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Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal

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Reviewed 30 June 2013

Stayed here three nights while in Venice. Took the water shuttle from the airport and here is a tip, you will likely be the first to board the water shuttle so you can sit in the rear outside seat. If available as the view into Venice is great from their. We booked through Gate1 Travel. The rooms are small as...

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singapore
Reviewed 28 June 2013

We took the italia rail from Rome to Venice and in the heat of the summer sun, all we wanted to do was to quickly get to the hotel once we alighted the train. Stepping out of the train station, we did not even have to refer to the map to get to Hotel Carlton, it was just right opposite...

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3Thank melbgiggs
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 27 June 2013

I spent 2 weeks here! From the airport, i took the express bus ATVO to Piazzale Roma and then it is just a 5 minutes walk to the hotel. Convenient. There are water bus stops that will take you practically everywhere, water taxies are abundant and, of course, the overpriced gondalas. Also, if you decide to take a train, say...

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2Thank Ken T
Reviewed 25 June 2013

stayed at this hotel for 2 days ,only good thing about this hotel is the location! the rooms are small and pokey beds are hard as rock ,we were in room 268 it was terrible woken up at 5.45 by the noise of neighbours showering using the toilet ,could hear eveything!!!! complained and had our room changed.but not much better.,some...

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Reviewed 25 June 2013

The hotel and staff were lovely. The room opened onto a small terrace were we sat and had drinks. The walls were decorated in Italian regency stripped silk. The Staff were great, when I asked at reception how to get to Morano by water taxi, he asked if we would like a private tour, I said I didn't know if...

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1Thank Scottyme
London
Reviewed 24 June 2013

Lovely rooms, very clean. Bathrooms could be updated. Nice location, away from hustle and bustle, but close enough to restaurants etc. Lovely roof terrace, beautiful views. Close to railway station and bus station.

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South Ayrshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 June 2013

Location of this hotel is excellent but !!!!!rooms are small but clean very little hanging space or cupboard drawers , beds were certainly not the best If you have a BAD BACK don,t stay in this hotel good breakfast and staff were very helpful very expensive as we were there when the Art Festival was in Venice watch the cost...

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Kirkby Stephen
Reviewed 23 June 2013

Average hotel, location is near water bus stops so works well that way, view of the railway station isn't fantastic. Rooms are clean & functional, wardrobe is a pain as the hangers are positioned in front of one another in the middle which makes getting something from the back difficult. Nice roof top terrace for a drink & nibbles. Breakfast...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 June 2013

hotel is a great location, nearby to transport for getting to the airport. it does the minimum - a place to sleep albeit the beds were probably the worst we've ever slept on because they literally put 2 twin bed next to each other and made them up separately and there was still a space between both mattresses. and it...

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Levittown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 19 June 2013

recently took an independant trip with gate 1 travel to italy and have to say that they were on the ball. they suggested this hotel in venice and it was great! along with all the other suggestions that they gave us. every tour, transfer, train and attraction was more than we expected. they did a great job helping us to...

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Santa Croce
Santa Croce gained importance as a sestiere (district) when Piazzale Roma was created in the 1930s to bring cars and buses close to the center of Venice. Constitution Bridge spans the Grand Canal linking Piazzale Roma to the train station. This area buzzes with energy from travelers and students. Historic palaces and former industrial buildings house some departments of Ca' Foscari and IUAV Architecture universities. On the Fondaco dei Turchi, Venice's Museum of Natural History offers Venetians prehistoric thrills, plus an overview of lagoon fish and wildlife. The Grand Canal, northern boundary of Santa Croce, is lined with palaces and decorated by the tall green dome of San Simeon Piccolo. Ca' Pesaro attracts Venetians to its contemporary art exhibitions. The Grand Canal exposes only one face of these buildings. On the opposite side, the palace often interacts with a square or a busy street to represent its neighbourhood identity.
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  • Breakfast included
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Elegant and welcoming, the Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal has been run with passion for approximately 30 years by a Venetian family which loves to pay its guests attention, by providing them with valuable advise on how to capture the city’s true essence.Pastel shades, Venetian stuccoes, glass wall lamps made in Murano, furnishings which, while being functional, recall the glorious Serenissima epoch: these are the elements of the new hall and bar, completely mirrored on marvellous Istria stone. Right at the centre of the hotel is an original glass cupola creating light effects which highlight its sophistication. The recently restored, characteristic internal patio onto which some of the rooms look out and where guests can enjoy breakfast or relax, using it as a peaceful open-air lounge, has a notable impact on guests. The elegant Bar Carlton Café offers you the chance to taste excellent drinks and whet your appetite with unusual snacks both in the internal room and in the open-air, enjoying an unforgettable stay on the Grand Canal.The hotel also offers its guests outstanding opportunities to discover all of Venice’s magic, by organizing personalised itineraries and excursions: boat tours to the lagoon islands, guided tours of the city, romantic itineraries followes by a candle lit dinner and much more. For further information on “special” packages, check out our online booking now or send your request to our booking centre.For conferences and meetings we can provide the “Galileo” room, fitted with update equipment and capable of holding up to 60 people.Some of the services offered to our guests include: free entry to the Casino, free baggage surveillance, baby-sitting, restaurant booking, theatre and concert tickets.Restaurant “La Cupola”Elegant reflections, inviting aromas, brilliant colours and exclusive tastes: these are the defining features of our restaurant “La Cupola”, a jewel of refined style in newly renovated surroundings, boasting harmony in its menu selections inspired both by innovative cuisine, as well as the genuine traditions of the territory.The distinct, welcoming atmosphere and the fine cuisine will envelop you and capture you, transforming your “mealtime” into an exceptional experience.You will be greeted with warmth and courtesy, and given expert advice on your menu selections.The typical and international specialties are served with refined simplicity, elegant and genuine at the same time, accompanied by an exclusive wine list. Our Maitre, Filippo Nocerino, will be at your disposition for any special requests.Perfect for any occassion or simply for a romantic evening, our restaurant “La Cupola” will live up to your expectations and your appetites!TOP OF THE CARLTON SKY LUNGE & RESTAURANTLet “Time Out” steer you upwards to the finest sky lounge in Venice for enjoying cocktails in the clouds and Grand Canal view dining .Stylish evenings begin and end at TOP OF THE CARLTON, the rooftop terrace perched on the 4th floor of the Carlton on the Grand Canal Hotel. Impressive views from this spacious terrace take in both the ancient majesty of the Grand Canal and its noble palaces and the modern Constitution bridge, the newest structure that pierces the motley Venice skyline full of domes, bell towers, arches and spires.Choose from a multitude of cocktails, snacks and light-dining while you sit and enjoy a romantic sunset or experience the gentle lapping of the Grand Canal waters as a gondola passes by.When it’s time to unwind and relax, choose Top of the Carlton.TOP OF THE CARLTON can be exclusively reserved for private events and functions, such as wedding receptions, birthday parties, corporate events – in fact the sky is the limit.Open from mid May to end of September, weather permitting. ... more   less 

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Address: Santa Croce 578, 30135 Venice, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Santa Croce
Price Range: $242 - $468 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal 4*
Number of rooms: 145
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Also Known As:
Carlton Grand Canal Hotel
Hotel Carlton Grand Canal
Canal Hotel Venice
Hotel Style:
#75 Luxury Hotel in Venice
#150 Romantic Hotel in Venice
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“If you want a canal view you need to book it specifically”
 of 5 bubbles karend834, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a view of the grand canal”
 of 5 bubbles michellenF9805FU, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had room 256, Id probably book one with the canal view next time.”
  • our room - cosy! But check that the bed is double and not 2 singles together
  • View from just outside the entrance
  • Ventetian headboard detail
  • Views from just outside
 of 5 bubbles SPPH, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Canal view are stunning .”
 of 5 bubbles angelabF225BV, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Try to get a room at the front.”
 of 5 bubbles rogerc177, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
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