Had a little difficulty finding the hotel from the Rialto water taxi drop off as it was dark. The hotel had sent directions but I was unable to download them on an iPad. We had fun asking the way and trying to understand the replies! In the daylight once we had found our landmark of The Disney Shop (of all things in Venice) we knew exactly which passageway to enter to find the hotel. We used the water taxis having bought a 48 hour pass getting on and off wherever we liked. We saw a lot of Venice from the waterways but also did a lot of walking so comfortable shoes are a must.
Its excellent location, a few steps from St. Mark's Square and the main vaporetto station, makes this hotel an excellent choice.
Breakfast satisfying despite the lack of fresh vegetables. Very friendly staff, very helpful and they all speak good english.
The room was very small, on the edge of discomfort. But given the fact that we spent most of our time outside the hotel, it was bearable. If it is important for you to be close to the center, somewhat at the expense of hotel amenities, this is definitely the hotel for you
Walking distance from most of the main sites, and nicely positioned between the Rialto Bridge and San Marco's square.
Getting there from the train station - If you have heavy bags, I would consider a private taxi boat.
I'm writing this review after my second stay there. This is the best hotel in Venice for the price you paying, especially if you are part of the Expedia+ program. I always got the best amenities offers here compare to all the other VIP Hotels I stayed: room upgrade, welcome champagne bottle upon arrival, breakfast in bed, flexible check in and check out time, great staff. The location is superb, literally in front of the water bus stop so if you got luggages, it's the best. 5 mins walk to San Marco Square, restaurants and bars within a few steps, great view of the Canal! If i have plan to go to Venice and there is no room available at this hotel, I'll just change my plan.
Hotel is very nice and clean. It is on the small side but it was done nicely and didn't bother us. We were on the first floor and was very quiet and we had double views from the front of the hotel and the side. Breakfast was nice, toast, olives, cheese, selection of ham, boiled eggs and cakes, yogurts. Coffee, tea - you can order scrambled eggs or bacon at extra cost. They clean room every day. You get slippers, kettle just the little things make a difference
Hotel Canaletto staff were pleasant, helpful and hard working. . The rococo style of the decor soon grew upon us and we felt very much at home. The bedrooms were comfortable and clean. The breakfasts were excellent. The hotel was was central and only a short walk from both the Rialto and St. Marks. Despite its centrality It was tucked away in a quiet area and though we found it difficult to find at first it was no more so than most places in Venice. A GPS device would have been very useful generally for getting about.
This hotel is on a canal. It has the most gorgeous back garden coutryard, which was our window view. When arriving by public water taxi, there is only one bridge to schlep your luggage over. The front desk man was great and helped take our bags up to the second floor by elevator. It is a lovely mix of old and new tastefully meshed together. Our room was rather sparse and needed a second chair and a larger bureau to hold my cosmetics and such. The bed was OK. It did have a smart TV. Bathroom was modern with biddet and heated towel rack- great rainfal shower. Location is a short walk to water taxi and San Marco Square. The best part is the breakfast- totally amazing. It had crepes, pancakes, pastry, maccaroons, 3 types of shaved meats, muffins,croisants, fresh fruit, rolls, assorted nutella, butter and jams, cereal, boiled eggs, coffee-espresso or capuccino, or american style. This meal held us for hours! Loretta was helpful and sweet in the breakfast nook. Glad we stayed there-wish it were longer.
Bordering San Marco and the Rialto and stretching east to some of Venice's quietest greenest parts, Castello is the city's most varied 'sestiere'. Its most famous aspect is the Riva degli Schiavoni waterfront next to the Bridge of Sighs, with picture-postcard views onto the lagoon. Yet a few yards from the tourist hoards, the backstreets are quiet and typically Venetian. There are many outstanding churches and art collections in this area.
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