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"Antica Locanda Sturion" Residenza d'Epoca
Ranked #148 of 385 Hotels in Venice
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

We stayed in the Locanda Sturion for two evenings. We made our reservations and paid for them almost a year in advance and specifically requested one of the rooms which overlooks the Grand Canal. Our wish was not granted. My son stayed in a tiny little room located off of the lobby. My daughter and I stayed in room #5. Be wary of this room. The door does not close properly. It kept popping open during the night. At one point, I remember someone in the hallway passing by during the night as we were sleeping; he reached in and closed the door for us. This is a cause for concern.

The rooms, however, are very clean and well kept. Keep in mind that when you make reservations, there are only two rooms that have a canal view; the others do not have this. Had I known we were not going to get a view of the canal, I would have opted to stay at a less expensive hotel in the area. We paid about 600 Euros for a two evening stay. I thought I was paying for the experience of having the ability to enjoy the view of the Grand Canal from our room, but this was not the case.

Breakfast - which is very generous - is served in a room that does overlook the Grand Canal. Breakfast was satisfying and was a good start to the day.

This hotel is located near the Rialto Bridge and near the busy shopping areas, which is a definite plus. Just make sure you bring everything with you on your way out of the hotel, because having to reclimb the narrow steps to access the hotel and pick up what you forgot is quite a challenge. One last thing - we were fortunate to have one of the young men carry our suitcases down the steps when we checked out. This was very much appreciated.

I am rating this hotel as "average" for the reasons that: 1) the door of room #5 kept opening on it's own (a security issue) and 2) if you do not have a room overlooking the canal it is simply not worth the cost of staying there. There are other hotels in the area that do not overlook the canal that charge half of what we paid for our stay. I will stay in another hotel the next time we visit.

Room Tip: Avoid room number 5. The door opens on it's own during the night, which is a security issue.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

My husband and I stayed July 19th & 20th in room 11. This is the room I recommend if you don't want to have to do ALL the stairs! One double-bed, alley view. We were very happy after a harrowing travel day with emergency landings, delays, missed connections, etc., to only have one flight of stairs to get up at 11:30 p.m. Staff was very understanding and accommodating about our late arrival. Loved eating at the windows of the breakfast room, and watched Saturday night's fireworks from there as well. Wonderful!!! The location is so ideal, I wouldn't stay anywhere else.

Room Tip: Room 11 was very quiet when the outer shutters were closed as well as the window--and not that much...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

Don't let the 3 flights of stairs tarnish your view on this one. There are also two apartments on the lower floor, but once you make the first trip up with the luggage you are home free. This hotel is clean, the Air Conditioning is fabulous - you can adjust to your own prefernece (and we like it very cold so it was great), and the internet never disconnects. We had 4 devices hooked up and never an issue. We got a great price and the breakfast room looks out onto the canal (two rooms do as well). Free breakfast included (typical Italian so good by their standards - great croissants). The rooms were clean, the staff very friendly and accommodating in every way. This hotel is literally right off of Rialto BRidge. Great view, and walking distance to everything. We had switched from another hotel and were very happy with everything here. Hair dryers in rooms work very well, no laundry service, but that is common in Venice. There is a drop off laundry nearby (across Rialto called Gabriella's. 985 San Marco is the address.)

Bath rooms are great size for Europe, rooms are great size for Europe, and while this hotel has venetian charm you still feel that you have modern amenities. One more thing - even when the hotels advertise that they have satellite in Europe they mean they have twenty channels instead of the 18 with cable. Only two English speaking channels in all of Europe, except the UK of course.

No wash cloths in the hotels in venice. and no good food anywhere. the best you will find is a small place called Mamo but even theirs is mediocre. All cofee is instant - seems to be that way in both Paris and Venice) If you want good food in Italy, you need to go to Florence.

Also be aware that the people of Venice depend upon tourism for survival but they hate us, and pretty much let you know it, outside of a few places (and this hotel is one of them, along with two restuarants, Mamo's, and one on canal same side as hotel that has sign on the door free WIFI, only two decent places to eat, and that are polite.
All in all best experience in a hotel in venice.

Room Tip: To me all the beds are hard in Europe so if you want comfort you will have to go back to US
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Great location, close to the Rialto bridge. Stayed for 2 nights in July 2013. Breakfastroom very charming with a fantastic canal view. Breakfast ok. Recommend this hotel if you wish to stay in the most busy part of Venice.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Located close to the Rialto bridge it is easy to find. Don't pack too heavy because you have to cross the beidge and then go up 3 floors to get there. Once inside the nice Venetian style rooms are very accomodating. Mini bar is well stocked and fair priced. Breakfast is also very good and you enjoy the nice view then. Recommendable. On another note do not eat in the restaurant right in front of the hotel, cheap prices yes, but bad food.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

I have read reviews from people not in the canal view rooms and they were less positive. My experience was great. The room was beautiful. I booked it solely for the great canal view and it did not fail to deliver. Fantastic views and a beautiful room. The AC worked fine and the breakfast was lovely.

The desk help could have been better, though. We "booked" a gondola ride through the front desk (through more hassle than it should have been). When we arrived to the gondola slip that was pointed out to us by the desk clerk, they had no record of the reservation and no idea who Antica Locanda Sturion was. We easily booked it on our own but it added a layer of stress to the experience.

If you want a beautiful room with a fantastic view. This is it. Just make sure you book Room #1 or Room #2.

Yes, there were many stairs but we don't mind stairs. A porter helped with the bags going up but not leaving.

Room Tip: Rooms #1 and #2 have a canal view and are beautiful!
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

We spent 5 nights here and could have spent much longer. The breakfast Room overlooks The Grand Canal and The Rialto Bridge & with the generous provisions of the continental breakfast we were more than happy to linger! The staff went out of their way to be helpful which was great, especially on the 1st night when we arrived really late in the evening after a long day. The room was beautifully furnishd with every attention to detail. All much appreciated. There are a lot of stairs, however it's worth the effort!

Room Tip: There are rooms directly overlooking The Grand Canal if you are happy to pay the premium
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: Calle del Sturion San Polo 679 | Calle del Sturion, 30125 Venice, Italy
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Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > San Polo
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #148 of 385 Hotels in Venice
Price Range: $79 - $353 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — "Antica Locanda Sturion" Residenza d'Epoca 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Antica Locanda Sturion," probably Venice’s most ancient hotel still running, is a cosy small Venetian House featuring just 11 rooms. Its decor, the ancient style furniture and the Venetian red damask and brocade make it special, creating a truly traditional unique and cosy feeling. A welcoming place from the past with superb and very impressive views on the Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge from the two Superior Rooms and the beautiful Breakfast Lounge, which is also: - a reading room with a tiny yet well-stocked library boasting a number of books in various languages.- a living room for an afternoon break and taking photos of the magnificent sunsets on the Grand Canal. You have just to take a look in the evening or early morning to breathe the magic of Venice and take a dip in the past and its atmosphere. Truly a breathtaking view! This Boutique Hotel is a small and well-established family business run by Nicole, Manuela, Helen and Flavia, who will do all their best to provide you with specific suggestions and advice for an unusual and intriguingly unique approach to our town. And in all our old-style rooms you will find the kettle to prepare a good cup of tea or coffee with complimentary cookies to rest after a long city tour. In a nutshell the right place to breath a truly Venetian and romantic atmosphere. As there is no lift to reach the Locanda, situated on the top floor of an Ancient Palace on the Grand Canal, we want our Guest to be aware they have to climb a long stairs, but our bellman Giuseppe will be happy to help you carrying upstairs your heaviest items. The hotel is smoke-free. Recall that the hotel offers breakfast for Celiac (Gluten Free) Features:- Gluten-free breakfast for Celiac.- Bar- Breakfast buffet: 08:00 am to 9:30 am- Kettle with Tea & Coffee & Biscuits in all rooms- Check out: 11:00 am- Check in 02:00 pm on- Our restaurant "Bistrot de Venise"- Our Residenza Bistrot de Venise flats- Our 3 star Hotel Antica Locanda al Gambero in St. Mark's area Facilities:- Breakfast for Celiac (Gluten Free)- Library in several languages, dedicated to Venice’s history and art.- Parking, special Garage agreement in Piazzale Roma- 10% discount at TripAadvisor & Michelin Top rated "Bistrot de Venise"- Internet Point: complimentary- Free Internet Wi-Fi: complimentary- I-Pad: complimentary use for our Guests (if available)- Fax service- Classical Music Concerts: schedules and booking- Tourist information of any kind- Tour of Murano glassworks and the Laguna islands, schedules and booking- Baggage room- Paid transfer service on request. Let us lead you to the discovery of Venice’s most secret and hidden spots:- Top secret Venice; an unusual walk with an authorized guide- Exploring Venice by Night; a night walk with an authorized guide- A full day on a "Bragozzo" boat, including lunch on board and various excursions- Discover the vineyards on the Laguna islands with Rebecca- Pescaturismo (recreational fishing) with Burano’s fishermen and Rebecca- Guided eno-gastronomic tours in the Prosecco hills- Introducing Amarone wine: guided oenological tours- Venice’s Cuisine and Historic Wines with Sara (guide –sommelier )- Meet Venice’s last true craftsmen with Valentina and Rebecca- Mysterious Venice: ghosts and legends; a walk with an authorized guide. ... more   less 
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