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Hotel Fontana

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#92 of 385 Hotels in Venice
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely location, get off the bus or train, onto a water bus and your there. Once you get there the door has a bell and the staff spoke great English, were really friendly and happy. We stayed in room 2 and was lovely inside and clean and tidy. Bit of advice the bath/shower thing has a little step. We called...

Thank mike h
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

It's not the luxurious Hilton or Marriott, but it's a hotel that offers a superb location near piazza san marco and the docks for water bus. This place is right in the center and you don't need to think twice about going out at night to eat or drink. The bed we had was big and comfortable, the toilets was...

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Reviewed 30 November 2016

This hotel is almost hidden in plain sight. It is within walking distance from st. Marks square. It is surrounded by restaurants and shops. Beds are comfortable and room size is decent. Breakfast is included. There is bar if you want a nightcap.

1Thank Geetha M
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2016

You will be greeted by courteous, caring and friendly staff. I cannot stress the importance of staying at a family run small hotel such as the Fontana. You will receive a warm welcome from the very personable and professional Stainer family members, who will go out of their way to ensure that your Venetian visit is both comfortable and rewarding....

1Thank gesuati
Somers Point, New Jersey
Reviewed 19 November 2016

This hotel is centrally located--so close to everything--only a few bridges from Saint Mark’s Plaza. The staff here Gabrielle, Diego, and Nona are wonderful--they recommended restaurants, attractions, and tips. They made phone calls to arrange tours, also. We took a bus from the airport to a vaparetto--everyone offered guidance the entire way. Once off the vaparetto, the hotel is only...

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Telford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 November 2016

This hotel had lots of character, we booked it for the great location which it delivered on. Rooms felt homely and the lounge downstairs was handy. Right next to St marks square so super easy to access all the hotspots, would recommend.

Thank sandyyates47
Maidenhead England
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Firstly - I cannot fault the location of this hotel. It is close enough to St Marks but without all the crowds. It was a perfect spot for exploring Venice. Also - the staff were friendly and helpful. Unfortunately the room we had was disappointing. There was very little space for our clothing - just a few hangers in the...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Just stayed at the Fontana 2days ago. It's a great little hotel located very close to both the San Zaccaria vaporetto docks and St Mark's square making it ideal for people like us who travel on our own. The rooms are comfortable with a great bed. The bathroom has adequate fittings, nothing to complain about. The breakfast included is good...

Thank Yogesh82
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 7 November 2016

This small hotel (just 15 rooms) is close to San Zacharias's church. We were in room 7, a very generous size. The front desk clerks were hekpful and friendly, they have a free breakfast and a small bar where you can get a drink or coffee (made by those friendly front desk people). There is a small elevator to get...

Thank Alison J
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Stayed 5 nights total over 3 stops in Sept/Oct. Very friendly place, family-run and always accommodating. Great location 5 minutes from St Marks Square, 2 minutes from waterfront and San Zaccaria Vaporetto/Aliliguna water stops. Comfortable rooms, simple (typical) Italian breakfast set-up, and a lift (not too common in small places in Italy). Left a large suitcase for weeks with no...

Thank bklufas

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Staying in Castello

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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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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Since 1968 the Hotel Fontana is owned and run by the Stainer family. The building was originally built in the 18th century and restored in 1984. The typical atmosphere of a venetian house and the friendly staff will make you feel at home. All 15 rooms, overlooking campo San Zaccaria or campo San Provolo, have a private bathroom (with shower or bath-tub),air-conditioning, sat-tv,safe and telephone. Free wi-fi available in room and all common areas. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Fontana

Address: Campo San Provolo Castello 4701, 30122 Venice, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Castello
Price Range: £74 - £245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Fontana 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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Fontana Hotel Venice
Hotel Style:
#67 Family Hotel in Venice
#97 Romantic Hotel in Venice
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“Room 2 for us was great”
 of 5 bubbles 315mikeh, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Limited rooms”
 of 5 bubbles geetham2015, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking San Zaccaria church if available.”
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 of 5 bubbles gesuati, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Away from the alley!”
 of 5 bubbles thepetalpusher, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 7 is quite large, with beds for four people”
 of 5 bubbles AlisonJ526, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
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