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|Name||Hotel Corte Contarina|
|Address1||Castello 1931 Via Garibaldi|
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|DrivingDirections||Getting there. ATVO operates a fast bus service to Piazzale Roma, departing every 30 minutes. A single ticket costs 3 EUR and the journey takes 20 minutes. ACTV bus number 5 also runs to Piazzale Roma and bus 15 connects the airport with Venice Mestre train station. From Piazzale Roma, travellers can transfer to vaporetta (water buses) that run to various destinations on the lagoon. The nearest vaporetta stops to the hotel are Giardini or Arsenale. A complimentary shuttle bus connects the terminal with the airport jetty, from where regular Alilaguna boat services depart for the city. A single ticket costs 10 EUR. Private water taxis are also available; a typical fare to the hotel is 80 EUR. All prices are subject to change. |
|CheckinTime||1 PM |
|Description||Location. Previously a doge's family residence, the Hotel Corte Contarina is located in a quiet area off the lively Via Garibaldi, 50 metres from the Arsenale docks and 500 metres from St Mark's Square. Venice Marco Polo Airport is six kilometres away, with an approximate journey time of 30 minutes. |
Hotel Features. This historic hotel's lobby offers complimentary newspapers and features leather sofas. A buffet breakfast is offered every morning, and drinks are served in the first floor lounge bar, which features silk drapes on the walls, typically Venetian furnishings, chandeliers and polished wooden floors. The Hotel Corte Contarina organises complimentary excursions to Murano Island, famed for making high quality glass, and multilingual staff are on hand to book city tours and make restaurant reservations.
Guestrooms. Hotel Corte Contarina offers 12 guestrooms located on two floors, all of which have traditional Venetian decor and include Internet connections (surcharge), satellite television, clock radios, direct dial phones, minibars and safes. Marble bathrooms come with either showers or jetted tubs, and include makeup mirrors and designer toiletries.
Expert Tip. The hotel is a short walk from the immense Arsenale dockyard, which hosts both the Biennale and Venice's traditional boat festival, held every May. The Biennale is a huge artistic festival celebrating architecture, cinema, dance, music and theatre.
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