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Starhotels Splendid Venice
Ranked #67 of 384 Hotels in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 August 2011

We stayed at the Splendid for a few days to celebrate a special anniversary. It was our second trip to this quite amazing city having stayed on the Lido previously.
It is a beautifully situated hotel sitting directly in the middle of the route to and from the Rialto/San Marco.
Finding the hotel can be a little hard, but moving from San Marco through the alley way to the right of the clock tower will bring you to a church and the Cartier shop. Go left and the hotel is at the end by the steps on the left.
The staff were wonderful, and I would recommend the restaurant, the price is a little higher that outside, but the menu and quality compares with the best.
The bar can be a little problem as it is not always staffed, but when it is they are pleasant and accommodating. Prices are typical for hotels in Venice.
The room we had, 210, overlooked the canal and was quiet, clean and extremely comfortable, well appointed, with complimentary coffee/tea tray with kettle.
Rooms were looked after a couple of times a day, with fresh towels being placed on each visit.
Venice is a delight, for anyone who is visiting for the first time; it can be a little mind blowing.
Recommend – Doges Palace, try later in the afternoon when the crowd is quieter. Also, as expensive as it can be, try a coffee/drink in San Marco and watch the world go by. Lastly, get lost, all roads point to the Rialto and/or San Marco. The Basilica – you only get 10 minutes, and it is always crowded, the Doges however, at €14 each provides a wealth of history and a longer more interesting tour. Visit the Rialto market on Tuesday, see how Venetians shop, go to the Academy Bridge for an alternative photo opportunity of the Grand Canal
Water taxis are expensive, €110 from hotel to airport – I would recommend it as trying to battle the crowds to get to a very slow and busy water bus can be tiring and daunting, so budget for this. We used the Expedia web site to book a taxi from the airport to San Marco, cheaper, but it was hard with cases trying to track down the hotel (see above).
It is a fantastic city, rich in history, full of alleys and plenty to see and do, and a photographer’s paradise.
Most alleys have, somewhere, arrows pointing to one of the principal points in Venice, so you should be able to find your way to the Rialto, San Marco, Academy Bridge etc.

Room Tip: Ask for cnal side, but keep windows closed!
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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splendidvenice2011, Hotel Manager at Starhotels Splendid Venice, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2011

Dear Stanforddjkl,
thank you very much for your nice comment about The Starhotels Splendid Venice and for dedicating same of your personal time to us .
We are happy to hear you enjoeyed your stay in Venice and at the Splendid Venice and be assured your suggestions will be taken in consideration.
Your thought will be conveyed to all our associates in a way of awarding such great service and dedication towards our guests and we sincerely hope to welcome you back soon at the Starhotels Splendid Venice.
Best regards,
Salvatore Pisani
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Reviewed 1 August 2011

Very Nice Accomodations, Delicious Breakfast, Very good Location, not in the Grand Canal, but Very good.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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splendidvenice2011, Hotel Manager at Starhotels Splendid Venice, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2011

Dear LudwigMartin,
Thank you so much for your short and nice comment about your recent stay at The Starhotels Splendid Venice. We look forward welcoming you back adn remain,
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Salvatore Pisani
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Reviewed 29 July 2011

We couldn't be more pleased with this hotel. Centrally located near all the action in Venice, including a 5 minute walk to St. Mark's Square and to the Grand Canal. Breakfast every morning was included in our price and well worth it. Rooms are modern and chic. Staff is helpful and accommodating. I would definitely stay here again. Buy a 3 day pass for the water bus as soon as you arrive, and you can use the water bus to and from parking garage, and unlimited use in the city. Nice for doing your own sight seeing, and for travel to and from the garage, saving lots of transportation costs.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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splendidvenice2011, Hotel Manager at Starhotels Splendid Venice, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2011

Dear Ctroians,
Thank you so much for your comments and for dedicating a bit of your time to us.
We are very happy you have enjoyed your stay in Venice and at The Starhotels Spelndid Venice, Venice is a lovely city and we sincerely hope to welcome you back soon at The Starhotels Splendid Venice.
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Salvatore Pisani

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Reviewed 27 July 2011

Arrived home after a 5 nights stay on Thursday 21st July.
This hotel is in a great location, centrally placed between the Rialto Bridge and Saint Mark’s Square.
We had a canal view, which was lovely as we could always hear the Gondola men singing alongside the Cathedral Bells.
Hotel was exceptionally clean and of a very high standard. Fresh bedding every day and towels were changed twice daily as were the bins emptied. Not a dirty corner insight.
There was a ‘Pillow’ menu and beds were very comfortable. Air conditioning was quiet and efficient too. We even had a T.V. in the bathroom. Lots of lovely little touches.
Breakfast was Americano, only scrambled egg and bacon (hot food) on offer but there were lots of bread, croissants, cakes and pastries to choose from. There was muesli and corn flakes and fresh cheeses, cold meats and ham. Not my kind of holiday breakfast but hey what was on offer was of a high standard. You could order from the menu for breakfast but this was at an extra cost. I think a fried egg was 6 Euros!
Staff were very helpful, friendly yet professional.
Venice superb, so romantic but eating in restaurants proved to be very expensive. If you like a lot of good food then you will need to eat multiple courses, which proves to become costly. The cheapest bottle of red wine was 20 Euros in the restaurants, a bottle of beer 6 Euros.
Shopping in and around Venice is fantastic especially as the sales are on at the moment.
Places to visit – Burano and Murano ... not to be missed!
Will definitely go back and would highly recommend the Star Hotel, Splendid Venice for its location and cleanliness / high standards. You will not be disappointed!

Room Tip: Ensure that you have a canal view, it is well worth it.
  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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splendidvenice2011, Hotel Manager at Starhotels Splendid Venice, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2011

Dear Helen_pickford1,
Thank you so much for your precious feedback and most impoartantly for dedicating a bit of your time to share with us your experince at The Starhotels Splendid Venice.
It's a great pleasure to read your comments and your thoughts will be conveyed to my associates in a way of awarding such great service and dedication towards our guests.
Again thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back soon at The Starhotels Splendid Venice.
Best regards,
Salvatore Pisani
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 27 July 2011

Our family of 2 adults and 2 kids stayed in connecting rooms and we absolutely loved it! The 'connecting rooms' were really more like our own suite in a private wing at the end of a hall. We could leave our room doors open and just close the main door leading out to the hallway. One room had a great view of a canal while the other room had a walk-out balcony. The hotel is beautifully decorated with top-notch finishes. Feels like a high-end city condo in the bedrooms, and the old charm of Venice in the public spaces. Beds are extremely comfortable. Private water taxi from the airport dropped us off right at the front door. We were told the free wi-fi would only work in the lobby, but we were able to connect from our rooms. I'm sure there are cheaper hotels in Venice, but this one is worth the splurge!!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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splendidvenice2011, Hotel Manager at Starhotels Splendid Venice, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2011

Dear Cbusfamily101,
thank you very much for dedicating a bit of your time to us and for choosing our Hotel as place to stay in Venice. It's such a great pleasure reading your words about the Starhotels Splendid Venice. Thank you again and we sincerely hope to welcome you soon in Venice!
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Reviewed 23 July 2011

This was the first time we stated at this hotel, though Starhotels are very familar to us and we found this one to live up to the hotel chain's reputation of offering a combination of value (as compared to other similar hotels in Venice), great service and a wonderful night sleep. The amenities make this hotel very enjoyable and comfortable and we will defnitely recommend and return on our next trip to Venice. Bravo!

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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splendidvenice2011, Hotel Manager at Starhotels Splendid Venice, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2011

Dear Bsinger,
thank you so much for dedicating the time to let us know something about your stay and for choosing the Starhotels Splendid Venice as place to stay in Venice. We are happy you have enjoyed your stay and we sincerely hope to welcome you soon at the Starhotels Splendid Venice.
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Reviewed 22 July 2011

Large rooms, modern. 5 minute walk to St. Mark's Square. Excellent buffet breakfast. Lots of shops and restaurants in the area. Staff is helpful. I think the hotel is easier to find from St. Mark's Square rather than the Rialto Bridge. The checkout process could be quicker and easier. (But who wants to check out?) Would I return? In a heartbeat.
Venice: a great city. Transportation is expensive. Vaporetto passes are a waste of money because no one ever checks for tickets. Allow for lots of time when returning to the train station or airport.
After dinner (around 10:30), go to St. Mark's Square and have a drink at one of the outdoor bars. Listen to the music and watch the people.

Room Tip: Ask for an upgrade at checkin. I did and got a 2-room suite. Fabulous.
  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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splendidvenice2011, Hotel Manager at Starhotels Splendid Venice, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2011

Dear Medat,
Thank you very much for dedicating a bit of your time to us and for choosing The Starhotel Splendid Venice as place to stay. It's really a "splendid pleasure" to read your nice words obaut your recent stay at the Starhotels Splendid Venice and we sincerely hope to welcome you soon back in our "Splendid Venice".
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Address: San Marco Mercerie, 760, 30124 Venice, Italy
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Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > San Marco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Venice
#46 Luxury Hotel in Venice
#46 Romantic Hotel in Venice
#47 Family Hotel in Venice
Price Range: $250 - $1,711 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Starhotels Splendid Venice 4*
Number of rooms: 165
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Splendid Venice hotel is based in the historic centre of Venice, with the city's must-see sights and hidden treasures all within your reach. Just a short stroll or gondola ride will take you to Venice's most iconic sights: San Marco square and the Rialto Bridge. Like the city itself, our 165 rooms and suites are a mixture of styles, but all capture the essence of a romantic Venice holiday. Blending contemporary comforts with details that reflect classic Venetian character, each room has a light, elegant atmosphere, with many offering wonderful views over canals and the Venice skyline with its magnificent San Marco's bell tower in the horizon. Le Maschere at the Splendid Venice is one of the few restaurants near San Marco Square that is popular with Venetians and tourists alike. This authentic Venetian restaurant serves classic dishes with a modern twist. ... more   less 
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