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SINA Centurion Palace
Ranked #54 of 385 Hotels in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
New York City, New York
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98 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Beautiful and well located, but be warned.”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

The hotel and location are lovely. We wanted a grand canal view and were told it was not available, though we booked five months ago, but they gave us something better, room 601. It was better. Incredible room and a spectacular view of the Guideca Canal and island. This was my fifth trip to Venice and I always stay on the grand canal for the view, but the view comes with noise. I loved room 601 and would stay there again.
BEWARE OF PICKPOCKETS, THOUGH WE ARE SEASONED TRAVELLERS MY SPOUSE WAS PICKPOCKETED, front pocket, ON DAY ONE ON THE VAPORETTO. Though this is a very significant ongoing problem in Venice there are no warnings or reminders from hotels or otherwise. The hotels response was merely that we should go to the police. A useless suggestion that would have only ruined more of the trip.
As one local told us, "Venice will sink from the pickpockets before it sinks from the sea."

  • Stayed September 2013
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ExecutiveCP, Executive office at SINA Centurion Palace, responded to this review, 25 December 2013
Dear Guests,
thank you for your feedback following your recent stay at Centurion Palace.
We are glad you were satisfied with room #601, a fabulous unique Deluxe Double with Giudecca view.
We are of course really sorry for the bad inconvenience (pickpocket) occurred to your wife. Venice is not a dangerous city at all, but unfortunately pickpockets are in all cities of the world.
We hope we will have the pleasure to welcoming you back again soon, and remain personally at your full disposal.
Season's Greetings, Best regards.
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Good service, friendly reception staff, great room. Very good location which is easy to get to next to the ferry stop.

The room was very clean, had a comfortable bed and amazing shower. Only downside was lack of view but then that would have made the room mega expensive.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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ExecutiveCP, Executive Office at SINA Centurion Palace, responded to this review, 25 December 2013
Dear Guest,
thanks a lot for these nice comments in regards of your recent stay at our Centurion Palace.
We are pleased you enjoyed your room and hotel location.
We look forward to welcoming you back again in the nearest future.
Season's Greetings, Best regards.
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

We stayed four nights at the Centurion Palace last week and although I had booked a superior room we were allocated a tiny room with a view of a wall! I take a lot of time sourcing hotels as it is an important part of my holiday, so I asked if we could possibly have a room with a view of the Grand Canal and were eventually given a room on the 6th floor with a canal view, albeit out of two small windows. The room was much larger and quite quaint with sloping roof and beams. (We live in a Cotswold cottage, so we're quite used to beams). The pillows were much too soft for my liking, no support at all. Breakfast was okay, although the scrambled eggs were very sloppy, not very hot and pretty tasteless, there was however, plenty of cold selection. We had tea on the terrace (6 euro a pot!), but unfortunately they have large plant pots obscuring the view. We didn't use their water taxi to St Mark's square as we try and avoid the touristy areas and prefer (after our 3rd visit to Venice) to go off the beaten track and mingle with the locals further afield. We didn't eat in the hotel restaurant either for the same reason.

Room Tip: Definitely get a room with a Grand Canal view.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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ExecutiveCP, Executive Office at SINA Centurion Palace, responded to this review, 25 December 2013
Dear Guests,
thank you for having chosen our Centurion Palace in occasion of your recent stay in Venice, and for taking the time to post your review.
We are sorry to read you have been a little bit disappointed with room and breakfast, but of course your precious comments will enable us to take the necessary steps to improve the quality of our service.
Please, feel free to contact us personally in case of a future trip to our marvellous Venice. Consider ourselves at all times at your complete disposal.
Season's Greetings, Best regards.
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Bryne, Norway
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

This maybe the the best hotel I have ever stayed in. However, as most 'tings' in Venice it is terribly expensive.

We stayed in room 201, a delux room with view over the Grand Canal. The room and the view was close to perfect. We almost didn't want to go out to explore Venice, the roomwas just too nice to leave.

The only little negative about the room was that when we changed the temperature the fan increased speed and generated a strange 'clikking' sound. This dissapeared after a while, and we did not report it.

The bar and restaurant are very elegant, and the food excellent.

The WiiFi had a resonable speed.

The service was very attentive and good.

We missed tea- and coffee-making facilities in the room.

This hotel is really a place I can recommend.

Room Tip: 201 is excellent.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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ExecutiveCP, Executive Office at SINA Centurion Palace, responded to this review, 18 October 2013
Dear Guests,
thank you so much for having submitted your positive feedback concerning your recent stay at our Centurion Palace.
We are very pleased to learn your stay was a really enjoyable one, and that you consider our Centurion as the best hotel you have ever experienced.
Do not hesitate to contact us directly in case you will ever plan another stay in our magical city.
Best regards.
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Irvine, California, United States
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

We arrived after a very long day of travel to be greeted by the warm staff. Moments after we were shown to our room a chilled bottle of a crisp, dry Prosecco was delivered to revitalize us as a gift. This act of thoughtfulness set the tone. The hotel is truly beautiful and sitting in the courtyard to rest our feet and read with a beverage was lovely. It is on the Grand Canal. Their breakfast buffet is beautiful and a must try is their small cream filled donuts which are light and perfect with coffee. In the evenings they provide water taxi service twice to and later from St. Mark's Sq. We hope to visit Venice again would want to stay only at this hotel, it would be like going to see our friends in an elegant setting.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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ExecutiveCP, Executive Office at SINA Centurion Palace, responded to this review, 18 October 2013
Dear Guests,
thanks a lot for this marvellous comments.
We are delighted to read that you had such an enjoyable stay with us. Our aim is to make our Guests' stay as special and magical as possible.
Please, feel free to contact us personally in the case you will plan another stay in our fabulous Venice!
Best regards.
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Oxford
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

You arrive on a small pier at the front of the hotel. Guests will walk through the bar terrace overlooking the Grand Canal and into the central lobby which is decorate in a modern design with a large chandelier and 4 white leather curved benches against the wall. A central table always holds a very large floral arrangement. The other side of the lobby is the courtyard garden where the welcome drink will be served. To the left is the reception area and to the right is the access to bedrooms, the bar and the restaurant. The hotel has only 50 rooms so it has an exclusive feel and is never too busy or noisy. Everywhere is decorated with a modern and luxurious feel. The rooms are beautifully decorated with large beds with clean luxurious white linen, a large leather board covers the wall behind the bed and there are large feature lamps. The bathrooms all feature a bath and shower and 1 or 2 washbasins. Each room has a mini bar, safe, large wardrobe, TV and iPod docking station and telephone. The hotel offers 24 hour room service and staff were very quick to respond to requests.

The bar is open from 11am to 1am and guests can enjoy drinks in the bar, on the terrace or in the courtyard. The bar is small with a padded velvet bench running around the edge of the room and then tables and small chairs placed around this. The restaurant is open from 12:30 to 2:30 and 7:30 to 10:30. It is decorated in white throughout with a small terrace seating approximately 12 to 15 guests overlooking the Grand Canal. Breakfast is served in the restaurant from 7am to 10:30am and has a good array of hot and cold food. The breakfast was beautifully presented and of an excellent standard. Staff will serve coffee and tea to guests tables. Prosecco is available as well as fruit juices and water.

The hotel also has a gym with state of the art equipment and TV’s on the top floor. There are only two lifts each of which can hold up to 6 people.

The hotel runs a boat two times a day to get you across the Grand Canal. I have requested extra times for the group as this would not work for a whole group wanting to go across and private water taxis are extortionate. During the day you can walk across the academia bridge which is a fair distance but a very nice walk through a much quieter venice. This feels quite pleasant after the craziness of St Marks square and the surrounding areas. During the day until 6pm you can use the gondola service which costs 2 euros per person and is approx 1 minutes walk away.

The penny guggenheim museum is just round the corner.

In my opinion the location is lovely, it is a bit quiter than the main streets and you get views from the terraces, bar and dining room across the grand canal to St Marks Square.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are individual. The smallest standard room has a terrace so you can actually sit ou...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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ExecutiveCP, Executove Office at SINA Centurion Palace, responded to this review, 18 October 2013
Dear Guests,
thank you for this wonderful review! It is really a fantastic description of our Centurion Palace.
We are truly glad you enjoyed your recent stay, and we all thank you for your comments in regards of Service, Rooms and Service.
What makes us happy the most is Guests' satisfation with their stay!
Looking forward to welcoming you back to our Centurion Palace soon,
Best regards.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

This was our first visit to Venice and most certainly won't be the last!! I cannot wait to return
Venice is absolutely Beautiful, like nowhere else in the world.
The Centurion Palace was an absolute Treat!! On arrival we took a private boat from the airport which is a 'MUST' its incredible to arrive in to Venice and see it like that, very exciting!
When we arrived in the hotel I was blown away the reception area was amazing in a perfect spot on the Canal.
When checking in we got upgraded to a beautiful suite :) and within minutes of being in the room we recieved a bottle of complimentary Prosecco !
I was totally blown away by the service and stunning hotel, I couldn't believe we had found somewhere so perfect.
The location was great, by foot you can get to a number of incredible restaurants and tourist destinations and there is also a boat bus stop a few minutes walk from the hotel which can get you to San Marco Sq in a matter of Minutes.
We had breakfast at the hotel which was really tasty !
Honestly had the most amazing time in Venice, would reccomend this Hotel to anyone it was so stunning !

Room Tip: We got upgraded to a room with a massive bathtub in the room! Try and get this room it's lovely...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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ExecutiveCP, Executive Office at SINA Centurion Palace, responded to this review, 18 October 2013
Dear Guests,
it is a great pleasure reading your comments in regards of your recent stay at Centurion Palace.
We are glad you were satisfied with Room, Location, Service and Breakfast. Our aim is making our Guests' stay as special as possible!
We hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Venice soon, and remain at your full disposal for any assistance you might need.
Best regards.
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Property: SINA Centurion Palace
Address: Dorsoduro 173, 30123 Venice, Italy
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Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Dorsoduro / Accademia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#38 Luxury Hotel in Venice
#52 Family Hotel in Venice
#60 Romantic Hotel in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — SINA Centurion Palace 5*
Number of rooms: 50
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