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Hotel Pausania - Venice

3 star Hotel Venice

Dorsoduro 2824 - Venice

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from 89.00
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Hotel Pausania enjoys an excellent position in the centre of Venice, next to San Barnaba canal, in the sestiere Dorsoduro, which is one of the most exclusive areas and the heart of the Venetian cultural and artistic life.

Guests will be receive a warm welcome in this 14th century noble palace in gothic style, featuring a private garden: the ideal place for an unforgettable and romantic stay in Venice.

The property features complimentary wireless Internet access, as well as an airport shuttle, on request.
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Guest Rating 8.0 Very Good
Based on 128 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Great location for orange water bus from the airport. Friendly staff (unusual for ...

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Breakfast at Hotel Pausania

Breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Facilities at Hotel Pausania

  • Bar
  • Baby sitter
  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Laundry service
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Garden
  • Pets accepted
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge
  • Conference room
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport

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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.
  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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

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.

Hotel Pausania is also known as

Pausania
Pausania Hotel Venice

8.7

Clean

8.9

Location

8.4

Quiet

7.6

Spacious

8.0

Service

Hotel Pausania reviews

6.6 Fair
  • November 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I was trying to save money by reserving the least expensive room and I wound up in a very small space that had no windows -- only a skylight! It would have been worth the extra Euros to get a bigger room. The room offered all the amenities I needed, however, I was dismayed to find mold and mildew growing in the bathtub. The hotel overall was quaint and in a lovely neighborhood within walking distance to good restaurants, interesting sights, and the water taxi. With the exception of one front desk person, the staff was friendly and welcoming. Everyone was professional and gave me all the information I needed. I would definitely stay here again, but I would book a more expensive room and pray that the bathroom was clean.

4.1 Ordinary
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Such a disappointment! Great location, but the hotel has had better days. My "superior" room didn't even have a window, just a sky light. Staff do no more than they need to do. There is no lift and sometimes also no porter. The public areas are basic and uninviting, and there is zero atmosphere. Breakfast is uninspiring. Avoid! So many better hotels in Venice, especially at that price.

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

I decided to book this hotel after reading reviews on a different site that gave this hotel an average of an 8. I was not disappointed. As a older woman traveling alone, I was treated warmly and courteously. More importantly, the room was affordable and comfortable. The first night welcome, the breakfast room surrounded by garden and the lounge areas were helpful to me for meeting other other travelers. My room was small but that is not uncommon for single rooms in Italy... and it had everything I neededfor a great stay. Once there was a problem with my internet and without prodding the staff gave me extra time without cost. I later found that this problem problem seems to occur even at internet cafes and other fancy hotels in Venice. Bottom line: Venice is an expensive place to stay but this Hotel was affordable, fairly close to the Valparetta, clean, welcoming and I met friendly folks from all over Europe, Australia and US. Hope that helps.

8.2 Very Good
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

it's a nice hotel and if I returned to venice I'll go to this hotel.

7.9 Good
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Quiet, clean room - hotel full of character and very comfortable. The steep stone staircase to reach bedrooms makes for a stunning set of photographs, but may be quite challenging for the unfit! Our first trip to Venice and we were enchanted - the setting of the hotel was all we could wish for: charming and well away from the tourist throng. Having said that, it was very conveniently placed for all that we wished to visit - no problems at all getting around with the aid of a good map and rucksack-only luggage. Arriving by bus from Marco Polo Airport was very easy - only a 10 minute walk from the bus station to the hotel. Much quicker and easier than getting on the vaporetto if your luggage is light.

6.0 Fair
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Overpriced for the quality, but this is normal in Venice now! .I chose the Pausania because it was in the quieter Dorsoduro ; it is an attractive building with a good venetian courtyard staircase which my room overlooked. The room was spacious but with tacky plaster ceiling tableaux with reproductions.Unexceptional Breakfast room at the back, all selfservice . The price at £300 , 350 euro a night is probably double what I what pay for the equivalent quality ie 3 star in an historic city in the UK.

8.8 Excellent
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Lovely old building, well modernised. Helpful staff. Good to have tea-making facility in Italy. Only one minor complaint - no English language channel available on TV - should have either BBC or CNN.

1.8
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Reception staff was not friendly, never smiled, was not helpful. Did not tell us that breakfast was included and what time it was. Bed cover was dirty, not washed, hair on the sheet not mine (means it was not changed from previous occupants.) Bathroom was small and no bath soap and shampoo offered. For the price we paid it was not worth it. Would not recommend it to my friends.

8.4 Very Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Switzerland

Room 210 Perfekt!!

9.2 Wonderful!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Ireland

My girlfriend and i arrived on the late ryanair flight and arrived to the hotel close to 11at night. The manager was waiting patiently for us and was extremely helpful. The hotel was perfectly located 5 mins walk from the bus terminal and easy enough to find, (make sure you bring a good map with you!) The room itself was very cosy and located overlooking the courtyard entrance with a lovely view in the morning of the city. Breakfast was help yourself, nothing special but it started your day on a good note. Again the staff were very helpful with places to visit and direction. The nearby square was less than a minutes walk from a few nice restuarants and bars. We stayed 3 nights and this hotel was perfect. Clean, cosy, quiet and with air con, and very helpful staff. I would highly recommend this hotel as it is tourist orientated and definately good value. We will stay here again during our next visit to Venice

7.1 Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

the location is perfect; very convenient for travellers with luggage. For a 3star hotel almost everything perfect!

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Brazil

Excellent location, easy to find, near all interesting places in Venice (you can walk or take the Vaporetto). Perfect staff. The biulding (an ancient petit palazzo from 14th century) is beautiful.

6.9 Fair
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • United Kingdom

Lovely hotel with very helpful staff. We had forgotten to turn our clocks back and arrived early for breakfast .No problem! Our first night was disrupted by a VERY noisy party in a nearby bar. The room was at the top and very warm so we couldn't shut the windows. It was quite mild, but the heating was full on and the hotel very hot. We got eaten by mosquitos but were given a plug-in on request. Only wish they had given it to us on arrival. We had no idea there were so many mosquito. We had over 20 bites each. All that said, I would recommend this lovely little hotel.

5.7 Ordinary
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

Pausania states it has a large garden but it is not useable by its guests - there are no tables/chairs for guests to sit at. The bathroom is so small you can barely turn around, they should take out bidet and put in some shelving for toiletries. Room dark and gloomy - no light whatsoever.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

I stayed at the Pausania recently as I was attending a friends wedding. I would return to this hotel and reccomend to friends.

7.2 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Russia

"Pausania" is good Hotel but Vinice better than everything else. Sergey Jhan

10 Outstanding!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

I travel to Venice at least once or twice a year and I found this hotel the best I ever stayed in. The room (I think it was No. 201) was facing the small "atrium". It was spacious, equipped with tea/coffee-making facilities and a very nice ceiling indeed - decorated with Tiepolos Pulcinelle. In a word we were more than satisfied. The hotel itself is in a wonderful small medieval palazzo, yet with all the conveniences of the 21st century, free internet for example(we even checked in to our flight back home via internet and the hotel staff was very helpful with printing the tickets). Having breakfast is wonderful here, in the surroundings of a nice little garden and everything was there from fresh fruit, yoghurt to panini and orange juice. The coffee was not really what I expected an italian coffee to taste like, but really, everything was just wonderful apart from that, so my rating is inevitably a ten. This hotel is good value for money.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

My husband and I stayed here in June. This was an awesome hotel. The location was perfect. It is on the quieter side of venice which is much better. The breakfast buffet was very filling. Free internet was available. Everything was just a few minutes walking distance from this hotel. The owner's daughter was wonderful. She was very friendly and helpful. Like most of the other hotels in venice, there are no elevators and the stairs to go up to the rooms are narrow, so you have to be able to lift your luggage.

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

Good hotel in a quiet place very close to Canal Grande. No lift, difficult stairs.

7.7 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

Molto conveniente. Gli alberghi a Venezia sono carissimi, ma queste ha un eccelente rapporto qualità-prezio. Vicinissimo al ponte della Accademia, ristoranti e Piazza Magheritta. Invece, la prima colazione, un po' povera

7.9 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We found the staff polite and responsive to specific questions, but not particularly warm or friendly. They were helpful, but just. No putting themselves out. For instance, we discovered by happenstance from another tourist that the Grand Canal was going to be closed to all public travel on the day of our departure because of an annual regatta. That would have ruined our departure plans as our car was parked in the causeway garage, accessible to us (because of luggage)only by vaporetto (the public bus-boat). We would never have known that if it were up to the Pausania desk staff. They eventually did the requisite inquiries to determine exactly what time the canal was closing and whether the vaporetti would be running in the early morning(they were). But they only did that under prodding from us, and only after suggesting we could walk to the garage -- about 3/4 mile over 6 bridges, each with 9 to 15 steps up and down, dragging two bags each.

1.9
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

beakfast poor, service nil, welcome nil, late arrival because cancelled flight no discount, no advantage despite paying one night for nothing. the worst welcome I have ever seen

2.3
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

Never again.

2.2
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

Very unfriendly.

8.7 Excellent
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Austria

everthing was ok, very nice place.... only the shower was a little bit... po(o)uring...

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Tres bon hotel, super bien placé pour profiter de Venise. Nous le recommandons vivement !

9.6 Outstanding!
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

This is an excellent hotel, warm, comfortable, spacious with a lovely rustic entrance and a lovely dining area overlooking the garden. The breakfasts are generous (buffet style) with fruit, yoghurts, a choice of cereal, croissants, buns, tea and coffee. The room although interior facing was spacious, warm and comfortable with a good bathroom. The upstairs lounge area is light, airy and comfortable. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone and being fairly close to Piazzale Roma, you won't have to travel far with your luggage.

7.5 Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

This is a hotel that is in a beautiful location and historic. Venice is very expensive overall so this hotel's rates are reasonable in that context. The quad room was very tight spacewise, but workable. The staff were pleasant. There is one computer with internet access in the public space, which is included in the price, and we were able to use it after waiting a few minutes. The breakfast was excellent and filling.

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

A perfect weekend break - lovely quiet hotel in a fabulous position for walking to the Venice sights or catching a vaporetto nearby.

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

Not often yu get the opportunity to stay in a 14thcentury building. Quite historic atmosphere.Ask to pay in Euros. If not, they will convert your bill to £s at their rate. Likely to be higher than your credit card deal. Breakfast was not good - poor bread selection. Otherwise a very good choice of hotel in an off- main -tourist- drag location. Good restaurants around but avoid cuttlefish and polenta! Easy to walk there from vaporetta stop and instructions from hotel were very clear on how to locate it. Buy tourist travel card at airport for length of your stay - cheapest way to get around. Take no. 5 bus from airport to Place Roma and catch vaporetto in direction of Lido .

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The location was convenient, close to a vaparetto stop and the Maritime Station, and located on a pleasant, quiet canal. The 17th century building was nicely furnished and the dining room provided an adequate continental breakfast. The desk staff on duty were rather reserved but the hotel did provide for a comfortable stay in Venice.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

This was my 5th trip to Venice and this was one of the better sites and hotels I've stayed in - quiet, in the lovely Dorsodura quarter, clean, continental breakfast quite satisfactory, staff spoke excellent English and were helpful. The stairs to the bedrooms are quite steep and there are 30 if you're in any way not fit! Whilst we had booked 2 singles one person had a good sized double but the other had a much smaller room, although an adequate single.

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Canada

I loved the hotel. I'd go back in a flash. It's old and grand with plenty of charm. Location is ideal, away from the action but within walking distnace of everything.

6.5 Fair
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

Same class of hotels (3 stars) in the neighborhood for 60 % of Pausania price.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Breakfast room is lovely, off the garden. Free computer for internet in bar (but no wifi). Breakfast is continental...no protein other than yogurt. Lovely old building, mostly very nice staff. Excellent location, near Campo Santa Margherita and Campo San Barnaba (near Ca' Rezzonico vaporetto stop). I would go back.

7.2 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

I stayed at Pausania for 3 nights and enjoyed the location and the helpfulness of staff very much. The hotel was very clean and the rooms small although charming. The bathroom facilities were exceptional. There was ample information available about all kinds of activities happening in Venice, especially musical events. The only minor inconvenience was being woken early by church bells every day. Enjoy your stay.

6.3 Fair
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Hotel Pausanias was in a great location and the building itself was interesting. However, I found it a rather impersonal place to stay. The staff were businesslike -not very friendly, but OK on the whole: except for one receptionist who was inexplicably rude to me and shouted at me in front of other guests. I won't be going back to the Pausanias and neither will they, I hope.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

For my second trip in Venice I chose this hotel because of his emplacement in the city and his quiet good price for the season. It was a really good surprise : it's a really good one absolutely charming, very nice to discover the city with a beautiful view, very close for everything and not so close from the crowd, with discrete and nice welcoming, a good breakfast. I recommand it and next time I won't hesitate to go back in this hotel.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

My daughter and I had a very pleasant stay and apart from the 3 flights of stairs which I expect was good training for the walking we did we had no complaints. I was delighted with the service and personal. The location was excelent and we could find our way very easily

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

The Pausania was a beautiful little hotel in the Dorsoduro neighborhood, in a quiet, somewhat off the beaten track canal/passage. The renovation of (I guess) a modest palazzo is amazing. From the marble stairs that go inside-to-outside-to inside from the reception up to the main public room with a good knock-off of a Tiepolo ceiling fresco to wonderfully modern decorated rooms, the place is a real pleasure. The breakfast is good and the room, very pleasantly, looks out onto a garden. The view from our double room, which was, I believe, huge by Venetian small hotel standards had a fabulous view of the surrounding neighborhood and the rooftops. There was a spacious bedroom and bathroom and a little sitting room. The single we got for our son was decent sized, very nicely furnished with a nice bathroom. It didn't have a wall window, however, rather a skylight window. The air-conditioning was quiet and effective, so the window could be closed when too hot or raining. I would recommend asking not to have this room because of that. We were right by the Rezzonica vaporetto stop, so we could get around really easily and most things, even San Marco's, were not more than a 10-15 minute walk (depending on walking speed and directness of route). There are also a number of really good and not completely touristy restaurants right in the area. The one we liked best was 4 Feri. The main downside was the Nurse Ratched receptionist (owner?). She was curt to the point of rude and very unwelcoming. She was also wholly unhelpful. In one sense, maybe she has a Nurse Ratched sense of integrity, in that when asked about any good restaurants nearby, she didn't recommend some friend/family-run dump like many places. She just said you can find "snacks" in the Campo around the corner. The Pausania is not cheap, especially for dollar tourists. However, I would say it's worth it if you really want a great experience of Venice, including hotel.

5.3 Ordinary
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Breakfast room pleasant, but breakfast was minimal. IN general, public areas neglected and in need of renovation.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • United Kingdom

We arrived late in Venice and decided to walk from the bus drop off in the Piazza Roma. Although it isn't far (800m), it was difficult to find at night with the web site directions and many bridges to negotiate with heavy bags was difficult but we arrived and recieved a warm welcome. For a 3 star hotel this is excellent - the best we stayed in on our 2 weeks in Italy, with hot chocolate and pastries for breakfast, the children loved it very retro 70's decorated rooms but v.clean with good mini bar it a quiet area but walkable to St Marks Square (another 800m with water taxi crossing) would definitely stay again

7.3 Good
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Excellent hotel in a good area. Rather expensive but then it is Venice. Very steep stairs and no lift.

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Belgium

breakfeast is very poor....

8.5 Excellent
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

Excellently situated, easily to find, near stop of vaporetto, situated in a nice part of Venice where live more people of Venice than tourists.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

In an earlier stay we were unable to book this hotel. We were delighted to find it available through you although Carnivale was in progress in Venice at the time of our visit. we loved the hotel and would book it again.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • August 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

We have stayed at this hotel before and we returned because the service and welcome given were excellent and very good value for money. Our room was up 34 steps so perhaps that would not be suitable for those who find climbing stairs difficult but there were ground floor rooms available so there should be no problem as long as the hotel is told of the difficulty. The staff at the hotel were friendly, polite, welcoming and extremely helpful. We will use this hotel again when we return to Venice and I can recommend it to fellow travellers without hesitation.

6.5 Fair
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Japan

Surrounding environment is excellent. Since the hotel is located in the residential area of the heart of Venice, the surrounding area is pretty quiet and cozy. The stuffs of the hotel are functional and friendly. Most of the necessary amenity of the room are provided, although it seems that the air-conditioner had some trouble. The price is, indeed not so expensive according to the average price of Venice accomodation, though it is a bit disappointing for me to spend such a big price for the room they offered...

8.6 Excellent
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Germany

we are very content with "Hotel Pausania".

8.9 Excellent
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Belgium

Excellent séjour ...dans un hôtel inondé à notre arrivée (période des marées hautes). Personnel serviable. Hotel très tranquille, assez bien situé. Très belle petit cour intérieure et beau salon à l'étage. Décor de la chambre pas du tout de notre goût (en particulier le plafond) mais correspondant au style typique de l'hotel. Salle de bains petite mais bien équipée. Salle de petit-déjeuner (véranda) pourrait être de meilleur standing.

8.3 Very Good
  • November 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Arrived wet and tired to receive a friendly welcome. Then outside to a stone staircase leading up to a large salon and our interesting room on two levels. It was mostly quiet tho' we could hear talking from the room below at times. Splendid tiny modern bathroom, with a sit-in bath. Pleasant dining room overlooking a small garden where we had a typical continental breakfast, including chocolate croissants In a good area for exploring the lesser known quarters of Venice, and reaching transport. The Hotel was comfortable and warm -but was flooded at high tide and we waded to breakfast. Perhaps they could consider lending wellingtons to guests as we found one hotel had done?! We enjoyed our three days there and look forward to returning.

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Netherlands

especially the deskservice was excellent

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

Pleasant hotel with a reasonably good position for main sites. Local restaurants were good.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

This was my first visit to Venice and I was relieved and delighted to have chosen such a great hotel. I'd never booked accommodation on the internet before, and like many people, I'm sure, I had my worries about how everything would turn out. I'm pleased to say that all of these reservations were unfounded. The staff were polite, warm, highly professional and very understanding from the outset and made me and my partner feel like we were more than welcome. One caveat I would offer to my fellow Britons visiting the Pausania is that they will feel outnumbered by continental Europeans, as the vast majority of guests at the hotel seemed to be from Germany, France, and elsewhere in Italy; I don't know how you'll feel about that, but it suited me absolutely fine!! Any misgivings? Just one: The photographs on the website - and some of the other reviews - in no way do this pleasant, appealing, discreet and highly professional hotel any justice.

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • France

Je regrette que votre questionnaire ne soit qu'en anglais. L'italien aurait été une option intéressante

7.8 Good
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple with children
  • Germany

very nice hotel... one of the small places, where you will go again.

4.7 Ordinary
  • July 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

In the canal in front of the hotel were labors with noisy pumping off the water. The hotel was not giving any reduction for this inconvenience. The breakfast was very poor. The "garden" is not attractive at all. Overall: The hotel is too expensive for what it is offering, comparing with other hotels in Venice which we have seen.

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

We had a little difficulty finding the hotel but this was entirely our own fault. When we located the hotel we found to our dismay that the section of canal outside the hotel was under repair and thus empty with workmen with drills working to repair its banks. However, we were allocated a room at the back of the hotel with a view across the rear garden and so there was no noise problem (and the drilling was completed after the first day anyway). The welcome and efficiency of the hotel staff was excellent and overall we were very satisfied with our stay. We would certainly seek to stay there again if we retrun to Venice.

4.2 Ordinary
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Austria

When you expect few you will be satisfied! Room was very small for parents and kids. Breakfast was very poor!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

great location, nearby square with lots of bars and restraunts, great price, good no frills hotel to be used as base to explore venice

6.9 Fair
  • June 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Group of friends
  • United Kingdom

We thought the price was too much for what we got. Also the price didn't match the price stated when booked through the website. We enjoyed the surrounding and the room. We thought the staff were all really friendly apart from the women who worked there who was very rude and impatient with us when we were asking questions, this ruined our stay a little.

8.8 Excellent
  • May 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

A small, comfortable, well kept hotel in an excellent, quiet location, easy walking distance of all the main sights and close to good restaurants and shops. Helpful staff, but breakfasts fairly basic

6.9 Fair
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Wr heard many noises from the room upstair. We noticed it as well as the rest of the hotel and the environment was so quiet !! However, it was quite a good stay, and I will recommend this hotel, but with the condition to stay on the las floor.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

My wife and I stayed for about 11 nights, choosing this trip in Venice to devote some serious time to studying the 6 neighborhoods, museums, islands, etc. Pausania sits on a small quiet canal and is close to Campo S. Margherita, the liveliest square in Venezia. Also, it is close to the Accademia Bridge, and a reasonable walk to the train station, so location is good. Staff were pleasant and efficient and helped with a reservation for dinner (at Locanda Montin, which was vastly overpriced and overrated...caveat emptor! Try instead 4 Ferrie near Campo San Barnaba or L'Interno, which is near Margherita. The latter serves Sardinian food. The rooms, while small, were kept very clean by the staff. Bathrooms were excellent -- but keep in mind that you are in Europe, so the bath might be a smallish tub with shower that requires sitting or kneeling. You'll get used to it. In any case too much is made of room size these days. How much space does one actually need to get ready for bed, sleep, get up and get ready for a day of sightseeing? Breakfasts were not varied much, but were more than adequate -- cornetti, really good coffee, and juice, rolls, cheese and jellies. Mostly Brits and Germans visited when we did (last two weeks in March) and the occasional fellow American. We paid half the normal rates, given we were there in the shoulder season. That made it quite fine by us. We would go back. Oh, please note there is no elevator/lift in the building. We were in a third floor room, which involved a lot of stairs; not a problem for us, but I worried about some of the older travelers. However, other guests were only one flight up --- and that flight was an amazing and very old inner courtyard stone stair. Reviewed by (Heterosexual Couple)

8.8 Excellent
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Hotel Pausania was all we expected and more. The location was very convenient and the staff most helpful. The Hotel added to our first experience of Venice in a most positive way.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Very pleasant hotel along a quiet and pleasant canal, nearby the Academia and a large square with local life.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • United Kingdom

The location of the hotel is really very good -just a few minutes' walk from the Grand Canal but it feels out of "tourist" Venice and in the "real" city. There's a fruit and vegetable shop just a few doors away and a nice little restaurant round the corner frequented by Venetians. Nearby Campo San Barnaba and Campo Santa Margherita are pleasant to wander around. The Fondamenta Gherardini itself is small and picturesque and the little canal sees visits by working boats bringing supplies. The old facade of the hotel is beautifully restored and the staff are friendly and welcoming. Because this is a small hotel it has a family atmosphere. I have only two mild criticisms: the single room my mother had was a bit narrow and was not so pleasant as the good-sized double room my husband and I had next door (hotels round the world seem to offer single travellers a mean deal, do they not?); the tables in the breakfast room are round and seat two persons, so if you are a family group and want to have breakfast together you need to go when it's quiet enough for the staff to put tables together. Overall, the Pausania is something of a treasure, my family enjoyed their stay and we will book there again.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Excellent stay. Location nearby everything. In a peaceful and quiet neighborhood that's very good for reflection and rest. A walk away from any major museo.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Ireland

Thank you again to all the staff at the Hotel. You helped a lot in having a great time in your beautiful city.

8.0 Very Good
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

The hotel wasn't showen very clearly on the map ! we

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Belgium

This hotel offers a perfect situation in a wonderful side of Venice. we particularly appreciated the welcome, an the fact that we could use the room as of 9 AM the day when we arrived. Reading from Venere.com, it was not clear if the breakfast was included : it is !!

8.2 Very Good
  • November 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

A warm and mainly friendly hotel, very conveniently situated. Rooms are high quality, as is the decor. It was unclear whether or not the bar was avaiable, but the room mini-bars were good and not over-priced

7.4 Good
  • June 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Japan

It was very good that they introduced me a discounted taxi service from the hotel to the airport.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • December 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

8.3 Very Good
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

8.4 Very Good
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Brazil

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • United Kingdom

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

7.1 Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Russia

5.5 Ordinary
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

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7.4 Good
  • January 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Spain

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

8.4 Very Good
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Spain

7.0 Good
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

7.7 Good
  • March 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

7.8 Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

5.7 Ordinary
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Switzerland

9.0 Wonderful!
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • France

9.8 Outstanding!
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

6.2 Fair
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Egypt

9.1 Wonderful!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • France

4.7 Ordinary
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

7.7 Good
  • June 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

9.4 Outstanding!
  • March 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

8.9 Excellent
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

9.5 Outstanding!
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Germany

3.4
  • May 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Austria

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Room Details

Book your family-friendly accommodation at Hotel Pausania, offering 26 guest rooms with climate control. Cable TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Corporate travelers will benefit from desks during their Dorsoduro visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with bathtubs and bidets. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Rooms also include air conditioning and blackout drapes/curtains.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Cable TV
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning

How to reach Hotel Pausania

By car
The hotel is easily reachable by Piazzale Roma or by Tronchetto, where guests can leave their cars. Take vaporetto line 1 and get off at the Cà Rezzonico stop, after about 30 minutes. Take the Calle Traghetto and continue until the Campo San Barnaba, then proceed along the Rio San Barnaba canal and finally the Fondamenta Gerardini, for 50 metres.

By train
From the Santa Lucia railway station take vaporetto line 1 and get off after around 20 minutes at Cà Rezzonico stop.

By airplane
The Venice airport can be reached in 30 minutes by water taxi or bus from Piazzale Roma.

Distances from Hotel Pausania

Ca' Rezzonico - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Campo Santa Margherita - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Ca' Rezzonico Gallery - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Ca' Foscari University of Venice - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Palazzo Foscari - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Squero di San Trovaso - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Zenobio Palace - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo Malipiero - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
San Samuele Square - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Palazzo Grassi - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Academy Gallery - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Accademia Waterbus - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Church of San Sebastiano - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Academy Bridge - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Mocenigo Palace - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Pausania is Venice (VCE-Marco Polo) - 8.1 km / 5 mi.

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

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Hotel Pausania

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport