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Personal reviews of hotels by the website editor

I've stayed in a good many Venice hotels as a paying customer, and on these pages you'll find my detailed reviews of the best. Some are simply decent budget options - good for their price range - while others are really special places to stay, with Grand Canal views and maybe the odd chandelier or two. I've chosen to stay in a wide range of places, both in terms of price and style. Some visitors may prefer smart modern design and international standards of service, others like a smaller, more intimate vibe with a traditional Venetian feel.

I've stayed in the hotels over a period of several years. I'd always recommend travellers check the brief up-to-date guest reviews provided on booking websites (links provided below) as well, just in case of any major changes.

> Where to stay in Venice - a guide to districts, the Lido and the mainland
> Hotels on the Grand Canal - the only place you'll find a listing of all the hotels actually facing the Grand Canal
> Luxury hotels - smart five-star options
> Hip hotels - contemporary and stylish places to stay
> Budget hotels - advice and recommendations for a cheaper stay in Venice
> Bed and breakfast - B&Bs are increasingly a good, affordable option with more character than many hotels.

Hotel L'Orologio, Venice

Hotel L'Orologio **** - a classy modern hotel on the Grand Canal close to the Rialto bridge and markets.

Ca' San Giorgio, Venice

Ca' San Giorgio - a hidden-away gem of a B&B close to the Grand Canal.

Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli e Gran Canal, Venice

Hotel Palazzo Giovanelli e Gran Canal **** - another newish Grand Canal , next to the ferry stop at San Stae.

Ca' Maria Adele, Venice

Ca Maria Adele - the most luxurious place I've stayed in; a stylish and intimate boutique hotel by the Salute church.

Palace Bonvecchiati, Venice

Palace Bonvecchiati **** - a smart and contemporary four-star hotel in an excellent central location for tourists.

Hotel Campiello, Venice

Hotel Campiello *** - a small and elegant three-star hotel near St. Mark's and the Riva degli Schiavoni waterfront.

La Locandiera, Venice

La Locandiera *** - in a very similar location, the Locandiera offers simple but attractive accommodation in a quiet little square.

Hotel Paganelli, Venice

Hotel Paganelli *** - a slightly cramped three-star with a picturesque (if busy) location on Riva degli Schiavoni, looking over the water to San Giorgio Maggiore.

Hotel Tivoli, Venice

Hotel Tivoli ** - a relatively cheap hotel in the arty, studenty area of Dorsoduro.

Hotel Amba Alagi, Marghera, Venice

Hotel Amba Alagi, Marghera * - a decent and truly budget option - with the big compromise of being in the mainland suburb, Marghera, a bus/tram ride from Venice.

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