$170 Avg/night
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Cavalletto e Doge Orseolo Hotel Venice

4 stars
View map of San Marco, 1107, Venice, 30124

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Ratings and reviews for Cavalletto e Doge Orseolo Hotel Venice

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
52 out of 52
Amenities:
3.1
Cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
3.4
Comfort:
3.2
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.3

65% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Cavalletto e Doge Orseolo Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Harried Dad
Yuba City, California
Sep 28, 2012

So cool!

50 feet off St. Mark's Plaza, window view over the canal, antique furnishings in an extra large room, free internet, wonderful service...what more do you want? loved it!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Doge Palace self guided audio tour was REALLY great, and we enjoyed the upper parts of St. Mark's Basicilica. (But get on internet so you don't wait in lines).

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Review of Cavalletto e Doge Orseolo Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
First trip to Italy
Business
Chicago, IL
Jul 20, 2009

Not all that great.

It was okay. The location was great. The room that we stayed in was small. Only one drawer to put clothes in, had to have mine in the luggage the whole time. Bathroom shower was really small.. I barely fit and Im petite compared to my husband. Staff in the lobby was sometimes friendly. Breakfast could have been better or had some variety to it. Bed was hard and stiff. Do not open windows.. people are loud outside. If you only care about sleep and showering, then get this hotel, if you want to something more comfortable then get a better hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Cavalletto e Doge Orseolo Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
nurse prof
Business
Martinsville, IN
Jul 13, 2009

Venice Hotel

It was great!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Cavalletto e Doge Orseolo Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
east tennessee
Jul 6, 2009

great place for a night or two in venice

room was very nice. an older motel, but motels are old there. Very nicely decorated, very comfortable bed, and spotless bathroom. i was very happy with the motel and thrilled with the location. i have traveled quite a bit and would recommend this to anyone.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

this motel is easy to find and the location cannot be beat. gondolas right outside the door, the st. marks square with the basilica and palace within seconds of room. nice to be able to come back to room for restroom, since they are hard to find in europe

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Review of Cavalletto e Doge Orseolo Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Juan, PR
Jun 24, 2009

Dont be fooled by the picture

I do not recommend this hotel to anyone. The staff is extremely uncooperative - they act like they are doing you a favor... The elevator dates back to 1950's and it doesnt stop in any specific floor. We were 11 and we had to carry our bags up and down the stairs since the elevator stops in the 1/2's floor (complicated) I was sooo excited because of the pictures and I had seen it in the background of a TV show on cruises from Royal Caribbean (a couple getting a Gondola in front) The only positive thing is the location, but there are plenty of other choices around St. Marks Piazza. Our group had 5 rooms and ages ranged from 14 to 70 yrs and we all agreed, no way we will recommend this to anyone, even our worst enemy

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Cavalletto e Doge Orseolo Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
san antonio, tx
Jun 13, 2009

great loaction for the price

though the hotel is by the canal, water taxi are reluctant to take you there from the station. travel light. getting water taxi to pick you up from hotel is no problem

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

relax at st marks square listening to the dueling 3 orchestras.

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Review of Cavalletto e Doge Orseolo Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles Area, CA
Jun 11, 2009

Hotel Cavalletto Experience

PROS: Rooms for 3 and 2 are very large and can seemed to accommodate extra people. However, they won't allow it even though we offered to pay extra. we had to get another room for the 4th person. So for 2 families with 4 members each, we find it cheaper to get 2 rooms for 3 and one double.. and let one kid from each family share the double room. So for large family(ies), I suggest to plan on how to make the best of manipulating number-of-people-per-room vs dollar-value, then just do your own room assignments when you get your keys. Rooms for 2 are of decent size. Passports are required when checking in -- so dont expect to be able to sneak in an extra person to save some EURos. Bathrooms are nice and clean; water is abundant and soft. The location is very close to St. Marcs square, just few steps away from the main square. Many small decent restaurant around the area (tho not cheap). Close to many fine shopping stores. The hotel is close to the main pier for tour-ferries,water-taxis,shuttle-boats, and etc. Walking distance to the Grand Canal and REALTO bridge area (10-15 mins) where other restaurants and stores are located. You wont get lost if you don't miss the signs and directions (back and forth) to Realto/Grand Canal and St. Marcs square; directions are posted on building walls along inner-street intersections. Hotel/Airport Taxi: Water-taxi can be called from the hotel and boarded on the side of the hotel; no need to walk to the main pier (it is like calling a land taxi cab and be waiting for you in front of the hotel within 5 - 10 mins). At Cavalletto, the water-taxi will be waiting for you by the launch-dock which is just about 15 steps from front desk area - very convenient but different experience. Water-taxi to the airport is about 100 EUR per taxi, (not per person) -- extra charge for those with large luggages. We paid 140.00 EUR for 6 people with 8 large check-in luggages and 6 hand-carries. WARNING: Water-taxi traffic to the airport could be heavy if you will be flying out by mid or late afternoon. Unloading luggages when you get to the airport dock could take time for each taxi. So, planned to get to the airport as early as possible. Remember no cars in inner Venice so your only option is water-taxi to the airport or to the nearest train or land-transportaion depot. Breakfast is decent and included. BRING CONVERTERS FOR THOSE WITH LAPTOPS or other US-made electronic gadgets -- plug-converters are available for 10.00 EUR deposit and refundable. Warning: their converters can't be used for the US standard 2-prongs-with-one-large-prong plugs, but will work with 2-same-size-prongs; if you have US-3-prong-plugs, then might as well bring your own converter (US-to-EUR-3-round-parallel-prongs.) Free Wi-Fi internet connections. GONDOLA RIDE: Better to buy your condola tickets from the hotel desk so not to be hassled with bargaining with the condola operators; and so you will be picked up from the hotel-launch-dock instead of falling in line along the public launch-dock. Standard rate is 100 EUR "per gondola" (30-45 mins) and can accommodate up to 6 passangers (=16.66 EUR per person) CON: Elevators don't stop on every floor, so some might have to get-off the elevator and drag/pull/roll-down their luggages to their floor (about 3-4 steps down/up.) Elevator is so small - 6 people max. They provide shampoo but no conditioner. Some rooms have the old-venician setups so door locks are still using the old-key-hole type locks which is very inconvenient for those so used to the slide-card-type keys. However, some rooms are using the modern slide-card keys tho. Corridors are narrow; but remember, most buildings in Venice were made many years ago and just renovated to house hotels and other modern stuff. You will experience both the venician and modern atmosphere in this hotel; they really put good efforts to bring the western convenience into an old-setting. Overall: This is a Best Western hotel. And ...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of nice dining places around the St. Marcs square which is only about 100 feet away. Then got to the Realto Bridge area for dining experience along the grand canal. The grand canal/realto bridge is just about 10-15 mins walk from Hotel Cavalleto. You will see lots of interesting sights along the way. You will experience to walk the hidden old streets of Venice, cross the small bridges that connect the islands (that comprises Venice); and see the hidden small businesses, stores, and old churches along the way. You can't get lost as long as you follow the signs that will lead you to Realto Bridge and back to St. Marcs square. Signs and directions to major areas are posted on building walls along inner-street intersections.

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Review of Cavalletto e Doge Orseolo Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
gschnell
Business
oakes,nd
Jun 11, 2009

2009 trip t0 italy

it was a great location and the staff and bar tender were great. good breakfast but could have a restaurant. thankyou for a great stay. the schnell's

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Cavalletto e Doge Orseolo Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
NPG
Business
New York, NY
Jun 4, 2009

San Marco Hotel Cavalletto review

The hotel was okay, rooms were a bit small, but well appointed. The staff was pretty mixed. Some were really good - the bartender / night guard was excellent; however, when I arrived there was an extremely surly young guy with a chin-strap beard there to (un)welcome us to the hotel. There was an issue with my room at first, but the hotel was very accomodating to quickly move me into a room that was satisfactory. The overall experience was in-line with the mid-range price we paid.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Cavalletto e Doge Orseolo Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New Orleans, LA
Jun 1, 2009

Cavaletto

The Location was great right off of San Marco square. The breakfast room was nice, delicious coffee, good selection of items. The hotel was very clean, staff was helpful, room was very small, but quiet. Room also had a safe which was useful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Great location for site seeing and shopping.

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Review of Cavalletto e Doge Orseolo Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Girls out for fun!
Business
Chicago, IL
May 25, 2009

Great Location

Great location, right in San Marco square, close to public waterway transportation. Gondola rides right outside the hotel is really amazing. Rooms are bright with lots of windows. For people who miss the american meal, Hard Rock Cafe is right across from the hotel. In short, great location and friendly hotel staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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