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Hotel Pausania

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

quiet hotel not far from touristic areas, nice walk. good and cheap restaurants around. breakfast has been really bad both days. 2 nights over there. will look another hotel next time i go to venice but as per night stay is ok. bathroom is small.

Thank Eduard F
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

This hotel is great if you want to explore Venice. Easy walking distance to most of the main attractions and sights. Lots of bars and restaurants nearby. Very quiet stay, which meant a great nights sleep. Room was nice and very spacious. Only a few things to say for anyone staying here... You have to leave your key everytime you... More 

Thank clairebear1313
Saddle Brook, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Talk about stepping back in time.... way back. The hotel was a little hard to find, I blame that mostly on Venice, but it wouldnt kill them to hang a sign. We arrived early to the hotel, there was no way to get a room earlier. We had to wait 3 hours, I understand check in is at a certain... More 

2 Thank Francesco G
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Return visit to Venice and used this hotel again. Well located in a trendy but quieter neighbourhood. Classic venetian biulding next to a small canal. Walking distance to all attractions and water bus station.

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3 Thank 688dalef
Rhodes, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

My room was a big one but a friend of mine ended up in an extremely small one bed room. The hotel was clean, next to the canal. The breakfast was not something special. The location is good. Friendly reception.

Thank chionia2015
Ballarat, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Loved the ornate well, their garden which the buffet breakfast room overlooked ( they allowed our five year old a little dance at breakfast time), the location in relation to the Canal and aqualuna, galleries, Basilica dei Friari and palazzos where university students eat. Very charming hotel with much character. Actually stayed earlier than this but thought I would review... More 

Thank Peoniesandtulips
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

The hotel does the important things well, which for us were comfortable beds and decent wifi. Breakfast was ok but nothing to shout about and could have been replenished more quickly when things ran out. Someone is always on reception and check in was prompt. Rooms themselves are quite old fashioned but charming (though you will be able to hear... More 

Thank BruC88
Colwyn Bay, Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Lovely hotel, easy to find and easy to transport luggage - no steps from ferry boat to hotel!! Great breakfast. Rooms were furnished very well and spotlessly clean. A lovely waiting/ meeting area Staff were friendly and spoke English.

1 Thank Angela M
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Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights april 2016. Hotel was easy to find and easily accessible by waterbus. Quiet area apart from the bells but what do you expect in venice. Room was well appointed with a minibar. Brekfast was more than sufficient for a continental style. I'd happily stay here again.

Thank John C
Spalding, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 April 2016

This was our first ever visit to Venice and it had been on our 'bucket list' for a long time, the wait was worth it! The hotel was right beside the canal in San Barnaba and we had a Superior room overlooking the canal which was perfect, comfortable king size bed, high ceilings with very large 'glass' ornate chandelier and... More 

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighbourhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighbourhood to the east. Gondolas bob in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbours exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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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 

Additional Information about Hotel Pausania

Address: 2824 Dorsoduro | Fondamenta Gerardini, 30123 Venice, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Dorsoduro / Accademia
Price Range: $91 - $345 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Pausania 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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#97 Family Hotel in Venice
#131 Romantic Hotel in Venice
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“Check whether the windows are velux/skylight style. It's a very old building (albeit very well maintained) with quirky 'add ons'”
 of 5 bubbles FatBoyandLizzie, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you room is really that which you asked for.”
 of 5 bubbles 746ianb, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Be careful if you have difficulty walking - lots of steps to get to the rooms - but worth it!!”
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“If you like a 'nap' in the afternoon choose a back room.”
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“Rooms overlooking the canal or the garden are best”
 of 5 bubbles 385helenh, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
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