Hotel Rialto Venice Position
Hotel Rialto Venice is a four star rated property, positioned in one of the best locations
in the city. The Grand Canal Venice is the main artery flowing through this magnificent
city and the Rialto Bridge area is stationed at the very heart of this. The Hotel Rialto
is situated on the San Marco side of the Grand Canal just past the 400 year old historic bridge, see photo
top left. This area of Venice is highly commercialized with specialized shops found
on the Rialto Bridge and also located around the surrounding San Marco area, selling Murano Glass,
Antiques, Jewelry and Venice souvenirs. Don't forget the fruit and vegetable market located over
the bridge for fresh food ideas. The public water bus Vaporetto stop Rialto
is just a few metres from the hotel, options are line 2 which takes less time or the all stopping line 1.
Hotel Rialto Venice Bedrooms and Suites
79 Bedrooms and suites, some with grand canal views are available for instant
booking. Room rates in Venice are vastly effected by the time of year. Classic double
rooms with breakfast in Jan 2013 were £71.54 or $114.93 but in July these rates escalate
around 300% and more for one night stays. Hotel Rialto Venice is a real bargain
while room rates are low in the off peak season, but when the prices rise many five star
properties can offer better value for money and with higher quality customer service.
Having said this, the Hotel Rialto will always appeal to some travelers whatever the
price due to it's unique location on the grand canal next to the bridge. Room choices
include Classic Double Rooms or Junior Suites with Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge View
Terrace Overlooking the Grand Canal
The Hotel Rialto features a splendid open air terrace and is open
for breakfast and then becomes a restaurant, in use from April until October only,
see photos lower left and right.
Hotel Rialto Great Location From Which To Explore Venice by Vaporetto
The location of this hotel must be one of it's strongest points.
New visitors to Venice usually explore the grand canal first and it's so easy
as the Rialto Vaporetto stop is almost next to the hotel. The most cost effective
plan is to purchase a vaporetto pass then jump on and off the water bus as it winds
up and down the canal passing the historic buildings and landmarks including
St Marks Square, Bridge of Sighs and the Academy Gallery. Venice comprises of many
fascinating Islands including the Lido complete with beaches and water sports. The
Lido Island is a twenty minute ride on the vaporetto from the Rialto stop outside the hotel.
If lace products interest you, visit the Island of Burano populated with brightly
painted houses, pick up the boat from the Lido Island, sit back and enjoy the ride.
Murano Island is famous for it's glass blowing and glass factories and well worth the effort
if you love glassware, but be careful of Murano glass chandelier salesman who are charming.