Hotel Rialto Venezia
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I found this hotel thanks to a very good website dedicated to hotels specifically in Venice. After browsing through and picking a few favourites (naturally I have expensive taste, so a bit of compromising with the other half was needed here), and after some quick research on Tripadvisor, we finally decided on Hotel Rialto. One of the things which …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Rialto Venezia Venice
Fantastic location, and with the bedrooms, you get what you pay for. We had room 409 which was lovely, it was a Junior Suite overlooking the grand canal and practically on top of the rialto bridge (just close the shutters at night and you won't hear a thing). The breakfast was nice and the staff were very helpful. I'd definitely stay here again.
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We only stayed here one night, great location, right beside the famous Rialto bridge. Their Panoramic Terrance was a great plus, Sunsets to your left, the Rialto to your right. Our room was small but had everything we needed. They were kind enough to hold our luggage for us while we toured the city the second day, check out is at 12, but our train did not leave until 8, it was exactly where we left it when we returned. I would definitely recommend.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Rialto Venezia Venice
Absolute worst hotel I have ever stayed at!
Please don't waste your money or ruin your trip to Venice by staying at this hotel. My room at The Rialto was filthy at best... the cloth covered headboard on the bed was stained with grease and dirt, the walls (also cloth covered) were very dirty, and the room had a general odor of sewage. The room's furnishings were so disgusting I was afraid to let even the outside of my luggage touch anything. Overall the room was dismal, I was actually scared to sleep there. If all you are interested in is the excellent view this hotel provides you may want to consider sleeping on the sidewalk out front.... it's cleaner and probably has more to offer !
Best location in Venice
March 2004 I can not imagine staying anywhere except the Hotel Rialto in Venice. The staff was very friendly and our room was large with a sette and a Venitian chandlier. (Our room was the one in front with the balcony and the flags.) The view was spectacular even at night. We got a great price through the internet and we would highly recomend it for anyone going to Venice.
Very central location
This was an ideal location for first-time visitors like ourselves - more or less in the centre of Venice. If however, you are arriving by water bus from the airport, this may be a bit of a trek from St Marks' with your luggage. Would advise getting a bus from the airport to the Piazalle Roma, and then the water bus down the Grand Canal to the Rialto Bridge. The room was larger than I had anticipated, and I had been lead to believe that the bathroom would be without a bath, but I was pleasantly surpised. One downside was the ludicrous amount of stairs we had to climb on the way to our room (up in the rafters). By the end of our stay my buns and calves were very finely tuned.
Nevertheless it didn't ruin our stay and I would happily recommend it to all.
Highly recommend Hotel Rialto!
This was our first trip to Italy, and Hotel Rialto did not disappoint! First, the location and ease of arrival were hard to beat in Venice. As another reviewer stated, train to Santa Lucia (do not get off on the first Venice (Mestre) stop like most tourists on our train did, us included..) Vaporetto to Rialto bridge, and walk about the width of a sidewalk in the front doors of the hotel! Above average, very classy hotel, nice decor, immaculately clean. Hotel staff were professional, friendly, English speaking, and were very helpful to me when I had problems with my bank back home. Internet service in lobby for small fee, and they were able to fax something to my bank for me.
We had a wonderfully large quad room for my husband and I and our 2 boys, 12 and 17. Had king bed and 2 twins, with sm. couch, chairs, desk, vanity, tv, walk in closet. Bathroom was normal sized, nice tile. Decor in room was very 'Venetian" , but that was part of the fun!
We had two windows that opened onto the Grand Canal/Rialto Bridge view.
Was a bit of noise from the vaporetto stop out front (when we were
enjoying the view and ambience with the windows open) but okay when
windows and shutters closed.
Good central location, able to walk easily to St. Marks, Academy, etc. The included breakfast buffet was not the best of all the hotels we stayed in, but was adequate, had bakery goods, cereal, hard boiled eggs, coffee, juices, etc.
As we were walking around the city and seeing people walking through the tiny streets, up and over the many canal bridges with their luggage, we especially appreciated the ease of stepping off the vaporetto and into the hotel lobby, and up the elevator to our room! Another plus is that when we got lost walking, or were unsure, there would frequently be signs for the Rialto bridge, or we could ask anyone 'which way to Rialto bridge'- everyone in Venice knows where that is, so we could always find our way back....
Again, would highly recommend this hotel for its physical qualities, location, and staff. Ciao!
We went to Italy for our honeymoon at the end of September 2003. Our first stop was Venice and we stayed at the Hotel Rialto. It is in a great location, nice, clean rooms, friendly staff. We had a fantastic view of the Rialto bridge and the canal. It was absolutely beautiful!
Nothing negative to report here...
Location at a very reasonable price
I chose this hotel for it's location....Venice in winter can be cold, wet and miserable, and arriving at night with luggage and trying to find your hotel can be a frustrating experience. The Hotel Rialto did not disappoint - off the train and onto vaparetto 82 which stops about 50 meters from the front door of the Hotel. The Hotel itself was also good value at 100 Euros/night during low season. Bathrooms are a bit small, but the rooms are clean and nicely furnished. I would stay there again.
It's a Good Choice
If you're looking for a Venice hotel that is centrally located and convenient with transportation, Hotel Rialto is among the better choices. It is by no means a lavish facility, yet its assets outweigh its liabilities.First the liabilities, one of which might be that the bathrooms are quite small and basic. But what one must keep in mind is that most hotels in Venice have been carved out of buildings that have been there for centuries; there is no place to add space without completely gutting the interior. But at least our room (minus the bathroom) was spacious and well decorated. Our sons stayed in their own room, which was almost as spacious and adorned in its own genre, thus indicating the variety of themes from room to room.One might also say that another mark against Hotel Rialto is that, although it is a waterfront hotel (a must for any tourist in Venice!), there are stations for taxis and waterbuses between the hotel and the water. But, of course, the optimist would see this as a convenience in transportation. And a convenience it is as, upon our arrival, we stepped off the boat right in front of the hotel! There also exists another very nice plus because of this boat-stop area: One of the water taxis will take you straight to the island of Murano, where the glass factories and shops are located. Hotel Rialto has a deal worked out with these taxis, thereby offering this free transportation. Note: this deal includes a ride to the island only, not from.Its assets are aplenty.First, location, location, location! Its front door is quite literally ten steps away from the Rialto Bridge, the subject of many a photographer and artist. If your room, like ours, is located on the front thus overlooking the canal, you can lean out the window and easily take a snapshot of your friends standing on the bridge (forever a great conversation piece complete with bragging rights!).As well, it is on the Grand Canal, which is very open and picturesque. Shops and restaurants are all around as well as street vendors and a small daytime flea market right around the corner.Also, don't forget to take out a few minutes each day to enjoy their private terrace that overlooks the Grand Canal. The terrace is accessible to HR guests only and, chances are, you may be the only one up there enjoying it for as much as thirty minutes at a time.A fifteen-minute stroll through the charming walkways of this historic city takes you straight to San Marcos Plaza, which most agree is the centerpiece of town.Finally, at the risk of sounding snobbishly American, English is spoken quite well by much of the staff, especially at the front desk. Please know that our family learned as much Italian as we could for this vacation, mostly for our own benefit, but also to avoid the appearance of cultural arrogance. But being able to communicate in our native tongue did make things easier.To summarize, if one asked me which hotel is economically the best for a tourist in Venice, I would not hesitate to recommend Hotel Rialto. It was my third visit there, not making me a pro by any stretch of the imagination, but no beginner either. And this was by far the best of all three hotels I have experienced in this ancient city.
Wet 4 days
We chose the Rialto for its central location and central it was! We had an excellent room overlooking the Grand Canal on the first floor, italianate in decor. It was a little noisy from the street in the early morning but then that added to the atmosphere! The breakfasts could have been much better. The worst of the April stay was the weather.......two and a half solid days of rain with a sunny first afternoon and sunny departure evening on day 4!