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Hotel Ca' Alvise

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The location of the hotel is very close to San Marco. So pretty much very close to major attractions. Beware if you have heavy luggage then it is a task to reach the hotel from the nearest boat station. A good 10 mts walk from San Angelo but the trouble is the numerous small bridges wherein you will have to lift and cannot stroll your luggage. The rooms were small but ok. Breakfast was just fine. The restaurant is open only for breakfast. But you have several eateries nearby. Wifi very slow. All in all a decent hotel for couple of days of stay in Venice.

Booked this Hotel after checking it's rating on Trip Adviser (Rated 4 out of 5), but didn't find it anywhere near a four star. Probably something to do with size of properties in Venice. First of all our room was on 3rd floor ( not really sure it was 3rd or 2nd but for too many stairs)and there was no lift. After so much of walk and stairs one expects some comfort once reached their hotel, but here on top of all that walk we had to go up all those stairs, really disappointing. Bed was double( two single ones joint together) small in size. Not really comfortable. Room was decorated traditional style. Bathroom was really good. Bathroom as good as a four star and room as good as 3 star. Don't complement each other. Staff very good,friendly and helpful. No complains at all. Over all an average to good stay.

Hotel was lovely breakfast scrumptious not far from grand canal and st marks square, staff very nice and helpful always willing to help nice shopping and places to eat nearby, vaporetto wonderful way to travel go to murano lovely place to see.

Just returned from 3 days in Venice, staying at Ca'Alvise hotel. Sitting off one of the minor canals, the hotel is very central in the San Marco area - St Marks, Rialto being a 5-8 minute walk. If you are coming from the airport via the Waterbus (Allilaguna) make sure to get the ORANGE line and get off at either Rialto or St Augusta. This takes under an hour where as the BLUE line goes via Morano, Lido and a couple of other places and takes about 1 hour 50 minutes. Both cost 15 euros per person. A private water taxi costs around 130 euros for 3 people. The hotel itself is great. It's not large or modern, but all the better for that. We stayed in a 4 bed room -one very large double and 2 full singles (room 204). Yes the TV is a small flat screen but has Sky. The chandelier is amazing! The bathroom is large and has a Jacuzzi bath which is great after a days walking. Safe and mini bar in room. Pillows were a bit hard for me, but that's just a preference. Only criticism is AC unit is over the door and too far away from the main bedroom. Breakfast was good - scrambled eggs and continental type bacon - all usually fruits, croissants etc as well. Can't fault it. They have a room for you to leave your luggage in when you arrive and on day of departure which is invaluable. Staff fantastic - friendly, great sense of humours. As a place to use as a base in Venice its everything you would need. Would definitely stay again

After booking this place via British Airways website, we were surprised to discover the hotel had so many bad reviews on this website and just to avoid any surprises we called the hotel asking for the usual: a quiet room on an upper floor away from all kind of noises. The hotel could not accommodate us for an extended stay, as we were prepared to pay extra for this, due to having a very late flight, but apart from this I cannot say but top things about this hotel. Our room, 301 was on the top floor overlooking the canal, which means we had noises from the loud singing gondoliers passing between 9am and up to the sunset (imagine the equivalent of the London underground and picture this in Venice with up to 6, 7 gondolas waiting to pass near eachother - which was a bit hilarious), but apart from that the hotel was very quiet with the exception of the mad Italian women who woke us up one night as they came to their room and then the second night when the rain woke us up due to some strange system on the top floor where we were located. The room was large and in L shaped with a long hallway where the wardrobe, safe and fridge was (where we put our drinks bought from a nearby Punto supermarket off via dei Assassini) then the room with unfortunately 2 single beds put together which means we kept falling between the gaps (we found this hilarious), windows overlooking both sides of the room, TV with hundreds of channels in lots of languages however with a screen smaller than my PC screen at home. The bathroom was equally large with toiletries, towels, bidet and a jacuzzi bath I used every single day for my poor feet and back. We discovered the breakfast was included (held in 2 rooms on the ground floor) with the same repetitive but varied selection: scrambled eggs, mini sausages, selection of mezze and cheese, no tomatoes but lots of fruits in compot, selection of teas/chocomilk etc juices, breads and lots of pastries, fresh fruits, cornflakes etc Even if you might be very fussy like me, there was a huge variety to get you started for the day. The staff was very friendly and joking all the time, with the exception of the young lady receptionist who could never be bothered to smile and be friendly but just to look at you with cold eyes, which is a pity.... 2 min walk from the hotel towards the Piazza San Marco there was Teatro La Fenice (entry 10 euros plus extra 3 for taking pictures!!!), lots of restaurants, cheap shops and cafes around, then walking towards Piazza San Marco there were lots of designer shops etc in small streets rather busy - which told me how greatly located our hotel was: everything nearby and walking distance - what more could we want? Fortunately we found VisitMuve which means we bought the entrance to 11 museums for only 24 euros (although they have more offers there) and printing the pages home meant we only showed the barcodes accessing all these locations without having to wait for hours in the gigantic queues. Also I would recommend to buy online your tickets for Basilica San Marco if you want to avoid the queues there: chose your time carefully though. Due to all these little details we were fortunate to enjoy Venice immensely, no wonder my partner wants a similar birthday gift and maybe a return here. There are also lots of free museums to visit converted from churches towards Ponte dell Academia. The only thing to majorly spoil our trip was the encounter with a group of foreign accordion players who started singing near us as we were eating one day and due to having to cover my ears (as I have Vertigo and music/sounds make me dizzy) they started swearing at me in one of the languages I do understand - I hope the authorities will be dealing with these pests efficiently. Otherwise Venice is a great place to come back to.

The service is pretty much what you could expect from Venetian hotels, not bad but not great. Our room was dark with zero natural light from outside and the air conditioning for the building was switched off due to some or other Venetian law. Took this with a pinch of salt. The breakfast was good but you extra for proper coffee and fried eggs. A bit greedy in my opinion. The curtains and bedspreads are relics which belong in a museum rather than being used in the rooms. They just look dirty and worn out. So did the towels. There is a really strong smell of raw sewage throughout the hotel which the are trying to cover up with a cheap vanilla plug in diffuser. It just makes it smell worse. The TVs in the bedrooms are smaller than the average computer screen and very complicated to use. I don't think I'll stay here again.

We got a good price for this hotel so I was expecting it to be less than perfect, but it far exceeded expectations. Our room for three was opulent and very spacious, the breakfast selection was fantastic, staff went out of their way to be helpful, and the location couldn't have been better for exploring Venice. Only small issue was the bathroom door didn't lock properly, but this was not significant. I'd recommend this hotel to friends and would return.

Good service; spacious suite. Jacuzzi tub and nice shower. Breakfast offerings are substantial and nice dining area. The front desk staff were helpful, and gave us two wake up calls and helped with luggage at 3 am. Carrying large luggage in Venice is NOT advisable. Foot bridges, cobblestone, crowds and stairs don't make it easy. Make sure you look at a map and plan your hotel around where you will disembark. If you have an early morning flight, the water taxi for $15/ea. to airport starts at 3:50 in am, but walking to site from this hotel took another 15 minutes.

We stayed here by happenstance as our booked hotel was full. What a happy accident. The room was large with a pleasant aspect. The en suite facilities were more generous than most. Clean. The traditional Venetian glass chandelier was ubiquitous, and caused much hilarity as an acquired taste. Breakfast was fairly standard, mainly Continental with an attempt at bacon, but fried chopped hotdog, really? I do recommend the establishment. Staff are friendly and efficient. Helpfully placed in San Marco too.

The hotel is in a good location within walking distance to the center. Our room was very spacious and decorated in the old style like always in Venice. Breakfast is also very tasty with lots of choices.

San Marco 3673 Venice VE

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to St. Mark's Basilica and Rialto Bridge
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Concierge services

Located in San Marco, Hotel Ca' Alvise is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as St. Mark's Basilica and Rialto Bridge. The 28 rooms at this 4-star hotel include sofa beds, minibars, and coffee makers. It's in central Venice and also a short walk from St Mark's Campanile and St. Mark's Square.


Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


All of Hotel Ca' Alvise's 28 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including sofa beds, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 22-inch LED TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Safes, phones, and desks are also standard.

Property features

Hotel Ca' Alvise features free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and coffee in a common area. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a porter/bellhop, and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Deluxe Room (Platinum)

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Classic Single Room (Gold)

Twin 1 | Sleeps 4

Classic Triple Room (Gold)

Twin 3 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Family Room (Gold)

Full 2 | Twin 4 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

69% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 580 reviews