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Lighthouse Point, Florida
Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

Very easy to get to from the vaporetto stop. Easy and quick check in. We stayed in room one or two which is right at the top of the stairs. I was worried that we would hear everyone coming and going but we didn't hear anyone. The room is a corner room triple, so there was a double bed and...

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Laguna Beach, California
Reviewed 9 July 2012

I've stayed in the hotel twice with a 15 year interval between visits. The location is excellent - just 5-10 minute walk from St. Mark's. The building and the street are charming, and it is wonderful to see the gondolas passing by from the room window. What I don't like are the tiny rooms (I may not have ever stayed...

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7Thank Zorba91
florida
Reviewed 26 April 2012

This place is so charming, great value for what you pay. We emailed the hotel directly and requested a corner room on the third floor for the best views. Gondoleros and water taxis go by all day but nights are quiet so no trouble sleeping. Beautiful marble floors, exposed wood beams above and friendly staff. Breakfast is simple but tasty,...

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7Thank dakresimmons
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 7 January 2012

We stayed two nights at the Riva in a third floor room with a view of one of the main gondola canals.We could lie in our bed and listen to the gondoliers singing and playing. Great atmosphere.Our room was small but cozy and clean. No elevator so you will need to lug your bags. The bathroom had a full shower...

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3Thank Richard W
Huntersville, North Carolina
Reviewed 6 January 2012

Had a great experience at this hotel. Our room was on the second floor and had a window that looked out onto the canal. I needed a hair dryer and they were more than happy to loan me one. The room was a good size and was comfortable. The hotel was super close to St. Mark's and really was in...

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4Thank paigef19
Northumberland
Reviewed 1 January 2012

Fourth time at the riva, always a nice place to stay; fab location and the lady who runs the place is lovely. Was undergoing a refurb when we were there so we stayed the first night at some apartment a few metres from the main hotel. Breakfast was in a nearby cafe which was ok, except for being mugged for...

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6Thank DigitalPlumber1
Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 1 November 2011

We took the water bus from the airport to St. Marks. It was easy to find the hotel using the map that we had printed out from their web site. We arrived at the hotel early in the morning and were instructed to leave our luggage right there in the lobby while we went out to see the city. And...

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4Thank KentuckyCathy
Sandpoint, Idaho
Reviewed 29 October 2011

We booked a corner room with canal view. A day before our scheduled arrival we received an e mail advising us that due to flooding problems we were changed to an inside room. Upon our arrival we asked to see the room before checking in. The clerk made no secret about how put out he was that we would have...

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2Thank dennis m
Appleton, Wisconsin
Reviewed 26 October 2011

I have stayed two times in Hotel Riva and enjoyed both visits very much. Very close to the boats and thus moving through crowds with luggage is a small task. The hotel is tucked away so do your homework in finding out where it is. It will surprise you how very close it is to Piazza San Marco and yet...

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1Thank JudithW W
Metropolis, Illinois
Reviewed 24 October 2011

I stayed two nights at the Riva with two sisters. We went to the hotel from the train station by vaporetto and followed Rick Steves' directions, so it was easy to find. Just be sure you get the vaporetto in the direction toward St. Mark's. The hotel is quite close to St. Mark's Square. We are senior citizens, so the...

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Staying in Castello

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Castello
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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Address: Ponte dell'Angelo | 5310 Castello, 30122 Venice, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Castello
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Riva Hotel Venice
Hotel Riva Venice
Riva Venice
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“A higher room might be a tad quieter. We were close to the canal (second floor), which is great if that is what you are looking for. We didn't mind the sounds of boats going by - it's part of the experience!”
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 of 5 bubbles paigef19, 5 Jan 2012 | Read review
“I didn't go into any other rooms but we loved the corner room on the 3rd floor.”
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 of 5 bubbles KentuckyCathy, 31 Oct 2011 | Read review
“I would advise choosing the option of a canal view. The light and view add to one's enjoyment.”
 of 5 bubbles JudithWW, 26 Oct 2011 | Read review
“Choose one of their air conditioned rooms and on the lowest floor possible; preferably first floor. In Italy the ground floor is not counted and the first room was on the second level which is considered by them as the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Jeff222, 29 Sep 2011 | Read review
“Get room with air,its the same price and needed in summer.Also bargain with taxi drivers,prices are soft”
 of 5 bubbles arcoccia, 25 Sep 2011 | Read review
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