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Hotel Pausania

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

A great small hotel in a very interesting area of Venice. Within walking distance of many attractions and close to a variety of places to eat and drink the wine. The hotel is in a converted ‘villa’ Old and overlooking one of the smaller canals.

I stayed at the Hotel Pausania first for a business meeting, then my family joined me for a three-plus-day vacation. My single room on the ground floor was comfortable. Our family room on the first floor had sufficient space for three adults and one teenager. Both rooms were comfortable, but I advise asking for one of the rooms in the 200 range, since they are adjacent to a lovely lounge area. The neighbourhood is a quiet one (for being in Venice), and the hotel is close to the Ca' Rezzonico stop on the Alilaguna Orange line from the airport. It is walking distance to several nice restaurants, shops and even a small supermarket for the items you may have forgotten. Breakfast is pretty typical, with rolls, fruit, yogurt, cereal, cheese and meats. The staff serving breakfast was always very friendly. The hotel has a three-star rating, which is about where I would put it. This is not the poshest hotel around, but comfortable and worth the price. Being in a palazzo gives it a lot of charm compared with a generic 4 star hotel. I would stay there again.

We have just got back from a short break in Venice. We were lucky with the weather. This is a charming, great value hotel in a very interesting part of Venice. The room was large and quiet with a great view out of the one window. The staff were helpful and friendly, and the breakfast was a typical continental style. Lots of choice. They let us check in early, but if the room had not been ready we could have left our bags to start exploring. Good location. A genuine neighborhood with lots of students and late night bars and restaurants, but still just a short walk to all the main sites. The bed was very comfortable. I would happily return to this hotel.

We stayed there for three nights; expensive, as most hotels in Venice, a very small room. No drawers, just a small wardrobe, had to keep everything in the luggage. Didn't get fresh soap, shampoo or shower gel after the first night. Queued up in the morning for a scarce breakfast.

Staff is friendly and approachable but the room average condition but small. The location is good and can reach boat jetty easily and place of interest was within walking distance. Overall stay is average.

nice little hotel in a back water from ca'rezzonicca lots of bars and restaurants and great walking access into central Venice as required. good breakfast and very helpful staff. wifi access reasonable on the whole. good air-conditioning. could be a little more generous with the toiletries.

The hotel is an historic building in a nice open court with an old stone staircase. We received a room on the 3th floor. It was large but the bathroom has a sloping roof. So it was impossible to stand up and take a shower. There was a small window with a view on the staircase and the old buildings on the other side on the canal. The decoration was a little bit old and some parts of the room need paint (roof of the bathroom and around the exit of the air conditioning system). The bed was large with two separated mattresses, it was not very comfortable. The hotel is close to the vaporetto station (5 minutes of walk). It is easy to walk to San Marco Place. It is important to known that this hotel has a good air conditioning system but no elevator (+/_ 60 steps to reach the 3th floor).

I LOVE this place so much that I have stayed here three times now, on every visit to Venice since discovering the hotel. The rooms are just really lovely and impeccably clean, and the location is PERFECT — a short walk or vaporetto ride to the main tourist sites, close to many good bars, cafés, restaurants, and a couple of piazzas that are activity hubs, AND far away enough from the madness that you'll get a good night's sleep and enjoy a quiet stroll anytime. Breakfast is good enough that you won't start your day hungry, and staff are all really nice. Next trip to Venice, I'm staying here again!!

Found this hotel very convenient as a base for my 2 day break. The hotel itself is basic but has a rustic charm. Breakfast is included in the price, which is most welcome considering the prices in Venice. Situated close to the grand canal and the water bus. Plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants close by.

What experience. The rude lady at reception or the rude lady at breakfast. The room was small,smelly and the AC was not working at all. The breakfast was sub-par with an unkept garden. Was promised another room ,but that was not realized. Stay away from this hotel at all costs. A small dirty room with dirty towels laying around in the bathroom. I say again visit this hotel at your own peril.

Fondamenta Girardini, 2825 Venice VE

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Ca' Rezzonico and Academy Gallery
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Concierge services

Located in Dorsoduro, Hotel Pausania is adjacent to Ca' Rezzonico and within a 10-minute walk of other popular attractions like Academy Gallery. Each of the 26 rooms at this 3-star hotel includes a minibar, a coffee maker, and a TV. St. Mary of the Friars and Peggy Guggenheim Museum are also within a short walk.


Start each morning with continental breakfast, available for a fee from 7:30 AM to 10 AM. At the end of the day, the bar/lounge is a great place to grab a drink.


All of Hotel Pausania's 26 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and safes. TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms have hair dryers and bidets. Phones and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Pausania enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and express check-in. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle for a fee (available on request). Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include express check-out, free newspapers, and a terrace.

Room options

Superior Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Double or Twin Room (with Extra Bed)

Full 1 | Twin 3 | Sleeps 4

Quadruple Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

79% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 463 reviews