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Hotel Ca' Formenta - Venice

3 star Hotel Venice

Castello 1650, Via Garibaldi - Venice

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 123 .25
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Situated only a few minutes walk from the beautiful San Marco square, in the heart of Venice, at the beginning of via Garibaldi and just steps away from the Biennale Pavilion of International Modern Art, the Hotel Ca' Formenta combines modern comfort and classic hospitality tradition under one roof.

The hotel was completely restored in 2003 and offers the ideal starting point for discovering all the treasures of the Serenissima.

Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access is provided throughout the hotel. Babysitting/child care is available and may require extra charges and guests enjoy the terrace. This is a smoke-free property (fines apply for violations). 
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Guest Rating 8.7 Excellent
Based on 57 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Great location on the edge of a genuinely residential part of Venice, close to sho...

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Breakfast at Hotel Ca' Formenta

A free buffet breakfast is available between 7:30 AM and 10 AM.

Facilities at Hotel Ca' Formenta

  • Bar
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Laundry room
  • Laundry service
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Concierge
  • Personal newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • City tour
  • Luggage room
  • Baby sitter
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • 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.
  • Children 2 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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

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 3 per person, per night for adults; EUR 1.50 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.

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8.9

Clean

9.3

Location

8.9

Quiet

7.7

Spacious

9.2

Service

Hotel Ca' Formenta reviews

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

we wanted to be away from the 'crowd' and have a view so it was great! Close to the Gardinere. Via Garibaldi has a wonderful little neighborhood, staff was very helpful. Great little antique shop right beside the Hotel door. Would stay there again - it is a bit of a walk to the San Marco square but easy on the sea-bus!!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Ca'Formenta is a comfortable, friendly place to stay. The staff are all excellent, the rooms are clean and pleasant - and the breakfasts are definitely more than adequate - a real plus in Venice...

5.2 Ordinary
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

very small shower cubicle. mildew in shower. small room.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

Perfect, maybe the breakfast could be improved: Less choice, but better and fresher quality. Extremely nice location.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • GB

We have just returned from freezing Venice. Ca'Formenta could not be more welcoming and warm in all senses! The staff are lovely - nothing is too much trouble. This has been our second winter visit - we will happily return. (and by the way, the breakfast is much better than several more expensive hotels we have visited!)

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

Nice Hotel, needed a little cleaning. If you are coming from the water bus take right and remember you will have 2 small bridges to cross with you luggage :-)Nice exercise. I don't know about breakfast(I am not a breakfast person), but any kind of coffee available in the morning. Right beside the hotel 3 cafe-restaurants, so you will not be hungry :-)

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

This hotel is conveniently located to the vaporetta station at Arsenale and to St. Mark's Square. I stayed here in 2008 and the service convinced me to return in 2011. It was a good cghoice.

8.2 Very Good
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The views from the bedroom and bathroom were lovely. The staff were friendly and welcoming.The room was nice and warm - we stayed in November.

8.1 Very Good
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Located at the edge of the tourist area of Venezia, the area around the hotel is fairly quiet. Piazza San Marco is only 10 minutes away on foot. The views of the laguna from our first floor front room were partly impeded by nearby buildings but nevertheless very pleasant.

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Nice quiet location yet only a 15 minute walk to Piazza San Marco. Also convenient to the Arsenale vaporetto stop. Hotel breakfast table had a satisfying selection of items.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Canada

Great stay - good location, very helpful staff.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

An excellent hotel! The staff were very friendly, helpful and efficient. Our room large enough, clean and well air-conditioned. The location is just perfect: walking-distance to the two areas of the Art Biennale and also to the vaporettos, but away from the tourist crowds at the San Marco district. Via Garibaldi, Viale Garibaldi and the quay are nice places for strolling among Italians living there. You can also eat and do some shopping there. We hope to return to this nice hotel.

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Hotel Ca' Formenta owes much of its charm to its personnel--Alessio and Ricardo, two personable young men, make one feel quite welcome and looked after. The breakfasts were delicious and ample, the room clean and comfortable, and the location conducive to escaping the hordes of tourists. A great choice!

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

(Normal family of four: father, mother, son, daughter) Small, but very pleasant hotel, staff were friendly and helpful.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Japan

My husband and I visited Venezia for the first time and stayed at this rather cosy(not very big) but excellent hotel for five nights. Begining with the warm welcome at the hotel's private warf, we were totally satisfied with the hospitality the hotel staffs gave us, they were polite and always got ready to help us with the information we need. Because of the season there were few guests and we could choose the room we liked. The room we chose was in the annex building and with a bath-tub. In winter time this was our priority for Japanese. So we could enjoy warm and happy bath-time every night. Our room faced the Laguna and we enjoyed the sunset on the day of arrival. The returning way to the hotel from the center after the day's strolling around the city seemed a bit long though only 10-15minutes walk from P.S.Marco. Last two days we used vapporet L1 to Arsenale and this made us felt much better we could have rest on the vapporet. We would surely return to this hotel when we have another visit to VENEZIA.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

An excellent hotel in an excellent position. It was our first visit to Venice and if we return, we will again choose this hotel. It is near to a Vaporetto station and a short walk to St. Mark's Square. Good views of the lagoon and island opposite hotel. Several good and not too expensive restaurants in street next to hotel (via Garibaldi). Reception staff speak English as do many Venetian traders. For a bird's eye view of Venice go up the campanile on the island of Giorgio Maggiore - opposite hotel. It has a lift, is cheap and no queues. The campanile in St. Marks Square is more expensive and has long queues. Venice is simply quite wonderful. For a complete journey down the grand canal, choose Vaporetto No. 1 from Piazzale Le Roma to Arsenale (the stop for our hotel).

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The hotel is in an excellent location, two doors down from the Grand Canal. There is an entrance on the side canal for arriving and departing. The rooms and bathrooms are small but adequate. My only problem was the web page stated free entrance to Casino Municipale di Venezia and a free excursion to Murano Island. This was not mentioned on check in and I did not realize it until after we left the next day. It would have been a nice ending to our trip.

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

A lovely hotel - we couldn't fault it. The staff were all charming and helpful. Room 203 had a balcony with a view over the Lagoon, and the ambience of the Via Garibaldi with shops, restaurants and everyday life was colourful and all in all a wonderful place to be. We hope we can stay here again.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay a Ca' Formenta. We had booked 2 nights with lagoon view but were told on arrival that we could only have 1 night due to returning clients requesting the room. We would however be transferred to a junior suite at no extra charge and transfer would be dealt with by hotel staff. This was exactly what happened and the suite also had a lagoon view albeit not as good as the 1st one. As a bonus the suite had a bottle of prosecco in an ice bucket! Both rooms were clean and well furnished. Breakfast was an excellent buffet. Hotel staff were very helpful particularly with identifying suitable vaporetto for our early morning return. Ca'Formenta offers high standards at comparatively low prices and is whole-heartedly recommended.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

staff were very good. Could not do enough to help us.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Wife and I vacationed to Italy for the first time. Venice was our favorite place and this hotel certainly helped that experience. The staff knew the area and were helpful, the breakfast was fantastic, the room was clean and comfortable, not to mention quiet. Hotel is on the water and a couple bridges away from San Marco, but far enough away to find peace and quiet. Several good restaurants near the hotel. Water bus is the way to travel and is simply a 2 bridge walk from hotel (Arsenale stop on red line). I'd stay there again.

7.5 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Nice location, about 10 minutes from San Marco. Located right outside of the tourist crowd about a bridge away. Overall, nice simple hotel with a high price.

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Norway

This is the perfect spot to stay in Venice. Just a few hundred meters from San Marco, still sufficiently far away from the herds crowding the beaten track to enjoy the surroundings by the lagoon. Very friendly staff in a relatively new hotel gives you a better standard and more value for money than most three star hotels in la serenissima.

7.7 Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Netherlands

Nice hotel with friendly people. I got a very adequate travel plan emailed to get me from either one of the airports to the hotel. The room was not very spacious but very clean and properly furnished. There was unfortunately not wireless internet.

5.4 Ordinary
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

La camera che ci è stata assegnata era stretta e difficile da raggiungere, nella dependanche, colazione povera un po asfittica, mi aspettavo qualcosa di meglio.

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

This is a great little hotel, the staff are extremely helpful and the location is ideal as it;s slightly away from the main tourist drag but only a 10 min walk to the main square. There's a few ( very local ) good bars in the street and good places to eat which is fun. Many of the reviews will tell you that the rooms are small, well, dont under estimate this advice, whilst the room size is ok, and indeed amusing for while ( shuffling around the bed slideways trying to pass your partner can be fun ) it would get on my nerves after a long period of time, the rooms really are very small indeed, but, all hotel rooms in Venice are reasonably small thats Italy for you. Same goes for the bathroom trust me when I say the shower will leave you wondering about your dexterity ( you'll know what i mean). However, that said, for a few days this hotel is absolutely perfect i wouldnt necessarily recommend longer stays (over a week) as the claustraphobia may begin to seep in, but all in all, staff are very nice, room is well presented and clean, views are great, breakfast is good and we really enjoyed our stay..

8.6 Excellent
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Ireland

Very good location wise, a couple of minutes walk from St. Marks square. Rooms clean and quite big. No noise at night time and fairly reasonably priced for Venice.

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

We loved the location (much quieter and more residential than the San Marco area, but still very close) and the view of the waterfront. The staff were extremely friendly and competent. We had a pair of adjoining rooms that could be connected to make a suite for ourselves and our young daughter. This is a wonderful hotel!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was perfect for me. I travelled alone, had never been to Venice before and wanted to feel safe and comfortable. Location was perfect, a little away from the crowds (too many tourists for my taste generally) but within easy reach of everything.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Very nice location and room was small but comfortable. Staff was excellent. Breakfast was nice

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

A small, friendly hotel conveniently situated just outside the main tourist area, but right on the lagoon. Interesting local shops and restaurants frequented by locals on Via Garibaldi - a change from very touristy San Marco area. To use the shower, you needed to be quite small (less than 90 cm waist)! We found it quite expensive, but then probably Venice hotels are generally more expensive than in other Italian cities.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • China

8.0 Very Good
  • February 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.6 Good
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

6.2 Fair
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.8 Excellent
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Norway

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Russia

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

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8.2 Very Good
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Spain

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

8.0 Very Good
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

8.5 Excellent
  • February 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

6.0 Fair
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

9.2 Wonderful!
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

6.7 Fair
  • December 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Switzerland

9.3 Wonderful!
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

7.8 Good
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Hotel Ca' Formenta, offering 21 guest rooms with climate control. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Business travelers visiting the Castello area will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and complimentary newspapers.

Bathrooms are outfitted with bidets, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Additional guest comforts include minibars, soundproofing and air conditioning.

A turndown service is available.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Ca' Formenta

By car
From Piazzale Roma, where guests can park their car, take vaporetto line 1 or 41 and get off at Arsenale.

By train
From Santa Lucia railway station, take vaporetto line 1 or 42 and get off at Arsenale.

By airplane
From Venezia-Marco Polo airport, take either a bus or a taxi to Piazzale Roma. The ride takes approximately 30 minutes.

Distances from Hotel Ca' Formenta

Naval History Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Venetian Arsenal - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Giardini della Biennale - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Giardini Pubblici - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Church of San Zaccaria - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Church of San Giorgio Maggiore - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
San Zaccaria Waterbus - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
San Pietro di Castello - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Piccolo Teatro Delle Melodie Veneziane - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Bridge of Sighs - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
National Library of St Mark's - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Doge's Palace - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Palazzo Querini Stampalia - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Galleria Stampalia - 1 km / 0.6 mi
St. Mark's Clocktower - 1 km / 0.6 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Ca' Formenta is Venice (VCE-Marco Polo) - 8.1 km / 5 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 kilometre.