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Pensione Wildner

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Having decided to attend the New Year celebrations in Venice this year we chose The Wildner both for its location and the reputation of the restaurant. We secured a lagoon-view room on the first floor and found it to be perfectly acceptable for the two of us. I could understand that the lack of a lift may be a problem for some but staff are always on hand to carry luggage up or down if required. As mentioned in other reviews, there is a general vaporetto stop (San Zaccaria) outside the hotel and the airport "bus" maybe only 50 yards away at stop "D" - from memory it was €15 one-way. All of the areas of Venice are easily accessible on foot or on buses at €7.50 for a single ticket or €20 for an unlimited journey day pass. Breakfast selection was fine and the coffee fresh and flavoursome. The restaurant has been on TV in the UK (Rick Stein) and we were not disappointed with either lunch or dinner. All of the general staff and restaurant waiters were cheerful and helpful but we would single out Michele on reception for his knowledge, advice and for his friendly nature. We go to Venice most years and like to try different hotels in each of the Sestieri but would now have no hesitation in returning to The Wildner for a festive occasion such as NYE or Redentore and even if we staying in Cannaregio we would make a trip down for dinner one night. Arrivederci Hotel Wildner

Great location for a decent price but building has no elevators and our hotel room was on the top floor so it was a bit of exercise going back and forth to the room. The only issue I really had was with the safe; it was not bolted down. Bathroom looks like it was recently renovated and bed was conformable. Breakfast was typical in Italy. They are also able to hold your luggage after checkout for free.

Totally false advertising on the Hotel Wildner. They had no elevator and our room was several stories walk up, with plywood walls. Room had tacky plastic lamps and was utterly tasteless. Management fought us VERY hard In an attempt to force us to stay for the full several days. We of course paid for the first night. We moved to the Hotel Londra Palace a few doors away, which is truly a top luxury hotel. I WOULD NEVER EVER STAY ANOTHER NIGHT at the WILDNER. Our stay was a couple of years ago, but it only just struck me that I should warn others against the Wildner on Trip Advisor. Unless the management has changed and a several million dollar renovation has occurred, you would be well advised to stay clear of the Wildner.

Stayed here after a bit of research. What a wonderful find. Close to all the main attractions. Water taxi stop at the door. Helpful staff who went out of their way to assist. Had a room at the rear and was a tight on space but was adequate. Breakfast was typical continental fare but was fresh and tasty. If I stayed again I gladly pay for an upgrade to a canal view.

Wonderful Breakfast every morning Cleaning room For youngers tourists give higher floor No elevator! But no problem They have a porter help you ! Location view Very beautiful super view! Restaurants bar and coffee just near here! If you want to go to airport very easy !!

This was a perfect location for a quick trip to Venice. Easy to access from water taxi and within a five minute walk of San Marco and the must-see sites. Rooms were clean and great views of the lagoon. No lift, but you know that going in and it's not a big deal.

Just returned from a 4 night stay, had a wonderful time. Staff were great, nice location. Worth paying for a room with a view of the front overlooking the water. Easy to find with the water taxi from the airport stopping outside. Dinner was superb with a lovely wine selection. Overall highly recommend it.

Ideal location on Grand Canal, close to everything a tourist wants to walk to, water taxi from Airport drops at front door, friendly staff, fab breakfast; room on small side but immaculately clean, tidy and comfy. You can spend 3x to 5x as much next door at the Ciprioni, but then you have jerks and snobs to rub shoulders with. Cant imagine a better deal, seriously, and we are from California so we know all about snobs.

All you need in a trip helpful, pleasing, and friendly personal. the Bathrooms were just renovated with a touch of class it is centrally located. The water taxi was very convenient and the restaurant was just perfect.

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

Castello 4161 - Riva Degli Schiavoni Venice VE

Hotel highlights

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

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 a restaurant, a bar/lounge, 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.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Start your day off with buffet breakfast, available for a fee.


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 399 reviews