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Hotel Gardena

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San Francisco, California
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154 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice comfy hotel, across the canal from the train station. We Took the bus from the airport and it was literally across one bridge. Yes is far away from Saint Mark's. But it's cheaper, we literally ate at many great restaurants from 10-12 Euros for a full set. With many cafes close by.... It's clean and small and nice to... More 

Thank José P
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I highly recommend this hotel for first time tourists in Venice who's on a budget. It's less than 5 minutes walk(or more of you have really big & heavy luggage) from the Santa Lucia train station if you're coming in by train or Piazale Roma where the airport bus drops people off. From there, it's close to at least 5... More 

1 Thank Caljay23
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was a lovely stay! Once I booked the hotel I emailed to ask if I could get a room that faces the canal - for free, I got what I asked for! The first night we were given the room behind the breakfast room. It appears to be a little shack at the back of the hotel, but... More 

Thank kkmm8
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The highlight of this hotel was the canal view! The room itself was less shabby chic and more just shabby. Door to the bathroom had a chunk missing, mould in the shower, stains on the carpets, poor finishing all round and no hot water from the drip of a shower on the last day. Very poor value for money paid.

1 Thank Daniel L
Ajax, Canada
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a small hotel with limited amenities. We were offered a small breakfast in the morning which was more than satisfactory. I would recommend for a short stay as far as its convenience to the train station or cruise terminals. If you are there any longer it would be better to book further into central Venice or perhaps on one... More 

Thank Heather O
Glossop, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived we found Thomas cook had booked me and my mum as a couple instead of a twin room. The hotel had no twin rooms available and Thomas cook were less than helpful. We had to share a bed the first night but the lovely man on duty then gave us a free upgrade with a massive twin... More 

Thank kittenaddict
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were shown to a small hut in the garden (a barn in which I could barely stand straight) that would've been our room for an expensive €120+ a night but fortunately luckily we were able to upgrade to the room listed in the photos for €50 extra a night. So unless you like camping outdoors, really don't book the... More 

Thank Rick W
Madrid, España
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38 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Prices are expensive for a hotel with limited service Breakfast not as expected Room was nicely comfirtable with a view to the canal. No room service or restaurant so sometimes not comfortable as you would like to have q rest and just stay working in the hotel Good wifi

Thank rapito10
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5 reviews
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Hotel is well situated in regard to the Venice train station and the Bus terminal where the airport bus leaves from. The hotel rooms were very clean and well appointed. Our room on the second floor was recently refurbished & the bathroom was modern. I couldn't fault the hotel.

Thank Cathy C
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28 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Warning, Warning, Warning! I usually do not say terrible things without reason, but this hotel and its check in staff (one man who refused to help or give advice) actually cancelled our pre-paid reservations for two nights stay and had the gall to say that we had cancelled. And so why would we have shown up then? Since we didn't... More 

4 Thank Stella B
RESERVATION H, Direttore at Hotel Gardena, responded to this review

Dear customer, please note that the hotel is not responsible for cancellations received regularly from the site or agency where you booked. kind regards Hotel Gardena*** More 

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Santa Croce
Santa Croce gained importance as a sestiere (district) when Piazzale Roma was created in the 1930s to bring cars and buses close to the center of Venice. Constitution Bridge spans the Grand Canal linking Piazzale Roma to the train station. This area buzzes with energy from travelers and students. Historic palaces and former industrial buildings house some departments of Ca' Foscari and IUAV Architecture universities. On the Fondaco dei Turchi, Venice's Museum of Natural History offers Venetians prehistoric thrills, plus an overview of lagoon fish and wildlife. The Grand Canal, northern boundary of Santa Croce, is lined with palaces and decorated by the tall green dome of San Simeon Piccolo. Ca' Pesaro attracts Venetians to its contemporary art exhibitions. The Grand Canal exposes only one face of these buildings. On the opposite side, the palace often interacts with a square or a busy street to represent its neighbourhood identity.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access

Additional Information about Hotel Gardena

Address: Santa Croce 239, 30135 Venice, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Santa Croce
Price Range: ₹ 4,944 - ₹ 18,758 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Gardena 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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#116 Family Hotel in Venice
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“Call ahead and get a room facing the canal.”
 of 5 bubbles 430jos_p, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Second floor has reportedly been remodeled; we stayed on the first.”
 of 5 bubbles jamiedB1072AV, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for an updated room.”
 of 5 bubbles RichardW536, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Specify you want a remodeled room.”
 of 5 bubbles davdw2016, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Call and confirm before arriving and see if your booking is valid.”
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