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“Equal pluses and minuses for us in this hotel”
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Antico Panada
Ranked #301 of 384 Hotels in Venice
London
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“Equal pluses and minuses for us in this hotel”
Reviewed 12 February 2014

The pluses: very clean (see exception below); really central & convenient; wonderful mattress; very good chambermaid service; decent (if not great) breakfast; warm room; small but good bathroom; decent quality towels; free use of safe - much appreciated.

The minuses: we paid for an upgrade but would rate the room as regular, not superior; VERY hard pillows! (but we slept well anyway); dusty artificial flowers & plants in lobby and breakfast room (though hotel v.clean apart from this) - Italians usually have excellent taste and this struck us as odd and very unattractive; another matter of taste - the room was furnished with unmatching items of many colours & a most unaesthetic formica wardrobe which jarred horribly with the decor - Antico Panada owner: please replace that! The room overlooked indoor small courtyard - absolutely no view, but of course a room with a view in Venice is very expensive so we understood this; smell of drains in lobby (not in the room, which was fine) but we felt this was temporary due to some work being done. However, no apology or explanation offered for the smell! Shortage of receptionists when needed at front desk and there was often a queue to be attended to.

This sounds as if there were far more minuses than pluses but I believe they came out equal. I wouldn't go back to the Antico Panada because of the dodgy taste exhibited in various ways (the formica wardrobe together with what purported to be mostly period furniture nearly gave me a coronary), but we did sleep very well and the location is brilliant.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

I am writing this review only as comment on the service of the hotel . Did not manage to visit Venice and the specifc hotel as i was planning too and i am not really sure how the service is from inside, i hope is good ! However needed to express my only complaint . I emailed the hotel prior my arrival for information regarding transportation services and they never answer back. Had to get the information through the agent that i used to book the room. I know that details are being published on the hotel's site however needed to find out if they were able to organise transfer for me . I think that this was not an option for them so they did not give any advise.
Just a little bit of dissappointment there on the service provided! Maybe next time they do better!

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Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 January 2014 via mobile

We can absolutely recommend the hotel, we had a superior room some corners around from the main hotel which was beautifully furnished, good mattresses and a nice bathroom. Very clean and spacious. Unfortunately the tv did not work, but who needs TV in Venice:-) breakfast as catastrophic as in most hotels in Italy in the medium price range: coffee from a machine which produces all kinds of hot beverages with the push of a button:-( more we did not see as the "buffet" was set up in a cubby hole where a max of 3-6 people could squeeze in. We decided to skip breakfast altogether and got a proper coffee around the corner.

Stayed January 2014
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Panama City, Florida
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

The hotel was reasonably clean but old "but most of Venice is old". The location is great. The staff was helpful and nice. One thing that bothered me was the smell of septic tank as you enter the lobby. Not sure if it was actually that or just an old musky odor due to the high humidity. To be fair I did not have time to go in to other hotels close by to see if they were all the same. All in all this is a solid 3 star hotel so if you are just looking for a place to stay that is very convenient and comparatively reasonable on price it is a good choice. Considering that we did not plan to spend much time in the room it was fine for us.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

This hotel is somewhat expensive, but the all hotels in Venice center are. Its location is excellent: walking by foot to San Marco and many other attractions takes just a few minutes. We stayed in a large room (a surprise in Venice) with a jacuzzi (another surprise) - and it was in another building, in a different street! It looked like it did not belong in the hotel proper, but was just a flat sublet by the hotel.
The breakfast was good enough (for a country where breakfast usually means just coffee, milk, croissant and butter). A problem with being so near to San Marco is that the acqua alta floods the whole neighborhood. That happened when we were leaving to take the boat to the cruise port. Although it did not reach the hotel streets, it was impossible to cross San Marco using the catwalks, with our heavy luggage. The hotel called a porter with fisherman boots and a handcart for the luggage, and that solved the problem.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

This was the worst hotel we had out of the five places we stayed in Italy. It looks beautiful in the pictures and I was so excited about staying here. Luckily we had only booked one night. You get all the reproduction paintings that you would expect in Venice - the kids liked that bit. The room itself was so small and cramped. It would have been ok if the air-conditioning had been able to do anything about the heat. Even in October, the heat in the room was very uncomfortable. We were all exhausted in the morning after getting no sleep. In addition, we had had to accommodate our five year old in the double bed. We had requested an extra bed when booking the room but they had not bothered to inform us that this was not possible (which we saw was due to the size of the room: the family room is really a double room where they have put to fold out beds in already). We travel a lot with the kids and often have to make a request for extra bed but have never not heard back and then to show up and not have the bed. I was annoyed to say the least. The kids reported that the extra beds were rather uncomfortable. The breakfast in the morning was rather generous after Italian standards, providing bread and meats in addition to sweet pastries. The coffee was simply undrinkable.

We were very disappointed when the reception could not help with recommendations for dining out beyond stating that they had a restaurant themselves and that it was very expensive. We admitted that we did not wish to dine at their restaurant and pay €30 for pizza but he would not be drawn on anywhere else worth trying on a budget. We walked up the street and tried somewhere, which still turned out to be the most expensive meal we had on our weeklong stay in Italy, and the food was simply inedible. If you can stay somewhere with helpful staff, it will make all the difference to your stay in Venice. Judging from the breakfast, I would never try the restaurant in this place.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Garden Grove, CA
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

When we arrived we were told that we had a “new room with a view”. After taking two elevators and walking down several hallways we finally found the room with the help of the bell man. This room was a complete nightmare. It is in an attic and slopes down on each side of the room. I’m 5”11 and my friend if 5”4. We both hit our heads several times while going to bed as there is a long piece of wood structure above the pillow top area. To make things worse, I had to duck on one side of the shower while getting in and move my body to the right side to stand up straight. The wifi never worked in our room. We got lost 4 times trying to get back to our room when arrive back from being out all day. The reception desk had to draw us a map of how to get to the room. I would NEVER stay here again…EVER!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Antico Panada
Address: Sestiere San Marco 646, 30124 Venice, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > San Marco
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #301 of 384 Hotels in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Antico Panada 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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