Venice hotel reviews

My archive of reviews of hotels and B&Bs in Venice. I paid, stayed anonymously and these are my honest opinions of these places to stay

I’ve stayed in a good many Venice hotels, B&Bs and apartments 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 most up-to-date guest reviews provided on booking websites (links provided below) as well, just in case of any major changes.

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> 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 Orologio on the right, with the Rialto fish market in the background

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

Courtyard Ca’ San Giorgio

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

My room at Palazzo Giovanelli

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

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

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

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

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 ** – a relatively cheap hotel in the arty, studenty area of Dorsoduro.

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.