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Hotel Locanda Vivaldi
Ranked #54 of 386 Hotels in Venice
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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely Hotel, Great Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

We recently stayed at the Vivaldi during il Redentore, and joined them on their rooftop restaurant for their Feast of the Redeemer. The dinner was beyond fabulous (also the most expensive of my life, but everyplace is pricey that night). The views of the lagoon and the fireworks were amazing. Service was great and our bed was comfortable. Hotel itself is lovely with a nice breakfast. Two nits -- the air conditioner worked but not as we'll as other places we've stayed at in Italy and the shower stall was so small you literally couldn't turn around in it. I've read reviews of other Venitian hotels where they have similar gripes.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Robertino3, Direttore at Hotel Locanda Vivaldi, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
Buongiorno!

Thank you for your very nice review, I'm happy you enjoyed your stay with!!!

Yes Redentore is a particular day, a feast for the whole city. Everything is a little bit more expensive. Our menu was more expensive than usual due to the fireworks but due also for the special menu we prepared for that night. I'm happy you enjoyed it!ù

Air conditioning and room size are way different from those you are used to have in the states (I've been there several time). But it's like this here unfortunately, in the whole Europe and mainly in Venice where the space cost a fortune! Anyway the size of our rooms is way bigger than the average of the venetian 4 star. If you want more space we have Superior rooms, Suites and Junior Suites available. They are not very expensive!

I hope to have the chance to welcome you again here in Venice, have a great day!


Roberto
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

Stayed at the Locanda Vivaldi or the second time - just as fantastic as the first time. Lovely hotel in the best location. Rooms spacious and comfortable, excellent standard of service, great breakfast and staff always there to help. Would recommend this hotel to anyone thinking of visiting Venice.
Risby family - Australia

Room Tip: Top suites with balcony are fantastic if this is in your budget. Other rooms also spacious. Even tho...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Robertino3, Direttore at Hotel Locanda Vivaldi, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Buongiorno,

How are you?

Thanks a lot for your kind review, I'm happy you enjoyed again your stay with us.
I look forward to welcome you in Venice for the third time, ciao!!!

Roberto
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Torrance, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

The hotel is located just a couple bridges from St. Marks making it an ideal spot to sightsee. They serve a lovely and filling full morning breakfast and the rooftop has a great view.
The desk service is a bit indifferent. Guests with questions seem to be a nuisance to the desk staff- mostly the managerial staff. The porters and staff in the breakfast area are polite and very pleasant.
Rooms are small but with great views over the water and side canals.
Hotel wifi is touchy at best and each code only works for one device.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Robertino3, Direttore at Hotel Locanda Vivaldi, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Buongiorno!

Thank you for your very nice review. I'm sorry if you didn't find the front desk staff as good as you imagined. That's a trouble that need to be solved, we will work on this immediately.

Thanks again for the review, I hope to have the chance to welcome you again here in Venice!

Roberto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

Be sure to book through hotel site (they include private water taxi transfer from train station - a huge savings). Visit the top floor patio/restaurant, it's covered and spectacular! walking distance to everywhere.

Room Tip: Ask for superior rooms facing the grand canal. Room 102 (quad) has a charming mini balcony perfect...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Robertino3, Direttore at Hotel Locanda Vivaldi, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Buongiorno!

Thank you for the very kind review. I confirm that if you book directly with us you can use our boat free of charge!

I look forward to welcome you again here in Venice, have a great day!

Roberto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

The room we had at this hotel was one of my favorites in Europe. We had a spectacular view of the canals and a balcony that was very nice. The service was good, but the staff at the front desk seemed a little stuck up and too uptight about everything. The restaurant on the rooftop is excellent, I would definitely recommend it.

Stayed July 2014
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Robertino3, Direttore at Hotel Locanda Vivaldi, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Buongiorno!

thank you for your very nice review.
I'm happy you enjoyed the room and the view. I'm sorry if the staff behavior has not been as you expected. We will look into this matter.

Have a nice day!

Roberto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

This is a well located and very comfortable hotel, well worth staying in particularly if you manage to get a room with a view. It is also a more affordable option then some of the other hotels in the area so a good choice if you want to be close to st marks square but not pay for 5 stars. The staff are helpful and breakfast although basic is good. The room itself was clean and the hotel had some nice touches such as a bottle of processco on my husbands birthday which was a lovely surprise. Everyone at the hotel makes you feel welcomed and do their best to make your stay in this beautiful city memorable. Would stay again.

Room Tip: Request one with a view of the lagoon and you will feel like you are in a movie - spectacular!
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Robertino3, Direttore at Hotel Locanda Vivaldi, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Buongiorno!

Thank you for your very kind review. I'm happy you enjoyed your stay with us and I look forward to welcome you again here in Venice. Have a great day!

Roberto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

We had a wonderful room in this perfectly located hotel. It's right on the Grand Canal and within steps of everything you want to see. Lovely outdoor patio on the 3rd floor with a nice view of everything. Nice large bathroom. I would give this 5 stars except that I agree with some of the comments about the staff at the reception desk. The 2 men we encountered during our stay were very aloof and standoffish. One of the men looked as if he had never cracked a smile in his life. So that's unfortunate. Also, we made the mistake of eating dinner there one night because we didn't feel like fighting the crowds and because the view really is lovely. The food, however, is pretty bad. So don't eat here if you can help it.

Room Tip: We had a room in the back, which was probably quieter than one in the front.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Robertino3, Direttore at Hotel Locanda Vivaldi, responded to this review, 11 July 2014
Buongiorno!

Thank you for your review!

I'm happy you enjoyed your stay with us, despite the behavior of a couple of person at the front desk.
And I'm sorry also if you didn't find the food good enough, We will double check the issue with the chef.

I look forward to welcome you again here in Venice, have a nice day!

Roberto
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Property: Hotel Locanda Vivaldi
Address: Riva degli Schiavoni, 4152-53, 30122 Venice, Italy
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Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Castello
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#38 Luxury Hotel in Venice
#41 Romantic Hotel in Venice
#74 Family Hotel in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Locanda Vivaldi 4*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Locanda Vivaldi is a small boutique hotel facing the lagoon, just few steps from Saint Mark's Square. The location is just perfect, the view from the rooms and the rooftop terrace is simply amazing. The atmosphere of the hotel is intimate, we are the right choice for a romantic escape to Venice! And don't forget to enjoy our rooftop Bar & restaurant, you will enjoy a unique view on Saint MArk's Basin, on the Lagoon of Venice and on the life going on in Riva degli Schiavoni. ... more   less 
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