I arrived by Jet2 at Marco Polo airport and getting to the hotel was easy. The hotel is a medium size hotel with a four star rating. It has a real old world Venetian look to it with chandeliers and a lot of beautiful polished wood. It is kept spotless by the staff even if some of the rooms are starting to show their age. It has a beautiful small intimate bar with a reading/sitting room adjoining it. The reception area is very inviting to walk into. The breakfast buffet is very good and offers both hot and cold food, refreshed frequently. The guests are from all over but mostly thirty plus.
We did not want to be in the hustle and bustle around St Marco so we chose this area about forty minutes walk from there. If you arrive by express bus at Pizzale de Roma (the main travel hub of Venice) it is a three minute walk with only one bridge to cross. We had intended to travel by water taxi at 102 Euros each way but were told how easy the journey by express bus was at 6 Euros and were very glad we made that choice! Just outside there are several cafe bars offering various choices at reasonable prices. The Concierge can arrange several trips for you at reasonable prices. There are many tourist shops plus those for locals within five minutes walk of the hotel.
The room had a pleasant 'Venetian' feel to the decor and was an ample size and spotless. It had a TV with many channels and decent air-conditioning. It had a fridge containing a mini bar. The bathroom was also very good offering both shower and bath.
Have some good walking shoes as Venice makes you walk a lot, with little bridges everywhere and lots of steps to get over!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the sestiere of Santa Croce, the other Venice among secret gardens and animated courtyards, cherished in the oblivion of the most unique city in the world.Hotel Papadopoli stands on the Tolentini Canal, inside the Papadopoli Gardens, created in 1834 by Francesco Bagnara. It’s a truly enviable location: close to the Canal Grande and the Constitution bridge, an artwork by the famous architect Calatrava, that connects the hotel ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Papadopoli Venice Hotel Venice
- Sofitel Hotel Venice
- Sofitel Hotel Venezia
- Sofitel Venice
- Venice Sofitel