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Antico Panada

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We had booked 2 rooms and, right away, one of them was cancelled by the hotel without a clear reason, so we had to book it again. Upon arrival, however, we found out that all three rooms had been charged to my credit card. So, the receptionist told us that he had "good news and bad news". The apparent good news was that they were going to refund us for the third room they had charged. The bad news was that they had no rooms for us in the hotel. But, they had a hotel across the street which was just as good. When we were taken to the other hotel (Hotel Diana), we realized that it was clearly substandard. The reception area was a mess, with cleaning tools lying around carelessly. So, we asked to see the rooms and they proved to be clearly of an inferior level and we did not accept to be checked in, going back to the Antico Panada. We asked to be put in a room like the one they show in the website and the receptionist told us that, although we had not paid for that type of room (!!), he was going to personally pay for an upgrade and took us to yet another hotel (Citta de Milano), at the end of the street, which was owned by the same group. This last hotel was better than the Diana, but not at the level of what had been shown in the pictures. However, we accepted to be checked in, mainly because they threatened that they were the last two rooms and they had no other alternative. Overall, a pretty frustrating experience! Thankfully, it was only for one night.

Stayed here for three nights prior to taking a cruise. Breakfast is included. Great value

We Could not stay as they said they sold out as we arrived The hotel with our confirmed (and prepaid) reservation...

We arrived in Venice after a week in Dubai, and we're sure what to expect. Getting to the hotel is easy, as long as you know what you are doing. I looked at a map for 1 minute 3 weeks earlier and took us down a thin alley, which amazingly had a sign for the hotel, but note that it isn't exactly an uber looking for an address. Once there it was probably what a lot of hotels are like in places that tell stories about the 1300's like they were yesterday. The building lacked air, when it was 80F at night and we asked for a fan at the front desk, they told us it was out of season (October). There was noise from the traffic below (we were on the 3rd floor), but what do you want? to be close to it all or have quiet? The room was also I suppose what would you would expect from a building a few hundred years old, 20 feet long and 7 feet wide down a hallway with ups and downs, twist and turns. As a constant US business traveler, this was great for what it is. You are going to Venice for romance and culture and history. It was clean, polite, well located, and certainly not going to be applying for a marriott franchise anytime soon. Just be prepared for a little less than complete US style service and comfort.

The hotel staff are exceptional! We could not have asked for a more perfect location in Venice. Just 2 minutes from San Marco Square, where all the action is.

Daytime front desk were more than accommodating and one female desk clerk arranged water taxi and porter help to get us to the airport on time, gave us amazingly accurate walking directions and suggestions and even charged our American plugged electronics for us!

We arrived at the hotel and the safe didn't work. They were supposed to send someone right up but after an hour I went down and had to retrieve a repair person. He couldn't fix it so they did haul up another one that was attached to nothing. We then realized that the toilet runs all the time. At one point it was flushing very hard and wouldn't stop. Someone did fix it while we were out to lunch but when we returned it just started doing it again. The guy at the front desk called the repairman and we were told to bang on it really hard! When my husband went to take a shower he discovered that the water would turn from freezing cold to scalding without touching the knobs. It was after that when we realized we couldn't turn the TV on so the front desk person came up and asked us if we had a pen? He took it apart and poked it into this little hole on the front that turned it on but said that probably the batteries were dead. They were. The WiFi was barely useable the signal was so weak. It wasn't such a big deal that our bed was two twins pushed together until you woke up in the crack. The biggest irritation of all, however, was that the front desk person told us that the orange line for the water bus to the airport runs starting at 6:00 in the morning and arrives every 20 minutes so we arrange to catch the 7:20 which I look at their chart on the post and can see that is what their chart does indicate even though that was not what the sign by the docks said. We arrange for their overpriced porter to pick us up at 7:00 and he drops us off at the orange line, which doesn't actually start running until 11. It's the blue line at the next stop over that is the 7:20 to the airport. We ran as fast as we could when we realized we had been dropped off at the wrong stop only to have me slip and fall down the stairs almost breaking my arm! It's fairly clean and the location is great but there is not much more I have to say that is good about old Antico Panada!

Great time in venice, hotel very central and typical Venetian. Would stay there again, room very very small and very small shower.

In the heart of San Marco! I would recommend this hotel to all! Remember, it's a 3star hotel, nothing fancy or overlooking a canal-but it is perfect for the budget traveler. The desk help were informative and the breakfast ladies are simply darling. Close to everything including all water taxis to go explore. Directions to this hotel are tricky-alley way leading to hotel is tiny and easily passed by. But this place was worth the find!

we stayed there for just one night. the hotel is right around the corner from the main square. however, Venice is small and so everything there is pretty much walking distance to the main areas. being so central we were surrounded by so many people (tourist), it was a bit annoying.. we would have probably better enjoyed a hotel less central in a quieter area.. the hotel itself is fine. wifi only in the lobby, but nice size room facing back alley, clean, tidy. we did HOWEVER have a full hour night fight with about 30 mosquitos!!! that was totally ridiculous! there was no net on the window, or anything else to warm us from this situation! seems to make sense since there is water everywhere, but if so, i would have loved to have a net of some sort to possibly sleep under..

The hotel is not a conventional hotel but a laberintic compendium of rooms and corridorsnot good for elderly persons or with mobility problems. rooms are ok, with many stairs that could be normal in this magnificient old city. I don´t like the way the desk man suggested a close restaurant for eating, because there, we where almost robbered. The cost was excesive, and it was our first meal in Venice so appears like if there, all restaurants where so suspectly expensive. Even in the desserts, the waiter cut and gave me half a piece of tiramisú.

It was a great location and you could walk to so many interesting places or just walk around the streets and take in the wonderful old buildings. The elevator and air conditioning were a big plus although you could walk the steps easily. The staff spoke English well and were helpful. Breakfast was good. it was really nice to have a place near everything so that if you got tired you had a place to relax and cool off.

The location is great and the hotel is very clean. The only issue with it is that the rooms are small. However, when you are in venice, you do not need the room that much as you will spend most of the time outside.

Good experience overall, stayed there for 5 days for a conference and needed quick access to the water buses, which were only a five-minute walk (both San Marco and San Zaccaria stops, which are commonly used). Room facing the back, so I didn't hear any crowd noise even though the streets were always full of people (though there were occasional hammering noises until around midnight). Very small room fitting twin bed and luggage, and shower configuration made it difficult not to get the floor drenched after a shower, but if you're here alone, plan to spend most of your time outside, and want privacy and relative quiet with excellent convenience for a decent price, this is the place to stay.

The location is good for the area as the Panada is it just around the corner from the Piazza San Marco, less than a minute walk. Clean enough but definitely showing age. Small rooms typical of that part of Italy. Staff was courteous. If you are looking for a simple place to stay with no extra luxury then this hotel could work for you.

it was a good deal.

The whole staff was very friendly except the breakfast waitress. breakfast wasn't that great either except the coffee, which was amazing and the fresh fruit. I don't know if this is a Venice law or only this hotel had it, but, the room key is also used to start up the electricity in the room, so if you want to leave any batteries charging while you are away you have to leave them at the front desk.

Wonderful Location, just 2 min from St.Mark's Square. Rooms were small and maybe an issue if you travel with kids. The service was wonderful.

The location is great (very close to San Marco Square) and that's the reason we booked this. The hotel rooms are below average and overall infrastructure was found to be poor. No internet working in the rooms -only in the common lounge. The staff was not friendly unlike the other hotel we stayed in Florence in the same trip.Breakfast was nothing to write home about. Laundry was very expensive. Overall not sich a good experience.

They provide great breakfast (make sure your hotel rate includes free breakfast option). Otherwise, they charge 20 euro per person. Hotel is so close to St Mark's square you can do much sightseeing by walking. The only thing I wish is they provide free internet access. They charge 5 euros per hour for wifi access.

Calle degli Specchieri 646 Venice VE

Located in San Marco, Antico Panada is next to popular attractions like St. Mark's Basilica and St Mark's Campanile. This 50-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, concierge services, and express check-in. Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Square are a short walk from the hotel, which is in the historical district.


Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


All 50 soundproofed rooms provide safes. For entertainment, guests can enjoy satellite TV. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets.

Property features

Guests of Antico Panada enjoy free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and free newspapers. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include laundry facilities and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Standard Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 4

Quadruple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4