Hotel Savoia & Jolanda
What We Love
- An elegant city stay with breakfast, a welcome bottle of prosecco and dinner on one evening
- Soaking up the crumbling palaces, romantic waterways and buzzing piazzas of Venice
- Staying just 200 metres from St Mark’s Square
- Arriving to find a chilled bottle of prosecco waiting for you - something to celebrate in itself
What To Know
- Free WiFi can be slow
- Located steps from a water taxi stop, so getting around the city is convenient
- Not all rooms have canal or waterfront views
- Free WiFi
On the Riva degli Schiavoni, a short amble from Piazza San Marco, sits the Hotel Savoia & Jolanda; a classical Venetian hotel in the heart of Italy’s romantic floating city of Venice. Comprised of two buildings, one part of the hotel overlooks the lagoon, while the other is located just a short distance from the first, in charming Campo San Zaccaria, where you’ll also find the renowned Mauro Condussi designed church and Venice’s oldest crypt.
Bedrooms here are flamboyantly Italian with wooden beamed ceilings, ornate furnishings, Murano glass lamps and beds heaped with luxe silky fabrics. There’s a restaurant with an outdoor terrace overlooking San Giorgio Island where you can sample local dishes and sip a chilled cocktail, after a day punting along the waterways of this beguiling place.
All bedrooms are finished in a classical Venetian style and offer en-suite bathrooms with heated towel racks. Superior rooms offer a little more space than Standard rooms as well as
Kick-start your day with a buffet breakfast and tuck into delicious local cuisine at The Principessa restaurant, which serves Italian dishes with flair in the elegant dining room or out on the terrace with views of San Giorgio Island. Terrazza Cordussi on the first floor is ideal for a tapas and cocktails in a comfortable setting.
Hotel Savoia & Jolanda sits on the cusp of the Venice Lagoon on the Riva degli Schiavoni, just a few minutes’ walk from St Mark’s Square, the city’s grand piazza and home to Doge’s palace and the Basilica di San Marco, as well as the soaring San Marco bell tower. From the hotel you’ll have views out across St George Island and can easily reach Via XXII Marzo, where you’ll find the city’s best shopping.
How to Get There
We paid 150 Euros for transportation that the Hotel assured us would be FLAWLESS. We were dropped off by a water taxi at Piazza Roma in 90 degree heat with no land taxi driver waiting for us as we were told. Waited for over 20 minutes. In the process, my camera bag was stolen which contained very expensive camera equipment. Of course, the hotel and Venice Travels, owned by Marco Lazarro accepts NO responsibility. The hotel is obviously getting a cut of the business. DON'T fall for their assurances.
We stayed at the Savoia &jolanda apartments owed by the hotel Savoia &jolanda hotel in Venice , my family and I stayed for 3 nights when we arrived we where not offered the breakfast which the hotel offers guest staying at the hotel , we where escorted to our apartment by a hotel porter we had to carry our luggage in the heat by ourselves the apartment was about a 15 minute wLk from the hotel , the apartment was very pretty an specious however the tv and WiFi in room was poor: we where not given enough towels for our stay they did have a washing machine in room but no dryer . The beds in room where also hard and not comfortable. I also want to make you aware thT there where ants in the room which I found to be unpleasant: overall I would say that this was a fair stay but next time I would not stay here ,
Our room was 506, which was located on the first floor of the second wing of the hotel. Now I have read that people were skeptical about being brought to another section of the hotel but this wing is fully decorated and renovated, had air conditioning, reception, elevator and a beautiful terrace for you to enjoy the views of the square. Our room had 2 balconies and faced the church and water fountain. I would prefer this wing over the main one since it is more quiet and you won't hear the people who are constantly walking by the harbour.
There is also definitely AC in the room and it can get pretty cold. I don't understand what people were talking about having no AC!
The staff were kind however the waitresses at the restaurants during breakfast are not attentive enough since they would see you call them over but don't give any response that they saw you and will be coming until you've done it a good 3 times. Sometimes they would even forget to take down your coffee order. Anyhow, the coffee here is wonderful but if you sit outside during your breakfast, please be aware of the pigeons. I have seen guests feeding the pigeons which is why they keep coming back. The hotel MUST inform guests to not feed them and don't leave food on the table without having at least one person sitting there. It is better for the hotel to make a sign in the outdoor area where the guests eat, as staff won't have time to explain to every single customer anyway.
This is definitely a convenient location coming from the Marco Polo airport since you get off at San Zaccaria and you are minutes away from the hotel. You are 5 minutes away from San Marco square and about 15 minutes to the Rialto bridge. If you are looking to go to Burano, you can also take line 14 from San Zaccaria and many lines are available if you have to go to the train station (4.2, 5.2, 1, 2)
The cleaning is exceptional here and the cookies are to die for! The bathrobe that they provided is also extremely comfortable and I regret not buying it even though it is a bit pricey (80 euros).