Best Places to Stay in Venice, Italy (IV)

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Best Places to Stay in Venice, Italy (IV)

Lodging is abundant in Venice, but tends to be expensive and frequently booked up, especially during high season – April to August. So plan ahead and book rooms well in advance especially between May and October.

 

 

Best Places to Stay in Venice, Italy: Pensione Accademia Villa Maravege

 

The Pensióne Accademia Villa Maravege, originally a private residence, served as the Russian Embassy between the two World Wars and since 1955 has been a hotel. The hotel is located near the Galleria dell'Accademia in the Dorsoduro district.

 

The twenty-seven rooms range widely in price from reasonable to high-end with views over the canal or the hotel's gardens and each room has a private bathroom. A buffet breakfast is included in the rate and is served in the garden in the summer months.

 

There is no elevator, but there are handicap accessible rooms.

 

There is a garden and Wi-Fi is available but you must pay by the hour. The Salmaso family also has apartments neighboring their restaurant, Ristorante da Raffae.

 

 

Best Places to Stay in Venice, Italy: Pensione Calcina

 

Pensióne Calcina is a family-owned and operated hotel with twenty-nine rooms on the waterfront in the Dorsoduro district overlooking the Giudecca canal over to the island of Giudecca.

 

All rooms have Internet, wood-parquet floors and private bathroom. 

 

Calcina has a cafe, bar and restaurant. Dining options include an indoor dining room, garden terrace and rooftop terrace. Dishes are made using local and seasonal ingredients. They use only extra-virgin olive oil and only Italian wines are served.

 

 

Best Places to Stay in Venice, Italy: Venice Hostel

 

The youth Hostel in Venice, part of the Hosteling International network, is on the island of Giudecca.

 

If you are traveling alone, or with a companion, hostels are one of the least expensive options since you are paying per bed, not room. 

 

Remember that to have an enjoyable stay you should get into the hostel mindset, which involves embracing noise, more of a social scene, and sharing space, including bathrooms. If you are in the mood, backpacking and staying at youth hostels are fun, cheap ways to travel. If you are not in the right frame of mind, they can seem nightmarish, and you are probably best advised to find an inexpensive pensión or pensión-style hostel to stay in where you can have your own room.

 

Best Places to Stay in Venice, Italy (III)

Lodging is abundant in Venice, but tends to be expensive and frequently booked up, especially during high season – April to August. So plan ahead and book rooms well in advance especially between May and October.

 

 

Best Places to Stay in Venice, Italy: Il Lato Azzurro

 

Situated on the garden island of Sant’ Erasmo (northeast of Venice), Il Lato Azzurro is a cultural center with lodging, and for those interested, themed retreats. Meals served, including vegetarian dishes, are made with local and fair-trade ingredients. Twenty bikes are available for guest use and kayaks can be rented. Breakfast is included. Packed lunches are available for 8 to 10 Euros and dinner is a 25 Euro prix fixe. 

 

Sant’ Erasmo is known as the green, garden island—producing fruits and vegetables for its inhabitants and Venice. You can buy fresh honey from the beekeepers. The sandy beach is far less crowded than those on Lido. 

 

You can reach the island by vaporetto from Venice—take Vaporetto Number 13 from the Fondamente Nove stop on the north side of Venice—almost due north of the Rialto Bridge. #13 stops in Murano, Vignole and then makes 3 stops on Sant’ Erasmo— Capannone, Chiesa and P. Ta Vela. For Il Lato Azzurro get off at Capannone.

 

Il Lato Azzurro's address is Via Forti 13—about a 15-minute walk from the Vaporetto stop, or call ahead and they will pick you up in a minivan.

 

 

Best Places to Stay in Venice, Italy: La Locanda di Orsaria

 

La Locanda is in a 16th century home formerly owned by a Venetian Republic Captain, but now a family-run hotel. The hotel rooms are all non-smoking and each has a private bathroom. 

 

Located near the train station, the small hotel is very convenient, but on a quiet side street. La Locanda offers free WiFi and breakfast, with two types of rooms—standard and superior.

 

 

Best Places to Stay in Venice, Italy: Maison de Charme Balbi

 

Maison de Charme Balbi is housed in a 15th century marble palace with a private courtyard garden.

 

At the Maison de Charme Balbi there are four rooms reasonably priced with private bathrooms. 

 

Around the corner from St. Mark's Plaza, Charme Balbi is conveniently located and perfect if you like to be in the center of activity.

 

 

Best Places to Stay in Venice, Italy (II)

Lodging is abundant in Venice, but tends to be expensive and frequently booked up, especially during high season – April to August. So plan ahead and book rooms well in advance especially between May and October.

 

 

Best Places to Stay in Venice, Italy: Canonici di San Marco

 

About fifteen miles from Venice there is luxury camping at Canonici di San Marco. Here you will find tent sleeping for one to four people on a raised wooden platform with a terrace, private bathroom, and Wi-Fi. Bikes are available. 

 

You don’t need a car to stay at Canonici di San Marco. You can walk along a canal to Mira Mirano and hop the train to Venice’s Santa Lucia train station, only a twenty-minute trip.

 

Travelers wanting to do yoga on their trip can go to the Future Yoga school in Mirano for classes.

 

 

Best Places to Stay in Venice, Italy: Foscari Palace

 

The Foscari Palace, a luxury hotel in a 16th century palace on the Grand Canal, in front of the Cà d'Oro, has twenty-three rooms with free WiFi.

 

This is lavish Venetian living with modern conveniences mixed with glorious old style.

 

 

Best Places to Stay in Venice, Italy: Hotel Abbazia

 

Housed in a refurbished monastery near the train station with an internal courtyard garden, the Hotel Abbazia offers free Wi-Fi in its smoke-free rooms. 

 

Sleep like a monk, but in more luxurious surroundings and enjoy a respite in the inner garden.

 

 

Best Places to Stay in Venice, Italy: Hotel Messner

 

In a quiet neighborhood in Dorsoduro, the Hotel Messner is within short walks of the Guggenheim galleries and the Santa Maria di Salute. Messner has forty rooms in the main building and annex—doubles start at 110 euros for the night, breakfast included. There is a restaurant in the hotel as well.

 

Started by Maria Messner in 1940 as a guesthouse for students, teachers and travelers, the hotel has grown through the decades into a full service small hotel. All rooms have private baths and Internet.

 

Hotel Messner is on the corner of Fondamenta de Ca’ Bala & Nuovo Catecum, Dorsoduro, 213/216

Best Places to Stay in Venice, Italy (I)

Lodging is abundant in Venice, but tends to be expensive and frequently booked up, especially during high season – April to August. So plan ahead and book rooms well in advance especially between May and October.

 

 

Best Places to Stay in Venice, Italy: Ancient Venice Bed & Breakfast

 

The Ancient Bed & Breakfast offers basic rooms for very reasonable rates in the low-key Dorsoduro district.

 

The Ancient is newly renovated, but the floors are mosaic marble from 1826. Rooms are available with either private or shared baths and all rooms include breakfast, served in the tearoom on the first floor.

 

On the Campo St. Barnaba, the Ancient is within easy walking distance of the Galleria dell'Accademia and the Guggenheim Museum.

 

 

Best Places to Stay in Venice, Italy: Ca' Riccio

 

Ca’ Riccio, by the beautiful marble church (pictured) in Campo Miracoli, is an old house renovated with tile floors. Rooms all have private bathrooms and breakfast is included. 

 

Ca’ Riccio also offers three apartments in separate locations for those wanting their own kitchen facilities.

 

Ca'Riccio is on the border of the Canneregio and Castello districts north of the Rialto Bridge and near La Dolfin restaurant.

 

 

Best Places to Stay in Venice, Italy: Camping San Nicolo

 

There is no camping in Venice, except on Lido. There you can camp at San Nicolo using your own tent or rent one from them. They also rent caravans, mobile homes, and bicycles. 

 

There is no biking in Venice either. That you must save for the garden islands and Lido, the easternmost island that is a seven-mile long, narrow sandbar with a string of beaches. Two long main avenues run the length of the island. By the Santa Maria Elisabetta vaporetto stop is the Gran Viale Santa Maria Elisabetta, a nearly half-mile boulevard running from west to east. Look for bike-rental shops and enjoy the level biking. You can also rent kayaks on Lido and paddle between the islands.

 

Best Places to Stay in Venice, Italy: Corte Grimani

 

The Corte Grimani has fifteen apartments suited for two to five people ranging in price from 250 to 430 euros per apartment per night. 

 

Located in the heart of the city, the renovated 17th century palace has a private courtyard and rooms overlooking the canal.

 

Best Places to Stay in Venice, Italy

Lodging is abundant in Venice, but tends to be expensive and frequently booked up, especially during high season – April to August. So plan ahead and book rooms well in advance especially between May and October.

 

 

Best Places to Stay in Venice, Italy: Pensione Accademia Villa Maravege

 

The Pensióne Accademia Villa Maravege, originally a private residence, served as the Russian Embassy between the two World Wars and since 1955 has been a hotel. The hotel is located near the Galleria dell'Accademia in the Dorsoduro district.

 

The twenty-seven rooms range widely in price from reasonable to high-end with views over the canal or the hotel's gardens and each room has a private bathroom. A buffet breakfast is included in the rate and is served in the garden in the summer months.

 

There is no elevator, but there are handicap accessible rooms.

 

There is a garden and Wi-Fi is available but you must pay by the hour. The Salmaso family also has apartments neighboring their restaurant, Ristorante da Raffae.

 

 

Best Places to Stay in Venice, Italy: Pensione Calcina

 

Pensióne Calcina is a family-owned and operated hotel with twenty-nine rooms on the waterfront in the Dorsoduro district overlooking the Giudecca canal over to the island of Giudecca.

 

All rooms have Internet, wood-parquet floors and private bathroom. 

 

Calcina has a cafe, bar and restaurant. Dining options include an indoor dining room, garden terrace and rooftop terrace. Dishes are made using local and seasonal ingredients. They use only extra-virgin olive oil and only Italian wines are served.

 

 

Best Places to Stay in Venice, Italy: Venice Hostel

 

The youth Hostel in Venice, part of the Hosteling International network, is on the island of Giudecca.

 

If you are traveling alone, or with a companion, hostels are one of the least expensive options since you are paying per bed, not room. 

 

Remember that to have an enjoyable stay you should get into the hostel mindset, which involves embracing noise, more of a social scene, and sharing space, including bathrooms. If you are in the mood, backpacking and staying at youth hostels are fun, cheap ways to travel. If you are not in the right frame of mind, they can seem nightmarish, and you are probably best advised to find an inexpensive pensión or pensión-style hostel to stay in where you can have your own room.