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Hotel Ca' Formenta

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We booked through and clearly got the crappiest room available. Our front desk person was impatient and rude. The room was frightening. One night was one night too many! Note to visitors - check out your room before handing over your money.

We booked 2 rooms for 4 nights. The location of the hotel is wonderful. The rooms on first view are excellent. In one room the toilet was choked up with a block and sat on a lean, the shower screen did not work and water poured out and the door to the balcony did not lock property. In the other room the shower opening was so small even I had to step in side ways and I am only a size 10, my husband did have problems, we asked for an extra pillow which took 2 days to arrive, our safe needed batteries to operate and that took 3 days. The attitude of the staff was terrible.

We had 2 rooms and stayed 3 nights. The hotel is very convenient to the city center and the water ferry stop. It was about a 10-15 walk to the main square and the ferry stop was only 2 bridges away (a 5 minute walk). The walk was easy with luggage because the bridges have ramps in addition to the stairs. The rooms were comfortable and clean. One of our bathrooms was very small, but the other was a good size. Breakfast was good and the hotel is on a not overcrowded street with a number of nice restaurants nearby. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful.

Superbly located hotel which is bit dated but nonetheless comfortable with friendly staff. We were upgraded to junior suite with great canal side view. Breakfast was ok with some fresh fruit on one of the days. All in all a great value hotel.

Basic room but very comfortable, breakfast is continental but lots of choice. Hotel is very clean and staff are very helpful and polite. St Marks Square is just a 20 minute walk. The cafes around the square are very reasonably priced considering where they are, you'll pay 12 euros for a glass of wine. The gondolas are 80 euros per gondola before 7pm for around 25/30 minutes. A private water taxi from the airport to the hotel was 120 euros for the four of us with hand luggage If you don't fancy the walk into town for your evening meal there are a few neighbouring bars serving food which we found reasonably priced and the food was lovely. All in all we enjoyed our time in Venice but found it expensive.. P. S bring a good pair of walking shoes!

We were lucky enough to stay at this charming hotel, from the outside it looks dated and tired, but that only adds to its character Reception staff are extremely helpful and speak excellent English, they have a good knowledge of Venice and can help you plan things to do on your trip Our room was basic, but it has all you would need, a mini fridge, bathroom and wardrobe space, the view from our window overlooked a smaller canal which was a pleasure to wake up to every morning Only negative regarding this hotel would be the breakfast, it offers a continental breakfast which quickly runs out of food such as plain croissants, also getting a table for breakfast is sometimes a problem Would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Venice and a bonus that it is surrounded by local restaurants and bars which offer lovely food About a 10/15 minute walk to St Marks Square

We have just returned from a wonderful week at this hotel and if we return to Venice will definitely stay at this hotel again. The location is fantastic, the staff are all really nice, the room clean and comfortable and it is so close to all the main areas to see. Other reviewers have commented about booking a room with a lagoon view and I so agree - we had a fantastic week but the thing that will always stay with us is the view of Venice from our room - this was awsome!!!!

Brilliantly located on the Via Giuseppe Garibaldi and a fabulous view of the Grand Canal. We chose this hotel of the back of a Trip Advisor review and the main thing we liked from that was that there are 2 tables and chairs outside the hotel where you can have breakfast or sit during the day or evening. The hotel has a bar so what could be any more perfect than sitting outside in the glorious sunshine having your breakfast or after a tiring few hours walking around Venice sitting outside your hotel with a coffee or a glass of wine looking out at the grand canal. We were not dissapointed!!! The hotel staff recommended us lovely restaurants and were warm and friendly. They spoke perfect English (which is always helpful) the rooms are small and more drawers would have been useful for clothes in space is obviously limited in Venice as it is in most cities! There is a Coop (supermarket) a couple of minutes walk along the street which was great to buy bottles of water and snacks or fruit from. St Marks Square is just minutes away across a few bridges walking along the Grand Canal - such a lovely walk lined with shops restaurants and market stalls and the Arsenale boat stop is about 3 minutes walk away. I would imagine the ground floor rooms could be a little with people walking past the rooms but as the hotel is small there shouldn't be too many people passing. I can't wait to go back one day to Venice and I will DEFINITELY stay in this hotel when I do go back!

I absolutely loved staying here the Staff are friendly welcoming & Seviced is excellent. Room was clean view from window overlooking the water .... Absolutely fabulous would go back 😍. It was close to St Marks & excellent location love love love oh & breakfast is good too .

This hotel is about 10 mins walk east of St.Mark's Square with the crowds left behind you and the lovely Garibaldi street out front with the lagoon as a backdrop. It has great staff, especially Ricardo at the front desk and you can sit outside having breakfast looking over the boats coming and going. It is a short walk to a vaporetto station and the rooms are very comfortable with air conditioning and standard Venetian fittings. It is lovely to be able to wander around Giardino and then come back and relax in the downstairs lounge or in your room. Worst thing was the tiny entrance to the shower - a 1960s couple of sliding doors on a corner that did not allow anyone larger than a size 6-8 to enter the shower easily. Of course, you work out a system and we did. It is a lovely hotel, good colazione and comfortable rooms.

Castello 1650, Via Garibaldi Venice VE

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to St. Mark's Basilica and Bridge of Sighs
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Located in Castello, Hotel Ca' Formenta is a leisurely stroll from popular sights such as St. Mark's Basilica and Bridge of Sighs. This 21-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Square are a short walk from the hotel, which is in the historical district.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


All of Hotel Ca' Formenta's 21 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including minibars, safes, and desks. Guests can expect to find satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets.

Property features

Hotel Ca' Formenta features free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and express check-in. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include express check-out, free newspapers, and a terrace.

Room options

Superior Double or Twin Room, Lagoon View

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Classic Triple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite, Lagoon View

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Classic Double Room Single Use

Full 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

92% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 643 reviews