Good spot on the Grand Canal in San Polo. Convenient for the main sights. Very neat, tidy and clean hotel, with helpful staff. Room on the small side, but well fitted out. Decor perhaps a bit dark for some tastes, but stylish and everything in very good condition and worked fine. Best not to use the airport water bus service for this hotel. Taxis or water bus from Roma Piazzale drop off closer to the hotel.
This hotel was amazing. I was sad that we booked this as our one night stay until we had to go to Florence. We stayed at another hotel for the majority of our Venice stay and the overall experience was nothing like the experience we had here. The room was beautiful and clean. They stock their bathrooms with Hermes products which is beyond what I expected. The staff is extremely helpful. The price was extremely competitive. The location is great, you can walk to any attraction in less than 20 minutes. Breakfast was amazing. Bed was extremely comfortable. They offer umbrellas outside of your room which was perfect when it started raining.
Book the family suite, it was just remodeled and it's beautiful.
Place is about 5 min from the train & bus station. Convenient for cruise & Marco Polo port transportation. Although too little for locals to know, it's relatively easy to find if you know what you are looking for.
From cruise port take monorail for a few euros to p'le roma (train station). From there 2 bridges to the right (if your back is to the train station). To Marco Polo port bus #5 in from of train station about 30-35 min right to the door of the airport.
Rooms are TINY! Beds are NOT comfortable. However, clean, nice little lobby, strong internet in lobby & room. Breakfast is ok: cappuccino, croissants, yogurt, Nutella. Nothing fancy. Staff is very polite & helpful (except for the breakfast lady. She's kinda obnoxious).
A little garden with 2 tables & chairs, great for a morning cup of coffe or evening glass of wine.
Overall, would book again only for a night. Not for longer stay as beds are very uncomfortable and shower is... Well... Just really a curtain that separates the shower from the rest of the tiny bathroom. Everything is wet after shower in the bathroom due to lack of formal shower (there are other rooms with actual shower although I think they are even smaller than the one we stayed in ). Conditioner was working ok.
We spent a lot of time planning our accommodation before arriving in Venice as we knew it was quite expensive and we were on a budget. Thankfully this place fitted the bill perfectly!
The hotel (it is more like a B&B it's so homey) is located five minutes from the Rialto bridge down a very quiet alley. This is perfect for allowing you to access the sights of Venice while having privacy!
Our room was just off the breakfast room which may be a problem for some although we were early risers so this was not an issue.
The room itself was clean and spacious. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was great - good shower, large sink. The only slight issue was that the mini fridge was not very cold, but this will not bother most people and is very circumstantial!
Breakfast was expansive, with fruits, cheese, meats, yoghurt and breads.
The staff were very helpful and friendly - all in all, we would not hesitate to recommend!
Glad we booked Palazzo Barbarigo for our short stay in Venice. Lovely location, within walking distance from all the sights yet not extremely busy! Excellent breakfast! Only downside was the slighlty weak wifi signal in the room!
Hotel close to all the main sites but far enough away to be quiet. The hotel is being renovated so the public areas are a bit dusty and we had to go to another hotel for breakfast, but the room itself was very clean and I was very impressed considering how cheap the room was. Hotel Iris is very near to Vaporetto stop San Toma, so it's perfect for sight seeing. Get a Vaporetto ticket from the nearby shop for the duration of your stay, it's great value. Also check out the islands of Murano and Burano, which you can get to on your Vaporetto ticket. Hotel Iris is good value but don't expect luxury. The staff will point you in the right direction if you have any sightseeing questions :-)
Home of the Rialto Market, San Polo is the busiest 'sestiere' (district) after San Marco. For local colour, great little shops, bars and cafes, the Rialto market area is a must. Dining on the Grand Canal next to the iconic Rialto Bridge is a romantic Venetian cliché. Near the bridge, the Ca' Pesaro is home to the Museum of Modern Art while 16th-century masterpieces are on show at the Frari church and Scuola Grande di San Rocco.
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