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Pensione Wildner

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My husband and I stayed at Hotel Pensione Wildner for one night as part of a short city break for our anniversary. From the airport you can take an extortionately priced water taxi (speedboat) to the hotel, or, as we did, take the water bus for €15pp. This took about 1hr 15mins to reach the hotel. The San Zaccaria stop is just outside the hotel. The man on check-in was fantastic, he spoke brilliant English and made us feel very welcome. He offered helpful advice and explained everything we needed to know (e.g. when/where breakfast was being served). We'd booked a canal view room, which was beautiful, the view was definitely worth the money! There are no lifts at the hotel and quite a few flights of stairs, which are hard work in 30 degree heat, but once you reach your room the air conditioning is wonderful. The room doesn't have all the little extras of a 4/5 star (e.g no coffee/tea facilities, or mini fridge), but was clean and decorated in traditional Venetian style. The view really is the selling point for this hotel though, situated on the waterfront with amazing views over the grand canal! Continental breakfast is included at the hotel and included a selection of cereals, fresh fruits, meats, cheese and pastries. The hotel is also in a great location, about 5-10 minutes walk from St Marks Square, and surrounded by bars and restaurants. Check prices before ordering drinks at cafes, one place we ate that had reasonably priced food (e.g. €10 euro for large pizza) charged €6 euros for a soft drink! The Rialto Bridge is also about 30 minutes walk from the hotel, and we also walked to the train station which took just over an hour (with some detours down all the pretty tiny streets of Venice). It's definitely worth going for a wander down the smaller streets and canals to escape the constant stream of tour groups in the main areas. We did a gondola trip, which was expensive (80 euros for 2 people, 25 minutes), but a fun experience. Overall, I'd definitely recommend this hotel (and Venice) for anyone looking for a traditional style hotel with beautiful views. Many thanks, Rachael and Dan

Great position. Close to San Marco Square and Biennale. Very basic and old but charming and clean. Nice little restaurant for breakfast and dinner underneath with great view of the Gran Canal. It is a good base if you are visiting Venice for the art shows .

Perfect location bang on in san marco square, small but pleasant room, fast internet and a nice breakfast. No lifts however which is a little bit of a let down. Nice and helpful staff at the hotel which was great.

This hotel is good for families, location and breakfast! We stayed at this property in June 2010 and again in June 2017. We have used both double and triple rooms. Great continental breakfast, with a fabulous location right on the Grand Canal boardwalk. Magnificent views from the somewhat pricey ($350/night) triple rooms, which are small for that price, but really worth it if you can swing it, and plan to spend any time in the room. No elevator (I was on crutches), but great location about 200m from St. Marks and close to many stores and restaurants (there is one in the hotel). We will go back again if we visit Venice in the future!

Nice staying... We stayed here 4 day from 28 april to 1 may. We had a nice room wich was decorated in Venetian stile and this was nice. The room was clean with roofs view, full of mirrors. If was lovely. The hotel is very good located near the San Marco square and near the vaporeto station so you can reach easy the beautiful Lagune. The restaurant is serving good food and it have a nice view of the Canal Grande. We recommend this hotel!

Just shy of the perfect hotel for a short stay in Venice. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Breakfast is continental and there is plenty of it. What makes this great is the location: just a short walk to Piazza San Marco, a little further to Rialto Bridge, Gallerie dell'Accademia, and Venetian Arsenal. Access from the airport is easy using the Alilaguna (Waterbus service) at about €15.00 one way and takes around 1h 10m travelling time to S. Zaccaria wharf on the Blue Line. Don't worry too much about the details as the Venetian's are very helpful if you need a hand. The hotel is to the left and there you are.

The desk staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful at all times, particularly making arrangements ahead of time for a water taxi to pick us up at the train station and following up with us even though our wi-fi (while traveling) was intermittent. Wi-fi at hotel free and fast. The on-site restaurant completely knocked it out of the park for dinner - highly recommend. The location of this hotel is very convenient. As others have commented, I will say to not expect boutique or luxury accommodations. Our third floor room could certainly have used a decor update although it was comfortable. Walking the stairs was not a problem for us. We did hear everything above us, sounded like someone moving furniture both mornings. The view from our room was AMAZING, window opened right onto the Riva degli Schiavoni with beautiful lagoon views. For a city full of very high priced hotels, this is a value and a great location.

Wonderful location by St Marks square. Friendly and helpful staff. Room with an amazing view! Took taxi from train station, worth every penny (euro) to hotel and a wonderful way to see the city for the first time. Loved it and will come back.

Our recent stay at this hotel was just fabulous. We were there two nights and three days in total. Our room was 18 on the 1st floor. THERE IS NO LIFT/ELEVATOR at the hotel so pack light. The staff at the reception was exceptional. They were elaborate and accurate in their directions, extremely helpful in arranging water taxis and guiding on good restaurants to eat at. The room itself was tiny. Hardly any space to move, but most European hotels are like that. We asked for two twin beds (which make one king size bed). The room had no view of the lagoon. The location of the hotel is perfect. Taxi stop is right in front at San Zaccarria. Our private water taxi also stopped right in front. Stop can also be referred as "Monumento", since there is a monument right in front. Walk from the taxi stop to hotel is less then a minute. San Marco square is 5 minute walk. The closest supermarket is a 10 minute walk (ask the reception for directions). Bridge of Sighs is right next door and Rialto Bridge is a 15 minute walk. Most pleasant stay and location. I would highly recommend it!!!

Normally the rooms are good. We had two prepaid bookings. Two rooms with lagoon view for 3 nights booked by . As we arrived the reception said he received the money from only for one room !! We had a discussion for 1.30 hours !! Then my friends had to go to a aparment 10 min away which was ok but without lagoon view. They wanted to cheat us !! Then they noticed we were the wrong guests to cheat. So the last night my friends become the room and a bottle of Prosecco. But no word of sorry. It was the first time by a booking failed.

Castello 4161 - Riva Degli Schiavoni Venice VE

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Bridge of Sighs and Doge's Palace
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Castello, Pensione Wildner is within a 5-minute walk of popular attractions such as Bridge of Sighs and Doge's Palace. This 16-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. St. Mark's Basilica and Rialto Bridge are a short walk from the hotel, which is in the historical district.


Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


All 16 soundproofed rooms provide safes and phones. Guests can expect to find satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and bidets.

Property features

Pensione Wildner features free WiFi in public areas and a porter/bellhop. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage.

Room options

Superior Double Room, Lagoon View

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Double Room, Lagoon View

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

87% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 387 reviews