Ratings based on 153 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 out of 5
87% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London

The Metropole is Venice!

Posted Jul 17, 2014
Pros: It's quirkiness and interesting objects, furniture, colours.. our room was so beautiful as if we had gone back in time..
Cons: nothing!
Location: Its right on the water where you can access water taxis and St Mark's.
I have travelled all over the world but our 4 night stay this July at The Metropole in the unique city of Venice takes the award! To appreciate The Metropole you have to understand that Venice is unique in it's waterways (no traffic!), beauty of landscape and buildings and that nothing has really changed since the 17th century.. The Metropole reflects this in the lushness of the interior..the Oriental bar and main lounge was a wonder to the senses in it's antiques, quirky ornaments, different shades of red..our room had the most ornamental l Italian furniture and both my husband and I gasped when we entered the room...on each floor of the hotel there are historical objects that are very interesting and the display of antique purses and card holders downstairs caused a few oohs and aahs! This is the hotel where Vivaldi taught his music lessons and Freud and Proust stayed! The Met restaurant for it's michelin starred menu (5 course taster meal with wines for my birthday)..the best meal we have ever had..Stefano Dorz the Maitre is a man with an ethos that the guests need to leave the restaurant happy..He certainly achieved that.. The location is right on the water by all the bridges and water taxi landings and St Mark's is 5 minutes away.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London

Metropole - perfect location, great boutique hotel

Posted Jul 17, 2014
The Metropole is in the perfect location, minutes from San Marco Square. We took a water taxi to/from the airport which took 30mins, it was a fun way to start and a good introduction to the city. The hotel oozes character and charm, the staff are friendly and helpful, the oriental bar serves tasty food (We didn't eat in the Michelin star restaurant). We had two rooms which were unique and beautiful (one mattress was a bit firm).
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Good hotel Venice.

Posted Jul 10, 2014
Nice hotel friendly helpful staff. Great restaurant. Would stay again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by F from oxford

Excellent hotel right in the heart of Venice

Posted Jul 1, 2014
The reception on arrival was warm and helpful. This carried on throughout our 3 days Great service, super rooms good breakfast - but at Venetian prices! The hotel is 300 meters from St Marks Square so perfect location. We would definitely go back .
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Darrell from Alrewas , UK

Fantastic Location 5 min walk from the square.

Posted Jun 30, 2014
Location: Venice what can you say very romantic.
this hotel and staff are brilliant i would stop here again , our room 405 has a balcony and great view over the lagoon , it was spooky how the bar man new my name and that we had an anniversary , the attention to detail was spot on , if you want a great hotel in Venice this is the one.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Laura

Gorgeous hotel with great location.

Posted Jun 22, 2014
Pros: The hotel itself is a work of art. The rooms were the largest I've seen anywhere in Europe. The staff anticipated our every need.
Cons: Only one key was provided and it was on an extremely heavy key chain that had to be left at the desk-tricky if not everyone going the same place.
Location: Right next to St. Mark's square and an easy walk to vaporetto stop.
This hotel is almost an attraction by itself. Antonio Vivaldi once lived here. The present owners have an impressive collection of antiques both on display and used as furnishings in each room.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Christopher from Kent, UK

Superb hotel in prime location

Posted Jun 5, 2014
Pros: We liked the central location and old-world atmosphere. It was easy to explore the sights on foot or by water.
Location: The hotel is situated on the promenade overlooking the lagoon and islands. There are plenty of restaurants and water buses nearby.
This hotel was chosen for a 2-day break, marking a special occasion for my wife and myself. The location is convenient as it is just a short walk to all the main attractions and close to St Mark's Square. The view across the lagoon is stunning, particularly at sunset and in the evening. There is a water taxi stop right outside. The hotel is full of antique furniture, including 17th century paintings, and the ambience exudes old-fashioned grandeur and charm. Staff were professional and exceptionally helpful from start to finish. Nothing was too much trouble - an enquiry about water taxi times prompted an immediate printed timetable with useful information. There are no tea- or coffee-making facilities and breakfast is extra.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Christopher from Kent, UK

Superb hotel in prime location

Posted Jun 5, 2014
Pros: We liked the central location and old-world atmosphere. It was easy to explore the sights on foot or by water.
Location: The hotel is situated on the promenade overlooking the lagoon and islands. There are plenty of restaurants and water buses nearby.
This hotel was chosen for a 2-day break, marking a special occasion for my wife and myself. The location is convenient as it is just a short walk to all the main attractions and close to St Mark's Square. The view across the lagoon is stunning, particularly at sunset and in the evening. There is a water taxi stop right outside. The hotel is full of antique furniture, including 17th century paintings, and the ambience exudes old-fashioned grandeur and charm. Staff were professional and exceptionally helpful from start to finish. Nothing was too much trouble - an enquiry about water taxi times prompted an immediate printed timetable with useful information. There are no tea- or coffee-making facilities and breakfast is extra.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by hml77008

Eccenttric hotel, great location

Posted Jun 5, 2014
Pros: Character, location, friendly staff
Cons: There is no iron and ironing board in the room (fire regs) and it was expensive to have clothes pressed. Also no tea/coffee facilities in the room.
Location: Great location a few hundred metres from St Marks Square and the Doges Palace. Very busy on the Riva Schiavoni with tourist groups and souvenir stalls
We had a very pleasant stay in the Metropole in late May 2014. Our room was a good size, comfortable and well laid out although the bathroom was small and the bath itself not much use due to its size. The hotel is a bit old fashioned although that is part of its charm. The breakfast buffet was great and the staff very friendly and helpful. The front desk staff a little more brusque but efficient. It was very pleasant (though expensive) to come back from dinner in the evening and enjoy a nightcap in the garden. We were persuaded to take the courtesy water taxi to Murano (we had intended to use the Vaporetto) and this included a tour of a glass factory - this was in the end a bit of a high pressure sales pitch at the factory which was slightly unwelcome. All in all though, a lovely stay in an unusual hotel with a lot of character.
2 out of 5
by Rick from Venice

Hotel close to major tourist sites.

Posted May 30, 2014
Pros: Food was of a good standard, service very slow,considering there were few diners.
Cons: See above.I chose the wrong hotel.
Location: Location excellent-close to St. Marks Square.
Hotel more like an antique emporium-poorly lit and poor value for money.ff