Why We Love This Hotel
- Quiet hotel in a former Carmelite monastery near the Grand Canal
- A 5-minute walk from Santa Lucia train station & the vaporetto
- Wi-Fi is free & guests can have breakfast in the pretty garden
- St Mark's Square is a 30-minute stroll away
Set in a converted Carmelite monastery, the Hotel Abbazia is a quiet property with a pretty garden, conveniently located near Venice's main train station. It is tucked away down an unassuming alley in Cannaregio, a pleasant residential district that lies between the Grand Canal and the lagoon.
The area has plenty of restaurants and excellent transport links -- it's a 5-minute walk from Santa Lucia train station and the Ferrovia vaporetto landing stage, and there's a water taxi stand at the end of the street. St Mark's Square is a 30-minute stroll away. If you are planning to visit the Basilica di San Marco, remember to book tickets in advance to avoid lengthy queues.
Lonely Planet is a fan of the hotel's "serene" garden and "heavenly" lobby bar, which still has its original tiled floor and pulpit. A continental breakfast of pastries, hard-boiled eggs, and cold meats and cheeses is served in the mornings. Free Wi-Fi is available, although the signal is weak in some rooms.
Rooms are on the small side, and are clean and comfortable, with wooden beamed ceilings. Bathrooms have heated towel rails and some have bathtubs, others showers. The bells of the neighbouring church provide a wake-up call in the morning. There is no lift, but staff are happy to help with luggage (8am-10pm).