Hotel Flora

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Address: San Marco 2283A, Calle Bergamaschi, Venice, 30124, Italy

Star rating:
3 star hotel

3.8

Book well ahead to get a room in this family-friendly three-star a short walk from St Mark's.

Run by the hotelier Romanelli family – their other place is the [node:123227] – the Flora is eternally popular, for its great position no distance at all from St Mark’s, its lovely leafy courtyard and its charming owners and staff.

Location
4.3
90%
Eating/drinking
4
90%
Leisure facilities
4.5
90%
Service
4
90%
Value for money
3.7
90%
Bedrooms
3.3
90%
Public areas
4
90%

Location

Leading off in the direction of the Grand Canal from the glam designer shops of Calle Largo XXII Marzo is narrow Calle Bergamaschi where this 43-room hotel is located. St Mark’s is five minutes’ walk away, but though thronging XXII Marzo is just metres off, this is a quiet little corner, delightfully situated overlooking Ca’ Contarina Fasan, the Grand Canal-side palazzo which locals – for no particular reason – refer to as the house of Desdemona, the cruelly wronged wife of Othello in Shakespeare’s play.

Bedrooms

Although all of the Flora’s rooms have been given the individual-but-similar classic Venetian décor treatment, sizes and standards vary wildly: contact the helpful staff to make sure you really are going to get the accommodation you’d like. Standard doubles can be so small that even opening the wardrobe is difficult, and the bathrooms are barely large enough to dry yourself when you sidle out of the shower. Larger garden-facing rooms are the most sought-after, both for the view and for the quiet.

Public areas

The long, leafy garden courtyard with its pretty fountain is a great place to have breakfast, a drink or light snacks whipped up by willing bar staff. Inside, the diminutive bar is a welcome haven.

Eating and drinking

Your selection from the excellent breakfast buffet can be consumed out in the pretty garden courtyard. There’s no restaurant as such, but it’s usually possible to have a snack prepared at the bar.

Leisure facilities

The Flora’s gym and fitness centre is remarkably well equipped for a hotel of this category, with steam bath, cardio-treadmills and, on request, the services of a personal trainer.

Service

Very friendly, very professional.

Who stays there

Perhaps because manager Gioele Romanelli has young children himself, families with small kids are particularly well treated here: one child up to 12 can stay free with parents in a double room, and a free children’s tea is thrown into the package. Family rooms with cots, changing tables and high chairs can be provided. But the Flora attracts all kinds of travellers – many of them returning for a second (or more) stay – who like to be in the centre of things.

Amenities

  • Fitness Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Pets Allowed
  • Room Service

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Mature travellers
  • Singles
  • Romance
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Art

Pros & Cons

  • Extremely central but relatively quiet
  • Friendly atmosphere and a pleasant Venice experience
  • Smaller rooms will have you doing contortions to squeeze about
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