Santa Chiara

Venice, Italy

  • Deluxe Sm. Canal View
  • Deluxe Sm. Canal View
  • Bathroom
  • Jr. Suite Rooftop
  • Jr. Suite Rooftop
  • Jr. Suite Rooftop
  • Suite Superior
  • Suite Superior
  • Suite Grand Canal View
  • Suite Grand Canal View
  • Suite Grand Canal View

Situated in an ancient and more than 500 years old palace, the Santa Chiara Hotel is the only one in Venice which offers its guests a unique service in Venice:  private parking for the guests arriving by car or motorbike. It has the best position in the city: few steps from the taxi (cars and boats), from the public transport (water-buses or buses) and 5 minutes away from S. Lucia train station. The Santa Chiara Hotel is extremely easy to reach from everywhere.

Facing the Grand Canal and Piazzale Roma, it is the only part of the historic centre that can be reached by car.

The building was built in the 16th century and used as a Monastery of the Santa Chiara Nuns (from which the hotel and the embankment on the Grand Canal take their names). At first, Piazzale Roma was a cultivated place, it's landscape dominated by the presence of various vegetable gardens.  During the years, the function of this area had changed radically: during the 17th and the 18th centuries, the area became predominantly residential and the part with vegetable gardens and buildings disappeared in order to give room to the Papadopoli Gardens (situated next to the hotel).  The demolition of the monastic complex (of which only the building of the Santa Chiara hotel remains) symbolizes the beginning of a series of pubic works (the Santa Lucia train station, the connection bridge to the mainland, the excavation of canal Rio Nuovo) have changed the aspect of Piazzale Roma and made it one of the liveliest and most important areas of the city.

Professionalism in a great and modern hotel, together with the ancient and refined tradition of hospitality, make the Santa Chiara Hotel the ideal place to stay in while in Venice, and where cordiality, friendliness and helpfulness will help to satisfy any of your needs and discover the charm and the mystery of a city praised by writers and poets all over the world....

The area of Piazzale Roma is a meeting point of two worlds, Venice and the mainland, and the Santa Chiara hotel is the synthesis of this meeting: its one door in the street and another one on the water. From Piazzale you enter a small courtyard, surrounded by the reception hall of the hotel, which is full of flowers and can be distinguished by the fountain sound. Ideal for a bit of relaxation in the hottest periods of the year!

When you enter, you discover the interior décor in a perfect Venetian style: the attention is captured by the Murano glass chandeliers, precious fabrics and antique furniture. There is the reception on the right and a small lounge on the left. Further along, there is the bar and the breakfast room, both overlooking the Grand Canal and a very Venetian Santa Chiara embankment (Fondamenta di Santa Chiara). Getting out through the door on the canal, an Old world and, at the same time, a New one, is discovered: the “cars” float on the water, the rhythms change, the sounds and the perfumes are different.

All the rooms are decorated following the rules of the Venetian style and tradition: wall fabrics, fitted carpets, Venetian-style flooring, parquet, uncovered beams, Murano glass chandeliers…all the particulars and complements which give a diverse personality to all the rooms. The rooms face on different sides: the Grand Canal, the side canal of Rio Nuovo, the Gardens or Piazzale. The rooms in the Annex have the view on the Courtyard. All the rooms have a private bathroom with shower and hairdryer, a mini-bar, a satellite TV, a telephone with direct external line, a safe, air-conditioning with possibility of personal regulation, soundproofing from the outside noise. Many rooms are big enough to be able to host 4 people.


  • Rooms equipped with shower, satellite TV, air-conditioning and central heating, minibar, safe, piped music, phone and hairdryer
  • The staff will be glad to organize on request and upon booking the transfer services, guided visits and excursions in the city and on the islands, ticket bookings for concerts, events, performances, theatre, restaurant bookings, baby-sitting and laundry services
  • Porterage service from 7:00 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Breakfast served from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Breakfast served in room without a price surcharge
  • Bar Service: from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Bar or in the courtyard with garden and fountain
  • Internet Point in the lounge of the hotel is on disposal for all the guests
  • 2 Meeting Rooms (with a maximum capacity for 25 people) available with additional services like coffee break, business breakfast, cocktails, etc.

Call or e-mail for rates and availability


  • Classic (Located in the Annex)
  • Deluxe with City View
  • Deluxe with Small Canal View
  • Deluxe with Grand Canal View
  • Junior Suite Rooftop
  • Superior Suite
  • Suite with Grand Canal View

Rates include VAT, service, and buffet breakfast for Deluxe Room Types and above Only.

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