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Hotel Metropole

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Great hotel with plenty of character in a good position on the lagoon's edge in Venice. Half the price of its more famous neighbours, the Danieli and the Londra Palace, it was formerly an orphanage - and the hotel is crammed with antiques and collected objets. Some of the rooms have had a design makeover, verging on the kitsch, but if you like a sense of theatre you will appreciate the Metropole. They have staff to match, dressed in black.

They often have deals, especially in the November-March off-season (exlcuding Christmas, New Year and Carnival times). If you can afford it, choose the rooms on the corner of the side canal - light and bright and spacious.

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Just along the waterfront from St Mark's Square, where the Grand Canal meets the Lagoon, let your gondola glide to the landing stage of the wonderful Metropole Hotel. On the site of an orphanage church where Vivaldi once composed and performed, stands t… Read more...

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Hotel Metropole

This charming hotel has a lot of history – Vivaldi composed his Four Seasons in the breakfast room (he was choirmaster in a neighbouring church), and babies were changed on the breakfast room table, as the place was once an orphanage. A hotel for many years now, they have recently applied a thick veneer of chic, with glossy black brochures and a staff dressed like undertakers. The atmosphere of the real Venice, however, has been preserved, and the hotel has a lot more character than, say, the neighbouring Londra Palace. In particular, the public rooms make you pleased to come back here after a hard slog against the tide of tourists, and there is a delightful garden out back – in fact rooms overlooking this may be preferred by some for their peace and quiet: while the views of San Giorgio across the lagoon are worth a lot, the windows are less well sound proofed than, say, the Danieli’s. Rooms on the garden and side canal sides are also larger – the nine lagoon view doubles are small. Suites have no lagoon views. However, if you do opt for views, choose the second floor rooms with the bigger windows.

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