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Hotel Pausania

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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Extremely well located and charmingly situated next to the canal.Hotel is typical Venetian in architecture.The rooms are grand with beautiful high ceilings comfortable bed and very quiet. Bathroom was small but clean and manageable.Breakfast was continental buffet with the best cappuccino.The hotel staff were friendly and willing to help us at anytime.The hotel has real character and location for restaurants...

Thank garybr0wn1
Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We've just got back from a short break at this hotel. We are a family of 2 adults and 2 teenagers and all stayed in a family room, which had loads of space for the four of us. The room was clean and well equipped and our room had what seemed like a new bathroom. The Hotel itself is located...

Thank TheWardfamily2013
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel has lots of character, but facilities need a bit of updating. Continental breakfast is provided in the garden room which is light and airy. Staff were also helpful. Good location near to bars and restaurants and within 5 minute walking distance of a vaparetto stop.

Thank Annette M
Nantwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, we booked this hotel ahead of better rated hotels based on the area and the amenities of Dosorduro. This worked. A great little location in which you can explore the attractions of this beautiful city. However, despite its cleanliness, great outdoor, wonky staircase and great location, this hotel is let down by the poor attitude of the staff on...

Thank f00die17
Birmingham, England
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful stay here in March 2017. All the staff were friendly and helpful. The room was warm, clean and perfect. The breakfast is really good a nice selection of cereals, bread, meats, cheese, yogurts, fruit juices and fruit. The coffee was great. We really couldn't fault this hotel! Thank you all for a wonderful stay, we can't...

Thank Coachburgess
Milan, Italy
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Staff very nice and kindly. wonderful location. valuable for money. cleaness satisfactory. the room we stayed, on the rooftop, had the shower (in the bathtub) not easy to access, which is fine in an historic building like this, but the water ran out very soon!

Thank Paolo G
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

As always this hotel is our favourite, having stayed in june 2016 before. We arrived later than normal but we're still greeted by friendly helpful staff. I would like to say a special thanks for the room upgrade which was loverly, a birthday treat by the hotel. Great location as close to local restaurants and local supermarket for bottled water...

Thank Charlene S
Asturias, Spain
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We stayed here for 4 nights and the area is excellent for a peaceful stay in Venice. Not far to the Accademia Bridge and about 30 minutes to St Mark's Square. The hotel could do with a refurbishment as the rooms are rather tired and the garden has been neglected. Our room was very small with no view but on...

Thank Emma M
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Stayed at hotel Pausania for a couple of nights. Great hotel, staff friendly and helpful. Free breakfast which is continental but it's good, staff are efficient and it fills you up until lunch. Room was warm, interior decor is amazing. Quaint little hotel in a fab position. I would stay here again if returned to Venice.

Thank Jo C
Hassocks, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Very atmospheric hotel, maintaining the charm of an old palazzo, in a quiet but perfect location. Our room was spacious with wooden beams and interesting views across the rooftops, the staff were very helpful and friendly, the breakfast buffet was very good, and we had a relaxing and enjoyable stay. The hotel is within easy walk of the Rialto, Accademia...

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Staying in Dorsoduro / Accademia

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighbourhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighbourhood to the east. Gondolas bob in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbours exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.
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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This palace was a rich and magnificent residence of an aristocratic Venetian family, now it is an elegant and refined 3 stars Hotel, completely restored. The Hotel enjoys of an interesting position, preferred by the intellectuals and artists, searching for quiet and inspiration. Inside the Hotel, at the entrance, there is a stoned staircase that goes from the lobby to the second floor, once called "piano nobile", where there are some rooms. The intelligent restoration has effected a correct and balanced compromise between aesthetical demands and the non-renounced functional requirements, essential an hotel that wants to keep step with the times. The rooms, in typical Venetian style,are furnished with elegance and good taste, with all comforts (private bathroom with bathtub, hairdryer, cable TV, direct dial telephone, mini-bar, air-conditioned, coffee and thea machine). Our clients can also enjoy of a lightly and roomy sitting-room on the second floor, a bar on the ground floor with a free internet point, and a nice and big veranda overlooking the garden, where the buffet breakfast is served in the morning. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Pausania

Address: 2824 Dorsoduro | Fondamenta Gerardini, 30123 Venice, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > Dorsoduro / Accademia
Price Range: RM598 - RM1,376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Pausania 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
Pausania Hotel Venice
Hotel Style:
#97 Family Hotel in Venice
#131 Romantic Hotel in Venice
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“Ask for a large bathroom”
garybr0wn1, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Maybe not good for people who have difficulty with stairs, as most rooms are on 1st or 2nd floor via the "wonky staircase"”
683annettem, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Pay for a bigger room if you can because the smaller ones are very small.”
135emmam, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Check whether the windows are velux/skylight style. It's a very old building (albeit very well maintained) with quirky 'add ons'”
FatBoyandLizzie, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you room is really that which you asked for.”
746ianb, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
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