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“Affordable Beautiful hotel that only added to the charm of our Venetian holiday”
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Hotel Pausania
Ranked #174 of 385 Hotels in Venice
Reviewed January 1, 2014

Beautiful hotel in a perfect location. We arrived by waterbus (Ca Rezzonico was the closest stop to the hotel - 5 min walk to hotel, 15 euro per person), and left by train (about a 25 min walk, seems longer when hauling heavy bags over the numerous bridges). An easy 25 min walk to San Marco Square. Our room was on the 1st floor (no elevator), was small but adequate for our needs and was beautifully decorated. Wifi was hit and miss in our room, and we found we had more success with it in the common seating area on the 1st floor. A good/varied selection of bread/cheese/meat/yogurt/cereal was provided for breakfast and the staff friendly and professional.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 20, 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights, and absolutely loved it - it's a great looking building (think rustic Italian rather than marble pillars etc), the room was beautifully decorated, spacious and comfortable, with everything we needed. Breakfast is a generous continental spread, to prepare you for a day of wondering the streets, and the hotel is within 5 mins walk of the Ca Rezzonica water bus stop, and within about 15-20 mins of the main bus terminal, plus it's not too much of a trek to St. Mark's square either. If returning to Venice I'd be more than happy to stay here again. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful too, and they were happy to look after our luggage on our last day there so that we could wander the streets unhampered until we had to head to the airport.

Room Tip: There is no elevator in this hotel, and the stairs are quite steep/awkward - no problem to us, but i...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 11, 2013

We visited Venice for the first time for my birthday - where else in the world would you rather spend your birthday ? Fab Fab fab! But we all know Venice is fab so to stay at a superb hotel right in the heart of this beautiful city and the staff are wonderful helpful and friendly things just get better and better ! Then on the evening of your birthday they recommend a local fish restaurant that was sublime and we return to a complementary bottle of prosecco in the room life just doesnt get much better a perfect birthday!!.
This hotel is small and perfectly located just off the grand canal in the heart of Venice walking distance to all the sights, clean attractive rooms comfortable beds free wi fi and a really good breakfast. The staff especially Martina were so helpful and made a great visit a trip we will never forget. I highly reccomend this hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms on the front have a lovely canal view but its very quiet and all the rooms are a good size so...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

I stayed from October 8th to 16th 2013. My friend and I each had a room to ourselves. I was granted a room on the main floor so that I did not need to walk up stairs. I have a bad knee and the hotel has no elevator. The rooms were spacious and nicely done except we had no drawers (there was not anything like a chest of drawers); but the closet was big, even including a safe; the bathroom was good, with its own heating. I was impressed by the breakfast with great food selections, kept fully stocked from 8 AM to 10:30. The location was just what we wanted. On the Dorsoduro, near Santa Margharita square with its many wonderful restaurants, and close to the Vaporetta stop, Ca Rezonnico, it was a great location. The staff is friendly, competent, and very helpful. A great find.

Room Tip: Ground floor if you can't do stairs.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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5  Thank ArtistEl
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

I think it was staying at this hotel that really improved my overall impression of Venice. It's located in Dorsoduro, which is a much quieter and less touristy borough in Venice. I took a water taxi straight from the airport to the hotel - that was a bit expensive, but there are other methods, such as the water bus, which has a stop a short distance from the hotel. This allowed me to bypass some of the more chaotic parts and get an entirely different first impression of Venice.

The weather in September (note: I stayed there in September 2012) and the light in the afternoon was just beautiful, and the hotel was quaint and quiet, but still within walking distance of many interesting parts of Venice. There was excellent dining all around nearby, as well as very nice square (San Barnaba - interestingly, the square was a set in Indiana Jones: The Last Crusade).

The staff were friendly and helpful. It was really a nice feeling staying at this hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

We arrived in Venice by air, took the water taxi to the Ca'Rezzonico stop, then walked for 5 minutes to the hotel. Pleasantly surprised by the location, we were greeted by friendly staff and shown to our 1st floor room. The room was large, clean and well decorated in traditional style. The only disappointment was not having a full size bath. The breakfast buffet was as described and typical of hotels in this region. On leaving the hotel and exploring further we found that we were near a quiet square with a choice of small shops, bars, restaurant and an ice cream parlour.
We realised that the sights that we wished to visit were all within a 30 minutes walk.
All in all a pleasant hotel in a good location and certainly a place that we would happily revisit.

Room Tip: It would have been nice to look over the canal.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

This hotel is simply wonderful. The rooms are charming and the service is outstanding. Mauro, our concierge, was very welcoming and helpful as well as the lady in the morning shift and the gentleman who works overnight (who was kind enough to make espresso for us at 4am, before we left to the airport)

One advice, if you wake up easily, try to avoid any rooms near the campanile. The bells toll even during the night.

We liked this hotel very much and would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 2824 Dorsoduro | Fondamenta Gerardini, 30123 Venice, Italy
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Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Dorsoduro / Accademia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#96 Family Hotel in Venice
#130 Romantic Hotel in Venice
Price Range: $69 - $290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Pausania 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This palace was a rich and magnificent residence of an aristocratic Venetian family, now it is an elegant and refined 3 stars Hotel, completely restored. The Hotel enjoys of an interesting position, preferred by the intellectuals and artists, searching for quiet and inspiration. Inside the Hotel, at the entrance, there is a stoned staircase that goes from the lobby to the second floor, once called "piano nobile", where there are some rooms. The intelligent restoration has effected a correct and balanced compromise between aesthetical demands and the non-renounced functional requirements, essential an hotel that wants to keep step with the times. The rooms, in typical Venetian style,are furnished with elegance and good taste, with all comforts (private bathroom with bathtub, hairdryer, cable TV, direct dial telephone, mini-bar, air-conditioned, coffee and thea machine). Our clients can also enjoy of a lightly and roomy sitting-room on the second floor, a bar on the ground floor with a free internet point, and a nice and big veranda overlooking the garden, where the buffet breakfast is served in the morning. ... more   less 
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