Sant'Elena - Best Western

Calle Buccari 10, Sant'Elena, Venice, Italy, 30132

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Sant’Elena – gardens

By Anne Hanley, your Venice expert

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expert-rated hotels in Venice
Expert overall rating:3.9 out of 5
Location:
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Bedrooms:
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3.7
Eating/drinking:
3.8
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Public areas:
3.5
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Leisure facilities:
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Service:
3.8
3.8
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Culture vultures, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Singles, Escaping the crowds, Sightseeing

Expert review of Sant'Elena - Best Western

Quiet and chic, this hotel is ideal for Film Festival-goers, Biennale art fans... and families.

At peak times, finding somewhere reasonably-priced to lay your head in Venice can be difficult: the Sant’Elena, with its 76 rooms, is a good place to try; even at highest-season moments, this hotel’s prices compare favourably with those of other four-stars. For visitors to the nearby Biennale, or to the Film Festival – one vaporetto stop away on the Lido – it’s ideal.

Location: 

In a former convent, and with a pretty garden in what used to be the cloister, the Sant’Elena is in the district of the same name: a brisk half-hour walk from St Mark’s, it’s not central by any means, but I love its residential charm. It’s tranquil, leafy and great if you’re travelling with children who’ll appreciate the lagoon-side park at the end of the street.

Bedrooms: 

The 76 rooms and suites are spacious, modern, and black and white without being too coldly minimalist. The Sant’Elena is one of Venice’s few hotels with excellent disabled access.

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Public areas: 

The elegant minimalist approach begins the moment you enter the door; the spiral central staircase is quite an eye-catcher. The garden in what used to be the convent’s cloister is a great place to escape the crowds and relax.

Eating and drinking: 

The breakfast buffet is very well stocked with pastries, fruit, cheeses and meats. The hotel’s Valentine’s Restaurant & Bar, with its view over the garden, serves Venetian staples, including much seafood, done competently.

Service: 

Professional.

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Who stays there: 

With its well equipped, 50-person conference room, the Sant’Elena is a popular spot for business meetings. But parents and children love the garden and quiet neighbourhood, and anyone looking to visit the Biennale or the Film Festival on a budget will appreciate the Sant’Elena’s excellent prices.

Pros: 
Efficient service
Good-sized bedrooms with contemporary décor
Quiet residential neighbourhood
Cons: 
A good way from the centre
The 1930s building is a far cry from a classic Venetian palazzo

More information on Sant'Elena - Best Western:

Price from:
£50
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Calle Buccari 10, Sant'Elena, Venice, Italy, 30132
Amenities:
Business Centre, High-Speed Internet, Pets Allowed, Restaurant, Room Service
Neighbourhood:
Sant'Elena

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