Ca Formosa Hotel Venice ★★★

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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.


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.


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.

Property 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.



  • 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

Nearby 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)


  • 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)


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.

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3 /5 Overall score

62% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 2.8/5
  • Cleanliness: 3.5/5
  • Hotel staff: 3.3/5
  • Comfort: 2.6/5
  • Location: 4.2/5
  • Value: 3/5

Budget rooms

Would not recommend Mon, Sep 17, 2012
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.

| Washington DC Friends

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Great Location. Pathetic room.

Would not recommend Fri, Aug 17, 2012
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.

| Tennessee Friends

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

Overbooked downgrade with no compensatio

Would not recommend Wed, Mar 16, 2011
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.

| Los Angeles, CA Couples

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 1 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 1 /5


Would not recommend Thu, Feb 24, 2011
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 [...]


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| miami fl Couples

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 1 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 1 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Friendly people, clean, good breakfast

Would recommend Fri, Jul 9, 2010
Take about the stairs, I needed to went up 3 floors.

| London Family

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Spotless hideaway in central location

Would recommend Tue, Aug 11, 2009
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!!!

Time saver

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.

| New York City, NY Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

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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
Biennale Gardens 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: 2:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM

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.