Ca Formosa Hotel Venice

3 stars
Castello 4857 Ruga Giuffa, Venice, 30122
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.6
out of 5
7 reviews
Good deal, especially in off season

Once we found the hotel and got used to the idea of shared bathroom, and some of the noise from the... See full review

  • TwoContinentCitizen
  • Feb 2, 2010
Spotless hideaway in central location

I was pleasantly surprised from the moment I arrived with the friendly, yet non-overbearing staff,... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Aug 11, 2009
Quiet neighborhood Venice hotel near St. Mark's and Rialto Bridge
The Ca Formosa Hotel Venice is located in a quiet Venice neighborhood, centrally located within easy walking distance of St. Mark's Square, Rialto Bridge, several renowned churches and popular Venice attractions. Built in a 15th-century Venetian residence, the Ca Formosa Hotel Venice was completely renovated in 2002 to include many modern amenities, but preserved the building's romantic Venetian style. The Ca Formosa Hotel Venice staff helps guests arrange tours and other excursions.
Highlights
  • 15th-century Venetian residence renovated in 2002 with modern amenities
  • Located in a quieter neighborhood within easy walking distance of St. Mark's, Rialto Bridge and other popular attractions
  • Helpful staff organizes excursions

Location
The Ca Formosa Hotel Venice is located in a quiet neighborhood of historic Venice, a short walk northeast of St. Mark's Square. Also nearby are the Rialto Bridge and the shopping district of the Mercerie to the west, the Church of Saints John and Paul to the north, and the Riva degli Schiavoni along St. Mark's Basin to the south.

Rooms
Each room in the Ca Formosa Hotel Venice is inspired by a famous Venetian doge, and is decorated in romantic Venetian style with canopies and tapestries made by local craftsmen. Rooms are air conditioned and include Internet access, TV, mini-bar and safe. Two suites on the top floor offer dramatic views of Venice rooftops and terraces.

Features
  • The Ca Formosa Hotel Venice staff organizes romantic gondola trips, sightseeing tours and excursions to the island of Murano, home of Venice's legendary glassworks.

 

Transportation
  • Marco Polo Airport (11.6 mi/18.5 km)
  • San Zaccaria vaporetto (waterbus) dock (0.2 mi/0.4 km)
  • Venice Santa Lucia railway station (1.4 mi/2.2 km)

Attractions
  • Campo Santa Maria Formosa (0.1 mi/ 0.2 km)
  • St. Mark's Square (0.2 mi/ 0.4 km)
  • Correr Museum (0.4 mi/0.7 km)
  • Murano Island (2.2 mi/3.5 km)
Policies and fees
A tax has been imposed by the city for stays beginning 1 October 2012, and will be collected directly at the property. The tax ranges from EUR 1 to EUR 5 per person, per night. The amount has been determined by the local administration, depends on the star rating of hotel and the season of travel. This tax does not apply from the 6th consecutive night of stay onwards, to residents of Venice City and children under 10 years of age. Please note that further exemptions may apply. For additional details on this tax please check with the hotel property at check-in.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Ca Formosa Hotel Venice Rooms

STANDARD - ROOM
This room offers one single bed along with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Balcony / Terrace, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, Clothes dryer
Color TV, Ensuite / Private bathroom
Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access,
Iron / Ironing board, Kettle, Laundry service, Mini bar, Non-smoking rooms,
Pay TV, Pay-per-view movies, Radio, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room,
Shared bathroom, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone.
STANDARD - ROOM
This room offers one double bed and one single bed or three twins along with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Balcony / Terrace, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, Clothes dryer Color TV, Ensuite / Private bathroom Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Kettle, Laundry service, Mini bar, Non-smoking rooms, Pay TV, Pay-per-view movies, Radio, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room, Shared bathroom, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone.
STANDARD - ROOM
This room offers one double bed or two twin beds along with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Balcony / Terrace, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, Clothes dryer Color TV, Ensuite / Private bathroom Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Iron / Ironing board, Kettle, Laundry service, Mini bar, Non-smoking rooms, Pay TV, Pay-per-view movies, Radio, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room, Shared bathroom, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
General
Concierge
Dining
Room service
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle

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Hotel Map

45.4363 12.3423
Area served
Venice
Nearby airports
Venice Marco Polo International Airport and Lido Airport.
Area description
This hotel is located in the heart of Venice, just a stroll from St. Mark's Square and Rialto Bridge, but has a calm, secluded position despite the large number of tourists. With just a few minutes walk the guests can reach the main landings to avail of frequent public transport which takes all over the city, as well as to the other islands of the lagoon (Torcello, Burano, Murano, Chioggia, Lido, etc.).Campo Santa Maria Formosa, the location of this hotel in Venice, is one of the liveliest and characteristic areas of the city. The Renaissance style Santa Maria Formosa church, with its baroque bell tower, gets its name from the appearance of The Blessed Virgin in the form of a "formosa" or shapely, beautiful woman.The same area hosts the prestigious Querini Stampalia Foundation, with its rich and much-used public library and a considerable gallery of three-hundred paintings by artists from Veneto, including G. Bella, Palma il Giovane, Palma il Vecchio, G. Bellini, P. Longhi.

Nearby points of interest

  • San Zulian: 0.2 mi
  • Basilica di San Marco: 0.2 mi
  • Bridge of Sighs: 0.2 mi
  • Palazzo Ducale: 0.2 mi
  • Clocktower in Piazza San Marco: 0.2 mi
  • Totem Il Canale: 0.2 mi
  • Colleoni Monument: 0.2 mi
  • Campanile di San Marco: 0.2 mi
  • Archeological museum: 0.2 mi
  • St Marks Square: 0.2 mi
  • National Library of St Mark's: 0.3 mi
  • Museo Correr: 0.3 mi
  • San Francesco della Vigna: 0.3 mi
  • Rialto Bridge: 0.3 mi
  • Rialto Food Market: 0.3 mi
  • San Zulian: 0.2 mi
  • Basilica di San Marco: 0.2 mi
  • Bridge of Sighs: 0.2 mi
  • Palazzo Ducale: 0.2 mi
  • Clocktower in Piazza San Marco: 0.2 mi
  • Totem Il Canale: 0.2 mi
  • Colleoni Monument: 0.2 mi
  • Campanile di San Marco: 0.2 mi
  • Archeological museum: 0.2 mi
  • St Marks Square: 0.2 mi
  • National Library of St Mark's: 0.3 mi
  • Museo Correr: 0.3 mi
  • San Francesco della Vigna: 0.3 mi
  • Rialto Bridge: 0.3 mi
  • Rialto Food Market: 0.3 mi
  • San Moise: 0.4 mi
  • La Fenice Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Art Gallery Bugno: 0.4 mi
  • Arsenale: 0.5 mi
  • Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute: 0.5 mi
  • San Giorgio Maggiore: 0.6 mi
  • Chiesa di Santo Stefano: 0.6 mi
  • Ca'Pesaro: 0.6 mi
  • Guggenheim Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Peggy Guggenheim Collection: 0.7 mi
  • Palazzo Grassi: 0.7 mi
  • Madonna dell'Orto: 0.7 mi
  • Basilica dei Frari: 0.8 mi
  • Gallerie dell'Accademia: 0.8 mi
  • Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari: 0.8 mi
  • Murano Glass Museum: 0.8 mi
  • Scuola Grande Arciconfraternita di San Rocco: 0.8 mi
  • San Pietro di Castello: 0.9 mi
  • Ghetto: 1 mi
  • Port of Venice: 1 mi
  • Santa Lucia Station: 1.1 mi
  • Burano: 4.9 mi
  • Lace Museum: 5 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (7)

Ratings and reviews for Ca Formosa Hotel Venice

Overall score

2.6 / 5
7 out of 7
Amenities:
2.3
Room cleanliness:
3.1
Hotel staff:
3.3
Room comfort:
2.7
Location:
3.7
Value:
2.7

43% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
TwoContinentCitizen
West Michigan
Feb 2, 2010

Good deal, especially in off season

Once we found the hotel and got used to the idea of shared bathroom, and some of the noise from the kitchen in the morning, we appreciated the people, the location,and the price paid.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Get a good map to find the hotel upon arriving with the vaporette - the hotel map is not the best.

Review of Ca Formosa Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
New York City, NY
Aug 11, 2009

Spotless hideaway in central location

I was pleasantly surprised from the moment I arrived with the friendly, yet non-overbearing staff, impeccable cleanliness and central, quiet location in the city. Even though I had a shared bathroom and all the rooms surrounded a common sitting/breakfast area, the accommodations were very comfortable and staff made sure that all requests were met with a smile and then double-checked to see if I remained satisfied. They even provided free internet service so I could stay in touch w/email! Continental breakfast was very hearty... would definitely recommend!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Location was a real time saver to all various areas of interest. The S.Zaccaria water bus stop was the hub to all points of departure and everything was within walking distance, especially the Venice Biennale sites! Check out the Herby botanical products shop on the corner.. wonderful and aromatic.

Review of Ca Formosa Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

3
Ken from DC
Washington DC
Sep 17, 2012

Budget rooms

Some rooms are in the attic of the hotel and ceilings are very low. If you're over 6 feet tall, you might hit the head to the ceiling.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Ca Formosa Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

3
Reniltys
London
Jul 9, 2010

Friendly people, clean, good breakfast

Take about the stairs, I needed to went up 3 floors.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Ca Formosa Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

2
BigTylerE
Tennessee
Aug 17, 2012

Great Location. Pathetic room.

There really is not a bad location in Venice, since nearly everything is within walking distance, but this hotel has a great location close to Rialto and San Marco. From the website, it appears that the hotel is well lit and easy to find, but our experience tells of something different. Since we arrived late (11PM), the alley that the hotel was located was completely pitch black and the sign was not easily visible. Then, we had to backtrack around the corner to the hotel's sister hotel to check in. The room was small and smelled musty with a hard double bed and ancient looking furniture, bed linens and amenities. The TV was about 12 inches and did not even work properly. Pros: Superb AC! Decent bathroom. The free breakfast was nothing special. Do not recommend.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Ca Formosa Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

1
Anonymous
Los Angeles, CA
Mar 16, 2011

Overbooked downgrade with no compensatio

They overbooked and relocated me to another hotel, but with extremely bad condition. The room was dirty, had to share a bathroom with other people (in my original booking it was a single room with private bathroom). While the hotel rate was some $220/night, the room they relocated us was more like a hostel that cost no more than $40.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Review of Ca Formosa Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

1
ca formossa
miami fl
Feb 24, 2011

terrible

they said they had no room for us with no explanation we ended up getting a hotel off the island of venice because everything was booked up terrible experience[...] i even called the hotel to confirm and they did but when we arrived they had nothing and treated us like we had the plague [...]

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Dining tip: Not Applicable

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