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Hotel Gabrielli

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel has a great location on the south end of the Grand Canal and is close to Arsenals vaporetto stop. We had a standard room as part of the package break, it was fine, clean and comfortable. Hotel staff were very helpful and friendly.

We're happy staying at the hotel. Not too close to the crowded area but in a short distance walking to the market. Also near the pier. As this is family run business hotel, room might not so new but it was properly well cleaned. We love cozy mode of the room. You can take good photo of Venice view of Saint Marco from roof top. Breakfast are excellent with fresh selections.

My favourite location, the view from our room (we paid extra for a lagoon room) was fabulous - hard to see how it could have been any better! Also incredibly convenient for catching the waterbus to the airport, and very handy for St Marks Square. Would definitely return to this hotel and would be happy to recommend it to anyone.

Beautiful hotel, really charming and represents Venice as authentic as no other hotel within Venice. Highly recommendable for every kind of person. Staff is very helpful. Service as well! The hotel is in good shape, very clean!

A nice hotel, medium sized, well situated. May be not a real four stars but worthwile. Pluses: the situation ,large rooms, a decent breakfest, beautiful Murano lights, good beds, an amiable staff. Minuses:no tea coffee set (and no option of a kettle even with charge),no vegetables for breakfest but only tomatos (but a nice choice of fruits,fresh or canned),only one sort of eggs,scrambled eggs and one day the cook aparently fell asleep because the eggs were overcooked, more like paperboard ! Not a four stars hotel breakfest.

It’s hard to decide which part of our Hotel Gabrielli experience was worse. It may have been the complete indifference to our discomfort on the part of the hotel manager. It may have been the fact that promised amenities weren’t available. Probably, though, more than anything it was the heat. On our first night at the hotel we noticed that the room was uncomfortably hot. Writing it off to a byproduct of the room being closed before we arrived, we fiddled with the thermostat, opened the windows, and counted on the breezes coming off the Grand Canal to cool us off. That approach worked for about 20 minutes; then the noise from the nearby water taxi dock began to infiltrate and drown out any advantage derived from the open window. We shut the window and tried the thermostat one more time. After that we didn’t try the windows again as the noise level was unbearable. After a nearly sleepless night, the room was still stifling; so I called the front desk to let them know about our problem. The clerk flatly replied, “We have no air conditioning.” Thinking she had indicated that the AC was down, I asked her when they expected it to be back online. Without expanding, she said she didn’t know. Getting a bit desperate, I went down to the lobby and asked to speak to the manager. After a 15-minute wait—the polite desk clerk went to find him and returned to tell me she hadn’t been successful but had left a message—the manager showed up. I informed him that we were very uncomfortable and asked what he was going to do about the problem. His response was the only chilling thing about the hotel. “It is not air conditioning season, so nothing will be done.” Nothing. He turned and walked away. We stayed for our full reservation, never did get a decent night’s sleep, and remained uncomfortable. Any time I encountered the manager, he would avoid eye contact with me while pointedly greeting my wife and anyone else who was with me. The Hotel Gabrielli is a stinkhole. Any expected amenities are available at the hotel’s convenience. The rooftop café, for example, didn’t open. There were signs up throughout the hotel, advertising its hours, but there was no service there. It may have been too hot for the staff to work. I wouldn’t recommend this hotel to my first wife for her third honeymoon.

Staff were fantastic. Disappointed in standard double room which was too basic for a 4 star hotel. Thought I was getting the standard double as shown in photos on trip advisor which was the superior double apparently. Room too basic for amount paid and in need of updating. Couldn't just have bedside light on and tried every combination with lights. Room very dark and had to switch off then get into bed. Bed was very comfortable. Standing in Bath very slippy when having a shower. Probably 4 star if overlooking lagoon but not 4 star throughout this hotel. Would advise a standard double room is not what you would expect from a 4 star hotel. Couldn't fault staff they were excellent. Location great if overlooking lagoon. May as well be in San marco with view of a canal than overlooking an internal square.

In the main, this was a pleasant stay. The view over the Venusian Laguna was amazing, the drawback was the noise all night from street activities and boats bumping. It was very hot for our stay and although the hotel website says all rooms air conditioned, the owner had turned the system off?!?! I had also booked a suite with a bottle of prosecco every night, and despite asking, Tuesday's never arrived. On Wednesday morning (my wife's birthday) our planned 'lie-in' was thwarted by loud building noises in the next room!! On the positive side, the staff were polite and helpful, the breakfast was also the best I have had in a long time, especially the scrambled eggs.

Just returned from 4 night stay. Our room was facing the lagoon with a little balcony. A lovely room, but full on busy all day outside with tourists coming and going by boat. It quietens down by 9pm and begins again at 7.30am. The doors are good at keeping the sound out. But rooms at the front of the hotel are generally noisier I would imagine. Lovely clean room. Great breakfast/choice. A very classic and classy hotel. Staff were nice too. Great bed, towels etc etc. 5 mins max walk to very main attractions. But if you venture behind the hotel you are soon in a quieter area, can grab some pizza and wine and eat on the dock for a low price !!

We arrived via water taxi right up to the side door. Very cool. Room with lovely Murano chandelier faced the waterfront with great views.But keep in mind that when you face the front, you also have street noise. Location was very accessible to all the sights. Breakfast was excellent with lots of choices and began early. Rooftop was a great place to view the city with the complimentary glass of wine. Lift/elevator was very small. I tend to be claustrophobic so I took the stairs. Unseasonably warm weather meant a very warm room. Hotel does not turn on the AC until May, so we were left with the choice of sleeping in a hot room with the windows closed or sleeping in a noisy room with the windows open.

Riva Degli Schiavoni 4110 Venice VE

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

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Full 1 | 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 873 reviews