- Free WiFi
With a stay at Colombina Hotel, you’ll be centrally located in Venice, steps from St. Mark’s Basilica and minutes from Rialto Bridge. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of St Mark’s Campanile and Procuratie Vecchie.
Make yourself at home in one of the 35 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature bidets and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Make use of convenient amenities, which include complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.
Food & Drink
Take advantage of the hotel’s room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include express check-in, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request).
How to Get There
A comfortable and very pleasant hotel. A great base from which to explore Venice. Although close to St Mark's Square it was tucked away and therefore away from crowds and noise. Lovely entrance approached by boat.
Our second visit to this beautiful city. We specifically picked this property because of a unique location to San Marco, central easy transport, easy waling distance of almost everything. The hotel is very easy to access, even by 2 older people with luggage, directions from the hotel were very easy to locate. Beautiful hotel, private dock, wonderful public rooms, nice quiet small bar and exceptional breakfast room and breakfast serving. Room was large, pleasant, well equipped with a great bed, big tv and fine bathroom. We had a great canal view, and took full advantage of it, The real value here was the staff. They treated us like we were old friends, helped us with every detail, from left luggage, to getting around the city, transport out, restaurant suggestions, tour options, the works. A night cruise of the grand canal they provided was one of the most memorable experiences of our trip to Italy. We were truly sorry to leave the city and this great hotel; if we EVER get back, we won't spend 2 minutes picking a hotel.
This is a beautiful hotel that is in a quiet area but close enough to San Marco to be convenient to the restaurants, shopping, sites, and vaporetto stops. There also seemed to be many gondola opportunities around but it was also congested with them in the late afternoon. Maybe not the ideal location to do a quaint gondola ride because of the amount of gondolas, but we didn't do one so I cannot really speak to that.
But the hotel is fantastic. We had the room with the walk out balcony (203 I think) with the flag. When I booked I had to contact the hotel separately from my online booking to get that room. It was worth it to me. It had a great view, 2 chairs to sit out in the early morning while everyone else was still sleeping, and the doors could be open to let the air in. One afternoon on a break I sat out and watched the gondolas go by, some of them had hired someone to sing or play an accordion on their gondola ride and we could hear that as they rowed past. We watched taxis and delivery boats and polizia and private boats in the evenings and mornings. You can even hear the bells of San Marco from the balcony.The hotel is on the canal that the Bridge of Sighs goes across. There are tourists that cross bridges to see the Bridge of Sighs from afar and there are lots of gondolas but other than that not a whole lot of people in the area. It's not a real "touristy" area once you get 5 minutes away from San Marcos it gets quiet. We never had any trouble sleeping, even with the balcony door open.
The room was plenty big for European standards and much bigger than I thought we would get in Venice. The bathroom had a tub with shower and had toiletries provided. There were no wash clothes here, which is not odd for Europe. The room did require your key card to be inserted in order for the electricity/air conditioner to be on, so it was not on when you were out. It was unseasonable hot when we were there but the air conditioner seemed adequate for us. We don't like it overly cold so we wouldn't be bothered normally anyway. The TV is small and the only English channels are the news (BBC/CNN type).
The hotel is maybe 5 minutes walk away from San Marco square. The walk is easy and seemingly safe. There are restaurants and many (tourist) shops along the way there and back. Going through the square there are 2 vaporetto stops that can take you everywhere. We walked as far as the Rialto without issue. You could walk much further of course but with the vaporetto right there and it's relatively cheap, you might as well get the experience.
Leaving the hotel and not crossing the canal (heading east??) away from San Marco, are many little side alleys and old churches. It is worth exploring for an hour or two in the morning or late afternoon. Away from the crowds you will stumble upon some cute little off the beaten path finds.
The hotel has a breakfast buffet that had an okay assortment of items. Enough to get you going before your mid morning gelato. I think there were hot items available that you could order for purchase but we never did. We just ate the standard dry/pastries and fruits.
There is a boat dock at the hotel that is very convenient. We bought a private taxi from the airport (purely for convenience and to save time, which was about 100 euros) and landed us right at the hotel door. After the long day traveling from the states it was worth it. When we left we were going to the train station and that was going to be about 70 euros which we booked at the hotel that morning with the front desk. About an hour before we left, we received a call asking if we would be willing to share a taxi with other travelers to share the cost for 35 euros. So we shared with a very nice British couple for half the cost. So glad they though of us to do that. It was very convenient, no dragging luggage over any bridges or over cobble stone or on public boats. Just right off the dock of the hotel and then right in front of the train station. The best part is cruising through the canals and then entering the Grand Canal right in front of the Rialto Bridge and being able to stand up in the back of the taxi and ride down the Grand Canal to the train station.
This was a very great experience for us overall and we will return here if we ever get back to Venice.