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Hotel Colombina
Ranked #50 of 384 Hotels in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 April 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at The Colombina for 2 nights in April. This is a lovey small boutique hotel in a great location with a lovely atmosphere and helpful friendly staff. The water taxi takes you right up to the door of the hotel (the only way to arrive in our opinion). We had a beautiful room with a balcony, a little bit of noise in the morning from the canal but that is all part of being in Venice. Our room had stunning views along the canal to the Bridge of Sighs. Breakfast offered pastries, cold meats and cheese and a hot plate with eggs, bacon and sausages, more than adequate as we loved to go out and have elevenses at one of the 'stand up' coffee shops which are very reasonable and packed with gorgeous cakes and pastries and coffee to die for.
I have been to Venice 4 times in different hotels and The Colombina certainly ticked all our boxes, I would not hesitate to stay here again and would definitely recommend it. I look forward to our next visit.

Room Tip: Room 303 or 202 have balconies
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

To me a 4 star hotel is a hotel that is consistent through out, this is not that hotel. The great reviews that are written thus far are probably by those people who stayed in the main building with the great views. Lot of these reviews don't mention the back/adjacent buildings that have no view and barely a meal that can be classified as bkfast. Chances are you will be making a booking via orbitz or a similar site. To get an experience of great reviews, you must be very specific in what room you want. Unfortunately, we were not aware of this. We were placed in the back of the building. Our bkfast consisted of one type of cheese and ham, there were no hot items, nor pastries; there were occasional ants on the table. The room was warm and since in March hotel is not allowed to turn AC on, we had to sleep with the windows open at which point we were eaten alive by the mosquitos. Over all, the sleep is not restful at all. Between the back alley noise and the birds that sound like someone is stabbing a monkey, pillows that are as flat as a board and bed that's hard as a rock, you will not be rested. The staff is friendly but almost robotic. You have to leave your key at the desk (actual key) every time you step out, which is fine until you get in and there is a family of 10 checking in, so you have to wait. Shower is small, I don't think an average male will able to fit in it. Over all location is good, as most say, close to major sites. No tea or coffee in room and if you are to ask in lobby/bar, you have to pay. This hotel may be great if you get the right room, sadly that is not what we got. If I ever find my way back to Venice, I'll be exploring a different hotel option. P.S. hotel does offer coordinating boat rides, but they don't really advertise it. Note, if you book a private tour - don't expect commentary, its literally just a boat ride on canal.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank r n
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

This hotel was in a great location to visit St. Mark Square. It was just a few minutes walk. Gondola rides, shops, cafes, eateries were all in the area. The hotel staff were courteous and attentive. The rooms were typical European style with Venetian décor adding to the experience. The concierge was helpful with arranging tours to Murano and restaurants.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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4  Thank april b
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Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

My daughter and I stayed here for 3 nights. Excellent service from highly professional and courteous staff and superb location. Our room overlooking the canal was simply wonderful. A substantial buffet breakfast was served in a beautiful dining room (which did however get extremely busy around 9am) and overall, definitely worth a return visit.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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4  Thank Sandra3622
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

This was my 8th stay at the Hotel Colombina and most of the staff knows me by name. I have been returning to the Colombina for over 12 years because it is all what Venice is about: charm, romance, style, and service. It is a palace on the canal that the Bridge of Sighs is on. If you happen to have a room on the canal side you can view the Bridge of Sighs out the window. The location of this hotel is ideal. You are a 5 minute walk to St Marks Square and a 10 minute walk to the Rialto. At night it is quiet which is nice and appreciated. The rooms are appointed in classic Venetian decor and the bathrooms are marble. The breakfast is lovely, serving both cold and a few hot items. The fresh pastries are incredibly good. This is reason enough to come back to this hotel time and time again. But what really makes it wonderful is the staff. The bell man and housekeeping are very friendly and helpful, But the front staff are just incredible. Alessandro, Marco, and Paolo, just to mention a few, are ready to help you with anything you need. The fact that the accomodations and service have been excellent and consistent over 12 years is proves that this boutique hotel is truly a gem of Venice!

Room Tip: It is worth the extra cost to get a canal view room.
  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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11  Thank William B
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Quaint historic hotel just a few alleys from Piazza San Marco, and beside a quiet canal. Friendly and helpful staff. Rooms are comfortable, clean, and quiet. Great breakfast. Excursions are available from the hotel's launch, but a little pricey.

Room Tip: Choose a canal-side room for the ambiance.
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank jayessdee
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

I've traveled to over 90 countries all around the world, and the Hotel Colombina is one of my favorite places I've stayed. It is located directly on the canal that the Bridge of Sighs crosses, and is most easily reached by private water taxi that drives under the bridge, and up to the hotel's water gate. There is a nearby foot bridge that connects to the warren of back alleys, as well as St. Mark's, which is about a 3 minute walk away. The location could not be more picturesque, with constant gondolla traffic, or convenient.
The Gothic and Renaissance hotel building has been immaculately refurbished, and its warm and inviting interior reflects the period.
The service is impeccable, and the room in which I stayed was completely modernized and comfortable. The breakfast buffet was equally enjoyable.
I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: Calle del Remedio - Castello 4416, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > San Marco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#34 Luxury Hotel in Venice
#50 Romantic Hotel in Venice
#59 Family Hotel in Venice
Price Range: £100 - £602 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Colombina 4*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Colombina is centrally located in the heart of Venice, just a few steps from St. Mark’s Square. The noble Venetian palace which accommodates the hotel faces one of the world’s most famous gondola serenades canal and boasts a breath-taking view on the Bridge of Sighs and the spires of San Marco Basilica. Guests can feel the elegant Venetian atmosphere, surrounded by the quietness of the city, rocked by the serenades of the gondoliers and by all the comforts of a modern hotel situated in one of, if not the most, romantic cities in the world....Locanda Remedio is the dependance of the Colombina, it is rated 3 stars and is located in an annex building just behind the Colombina Palazzo and connected via a private Venetian courtyard. ... more   less 
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