I have stayed in this hotel previously - it is near bus and rail stations which can be useful, so that is a plus point.
It is on the main tourist drag - so that is also a plus point and also located very close to Grand Canal, again
However, it is a little 'tired' in appearance - it gets a lot of usage I guess, which doesn't help.
Rooms are needing update as are corridors.
Breakfast is a very big disappointment - same stuff everyday, no fresh fruit/eggs/decent cheese or bigger selection of meat with perhaps some tomatoes or other ingredients to relieve the monotony.
However, one didn't starve.
On the big bonus side - The staff are exceedingly obliging .
Would recommend - with reservations.
Traveller from UK
Conveniently located in the heart of Venice, in the vibrant Cannaregio area, a few steps from Santa Lucia train …More
Beautiful & elegant hotel that has all venitian charm..... its not corporate and doesn't have all the modern facilities but it exempletfies class and style. It felt like home from the busy tourist streets of Venice. Location is good, everything is walkable. The staff were friendly and helpful...Breakfast was simple and good.
The only downside was that I had a room on the first floor, and was noisy with the opening of nearby cafe and tourists chatting in the street.
I would recommend it, as it was good value for money
I cant say enough how good this hotel is, lives upto its4 Stars and from the Receptionist, the Barman and cleaners we were made to feel very welcome.
Room was very clean and was refreshed everyday with new linen and bathroom products, we upraded to a suite and this was a very nice room at the back of the hotel, very quiet (except on Sunday when the Churches Call, expect a early bell call, but again it felt natural when here to hear church bells).
What made this hotel was Gianpaolo the barmen, from 1st day to last of our 4 days he was spot on, recomended nice drinks, had good knoweledge and was very polite, clearly loves his job.
The Hotel is about as far away from main tourists attractions of Venice as you could be but it was a 45 min walk to Rialto bridge which allowed us to take in the sites. I would highly recommend this hotel, very nicely decorated in a modern but venitian style.
Jerry & Julie
Close to train station, reception staff helpful. Room a decent size and basic but comfortable. Shared facilities no frills but ok. Breakfast was lovely with nice breakfast room. Croissants filled with apricot, yum!
Traveller from new zealand
Hotel Stella Alpina, a charming four-storey property (without lift) situated in a quiet area of Venice's historic …More
Right on a canal ( our taxi delivered us to the door directly on a canal!). Quiet location but no more than a few minutes walk to great bars and restaurants! Two minutes walk to the "bus" stop that took us to Murano. Lovely breakfast!
For visitors arriving by rail or by bus, Cannaregio is Venice’s front door and the start of the Grand Canal. It sees a lot of passing traffic in terms of canal boats and visitors en route to San Marco, but is otherwise quieter and less touristy than central Venice. Points of interest include the Ghetto area (the original Jewish enclave) with its museums and the majestic Ca d’Oro palace, one of the iconic buildings of the Grand Canal.
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