More about NH Manin Hotel Venice
Great location, lovely hotel
The density of Venice although interesting can be somewhat exhausting. Hotel Manin's location on the Grand Canal, a little outside the main shopping core, made it a welcome oasis. The private garden for breakfast is rare in this city of little green.
The rooms were simple, clean and yet elegant. Pretty yet simple decor, and nice quality sheets and towels.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. We left a camera bag at a cafe in Burano, and the front desk made several calls and helped us locate and arrange its' pick-up (no small task when you are dealing with boat transport).
Although not inexpensive, I thought this hotel was a good value for the quality.
An added bonus was the fact that they could accomodate us with our 4 children (we had two triple rooms).
a wonderful experience
The Framon Hotel Manin was our last stop in Italy. We spent 15 days in Italy and stayed in three hotels, Rome, Florence and Venice. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Venice. The staff were wonderful, helpful and gracious. The hotel was in a great location, steps from the vaporreto. We woke up every morning to a delightful breakfast. The garden was beautiful, unfortunately we had a bit of rain. Since we had a very early plane ride home we had to take a water taxi. It's a bit pricey but worth the quick trip to the airport. When we checked out at 3:30AM the concierge handed us a goody bag filled with breakfast delights. What a treat. I would certainly stay in this hotel again.
Far from the maddening crowd
We stayed at the Framon Hotel Manin on 12th July 2005 and it was excellent. The staff were very helpful. It is a small hotel in a very peaceful part of Venice. It was still central enough, about 10 minutes from St Marks Square and all the main attractions. The rooms were very clean and the linen changed every day. It was right on the Grand Canal, with a water bus stop outside, St Angelo, on bus route no 1. Breakfast was served in the Courtyard and was a great start to the day.
The Basilica was fantastic, as were the views from the Bell Tower. There were no smells from the Canals. We found Harry’s bar a take on but as a tourist it had to be done. It was worth a little more money to take a water taxi from the airport, about 80 euros. We took the water bus on the journey to the hotel and took a water taxi back to the airport. It was good value and we saw a lot more than we did on the Gondola ride. We ended up paying 100 euros for a twenty minute gondola ride. It was an experience but we could have lived without it. The gondoliers had three prices, 80, 100 and 120 euros but they would not specify a time. We took the middle price and were very disappointed. We went throught some back waterways, out onto the Grand Canal and straight back again. There was no banter as such, others had people playing instruments and singers etc. My advice is to go down to the Main Gondola station and hopefully get better value for money. We did not complain at the time because we did not want it to sour our holiday but would advise people to be aware. We had a wonderful stay overall and felt that it would be worth a return journey before we get too old to manage the steps and the bridges. The restaurants were varied and we did not have one bad meal.
We travelled on a short break – 4 nights and had booked the Hotel Gabrielli Sandwirth. We then came across the various reviews on trip advisor.com and hastily cancelled the Hotel due to those comments. We did make a visit to that Hotel and it was exactly what people had commented. It was dirty, noisy and it was such a relief to have noted other people’s comments and changed the hotel. We cannot thank people enough for taking the time out to put forward their comments and I hope my comments can be of help to someone else.
Convenient location in rip-off city
In Venice expect to be dazzled by its beauty and ripped off by its restaurants. Apart from 1 restaurant 'Ca'Roberto's' behind St Marks Square which was excellent in every way, every other restaurant ripped us off and as we were there for a week it got a bit expensive. One charged us 20 euros (£15) for 2 desserts which were 2 balls of icecream in a glass dish and this in a back street restaurant. Another charged us 10 euros ( £7) for a 75cl bottle of fizzy water !! together with a meal that was advertised as veal and roast potatoes. The veal was paperthin slices of meat like you get in a supermarket with a splodge of salty gravy and the potatoes were reconstituted potato balls which were hollow when you cut into them. No meal except pizza was less that £30 euros a head ( £24) whether at lunchtime or at night and don't bother to complain because they suddenly do not speak English. I have stayed all over Italy and Europe and have never eaten so poorly as we did in Venice. However everyday something nice happened and we got 'free stuff' from someone, an aperatif here and disgestif there, a free concert, paying less than we thought in a gallery and a great free seat to watch the Historic Regatta. So we were not bitter about the whole trip. Swings and roundabouts
The Hotel Manin is wonderfully situated but they first put us in a gloomy room which, although large, had little daylight. My daughter saw a ghost watching us as she fell off to sleep of a young man wearing a uniform who could have been a servant in livery. Spooky!! Some of the lights didn't work so we asked for a move. The second room was sunnier but the shower had no curtain and the folding shower door was broken. I was frightened of falling getting out the the cramped bath onto a flooded floor. However the third day they upgraded us to a lovely suite overlooking the small garden and from then on we were perfectly happy and had a great time. The linen was changed daily, at night our beds were turned down and a poem and sweeties were left on the pillows. The staff particularly the 2 girls on reception and Paolo on reception were kindness itself, the other chap on reception was very defensive about our complaints and argued the toss being quite insulting. For example when I complained about the unsafe shower he got out our booking and said we had ordered a room with bath. When I said that that meant a room with a bathroom in travel agent speak, he disagreed strongly and said it mean a bath not a shower!! So I would not need a shower door as I had specified I wanted a bath. Crazy !! However I think the other staff persuaded him to upgrade us as we were staying a week as they did this quietly and without fuss.
Overall I would say it is a good hotel if you are lucky first time with your room. The vaporetta from the bus-station stops right outside the door and the area it is in felt safe even for ladies on their own. The staff were good and the rooms were very clean and well kept. I would recommend it
The girl seated in the photo was doing a survey and was not a beggar!!
Highly reccomended - great location, nice staff
I was looking for a nice, modern hotel in central but yet quiet surroundings and that was exactly what I found. It is on the Grand Canal, and has a nice garden at the back overlooking a quiet square, where breakfast is served. What I enjoyed the most about this hotel was that it is removed from the major crowded tourist area, but you can get to these areas within a few minutes walk if that is what you want. The room I had (a single room) was small, but bright and very nicely decorated in light colours. It must have been 3.5 meters to the ceiling, which added spaciousness to the room. The staff of the hotel was very friendly and helpful. One complaint I have is that my room was not exactly sound-proof. I had a noisy couple staying in the next room and could basically hear every word they said. I got the receptionist to phone them at one in the morning to ask them to be quieter, and things got better after that. Also, be aware that the web-site can be a bit misleading, with the rooms displayed being suites. Regular rooms are smaller than indicated on the website and do not have a view towards the Grand Canal (which is not necessarily a drawback as the back view is very nice indeed and the rooms quieter), and they do not have terraces.
The hotel is very easy to find, but I could not find detailed directions anywhere so am including it here; take the water shuttle from the airport to San Marco, and then change to the No. 1 water bus and disembark at Sant Angelo. The hotel is then directly in front of you. Alternatively take a taxi or bus from the airport to Piazzale Roma and again take the No. 1 water bus.
Grand Canal Gem
A little internet research for a decent place to stay in Venice came up with the Manin Hotel which was located bang on the Grand Canal. Clear view of Rialto Bridge and only about 10 mins walk from both San Marco and Accademia Bridge
What a find. Very decent 4 star property, well located but still quiet. At approx £130/US$220 per night this is reasonably priced for a Venice hotel - but just a little over the top for anywhere else!
Literally only two steps from the San Angelo waterbus stop, the hotel is only a couple of years old so the rooms, whilst small-ish - are very clean and still look quite new. The high ceilings (and decent air-con) also give a light and airy feel to the room. Bathroom average sized with shower-over bath, toilet and bidet.
Our ground floor room had a limited view of the Grand Canal - but despite the 'traffic' on the Canal (and proximity of the waterbus stop) the room was always quiet.
Very pleasant reception area with some small public rooms (reading room, bar) and private garden area at rear where both breakfast - and nightcaps - are served, weather permitting. No restaurant or dining room on site although there are plenty of dining options within a 10 min walk at back of hotel.
Good breakfast - selection of continental breads, cheese and ham with loads of fresh fruit and juices. Eggs and bacon also available as well as sparkling wine (just in case you fancy a Buck's Fizz to start off the day - and why not if you're on holiday!).
Best of all were the duty staff - thoughful and great service with a smile - indeed, nothing seemed to be too much trouble to them, from providing umbrellas when it rained to lending travel adaptors free of charge. Even happily taking our photo on the last night without even being asked!
All around a great experience and a real gem of a hotel. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to be close to the action but still far enough away to have a quiet night's sleep in a decent room.
Truly a wonderful hotel
We stayed at the Manin in early August...when then temperatures were scorching...and found the Manin a wonderful home to come to at the end of the day. The staff could not have been more helpful, and even though we never say the staff in our room they always had everything in perfect order.
The location was also fantastic, on the Grand Canal with great views, and yet right next to the vaporetta stop for convenience. And the terrace is a wonderful area to start your day having a latte with all the little birds in the garden.
Thank you for making an experience that I will treasure, and hope to go back to soon.
Bait and Switch
After reserving one of the highest categories of rooms in this hotel, we were surprised to be brought to a tiny, airless room on our arrival. When we refused the room and requested the reserved room, the staff had us wait for over 30 minutes and finally showed us "our choice" of two poorly maintained, tired rooms on an upper floor. The rooms bore no resemblance to the opulent rooms shown on the website and the staff was rude. We stayed elsewhere and recommend that others do likewise.
We stayed at the Manin for 2 nights at the end of July 2005. The hotel has a great location on the Grand Canal. We booked a standard room through Expedia and got upgraded to a suite on arrival. The reception staff could not have been more helpful. He suggested a great restaurant around the corner called Aqua Pazza. It is an inexpensive place to eat with great food and service. All the locals recommend staying away from St.Marks Square to eat or drink. You can find cheaper places elsewhere in Venice. But if you want to spend £10 on a beer then go for it! The breakfast was great everything you would expect in a hotel of this quality.
Venice is a wonderful place, i have been to several places around the world and Venice i would go back to again and again. The Manin hotel is a good place to stay and is very central to everything and i would stay there again.
Great Hotel !!
Our stay was 2 nights. We loved the breakfast garden. The front desk arranged for a complimentary private water taxi to take us to a glass blowing factory on Murano. It was wonderful. The staff was courteous and helpful. Room and bathroom were clean - marble. Had bathtub & shower. Wish we could have stayed longer. Location was very very convenient (litterally steps away from S. Angelo Vaporetto Stop).
View of San Giorgio Maggiore from the Campanile
Motoscafo - Water taxi, inside.
"gotico fiorito" at its best
My wife and I will be visiting for five days over Christmas. A previous question asked whether the recent floods would give concern but I cannot see any specific reply to this matter and it is exactly the worry which I would like to resolve.
Re: Venice Floods
Thanks for your helpful reply. looking forward to my visit whatever the weather
Re: Venice Floods
Hi, I'm visiting Venice again this Christmas, so I've been taking an interest in the 'floods'
I found this site below quite interesting.
Have A Great Christmas,