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“Lovely stay, excellent hotel, wonderful staff”
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Hotel Canal Grande
Ranked #11 of 385 Hotels in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 August 2011

We are a family of 5 and stayed in the Canaletto suite overlooking the canal. A wonderful room (x2 - adjoining) with fantastic views - our little boy spent lots of happy moments boat spotting from the windows. Excellent breakfasts and a delightful terrace overlooking the canal just perfect for an early evening glass of prosecco! Would definitely recommend and stay here again

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Reviewed 29 August 2011

All hotels in Venice are expensive but I believe this offers a decent value. I stayed for three nights in the first week of Aug in the 1-bedroom suite overlooking the grnade canal for eur 450/night inclusive of tax, breakfast and wifi.
It is one stop from the boat station although still a bit of a walk.
There is no restaurant but breakfast is served in the few tables in the lobby which also serves as their cocktail bar in the early evening.
I get the sense that they are under-manned. The staff for the breakfast also does the luggage service. I suppose with only a few rooms and with most guests out during the day not a lot are needed. In any case we were greeted with a warm welcome upon checkin.
There is a convenience store just a few streets behind the hotel for water and soda. Pizzerias and restaurants are in every corner throughout the city. Try to avoid the ones closer to st marco's square as they tend to be more expensive.

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Reviewed 29 August 2011

Everything is of superb quality in this hotel and you can really see the thoughts they put into each detail - from the light switch to where the sockets are placed. We went for the highest room (Casa Nova) in the hotel which has a sky window that opens up to see the sky at night, it was very romantic. Breakfast was truly a gem - the croissants are made fresh and they tasted super delicious. There are only two tables that are out on the balcony so people have to wait for the outdoor tables. They offer free water taxi rides to the glass factory on Murano island, but it was a complete waste of time. Transport organized by the hotel to the island was perfect, but the hotel didn't arrange our transportation back and we were stuff with like 10 other people in small boat which made us completely soaked on our way back. The boat did not stop back at our hotel but just dropped us off, all soaked, at St. Mark's Square. It was the worst boat ride. Avoid the hotel's free ticket to Murano at all, you can better spend your time in Venice doing something else.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 August 2011

Our first night of our honeymoon, we expected the room we saw on the website (the room type was identical) - instead we got the attic!!! When we complained we offered a free bottle of Prosecco and the excuse that the hotel was full and the other rooms in the same category were given to families because they fit cots.
I was in tears, they wouldn't offer us a rebate. Either get the room name in writing (NOT Casanova) or go somewhere else.

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5  Thank QuebecCouple
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Reviewed 26 August 2011

Well, what can I say only thank you for our perfect stay in your wonderful hotel. Our full thanks go to the wonderful staff at hotel, they were so very attentive and caring, nothing was too much trouble. Thank you especially to the wonderful smiley lady on reception ( I'm sorry, I can't spell your name) you work so hard to make everyone's stay so special, you remembered all of your guests by name and nothing was too much trouble. I asked her one day what time she finished her shift, her reply was, "2 hours ago but I love my job so much I never want to leave" and this shows, her attention to detail is just outstanding, she ensured that my friend and I felt like Princesses. Thank you so much, hope to see you again soon. Maralyn Beswick-Brown

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Address: Santa Croce, 932 | Campo San Simeone Grande, 30135 Venice, Italy
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Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 385 Hotels in Venice
Price Range: $202 - $628 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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