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Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal - Venice

4 star Hotel Venice

Sestiere Di Santa Croce 578 - Venice

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The elegant and welcoming Hotel Carlton On The Grand Canal, situated in the heart of Venice, has been run with passion for approximately 30 years by a Venetian family who loves to pay its guests attention and provide them with valuable advice on how to capture the city's true essence.

Pastel shades, Venetian stuccoes, Murano glass wall lamps, functional furnishings, which recall the glorious Serenissima epoch: these are the elements of the hall and bar. Right at the center of the hotel, an original glass cupola creates splendid lighting effects which highlight its sophistication. Modern amenities include free WiFi.

The restored, characteristic internal patio onto which some of the rooms overlook and where guests can enjoy breakfast or relax using it as a peaceful open-air lounge, has a notable impact on visitors.

Hotel Carlton On The Grand Canal offers outstanding opportunities to discover all of Venice's magic, by organizing personalized itineraries and excursions: boat tours to the lagoon islands, guided tours of the city, romantic itineraries followed by a candle-lit dinners and much more.
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Guest Rating 8.1 Very Good
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Breakfast at Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal

A free buffet breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Baby sitter
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Gift shop
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Laundry service
  • Concierge
  • Personal newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Room
  • Internet/Email services

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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.

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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 per person, per night for adults; EUR 2 per night for guests aged 10-16 years old. This tax does not apply to children under 10 years of age.
 

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Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal is also known as

Carlton Grand Canal
Carlton Grand Canal Hotel
Hotel Carlton Grand Canal
Canal Hotel Venice

8.8

Clean

8.6

Location

7.6

Quiet

7.1

Spacious

8.4

Service

Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal reviews

9.6 Outstanding!
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

The reception was very welcoming, although we didn't help with our bags to the room. The facilities were first class, with very spacious rooms. The breakfast was outstanding and the staff was very friendly. The facility was very close to the train station was was very convenient.

8.0 Very Good
  • February 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

Well situated and very pleasant hotel hotel with competent, friendly staff. Bed not the most comfy and breakfast wasn't the greatest! We stayed out os season and rates were good, but hotel gets very expensive in high season.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Very convenient location! Staff is wonderful!

1.5
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

We were in Eurpoe for 5 weeks and this was the worst hotel that we stayed in.The room did not have a proper shower and the room was on the ground floor,very small. The staff were rude and when I asked the conciegge for a phone number for a hotel in Vienna Ithought he was going to say get lost. I know we were only there for 1 night and you will never see us again but I have told all my friends etc abount the hotel & I am sure that they will stay away too. We did not complain because of the one night only stay however if we had to stay there for longer I would have been very annoyed. Perhaps you could make sure that the reception staff have a few lessons in treating the cuatomer well!!! As for when I asked if a letter could be posted I was told so happily that they could not help. The room was very expensive and I there was no pleasure in this vist at all.Also room 501 was not on the top floor it was on the ground level !!!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Excellent hotel , excellent location Staff couldn't be better or more friendly

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

It was perfect for any thing, except for the noise outside the room cause the engine of clima.

7.9 Good
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Poland

Very good hotel, room not very big but with beautiful view on the Grand Canal. Bathroom clean, very polite staff.

8.1 Very Good
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

We went there for the crowded Venice Carnival, so the all accomodation services where under serious pressure but we felt very well

6.5 Fair
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Wi-fi in room would have been convenient. Enjoyed the breakfast buffet and the professionalism of the staff.

6.7 Fair
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Our first room, for 3 people, was so small! But the hotel staff was able to move us to a slightly bigger room for our last two nights. Wish their triple rooms were more spacious.

8.8 Excellent
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

It was splendid.Good service and good position.The rooms are small (in Venice is common) but very clean and well furnished. The price is convenient considered the position, the building and the high cost of living in Western Europe.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

I strongly recommend this great hotel to anybody visiting Venice. Convenient location walking distance from Train Station, easy access to all canalbus/canaltaxis/gondolas, multiples dinner choices walking around for all the prices, safe and quiet, out of the very busy area of Plaza San Marcos. Nice and elegant average size for european hotel, good breakfast, and very nice, helpful and cooperative staff from the frontdesk to the restaurant. I asked help for the locked Safety-box once and the FrontDesk guy resolved my problem inmediately. It was impressive. Nice outside tables to eat or drink facing the grand canal. You could not ask more for the price. It is not a 5 star but it is a great place to be. I definitively will come back. Very Important: Remember you are in Europe, do not make comparison with america. Allow yourself to enjoy the greats things european cities has to offer and when you fly back you will enjoy again the american way of life. It is the best combination.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

We just returned from a 2 night stay at Hotel. Our ages are 60+. Our room was a deluxe canal view & we were very happy with it. Hotel is a two block walk from Bus Terminal & approx 5 from Cruise Ship. Public Bus was less than 2 Euro. Public transport boats are just over the bridge from Hotel. We bought a 36 hour pass for 21 Euro each. Individual trips are 6.50Euro The Breakfast at Hotel was very good & there are lots of side walk cafe's within walking distance.

7.9 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Nigeria

The good point was that front desk people could speak english very well. also it was very close to train station just oposite side of Grand canal.

6.7 Fair
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Very nice and pleasant hotel. Rooms on the Grand Canal side are not quiet. Clean, nice staff, pleasant stay, but the "De Luxe" room I had was really small for this type of hotel and the bathroom wasn't at the level at all. Did not appreciated the excursion they proposed to Murano for the visit of the glass industry; commercial and unrespectfull people there.

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Switzerland

The hotel is just across the train station - very convenient if travel with train. The rooms we stayed in were without view but they are quiet and comfortable. Nice breakfast.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Great location. We were traveling by train and the hotel is just across the canal with a bridge a few steps away. It was expensive but we wanted to splurge for Venice.

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

Our 3 day stay in Venice was great. Very enjoyable. The hotel was in a good location. Very convenient for our travels because it was right across the canal from the train station, which we did alot of our traveling. It was our first trip to Venice. It was an absolutely amazing,one of a kind city.The Hotel staff was great, english speaking,knowledgable and helpful. The food at the hotel wasn't only good and decently price compared with other restaurants, Venice being quite expensive. Overall great overall experience.

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Canada

Great location. Very close to Piazzale Roma and railway station and vaporetto.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent hotel, restaurant food of a very high standard. Plentyof choice for breakfast.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This is a great hotel on the Grand Canal. It is opposite the train station and in walking distance from the bus station. Good cruise ship destination. We walked to and from the cruise ship. It is very clean. The breakfast was excellent and included in the price.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Hungary

The hotel is almost excellent. Good job.

7.9 Good
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Sweden

Fantastic view from the room

7.3 Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

Would not rush back to this hotel. Though very conveniently located on the Grand Canal close to all modes of public transport I thought the rroms not worth their price in terms of spaciousness and decure versus price. Breakfast very unexciting. Have experienced much better value and warmer experience on other occasions in Venice. Hotel staff at best rather obsequious.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

We never did find the Internal Patio, does it still exist? Otherwise, a wonderful experience in a lovely hotel. We will definately be rebooking!

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Perfect location. Hotel almost directly across from station and close to all transportation and what ever you wish to see/do in Venice. The noise from the canal and the constant sound of suitcases being rolled along under my window was easily shut out by closing the window - just be prepared, the convenience of the location means you see and hear everyone coming and going through Venice, 24/7. Get a room with no view for quiteness. Beautiful room, beautiful hotel, helpful staff and a breakfast with a selection of meats/eggs to compliment the carbs. Tip - pack one super small suitcase for your entire stay in Italy, your suitcase will make you misterable if it is large. I would go back to this hotel.

7.7 Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Fantastic location on the Grand Canal, right opposite the main railway station, which was perfect for us for our return journey on the Orient Express.

6.1 Fair
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The check-in desk person actually "lied" about not having a request from me and confirmation from the hotel of an upper floor room....and gave us a lower floor room. Upon checkout, the front desk showed me the file that clearly indicated that I was to get an upper floor room. Other than dishonesty insofar as the checkin situation, the accomodations were quite satisfactory but obviously at exhorbitant Venice prices!!!!

8.6 Excellent
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The weekend desk clerk was superior. He went above and beyond the call of duty. His kindness and help- fullness added to the Grandness of Venice.

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

A perfect hotel for a weekend break in Venice. Close enough to walk from the bus or train station, excellent staff and facilities. Thoroughly recommended.

6.9 Fair
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

The room was, clean, spacious, and decorated nicely, i thought the staff could have been a bit friendlier, but i would definetly go back to this hotel, i will have to get a 2nd job though, a bit expensive.

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Although I down rated the Quietness of the room and Spaciousness of the room, we did get what I asked for, a room with a view of the Grand Canal. Our room #209 on the 2nd floor had a spectacular view up and down the Grand Canal. I got some great day & nighttime photos from the small balcony. This view did come with a price, in terms of noise. The Canal boat traffic is constant 24 hours a day. Plus there is considerable foot traffic with people talking till quite late in the evening. Keeping the windows close helps a little. Also, this was the smallest room on our trip. (They do have larger rooms, but no view.) Be advised if you are coming from the airport you will depart at Plaza Roma, you will need to cross two smaller side canal bridges to get to the hotel. If coming by train you have one big bridge over the Grand Canal. We arrived from the airport by bus, and departed by train. The concept of traveling light became very apparent and I lugged 3 large and 2 small suitcases up and down the two small bridges. I gladly paid 25 Euro to have two porters and a cart take our bags from the hotel up and over the big bridge to the train station.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Very nice upscale hotel, directly across from the train station. Very easy to locate which is a challenge in Venice. Will definetly stay there again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This hotel exceeded our expectations. We walked from the Piazzale Roma with our bags, not 5 minutes to the door (of course over three bridges, but of course it is Venice). The room was spacious and lovely with opening windows and shutters so we could hear the action outside and smell the sea air. The staff helped us choose a classical concert among several offered and it was perhaps the best live performance we have ever heard/seen! We will certainly return here on future trips. An excellent establishment.

4.2 Ordinary
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Austria

We are a little bit angry, because we reserved a triple room with a view to the canal side. But nobody inform us about the facilities and the circumstances from the hotel.They cant provide a triple room to the grand canal.

6.9 Fair
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

This was our second stay. The room this year really let the hotel down. Very small and very sub 4 star. The staff are really excellent, helpful and attentive. Good breakfast. The location is good - busy but away from the mad areas.

3.8
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Unable to locate confirmed reservation on check-in, Location is excellent however rooms are extremly small -- you pay top price for a room with a view that is not much bigger than a postage stamp -- the bathroom shower stall is more like a cruise ship or RV style than a 4 star hotel --- Next visit to Venice will look for a better value and more spacious room

7.6 Good
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Portugal

The Hotel was great, the staff was very knowledgeable, the room was rather quite eventhough it was just by the Grand Canal and close to a Vaporetto stop, and across the train station. The staff indicated a good restaurant at a fair price "Tre Gobbi" and close to the hotel. However I do think that the price we paid 150,00 Euros for a deluxe double room canal view is some 15 to 20 euros overpriced. Other than that everything was fantastic. I would stay there again. The breakfast to go was rather poor, since we had to leave at 6:00 am. Excellent place to stay if you are coming to Venice by train. 5 minute walk over the bridge.

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

We flew overnight from USA, arrived by bus from the airport and walked with our luggage over the canal. This was very manageable. The hotel desk greeted us and we checked our luggage as our room was not yet ready. We needed to only cross the canal bridge to reach the vaporetto stop. The Front Desk was wonderful and able to arrange any activity we wished for. They also recommended some outstanding restaurants. We asked for a quiet room and it was indeed so. The breakfast buffet had a very good variety of hot and cold items. The Carlton & Grand Canal is an excellent facility. Very convenient. We would stay here again.

7.4 Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Location Location Location .. This hotel is located near the bus / train station which makes it possible to take the bus from the airport for $3 euro, versus a water taxi for $85 euro. The rooms are small, but you are traveling to Venice, therefore not spending must time in the room. Breakfast is good and nicely set up. Recommend you purchase a two day pass on the Venice water bus, and avoid the water taxis. The hotel will give you a taxi ride to the glass works factory for a private tour, but the salesmen associated with the glass factories are a little sleazy. The hotel was an easy in and out of Venice, and we will stay there again during our next visit. Scott Aschoff

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Ecuador

La atención y amabilidad de los empleados del hotel, en especial de la recepción, atendiendo y solucionando inquietudes, hizo de nuestra estadía, inolvidable. Ojalá, en algún momento podamos regresar

6.8 Fair
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Room way too small, queen size bed made out of two single beds, no way anybody could get romantic in one of those or should I say in two of those, otherwise great location, breakfast excellent; I guess well worth the money if you consider you're in Venice!

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Nice room and great hotel. Best breakfast we had from a hotel.

6.7 Fair
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

Remarkable is that what I shaw in the web page is what I got. Excelent.

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

We had two canal view rooms, one for ourselves and one for our teenage daughters. Both rooms were more spacious than I expected. The location of the hotel is incredible if you need to arrive, or leave, by train. The hotel is directly across the canal from the station and a bridge to cross is only meters away. Gondolas are available right out in front of the hotel. A main vaporetta stop is also very close, in front of the train station. The staff was professional, friendly, and helpful. I would return to this hotel.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Great hotel within walking distance of the train and bus stations. Quite a long but enjoyable walk to St Marks. Used the water bus a few times when the legs were worn out which was handy as it stops just near the hotel. Had a superior room that was fantastic with its own balcony over the grand canal.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

will recommand to friends

7.4 Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The Hotel service was excellent, the staff was friendly and helpful. The rooms are very small, and there was much noise from the street below.

5.2 Ordinary
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Represented as a beautiful view room of the Canal. While there was a great view of the Grand Canal, the more oppressing view was of the train station on the opposite side of the canal. While the common areas were OK, the hallways and rooms (while spacious) were ragged and worn. We booked based on the positive reviews. Maybe we are too picky? We've stayed in nicer hotels in Venice for similar rates so the price to quality was off, in our opinion.

8.0 Very Good
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

We liked this hotel . We had a room on the canal and it was noisier than we had expected especially early in the morning. The hotel was very easy to walk to from the train station. The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable.

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

The hotel is ideally located near a bridge over the Grand Canal, perfect situation for a short trip in Venice. We were in a comfortable and calm Patio room. The room was exactly as expected regarding the internet description.

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

I would recommend the rooms at this hotel. I stayed in room 207 which overlooked the grand canal and was directly across from the train station. There were occasional times when I could hear noise from the street, but the staff had warned me of this and it really wasn't a problem. Room size was good enough for myself, my wife and our 2 year old son and his pack and play. The staff had excellent suggestions about restaurants (you have to eat at Ostaria al Vecio Pozzo). They were very professional and did everything well. The hotel's breakfast was good as well. When we come back to Venice, we are going to stay in this very room. Venere.com did a great job with describing the accommodation and booking the room.

8.6 Excellent
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Well placed hotel opposite train station. Informative staff. Comfortable rooms - we would stay here again.

7.7 Good
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

The accommodation and service was exactly as you would expect. Unfortunately, this can make the experience a little impersonal. However particular members of staff went out of the way to improve the stay. Why, though, do hotel bars have to be so expensive. It always jars with me.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

We had three rooms with two persons each. The hotel was very convenient, staff spoke over 6 languages and were very helpful. The view from the rooms in the rear left much to desire, but we didn't spend a great deal of time in the room. A wonderful value.

3.3
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Germany

normaly a singel bedroom and they say its a suite ! verry small and old.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

We found the hotel just as specified, ideally located for Rail station, water taxis and the actv public service, the staff were very friendly and the rooms overlooking the canal were furnished to a high standard.

7.5 Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Canal view rooms were worth the extra. Suggestion for dinner was a bit pricey (expensive). Suggest you need to understand the customers expectations more. Otherwise great!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

We enjoyed our stay at this hotel very much. we went away for a long weekend for our 10th wedding annerversary and this hotel was perfect. Location was perfect next to the train and water bus stations on the Grande Canal. The only problem with the Hotel was that they were carrying out some refurbishment work while we were there so we didn't have access to the garden room. However, we were not disturbed by the work being carried out. We would definately visit this hotel again and we thought that although it was expensive the hotel was well worth it.

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

The only problem we had with the hotel is they do not have a restaraunt so after breakfast you cannot get any food at the hotel meaning you must always go out to find food, but the standard of the hotel was very good, Would use this hotel again if they get food, many thanks

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

very pleased for a central venice hotel. reception staff were very helpful, no catches prices were as described, water bus minutes away and only a couple of stops from the car park

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

The room was immaculate and beatifully furnished and decorated. The breakfast area was being remodeled, so the space was limited and a little cramped. The notice of the remodeling was posted in the elevators with an apology. The main stair case needs a little remodeling and updating, for instance the carpeting did not cover up the wood molding on the stairs and paint was needed. The quality of the breakfast was just fair, in that the variety and quality of of the offerings were not up to the standards of other 4 star hotels that we have booked via Venere. Overall we loved the hotel and we enjoyed the experience immensly. The staff was very good, cordial and helpful. It would of been nice to have the main terrace open since it has a good view of the grand canal. The hotel's location next to the Piazzale Roma and the Train Station was excellent and the main reason that we selected the hotel.

7.3 Good
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

When we asked for a canal view room, we didn't realize that a major ferry stop was almost directly across the canal. It was very noisy, plus we also had construction noise from the hotel. The rooms were comfortable, but there was hardly any closet space to hang clothing and no drawer space. The staff was very helpful. But we found it hard to believe that we had to go up to the fourth floor to retrieve ice at a four star hotel. (No ice buckets; they provide plastic glasses.) It didn't quite measure up to our expectations.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

Excellent hotel hospitality and service would not hesitate to recommend. Is it possible to have a non-smoking area so that children could rest?

7.1 Good
  • January 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We stayed at this hotel during our honeymoon in November. It used to be a convent but they have renovated it into a hotel. The rooms we stayed in were very small. We actually switched rooms but the other one was just as small. The hotel is located across from the train station which was nice. Their is also a water taxi station just outside as well. If you are planning on going to St. Mark's it is on the other side of Venice. It was a nice hotel but I would only stay there again if I got a bigger room.

6.0 Fair
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • Ireland

If you travel by train the Hotel is accross the canel right in front of you. The number 1 bus is a great way to see the whole island and will get you back to were the hotel is. The number 82 bus will also get you back to the hotle if need be.There is a 24hr ticket for 10.50 Euro well worth it. Hotel is very nice just keep an eye out for mosquitos I was there in November and was bitten twice in the room.Pay for view TV in the room but be carefull of the Adult channels you can get them blocked if need be.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Perfect location for a short break in Venice. All the places to visit are with easy reach, either on foot or by waterbus. The Sante Croce area has some particularly good restaurants within easy reach. I would definitely book the same hotel on my next visit to Venice.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Hungary

it was perfecr many thanks

7.0 Good
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Norway

Rooms with canal view was not worth the price! Had to change to an other room (suite) after one night due to much noice outside (they worked reparing the pavement!)After changing room we were very satisfied!

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Puerto Rico

Excelent location inside Venice, mostly if you arrive by bus or train, excelent for train travelers due to close proximity to both. Good size bathroom, however, bathtub floor is not flat and very narrow and a safety hazard if you use the shower. Small bedroom, but we can live with that given the fact that is an old building that have been nicely remodeled. Telephone account should be detailed on the bill including numbers called, especially if you need them to get a refund back home. Excellent breakfast and waitresess. Would stay there next year if bathtub were safer.

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Great location on the canal across from the station. Church bells at 7:00. Rooms immaculate and well decorated. Desk staff cordial, breakfast staff and porters very nice. Lovely breakfast in the center courtyard. Would definitely stay again.

6.4 Fair
  • October 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Very well situated with friendly staff. Double room rather small and no tea making facilities. Breakfast good.

6.3 Fair
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

This hotel is in a good location if you come in by train or want to leave by bus/taxi. It is on the upper most part of the Grand Canal and about a 30-40 minute walk from St. Mark's square. We stayed here after our cruise and the water taxi trip to the hotel was around 60 Euro. The hotel's rooms are quite small; however, we had a canal view and it made up for the size. The people are very friendly in the hotel and the area around it is quieter and not as touristy as the other hotels in the center of Venice. I would recommend this hotel.

6.8 Fair
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

Ich habe selten in dieser Preisklasse ein ähnlich langweiliges Frühstücks-Buffet gesehen wie im Hotel "Carlton & Grand Canal"

8.2 Very Good
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The location was excellent-walking distance to everything, yet not too congested. Our room was not quite as elegant as the photo on the internet, yet nice enough. Bathroom was spacious, shower great. Breakfast was average. All of Europe needs help with their coffee. We loved the view, being right on the Grand Canal. We would definitely stay there again, & can't wait to go back!

6.9 Fair
  • September 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

Although the room was very spacious and comfortable, the decor was dreadful. The attempt to create an old italian renaissance feel has not worked although great effort has been put into it. The restaurant was closed the day we were there and only opened for breakfast. There was no explaination for this. Maybe it is always closed in the evening. But there are plenty of local restaurants, this being the centre of Venice. The air conditioning in the room was insufficient. (It was a very hot day). The hotel has a super location on the bank of the Grand Canal, very easy to find. The rooms were huge. We would not return to this hotel however, mostly because of the awful decor.

5.7 Ordinary
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Portugal

Air conditioned too noisy. Other items OK.

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Our room was slightly on the small side, but exactly as pictured on the website. The only window had a view into the courtyard area. The bathrooms were spotless and modern. The location is was a good walk from St. Marks, but we prefered that. The train and bus station is a short walk away. Some of the staff, however, were not very helpful when we needed directions. Overall a decent value.

6.8 Fair
  • August 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Well located hotel offering a clean but small room. Fair price. Staff were not particularly helpful and misled us on a complimentary trip to a glass blowing factory, which resulted in a private boat from the hotel to the factory and a public water taxi return to the middle of no-where when we didn't buy anything. Also tried to overcharge us upon departure.

6.2 Fair
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Overall the stay in the hotel was very pleasent. The rooms were comfortable and the staff friendly. I was dissapointed with the photographs, especially those from the building outside which gave a very different impression, and the hotel location but I take responsiblity for that as I choose the Hotel. But as said on the whole a pleasent stay, I would use the Charlton again if it were in a different location.

5.9 Ordinary
  • July 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • New Zealand

The Hotel overstates its closeness to the main attarctions, which revolves around St Marks square. It is not a 10-minute walk, maybe a run!. The hotel is on the grand canal, so it is noisey, but its location is opposite the train terminals, a boat termainal and the main drop-off point for vehicles and people etc, so in that respect it is close to ammenities, but not to the attactions.

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8.1 Very Good
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

8.0 Very Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Mexico

9.4 Outstanding!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

7.1 Good
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Spain

9.8 Outstanding!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Mexico

7.6 Good
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Spain

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • it

7.3 Good
  • August 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

5.8 Ordinary
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.5 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

6.2 Fair
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

6.6 Fair
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • French Antilles

7.8 Good
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • France

5.4 Ordinary
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

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Room Details

Book your business-friendly accommodation at Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal, offering 150 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy flat-screen televisions with satellite channels. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, complimentary newspapers and phones during their Santa Croce visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with complimentary toiletries. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional guest comforts include air conditioning, safes and blackout drapes/curtains.

Accommodation Services

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

How to reach Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal

Whether you arrive by car, train or air, Hotel Carlton On The Grand Canal is close to your arrival point thanks to its convenient position with regards to the parking facilities at Tronchetto and Piazzale Roma, the Santa Lucia railway station and the public transport and water taxi landings.

By airplane
From the Marco Polo airport in Venice there are two ways of reaching the hotel:
- by private water taxi, you will reach the hotel directly.
- by taking the Venezia Air Terminal direct bus service, you will reach Piazzale Roma in twenty minutes. From there, the hotel can be easily reached on foot in just 3 minutes by following the fondamenta which runs along the side of the Grand Canal.

By train
As you exit the railway station you will see the hotel immediately overlooking the Grand Canal: cross the Scalzi Bridge and you will reach the hotel in just 3 minutes.

By car
If you come to Venice by car, you can park in one of the numerous car parks in Piazzale Roma, the car terminal, from where the hotel can be easily reached on foot by following the fondamenta which runs alongside the Grand Canal.

Distances from Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal

Scalzi Bridge - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Papadopoli Gardens - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Tolentini - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Piazzale Roma - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Riva de Biasio Waterbus - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo Labia - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Church of St. Roch - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Guglie Bridge - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Guglie Waterbus - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
St. Mary of the Friars - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Confraternity of St. Roch - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Frari Square - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Venetian Museum of Natural History - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Fondaco of Turks - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal is Venice (VCE-Marco Polo) - 7.3 km / 4.5 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.