27 rooms from £134 per night
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“A charming (and popular) romantic pension converted with style and flair, where Ruskin used to stay during his visits. Classic rooms feature parquet flooring and antiques. Some have great views of the Giudecca canal. Breakfast can be enjoyed al fresco overlooking the city. A Venetian dream.”

“A charming (and popular) romantic pension converted with style and flair, where Ruskin used to stay during his visits. Classic rooms feature parquet flooring and antiques. Some have great views of the Giudecca canal. Breakfast can be enjoyed al fresco overlooking the city. A Venetian dream.”

Hotel Review

Superb value, wonderful hotel. The owners have preserved the atmosphere of the simple pensione where Ruskin stayed, with a homely dining room and a kind welcome, plus the recent addition of a café/restaurant, La Piscina, on a fabulous floating terrace in front of the hotel. Bedrooms are calm and uncluttered; best are the four corner ones with views on two sides. And there’s an intimate altana (roof terrace), just for two.

 

Written by Fiona Duncan

Recommended For

  • Museums
  • Convenient for the Accademia Gallery, the Punta della Dogana exhibition center and the Guggenheim Foundation
  • Close to nightlife
  • The Dorsoduro is Venice's trendiest district with many hips bars, chic galleries and lively cafes
  • Great walks
  • Overlooking the Giudecca Canal this hotel is a pleasant a scenic walk from the heart of Venice
  • Sights nearby
  • The hotel is a short walk from the Basilica of St. Mary of Health and the Jesuit Church
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • Sit out on the street or on the floating dining room and observe Venice whirling by
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Fabulous terrace overlooking the Giudecca Canal
  • Restaurant
  • On a floating terrace in front of the hotel
  • Historic
  • John Ruskin famously stayed here in 1876
  • Outstanding location
  • Overlooking the Giudecca Canal
  • Less £
  • Roof terrace
  • Literary
  • Views
  • Romantic
  • Artworks
  • Boutique
  • Chic
  • Antiques
  • Pet friendly
  • Child friendly
  • Traditional
  • Charming
  • Intimate

Facilities

  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Fabulous terrace overlooking the Giudecca Canal
  • Restaurant
  • On a floating terrace in front of the hotel
  • Safe
  • Business Centre
  • Towelling robes
  • Bar
  • Roof terrace
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Outdoor dining
  • Views
  • Pet friendly
  • Child friendly
  • Room service
  • Concierge
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Wifi
  • Air conditioning

Activities

  • Museums
  • Convenient for the Accademia Gallery, the Punta della Dogana exhibition center and the Guggenheim Foundation
  • Close to nightlife
  • The Dorsoduro is Venice's trendiest district with many hips bars, chic galleries and lively cafes
  • Great walks
  • Overlooking the Giudecca Canal this hotel is a pleasant a scenic walk from the heart of Venice
  • Sights nearby
  • The hotel is a short walk from the Basilica of St. Mary of Health and the Jesuit Church
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • Sit out on the street or on the floating dining room and observe Venice whirling by

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Why do people love staying in your hotel? Because they probably feel that they are part of a story and of a particular ambiance. Our guests love the service that comes from La Calcina being in the same family for three generations What is there to do in the area or on site? Walk round the city or sit on our terrace and watch the world go by! Enjoy the huge of range of treats on offer in Venice. What kind of breakfast do you offer? Continental buffet breakfast which can be taken inside, on the terrace over looking the canal or on the covered roof terrace. Do you offer other meals? Yes we have our restaurant La Piscina with a variety of dishes that can meet all desires specialising in Venetian and Mediterranean dishes. The restaurant has a wonderful panoramic terrace overlooking the Guidecca Canal – great for dining in the warmer months. Which are your most popular room types, and why? The ones with view over the Giudecca canal. What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers? La Calcina is discreet and welcoming. It is worth a try.

Other Reviews

La Calcina

"Situated on the Zattere – the wide pavement on the Venice side of the Giudecca canal – La Calcina offers views second only to those over the Grand Canal … some people would say better."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

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