Hotel Santa Chiara

Venice, Italy

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Deluxe room with Grand Canal view

Deluxe room

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A Grand Canal-facing palazzo in Venice’s Santa Croce district, with breakfast and casino entrance

A fabulous alternative to elbowing your way through the crowds at St Mark’s Square, this 16th-century palazzo hotel overlooking the Grand Canal is set in the lesser-known Santa Croce district - the only part of Venice’s historic centre reached by car. Named for the Santa Chiara nuns who used to live here, it’s the perfect base for those seeking a less cliched side to the city.

Each of Hotel Santa Chiara's 40 rooms in the main hotel or the adjoining Parisi Residenza annex vary dramatically in their design style; whilse some feature all the fancy Venetian flourishes you’d expect, others have fashion-forward decor that belies the building’s ancient exterior. Most compelling is that the hotel isn’t obscured by anything, so panoramic views of the Grand Canal, Rio Nuovo Canal, Papadopoli Gardens or Piazzale Roma are guaranteed.

While the too-tempting Rialto Bridge, St Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace are all within easy walking distance, it’s well worth checking out your Santa Croce surroundings. Be sure to visit the green-domed Church of San Simeon Piccolo, park yourself on a bench in Papadopoli Gardens, and linger over long lunches in the district’s many laid-back cafes and tucked-away trattorias.

Good to know

Please note that a city tax of €4.50 per person, per night is payable directly at the hotel.

One entrance per person to the Venice Casino is included in this offer. The casino opens daily from 11-2.45am, and until 3.15am on Saturdays. Please be aware that a strict dress code applies - jeans and sportswear are not permitted inside the casino. Parking is available on request.

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We like

  • Choosing a room with an unobstructed view of the Grand Canal
  • Staying in the lesser-known Santa Croce district to experience a different side to Venice
  • Not having to get up for breakfast and enjoying it in bed

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