Metropole Hotel Venice
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Metropole Hotel Venice Reviews
Historic and classy Aug 11, 2011
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Metropole and the hotel enhanced the whole Venice experience for us. It has class and history and is completely in keeping with the ambience of Venice. The interior is filled with antique furniture, paintings and curiosities and the decor throughout is tastefully executed.
According to the website the building dates from 1500 and Vivaldi is said to have composed some of his finest masterpieces there.
The Metropole is in a great location facing the lagoon and is close to St Mark's Square and Venice's major sights. There is also a waterbus (vaporetto) stop almost right outside the front door.
Our room was located at the front side of the hotel overlooking a side canal, but we also had a view to the front. This meant a view of the bustling lagoon and of the Island of San Giorgio with its prominent campanile. The room was beautifully decorated featuring red fabric wall coverings with complimenting curtains, chairs and bed covers. That said, there were modern touches including a flat panel TV and modern bathroom fittings.
The breakfasts were fabulous with lots of choice and a delightful rear garden courtyard in which to enjoy the experience.
I finished each evening off in the lavish Oriental Bar with a glass of wine soaking up the atmosphere and immersing myself in the historic surroundings.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone seeking a well priced quality hotel in Venice. It has everything you could possibly need for a a memorable stay in this historic and enchanting city.
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Adorable, luxurous and convenient hotel Jul 11, 2005
Hotel Metropole was a treasure to us. The hotel claims Vivaldi lived here from 1704 to 1738. Sigmund Freud, Marcel Proust and Thomas Mann allegedly slept here. Well, you can certainly relate to that, when you´re entering the hotel. It didn´t disappoint us one bit! We felt like stepping back in time. It is decorated in a Victorian style and packed with all sorts of collections, ranging from fans, purses, bottle openers, crucifixes, cigarette cases and visting card cases. The salons are tucked with sitting niches just enviting you to sit back and relax.
The location is great, only two blocks from the Piazza San Marco and the views can be spectacular, if you´re in the right room. We were upgraded to a small suite, spacious enough for the three of us. BUT we didn´t get the beautiful view on the Bacino San Marco. Our windows were on a side canal. Some rooms look on the patio (or courtyard). If we´d known about this, we would have requested a room with a greater view. Keep in mind, that every room in this hotel is different: different view, different size, different decoration. It paid off though to phone them about their prices, because they gave us a weekend special, which wasn´t mentioned on their website. So, take care when you´re booking and don´t hesitate to call them.
The concierges were quite helpful. Upfront, I emailed them with a lot of questions. For instance, we didn´t know where to parc our car while we were in Venice. They emailed us with exact instructions for a guarded garage, including telephone numbers to contact when we arrived. They arranged a private water taxi for us, who picked us up near the garage. Indeed, they answered all of our questions even before our arrival. On request the concierge arranged a private tour to Murano and Burano. Yeah I know, it is the perfect tourist trap, but we enjoyed every second of it.
The breakfast was good and we just adored the outside patio. Their restaurant Met has one Michelin star. We only ate in the Met one night, because of the outrageous pricing, but to be fair: the diner we had was delicious, the service was perfect and we never ate better while in Venice. Or anywhere for that matter.
Part of the Italy, 2005 travel blog
Metropole Hotel Venice Overview
The Metropole Hotel Venice is in historic Venice with easy access to the Piazza San Marco, Biennales, and beautiful Grand Canal and lagoon. Guests can enjoy the amazing view, meeting room, the famed Met Restaurant, and onsite bar. The Metropole Hotel Venice provides private canal entrances, is within walking to popular sites, and only 40 minutes from the Marco Polo Tessera Airport via water taxi.
The Metropole Hotel Venice features 67 guestrooms, each with patterned wallpaper, rich fabrics and colors, and ornate furnishings. Rooms come with modern amenities to include satellite television, DD phones, mini-bars, designer toiletries, in-room safes, and more.
The Metropole Hotel Venice was originally an orphanage church, the place where Vivaldi composed and performed. This baroque-style hotel is designed with gilded chandeliers, and features Italy’s largest crucifix/corkscrew collection, musical instruments, fans, and 2,000 other rare artifacts. The hotel is family owned and operated and offers guests live music in the evenings, as well as 30 types of tea and homemade pastries served in the 18th century lobby.
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