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Hotel Metropole - Venice

5 star Hotel Venice

Riva Degli Schiavoni 4149 - Venice

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The Metropole Hotel is located in the heart of Venice, overlooking the sea, near a beach, and San Marco basin, in an ideal position close to Piazza San Marco and all major attractions of the city.

Built in 1800, the Metropole is elegantly furnished with original period furniture, precious velvets, exotic scents, old books, silver chandeliers. This splendid Venice hotel also offers a wide array of services including a bar, a beautiful lobby with 18th century furnishings, a private canal entrance, banqueting facilities (inside or outside in the garden), an Internet point and wireless high-speed Internet access.

The Met restaurant has been awarded with one Michelin star thanks to the creativity of the Chef Corrado Fasolato and his delicious Fusion Cuisine. The restaurant offers a large variety of Italian and local dishes with live music every evening, while in the afternoon the lounge provides the ideal tea-time setting with a selection of over 30 different types of tea and home-made pastries.

Last but not least, the Metropole Hotel also features an in-house exhibition of antiquities with over 2000 pieces. This is a pet friendly hotel.
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.9 Excellent
Based on 214 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

As usual, the perfect stay. I Shall return.

Venere Guest, France
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Breakfast at Hotel Metropole

A buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at Hotel Metropole

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Baby sitter
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Shuttle service
  • Meeting Room
  • 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.
  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).

Check-in: after 2 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

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

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 28.00 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: EUR 30 per room, per night

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


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

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 5 per person, per night for adults; EUR 2.50 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.

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.

Hotel Metropole is also known as

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Metropole Hotel Venice

9.4

Clean

10

Location

8.7

Quiet

8.6

Spacious

9.1

Service

Hotel Metropole reviews

7.5 Good
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Russia

Double deluxe offered was pretty small and poor.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Every person on the staff is friendly and professional. We booked a Junior Suite, which was spacious and comfortable. The bathroom was huge and modern. The free wifi was excellent. We did not in fact have a garden view in room 237, but we did not care, since the room was so great. We definitely recommend the Metropole and if we go to Venice again, that is where we will go.

4.2 Ordinary
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

Eine normale überaschung Essen für 2 personen OHNE Alkohol oder Kokteils war 250 EURO für 2 personen !! Sehr stark abgezockt !!! Vom dem Delux Zimmer für 600 Euro für 2 Nächte konnte man nur Blick über die Dächer haben. Eine andere Austauchzimmer stand nicht frei. Dr. Mia Berger Germany. Nie wieder in Hotel Metropol !!!

4.6 Ordinary
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

For $430 a night our room was terribly cramped & the twin beds were ridiculously close to each other. We did have a view of a side canal through our one small window.The room was extremely dark & dreary as well. Elevator miniscule. Staff were well-informed, helpful & respectful--especially Alvinse. Breakfast in the garden was very nice.

8.3 Very Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United States

Hotel Metropole did exceed my standards of expectation for quality and service. The people were very freindly and helpful. I would like to recomend this hotel to anybody visiting Venice.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

Metropole is an excellent hotel.People are helpful and friendly.We had an excellent stay.

8.2 Very Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

You can't beat the location but you pay for it. The hotel was excellent in terms of service. The breakfast was good, hotel staff always helpful. If you get a deluxe room facing the lagoon you get tremendous views.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Very welcoming hotel, superb location within easy walking distance off all the sites and transport stops. Room was very large with good views and great facliities. Would recommend to anyone.

7.4 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • USA

Wonderful place to stay - the Met resturant was excellent though the wait staff was a bit unfreindly.

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

I stay at many of this chain's hotels including the Albani in Florence (annually), this hotel is different, very ornamental designer public areas. If you go to Venice for the first time and want Venice art surroundings then stay somewhere else, if you want an over the top experience then stay here, the food is fantastic but you should make the reservations before you arrive. My son was with me and he classified the "overly decorated hallways - "like a visit to the castel of Count Dragula" -- at least in his imagination. My room was quiet, spacious for Venice -smallish bathroom - well designed and a very comfortable bed, luxury linens. The breakfast is very good and the service is superior - tue Italian hospitality and helpfulness.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The Metropole is the best. It is quirky and luxurious. The service is top notch and almost invisible. We stayed in a junior suite and it was very roomy. It was the best bed we had in all of Italy. I loved the room so much, I had to force myself to get out and explore Venice. I would have been content to lounge in the room! It is a bit pricey, but so is everything else in Venice. We felt it was worth the money.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

great location, easy walking distance to everything, room checked twice daily and towels/linen changed daily! Very old fashioned but also unique and beautiful even for us who like contemporary. Amazing to observe staff ironing table cloths on tables for evening meals. Had quiet room at back overlooking garden as requested. Antique furniture mightn't suit everyone and bathroom lighting not great but we've yet to stay in a hotel which had satisfactory bathroom lighting. Arsenale bus stop 2 minutes away for 12 Euro airport connection. Don't eat in places overlooking lagoon-very expensive. Seek out back street restaurants where locals frequent and food is half the price and twice the quality.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

The Metropole was a lovely hotel it was full of character and very impressive. It was very close to St Marc's square and amenities. The staff where very helpful and the breakfast was delicous in a wonderful breakfast room, it was ideal to start long day ahead. I would definately recommend friends and family to stay at the Metrople.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The bed was the most comfortable we have ever enjoyed away from home. We stayed 4 nights in Venice and look forward to returning. The lighting in the bedroom was dim to read by and there was only one, news, channel in English - plenty of German and no music which would have been an international option. Those are the only two"faults" I can think of. The breakfast was very fine. The staff were very good indeed.

8.1 Very Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Japan

Very conbinient from St.Marco Square. A little bit expensive, but location and atmosphare are really good. Outside of our room was narrow pathway, but sometimes we heard some noises in the night.

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

After a rough start to our trip (Avoid Air France, they are awful) we arrived via train in Venice. We followed the hotels directions and got on the vaparetto, better known as a cattle car,(DON'T DO THIS)and then walked about two blocks, luggage in tow, to the Metropole. The first comment from the desk clerk was to let us know that Venice is a special and expensive city and you have to spend money so you should always take a taxi. My suggestion to put this on their web site seemed funny to them. It was hard for us to find the humor. The mood changed when we got to our room. It was by far the largest we had seen in Italy with a bathroom to die for and a outside deck that overlooked the Harbor. It was a 10 plus. The breakfasts we outstanding with excellent and friendly service. Our only complaint was when the housekeeper left a window open and we returned that night to a small swarm of mosquito buzzing in the room. I would highly recommend this property to anyone.

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

15 days before arriving, I send an e-mail to ask the hotel to make a reservation at La Fenice. I got no answer whatsoever! And the service in the restaurant was too slow and the food didn't deserve a* au Michelin. It was our 5th time in Veniceand the last time! Too many groups!!!

8.4 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

internet access should be wireless all over the hotel, and should be free to guests. it IS in many other hotels in the US and europe

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

The hotel is slightly quirky - displays, candles etc but we loved it! Excellent location very close to San Marco and convenient for the waterbuses. Our room was at the top, with a terrace and a good view of the lagoon. Very good quality breakfast with very good service. We ate in the hotel once - it has a Michelin star and the food was excellent, reasonable prices and superb service. We also ate in Al Conte Pescaor near San Marco which was excellent.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The hotel has a 19th C feel in the good sense and you should mention the fabulous collection of antique objets in the etageres throughout. Also the hotel has its own water landing for taxis. The interior garden restaurant-cafe is a quiet spot for lunch.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

what a wonderful hotel, we stayed for two days to celebrate my birthday everything was perfect, to walk out of the hotel with the lagoon in all it's glory was beautful. Friendly and helpful staff great breakfast with wide selection of excellent food. Wonderful garden a rarity in venice. Would recommend this hotel to anyone for a special occasion.

5.3 Ordinary
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Malaysia

Upon check in, we were provided a room which was nothing like photos portrayed on the site. The room was so small, you had to thread on narrow paths to get from the bed to the washroom. We later highlighted this point and with no questions asked, we were provided a much bigger room. It wasn't perfect but we felt it matched the price we were paying for. Generally, the hotel is alright but if they operate on the principle of assigning small rooms till the guests complains, then the policy should be relooked into. For us, it set a negative impression from start and we will likely not return to it. The receptionist had also recommended we hop on the daily and hourly complimentary boat ride to Murano Island to visit the Glass factory. We waited a few times but gave up as it was late several times. Finally we decided to wait for it one day and the receptionist finally mentions that its only upon request and they were not requesting for any that day. AHH! We decided not to bother anymore as information seemed to be misleading again.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

We had a wonderful stay with you and I would definitely return to yur hotel. The staff were fantastic and despite my lack of spoken Italian, everyone was most kind and understanding. I want to learn Italian now!! The room was out of this world. I could not believe it when I walked in with all the cherubs!! I couldn't stop laughing. The bathroom was beautiful. All in all a perfect location and hotel.

7.4 Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The hotel has a beautiful garden area to have drinks at. I did not like the hotel rooms. The rooms are old antiqueish looking rooms, this just is not my style. However, having said that the bed was comfortable and the bathrooms were very clean. The breakfast was good. I wish I had tried the restaurant because the menu looked delicious. They offer a shuttle to the island of Murano which is great.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

super staff, super hotel => superb stay!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Beautiful hotel in a beautiful location. We had a room with a lagoon view, and it was worth it; we spent time just gazing out of the window, after we had adjusted to the opulence of the room. It was within walking distance of St Mark's Square and the vaporetto stop was just a pace away. Lots of different travellers staying here. Recommended.

8.7 Excellent
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

A very enjoyable stay, rooms quite small but very well laid out. Staff were very friendly, i'd definitley stay there again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We absolutely loved the location and beautiful yet cozy decor at Metropole. We also appreciated the convenience of booking with Venere.com. The concierge service at the front desk was full of the most valuable information with specific details regarding exactly which vaporetta and times.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The Metropole was everything it was billed as. Very luxurious and expensive. Ideal location. Staff could be friendlier given the prices. Rooms were very nicely decorated.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

Our trip to Venice was a 60th birthday present for my father and one that none of us will ever forget - for all the right reasons. First class hotel, well looked after, in a fantastic location. The hotel is one of a kind displaying an incredible range of antiques and collectables that can only be gathered over decades. The hotel garden was an added bonus and a spectacular setting for a pre-dinner drink by candlelight. The 16 course banquet comes highly recommended, a once in a lifetime chance to try such delights as fois gras ice cream served with red wine sauce and caviar served on vodka jelly!!

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

My husband and I stayed at Metropole as per a recommendation from my parents. The hotel staff was exceptionally accommodating. Each of the rooms is decorated in its own aesthetic, which made the experience feel unique, like a small B&B (as opposed to a larger chain hotel stay). The breakfast included was more than adequate (if you're used to European breakfasts). Metropole is very close to piazza San Marco; walking distance to the Rialto Bridge. With that proximity convenience come loads of tourists. My husband and I walked long and far to see "real" Venice -- where real Venetians live and eat, rather than experiencing the Orlando-esque masses of white sneaker wearing tourists. But, if you're looking to sightsee the attractions, Metropole is a terrific location.

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

Très satisfait de la prestation. Expérience à renouveler.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Great location on the lagoon but away from the huge crowds. Only a few minutes walk to San Marco, and right at a vaporetto stop. Breakfast was very good with many choices. Room 401 is great. Large with an amazing patio overlooking Venice with a view of the lagoon. We found the service to be excellent and would definitely stay at the Metropole again.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Japan

Their restraunt was definetely the best of all we have dined in Italy.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Denmark

Location and accessability super. Breakfast choice very nice. Restaurant imaginative. Room cosy but small. Very good value for money. We would be happy to stay there again.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • USA

Our stay at the Metropole was terrific in every way. The hotel room was large, much larger than expected, and the hotel location was very near a ferry stop (couple bridges over) and very close to the San Marco square where much of the action is. The hotel staff were polite and helpful. As a gay couple, we didn't feel uncomfortable at all. I highly recommend this hotel.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • February 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

Absolutely fantastic hotel! The staff were extremely friendly & helpful & the ambience was wonderful. The hotel is located 5 minutes from St Marks & 2 minutes from the water transport. The lounge area is so beautiful & a lovely place to relax after a busy day. We would definitely stay here again as it's so typically Venetian &, as I've said before, the staff were fantastic. Thank you. :-)

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Italy

The Metropole is beautiful. Do take the time to look at the collections that are on each floor and in the lobby. we were very well pleased with the hotel.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Ireland

Hotel was recommended by a friend who had stayed there on a number of occasions and I agree with his high recommendation.

8.5 Excellent
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Mexico

Este Hotel siempre esta bien

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

The Metropole is a great choice for a stay in Venice. It is located within easy walking distance of the Basilica San Marco, the Arsonale and is convenient to vaporetto stops. The hotel staff was very helpful and courteous. Our room was on the third floor--very quiet, decorated beautifully and overlooked a side canal. We took advantage of their water taxi service from the airport since this was our first trip to Venice. While it was expensive (180 euros),the Metropole has its own private dock entrance and it was a treat to step off the boat directly into the hotel. The restaurant was lovely and was obviously a favorite choice for some Venetians. Be sure to re-confirm your reservation directly with the hotel; when we e-mailed them before our trip with a couple of questions, they couldn't locate our reservation at first--finally found it & all was fine. We would definitely choose the Metropole again.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Canada

We had a great room -- #409 has a balcony directly overlooking St Mark's Basin. Thoroughly enjoyed the welcome note and basket of fruit in the room, even when we arrived at 10pm. Great buffet breakfast. Fantastic location just 250 meters from St Mark's square. Super service from friendly staff.

7.9 Good
  • October 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

I paid for a lagoon view but the view was obstructed by the roof. So what I really had was a "partial" view.

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

This hotel is excellent. What you see in pictures on the website is far exceeded in person and the level of service far exceed all of my and my husband's expectations. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The atmoshpere within the hotel is that of royalty. There is no question, we will stay at this hotel every time we are in Venice. Our stay couldn't have been more perfect.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Just returned from 2 nights at the Metropole Venezia (Sept. 2005). Wonderful, stylish hotel, lovely location convenient to Piazza San Marco but away from the noisy crowds. Our room was on the back side of the hotel but beautifully furnished, comfortably spacious and perfectly clean & well maintained. Hotel staff were uniformly cordial, helpful and promptly responsive to all our requests. We dined at the Metropole restaurant our first night. Excellent food & service with an atypical twist on Venetian cuisine. Food was beautifully prepared, served in slow courses as it should be; not the rushed "tourist" service sometimes found in Venitian restaurants. However, the menu is for those with a sophisticated palette who enjoy nouvelle cuisine. We felt it was rather expensive with a three course dinner for two and a mid-priced bottle of wine around 300 Euro. Well worth it for a special experience with a menu sure to intrigue. We wholeheartedly recommend a stay at the Metropole Venezia and hope to stay there again ourselves!

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

hi great hotel as good as any five star i have stayed in great breakfast lots of choice ordered a english paper and a member of staff went out every morning to get me the paper great bar and setting ,back garden etc had great view over the water could not want for more and at a great great price looking forward to going back DAZ

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • USA

My stay at the Metropole was splendid. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Service was excellent. My room was small but comfortable and offered a magnificent view of the lagoon.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

Superb and characterful hotel in the perfect location for a stay in Venice.Recommended.

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

Loved the setting. The rooms were romantic - my friends loved the acessibility to everything. Morning breakfast staff could have been more friendly, but not necessarily a negative just something that was noted. All in all very happy with the hotel. Would recommend.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

This hotel was indeed a lucky find. Close enough to San Marco Plaza yet not noisy or so busy that it was unpleasant. The interior of the lobby with its Venitian-Gothic touches and dark colors was like a soothing oasis when you needed to escape the sun and high temperatures we experienced during our stay. We had two of the newly refurbished rooms and they were so comfortable with great bathrooms and a view of the canal. This was such good value that we would like to return in winter.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

We changed rooms to one with a view over the main waterway and had to pay a further one hundred euros which we thought was rather expensive as the room was vacant for that night. Other than that the hotel was super.

10 Outstanding!
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Stay here, this hotel is great in every way.

7.6 Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

I was initially impressed with the hotel. The decor was fantastic. It is in a perfect location. My only disappointment was the room. The pictures and info on the web suggested they all had plasma screen TV's and all the pictures were of lovely rooms. Our room was a little small. Dark and gloomy. The TV was an old portable. There was also a shocking bed spread. Thankfully that was changed!! Overall our stay was great. Staff were excellent.

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

Our staying at Hotel Metropole in Venice was great. I can not say completely excellent due to a not perfect organization in managing the breakfast (I suppose that cause of the bad weather all guests in hotel woke-up late and had to queue to have the table eady). The rating of the hotel accommodation remains great!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Hotel was in an excellent locations. Our rooms were very good. The breakfasts were excellent and the staff was excellent. The only complaint is that we were told that the airconditioing operated only from June 1.

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

The Hotel Metropole was everything we hoped for and more. The facilities and position are excellent; we will definately be recommending it to our family and friends and hope to return ourselves in the near future.

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

We had an amazing room with a balcony overlooking the Grand Canal. I would highly recommend this hotel as it is in an excellent location and the staff is very attentive. For the price, I feel this is the best value in all of Venice.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Outstanding hotel in perfect location, facing the lagoon and steps from St. Mark's grand square. We had two rooms at the end of a hall, both behind a separate locking door so we were able to move freely between rooms without entering a public area. Master double was huge and very nicely decorated; double doors opened onto the courtyard on one side; opporite side large windows opened on the side canal; very Venezia! 2nd bedroom was large with large courtyard windows. bathrooms were both excellent, modern with shower/tolet area separated from the balance of the bathroom by glass walls. The bar is charming and bar staff was extremely helpful with 'real' (non-touristy) restaurant recommendations. An outstanding hotel experience!

7.0 Good
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • France

attention soit disant petit dejeuner inclus mais service en chambre +12 euros par personne !

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

I found my weekend break at the Hotel Metropole most enjoyable and the staff were most polite and helpful. The situation of the hotel is ideal and the rooms very comfortable.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

Great location and nice size rooms. Front desk very helpful in providing flight info. after Rome airport was closed for Pope funeral.Went above and beyond when we had a 5:00 am water taxi and coffee and pastries were waiting for us a taxi dock. Great value and location!

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Mexico

Expensive yet worth it!!, after all you are just a few meters away from St. Marc. Compared to the pricing of other hotels around it is the best and you are getting a great hotel. It is all you may expect from a luxury hotel in Venice.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Outstanding hotel. Great accessibility. Rooms large and airy. Clean, comfy, courteous staff. Breakfast was excellent. Would recommend to anyone!

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • USA

This was our third trip to Italy and we have stayed in a variety of lodgings. I would say that this was very good for an Itallian hotel, but it was outstanding on even the pickiest standards. We travel a lot and this hotel reminds us of some of the boutique hotels we stay at in Los Angeles or Paris. The public rooms are decorated in an elegant old world style and filled with antiques. The rooms were spacious, clean bathrooms with nice quality bath amenities. We had a great view of the lagoon from our room. The restaurant menu looked great, but we didn't eat there as we travelled with our kids and it was a little pricey. Breakfast was included and was very nice. Lots of variety, and beautifully presented. We look forward to staying here again and recommend it to our friends.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

My family and I loved our stay at the Metropole and would recommend it highly to others. The service was exceptional, the accommodations were much better then expected. The entertainment in the lounge was unexpected and most enjoyable. Most of all was the easy access to Piazza San Marco and other areas.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

I loved the hotel - it was even better than my expectations. All of the staff was friendly and welcoming. The airline lose my luggage and the staff was excellent in helping coordinate it's location and delivery. Food was wonderful and location couldn't have been better.

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

Great service and great location! We were impressed by the room that we stayed. This is the best place of our trip. And we will recommend this hotel to our friend.

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

This property was excellent in every way. My wife had a medical problem at 10 pm one evening and when asked at the desk, they had a doctor in our room in 15 minutes. The genuine concern of the general manager for her welfare was heart warming. Further more the hotel offers superior service at the desk, maid service, dining room and room service. We have nothing but superlatives for the Metropole Hotel!

9.3 Wonderful!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Belgium

Excellent accommodation but extras too expensives (restaurant, mini-bar, fruit juice or eggs for breakfast, ...).

9.6 Outstanding!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

The triple room we booked was very spacious and remarkable value for such a quality hotel. The staff were very professional yet friendly. I will definitely go back to the Metropole. The hotel help make the holiday wonderful - as well as the 6 inches of snow!!

5.8 Ordinary
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • United Kingdom

Be careful when booking this hotel, the photograps of the rooms advertised comprise only 9 of 70 rooms. Even though we specifically booked one of those rooms, we were told on arroival it was not available. We were shown 5 other rooms as possible replacements which were possibly the worst rooms in a hotel I have ever seen. It took 1 hour at reception and a long conversation with the manager to get one of the 9 refurbished rooms. After that the hotel stay was fine. If you do book this hotel make sure you specify a room on the 4th floor, and don't leave it open like I did as a 'refurbished, contemporary' room!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Netherlands

Excellent qulity/price ratio, location and room decorations. I will stay again at the Metropole if travelling again to veneice.

8.2 Very Good
  • March 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

Nice hotel. Room was a single, and the size of a single. Nice, clean, view of the canal out the window. Great location, easy access to all interesting sites, water buses, etc. great staff at the front desk, helpful. Really liked all the art pieces scattered around the hotel in the hallways. Great breakfast, lots of variety, and good quality.

5.8 Ordinary
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We wanted to love this hotel and did on the outside. The service was unnecessarily snobbish and difficult - we live in the NY area and have stayed at some of the top boutique hotels in NY and have never experienced this kind of attitude. We are not hicks either. They messed up our reservations for a tour by giving the wrong name - making us run back to the hotel (no easy feat) so we could find out exactly what name they put us under. It just had a strange vibe. The room itself was decarated nicely - the bathroom was like a sauna due to it's heated floors and we had to ask them to turn it down. ALso the bed was uncomfortable - two twins pushed together like a king but made individually which was ackward. We complained and they said they would give us a King bed - we come back and all they did was pull the sheet over both beds. The room had a chandelier in the center of it which jingled and shook everytime there were footsteps above. Of which there was alot we think there may have been some sort of room service station above us that was the source of constant stomping and bottles being tossed around. Metropole was beautiful on the outside - just lacked a certain warmth and character.

5.4 Ordinary
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

The Hotel is a triumph of form over function. It looks beautiful, and the staff prepared the room exactly as I requested. However, a number of minor issues means I will never stay there again, to whit: The room was very dimly lit. It looked lovely and moody, but trying to read a book was almost impossible. The 42 inch Plasma TV was great, but gave off as much heat as a small fire. Couple this with the fact that the air conditioning refused to work, and we had a choice between sweating to death, or freezing in icy blasts if we opened the door to the balcony. Hardly any natural light - the only window was a double glazed door to the balcony - this kind of restriction should be mentioned when you book. No dressing table, sideboard or usuable mirror for female makeup - this one, worsened by the poor lighting, had my partner cursing. No shower curtain - the bathroom looked lovely, but every time I took a shower the floor ended up swimming in water. Reclining chairs - great, at first glance, until you found that ANY pressure applied to the back of the chair resulted in a swift and violent recline. Basically, they had one position - fully back! Hotel Lounge - looks fabulous, and a bit reminiscent of the casbah in furnishing. Try finding a seat, however, and you are out of luck. Far too much space is given over to unusable furnishings, leaving space for only about 12 guests to sit in comfort So, in summary, first impressions were superb, but by the end of the stay we were determined never to return. Finally, why is it that the top hotels never supply coffee making facilities in the rooms? I suppose they expect their guests to be rich enough to have no problem with a 20 Euro charge for 2 cups of coffee delivered to the room. My advice? Buy a travel kettle, like we did!

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

Myself and my partner spent a very special 2 days in venice, it was our first time and we have fallen in love with the place. The hotel metropole was very well located, the room was very nice, clean and had a nice view down a small canal and out onto the lagoon. On the whole the staff were excellent, we did have a problem with one member of staff, but to the hotels credit they dealt with that problem very quickly. The food both at breakfast and in the restaraunt was very good and on my partners birthday the hotel gave us a special champagne breakfast which was a very nice surprise. Both myself and my partner travel worldwide as part of our occupations and therefore stay in alot of different hotels. We can say that Overall we were very happy with the hotel and its staff and when we return to Venice later in the year we will be choosing the hotel Metropole once again.

7.8 Good
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Bathroom was newly remodeled and quite nice.

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

We were impressed with the hotel from the moment we were dropped off by water taxi. It was even better than we expected. The front desk people couldn't have been more helpful. The rooms were all different and each more beautiful than the one before. Very expensively furnished with antiques. We can't wait to return. The breakfast buffet was delicous. The snacks at the bar were great, oysters, procuitto and salami. The dinner was very gourmet and beautifully plated as well as delicous.

8.7 Excellent
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Beautiful hotel very close to P. San Marco. Laguna view rooms had fabulous views. 319 has front and side windows, but the rooftop view from 409 is hard to beat. Well appointed bathrooms, especially for Venice. Helpful and reasonably polite staff (with the exception of the lady running the breakfast, but it WAS 730AM). Somewhat expensive, but expected and acceptable for such a property.

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

big and gorgeous room! everything was more than expected!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Netherlands

We had a very nice stay with all the services and nice and friendly staff. We are looking forward to visit you again. The hotel is romantic and very fine decorated. Keep going on like this.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • February 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

The hotel and service provided by the staff was superior!

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

An hotel of great class, cured also in the little particular, where Vivaldi wrote his immortal concertos. The location is superb. Each room has different furniture. The owners are collectionists of ancient objects and expose them in the hall. The bar and the salon are very elegant and intimate. The atmosphere is unique and very quiet.

8.4 Very Good
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Portugal

Romantic setting and decor. Very well located. Friendly staff. To be recommended

9.6 Outstanding!
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single corporate traveller
  • Norway

Getting this kind of room for this kind of price in Venice was a treat. Unfortunately it is only possible off season, for the rest of the year you have to put up with small closet-like rooms for $$$$.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

We really enjoyed Metropole hotel. All facilities excellent. Only 2 negatives: 1) the heat! the thermostat might have been broken at the hotel overall. For our first 1.5 days, it was sweltering in our room, and all over the hotel 2) the rooms aren't as soundproof as we would have liked. We heard the people in the room next to ours very clearly. (all night). Additionally, they starting doing repair work (maybe on the heat?) very early in the morning, which woke us up. Otherwise - we really enjoyed our stay. Wonderful location... we loved our room view of the canal. Would recommend to others.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

The property and locationa are first rate. We were upgraded to a Jr. Suite and sent a complimentary bottle of champagne due to our late arrival. While we were charged for a night which we could not use due to our arrival, the overall atmosphere of the property was exellent.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

Beautiful hotel, great location, very nice spacious room. Their main restaurant facility was were under constriuction, but otherwise it was everything they promised.

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Positive: Metropole was close to the San Zaccaria vaporetto stop which was appealing to me. It's close enough to San Marco Square. The rooms were clean. The Staff was friendly and helpful and understood english. The daily breakfast that comes with the price of the room was a good value. There was plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables,yogurt and mozzarella. There's plenty of people walking past the hotel. I loved the benches that Metropole has outside the front of the hotel. We had a room(139)that overlooked a courtyard below. I thought that was a good thing but read on. Negative: I prepared for crisp cool Autumn weather, I checked Venice weather before our visit. It was an average of 65F but the humidity was 100%,so I was uncomfortable even with light layering of clothes. Metropole didn't or couldn't let us turn on air conditioning in our room. Even just a fan to circulate the thick humid air in the room would've been good. We ended up opening the windows for comfort only to have the mosquitos come in from the courtyard. The bathroom floor had a heated marble floor (either that or we were on top of the boiler room). I never got a clear answer as to why the rooms were so hot. My suggestion for this hotel is to get window screens and ceiling fans. While we were there there was a vaporreto strike for one day. Don't try yo walk too far because you will get lost in parts of Castello that are not on the tourist maps. Ask the hotel consierge for a good map that shows all of Venice and use a pocket compass. We also had the vaporetto system shut down again for the Venice Marathon that went past the Metropole.

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

A delightful hotel just a few minutes walk from St Mark's Square. Excellent in most respects with the beautifully presented and comfortable lounge, spacious bedroom and interesting restaurant, although our room was a little stuffy.

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • USA

We stayed here as part of our wedding in Venice...a beautiful hotel, we'll worth it's cost for the area. We enjoyed the "Like a King" special and being upgraded to a Suite. Breakfast buffet was a bonus, but could have offered more of a variety day to day. Most all of the staff was very friendly and accomodating, especially the bell hop Steven, Alex and the owner who were very nice. There were times however that the front reception and night restaurant host were somewhat pretencious. But overall a great stay and a great hotel, great location, minutes from San Marco square by foot! Very cozy and romantic atmosphere.

7.4 Good
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • USA

Excellent location.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Spain

Hotel de lujo con decoración muy "veneciana". Instalaciones modernas y excelentes, así como el emplazamiento. Servicio muy profesional y amable. Cocina excelente. ¡Lástima que un fin de semana sea tan corto!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

as it was a very busy period i understand things were expensive in venice, but venere gave me the best rate of all. but it was worth spending that much money. and we loved this hotel. staffs are so helpful and without doubt we got the great romm on reqest! definitely will come back!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

EXCELLENT STAY. a VERY NICE SURPRISE. IF I WAS TO BE AT ALL CRITICAL THE PIPED MUSIC IS A LITTLE INVasive and not particularly necessary. Metropole has an excellent bar.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • USA

It was absolute MAGIC!!!! I loved Venice and the Metropole allowed me to really feel like a Princess. Perfect 50th birthday gift!!! Pam Hall Lawrence, Kansas

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Japan

Price was quite reasonable for the time of such a busy season. I ordered a lagoon view room listed in this site. The room they offered was beyond my expectation. It was on the top floor, quite spacious and has a 180 degree view of lagoon from a balcony. A person at front desk mentioned that this room was renovated in last 6 months and only room which has such a magnificient view. Interior is modernized that is different from the other rooms which are said to be old venezian styles. We really enjoyed a stay here. I strongly recommend anybody to select this room unless you love a classic style room.

7.8 Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

Metropole is a very nice and wonderful hotel. Very romantic, and the relashionship between price and quality is good. I think it is one of the most typical and romantic hotel in Venice. The only thing I would liked to know is the room of celebrity who came before : Freud, Verdi, Proust...

6.9 Fair
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • United Kingdom

BARTHROOM WAS POOR SYSTEM BROKE DOWN AND WE HAD TO WAIT WHILE IT WAS FIXED. Missing a pre dinner reservation Bathroon also had a bad smell and is in need of re decorating

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Room Details

Book your luxury accommodation at Hotel Metropole, offering 67 guest rooms with designer toiletries and climate control. Satellite TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, safes and phones during their Castello visit.

Individual décor and furnishings make each stay a unique experience. Private bathrooms are outfitted with bathrobes, slippers and bidets. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

A turndown service is available.

Accommodation Services

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

How to reach Hotel Metropole

By car
Guests can park the car in Piazzale Roma and take the vaporetto number 52 for about 20 minutes until the San Zaccaria stop, very close to the hotel.

By train
From the Santa Lucia railway station take the vaporetto number 51 for about 15 minutes and get off at San Zaccaria.

By airplane
Venice Airport can be reached in approximately 30 minutes with the water taxi and in about one hour with the Alilaguna hydrofoil.

Distances from Hotel Metropole

Church of San Zaccaria - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
San Zaccaria Waterbus - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Naval History Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Venetian Arsenal - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Piccolo Teatro Delle Melodie Veneziane - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Bridge of Sighs - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo Querini Stampalia - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Galleria Stampalia - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
National Library of St Mark's - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Doge's Palace - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
St. Mark's Basilica - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
St. Mark's Clocktower - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Church of San Giorgio Maggiore - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Procuratie Nuove - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
St. Mark's Square - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Metropole is Venice (VCE-Marco Polo) - 7.9 km / 4.9 mi.

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

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Hotel Metropole

  • Shuttle service