Venice Hotels On & Near Grand Canal

Venice - Rialto Bridge on the Grand Canal
Venice – Rialto Bridge on the Grand Canal

Palazzetto Pisani Grand Canal

Palazzetto Pisani Grand Canal
Palazzetto Pisani Grand Canal

Palazzetto Pisani Grand Canal

Is this hotel on the Grand Canal?

Yes. Palazzetto Pisani Grand Canal is in a superb location overlooking the Grand Canal, situated between Accademia Bridge and Saint Mark’s Square.

Can you tell me about the hotel’s building and its interior?

Palazzetto Pisani Grand Canal comprises two splendid historical palaces on the Grand Canal, 15 minutes’ walk from Rialto Bridge, both from the 16th century: Palazzetto Pisani and Palazzo Foscolo.

Staying here is like living in an aristocratic palace from the golden age of Venice, as the two palaces preserve style and features from their past, like original frescoes, paintings, tapestries, wooden decorated and coffered ceilings, great fireplaces, small candles, lovely mirrors, wide coffered staircases covered with red velvet, ornate glass.

I’d like to know more about its location.

Palazzetto Pisani is in the heart of Venice, in the San Marco sestiere (quarter), the main district of Venice, near Campo Santo Stefano.

The hotel has direct access to the Grand Canal by gondola, water-taxi or boat, via the secluded water entrance on the Rio del Santissimo on the east side of the palace. Venetian residences, always beautiful, become sublime when viewed from the water.

The Accademia vaporetto water-bus stop is 3 minutes’ walk from Palazzetto Pisani.

What services does this hotel provide?

Among the many facilities of Palazzetto Pisani are English-speaking and multilingual staff, and refined Bar&Restaurant il Pisanino and Salone Pisani, which serves as breakfast room and gala dinner.

For evening aperitifs, there is the bright, exquisite Salone del Doge (“Doge’s Lounge”), with balconies overlooking the Grand Canal and offering a unique view: to the left the Basilica della Madonna della Salute and Punta della Dogana, to the right the Accademia Bridge, and in front the Guggenheim Museum and lavish Palazzo Barbarigo.

What types of accommodation should I expect?

There are rooms and suites for 2 to 4 people.

The accommodation is in typically Venetian style, with original frescoes, tapestries, and decorated ceilings.

All rooms and suites have private entrance, free WiFi, air conditioning, dining table, sofa, seating area, desk, tea/coffee maker, flat-screen TV, en-suite bathroom with free toiletries and hairdryer, safety deposit box, and many more amenities.

Most rooms and suites, which you can choose when booking, overlook the Grand Canal or the Rio del Santissimo canal.

When you book you can also select one of the many rooms and suites with extra facilities, including balcony, patio, fireplace, dining area, refrigerator, slippers, views over the lagoon, the city, the inner courtyard or the garden.

General price: from 90 euros

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Hotel Olimpia Venice

Hotel Olimpia Venice
Hotel Olimpia Venice

Hotel Olimpia Venice

From the photo I see that this hotel is on a canal. Which canal?

Hotel Olimpia Venice is a pleasant, elegant 3-star hotel overlooking the small canal Rio delle Burchielle in Venice’s historic centre, 3 minutes’ walk from the Grand Canal and even less from Piazzale Roma municipal car par and bus terminal for connections to major airports.

Breakfast is served in the dining room with views over a lovely canal.

What else can you tell me about its location?

The hotel is in a 16th-century building 5 minutes’ walk from the beautiful, canal-side Basilica dei Frari (full name Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari), the largest and one of the main churches of Venice.

Hotel Olimpia Venice is 6 minutes’ walk or 1 vaporetto water-bus stop from Santa Lucia Train Station, and 100 yards from San Marco multi-storey car park.

Hotel Olimpia is a 20-minute walk from Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto) and a 30-minute stroll from Saint Mark’s Square with its Basilica and Belltower, the symbol of Venice.

What services does this hotel offer?

Hotel facilities include a refined bar in classic style overlooking the Burchielle canal; 24-hour front desk; free luggage storage; reading lounge; a private inner patio and garden with a solarium and loungers, where to enjoy breakfast in the summer; and more facilities.

The English-speaking staff are multilingual.

I’d like to know about the accommodation.

Rooms sleep from 1 to 4 people. They are plush, furnished and decorated in 18th-century Venetian style.

All rooms have free air conditioning, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, minibar, en-suite bathroom, safety deposit box.

General price, with or without breakfast included: from 100 euros

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Hotel Violino d’Oro

Hotel Violino d'Oro
Hotel Violino d’Oro

Hotel Violino d’Oro

Another Venice hotel on a canal?

Correct. Hotel Violino d’Oro is also another good-value, upmarket 3-star hotel in a truly prime location in the heart of Venice historic centre, a few yards (3 minutes’ walk) from St. Mark’s Square, in the San Marco old quarter of Venice.

The hotel is housed in a 1700s building in a typical, delightful small Venetian square, and overlooks the canal Rio San Moise’, over which the hotel affords a spectacular view, enlivened by the passage of gondolas.

Tell me about its interiors and more about the location.

Hotel Violino d’Oro’s interiors have an atmosphere of elegance, with 18th-century Venetian-style furnishings, traditional decor, exposed wooden beams and crystal chandeliers.

The hotel is 5 minutes’ walk from a vaporetto water-bus stop, Doge’s Palace, Bridge of Sighs, the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute and the Peggy Guggenheim museum of modern art, and 2-3 minues’ walk from the prestigious Teatro La Fenice theatre and Via 22 Marzo, Venice’s main shopping street, filled with fashion designer boutiques and glassmakers’ workshops.

Violino d’Oro Hotel is a short walk to all the major attractions of the floating city.

Give me a general ideas of the facilities.

The staff speak English along with other languages, are friendly and welcoming. The hotel has a snack bar, 24-hour front desk, a lounge with TV area, a lovely breakfast room with canal views, and many more facilities. Breakfast is free.

What choice of accommodation do I have?

Rooms are spacious, elegant, in Venetian style.

All rooms have air conditioning, free WiFi, flat-screen satellite TV, minibar, en-suite bathroom with free toiletries and hairdryer, and other amenities.

Some rooms, which you can choose when you book, overlook the charming Campiello Barozzi square, the street or an internal courtyard.

General price, including breakfast: from 100 euros

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Hotel Mercurio Venice

Hotel Mercurio Venice
Venice – Hotel Mercurio

Hotel Mercurio Venice

What’s so interesting about this hotel?

Hotel Mercurio is on a canal-side location in Venice historic centre in the San Marco district, 1 minute’s walk (100 yards) from the world-renowned La Fenice Theatre, 5 minutes’ walk from St. Mark’s Square, and yet it’s a good-value-for-money 3-star hotel.

You can reach the Grand Canal with a 6-minute walk in either direction from the hotel, as it runs around the Hotel Mercurio.

What else can you tell me about its location and surroundings?

The hotel is 3 minutes’ walk to the 15th-century Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, a Gothic palace with a famous external spiral staircase containing lots and lots of arches, and very close to the canal-side Church of San Moisè, with an ornate Baroque façade and a 14th-century Venetian-style bell tower crowned by a terracotta spire. Inside the church are splendid works of art: an impressive altar statue portraying Mount Sinai climbed by Moses receiving the Tablets of the Law; 17th- and 18th-century paintings including the invaluable Tintoretto’s Washing of the Feet; and an 18th-century organ by Gaetano Callido decorated with details from the Biblical story of Moses.

What’s the canal I see in the photo?

Hotel Mercurio is in a superb location, sitting directly on one of Venice’s most loved canals, the Barcaroli Canal, in a delightful historic building in the lovely style typical of ancient Venice.

When booking you can choose one of the many Mercurio’s rooms which overlook the Barcaroli Canal. All suites, which are more spacious than rooms and have a separate living area, have views of the Barcaroli Canal.

What about other Venice attractions and landmarks, means of transport?

Hotel Mercurio is 5 minutes’ walk from Rialto Bridge and from the exhibitions of Palazzo Grassi, a contemporary art museum, and is a short walk from all Venice’s main attractions.

The hotel is also a 5-minute stroll from the Giglio vaporetto water-bus stop, 10 minutes’ walk from the Guggenheim Museum across the Accademia Bridge, and 3 minutes’ walk to Calle Larga XXII Marzo, Venice’s most fashionable and luxury shopping street, lined with top Italian labels.

I’d like to know more about the hotel itself.

Hotel Mercurio’s decor is tasteful, with sculptures, fireplaces, chandeliers. Rooms are elegant, with classical Venetian furnishings, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi.

Is service good?

There is 24-hour front desk, with English-speaking and attentive staff. If you request it,  breakfast is served in your room.

Can rooms accommodate several people?

Yes. Except single rooms, all other rooms and suites can sleep an extra child, from 2 adults + 1 child all the way up to 5 adults + 1 child per room.

General price, with or without breakfast included: from 50 euros

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Hotel Casanova Venice

Hotel Casanova Venice
Hotel Casanova Venice

Hotel Casanova Venice

Where is this hotel’s location in the centre of Venice?

Hotel Casanova Venice is a quaint, 4-star hotel in an extremely central position in the very heart of Venice, a stone’s throw (70 metres, literally 1 minute’s walk) from St. Mark’s Square, 4 minutes’ walk from both Saint Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace, and 100 yards from the world-renowned Harry’s Bar, Europe’s most famous bar and with the richest history.

It is in one of the most convenient places to stay in Venice, the perfect spot for sightseeing trips in the floating city.

How near is the hotel to the Grand Canal?

Hotel Casanova is 5 minutes’ walk from the Grand Canal.

What can you tell me about the hotel itself, the building and its history?

The Casanova, which affords superb views of Saint Mark’s Campanile (Bell Tower), is located in a 1700s building in the old quarter of San Marco, and has beautiful and elegant interiors with antique furniture, chandeliers and wood-beamed ceilings.

I’d like to know what is in the hotel’s immediate neighbourhood.

Hotel Casanova Venice is in Calle Frezzaria, one of the most famous and important streets in Venice, less than 50 metres from St. Mark’s Square and very close to Calle XXII Marzo which is well-known for its exclusive boutiques.

The Calle Frezzaria area has many cafés, Venetian restaurants and pizzerias for lunch and dinner few steps from the hotel.

Both the public water-bus (vaporetto) service and the private water-taxi are close by, with Vallaresso water-bus stop 200 yards from Hotel Casanova and San Zaccaria vaporetto water-bus station 6 minutes’ walk from the hotel.

What are the facilities and accommodation?

There is 24-hour front desk, safety deposit box, breakfast room.

The hotel has both rooms and suites with 1 or 2 bedrooms, which can sleep 2 to 4 people.

Rooms and suites are pleasant, good-sized, comfortable and elegant, in traditional style.

All rooms and suites have air conditioning, free WiFi, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, en-suite bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer.

General price, with or without breakfast included: from 100 euros

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Hotel Antico Panada Venice

Hotel Antico Panada Venice
Hotel Antico Panada Venice

Hotel Antico Panada Venice

That’s an unusual interior this hotel has.

Yes. It has very elegant interiors, with white and red marble.

Tell me about the hotel and its location.

Hotel Antico Panada Venice is a 3-star hotel in the very heart of Venice, a 3-minute walk (30 yards) from St. Mark’s Square, the Doge’s Palace and the Bridge of Sighs, 5 minutes’ walk from Rialto Bridge.

The hotel was established in 1889 and is housed in two historic buildings.

Hotel Antico Panada, which is 10 minutes’ walk from Grand Canal, is located in the Calle degli Specchieri street, that leads directly to Saint Mark’s Basilica without crossing any bridges.

Antico Panada is 5 minutes’ walk from the Saint Mark’s Basin, where you’ll find the two vaporetto water-bus stops of San Zaccaria and Calle Vallaresso.

What services are provided?

Hotel facilities include Bar Ai Speci, a traditional wood-panelled Venetian inn with beam ceiling, serving the classic Spritz aperitif, popular in Venice, a good cup of Italian espresso, and international cocktails.

Antico Panada has multilingual staff speaking English, a restaurant, room service, 24-hour reception.

Free WiFi is available in public areas.

Breakfast is free, and can be served in the breakfast room or in the guests’ room.

What is the type of accommodation on offer?

Rooms have tasteful, refined Venetian furnishings and Murano-glass lamps, and can sleep up to 4 people.

All rooms have air conditioning, TV with satellite channels, safety deposit box, en-suite bathroom with free toiletries and hairdryer.

General price, including breakfast: from 80 euros

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Hotel Alcyone Venice

Hotel Alcyone Venice
Hotel Alcyone Venice

Hotel Alcyone Venice

Why is this hotel particularly popular?

Because of its excellent location in the centre of Venice, ideal for sightseeing and central to everything, and its being good value for money.

Hotel Alcyone Venice is a 3-star hotel halfway between St. Mark’s Square, with its world-renowned, magnificent St. Mark’s Basilica, one way, and the Canal Grande and Rialto Bridge, or Ponte di Rialto, the most famous bridge of Venice, the other way, 3-4 minutes’ walk from each.

Tell me more about its location and historic background.

The hotel is situated in Calle dei Fabbri, a characteristic calle, one of the ancient streets of Venice, in the historical quarter of San Marco.

The Alcyone Hotel is in an authentic 1600s Venetian palazzo, overlooking a lovely canal, the Rio di San Salvador, on whose smooth waters you can watch the gondolas roll by from the hotel’s dining room and many guest rooms which you can select.

From Venezia Santa Lucia Train Station (which is 1.2 miles from the hotel) or from Piazzale Roma take a vaporetto (water-bus) on line 1 or 2 and get off at the Rialto vaporetto stop, which is 2-3 minutes’ walk from Alcyone Hotel.

What can I expect to find if I stay at this hotel?

Hotel Alcyone Venice has views of Venetian rooftops and St. Mark’s Bell Tower.

Staff are helpful and speak English. Hotel facilities include a lounge, 24-hour front desk, express check-in/check-out, tour desk, ticket service, luggage storage, fax/photocopying, wake up service/alarm clock.

In the dining room you can have free breakfast while enjoying the view of a canal with gondolas floating past.

Free WiFi is available in the hotel’s public areas.

What choice of accommodation is available? Could I have rooms with views?

Yes, you could. When booking you can choose rooms which have views of a canal with gondolas going by.

All rooms have air conditioning, satellite TV, safety deposit box, en-suite bathroom with hairdryer.

General price, including breakfast: from 70 euros

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Hotel Montecarlo Venice

Hotel Montecarlo Venice
Hotel Montecarlo Venice

Hotel Montecarlo Venice

What makes this hotel interesting or unusual?

First the location: Hotel Montecarlo Venice is a 3-star hotel in the heart of Venice, a 3-minute walk from St Mark’s Square, Doge’s Palace and Bridge of Sighs (Ponte dei Sospiri), a 5-minute walk from Rialto Bridge and the Museo Correr.

Second its history and style: the hotel is a 17th-century building only 50 yards from Piazza San Marco square, and has lovely interiors.

Third: Hotel Montecarlo Venice has not only rooms but also 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom apartments, sleeping 3 to 6 people, some with Canal View.

Fourth: the staff speak not only English, but a great variety of other languages.

What can you tell me about its facilities?

Hotel Montecarlo has a very elegant restaurant, serving classic Venetian and Italian cuisine, whose wine cellar has over 900 different wines and holds the Best of Award of Excellence for the selection; a lounge with a flat-screen TV; a bar serving many cocktails, and other facilities.

What will I find in the accommodation?

Rooms are in Venetian style.

All rooms and apartments have free WiFi, air conditioning, TV with satellite channels, minibar, safety deposit box, en-suite bathroom with bathrobe, free toiletries and hairdryer.

Some apartments have canal view.

General price, with or without breakfast included: from 100 euros

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Hotel Abbazia Venice

Hotel Abbazia Venice
Hotel Abbazia Venice

Hotel Abbazia Venice

Is there a special significance in the name of this hotel?

Yes, there is.

The word “Abbazia” in Italian means “abbey”, and what gave this name to the hotel is the fact that it is housed in a former abbey of the Discalced Carmelite Friars, a historic residence whose recent restoration has maintained the beauty and poetry of the ancient place.

How near is this hotel to Grand Canal?

The hotel is 100 metres from the Grand Canal and a 5-minute stroll from the Ferrovia vaporetto (water bus) stop.

Can you give me a description of the hotel and where it is situated?

Hotel Abbazia Venice is a three-star hotel 100 yards (2 minutes’ walk) from Venice Santa Lucia Train Station, 15 minutes’ walk from Rialto Bridge, 20 minutes’ walk from St. Mark’s Square and 8 minutes’ walk from the Piazzale Roma parking area.

Hotel Abbazia is in the historic centre of Venice, in the quiet Cannaregio sestiere, one of the six historical districts of Venice.

Th hotel is very near the celebrated Lista di Spagna street, the door to Venice’s artistic and cultural treasures.

Are there particular features in this fascinating place?

The hotel has a large courtyard and delightful, private inner garden with seating areas and comfortable easy chairs, where the free breakfast is served in the summer in the shade of the gazebo, although breakfast room service is also available.

Hotel Abbazia Venice has a bar with lounge sitting room, located in the monks’ original wood-panelled dining hall, containing the abbey’s original pulpit, from which the monks read the Bible while eating their meals, and a commemorative plaque in honour of Pope Saint Pius X, who frequently visited this refectory when he was patriarch of Venice.

What’s the accommodation like?

There are rooms for 1-4 people.

All rooms have elegant furnishings, air conditioning, free WiFi, TV with satellite channels, minibar, safety deposit box, en-suite bathroom with free toiletries and hairdryer, and other amenities.

General price, including breakfast: from 50 euros

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