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“Nice Small Hotel”
Review of Hotel Canal Grande

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Hotel Canal Grande
Ranked #13 of 386 Hotels in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Nice Small Hotel”
Reviewed December 2, 2010

I think this is a nice hotel and some of the staffs are great. The exterior may look old but the quality of furnishing in our room is high and very new.

The lady with glasses in particular really made a difference to our stay. She is warm and friendly and took time not only to patiently explain and recommend, even brought us through the kitchen to the back door to show us where we can take a Vaporatto boat!

When we checked out, the guy with glasses brought us outside the main door to make sure we know where to alight from the boat at the train station in order to avoid dragging our luggage over steps.

Only kink was a tall young man who was quite indifferent and impatient to our queries when checked in; even though he wasn't serving anyone else. He was our 1st contact and so we were a little concerned about the service. Fortunately, he rest made up for it.

The young lady running the breakfast area can get really overwhelmed by too many guests, but she served efficiently and with a smile. She's doing a great job but I think she need some help when the place is packed.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
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Plaistow, New Hampshire
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Reviewed November 27, 2010

Hotel staff was very friendly - the friendliest we encountered on our weeklong trip to Italy and Switzerland. The hotel is off the beaten path, which was nice in the busy summer season as it was very quiet near the hotel. The water bus is a nice scenic ride to the main tourist attactions, such as St. Mark's. The only downside to the hotel's location was that the weather was unusually hot while we were there due to a heat wave from Sahara Africa, so it took a bit longer to get to the room to cool off. The hotel is a short walk to the train station. Room accomodations were very nice, although the bed could have been a bit more comfortable. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Florence, Italy
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Reviewed November 26, 2010

We could not have been more pleased with the friendly, helpful staff at the Hotel Canal Grande. The rooms were nicely decorated and the location was very convenient to the train station and the vaporetto stop.

  • Stayed December 2009
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London
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Reviewed November 25, 2010

We really enjoyed our stay at the hotel. It was very quiet as it is a bit outside the usual tourist track. The room was very cosy and romantic with a very nice view on the Grand Canal. The staff of the hotel was very helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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surrey
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Reviewed November 24, 2010

Great location, you can come in by Bus
great rooms
wonderful staff

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed November 21, 2010

We chose this hotel for its proximity to the port and the train station. We were able to walk from the cruise ship port (with the help of the people mover) to this hotel and then from the hotel to the train station. Hotel Canal Grande is an elegantly appointed hotel on the Grand Canal, but, located in a quiet area. We did not hear any exterior noise in our room, but, we did hear people walking on the wood floors in the room above us (the only negative of our stay). The continental breakfast was adequate and delicious. We would choose this hotel, again, but, might opt for a canal view room.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed November 21, 2010

We stayed at Hotel Canal Grande several days prior to embarking on a cruise to the Greek Isles from Venice. The pictures on the hotel's website are exactly what the rooms look like. Everything is very clean and immaculately decorated. Some of the rooms are very small for two people. We realized very quickly that we needed a larger room, and the hotel staff upgraded us to a larger room right away with a very reasonable upcharge. Breakfast was included in our package, and the foods and juices were excellent. We were disappointed in the coffee but in all fairness, I think we just don't like Italian coffee. The location of the hotel is great. It's between the main Piazza le Roma (where the buses, taxis and cars from the mainland arrive), which is also a vapporetta stop and the 2nd vapporetta stop. I recommend spending some time studying the vapporetta maps and Venice maps to orient oneself.

  • Stayed October 2010, 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 #13 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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