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Hotel Principe

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel that is closest to the Train station, by the Grand Canal and quite close to city central taxi and bus service is this one. The hotel is great. It is clean and the hotel staff are very courteous. A special shoutout to the large and extensive breakfast spread.

Good location in Venice, as a short walk from train station, and the water bus stop from the airport, so not too many steps with your bags! Decor and room was a bit dated, but clean and tidy. Staff were very friendly and attentive and helpful. Breakfast was very good, as you can sit outside by the canal. Watch out for the pigeons though! If anyone left any food when they left, they swarmed in!

When we struggled into this hotel at 2 AM they had no record of our reservation and were fully booked. They did help us get a reservation at the hotel next door and even helped us get our luggage there. When we came back the next day they had found our reservation and upgraded us to a balcony room on the canal.

Room is small, bathroom is small and narrow. Decor is old but I guess that is in keeping with this region. We were in Room 206. Small TV, look out is on the building next door. Bed was very hard, as were the pillows, they felt like concrete. Most uncomforable nights sleep. The lock on the door was extremely hard to open, even the staff had problems when we asked for help. The shower is over the bath, the glass panel doesn't cover the entire bath area, so you end up with water on the floor after each shower. The towels and handtowels were very thin. There is a terrace here at the hotel where you can have dinner. Lasagna is €10. The gentleman who was at the reception counter hardly smiled. I felt like I was doing him a favour. He could take a lesson in turning his lips up to smile, makes all the difference to your customers. Breakfast was included in the package we had. It was okay. Standard fruit, yoghurt, small croissants, toast, coffee, tea and orange juice. Scrambled eggs, bacon etc. You could eat outside as well if you liked. Be aware that everyone smokes here, and will do so at breakfast (outside). So if you are a non smoker, I would recommend eating inside. When you book in, your key is attached to a huge metal ornament type thing. The idea apparently is to hand the key in again when you go out, and pick it up on your way back.. We sat outside on the terrace a couple of nights for drinks and listened to the live music they had, that was nice.

We stayed here for my husbands birthday. The room was amazing- old but beautiful. We paid a bomb to get the room with a balcony for the special occasion and spent the entire day inside. The view of the grand canal was amazing. Room service and restaurant food was a disappointment which is why I have rated this place 4 and not 5. In the evening there is live music at the restaurant which is great to listen to either from the restaurant or from the balcony. The stay is great for romantic occasions:)

Location is in the midst of the action: lots of restaurants, shops, etc. nearby. Situated right on Grand Canal; you can have your breakfast and watch the boats go by. Rooms were pretty small: if my wife wants to move about the room, I better stay on the bed or in a chair until she's done. But I can take that for a few days. I was pleased overall.

Hotel Principe is an old but lovely hotel with a terrace right alongside The Grand Canal. Our room was comfortable and spacious. The only complaint would be that we didn't have much of a view but that wasn't a problem. The Hotel gave an excellent breakfast that had plenty of choices. You can eat your breakfast either in the Restaurant or on terrace outside. We also ate on the Terrace a couple of times in the evening whilst watching the world go by. The Restaurant offered a limited choice of food on the Bistro menu but there was an A la Carte menu also. There was a Sushi bar also. The staff were friendly , polite and very helpful. We would love to go back again.

Stayed for 4 nights with Rivera travel. Decor a bit tried but clean. We had a standard double with shower no bath. Aircon was a godsend. No view, only a wall about 8 feet away. But that helped keep the room cool. Breakfast room large with a terrace on the canal. Food good at breakfast, didn't eat dinner there. Loved having cocktails on the terrace in the evening. If you are traveling by train this is one of the first hotels you come too. Useful as you don't have to pull your cases too far.

Stayed for 4 nights from 1st June. Its close to the bus station, train station, water bus and we arrived by taxi which docked at the door. The rooms are clean and tidy, if a little tired, but its Venice, nothing is new. Breakfast was fine and sitting on the terrace was brilliant watching the world go by. Its not the cheapest hotel, but its clean and well situated and basically if you have never been and what somewhere easily accessible its perfect. My only negative would be the reception staff. One in particular, never took any interest avoided eye contact and was basically not helpful or pleasant. I know it wasn't just us as other commented at breakfast etc. The rest of the staff, bar, waiters etc were extremely friendly and pleasant. Overall good place to stay!

This hotel is centrally located, short walk to train station which connects you to other cities, next to a canal which means they have a nice quiet spot to enjoy a coffee and the public ferry is just a short walk away too. Or if you book a private boat from airport they will drop you at the door. The negatives is this place is the front desk staff are not the most welcoming on arrival and getting to your room is NOT pram friendly. Our basic room was a shoebox. Next time visiting Venice, I would stay one night in Venice and then stay at airport hotel and use the hotel shuttle back and forth every day as it would be cheaper accomm and more spacious room. Note: Hotel Principe offers no air conditioning in hotel rooms until mid May and we unfortunately were there 2 days before this and suffered through the stuffiness as the only alternative was to open the window and let mosquitoes in!

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Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to St. Mary of the Friars and Ca' d'Oro
  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Hotel Principe places you in Cannaregio, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as St. Mary of the Friars and Ca' d'Oro. This 139-room, 4-star hotel has 2 restaurants along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a rooftop terrace. Located centrally in Venice, it's also close to Rialto Bridge and St. Mark's Basilica.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. This hotel is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


The 139 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Rooms also include desks.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Principe enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, free newspapers, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Standard Triple Room

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Double or Twin Room, Canal View

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Double Room, Canal View

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

68% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2001 reviews