Venice, Italy

Reaonably priced pre or post cruise hotels and b&b's near the Port of Venice in Italy. Stay overnight in the city centre, near the cruise terminals, San Marco square, Mestre, airport, Lido, train station, Canareggio, ...

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Hotels near the Port of Venice in Italy

Where to Stay ?

The primary cruise terminal of Venice is called Venezia Terminali Passeggeri. Large cruise ships tie up in the Marittima basin (Bacino Stazione Marittima), smaller ships berth at the nearby San Basilio pier and Santa Marta pier. The terminal is located to the west of Piazzale Roma.

From Piazzale Roma you can reach the port by the Peoplemover tram (€1) or by land taxi (5 minutes). Additional cruise lines may run regularly scheduled free shuttles back and forth from Piazzale Roma. Numerous hotels and cosy b&b's can be found in Venice and range from moderate priced to very luxurious 5 star properties. Nearest hotels from the cruise terminal can be found around Piazzale Rome, within walking distance or a short taxi ride of the port. Closest hotels, read more.

No mather where you stay in Venice, hotels are close to everything. Popular areas are San Marco District (around Piazza San Marco or St Mark's square), and quieter and less touristy Cannaregio.

If you're on a budget. Cheaper and more budget friendly accommodation can be found in nearby Mestre (mainland), or close to the Marco Polo international airport.

markerHotels, Apartments and B&B's near Venice Cruise Terminal

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Hotel near San Marco
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Antico Panada

Calle Degli Specchieri 646

San Marco, 30124 Venice, Italy

Cheap 3 star property located near Saint Mark's Square in the center of Venice. This old hotel dates back to 1889 and feature air-conditioned guest rooms with refined furniture, and Murano lamps. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. This cheaper accommodation overlooks Calle degli Specchieri, a street that leads directly to Basilica of San Marco. In the morning a continental breakfast is served. More

B&B in Venice near Port
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Palazzo Odoni

Santa Croce 151 (Fondamenta Minotto)

30135 Venice, Italy

Excellent bed and breakfast accommodation set in a Gothic building of the 15th century. This unique place to stay offer 10 comfortable and spacious bedrooms and in the morning a rich and tasty breakfast. Non smoking and family rooms are available. Junior suites can accommodate 3 or 4 guests. One of the best b&b's in Venice, and a perfect lodging property before or after your cruise in Venice Italy. More

Near Cruise Port Terminal
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Best Western Hotel Olimpia

S. Croce 395, Santa Croce

30100 Venice, Italy

One of the nearest hotels from Venice Cruise Port. This great value place to stay is set in Venice’s historic centre, 5 minutes’ walk from Basilica dei Frari, the municipal car par in Piazzale Roma and the Grand Canal. A buffet-style breakfast is served in the breakfast room with windows overlooking a romantic canal. Choose between single, economic double, superior, triple and quadruple family rooms. More

One of the Most Beautiful Cities in the World

Venice is a visually stunning place, and is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It's located in the Venetian Lagoon on Italy's north eastern Adriatic Coast. The city is world renowned for its canals, its maze of waterways, bridges, colourful narrow streets and small lovely squares.

This romantic city and his buildings is built on a series of wooden poles on more than hundred islets which are seperated by canals and spanned by numerous bridges. Admire the wonderful palaces and churches on foot, by Vaporetto (water bus), water taxi or by a gondola ride, a must do experience while you are in Venice Italy.

Not to be missed are the main tourist attractions such as St Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco), the central square of Venice, and the Venetian Gothic Style, Doge's Palace (Palazzo Ducale). Nearby is the Bridge of Sighs or Ponte dei Sospin, a famous white limestone bridge connecting the New Prison to the interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace. Not far from San Marco is Rialto Bridge, the most famous bridge in Venice that crosses the Grand Canal.

Famous Lido, located on a narrow sandbar, serves as a natural breakwater and protects the city from the Adriatic Sea. Lido is home to the annual Venice Film Festival and the cities best beaches.

Tourism is a very important industry for the city. Different Venice districts boasts a large number of hotels (cheap, reasonably priced, moderate and luxury), charming b&b's and self contained apartments for rent.

Cruise Passenger Terminals - Marittima and San Basilio Pier

Cruise ships dock at the Venezia Terminali Passeggeri or Venice Passenger Cruise Terminal, situated near the 3 mile causeway that links this historic city with the mainland, Mestre. The largest vessels dock in the Marittima basin at terminals 103, 107/108, 117 and Isonzo 1-2.

Smaller ships tie up at the San Basilio or Santa Marta pier in Venice's harbour.

Nearest area of Venice is Piazzale Rome, the final destination for buses and taxis that enter Venice. San Marco square is a 30 minutes stroll away.

From Piazzale Roma, which is the main gateway for taxi and bus in Venice, you can take the automated People Mover (monorail) to the Marittima cruise terminals or a land taxi (if you can't manage your luggage).

To reach San Basilio you take a water bus.

By Train

For cruise guests arriving in by train, it's recommended to get off at the train in Mestre. From here you can take a land taxi to the port in about 15 minutes at a cost of approx. Euro 25.

From the Venice's main Santa Lucia train station, you can either take a taxi-boat (cost approx. Euro 60) or the People Mover from Piazzale Roma which can be reached from the S. Lucia train station on foot or with one stop of the waterbus. 

Address

VENEZIA TERMINAL PASSEGGERI S.p.A.

Marittima Fabbricato 248 30135 Venezia — Italy

There are reports that some cruise ships will have to dock at Marghera port on the mainland by the bridge to Venice from January 2015.

Nearest airports

Venice Marco Polo Airport -- the main international airport is located approximately 10km or 6,2mi north of Venice. From the airport you can get to the city by either land or sea.

The cheapest way to get to the city is by taking a bus. Buses will take you to Piazzale Roma, a major hub for buses, water taxis and vaporetto. ACTV local buses (www.actv.it), or ATVO direct coaches (www.atvo.it). 

You can also take a land taxi (20 minute taxi drive away from the port, Piazzale Roma). To reach your hotel from Piazzale Roma you can continue only on foot, or with the ACTV water buses, or by water taxi.

By sea, you can take a Alilaguna ferry from the airport to several spots in Venice (Piazza San Marco or St. Mark's Square, Lido, Cruise ship terminal, etc.).

The most expensive, but most luxurious option, is by private water taxi to your hotel.

Treviso Airport -- Treviso airport is situated about 40km or 25miles from the city center.

To reach Venice city centre, you can take a bus or taxi.

Cruise Lines

Major cruise companies departing from Venice cruise port are MSC Cruises, Royal Caribbean RCL, Costa Cruises and Princess Cruises.