Venice is a city embellished with monuments of rare splendor that make it a town like no other in the world. Only here you can soak up the Venetian ambiance while riding a gondola and drinking an espresso. The entire city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A great array of hotels, pensions, hostels, luxury and boutique hotels are available for local and foreign tourists who make Venice to vibrate all year round. Due to congestion, the prices for accommodations are relatively high. Nevertheless, there are hotels with great location, decently sized rooms, lots of character and warm staff at fantastic prices! Just take a look at our suggestions and convince yourself.
Pensione Accademia was built in 1600 as a villa; 50 years later, after a stint as the Russian consulate, it becomes a hotel. It is very popular among tourists and locals due to its fantastic gardens. Few Venetian hotels have any outside space, but the Accademia has terraces both front and back. These oases of greenery and tranquility are the only thing you need after a hard day of sightseeing. Guests will be welcomed in a spacious reception area and accommodated in light and bright rooms, in Venetian style with antiques, smart fabrics and polished floors.
Al Ponte Mocenigo is a wonderful 16th-century palazzo across its own little bridge on a quiet canal near campo San Stae. It is a a two-star hotel but one of Venice's best value accommodation options. It has two entrances: one is down a very narrow alley just up from the San Stae vaporetto stop and the other - on the opposite side, over a small bridge. The rooms are high-ceilinged, in Venetian styles and colors: some in a luscious shade of deep red, others in rich gold - and well-appointed bathrooms. Some of the rooms have great views over a tiny canal to one side.
Montin is a charming locanda overlooking a delightful canal; it is located on Fondamenta Eremite street - one of the most beguilingly beautiful streets in Venice which. The restaurant, with tables both on the back terrace and inside, is one of Venice's most famous - though very overrated restaurants; it is very popular among celebrities, some of those who came to eat are Amedeo Modigliani, President Carter, John Lennon and Brad Pitt. The rooms are a mix of old and new furniture, but the overall feeling is homely and cozy. Only half have private bathrooms.
Ca’ della Corte is a beautiful, 16th-century building with its own courtyard; it is located in a residential area right on the borders of Santa Croce and Dorsoduro. It is not far from the bus station in Piazzale Roma and Bacino Stazione Marittima. Recently it was completely renovated, the new style emphasizes its beauty, elegance and refinement. The staff is friendly and provide you with lots of useful tourist information. The very spacious and bright rooms are displayed on two floors. All rooms are fully-equipped with modern facilities. There is no dining-room, so the rich breakfast is served in the room.
Centauro Venice is a lovely hotel located in an ancient sixteenth-century palace, in the heart of Venice's historic centre, just a stone's throw from the city's major cultural and artistic attractions. The hotel has 30 comfortable guestrooms, all decorated with Venetian style furnishings from the 18th century. Among services, visitors will be soiled with a free entrance pass to the Venice Casino, housed in the splendid Ca' Vendramin Palace and overlooking the Grand Canal, and a complimentary guided tour to one of the most famous glass-works on the island of Murano to discover all the secrets of this ancient art form.
Galleria Venice is an old-fashioned first-floor pension, located strategically right by the Accademia Gallery. Most of its rooms have amazing views over the Grand Canal. The hotel is perfect for those visiting Venice for the first time. But despite of the wonderful views, it is very noisy - situated very close to the Accademia vaporetto stop, light sleepers can be waked rather early in the morning because of the reverse-thrust of the water-bus engines. The rooms are compact but welcoming, with parquet floors, some richly colored decor and a remarkable variety of paintings and reproductions adorning the walls.
Pensione La Calcina is a welcoming 19th century, family-run 3-star hotel situated on the shore of the Zattere, overlooking the picturesque Giudecca Canal. Slightly away from the teeming alleys of San Marco, La Calcina is one of the most enchanting places to stay for those looking for rest and serenity. The hotel has been recently renovated with simple but well-chosen furnishings. The hall and rooms are decorated with paintings, furniture and objects belonging to the family for generations. Bedrooms are cream-colored with polished parquet floors, tasteful antiques and spotless tiled bathrooms.
Locanda Ai Santi Apostoli can be found on the third floor of a much-altered palazzo overlooking the Grand Canal, and the market on the opposite bank. Set in the heart of the Old Town, Locanda Ai Santi Apostoli is a great place for those who want to explore Venice; from here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. The rooms are each individually decorated with relatively simply floral decoration, two of which overlook the canal at the point where it curves towards the Rialto; the sitting room also overlooks the water, it is very comfortable and filled with antiques, books and magazines.
Locanda Ca’ Le Vele is a small hotel situated right in the heart of the city, overlooking the picturesque and romantic Santa Sofia Canal. It is one of the few hotels in Venice where you can relive the atmosphere of Venice as it once was; it is the place where history, culture and wonderful service all combine to ensure an unforgettable stay. The rooms are comfortable and have Murano glass chandeliers and are decorated in the typical Venetian style with marbles, carpeted walls and thick damask curtains; some have wooden floors, some have Venetian mosaic tiles.
Locando La Corte is a small magnificent boutique hotel located in the heart of Venice. The hotel is the perfect destination both for pleasure or business trips, as well as honeymoon. The reception area is really quite grand, not surprising given that it was once the entrance to a 16th-century palazzo. The hotel offers 16 spacious, tastefully styled rooms that are facilitated with all the modern conveniences to provide you utmost comfort; some of them overlook the indoor court, while the Junior Suites overlook a Venetian canal offering a unique and charming atmosphere. During the hottest months of the year, the breakfast is served in the court that represents the perfect place, where you can relax after a sightseeing day.