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Hotel Gabrielli

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I liked the hotel for this reasons: + Decent location, it was a 2 minute walk to a Vaporetto station and a 10 minute walk to St Marks square + Decent rooms. There were a little bit old (I guess most of the hotels in Venice are like that) but they were comfortable. The bed was a little bit hard but nothing to complain + The service was ok. Quick check in and check out and friendly staff + Very good breakfast, multiple options and quite healthy food

We visited this hotel mid-October. Only about 100 yards from the Arsenale vaporetto stop and a few hundred yards from St Marks Square. Our room looked out over the lagoon and a very busy promenade so it was very entertaining to see the boats (and liners) and people come and go. We were on the top floor and just below the rooftop terrace which was a nice place to watch the world go by from. The hotel itself was fine, old obviously, but well maintained. Our room had only one power socket and that was, inconveniently, placed under a dressing table so that, if charging a phone or boiling a kettle, meant crawling under the furniture and placing said kettle on the floor. My other gripe about the room was that, it was not possible to switch on the air con as it's centrally controlled by the hotel. They will argue that European guests want air con in October but American guests want heating so they can't win, but it would be ideal if guests could make their own choices. The first night we were there air con would definitely have been an advantage. Didn't eat dinner in the hotel but breakfast was good, if a bit samey. The staff were okay, but we're used to a cheery buongiorno or buona sera when entering or leaving and we rarely got that. Wouldn't take much to look up from the desk and offer a friendly greeting. Overall, a pleasant experience and would definitely consider visiting the Gabrielli again.

Booked 2 night stay in Venice and cruise with Jetline Cruise. Arrived at hotel Gabrielli early evening of the 22nd September 2017 following good flight and transfers. Party of 4 friends request 2 twin rooms. Were allocated 2 rooms in the attic which were doubles and very small and cramped. One room we could not enter due to the intense smell of cigarette smoke. Returned to reception to be told by night porter there were no other rooms available, conversation continued for a further 10 minutes with no joy. Only when i asked about upgrades did he offer us another room for 60 euros extra and only for 1 night. We accepted this room but said we were unhappy to pay the extra but would discuss this with the manager next morning. Great room with views over the grand canal and single beds. My friends remained in the small attic room. Next morning spoke with the manager who apologised and had a further 2 rooms for us and asked us to view them before we moved. The first was fine but the second again smelled of cigarette smoke he immediately gave us another room stating that people smoke in rooms ignoring the no smoking rule. The manager arranged to move our belonging and was very professional in manner throughout our meeting and thanked us for our patients.He also removed the excess 60 euro charge. This is a lovely hotel in a great location but be carefull if you book that you do not end up in the attic rooms or in a room which smells of cigarettes. Positives good breakfast and evening meal and great bellenis.

The hotel is in an excellent location, the rooms are ok with good bathrooms and it is nice and clean, we arrived at the Hotel before normal checkin and our room was ready which was good, The breakfast buffet was plentyfull, however, I would have expected hot food to be freshly prepared. The coffee was also from a machine,

Had a good experience after the reservation desk clerk changed us from a small room on the first floor overlooking the promenade (very noisy with window open) to a larger room with sitting area overlooking the garden and a side view of the Grand Canal. No extra charge. Had stayed in the hotel several decades ago and not much has changed except the bathrooms modernized. Would only stay there again if room to the side could be assured. Breakfasts were good.

Excellent location with Laguna view, perfect services close to Arsenale Stop and professional Hotel staff. The restaurant has good quality of typical local food and good wine variety with local and from other Italy regions

The hotel is very well located and is very nice palace with a lot of potential, the materials are nice, it is clean, the personal is very efficient and friendly, the breakfast is good. The big down side is the decoration of the rooms from the 80, the old bed. The rooms are from a 2-3 stars. Something should be done, the price is from a 4-5 stars hotel so something is wrong, either the price or the quality of the rooms.

Excellent hotel. Very friendly and helpful staff, beautiful roof terrace with views over Venice. Good breakfast and idea location for visiting the Venice Bienalle. Sixth time I have stayed and will be back!

We stayed in Hotel Gabrielli for 4 nights in early October, and were surprised to have a part lagoon view ( in a standard room ( room 520 ) which was very clean. Given a useful map at reception, very comfortable super king sized bed, good hanging wardrobe, lovely bathroom/wet room with shower, toilet & bidet. Only thing missing was tea/coffee making facility. Towels changed daily. Breakfast choice was varied and good, with a cooked breakfast included if desired. Location is good on the waterfront, within 200 yards of St Marks Square, the only negative was hotel near to waterbus stops, but ideal location for Arsenale and the Biennale

Despite it claim of being away from the main tourist area, the street in fronts is packed with crowds and the property seems to be filled with tour groups. As for the concierge service it touts, when I sought tickets, I was directed to the venue where I waited 45 minutes in the rain. Public transport vessels raft in front of the hotel at night; the noise of them banging together is very loud all night long. When I complained, the desk clerk agreed but just shrugged. While I'll add a second star for the great view, clean room and upgraded bath, there must be better choices at this price point.

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Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to St. Mark's Basilica and Bridge of Sighs
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Castello, Hotel Gabrielli is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as St. Mark's Basilica and Bridge of Sighs. This 105-room, 4-star hotel has free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. It's in central Venice and also a short walk from Doge's Palace and St. Mark's Square.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Hotel Gabrielli's 105 rooms are air-conditioned and provide private yards, minibars, and safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Rooms also include desks.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Gabrielli enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a library, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Deluxe Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Triple Room

Full 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Double or Twin Room, Lagoon View

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

66% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1019 reviews