Excellent location, just a few steps from all the main historical sites such as the Dogi Palace, the Bridge of sighs, and San Marco square with its stunning Basilica. CQ 04/07
Welcoming and cosy, in typical Venetian style, the hospitality of Hotel Castello is defined by well-cared for settings and services, enriched by a whole series of comforts, which are among the best offered in any of Venice's three star hotels. Common areas welcome clients amidst classic furnishings inspired by the Venetian tradition, wood panelling and damasks, enriched by Persian carpets and murano glass appliqués that create altogether charming atmospheres. The hotel's pleasant lobby leads into the reception which remains open on a 24 hour basis and from here into the beautiful stairway dating back to the 1700's that leads to the rooms and to the large breakfast room where the bar which is reserved for hotel residents is also located.
This is a traditional building dating back to the 16th century, converted in hotel since the beginning of the 1900s.
Bright and some with a splendid view over the rooftops of Venice and the dome of Saint Mark's Basilica, the 26 rooms of Hotel Castello are delightful, they are furnished in a classic Venetian style that harps back to the 1700's. Lacquered furniture, esteemed upholstery, Murano glass light fittings and harmonious compositions enriched by the best comforts proposed by 3 star hotels in Venice. All equipped with a TV, telephone, mini bar and air conditioning, the bathrooms have a bath or shower, a handy hair dryer and a practical bathroom kit courtesy of the hotel.
The continental breakfast which consists of bread, butter and jam, along with a selection of fruit juices and traditional Italian coffee, is proposed in a practical buffet.
Nestled within the picturesque labyrinth of narrow streets and squares in the heart of the liveliest part of Venice where a myriad of shops and boutiques, market stalls, little restaurants and bacari (typical hostelries) liven up every angle, among all the three star hotels in Venice, Hotel Castello is located in an ideal position for experiencing the authentic Venetian atmospheres and for discovering the splendid areas such as Saint Mark's, which is just a 3 minute walk as well as Rialto, which is just 7 minutes on foot, rich with marvelous testimonies of art and history that contribute to making Venice one of the world's most unique cities. Upon exiting the hotel you will immediately find yourself in Saint Mark's square, which is framed by the Procuraties, a long series of porticoes that house boutiques selling typical craftwork made by Venice's artisans: jewellery shops selling gold jewellery and precious stones, Murano glass, Burano lace and historical cafés whose fame stretches well beyond Venetian confines. Caffè Ristorante Quadri, which opened in 1775 was often frequented by those from literary and artistic circles, among whom Sthendal, Lord Byron and Richard Wagner, it still retains the refined charm of the atmospheres of the Venice of the 1700's just like Caffè Florian, where amidst rooms and Rococò alcoves that have been preserved perfectly, characters such as Carlo Goldoni and Casanova, Goethe and Foscolo, Proust and D'Annunzio would often meet to sample the establishment's famous coffee and delicious hot chocolate.