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Hotel Canal - Venice

3 star Hotel Venice

Sestiere Santa Croce 553 - Venice

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Price starting from 119 .00
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The Canal & Walter Hotel is located in a Venetian 18th century palace, looking onto the Grand Canal, and carefully restored, considering both aesthetics and tradition.

The reception staff welcomes guests in the old beautiful hall, offering their knowledge and courtesy in order to ensure an unforgettable stay.
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Guest Rating 7.2 Good
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Breakfast at Hotel Canal

A free continental breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Hotel Canal

  • Bar
  • Luggage room
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Garden

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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 1 PM.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

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 3.50 per person, per night for adults; EUR 1.75 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.
7.7

Clean

8.3

Location

7.3

Quiet

6.6

Spacious

7.2

Service

Hotel Canal reviews

3.7
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Dreadful breakfast, unhelpful staff. Not worth the money.

5.2 Ordinary
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

front desk staff ,very unfriendly to my group of 16 people 7 rooms

4.0 Ordinary
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Although the location was convenient to the train and bus station and the cruise ship port, the hotel was very disappointing. The ac did not work well. We had to borrow a fan to help cool the room which did not real work. The wifi was not free and was very slow. The breakfast was so, so. After staying in a previous hotel pre-cruise, the comparison between the two was just apparent that Hotel Canal and Walter was not up to the standards of the other hotel. It made me wish the other hotel had availability so we could have stayed there instead.

3.7
  • August 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Hong Kong

Not value for money

3.5
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

Breakfast was cheap and yucky! I've been to Venice several times but have never stayed in a hotel. I was with a friend who had never visited Venice before so I wanted this trip to be special. It was special but not because of the hotel accommodations. When we arrived for breakfast most of the food was gone and the waitress seemed to have a problem when I asked if she could refill specific items. She did do it with hesitation. The AC in the room didn't work but luckily it was somewhat cool. We left the window open instead and hoped not to be eaten alive by mosquitoes. The hotel has a fantastic location but for the price I was quite disappointed in the breakfast service and cleanliness of the rooms, they were outdated and moldy in the bathrooms. Not at all to tourist standards, more like a youth hostel. I would think twice about staying here again.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Staff was friendly and helpful, room was big and clean and location was great.

3.7
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Much better hotels for this price bracket availabile in Venice. The hotel is in dire need of renovation and the price to quality is very low. Search around ! B

8.1 Very Good
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

I had a really great stay here. The room was spacious and basic but clean and comfortable. in fact This room slept four and I was alone so had lots of room which is quite rare in Venice. Also had luxury of a bath! Staff were friendly and helpful. It was low season so price was very good value for money. I would definitely stay here again. And recommend it for a budget but comfortable stay in beautiful Venice. It is also only a few minutes walk to piazzalle Roma and the transport links which means it is always easy to find once you have got lost in the back streets as piazalle Roma is always signposted all round Venice. It's also not far to walk with your bags when you first arrive. Leaving you free to rapidly get out exploring. Thanks for a great trip!

10 Outstanding!
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This wonderful hotel and staff exceeded all expectations. The room was spacious, clean & comfortable. The view from the windows was awesome, overlooking the water. The staff, especially Antonella, was very helpful and met every request we had. It is located right on the Grand Canal and close to a vaparetto stop. It is just a few minutes walk to the airport bus and train stop, and to the cruise ship docks. I would highly recommend this hotel. We will stay there again when we return to Venice.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Canada

Sitting in the room watching the canal traffic was a unique, fun experience.

7.8 Good
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We enjoyed the location, the friendly staff and the great breakfast in the beautiful garden. We'll come back. The hotel is in need of renovation; some of the hotel rooms including the one I was in are dated with very old furnishing.

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

we stayed at the Canal Walter last week, travelling with 2 teenagers, so we booked the "quad" room. The room was adequate, with 2 singles and a double taking up most of the floor space. Room was clean. Hotel is located directly across the Grand Canal from the Train station. (the web directions make it confusing). Good selection with the breakfast. Nice touch eating in an outdoor patio area. Wifi is sold by the 30 minutes $2E, 1hr $3E. The St Mark's Square area is walkable in approx 35 minutes, if you don't take the water taxi. one drawback is no elevators. Be prepared to lug the suitcases up the staircases unless you can get a ground floor room. I.F. Aug 4, 2011

6.2 Fair
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Way over priced for what is on offer.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

We stayed 3 nights and found the location very convenient. Very close to the Cruise Ship docks, as well as the Train Station. Water buses got us further into the heart of Venice with ease. They staff were all very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was well stocked and meet all our needs. They even made specialty coffees for us! Having never been to Venice, we received the level of service we anticipated and were not disappointed.

7.5 Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Nice location. Close to bus stops & Santa Lucia train station. However, during the winter (December), the water will rise and go into the hotel & you can smell the sewage. Don't forget to bring rain boots (I didn't and it was a bitch). We got a room with canal view-very nice.

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

We were given a nie quiet room at the back which we requested. The only noise was from doors closing in the hallway. We appreciated being able to store our luggage at the hotel both befoe checking in and until we wanted to leave the area. The room was charming and old world just what we wanted. The young lady at rception was kind and helpful.

3.0
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

The people who work at the hotel were kind, helpful and the included breakfast was good. The location was great being just across the grand canal from the train station. However the hotel is more like a pensione or a 1 star. It is noisy, old, bathroom was dirty and not worth the 225€ we paid in mid June 2011. Will not stay there again. Does not include free wifi internet

2.4
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Argentina

I will never go back to this hotel. The rooms are old, not well cleaned and the bathroom has mold on the ceiling. Service is very poor. No elevator and nobody to help to take the lugagge to the room (second floor with my mother 70 years old). The garden is a joke! Plenty of trash accumulated in it... and the quality of the breakfast "buffet" is bad.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

I loved staying at this hotel and found the rooms to be cozy and romantic. It was clean and the breakfast was good. I would stay there again if in Venice.

7.9 Good
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Venice is really expensive and this hotel was as expensive as much nicer accomodations we had elsewhere in Italy. The staff was great. If the lobby was cleaned up a little, the overall ambience of this hotel would be much improved. The room was fine - clean but tiny. The breakfast was continental - no eggs. In the future I will always ask about that specifically because it is an indication of how good the breakfasts are.

8.7 Excellent
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Bulgaria

A nice Hotel close to the Train station and the Bus station which was important because our suitcase was very heavy and going through a lot of bridges with it would have been really exhausting. The room was large enough and really warm! The bathroom very nice and clean! The breakfast tasty and anyone can eat as much as he wants.

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Chose this hotel for its location near the Piazza Roma and the cruise terminal. Was happy with it's location on the Grand Cannal and near the Realto Bridge. The Desk personel (Victoria) was VERY helpful and the continental Breakfast was excellent!

5.6 Ordinary
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

A little worn but serviceable, though the shower was not operable (only the bath).

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

We had an excellent stay at the Hotel Canal & Walter. Breakfast in the garden was wonderful. The location was perfect in proximity to the train station and the buses to the port. We were given the room overlooking the Grand Canal and enjoyed the view and the breeze immensly! The room decore is a little older but it just added to the ambiance. Perfect! Price was in line with other hotels in the area. Yes...no elevator (no problem for us).

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Nothing to complain! Nice hotel, rich breakfast, staff very helpful , clean room!

9.6 Outstanding!
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

Very nice hotel. PERFECT LOCATION! Friendly and helpful staff .... and above all very clean.

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Switzerland

Near the station and a little off the beaten track ,however not far from the Madonna dell'Orto church and the museum la Ca'd'Oro. Hotel very confortable and nice breakfast room.

8.7 Excellent
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

You should replace your showers!; meubles too much older related to the rest of service

8.1 Very Good
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

positive: good position, large rooms, reasonable price. negative: the staff is very rigid - we have had to live at 4.30 A.M. and, instead of our paid breakfast, their were not able to give us anything "to go" but just a poor coffee... 'we have never had such a demand, sorry' over all, might be a good location for travelers or for a short stay, being close to the train station and to Piazzale Roma; to visit Venice I definitely recommend a more central hotel.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

We had a really lovely stay! It was very romantic to sleep in a room in style with a great view over the canal. And the staff was very helpfull and nice. We had a really nice stay there and we were very happy above all considering the cheap price we paied!

8.1 Very Good
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United States

As many other travelers have indicated, this property is conveniently located walking distance to the train station. Easy access to the immediate area without feeling "lost in the maze". Along with several others, this was a "stop over" place before departing on a cruise ship. However, we would not marginalize this property as only for one night stays. Our stay was in late October, so fortunately we did not need to rely on the air conditioner which really did not work. This hotel was a very nice 3-star and reasonably priced for its excellent location.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

the rooms are exactly as in pictures. We also had a lovely room overlooking the garden.Whide selection of food for the breakfast. We will come back again

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

Very nice hotel. Perfect breakfst with hide variety of food.Brekfast served in the garden.... very nice. Rooms cleaned and nice in venitian style. I will recommend it!

7.8 Good
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

a very nice hotel for visition Venice with family, even with nice breakfast

6.7 Fair
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Greece

the staff was ok , the location perfect but the building very bad.

7.0 Good
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Germany

Direkt gegenüber Bahnhof und der Calatrava-Brücke. Sehr gute Lage für Leute die mit dem Zug kommen. 4-Bett Zimmer prima. Das Frühstück war besser als erwartet mit Müsli, Rosinenbrötchen und Croissants. Der "amerikanische" Kaffee zum Zapfen ist grausam. Auf freundliche Nachfrage bekommt aber auch Latte macchiato etc. Sauber aber mit Staub unter dem Bett. TV mit einem deutschen SenderInsgesamt positiver Aufenthalt (4 Tage).

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • New Zealand

Loved the uniqness of the hotel, the courtyard for breakfast and leisure etc the decor of the rooms was wonderful and quaint

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

excellent stay!!!!! it is great to have a garden in venice to have a rest after discovering the city. Personell very professional and helpful, nice and romanic room, clean hotel, good breakfast.... I advice it to everybody!

7.1 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Lovely little hotel in excellent location(especially as we arrived at the bus station quite late at night.We were lucky enough to have the room with a balcony overlooking the grand canale.The hotel had faded charmed just as I had imagined a Venetian Hotel to be.Breakfast was more than adequate for continental type.Would definatley stay there again.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

My friend and I stayed in a double room, and our window was facing the main canal. The hotel was small, no elevator, furniture is old but the truth is that it added to the overall Venice experience... We loved it! Bathroom was pretty standard. The staff was extremely helpful and knowledgeable!! Venice is not built for big luggage... pack light or you'll struggle!!!

4.4 Ordinary
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

It is understandable that most of the hotels around the area, including the Canal and Walter, have an old structure and have been in business for many years. But what I didn't like was the fact that the room that we were assigned with seemed to have the kitchen vent connected to it , therefore unpleasant smells from the kitchen invaded the room and bathroom. Also the bathroom tub was not cleaned properly. But I also have to say that the staff from the front desk was extremely nice and helpful . They definitely made the stay a bit better. Thanks!

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

good choice for short holiday... Very close to bus and train station. Very good price payed to be in a 3 star hotel. Breakfast very good and vith a vide selection of food for a 3 star and for the price paied.

7.1 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Qatar

There is a Bar and Restaurant beside the hotel, by the Grand Canal, nice view.

2.7
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Hong Kong

location was good but the room was very small. there was a bad smelling inside the room. breakfast was poor and it was not worth to pay the rent by 79 euro/night.

7.7 Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Not to good breakfast

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Excellent value for money, nice location, friendly staff.

6.4 Fair
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Good location near the train station, bus station and water bus. There were some minor problems (eg a heater that couldn't be turned low) but overall everything was fine.

7.8 Good
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Iceland

I was tremendously inconvenienced by Hotel Canal & Walter's inability to break a 500 EUR banknote when I was paying my bill (70 EUR). It is unacceptable for a business of this type to not have change or to be able to assist customers in this regard. Access to Internet has become an essential part of staying in touch with family and business. I would have enjoyed my stay considerably more had there been wireless Internet access, even if it were limited to the Lobby area. A walk-up computer was available in the lobby, but only at a considerable cost.

7.9 Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Well situated very near Bus Station and Railway Station with frequent waterbuses to St Mark's Square. Couldn't be better with good selection of shops and restaurants near the Railway Station.

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Montenegro

Great location on Grand Canal across from train station and close to parking garages. Easy to get everywhere. Staff was helpful and friendly. Room a little small, typical for Europe. Less noisy than I expected considering location. I would definitely stay there again.

7.1 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Canada

Stayed 2 nights in a room overlooking the canal. Nice, but noisy at night as that part of the canal front is a walkway into the rest of the island. Very easy access to the station and pleasant walk from there to other places on the island. Room was old fashioned and small, but fine for our purposes. The staff were helpful and the breakfast was good. Fairly good value - as Venice goes, but Venice is an expensive place.

7.9 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

thank you

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Great location, easy to find, difficult to reach via walking due to the stair bridge - worth the money to take a boat across the Grand Canal. Very accomodating staff. Great option for family of four with young teens.

7.4 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Ireland

Stayed in a room for 4 people facing the canal. Excellent view, great for first night in Venice. Property hard to find. Maybe picture of front hotel on website would help. Very close to Piazale Roma.

6.7 Fair
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Ecuador

hotel needs elevator, and this very worm away in external and very small tv.

7.5 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

Small and very nice hotel. Quiet, clean. Excellent placed on the city, in front of grand canal and near the trail station, buses and vaporetto stop. I would stay there in case visiting Venice again, although our room was not as nice as the photographs in the web.

5.5 Ordinary
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

A basic hotel that is tired, a little shabby & needs some TLC. However, it provided us with a room that accommodated 4 adult family members and was convenient to the train station and the vaporetto.

0.8
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

This is my worst hotel experience ever. For the price we were paying this so called 3 star which was actually a 2 star hotel - stated by the Venice Tourism Board Official Classification Certificate on the back of the room door (Venire please change it to a 2 star!!!) we were able to stay at a real 3 star which was much cheaper and didn't look like a hotel that had not been maintained for 20 years. The breakfast was pathetic.

5.2 Ordinary
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

I thought that for the price the hotel, rooms & breakfast could have been worlds better. It was a little hard to find the hotel, they could do a better job advertising the actual house number on the outside. Meal in the morning was kind of poor, not too many choices. Room was clean but small as was the bathroom, did have a "window" to the channel but you couldn't get it open. Had some language problems when checking in & out though we did manage to make ourselves understood. We were charged for the room before departing on our trip then they "charged" card again when we departed the hotel, luckily there has only been one actual charge to my card...that was a big misunderstanding between what the website said & what the desk clerk actually told us.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

3 nights in March--a wonderful stay at this very typical little hotel. Flying solo, the room 311 up three flights was just about perfect for my needs. Two shuttered windows looking out back, better than the canal view, considering. Birds singing at dawn; bread rising. Perfectly modern bathroom with a window hatch for ventilation. Large, comfortable bed suitable for a couple. Convenient for the train station, a big deal here as you must haul your own stuff; backing into a student quarter in the Dorsoduro, inexpensive panini and tramezzini and good wine by the glass, as well as morning coffee. That counts because the breakfast room serves Nescafe, not home-brew. But that's where you want your coffee anyway if the local scene is what you're after. I liked the simple, marble-topped writing table in the room, local in feeling like all the furniture. I will bring my wife and daughter here next time. Complaints by US tourists are way out of line. This is as much as you need from a hotel in Venice.

7.4 Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

Room was a bit small for mature family of 4 but it is what we expected in Venice at this price range, from the information we gleaned from others and previous experience. Being right on the Canal with a view was fantastic but this also meant that it was very noisy, with canal water traffic and pedestrian traffic. It was easy to find and access from the train station, though dragging bags up stairs can be exhausting! It was a great way to experience the life of Venezia depite the noise. Furniture was aged "antique" but interesting.European breakfasts were adequate but could do with some imagination and perhaps a smile from the staff.Having said all this, overall good value for money considering the location in Venezia.

0.8
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

The room was awful, the staff rude and unhelpful. The location was great as we were only staying one night and wanted to be close to the train station. However I would suggest that there are better places in venice for the price.

6.9 Fair
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

close to the train station, about 5~10 mins walk. building outside is pretty old but room is ok.

8.6 Excellent
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Location and price are the best things about this hotel. Nearly all the staff are very helpful, knowledgable and professional.

7.3 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

We stayed in room 115 and it was small (to be expected), clean and comfortable with a view of the Grand Canal. The location was ideal - great for those catching a cruise ship. It is very close the Piazza Roma, train station and vaporetto stop. Also, there is a good selection of shops and restaurants surrounding the hotel. The staff was knowledgable and helpful. We would stay there again.

6.0 Fair
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Hotel ok room spaceous and clean. Views directly onto canal. Need to sort out the shower which sprays down onto the taps then shoots in all different directions and no shower curtain to contain the water. Resolved situation by having a bath instead, not ideal.

7.2 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Mexico

ES UN HOTEL,EXELENTEMENTE SITUADO,POR SU CERCANIA A PLAZA DE ROMA Y LA ESTACION FERROVIARIA. EL DESAYUNO MUY A LA ITALIANA(ESCASO), LA HABITACION REGULAR PERO LIMPIA, AL BAÑO LE VENDRIA BIEN UNA MODERNIZADA, PARCE BAÑO DE LOS AÑOS 30,ESTE VERANO(2007)FUE SUMAMANTE CALUROSO Y EL AIRE ACONDICIONADO EN TEORIA ESTABA FUNCIONANDO, HABITACION SOFOCANTE POR LA NOCHE, NO SE ACONSEJA ESTE HOTEL A PERSONAS CON DISCAPACIDAD,NO TIENE ELEVADOR Y HAY QUE SUBIR ESCALERAS EMPINADAS.EL PERSONAL DEL HOTEL SOLO HACE SU TRABAJO, COMO AUTOMATAS, NO SONRIEN, PARECE QUE ESTAN HARTOS DEL TURISMO QUE LES DA DE COMER.

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • New Zealand

Excellent staff,very helpful. Room as expected. Breakfast very good for continental/buffet.

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

The location is good, right on the grand canal. The bus stop and train station are close. Breakfast was a typical Italian with a good selection. The accommodation cost was on the high side but that seems to be the case with most in Venice. You don't get much for your bucks. This was our 2nd stay at this hotel.

7.2 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Good location but overpriced. Breakfast lady would not bring out pastries the second morning until (we) the Americans left. She made some insulting remark about Americans and was very unfriendly. We spend our American dollar in Venice and she should appreciate it. We spent 1.5 dollars for 1 Euro. The desk clerk was good and made up for her rudness. I would probably stay here again.

2.8
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Good location close to bus station,so as one and can flee as quickly as possible.Venice is wonderful.But this Hotel should be sunk into the canal.

4.6 Ordinary
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

In Venice, for a 3-star hotel, I expected a small room and no elevator. However, for the price,the hotel should provide decent bedspreads, clean walls, and a shower curtain. The shower was visibly moldy with obvious smell. These things can be dealt with no matter how old the building. The view of the canal is good, no noise from train station but there is noise from constant foot traffic. Exterior entrance view of the hotel is awful, almost scary at first sight, but hotel is larger than it looks with a good breakfast room.

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

This hotel was great simply based on the ease of access to the main train station and the main vaporetta station. Their are several restaurants within a short walk that are excellent and it is only a 20 minute boat ride and 30 minute walk to St Mark's square. A little pricey but well worth it.

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Our stay here was quite satisfying. The room was spacious and clean and the small garden at the rear for breakfast or socializing was a wonderful surprise. Hotel staff was helpful and courteous. We were able to store our luggage when we arrived early. We particularly appreciated the location on the Grand Canal and just two blocks from the Piazzle Roma and the bus station. We were close to one of the main bridges and close to shopping and bistros.

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

We stayed on two different occasions at the hotel. Our first room was so small that I had to go outside just to change my mind. The second room was better. Overall, I would definitely return. The location was superb as it relates to ease of transportation. We saw so many people of all ages and sizes hauling their numerous luggages around Venice. It was so simple to reach this hotel from the bus stop. I highly recommend it for ease and simplicity. It is not fancy by any means, but it was very comfortable, expect the showers.

0.6
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

I would NEVER recommend this hotel to anyone. We reserved and received a confirmation for a quad Grand Canal view room and ended up with an inside room with no view. I reserved this room nine months in advance and they had plenty of time to let me know I would not have the room I requested. The air conditioning was non existent. The window was broken and repaired with duct tape (I am not kidding). After you take a shower a very strong sewage smell comes out of the floor drain and it is so strong that you have to leave the room. We ended up putting wet towels over the floor drain in order to stifle the smell. If you want a nice stay in Venice, avoid this hotel!

7.6 Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

WE stayed here for 2 nights. The hotel is in a very good location. IT was bars next door and the ferry stop 2 minutes walk away. I suugest you book a room with a canal view, as our had a view of the rubbish bins which was not plesent. Everything wa fine apart from the breakfast. This was nasty with stale rolls, tinned fruit and hot milk for cereal. But apart from that it was fine.

1.9
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

My 3rd time to Venice. Easy to find from train station, but I won't stay at this hotel again. Far from San Marcos and no good resturants around the hotel. Customer Serivce very poor and the price is tooooooooooooo high for that hotel. Breakfast not good at all. I mean it was BAD.Pay little bit more and stay in San Marcos.

6.6 Fair
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Hungary

Was very difficult to find it. The name of this hotel only : Hotel Canal, written on the building. I had to confirm 4 times to receptionist, I have an reservation.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Nice hotel, very clean, close to rail and bus station. Directions from airport to piazzale roma. Buy ticket from booth at left of departures,blue no 5. This bus has space for luggage, 5 euros. Exit airport opposite departure. Bus stop across the road to the left. When you arrive at Piazzale roma. In the left corner the Vaporetta stop and the ticket office.Just to the right is a bridge. Go over the bridge and keep left. As you go around corner the grand canal is on your left. Go over the next bridge.Hotel is just over the bridge. On opposite side of grand canal is the railway station. Hope this helps.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

This is sthe first time we have stayed at the Canal & Walter and it was as we expected it to be. There was everything we needed and the rooms were pleasant, alhtough one or two things were in need of repair. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet, although we would have preferred our coffee/tea to be much hotter than it was. This may be because we are English though! The supermarket (Co-op) nearby was very convenient if you wanted food to eat out. It was pleasant going into the centre via the Canal because it an enjoyable trip although sometimes rather crowded - only to be expected! I would recommend your hotel and we hope to come again some time.

2.4
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We have closets larger than the room we were given. The smallest room I've ever stayed in. The worst part of the stay here was the "bites" my wife and I had in the mornings after waking. The first night I blamed the bites on bugs coming in from the open window facing the canal. The second night the windows were shut tight and again we woke up to many bites on our body. My wife wanted to complain but I just wanted to get out of there. We both realized we had been bitten by "bedbugs." GROSS! The red bites are still evident on our skin. We brought are suitcases home and sprayed flea spray on them. The sheets had not been changed while we were there either. The same spot was evident the next night on the sheets. As far as staff, Only the man at night was friendly. The women who worked the breakfast area was rude and acted like she disliked every minute of cleaning up after the visitors. Venice left a bad taste in our mouths. We were ripped off as soon as we got there. A woman and man offered to carry our bags up the steps so we could get to the other side. They then charged us about 55.00 dollars! They are con artists who prey on tourists. We were going to tip them, but the amount they charged was robbery. My crime was being foolish for not asking them "HOW MUCH" before accepting their offer. BE AWARE! Venice is the most expensive place I've ever visited and the food is not worth the price. You are paying the outlandish amounts because, "it's Venice". The water taxi was expensive and the first night they dropped us off a long way from our destination. We were responsible to catch a bus back. They need to tell people before they get on that they are going to be stranded without a way back. Very disappointing over-all.

7.2 Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Poland

Very nice room (114) with view on canal. My girlfriend liked it.

7.6 Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

The location was great - accross the bridge to the Train station, very close to 2 water bus stops. The breakfast garden was very pleasant. Rooms were small (but most are in Italy). The spreadsheets were not the cleanest.

7.9 Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Excellent hotel with plenty of atmosphere! No elevator so refrain from many or large suitcases. My family and I enjoyed our stay!

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Very well located hotel, very near to bus station which is certainly a help to anyone's first visit to Venice.

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Hotel on Grand Canal,pay that little extra and get a canal facing room and watch the world pass by. If coming by train you must be fit to lug cases(usally heavy!!) down train steps and up and over canal bridge to get to hotel only to find NO ELEVATORS (LIFTS).Once you have your breath back its worth every effort.Handy to everything in Venice.

7.4 Good
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Great location for people driving in, only a short walk from parking garages. Would recomend for anyone staying only a couple of days. For longer stays, I would stay further into the city. This area is more busy and does not have as much ambience.

3.3
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Hotel is in great location. The price for quality is poor. The air conditioning doesn't work - it was near impossible to sleep at night due to the lack of air. If you opened the window, mosquitoes came in. There are no elevators. Friends of ours stayed about 2 min away in a beautiful suite, with air conditioning and three windows opening to the canals for less money. There was only one staff member at the front desk who could answer questions. The rest of them said to wait until her return.

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

I booked this hotel because of all the comments I read. It was what I expected. We were only staying for 1 night and did pay for a room with a view. It was worth it for us. The AC doesn't get turned on till May 1st so we slept with the windows open, it is a little noisy but it didn't bother us. The bathroom was alright. They have a shower in a tub, no shower curtain so the water does get all over the place. We were on the 1st floor so dealing with the luggage wasn't too bad. We lugged our luggage over the 2 bridges from the car rental, when we were leaving we lugged it to the train station only 1 bridge,80 steps per my daughter, it is a small workout but not bad depending on your health. We booked it for the location of the train & car rental. The staff was very nice and held our luggage for the day because our train did not leave till the evening. We met the nicest people & did spend 100 euro for the gondola ride in the evening. It was worth it. My daughter 11, had the greatest time. The hotel will send you on a water taxi to Murano to a glass company at no charge. They made a vase & horse in front of us. Then they take you to the showroom & follow you around. They want you to buy. We did buy some trinkets in there but when I got back to the Hotel the items were in the shop right next store at half the price. Don't know if it's the same quality, but was good enough for souveniors.

7.7 Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Finland

The welcoming and staff was excellent. They knew all kinds of intresting things about Venice and were eager to help with any problems or questions. Hotel also has a possibility to get a free boat ride to Murano island to shop some glass ;).. The location was excellent, it was easy to find from the railway station (Ferrovia Santa Lucia) and a Varoretto stop just a few blocks away. (Piazzale Roma)

8.3 Very Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

The location of the hotel is close to the train station so the convenience is great. Keep in mind that from the train station to the requires walking up a bridge and carrying your luggage. The staff is the epitome of professionalism and very knowledgeable. It is a small quaint hotel that met my needs. It is not opulent or posh but sufficient and accessible.

8.6 Excellent
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Denmark

The location was very good. We had a very good wiev to Canal Grande from our room. It was marvelous. We Want to come back an other time.

8.0 Very Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The hotel that we stayed was very nice and the front desk clerks were very helpful. They stated the room was a canal view room and we had an outstanding view of the canal for a low price. The location was near everything especially the train station. A very short walking distance to restaurants and all the attractions in Venice. I would definetly stay at this hotel again.

7.1 Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

A very lovely place to stay. We had a room that opened onto the Grand canal, down side was that the room wasn't sound proof. Breafast was lovely and the staff were great. A great place, close to the train station and the markets.

8.4 Very Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

as we arrived late at night by bus the hotel was very convient. we found the location in general was excellent. And breakfast was a pleasant surprise much more than just the melba toast and pastry i expected, and having a cup of tea was heavenly,

8.5 Excellent
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Belgium

We really enjoyed our stay in Venice and the location of the hotel is the best for people with young children as it is in few steps from public transport stations. We loved the view from the hotel to the canals and the breakfast tabel was sufficient.

4.6 Ordinary
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

This was my worst hotel stay in Italy. I expected a small room as it was Venice but, in order to make as much money as possible they had stuffed two childrens cots (not even small singles)into one room with less than 12" between them and the bathroom door was up some stairs with furniture partially blocking it. The breakfast was stale and below standards. My window looked at the other windows. I wouldn't recommend this hotel.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Austria

Perfectly located, nice and clean. Staff very professional. Breakfast very italian, but considering the price it was allright. I can highly recommend that place!

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at Hotel Canal, offering 17 guest rooms with climate control. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Corporate travelers will benefit from safes during their Santa Croce visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with bidets and hair dryers. Rooms also include minibars and air conditioning.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Individually controlled air conditioning

How to reach Hotel Canal

By car
From the highway, take exit Venezia centro and follow the indications to Piazzale Roma, which is a 5 minutes' walk from the hotel.

By train
From Santa Lucia railway station, walk about 10 minutes, or take the vaporetto for one stop, until Piazzale Roma.

By airplane
From Venice airport, take the bus to Piazzale Roma and walk from there.

Distances from Hotel Canal

Papadopoli Gardens - 0.1 km / 0 mi
Tolentini - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Piazzale Roma - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Scalzi Bridge - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Church of St. Roch - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Riva de Biasio Waterbus - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Palazzo Labia - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Confraternity of St. Roch - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
St. Mary of the Friars - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Frari Square - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Campo Santa Margherita - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Guglie Bridge - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Guglie Waterbus - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Venetian Museum of Natural History - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Canal is Venice (VCE-Marco Polo) - 7.4 km / 4.6 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.