Pantalon Hotel3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
This hotel is centrally located with good access to most parts of Venice. The staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast was quite reasonable! The only downsides were the very small cramped room and the climb up the stairs (no lift)!
Stayed in room 103. It was clean and maintained...it also had enough mirrors/mirrored doors to keep Simon Cowell happy (10 in total) and a glorious chandelier that rocked gently when Italy suffered its earthquake on Sunday 30th October. The wet room adds to the quirky charm as you can gaze at the shower fittings, with your feet in the shower tray, during your time seated on the throne. Great water pressure! The bed is comfy bit the room got a little stuffy so the wonderful shutters were swung open each day for a view on the wall across the street. Breakfast was your basic continental style...they even had English Breakfast tea as an option! Just outside the hotel is a fab little 5 Euro a pot take away spaghetti dish place (think 5 star pot noodle...all freshly made on the premises). A few doors down there's a takeaway pizza shop and the other way a nice, reasonably priced, restaurant. It took about 25mins to walk to St. Marks Square at a leisurely pace and about 3mins walk from the hotel is a square, I couldn't find the name of but not Pantalon, that has a wee supermarket and some nice little cafes. Brits take note: There is no kettle in the room so unless the tall grey haired guy is on the front desk, who was willing to provide some hot water, there's not much point smuggling your PG Tips into the country. Have a great stay...I did!
I used to take groups to this hotel until about fifteen years ago and, although I have been back to Venice many time since then, I always stayed in other hotels. For this visit I was looking for a hotel which is within walking distance of Piazzale Roma (the last place you can take road transport into Venice), was easily accessible from the railway station (without being right by it) and was reasonably-priced. Going back was like meeting an old friend, but one who hasn't looked after himself particularly well over the years. The rooms are small, which is normal for a room priced liked this in Venice. We stayed in two different ones, taking a short break in between to go to Verona, and both were OK although very tired. On the plus side, the hotel is clean and staff are friendly. When we arrived the receptionist advised us not to book breakfast but to go to a local café, which we did and it was perfect. For convenience, I would book this hotel again and it would be great if they refurbished the rooms. I wouldn't mind paying extra if they were smartened up.
If you are looking for a good clean hotel in a great location at a realistic price then the Pantalon is for you. If you need great views, a huge bedroom and bathroom then go and pay through the nose elsewhere. Staff were pleasant, well presented and helpful. The location is a ten minute walk from the bus and train terminals and bearing in mind that all I did was sleep and shower there, it more than met my needs. Wi Fi was good .. All in all, good value.
Negatives: Small rooms, costly extras (like drinks and extra breakfast items). Positives: Excellent service, staff were really helpful with all our questions regarding Venice etc. If staying in this hotel, I'd definitely recommend you have walking directions printed beforehand; its a little off the beaten track and took us a while to find.
The hotel are clean as general... The rooms are quiet and it's near both to vaporetto and bus station. They have friendly manager and speak English... The hotel is near both to the restaurants, bars and bakery.
We arrived at the hotel late and left early so did t spend too much time here. It was an atmospheric but average, small backstreet hotel near the San Toma waterbus stop. Overpriced though. Breakfast was basic and you had to pay extra if you wanted eggs or any other hot food. The receptionist was extremely surly. I waited for 5 minutes when she left reception unattended and on her return from outside the hotel when I checked out she was very unhelpful. I should have been the surly one as she kept me waiting. Earlier, at breakfast she seemed irritated when I asked her where they kept the tea. It was nowhere near the cups and hot water, milk, etc., so why she was annoyed I do not know. Rooms were cramped and I was glad it was only one night. I wouldn't stay here again.
No frills hotel with courteous and friendly manager. Bearing in mind that I was here to see Venice rather than spend all day in my room, the hotel and room met all my needs. Air conditioning worked really well and my room was very quiet. My bed was firm but I like that and slept really well. Some reviews have mentioned that there is no shower curtain but this is because the clean and modern ensuite is in fact a wet room. Stair carpet needs replacing. Free wifi worked really well and the continental breakfast was tasty and filling. Lots of good places to eat near to the hotel and major sights are within 15-35mins walk. A good value-for-money hotel.
We had a lovely week at this hotel. The rooms are quite small and the air conditioning wasn't especially effective (so be warned in the middle of summer!) but the location was just what we wanted, 5 minutes from a vaporetto stop and right next to the Frari and lots of lovely restaurants & bars. The only other downside was our neighbour who woke up and started singing at 6.30am (so be warned the walls are quite thin!) but that wasn't the hotel's fault. The staff were helpful & welcoming too.
we did not chose this hotel, it was chosen for us so not hotels fault for not living up to expectations. however there are major expectations in any hotel. my complains are -no air (cannot turn on until May 15) i have no idea why -opened the windows for some air, the rooms have a musty old grandma smell. opening the windows gave us tons of mosquitoes. my arm has red dots all up and down. so do my back and legs -bed is not comfortable, these must be 18th century matresses, so hard and thin. -on a busy street, so loud until way after 2am. then around 4:30am the day starts and you can hear people again. so we got about 2 hours sleep, on a hard mattress being bitten by mosquitoes -no elevators, thats ok, not a big deal. they did have a third floor roof top with a not so great view, you know hanging laundry and other roof tiles. no matter tho, you cannot smoke or eat out there. -staff. hmmm everyone seemed grumpy. except Rafaella, she was the only friendly one. all in all, would not recommend nor would i stay here again. 200e on friday night is a bit much but 90e the second two nights. price not bad.
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49% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 248 reviews