Castello – Sant’Elena area hotel

Great hotel short walk to Kensington Gardens

Great hotel short walk to Kensington Gardens

Booking Agent Description: Tease your taste buds with the fantastic cocktails!. Brasserie style restaurant which offers a smart and relaxed dining space..What's the big secret? Shhh, we've managed to get you exclusive hotel deals from our leading chain and independent hotel partners. The other guests in the hotel would be jealous if they knew how cheap your room was, so the hotel wants to keep it a secret. Check out our Top Secret Explained video for more details. Don't worry, as soon as the booking has been made we will let you in on the secret - please remember to keep it under your hat. We will also send you an email so you have a record confirming all of your booking details including the name and address of the hotel you have reserved.Standing in pretty Holland Park, this chic 4-star hotel keeps the rest of London close with excellent transport links nearby. It’s a few minutes’ walk to Westfield (Europe’s largest urban shopping centre) and the central line at Holland Park tube will whizz you into the City centre. There’s a restaurant and 24 hour bar as well as chance to unwind in the hotel’s sauna and steam room.

You may also be interested in....

Characterised by its breathtaking Renaissance churches, charming cobbled streets and remarkable views over the sparkling Venetian Lagoon, the quiet Castello district is the ideal base for an unforgettable trip to the ‘Floating City’. This elegant 4* Hot Rate hotel is available exclusively to Hotwire customers at unbeatably discounted rates, meaning that premium accommodation needn’t come at premium prices. This hotel’s traditionally furnished, spacious double en-suite guest rooms all feature free Wi-Fi internet and the latest amenities so as to ensure maximum comfort and convenience. Guests are treated to complimentary continental breakfast in the hotel’s highly regarded restaurant which specialises in a la carte Italian cuisine and fine regional wines during the evening.

The largest of Venice’s six historic districts, Castello is located to the east of the city centre just a stone’s throw from this inimitable city’s most iconic architectural landmarks. The Castello’s network of quaint cobbled alleys, hidden bridges and statuesque Renaissance basilicas are a joy for tourists to explore at their own leisure. As well as being steeped in history, the Castello is also known for its abundance of authentic Italian bistros, luxury independent boutiques and charming al fresco gelaterias, meaning there is always something to do or see.

As Venice is comprised of 118 islands linked by bridges, hotel guests can easily reach the other islands which make up the Castello district. One worth visiting is that of Sant Elena, famous for its 15th century monastery and impressive bell tower which can be seen from across the lagoon. Tourists may also choose to relax in the tranquillity of the Parco dell Rimembranze, a small patch of wooded parkland which boasts shady picnic areas and unrivalled views over the Lido and the island of San Servolo.

Just a short walk away from the hotel is the jetty of Fondamente Nove which hosts a regular water taxi service to one of Venice’s most famous islands, Murano. Internationally celebrated for its luxury glass making factories, thousands of tourists pay a visit to the island each year to treat themselves to premium glass jewellery, chandeliers and opulent vases. Visitors can even attend interactive glass blowing workshops to learn more about the centuries-old craft and the island’s distinct history.

Venice’s most iconic tourist attractions are within walking distance of the hotel, including the Doge’s Palace, St Mark’s Square, The Bridge of Sighs and the Rialto Bridge.