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Best Western Hotel Cavalletto e Doge Orseolo - Venice

4 star Hotel Venice

Piazza San Marco 1107 Calle del Cavalletto - Venice

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Best Western Hotel Albergo Cavalletto e Doge Orseolo enjoys a unique location in Venice, facing the magnificent Bacino Orseolo, adjacent to majestic St. Mark's square.

The property features the irresistible charm of one of the most ancient Italian hotels. It has grown in harmony with the tradition and spirit of ancient Venice since 1308, becoming a benchmark for illustrious guests that have stayed here in the past, such as the Duke of Aosta, Richard Strauss or Winston Churchill.

On-site facilities include an American bar, two external restaurants, tobacco store, meeting facilities and luggage deposit. Complimentary Internet access is available throughout the hotel. The front desk is staffed around the clock and will provide guests with useful tourist information, sightseeing tips as well as car rental and booking for museums and guided tours. Airport shuttle is provided with advance notice.
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.9 Good
Based on 170 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

The Hotel was very accessible. Staff were very helpful, efficient and pleasant. ...

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Breakfast at Best Western Hotel Cavalletto e Doge Orseolo

A buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at Hotel Cavalletto e Doge Orseolo

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Baby sitter
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Laundry room
  • Meeting Room
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge

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  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before noon.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 15.00 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 4.50 per person, per night for adults; EUR 2.25 per night for guests aged 10-16 years old. This tax does not apply to children under 10 years of age.
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

A tax is imposed by the city and will be collected at the property. This tax does not apply to residents of Venice City and children under 10 years of age. Further exemptions may apply, subject to submission of proper documents to the property, to patients, their companions and people staying in the city for specific purposes/duties. 30% reduction applies from 1-31 January and from 1-31 December.

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8.7

Clean

8.9

Location

7.5

Quiet

6.9

Spacious

8.0

Service

Hotel Cavalletto e Doge Orseolo reviews

4.6 Ordinary
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Greece

Very expensive for a so small room and with noise for the elevator motor but the people who work there are excellent professionals

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • China

internet problem

5.0 Ordinary
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Plastic washbasin in the bathroom was scratched and permanently engrained with dirt. The receptionist on arrival was harassed and the dining room was closed for refurbishment. The breakfast was average quality with poor orange juice and poor coffee - other items good. The location was excellent and only a few steps from St Marks Square but with the above short comings was not worth Euro 250/night. We had to wade through 200mm of flood water to get back to the hotel after dinner. There was the noise of a pump(?) running all night

8.7 Excellent
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Sweden

I have been there before and I will return. I have not been on the hotel web

3.8
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Mexico

the air condition didnot work all the night and i couldnot sleep. I paid for nothing. I am really mad because we call the reception and they coudnot fix the air. NO DISFRUTE MI ESTANCIA PORQUE EL AIRE ACONDICIONADO NO FUNCIONO Y NO PUDE DORMIR EN LA NOCHE. SI ABRIA LA VENTANA ENTRABAN BICHOS A LA HABITACION. PAGUE POR UN LUGAR DONDE DESCANSAR Y ESTUVE DESEANDO IRME DE ESE LUGAR. PAGUE MUCHOS EUROS POR NADA.

6.6 Fair
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

The breakfast is very poor, the coffee unacceptable, the milk cold but the price with Euro 15.-/pp in the range of FLORIAN...

4.9 Ordinary
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

We have stayed at several venice hotels. I would list it under boring. there is almost nothing venetian about it. it is small, quite pokey with no effort made to make the place look or feel special. It could be manchester or anywher. It's position is good. Right next to st marks and it overlook the place to pick up gondolas. but that just means it has none of the romance of venice. the rooms specified are not canal view and thats another £30 if you can get one. The staff are the rude surly type you find all over venice and everything is just too much trouble. try to get a double split in two and for three days you get "not today, tomorrow". The price is about right for the position which is very useful if you have relatively elderly members. one bridge and 50 yards to st marks. But for a romantic break you can do much much better elsewhere. Strictly for the tour parties.

6.1 Fair
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Go to the Cavalletto for its location, right next to San Marco and to perhaps the best crew of Gondoliers. It also has single rooms, which is a plus. Don't go for the service. It's almost impossible to get a cup of coffee or even a smile from some of the staff. You will not feel welcome here. The rooms are also very noisy. Frankly, for the price and the publicity, we felt let down, although Venice itself more than made up for our disappointment.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Staff here more than exceeded my expectations. Everyone, without exeption, went out of their way to help us anytime it was needed. I will definitely stay here again.

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We stayed for only one night at the Cavaletto, but were absolutely delighted with the hotel. The staff were warm and welcoming, and the hotel itself is in a superb central position for exploring Venice. Although breakfast was not included in the price,it was well worth the extra charge, as the buffet selection was excellent. We would certainly return to the Cavaletto on our next visit to Venice.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Very nice welcome in French or English Very quiet and so near the San Marco place. Excellent breakfeat too. Good price for the winter season

5.7 Ordinary
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

see public areas and quality of service provided: Breakfastroom is extremly small, to small for having a conveniant breakfast. How should this work during season, as the situation at our stay (beginning of november) was already unsatisfactory. Other things were ok Hans Boehm

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Its location to St Marks Square. Holiday.

8.5 Excellent
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Israel

The staff has poor knowledge of english language. The breakfast was excellent! Thank you very much.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Will be coming back in April with a group (5 or 6 rooms). It's PERFECT!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

Fantastic location.Great rooms. Of course, Venice is hard to reach. Take the water taxi to San Marco Square, then a 10 minute walk to the Hotel. Pack lightly because of the walk.

8.3 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

Although relatively expensive, in relation to other hotels in Venice it was good value for money, as the location was excellent 0nly about 10 metres from St Marks square. Very appealing to have a gondola station at the front, but does generate a significant amount of people noise.

5.3 Ordinary
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Ireland

Venice 4 times/ First time in Albergo. Staff & general service level good and friendly. Difficulty is that the hotel is advertised as a **** star hotel. It is a ** or *** star hotel by any European/American standard. Maybe this is a prob with hotel classification in Italy/Venice? There is hardly space for a bed in the room as a result the decor is scarred and damaged. As long as you stand in the shower its ok.... forget about washing your feet!!!!! Ok I don't want to go on! Overall comment (excluding room) is positive

7.1 Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Japan

The location, room, emplopyees and breakfast were excellent, deserved the price I paid. I loved the pretty basket to bring washed clothes from the laundly. The room was comfortable. Sitting in a chair beside window and viewing canal sight, I felt it is not necessary to go out to sightsee... (actually, I did go, of course!)

7.0 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

A very good hotel. We were given the type of rooms and bed arrangements we requested. The rooms were clean and very well decorated in a traditional Venetian style. Well worth paying the extra to have the view over the canal basin. Endless hours of fun watching excited tourist board the gondolas. Good breakfast and friendly staff.

7.6 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Ireland

Great hotel - a little noisy from the gondaliers from 9.30am - not a problem - had 2 single rooms very small but OK - location superb with views of the gondalas in the morning and a short couple of meters from st marks square and access to the vaporetto. a sort walk through the fantqstic square to the Basilica of St Marks and the ducal palace.

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We stayed in the newer rooms....great mattress and a/c. Clean with an efficient staff, Loved the location! We highly recommend this hotel. Great price. Would stay again.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

The single room overlooking the canal I was offered as a complimentary (without even formulating my demand) was stunning CHARM. I travel since many year "blazé" one could say still I couldn't imagine a better Venice experience. All thanks to this tiny but very cute room on the 4th floor over the gondola station. The service together with the natural and human behaviour of the hotel people understanding naturally any of my wishes was also very nice experience. Prices are high but I will definitevly be back!

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

Clean, quick check in, reception staff helpful

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Reception staff curteous and helpful. Rooms very clean and spaceous jr. suite. Calling for a gondola: told to go around in line, not as stated that reception staff just calls out "pope". Breakfast great but 2 cafes americanos from the bar area 11 euros. I would stay again there.

7.1 Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Thailand

Hotel Location is great, the room has very limited space.

8.9 Excellent
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

You would be hard pressed to find a better location in Venice. High-speed Internet is available, but expensive. Breakfaste is included, though it's the usual European faire. You may want to ask to see a room before deciding on one - they vary in size quite a bit.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Very quite hotel near San Marco I cannot tell anything about breakfast as I took them in outside caffe

9.0 Wonderful!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

The Cavaletto was as described on the Venere website, which we have used many times before. The decor of our room was uninspiring and did not lend itself to a typical Venetian decor. Plus, the shower in our bathroom was rather small and the showerhead was difficult to use. Otherwise, our stay was wonderful for my wife, myself, and our other family members. As an owner of an Italian bed and breakfast, I will continue to visit the Cavaletto & Doge for any future trips to Venice. This was my third stay at the Cavaletto; my first time was in 1988.

8.2 Very Good
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

The must for a short stay

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Expensive, and worth every Euro. The hotel location is perfect--close to the Square and the major water taxis, and right where the gondolas park at night and solicit visitors for a ride. Scenic, quaint, and even quiet at night! Nice breakfast, too. Note, the single rooms looked quite small, but our double was very spacious.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

The location was perfect, though difficult to find on first arrival in the Piazza San Marco. The hotel was even better than expected and the staff were pleasant and helpful. The breakfasts were great. We'd use the same booking agency and the same hotel again.

5.9 Ordinary
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Croatia

For the Hotel with the four stars categorisation everything should be much much better. Economizing in everything including service is very obvious and visible.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

The staff was very helpful. The phone system actually worked! Would definitely stay here again.

8.9 Excellent
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Très belle situation à côté de la place St Marc, facilité d'accès. Très bon accueil, propreté, Nous avons apprécié de pouvoir prendre un bateau taxi directement de l'hotel

8.4 Very Good
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

We booked a 3 double rooms, but only got 1 double and 2 singles. Despite this the hotel is excellent value (at least when we went in December) its location is fantastic, the bar is good (if pricey, but so is the rest of venice), the breakfast was very good and the rooms were clean and a reasonable size.

8.1 Very Good
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

The location was very convenient (just steps away from St Mark's Piazza)and the customer service was excellent. Our room was very cramped and hot; we couldn't control the heat. The rooms of the other people in our group were more spacious and better decorated.

6.7 Fair
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

myself and 2 girlfriends spent a night her in early November. on the down side: our triple room was a crapped double with a put-me-up bed; One of the male receptionist on the night shift was a bit arsy and arrogant (but all the other staff we encountered we polite and efficient); and our room over looked one of Venice's many alley ways which proved to be very noisey from about 5.30am onwards. however on the plus side, the location is SUPERB - literally a few footsteps from Piazzo San Marco, and it over looks a small basin where the gondolas tout for tourist trade, so very picturesque. the price was also excellent for the location (thank you venere) and the breakfast was good. so, overall I'd say our stay was good and bad. I would stay there again if i could get the same price, but would insist (and pay for) a view over the basin.

5.9 Ordinary
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Australia

Having booked a single room for four nights, I was quite surprised at the general state of the room - it was small, there were stains in the carpet and even a footprint on the wall! Redeeming features were the bathroom and the view, as I was able to look out onto a canal below and see all the gondolas. Some members of staff were more helpful than others. Basically, I think you pay for the location of the hotel, as it is just off St Mark's Square.

7.2 Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Superb location, a stones throw from St Mark's Square. Don't expect large rooms and the decor is somewhat to be desired (Glass & Plastic Pink lighting & mirrors!). Otherwise superb, we were on a break not to scrutinise the hotel.

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Denmark

Excellent location and good service with aircondition.Exquisite breakfast buffet and friendly staff.

4.7 Ordinary
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • United Kingdom

I was very disappointed with Junior Suite accommodation. The room was not in the main building and due to a temporary bed blocking the walkway from bed to bathroom, it was a very compact room which is not what I would expect from a Junior Suite. We did not have a view overlooking the back of the hotel (canal). I was disappointed with the cost of the room to what I actually received.

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

LOCATION EXCELLENT. bREAKFAST EXCELLENT. WATER TAXI ACCESSABLE EXCELLENT.Rooms very small but we asked for waterside rooms and got them. Walls paper thin. r

6.7 Fair
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

The room was very small and the only drawer was a shallow desk drawer. It was advertised as having an elevator, but for my room, once you rode the elevator you then had to climb a set of steps. It was acceptable but not 4 stars.

7.8 Good
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Great Location, walking distance to Santo Marco. Nice hotel, gondelieras right outside the lobby. Water taxi from airport can drop you right in front of the lobby water entrance.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

We had reservations at Cavaletto but they were overbooked and they put us in their sister hotel, Dell Orologio which is also a San Marco Hotel at the same rate as the Cavaletto. Hotel was fabulous. Location was wonderful. Too pricey for us to stay there again as they are only suites. But would definitely recommend it to anyone that wants to pay 300 Euro a night for a room.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

As first time visitors to Venice, we found the address misleading - it wasn't "on the Square" it was on a sidestreet...called Cavaletto - if we'd known that, it would have been found sooner. However, the staff was very helpful in advising us about a water taxi to the railway station and a restaurant recommendation. The location was superb in it's proximity to St. Mark's Square. Our ship also provided luggage transfer to the hotel which made it so much more convenient for us. A good choice!!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

We were on a 3 week journey in Spain and Italy. This was the best hotel we stayed in. although the rooms were small,not as important as they were very clean. The hotel is in a great location with a wonderful atmosphere. The employees were very accomadating,friendly and most spoke English. The breakfast was very good and had the best selection of food. I would with out a doubt return to this hotel on our next visit to Venice and highly recommend it.

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Australia

i booked a single room and double for my daughters,in early august, the single room was very small but as venice has so much to offer it was only used for sleeping and showering so not a problem, the bonus was the outlook of the gondolas berthing area. the windows and shutters provided soundproof sleep. another bonus was the window sill which was the perfect sunny place to secretly dry washed nickers!behind the flowering window box.The front desk staff were welcoming and friendly and remembered our room numbers after a day or so a nice touch. Breakfast was all that was needed for a big day of walking around.It was very hot in venice 45degrees with the humidity so the air conditioning was a welcome necessity. The bar area was restful and cool the prices are a bit steep for the aussie exchange but what hotel is not. The barmen were both helpful and one went out of his way to offer assistance when i wanted to transfer my ditital photo's to disk. The boat pickup service from the hotel for the trip to murano and airport is great no lugging bags.I would recommend the hotel for its convenience so near to st.marks and lots of street restaurants, shoping post office sights etc.We would return if going back to venice.

8.2 Very Good
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

Perfect location on canal less than 1 minute from St Marks square. Room spotlessly clean, well soundproofed and very efficient airconditioning in middle of August. Asked for and got canal view room without extra charge for special occasion. Efficient check-in, very good selection for cold buffet breakfast, good quality but not opulent public areas. Overall very good quality four star hotel and very good value for prime location in high season, would stay there again.

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Italy

the location(piazza San Marco) is great.

4.7 Ordinary
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

Notre chambre était petite, le mobilier était vieillot, la douche était sale (moisi), la salle de bains trés petite. L'accueil n'était pas particulièrement sympathique, la gentillesse du personnel était inégale. Le petit déjeuner n'est pas à la hauteur du nombre d'étoiles de l'établissement (il faut payer pour avoir des oeufs sur le plat, il n'y a que des oeufs à la coque) et la qualité des aliments était moyenne (jus d'orange, céréales ...). Vrai point positif : l'emplacement de l'hotel.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

Very helpful staff. perfect location right off St. Mark's square.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This hotel was a delightful surprise. We were in Venice when it was hot and humid and the air conditioning was wonderfully cool and efficient. The location was perfect, just off St. Mark's Square next to a Gondola station but very quiet. The size of the bathroom was large - more like an American style with full tub/shower and double sink with lots of counter space. Very clean and neat.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

very excellent hotel and best location in Venice. Room confortable but a little small. Quality of service excellent

9.4 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

We overlooked the gondolas...beautiful, but a little "street" chatter--quiet at night. The women at the front desk were friendlier than the men. There were some wall/light switches in the room that we couldn't figure out. The room was very nice, but we do know that European rooms tend to be small. Breakfast was very good and had a great variety from which to choose.

7.8 Good
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Netherlands

The location of this hotel is excellent as it is right off St. Mark's Square. Because we had chosen just a standard room,I was not a balcony or a view of the canal, but that is exactly what we received. They actually gave us a choice of 2 rooms. A very small room with a balcony overlooking the canal or a much larger room with no balcony, and just a small window. We chose the balcony room because of the lovely view of the canal,gondolas and shops directly below us. I also must say that I was very impressed with the service we received considering that we had arrived off a cruise ship with many, many other people staying at the same hotel. It was well before the stated checkin time at the hotel but the front desk staff were very amiable and did a commendable job accomodating every one. I was also not expecting a free breakfast in the morning, but no charge appeared on our bill for the breakfast buffet. It was the usual European breakfast, with no hot dishes, but there was quite a fair choice of foods in a nice breakfast room. We would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who is visiting Venice for the 1st time. Being so near the Square and all the shops was lovely.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This Hotel was great! We found the Hotel very easily and happy to see it just next to San Marco Piazza. Staff made our stay very enjoyable. The bartender even ordered our Gondala and placed a table with our drinks and snacks on it for our evening ride, perfect! Very nice breakfast room. Good quality food with plenty of choices to start off your day. We would reccomend this Hotel for your stay.

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Australia

I would highly recommend the hotel for its location, price and comfort. We had a great stay and found the staff terrific.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The rooms where nice and the hotel had a GREAT location . The only down side was that you could hear outside noise at night. The staff was very pleasant and helpful.

7.4 Good
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Finding the hotel in the first instance wasn't easy but thereafter it is in fact very centrally located and is an excellent base for exploring Venice. The facilities were very much as advertised and we would be happy to return when next in Venice.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

Great location. Full filling breakfast. Good front desk.

7.1 Good
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Ireland

We had a very nice stay, the hotel was just off San Marco square and was very central to all the main tourist sites.We changed our room because it was too small, the bathroom was tiny and the floor was at a slant.We were given a much better room on request without any fuss and it made for a much more pleasant stay.Rooms with views are overlooking canal with the Gondolas and it is very pretty but can get very noisy from about eight a.m as the locals go to work on them.It might not suit people who like to have a lie on in the morning.There was also alot of construction work going on around us and started extremely early on the Monday,not at the weekend.Drinks at the bar are expensive with a bottle of local beer costing eight euros.There was a good continental breakfast every morning and the staff were very courtious throughout our stay .

9.4 Outstanding!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

very nice hotel, right at St. Marco. very good quality for price (110 Euro/night)

9.5 Outstanding!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Spain

Excellent Hotel, all perfect.

6.9 Fair
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

For the price, you cant beat the location. If you just need a place to sleep that's clean and right round the back of St.Mark's - this is great value. But I would go elsewhere if you're prepared to spend more and looking to 'impress' for a weekend.

7.2 Good
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Ireland

Bar prices were high,but service was excellent,particularly with Roberto on duty in bar.Rooms small and shower small but clean.

8.1 Very Good
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Good location, good hotel bar, good size room and king size bed, and a decent price for a quality hotel. (Although they make their money by charging 8 Euro's for a bottle of Bud!)

9.7 Outstanding!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent stay , Hotel well situated only 50 metres from St Marks Square. Highly recommended

7.4 Good
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

The hotel couldnt have been in a better spot.Short stroll to St Marks and waterbus.The reception staff varied from a young man who was very friendly and helpful to an old codger who took all his time to look up from his paperwork!Getting a menu for the restaurant proved impossible! Breakfast was excellent.Pot luck for a room with a view.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

We had a wonderful stay at this hotel. The room was excellent and the breakfast buffet could not have been better. The location of the hotel was second to none right on the corner of St Marks Square. I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to others.

8.8 Excellent
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Spain

nos parecio muy limpio muy bien comunicado, la unica pega el buffet del desayuno que ha sido muy normal. resto excelente

7.4 Good
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was a good, small, clean hotel, excellent breakfast with a great location

7.4 Good
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

Although the room (standard double) was small and noisy, it had everything I needed and the location of the hotel, variety of food at breakfast and helpful friendly staff more than made up for it. I would recommend the hotel and stay there again. Winter prices were great value.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Switzerland

Exzellentes Preis/Leistungsverhältnis, sehr ruhige und absolut zentrale Lage zwischen Markusplatz und Einkaufsgassen.Insbesonders gefallen haben uns die luxuriöse Zimmerausstattung und der Zimmerservice, sowie die Lage im Dachgeschoss. Das Frühstücksbuffet war recht reichhaltig: Bircher, Joghurt, Dörrpflaumen, Süssgebäck und Salami/Schinken etc. In dieser Hotelkategorie hätten wir jedoch nicht nur Schmelzkäse sondern mind. 1 Sorte Frischkäse erwartet und vielleicht auch die Möglichkeit von Toastbrot und 3-Min.-Eiern.Insgesamt jedoch ein sehr angenehmes Hotel mit freundlicher Bedienung, das wir vor allem wegen der sehr attraktiven Lage auch unseren Bekannten weiterempfehlen können.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

A great location for sightseeing being less than two minutes stroll from St Mark's Square, this Hotel provided all the creature comforts necessary to revive the weary tourist. We'd upgraded our rooms to include a canal view and our room on the top floor had a little balcony where we could sit(well wrapped up against the cold!) and watch the Gondoliers in the Oresolo basin below. Our friends had rooms on the second floor with the same view but no balcony. Their rooms did not have full baths although ours did. If you want a full bath and shower, make sure you specify this when making your reservation. Breakfast service was relaxed yet efficient - a well stocked and presented buffet including fruits, cereals, meats, cheeses, breads and croissants, yoghurts and boiled eggs. There was also a comprehensive a la carte breakfast menu available. Coffee was a strong Italian blend - a little too strong for our taste, but the waiter qucikly brought a jug of boiling water which helped! There was a comfortable bar with a very extensive cocktail menu that also served hot beverages. The cocktail waiter was particularly helpful and very knowledgeable. Without doubt, this Hotel is ideal for visitors who need comfort and service as well as a central location.

5.8 Ordinary
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Spain

I didn´t imagine the room was so small and without a bath, and with an open closet, aside from that it was nicely kept and clean. Another thing, is that you could hear all what the people next door talked about, so it was difficult to get to sleep. The service at the frontdesk, not particularly serviceably; for example, the information that you asked for wasn´t the best; at the time of the check-out didn´t remind me of the deposit that I gave in concept of the safe box, so I lost that money. the space in the restaurant wasn´t enough to welcome so many guests, and you should wait sometimes half an hour or so in line to get your breakfast.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This is a fantastic hotel. Great staff - friendly and knowledgable. Huge room and bath for Europe. The ideal location for roaming around Venice.

8.4 Very Good
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Malta

Very satisfied with the service received.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is in an excellent location with most of Venice's main attractions within walking distance. Staff at the front desk are very helpful and all spoke good English. Room was very clean and good value for money in a very expensive city (but well worth it!) The only minor problem was that it took three calls to the concierge before the requested extra pillows finally arrived (but hey, relax, it's Italy!)

7.3 Good
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

Extremely convenient location - though inevitably noisier than most as gondoliers not the most subdued of men.

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

Right on a canal makes Venice more romantic. Excellent choices for breakfast to start the day. We were three (mom, dad and 20yr old) and the room overlooking the gondolas was a tad crowded with the extra bed, but that was not really a problem. The bathroom was modern and spacious with a tub as well as a shower! Right off of St. Marks the location was good for walking most places.

7.4 Good
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

A very pleasant hotel, immaculately clean,very nice rooms especially in the new building.Staff are courteous and helpful.Excellent location just a few steps from St. Marks Square.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Germany

Hotel really is 20m from San Marco Square - could not be better. Rooms are high level standard, beds even for handycapped or elderly people very good. Check with reservation position of room in the hotel (to canal or back). Specific request for a shower was properly fulfilled. Room classification was unclear (classic, superior): more expensive room was less confortable, but had the requested shower. Personnel competent and very friendly. Prices for the location (hey, this is Venice Central after all!!) adequate. If you are willing to pay the price to be right there - go for it, it's well worth the money. Information lacking in venere-web presence: Floorplan (room locations)of Hotel, clear indication how to get to the hotel (transport, map), detailed specification of room classification (what make a 'superior' superior, why should I pay €20 more a day ...)

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Germany

Excellent! I would do it agian.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

Friendly and helpful staff. Lovely rooms. Excellent location. Gondolas right outside the door. What more could you want! Great central location perfect for exploring on foot or by water.

7.8 Good
  • February 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Was an expensive hotel, but it was in Venice and the location is excellent. It is about 20 meters from St. Mark's Square.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was very well situated, the room was lovely and the staff were second to none. It was a pleasure to stay at the hotel and I wouldn't hesitate to use them again next time I visit Venice.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • January 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

it was very beautiful experience in our life!!

7.2 Good
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Good hotel with superb location. Staff OK but hardly over friendly. Room was v good - enormous bed, v good bathromm. Breakfast adequate. Sundry prices (drinks) expensive but that is the norm in Venice.

7.3 Good
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Very nice hotel in a great location. The rooms were on the small side for the price paid, but then again it is in Venice! Breakfast was EXCELLENT! Overall a great stay.

7.2 Good
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

This Hotel has an excellent location, friendly staff and good quality accommodation. It isn't cheap, but nothing in Venice is cheap. All in all, this Hotel was a very good choice and we enjoyed our stay; we will return.

7.4 Good
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Ireland

The hotel was in a fantastic location. The reception team were average except for a young 'trainee manager' who was exceptionaly helpfull. The other 'older guys' should learn a thing or two from him. The suite that we booked was again, only average... like a 3 star room in a hotel in Ireland...not great. Overall I would recomment the hotel for its location and the helpfull young manager.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Extremely happy with this establishment. Was VERY close to St. Marks square where my wife and I got engaged 2 1/2 years prior. Will stay there again. Air conditioning was extremely nice in mid-july weather.

6.6 Fair
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Switzerland

Breakfast-Buffet could be better!! Two different quality of rooms, for the same price???

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • USA

The location of the hotel was fabulous. The hotel staff was not only very knowledgeable but very courtious as well.

5.1 Ordinary
  • May 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent location and setting. Rooms on small side and a bit dated. Shower and bath in need of improvement. Otherwise good place to see Venice from.

7.1 Good
  • August 2002
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Belgium

We certainly come again

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9.6 Outstanding!
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Chile

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Best Western Hotel Cavalletto e Doge Orseolo, offering 107 guest rooms with climate control. Cable TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, safes and phones during their San Marco visit.

Bathrooms are outfitted with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Additional guest comforts include minibars, air conditioning and blackout drapes/curtains.

A turndown service is available.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Extra beds
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Cable TV
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Best Western Hotel Cavalletto e Doge Orseolo

By car
From the highway, follow the indications to Venezia and then Piazzale Roma, where you can park your car. From Piazzale Roma, take ferry boat line 1 or 82 and get off at San Marco-Vallaresso, a 2-minute walk from the hotel.

By train
From the Santa Lucia railway station, take ferry boat line 1 or 82 and get off at San Marco-Vallaresso.

By airplane
From Venezia-Marco Polo airport, take the Alilaguna shuttle to Piazzale Roma and follow the aforementioned indications.

Distances from Hotel Cavalletto e Doge Orseolo

Correr Civic Museum - 0.1 km / 0 mi
St Mark's Campanile - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Procuratie Vecchie - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
St. Mark's Square - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Procuratie Nuove - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
St. Mark's Clocktower - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
St. Mark's Basilica - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Doge's Palace - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
National Library of St Mark's - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
La Fenice Opera House - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Goldoni's House - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
San Salvador Church - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Bridge of Sighs - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Le Zitelle - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
The preferred airport for Best Western Hotel Cavalletto e Doge Orseolo is Venice (VCE-Marco Polo) - 7.8 km / 4.9 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.