venice from St Mark's Square, but I personally preferred this, as it gave you the perfect reason to explore more of Venice by foot, and within 15 minutes you were right in the heart of the tourist area (if you wanted to be).

Rooms are decorated perfectly for an authentic Venice feel, with everything you could need.

Only downside was that our room was in an adjoining building, so taking breakfast was more of a chore as you had to leave the building and enter the main one, so breakfast wasnt taken until the last day.

I will defintiely stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014

All the reviews are so very right. The hotel, location, rooms, breakfast, amenities are wonderful. The real stars are the staff who were so friendly, helpful and the perfect hosts from the start through to the end and throughout our stay, and nothing was too much trouble. Venice is wonderful with so much too do from the Grand Canal, Museums, Sights, Bars, Walking, plus, plus and of course Romance. We stayed for six nights and would recommend that you stay in the Hotel Canal Grande and love everything about Venice. Also buy the special vaperetto tickets for your whole stay and just hop on and off and enjoy the views and the whole experience. Would also recommend the La Zucca restaurant and the Wine bar near the Pungi Bridge.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

Well this hotel certainly lived up to its billing on TA not least due to the wonderful staff that work the reception desk. We visited here to celebrate our 10th wedding annivesary and got upgraded to one of the suites. The room was large enough with only the bathroom being a little on the small side. Breakfast is served each morning in the bar overlooking the canal. The usual continental fare is provided with bread rolls, eggs, pastries etc. and good coffee - no complaints here.

Location wise it is a little out of the way but I think thats why we liked it so much. We loved wandering through the streets back to the hotel after dinner and sight seeing.

I would definitely recommend the hotel. Keep up the good work!!!

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for one night during our trip to Venice. Located right on the Grand Canal across from the Train Station in Santa Croce. The staff was great from check in, answering questions on sites, restaurants, and provided great service during breakfast. Hotel is in a quiet area and away from the bustle in San Marcos Square.

Room was in the back area and was very spacious, clean, and provided free wifi. I would recommend this hotel to anyone

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Canal Grande
Address: Santa Croce, 932 | Campo San Simeone Grande, 30135 Venice, Italy
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Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 386 Hotels in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Canal Grande 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Canal Grande is a charming boutique hotel located in Ca' Polacco, an elegant little palace which has just been restored. The furniture of the hotel is characterised by the elegance of Rococo style, typical of 18th century Venice. The lobby with its rose marble fireplace, the breakfast room with its golden mirrors, and the bar with its Venetian red velvet armchairs overlook the Grand Canal and are the best places where to begin and end a day! The small terrace on the Grand Canal gives our Guests the possibility to have a drink in a special setting and to "breathe the air of the canal"!! ... more   less 
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