Ponte dell Angelo, 5310, Venice, Italy star
Doubles from: $109 to $163
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
NOTE: As of April 2013, the Hotel Riva is closed for renovations. EuroCheapo editors will re-visit when it is open again and will update the review.
Situated on the corner of two canals, the Hotel Riva is a special sort of spot. The lobby is blessed with such a lovely view of gondolas drifting past that it could prove difficult to concentrate while checking in!
The Riva’s décor couldn't be quainter: Golden angels and gilded mirrors adorn the lobby and breakfast room, and marble and dark woods cover the walls and floors. The hotel’s proprietor, a doctor, personally selected the artwork, and some pieces in the collection date back a couple centuries.
Pros: Chock-full of charm. Fabulous location. Stunning views.
Cons: A bit basic. Small rooms. Some street noise. Cash only.
The Hotel Riva’s 34 guest rooms are small but decked out with pretty-in-pink bedding, lacy curtains, wood-beamed ceilings, Oriental carpets and great artwork. Some rooms are equipped with air conditioning, and one lucky room has a small terrace. Rooms with canal views cost an additional €20 (but it’s so worth it!).
Like many hotels, the Riva is situated in a former palazzo, and some of the rooms were once occupied by one of the Doges of La Serenissima.
Breakfast is included in the room rate. Note: The Riva accepts cash only.
Reserving at the Hotel Riva
As we point out above, the Hotel Riva does not offer online booking. To reserve a room, you’ll have to contact the hotel directly by email or telephone (see below).
Reviewed by: Tom Meyers, EuroCheapo Staff Writer
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor. This review is based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Breakfast Included
- Luggage Storage
- No Elevator
- Reception: 24-Hour
- AC Available
- Balconies/Terraces Available
- Bathroom: Private
- Bathroom: Shared
- Soundproofed Windows
Ponte dell Angelo, 5310
San Marco, Venice, Italy
About the Hotel Riva neighborhood
Located to the east of the Grand Canal, the ultra-busy San Marco neighborhood is the city's commercial, tourist and religious core. The magnificent Piazza San Marco and Saint Mark's Basilica attract travelers (and hungry pigeons) like a magnet. Here, the Rialto Bridge is a beautiful, bustling mess, where boats unload, tourists amass and pricey boutiques abound. Nearby you'll find the Accademia Bridge, Campo San Stefano, the San Stefano church and lots of street performers, shops and restaurants.