BEST WESTERN Premier Hotel Sant' Elena

Calle Buccari 10, Venice, Veneto, 30132, Italy | 4 star hotel
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Scenic motorways to Venice

A travel blog entry by redwatt on Apr 24, 2013

2 comments, 9 photos

This morning we boarded our coach and were taken with a local guide to the shooting locations for Sound of Music. It's very unusual because the movie was a hit with the English speaking world but the Austrians had never heard of it until the tourists started asking about it. Now it has been introduced into their culture.

The family names …

Beautiful Romantic Venice

A travel blog entry by corikauk

43

... didn’t match up and I was completely confused and feeling the time pressure. The hostel closes it’s doors at 12 but you must be checked in by 10pm. I already missed the 10pm check but we called to let them know I would be late.

Flustered I wondered around trying to make sense of the address having no luck I stopped a security guard. I was thinking sweet! I’m on this back alley in the dark and I run into ...

Don't blink or you'll miss something special

A travel blog entry by superiorcold

9

Our excitement in Amsterdam aside, the flight was noneventful. Thank god. I couldn't handle anymore entertainment at that point. Our original arrival time in Venice was 4:25pm. We came rolling in, wings smoking (total metaphor here, but had you guessing after our mechanical difficulties, right?) down the Marco Polo runway at 6:15pm. Not bad! We walked off the plane to a muggy evening, through customs we went down to the exit area to find Melissa.
The place was packed! ...

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Location

This 4 star hotel, located in the Castello area of Venice, is near San Giorgio Maggiore, Arsenale, Alice in Wonderland Fine Arts Gallery, and Il Canovaccio.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsBEST WESTERN Premier Hotel Sant' Elena Venice

    Reviewed by missmm_2206

    what a gem

    Reviewed Jun 5, 2013
    by (3 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    We have stayed two nights at this hotel in Venice. (we are travelling as part of a tour group and didn't choose this hotel.)

    We are sharing a triple room and its really quite large. The ceilings are at least 15ft high and all the rooms seem to be have been renovated recently and are very modern and clean. Our room has a separate bedroom (with king bed), bathroom (with full bath, toilet and bidet) and a lounge room and writing desk area. There are coffee/tea making facilities and in built cupboards with plenty of coat-hangers.

    Its a very quiet neighbourhood and the windows actually open but have great security grilles so you could leave them open all day if you liked. ).(Although we stayed mid-week so it may be different on the weekends

    The location of this hotel:
    Its a fair way out of the main tourist/busy parts of Venice (ie its actually about 30 mins walk to get to St Marco), but this can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your point of view.

    I have stayed in Venice before (twice) once over near bus station (the mainland) and once right in the centre of the city. I personally like the Sant Elena and its quiet elegance. But I could see how a person who had never visited the city before might feel like they were not quite close enough to the action!

    The restaurant was great - offered a great selection of breakfast foods (we didn't eat lunch here), and dinner was also ok.

    The staff were friendly and very attentive and able to act on requests very promptly.

    Overall - we really enjoyed staying at this hotel and I would have to say that it has been my favourite hotel stay of this current 2 week tour.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by karenmorlock

    Cool hotel!

    Reviewed Oct 5, 2012
    by (1 review) Fargo , United States Flag of United States

    This hotel us located just 3minutes from the water bus stop and is very quaint! It's a former convent, so the grounds are very nice.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews BEST WESTERN Premier Hotel Sant' Elena Venice

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding