Hotel Galleria Venice Italy is a small one star hotel, with just nine rooms, but situated in a wonderful, unique location on the Grand Canal, next to the Accademia Bridge in the district of Dorsoduro.
Near Dorsaduro, which is one of the most beautiful areas of Venice, you’ll find museums such as the Accademia Gallery, the Guggenheim Collection, Ca ‘Rezzonico, Palazzo Grassi, Palazzo Franchetti, and Punta della Dogana.
The main draw for the hotel, however, comes from its location within the most beautiful street in the world: the Grand Canal.
As a place of accommodation, the hotel (originally under the name l’Hotel dell’Universo) has a history dating back 800 years, with such names as author Henry James and poet Robert Browning (with his sister) having stayed here, both inspired by the views to the Grand Canal, Palazzo Franchetti, and Palazzo Barbaro.
At the hotel, you can still feel the atmosphere of ancient Venice, and the slow, more relaxing pace of the past. In this vein, with advice from the hotel staff, you’ll get insider information on where are the best places in Venice to just drink a good glass of wine, and sit and watch Venetians passing by.
PHOTO: A guest room at Hotel Galleria Venice Italy.
Most of the hotel’s rooms have views of the Grand Canal, with a great view of St. Mark’s Basin, which has been the main entrance to the city since the days of the Venetian Republic. Also, nearby, you can see one of the most famous bridges in Venice, the Accademia Bridge.
The rooms are bright and comfortable, all decorated in typical 8th century Venetian style, offering a wonderful retreat after a day of touring the city.
From the hotel, you are close to the tourist attractions to see, museums to visit, and historical places to experience. In fact, Venice is a city where just walking around the streets is an exhilarating way to spend an afternoon.
The closest tourist attraction to the hotel is the Accademia galleries, and not too far away, for modern art, you’ll find the Guggenheim Museum.
Also, five minutes walk from the hotel, you’ll be at the famous Saint Mark’s square, which features the magnificent Saint Mark’s basilica and many other highlights, including world’s oldest cafe, Caffe Florian.