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Hotel Fontana

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Horsham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just back from a second visit to this great hotel. This family run hotel is in a excellent location, very near to St Marks square & very convenient to San Zaccaria water bus station. If you need advice on what tours & where to eat, the family are more then happy to advise you. Unlike most small hotels in Venice...

1Thank Johnboy2824
Ankeny, Iowa, United States
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our first trip to Venice and we were very nervous about find the hotel and having it be in a good location. This perfect little place was only a few walking blocks from the airbus - easy to find and exactly where we wanted to be. We were minutes away from just about everything we wanted to do...

1Thank Lynsey M
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Some people who write reviews seem to forget (or ignore) that the Fontana is a 3 star hotel and, as such, it is an admirable place to stay. Geographically, it is positioned perfectly in central Venice with good restaurants nearby. The other main advantage, for us oldies that is, it is a short walk and there are no bridges to...

1Thank David J
South Central PA
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Clean room and bathroom. Friendly, helpful staff who spoke English well! Great location near San Marco! Breakfast was adequate for a good start each morning. Good value for the money! Would stay here again!

1Thank travelmorein2010
Ferndown, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room was clean and well looked after. The location was perfect just three minutes from St Marks square. Nice and quite at night > NB this was the end of Carnival. Breakfast was very good except the coffee and juice which was made by a machine and the coffee was bitter.

1Thank Ray W
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Lovely location, get off the bus or train, onto a water bus and your there. Once you get there the door has a bell and the staff spoke great English, were really friendly and happy. We stayed in room 2 and was lovely inside and clean and tidy. Bit of advice the bath/shower thing has a little step. We called...

1Thank mike h
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

It's not the luxurious Hilton or Marriott, but it's a hotel that offers a superb location near piazza san marco and the docks for water bus. This place is right in the center and you don't need to think twice about going out at night to eat or drink. The bed we had was big and comfortable, the toilets was...

1Thank Avn3117
Reviewed 30 November 2016

This hotel is almost hidden in plain sight. It is within walking distance from st. Marks square. It is surrounded by restaurants and shops. Beds are comfortable and room size is decent. Breakfast is included. There is bar if you want a nightcap.

2Thank Geetha M
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2016

You will be greeted by courteous, caring and friendly staff. I cannot stress the importance of staying at a family run small hotel such as the Fontana. You will receive a warm welcome from the very personable and professional Stainer family members, who will go out of their way to ensure that your Venetian visit is both comfortable and rewarding....

2Thank gesuati
Somers Point, New Jersey
Reviewed 19 November 2016

This hotel is centrally located--so close to everything--only a few bridges from Saint Mark’s Plaza. The staff here Gabrielle, Diego, and Nona are wonderful--they recommended restaurants, attractions, and tips. They made phone calls to arrange tours, also. We took a bus from the airport to a vaparetto--everyone offered guidance the entire way. Once off the vaparetto, the hotel is only...

1Thank thepetalpusher

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Staying in Castello

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Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Since 1968 the Hotel Fontana is owned and run by the Stainer family. The building was originally built in the 18th century and restored in 1984. The typical atmosphere of a venetian house and the friendly staff will make you feel at home. All 15 rooms, overlooking campo San Zaccaria or campo San Provolo, have a private bathroom (with shower or bath-tub),air-conditioning, sat-tv,safe and telephone. Free wi-fi available in room and all common areas. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Fontana

Address: Campo San Provolo Castello 4701, 30122 Venice, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Castello
Price Range: ₹ 8,120 - ₹ 19,700 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Fontana 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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Also Known As:
Fontana Hotel Venice
Hotel Style:
#67 Family Hotel in Venice
#97 Romantic Hotel in Venice
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“We had a room in the back so that we didn't hear the street noise late at night. It was very quiet and easy to get a good nights rest.”
 of 5 bubbles 325lynseym, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 2 for us was great”
 of 5 bubbles 315mikeh, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Limited rooms”
 of 5 bubbles geetham2015, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking San Zaccaria church if available.”
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 of 5 bubbles gesuati, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Away from the alley!”
 of 5 bubbles thepetalpusher, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
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