Arcadia Hotel Venice is a three star accommodation that dates from 17th century, located within the Cannaregio sestiere (district) of the city.
Historically, the hotel building was the Venetian residence of an aristocratic Roman family for centuries.
In 1950s, however, the building was turned into a hotel by the current owners, the Spolaore family, who have preserved the building’s original atmosphere.
PHOTO: A guest room at the hotel.
This ancient palazzo has many Venetian details to admire, such as antique stuccoes, bare beams, and fine marble, as well as Venetian windows that overlook the adjacent Strada Nuova, and a lobby with a period Murano-glass chandelier.
Front desk at the hotel is there to help you organize your stay in Venice, answering your questions, and providing information on current events and how to book guided tours or excursions, for example.
Among the many services offered by the hotel include a complimentary visit to a real glass manufacturing workshop on the Island of Murano.
Of the other services available to guests, you can sample Venetian food and drinks at the “Il Gazebo” Restaurant, located in the same building.
Rooms at the Hotel Arcadia are decorated simply, yet elegantly and luxuriously, characterized by wooden furniture, antique green fabrics, and authentic Murano glass lighting.
There are a total of 17 rooms at the hotel to choose from, overlooking either Rio Terrà di San Leonardo, or looking down onto a idyllic Venetian alleyway.
Next door to the hotel, you can find an outdoor fruit and vegetables marketplace, close to the San Marcuola water bus (vaporetto) stop. Venezia Santa Lucia train station is a short 5 minute walk away.
Hotel Arcadia is in within Cannaregio, one of the best areas of Venice for nightlife, as well as one of the most authentic areas of the city.
Because of the location is so close to the train station and to Piazzale Roma, Arcadia Hotel is a great base for touring Venice and the Veneto region.
Within a short walk from the hotel, you’ll find many tourist attractions, churches, monuments, and interesting historical landmarks, as well as a short walk from Venice’s Jewish Ghetto, near Rialto Bridge.
Venice Casino is also quite close to the hotel, located within Palazzo Vendramin Calergi that overlooks Canal Grande.
Arcadia Hotel Venice
One of the options is to take a a water taxi, which will bring you within meters of the hotel (always agree on a price before getting onboard a water taxi).
You can also take “Venezia Air Terminal” bus to Piazzale Roma, a journey that takes about 20 minutes.
From Piazzale Roma, the car/bus terminus in Venice, you can take water bus (vaporetto) no. 1 or 82, getting off at ‘San Marcuola’ stop.
Then, you should cross the alley opposite you, and once at Rio Terrà della Chiesa, you should turn into Rio Terrà Cristo carrying straight on until Rio Terrà San Leonardo, turning left, and then carrying on until you reach number the hotel.