Hotel Montecarlo

  • City Breaks, Italy, Venice

  • 3

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Travel back in time at the Hotel Montecarlo, perfectly located for sauntering through ancient Venetian side streets and exploring Venice's famous sites.

Stroll into St. Mark's Square

The hotel's just steps away from Venice's famous St Mark's Square making it perfect for a city break. Walk out the door and in less than a minute you'll find yourself admiring the famous St.Marks Basilica and its incredible frescoes and architectural features. Cross the square and you'll come to the waterside where you can look across the Venetian lagoon to the Palladian style church of Abbazia di San Giorgio Maggiore.

Authentic Venetian style

It's a former 17th century palazzo with an authentic Venetian feel throughout. Think patterned wall paper, luxurious fabrics and antique furnishings. The rooms are decorated in the typical style of Venice too. We love that they're sound-proofed - it means that although your right in the centre of the city, you'll have a peaceful space to relax. The staff at the hotel are in the know when it comes to all things Venice so have a chat with them to get all the top tips and recommendations. Start each day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel and head out for dinner. One of our favourite restaurants, Antico Pignolo, is next door. It's been serving up Venetian cuisine since the 1930s.

Added value

Early booking offer available (book at least 90 days before arrival)

Telephone rep service

Flights and airport transfers included

Venice

Arriving in Venice by vaporetto, the skyline appears like a mirage of gleaming palaces and marbled piazzas. On closer inspection, you’ll find that it’s more like a maze – and the loveliest of places in which to get lost. St Mark’s Square and the Grand Canal draw the crowds (and then some), but the most interesting finds are often the time-worn backstreets and bridges that pass pocket-sized cafés and shops hung with Venetian masks. Islands speckle the surrounding lagoon, each touting their own specialty, from Murano’s glassblowing workshops to Burano’s lace shops. Or, there’s always Venice Lido – home to Venice Film Festival.

Walk around aimlessly: getting lost in Venice

You’ll discover some of the best walks in Venice by ditching the maps and apps and seeing where your feet take you. One turn off the tourist trail are streets strung with washing lines and quiet canals dotted with bàcari – bars serving up delicious Venetian small plates called cicheti.

Cannaregio, the northernmost neighbourhood, is free of the crowds found elsewhere. Listen to the stories of the Jewish Quarter, seek out Tintoretto’s grave at the Madonna dell’Orto church, and sit on the fondamenta and watch gondoliers go by – preferably while digging into a bowl of spaghetti-like bigoli.

Exploring Venetian masterpieces

It’s little wonder that the top spots in Venice are so popular; they’re just as beautiful as rumour (and Instagram) has it. St Mark’s Basilica is a masterpiece of painted ceilings and gilded icons. The Campanile bell tower offers a bird’s eye view of the vast square below. The Grand Canal’s oldest bridge, the Rialto, arches elegantly over the water, while the baroque Bridge of Sighs is carved with solemn faces. Gallerie dell’Accademia houses masterworks and ever-revolving exhibitions by famous faces like Anish Kapoor.

One of the perks of spending a walking holiday in Venice is that you can saunter around these places when what’s left of the cruise ships have departed and the crowds have thinned. Just make sure to book your entry tickets in advance to skip any queues.

The islands and beaches of the Venetian Lagoon

Vaporetti water taxis dart between Venice’s many docks and the islands of the lagoon. Catch a boat to Murano to marvel at the masterful glass blowers or to Burano to wander canals framed by a rainbow of houses.

Venice Lido – an 11km-long sandy spit at the mouth of the lagoon – offers a total change of scenery. Hotels line the water’s edge at Lido town, the host of the Venice Film Festival. It’s been a red-carpet escape for the rich and famous for a good few hundred years, with Liberty-style hotels stacked along the beachfront. The southerly village of Alberoni is a relaxing finale. This nature reserve is heaped with sandy dunes best explored by foot or bike.

Lake Garda, Florence and Rome

Venezia Santa Lucia train station is your gateway to the rest of Veneto. Go to Treviso (20 minutes) for quieter waterways and some great chances to sample the local Prosecco. Peschiera – the southernmost town of Lake Garda – is 1.5 hours away by train, opening the Italian Lakes to water-loving wanderers. How about another city with a romantic reputation? Verona (1 hour 10 mins) and Florence (2 hours 10 mins) both make easy day trips. You can even reach Venice train station in style – by vaporetto.

Why book a summer holiday in Venice with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Venice's best activities at your own pace.

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Venice include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 48
  • Official rating: 3

Rooms

Standard Rooms are about 14m² and sleep up to two people. They're decorated in a traditional venetian style and have a double or twin beds (please request at the time of booking). Rooms that sleep up to three people are available for a supplement.

Single Rooms are about 11m² and have a French double bed. They're available on request, please call to book.

All rooms have:

  • Air-conditioning
  • TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities (available on request)
  • Bath or shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe

Local fees and taxes:

  • A local tourist tax of approx. €1.50 per person per night is payable locally.

Accessibility

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No
  • There's an 100 metre walk (1 minute) from the water taxi drop of point to the hotel, down a narrow street
  • Airport transfer time: approx. 1 hour 10 mins by water taxi from Venice Marco Polo airport.
  • Located in central Venice
  • 50 metres to St Mark's Square
  • 400 metres to the Rialto Bridge
  • There's an 100 metre walk from the water taxi drop off point to the hotel
Facilities
  • TV room
  • Reading Room
  • Free Wi-Fi
Meals

Breakfast here is buffet style and served in the hotel's Venetian dining room. Enjoy options like bacon, eggs, cheese, ham, bread, cereals and yoghurt. There's plenty to choose from. 

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast

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£1432
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12/10/2024 - 2 nights
2 adults
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Hotel Montecarlo
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