- This hotel offers quintessentially Venetian views of stripy-shirted gondoliers and tiny bridges arching over waterways. Fifty meters from St Mark?s Square, the Lisbona Hotel is an ideal place for travelers wanting to be in the midst of the activity, amongst the canals, crowds and campos that epitomize central Venice. Neat and tidy rooms are furnished in a warm Venetian manner, some with Juliet balconies and views of the canal and some with full-sized baths. Breakfast is a continental buffet that includes pastries and meats and some invigorating Italian coffee. For experiencing the city from the water, there?s a gondolier stop conveniently placed right by the hotel, their songs often drifting upwards into the rooms of the Lisbona.