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Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal

Santa Croce 578, 30135 Venice Italy
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#188 of 415 in Venice
Travellers' Choice
Elegant and welcoming, the Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal has been run with passion for approximately 30 years by a Venetian family which loves to pay its guests attention, by providing them with valuable advise on how to capture the city’s true essence.Pastel shades, Venetian stuccoes, glass wall lamps made in Murano, furnishings which, while being functional, recall the glorious Serenissima epoch: these are the elements of the new hall and bar, completely mirrored on marvellous Istria stone. Right at the centre of the hotel is an original glass cupola creating light effects which highlight its sophistication. The recently restored, characteristic internal patio onto which some of the rooms look out and where guests can enjoy breakfast or relax, using it as a peaceful open-air lounge, has a notable impact on guests. The elegant Bar Carlton Café offers you the chance to taste excellent drinks and whet your appetite with unusual snacks both in the internal room and in the open-air, enjoying an unforgettable stay on the Grand Canal.The hotel also offers its guests outstanding opportunities to discover all of Venice’s magic, by organizing personalised itineraries and excursions: boat tours to the lagoon islands, guided tours of the city, romantic itineraries followes by a candle lit dinner and much more. For further information on “special” packages, check out our online booking now or send your request to our booking centre.For conferences and meetings we can provide the “Galileo” room, fitted with update equipment and capable of holding up to 60 people.Some of the services offered to our guests include: free entry to the Casino, free baggage surveillance, baby-sitting, restaurant booking, theatre and concert tickets.Restaurant “La Cupola”Elegant reflections, inviting aromas, brilliant colours and exclusive tastes: these are the defining features of our restaurant “La Cupola”, a jewel of refined style in newly renovated surroundings, boasting harmony in its menu selections inspired both by innovative cuisine, as well as the genuine traditions of the territory.The distinct, welcoming atmosphere and the fine cuisine will envelop you and capture you, transforming your “mealtime” into an exceptional experience.You will be greeted with warmth and courtesy, and given expert advice on your menu selections.The typical and international specialties are served with refined simplicity, elegant and genuine at the same time, accompanied by an exclusive wine list. Our Maitre, Filippo Nocerino, will be at your disposition for any special requests.Perfect for any occassion or simply for a romantic evening, our restaurant “La Cupola” will live up to your expectations and your appetites!TOP OF THE CARLTON SKY LUNGE & RESTAURANTLet “Time Out” steer you upwards to the finest sky lounge in Venice for enjoying cocktails in the clouds and Grand Canal view dining .Stylish evenings begin and end at TOP OF THE CARLTON, the rooftop terrace perched on the 4th floor of the Carlton on the Grand Canal Hotel. Impressive views from this spacious terrace take in both the ancient majesty of the Grand Canal and its noble palaces and the modern Constitution bridge, the newest structure that pierces the motley Venice skyline full of domes, bell towers, arches and spires.Choose from a multitude of cocktails, snacks and light-dining while you sit and enjoy a romantic sunset or experience the gentle lapping of the Grand Canal waters as a gondola passes by.When it’s time to unwind and relax, choose Top of the Carlton.TOP OF THE CARLTON can be exclusively reserved for private events and functions, such as wedding receptions, birthday parties, corporate events – in fact the sky is the limit.Open from mid May to end of September, weather permitting.
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Property amenities
Free internet
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Banquet room
Rooftop terrace
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Rooftop bar
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Spanish, Italian
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Lyn B wrote a review 18 May
Newport, United Kingdom64 contributions47 helpful votes
This hotel is in a great location. Not only is it on the Grand Canal, but it is really close to the bus depot and train station, so getting there is easy (they also have parking outside for the water taxi straight from the airport if you wanted!). It is a lovely hotel. The breakfast was self service and there was lots of choice. The rooms were relatively small, but were decorated beautifully. We were amazed to find there was NO kettle or tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms, even though its a 4 star hotel, and there is no AC in the rooms - you can ope the windows and balcony doors, but this lets in the noise. This was the only downside to the stay. The staff were so helpful and friendly. Not the cheapest hotel to stay at, but its location and the view along the grand canal along with the helpful staff made it a wonderful stay. We bought our travel tickets at the front desk, which made life easier. The roof top bar is a nice touch.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Neve wrote a review 13 May
Ely, United Kingdom12 contributions
Good location. Beautiful bedroom views. Bit noisy at night time but understandable due to the hotel being situated right next to the canal. The bedroom & bathroom were clean. Bedroom itself was a bit outdated. Didn’t have food at the hotel but did have a drink on the rooftop which was nice. Staff were pleasant. Would stay again if in Venice.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
TheLastPogue wrote a review 11 May
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Hotel was very nice, reception was clean and staff spoke great english and were helpful in buying our waterbus tickets from. The rooms were old and dated but this was great as it gave an authentic venetian look to them. The bathrooms were modern and everything worked. Only negative about the room was the lack of air conditioning, made for an uncomfortable nights sleep. I did open the windows which slightly helped but was still very warm, and I ended up bitten by mosquitoes. Breakfast was good, self serve coffee which was great! I would stay again, but in cooler months!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Debbie O wrote a review 10 May
Safety Harbor, Florida94 contributions9 helpful votes
Our tour group chose this hotel for us and you can bet I gave them an earful about it. First, a few positives - it is very convenient to the train station. And it has a nice rooftop bar. And I liked the line of toiletries in the bathroom, they smelled very nice. And breakfast buffet was fine, though every breakfast buffet in Italy seems to have runny eggs, which I refuse to eat. But there was still plenty to choose from. Now - the negatives. The bed is FIRM. And by firm, I mean as hard as a rock. There was NO getting comfortable on that thing. We both slept poorly. In part because... there was NO A/C! The room was sweltering during the day and barely tolerable at night. We spoke to front desk clerk, who tried to feed me a line about nowhere in Italy has A/C till May 1, which I knew was a lie because I had already been numerous places with it. He did not seem to care at all. We could open the bedroom window and bathroom window for some air, but even using the shutter/screen type mechanism they have, we still got enough mosquitoes to make sleeping difficult. And the outside noise was another unpleasant thing - our room was next to the courtyard where they apparently dump the trash at night. Also, the fridge was hot. I asked for a repair, but it was unusable the whole time. And this was the only hotel we stayed at that didn't have a coffeemaker in the room. And the bathroom sink had no space to set things out, it was a pedestal sink. Also, the half-door for the shower made things tricky. How do you shower without putting water all over the floor? This was our last stop in Italy before returning home and we were glad to leave it.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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maryloustrain wrote a review 4 May
Asheboro, North Carolina301 contributions164 helpful votes
We are fortunate to finally return to this hotel we loved when we first came here in 2013! Nothing has changed... which we are delighted about! My husband says " Must mention the Awesome Breakfast" The food not only looks good but actually IS GOOD! The location is directly across the Grand canal from the train station. However, we had a canal front room and NEVER heard a train! This visit makes 12 nights we have stayed here so we say don't worry a bit about that! As we were arriving from Rome by train we were concerned about getting our luggage across the Bridge (80 steps) But "NO PROBLEM" a porter loaded it onto a cart and for 20Euros hauled it to the hotel for us! A real Blessing!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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US$109 - US$376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal?
Nearby attractions include Creature di Gomma - Venice Vintage Toys (0.4 km), Ways Tours (0.4 km), and Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista di Venezia (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bacaro Quebrado, Arcicchetti Bakaro, and Cantina Arnaldi.
Does Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Venice.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Carlton on the Grand Canal?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Italian.