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Cavalletto e Doge Orseolo Hotel Venice

4 stars
San Marco, 1107, Venice, 30124
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
50 reviews
Fantastic

Got to Venice early and walked to hotel from bus depot, as we had 5 hours to kill before we could... See full review

  • Jan and Bernie
  • Nov 15, 2014
So cool!

50 feet off St. Mark's Plaza, window view over the canal, antique furnishings in an extra large... See full review

  • Harried Dad
  • Sep 28, 2012
The Venice hotel for VIPs since the 14th century, on St. Mark’s Square
Join a guest list that has included Richard Strauss, Winston Churchill, and the Duke of Aosta at the Cavalletto e Doge Orseolo Hotel Venice. About 50 meters from St. Mark's Square -- Venice's center for culture, shopping and dining -- the hotel has its own water landing, allowing guests to arrive right at the building's entrance via gondola or water taxi. One of Venice's oldest and most famous hotels, modern conveniences allow guests to stay in comfort in the cultural center of historic Venice.

Highlights
  • 14th century hotel is one of Venice’s oldest and most famous
  • About 50 meters from St. Mark’s Square and has its own water landing
  • On the Bacino Orselo, the gathering place for many of Venice’s gondoliers
Location
The Cavalletto e Doge Orseolo Hotel Venice is just meters off the northwest corner of St. Mark’s Square, right on the Bacino Orselo and a short walk from the docks of the Riva degli Schiavoni. Many of Venice’s most famous attractions are nearby, including St. Mark’s Basilica, the Ducal Palace and the Fenice Theater. The hotel is a short walk from the designer boutiques along the Calle Larga 22 Marzo.
Rooms
The Cavalletto e Doge Orseolo Hotel Venice’s 107 rooms are decorated in Venetian style. Rooms are air conditioned and include private bathrooms, satellite TV, Internet access and safes. Non-smoking rooms are available. Many rooms look over the Bacino Orselo.
Features
Start the day at the historic Cavalletto e Doge Orseolo Hotel Venice with a buffet breakfast in the hotel’s sunny Venetian restaurant. Room service also is available and in some rooms, guests watch gondolas float by as they dine. The hotel also has a bar, concierge service, Wi-Fi and on-call doctor service.
Transportation
  • Marco Polo Airport (12.6 m/20.3 km)
  • Water taxi (at private water landing)
  • Riva degli Schiavoni vaporetto (waterbus) docks (0.4 m/0.6 km)
  • Venice Santa Lucia railway station (1.3 m/2.1 km)

Attractions
  • St. Mark’s Square (0.1 m/0.1 km)
  • Correr Museum (0.1 m/0.2 km)
  • Ducal Palace (0.2 m/0.3 km)
  • Fenice Theater (0.2 m/0.4 km)
  • Calle Larga 22 Marzo (0.2 m/0.4 km)
  • Palazzo Grassi (0.6 m/0.9 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.

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Cavalletto e Doge Orseolo Hotel Venice Rooms

Single Room
The bedding option for the room is one single bed. Room offers Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Cable /Satellite TV, Color TV, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, iron/ironing board, Kettle, Laundry service, Mini bar, Modem / data port connection, Non-smoking rooms, Room service, Safe in room, Tea and coffee making facilities and Telephone.
Double Room
The bedding option for the room is one single bed Or two double beds. Room offers Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Cable / Satellite TV, Color TV, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, iron/ironing board, Kettle, Laundry service, Mini bar, Modem / data port connection, Non-smoking rooms, Room service, Safe in room, Tea and coffee making facilities and Telephone.
Triple Room
The bedding option for the room is one single bed and one double bed. Room offers Air conditioning,Alarm clock, Cable / Satellite TV, Color TV, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, iron/ironing board, Kettle, Laundry service, Mini bar, Modem / data port connection, Non-smoking rooms, Room service, Safe in room, Tea and coffee making facilities and Telephone.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Internet
WiFi

Nearby points of interest

  • Museo Correr: 0.1 mi
  • St Marks Square: 0.1 mi
  • Totem Il Canale: 0.1 mi
  • Clocktower in Piazza San Marco: 0.1 mi
  • Campanile di San Marco: 0.1 mi
  • San Moise: 0.1 mi
  • National Library of St Mark's: 0.1 mi
  • Archeological museum: 0.1 mi
  • Basilica di San Marco: 0.1 mi
  • San Zulian: 0.1 mi
  • Palazzo Ducale: 0.1 mi
  • La Fenice Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Art Gallery Bugno: 0.2 mi
  • Rialto Food Market: 0.2 mi
  • Bridge of Sighs: 0.2 mi
  • Museo Correr: 0.1 mi
  • St Marks Square: 0.1 mi
  • Totem Il Canale: 0.1 mi
  • Clocktower in Piazza San Marco: 0.1 mi
  • Campanile di San Marco: 0.1 mi
  • San Moise: 0.1 mi
  • National Library of St Mark's: 0.1 mi
  • Archeological museum: 0.1 mi
  • Basilica di San Marco: 0.1 mi
  • San Zulian: 0.1 mi
  • Palazzo Ducale: 0.1 mi
  • La Fenice Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Art Gallery Bugno: 0.2 mi
  • Rialto Food Market: 0.2 mi
  • Bridge of Sighs: 0.2 mi
  • Rialto Bridge: 0.3 mi
  • Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute: 0.3 mi
  • Chiesa di Santo Stefano: 0.3 mi
  • Guggenheim Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Peggy Guggenheim Collection: 0.4 mi
  • Colleoni Monument: 0.4 mi
  • Palazzo Grassi: 0.4 mi
  • Gallerie dell'Accademia: 0.5 mi
  • Madonna dell'Orto: 0.5 mi
  • Ca'Pesaro: 0.5 mi
  • Murano Glass Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Basilica dei Frari: 0.5 mi
  • San Giorgio Maggiore: 0.5 mi
  • Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari: 0.5 mi
  • Scuola Grande Arciconfraternita di San Rocco: 0.6 mi
  • San Francesco della Vigna: 0.6 mi
  • Port of Venice: 0.7 mi
  • Arsenale: 0.8 mi
  • Santa Lucia Station: 0.9 mi
  • Ghetto: 0.9 mi
  • San Pietro di Castello: 1.1 mi
  • Burano: 5.2 mi
  • Lace Museum: 5.3 mi

Dining

Restaurant
La Colomba.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

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 (50)

Ratings and reviews for Cavalletto e Doge Orseolo Hotel Venice

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
50 out of 50
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
3.4
Room comfort:
3.1
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.2

66% would recommend to a friend.

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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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room 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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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
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room 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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room 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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room 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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room 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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
DR. RON
Business
LIVERMORE CA.
Apr 22, 2009

NEVER STAY HERE

OUR FIRST ROOM OPTION HAD NO VIEW. I ACCEPTED AN UP GRADE OF $75.00 EURO PER NIGHT AND OUR BED HAD THE HEAD LOWER THAN THE FOOT SO THAT BLOOD WOULD RUSH TO YOUR HEAD. WHEN I TOLD THE STAFF THEY JUST LAUGHED AT ME AND WOULD NOT EVEN MOVE US BACK TO OUR FIRST ROOM. WE SLEPT SIDEWAYS AND I WILL NEVER STAY AT A BEST WESTERN. I HAD NO CLUE IT WAS A BEST WESTERN WHEN I BOOKED THE ROOM.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Cavalletto e Doge Orseolo Hotel Venice

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
xxy
Business
Walnut Creek , Ca
Mar 3, 2009

excellent, phantastic location

My husband and I were in Venice before but never at Carneval. This time we took the chance and the hotel was the perfect place located right at the Marcus Palace. We had breakfast and we saw the gondolas passing by. Excellent service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Ask Venecians for advices.

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