Metropole Hotel

Address: Riva Degli Schiavoni 4149, Venice, Veneto, 30122, Italy | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located in the Castello area of Venice, is near Bridge of Sighs, Vecchia Murano Glass Factory, San Zaccaria, and Campo San Zaccaria.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Metropole Hotel Venice

    The Perfect Spot


    The Metropole boasts a spectacular location combined with exceptional service. Every aspect of our stay exceeded our expectations. The staff are warm and welcoming. Of all the rooms we enjoyed in Europe, this was the largest. We had a great walk-in closest, sitting area, raised sleeping area and fabulous bathroom completely tiled in mosaic. We also enjoyed the air conditioning - a rare find in parts of Europe! We can't imagine staying in any other hotel in Venice - The Metropole is PERFECT and truly made our visit to Venice unforgettable.



    Located along the Riva degli Schiavoni, the hotel had superb views of the lagoon! It was also very convenient because the Piazza San Marco and the San Zaccaria vaporetto stop were just a few minutes walk away. The service was one of the best we've experienced on our trip and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We expected the breakfasts in Venice hotels to be generally mediocre but we were delighted at the Metropole's breakfast spread. It was one of the best hotels of our Italy trip and I highly recommend it.

    As romantic as you can get!


    My wife and I spent the first leg of our Honeymoon in Venice and were quite pleased with the Metropole. From the moment our water taxi pulled up to the water door, till the moment we left for Florence we were treated like gold. The Lobby and hallways can provide hours of sightseeings itself. It's an antique museum in it's own right! The room was absolutely georgeous, from the canopy bed to the beautiful red cloth wall covering, to the stunning marble bathroom. (The closet in the room also deserves and honorable mention as it was a walk-in. We were dead set on having some nice dinners while in town and had quite a spread of dress clothes that needed hanging up immediately) There was a separate sitting room with a couch and a tv that made the room feel more like home. Overall, the Metropole was a home run and as romantic as I could ever imagine for a honeymoon. We were quite sad to leave and are looking forward to returning.

    Tremendous Stay


    Venice is incredible. It is unllike any city anywhere. Everything at the Metropole was wonderful with one exception. Our travel package included breakfast, but we found out too late that they billed us for our breakfasts. So be sure to check your bill before you leave. Otherwise, the staff, service, and accomodations, were all top notch. A Super hotel!The walking tour of St. Marks and the Dulce's palace are a must! Also, the free boat ride and tour of the Murano glass factory were great. Some people complain about being pressured to buy, but we already had our hearts set on some gunuine Murano glass, and were very satisfied. As a bonus, Mr. and Mrs. Murano (21st generation to own the factory) rode back to venice with us. What an experience!The canals and small "streets/alleys" are mesmerizing. A gondoliere told us that there are 425 bridges over Venice's canals. It was fun getting lost on those back alleys and stumbling upon incredible stores. restaurants. cafes,churches and other 600 year old architecture. We are definately going back in the very near future.

    Ve' nice!


    Indeed, very nice, Venice & the Metropole. Kind staff, good service, a romantic atmosphere, great location. Even the food was excellent. And so was the Bar. We will definitely return. I have been to Venice before, at the Londra Palace and the Giorgione, but the Metropole is now my favourite hotel in Venice.

    Lived like a king...


    Stayed at the Metropole in February 2003. Booked a junior suite and was very impressed. The hotel is very atmospheric, the staff are very helpful and the restaurant was excellent. The breakfast buffet was fresh and substantial. A very memorable stay in a very memorable city. We will be booking a break in Venice again and the Metropole will be one of the highlights of our stay!

    Sunshine in Venice


    Hotel stay was a delight from start to finish, room was excelent, food very good and staff helpful and friendly at all times Would recommed to anyone



    We just returned from Italy, and the highlight of our trip was staying at the Metropole in Venice. In addition to Venice being a wonderful and enchanting city, the Metropole was just over the top. Pulling up to their lobby in a water taxi made you feel like you were royality. The rooms were decorated with care and the service was excellent. We can't wait to go back!

    Antiques Showplace


    I was there May 1-3 2002. Excellent location close to Plaza San Marco, very clean, elegant operation. The whole hotel is an antique showplace, the lobby, the dining room, and the hallways. Staff treats you as you would be expect to be treated. Enjoyed the everything about the visit except the breakfast. It is adequate for the items you pick up at the buffet and the coffee service is alright, but don't expect to get the advertised orange juice. They just never bring it to you. One other item disturbed me, the breakfast waitress took pains to publicly correct a female member of our party on the proper use of the formal and familar forms of vorrei. I wanted to say something about her rudeness but I was asked not to as it was our last morning there.

    All in all I recomend highly.

    Memories are Made of This


    Two years ago my boyfriend-to-be seduced me by taking me to Venice to stay at the Metropole. And I've never looked back.

    The staff were fantastic and attended to our every whim, the hotel was beautiful and the rooms made me feel like a queen. The entire trip was magical from start to finish, and the setting certainly helped. I will never forget those few days, and want to thank the staff (if they're reading) for all they did to help (especially the bell-boy who gave me his last cigarette!). I will certainly be back, and this time I might even treat my man!

    TripAdvisor Reviews Metropole Hotel Venice

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

    Travel Blogs from Venice

    The Romantic city - Venice

    A travel blog entry by petergcv on Aug 25, 2015

    1 comment, 3 photos

    ... br> Anyway, we did go to St.Marco Sqare, looked at the buildings and had an ice cream. During our walks I was feeling like being on a packed tram. They were people milling around in such
    density that one could not walk at any speed but had to conform with the mob.

    We looked at the old buildings, the bridges, the churches and walked in unbelievingly narrow streets.
    After about ...

    Sunshine and Gondolas

    A travel blog entry by wanderlustcalls on Jul 10, 2015

    21 photos

    ... quant houses painted all the bright colours of the rainbow set amongst trees and little canals. There are not as many tourists in Burano and as you wander around you will discover more alleyways again lined with brightly coloured buildings. No trip to Venice is complete without a gondola ride. The set price of €80 for a 30 minute trip before 6pm or €100 after 7pm may seem a little steep, but the wooden boats ...

    Our day in Venice

    A travel blog entry by adamjess on Jun 22, 2015

    5 photos

    ... work was incredible and super expensive!! One round small table cloth was €11000!! So beautiful though!! We then walked past St Marks Basilica which was also amazing - the detail on the building was fantastic! We then went to a Venetian glass blowing shop where we watched a glass vase being made - was actually amazing!! He was so talented and made it look so easy! Everything in this shop was beautiful. They had wine glasses with 24 carat gold on them, glass birds for ...

    Welcome to Italy!

    A travel blog entry by cstevens24 on May 19, 2015

    ... chatted. I ended up being awake long enough to watch the sun rise which was really cool as we were overlooking the water from our cabins. We then caught a ferry and headed over to Venice. I was a little worried about the boat ride but managed it okay. Venice is just as I remembered and I really enjoyed spending a whole day there. I walked around with Sarah Haliday and got lost in all the laneways. We went and saw a glass blowing demonstration which ...

    Venice: Glass and islands

    A travel blog entry by helenypsmith on May 16, 2014

    1 comment, 15 photos

    ... of Italy. We had to catch the water taxi to take us around to the glass factory making Murano glass at eight. Four women didn't show. We could not wait, but if they had just missed the timing then there would be another taxi or the hotel shuttle bus for them a little later. We were not worried. Many of us believed that this might have been a conscious decision not to come. It was the same group of women who were the mad shoppers. They had shown little interest in things other ...