Ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.4 Room cleanliness
3.6 Service & staff
2.7 Room comfort
3.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Familiesby Desi A from New Jersey
OKPosted Mar 3, 2014 on Hotels.com
The room was fairly big and comfortable. Most of the staff was fantastic. They went out of their way to be extra accommodating and friendly. Breakfast was very nice. The only downside was that there was a smell from the bathroom. Our best guess was that it was the plumbing system. Not pleasant but keeping the door closed with the fan on helped. It was a bit away from the main tourist spots and had more of a local feel. Very close to grocery stores, fruit markets, a great pastry/coffee shops, and restaurants. Also very close to a park and water taxi/shuttle which had both tourist lines and local lines (faster to train station).
for Familiesby A verified traveler
Posted Feb 8, 2014 on Hotels.com
by A verified traveler from Idaho USA
Main hotel is prettyPosted Nov 27, 2008
This is a hard place to find. We then had to carry luggage to another place. The second place was roomy but needed deep cleaning and maintenance. The door knob fell off the entrance door. The railing had 2 holders out of four detached and the walls in the room were shabby. The bathroom was nice but had a urine odor. The breakfast room was very nice and so was the staff. The pastries and drink was also good.
by A verified traveler from Cincinnati, OH
Don't bother!Posted Oct 22, 2008
We booked this hotel months in advance and paid in advance. When we arrived the man at the desk said he was going to take us to a very nice big room. We physically left the hotel and walked down two blocks to an apartment which wasn't even clean. We complained and were taken back to the hotel and put into probably the smallest room in the place on the fourth floor. We asked to speak to the manager and he said this is a typical hotel room in Venice. We knew that was a lie because we met another couple in the hotel and physically saw their room. Our vacation did not start out on a good foot. In the course of our two week vacation we stayed in five other hotels throughout Italy and in no other cases were we displeased.
by A verified traveler from North West
it was 'ok'Posted Aug 22, 2008 on Hotels.com
the original room they gave us was the size of a broom cupboard and the shower was tiny and dirty. They did move us as soon as we complained - much nicer room but the shower was still not very clean and water was leaking in from the room next door making the floor always wet and slippy - and this was the disabled room?
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Edinburgh
Good Venice LocationPosted Jul 23, 2008
Enjoyed four nights at the Corte Contarina. Location is a little away from the centre but all the better for that. St. Mark's Square is about ten minutes walk. Via Garibaldi has good local shopping and local trattorias in that are cheaper than uptown. We'd go back!
Recommendedby A verified traveler from NY Metro
No SurprisesPosted Nov 15, 2007
Four flights of stairs didn't add to the joy, but the management was extremely friendly. The room was attractive. No mistaking this for anything but a thee star hotel. I'm a Venice hand and know my way around and picked the hotel for the neighborhood. I'm partial to the residential air of the Via Garibaldi. Breakfast was good with no upcharge for the cappacino. The room was quiet and the service was adequate.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Toronto
Well-hidden gemPosted Oct 31, 2007
The hotel was a bit difficult to find as it's actually in a lane, off a lane of Via Garibaldi. (Look for the tiny inn sign pointing down the alley, on the wall beside the church on Via Garibaldi.) A water taxi can put you within approximately 50 metres of the entrance, but if you're coming by public transit be prepared to carry or roll your bags for 200 metres or so. The entrance lobby is a bit claustrophobic and the stairs up to the rooms are narrow, but don't let that put you off. The building is quite clean, and we were pleasantly suprised by our room, which was large, comfortable, and lavishly decorated. The hotel even provided a crib for our baby daughter. The bathroom was closet-sized, and the shower exceedingly narrow, but this is the norm in Italian hotels, so we weren't too troubled. It's just a five minute walk to the Grand Canal and the nearest waterbus stop, and only a 15 minute walk along the canal to Piazza San Marco. The hotel's dining room only serves the continental breakfast, but there are many restaurants in the vicinity. The front desk staff were uniformly friendly and helpful. This is a almost a budget hotel, by pricey Venetian standards, but we were quite satisfied with our stay, based largely on the quality of our room. We were always pleased to return at the end of the day and relax in spacious comfort.
by A verified traveler from Toronto
Would not go backPosted Jun 6, 2007
This was a strange hotel... The room was really small (the smallest of our trip to Italy) and very dark (not enough lighting). The bed was uncomfortable, and seemed old and not clean. The shower stall was tiny, even for European standards. However, staff was helpful and neighbourhood is quiet (nice break from the crowds around San Marco). There has to be a better 3 star hotel in Venice.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Lovely HotelPosted Apr 21, 2007
Lovely hotel with true venetian character.