Hotel Messner is a 2-star Venice hotel in the artistic haven of Dorsoduro, within five minutes’ walk of the Accademia Gallery, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Basilica della Salute. The hotel dates back to 1940 and is a few minutes from the Salute Grand Canal waterbus stop, allowing easy access to St. Mark’s Square in about ten minutes.
The rooms are furnished in traditional Venetian style, with hardwood parquet floors, and come standard with air conditioning, private bathroom with hairdryer and complimentary toiletries, free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. They also have a safety deposit box, laptop safe, alarm clock and telephone.
Staff members are happy to assist with tourist information and bookings.
Hotel Messner’s restaurant offers meat and seafood specialties, as well as an extensive wine cellar, bar and garden.
Santa Lucia Station can be reached in less than half an hour by foot or vaporetto water bus.
Messner’s Dorsoduro location was found to be quiet and relaxed, away from the crowds, but nevertheless close to attractions like the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Central tourist highlights like St. Mark’s Square can be reached by crossing the Grand Canal via the nearby waterbus stop.
Continental breakfast included.
Guests generally appreciated the simple, continental breakfast included in the price, as well as the traditional fare on offer in the restaurant, although a few people thought the breakfast did not offer enough choice.
Helpful reception staff, cross Grand Canal free.
The reception staff was found to be friendly and helpful, and would look after your luggage after checkout, while guests were given free tickets to cross the Grand Canal on the traghetti ferries.
Room issues, particularly in the annex.
Many of those who stayed found issue with the rooms, and especially in the annex, with reports of dated decor, mould, and musty smells. Some also found the rooms dark, were displeased to find their bathroom was separate from their bedroom or reported some maintenance issues.
Wi-Fi can be weak.
The Wi-Fi here was found to be not particularly strong, and a few guests said they did not get any coverage at all in the annex.
A little far for some.
A few of those who stayed found Messner to be a little too far from the train station or Venice’s central attractions, but the vast majority found moving about to be easy with the water bus or traghetti.
Computer with Internet
WiFi in public areas
24-hour room service
Free WiFi in public areas
Hand sanitizer provided
Online check in/check out
New safety protocols
Free WiFi (rooms)
Food and beverage
Arrival / Departure
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 11:00
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