Hotel Montecarlo

  • City Breaks, Italy, Venice

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It's hard to beat Hotel Montecarlo location wise - it's just steps away from St Mark's Square. So if you're looking for somewhere to stay on a city break in Venice, it's a great choice. The former 17th century Palazzo has that authentic Venetian feel throughout, with patterned wall paper, luxurious fabrics and antique furnishings. The bedrooms are decorated in the typical style of Venice too. We love that they're soundproofed - it means that although your right in the centre of the city, you'll have a peaceful space to relax. 

The staff here 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. Here, they know how tiring sightseeing and museum strolling can get, so they put on a great spread every morning to get those energy levels up. We couldn't resist that pancakes and fresh fruit. 

There's loads of great restaurants to try out in the city - handily one of them is just next door to the hotel. Antico Pignolo Restaurant serves up freshly made Venetian cuisine in a fun and lively atmosphere. It's been welcoming diners since the 1930's, so if you book a table you'll be joining the likes of celebrities who've come here for the impeccable service and delicious food. 

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 10 mins by water taxi from Venice Marco Polo airport.

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


Standard Rooms are about 14m² and sleep up to two people. They are decorated in a traditional venetian style, with ornate furniture, patterned wall paper and luxury fabrics. They have a double or two single beds and space for a baby cot (available on request). Rooms that sleep up to three people are available for a supplement. All rooms are sound proofed and have free WiFi, bathtub or shower, air conditioning, hairdryer, TV, safe, telephone, kettle (tea and coffee on request), minibar and ironing facilities (on request).

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

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes

Charm laden canals, golden squares, waterside palaces – it’s little wonder that Venice is billed as the most romantic city on earth.

A city for the curious, getting lost in Venice is half the fun. Time-worn streets lead you past tiny pizzerias and shops hung with Venetian masks. Gondoliers glide down waterways navigated by their ancestors, while vaporetti speed down the Grand Canal to St Mark’s Square and the Rialto Bridge. Islands gather in the surrounding Venetian Lagoon – and each have their own specialty. Nip over to Murano to see the masterful glass blowers or to Burano to wander the canals framed by rainbow-coloured houses.



Walking tour of Venice (1 hour 30)

Nothing beats a walking tour to get your bearings and a real feel for a city. The same goes in Venice -with the help of our local guide you’ll wander between the top sights getting a taste for the history, cultures and stories that make up the city. There’s lots to take in from the treasures of Piazza San Marco to the unique landmarks of Campo San Giovanni e Paolo, so get ready to explore. At the end, if you’d like to continue the excursion you’ll have the option to visit the workshop of one of Venice’s glass craftsmen (payable locally).

Departs: Daily from 01 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: £25pp – hotel pickup and drop off is not included

Doges Palace (1 hour 15)

Palazzo Ducale’s one of the most iconic buildings in Venice. These skip the line tickets give you the chance to explore inside the former home of the doge of Venice. Your expert guide will give you an insight into how it became the centre of the Venetian Empire and the seat of the Government. Visit the magnificent chambers, stuccoed halls filled with artworks by the Venetian masters such as Titian and Bellini. Walk through the eerie, narrow passageways towards the prison cells and the famous Bridge of Sighs.

Departs: Daily from 01 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: £50pp – hotel pickup and drop off is not included

Ducal Venice (2 hours 30)

Combine two tours, the walking tour of Venice and the Doge’s Palace. Take a guided walk through the streets of Venice – your guide will tell you the tales of the city and point out the sights, giving you a true feel for the floating city. After, take a guided tour of Palazzo Ducale. Skip the line tickets mean you’ll have more time to explore the chambers and grand halls of the building that the Venetian Empire once centred around.

Departs: Daily form 01 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: £72pp - hotel pick up and drop off is not included

Golden Basilica (1 hour)

St Marks Basilica has to be one of the world’s most majestic Cathedrals. With this skip the line ticket you’ll have the opportunity to explore the unique building and see its beautiful golden mosaics – they cover an astonishing 43 thousand square feet! Your expert guide will teach you the history of how this incredible structure came to be and show you the works of art by the Venetian masters.

Departs: Mon – Sat from 01 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: £30pp - hotel pick up and drop off is not included.

Byzantine Venice (2 hours 30)

The Republic of Venice had long standing trade connections with the Byzantine Empire. These days the connections are best seen in the cities Venetian-Byzantine architecture. The best example of this has to be the Golden Basilica in St Mark’s Square. Begin your Byzantine experience on a walking tour of the city’s top sights – your expert guide will give you an insight into the city’s history and the role it played linking the east and the west. After, get up close to the mosaic laden, jewel encrusted Byzantine Golden Basilica, an icon of Venice. With skip the line tickets and a guided tour you’ll be able to get a real feel for the history of this incredible structure.  

Departs: Mon – Sat from 01 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: £53pp - hotel pick up and drop off is not included

Inside Venice (2 hours)

Explore the Venice of the Doges and its eastern influences. Begin with a guided tour of the Doge’s Palace, visiting the halls of power where masterpieces adorn the walls. In the second part of the tour your guide will take you to see the golden mosaics of the Basilica di San Marco, once the private chapel of the Doges of Venice, the only one of its kind in Italy.

Departs: Mon – Sat from 01 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: £74pp - hotel pick up and drop off is not included

Absolute Venice (3 hours 30)

Combine a walking tour of Venice with, skip the line tickets and guided visits to the Doge’s Palace and the Golden Basilica. Start by learning about the city’s most iconic sights on a guided walking tour, before exploring the building that the Venetian Empire centred around, the Doge’s Palace. Here you’ll see the lavish chambers laden with artwork by the great artists of the renaissance and be led through the narrow passages that lead to the prison cells over the Bridge of Sighs. Finally, end the tour with a visit to the magnificent Byzantine Cathedral, the Basillica di San Marco. Sit comfortably as your guide explains the scenes depicted in the beautiful gold mosaics and artworks.

Departs: Mon – Sat from 01 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: £93pp - hotel pick up and drop off is not included

Venetian Waterways & Grand Canal by Gondola (1 hour)

Take a gondola ride along the canals of this magical city. This excursion will take you to the quiet secluded waterways that pass beneath small bridges, as well as along the Grand Canal. Admire Palazzo Molin del Cuoridoro, known as Mozart's House and pass by the world famous La Fenice Theatre as you float along the Rio Canal. Soak up breath-taking view of the Doges Palace and of St. Marks’ Bell tower from a unique vantage point on the water. Enjoy commentary on your gondola tour by downloading the mobile App.

Departs: Daily from 01 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: £31pp - hotel pick up and drop off is not included

Gondola Serenade (30 minutes)

Enjoy a “promenade” by gondola – it’s by far the most elegant way to cross the Grand Canal. Step aboard (maximum six people) and listen as your serenaded by musicians and singers performing beautiful Italian songs, as you float along the small waterways of Venice.

Departs: Daily from 01 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: £39pp - hotel pick up and drop off is not included

Venetian Savours (1 hour 45)

On this evening food tour you’ll be led through the “calli” (streets) to discover the flavours of Venice. Visit local “Bacari” (bars) and sample “Cicchetti” (snacks) which are specialties of Venetian cuisine. End your evening with a drink, served in a typical bar Venetian bar.

Departs: Tue, Fri & Sat from 01 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: £47pp - hotel pick up and drop off is not included

Tour to the Islands: Murano, Burano & Torcello (4 hours 30)

Discover the Venetian lagoons on this panoramic boat excursion to Murano, Burano and Torcello. Your guide will explain the history and traditions of the Islands as you sail through the lagoon. In Murano visit an historic glassblowing factory, in Burano see the colourful houses and admire the hand-made laces and in Torcello discover the first settlements of the inhabitants of Venice. 

Departs: Daily from 01 May – 31 Oct

Price: £18pp - hotel pick up and drop off is not included

Please note that our Venice excursions are not suitable for guests with walking difficulties.


General Facilities

  • Free WiFi
  • TV and reading room

Breakfast here is buffet style, served up in the beautiful Venetian style dining room. Exploring the city can get tiring, so here at the hotel Montecarlo they make sure you're filled with energy and start the day right with a hearty breakfast. With options like bacon, eggs, pancakes, croissants, chees, ham, bread, tomato, cereals and yoghurt, there's plenty to choose from. 

The Antico Pignolo Restaurant is just next door to the hotel - it's one of Venice's famous eateries. It was founded in the 1930's and has excelled ever since, visited by celebrities and exclusive clientele. They come for the delicious food, excellent service and the careful attention to detail given to every single meal. Dishes like lobster and tomato tagliolni and desserts like flambéed strawberries with vanilla get the taste buds going. It's as famous for the food as it is the wine - they have an extensive wine cellar with over 900 varieties to choose from. They have sommelier services and offer tastings here too. We'd recommend booking a table in advance to save disappointment.

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  • Bed & Breakfast
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 12.339186
  • Latitude: 45.435617
  • Location Description:
    • Located in central Venice
    • 50 metres to St Mark's Square
    • 500 metres to Rialto Bridge

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Hotel Montecarlo
Venice, City Breaks,Bed & Breakfast
14/08/2022 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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