Luxury hotel holiday Hotel Flora Venice

Hotel Flora is a very popular, family-run, 3-star hotel with 40 rooms which provides an oasis of charm and character only a short distance from Venice's main sights. Characterised by the vines that hug its ancient walls and its verdant and floral inner courtyard, this hotel is an unexpected delight.It enjoys a central yet secluded location just behind Calle XXII Marzo, a short walk from St Mark's Square. The hotel prides itself on its home-made fresh cakes along with other simple and genuine sweet and savory items for breakfast. The bar is a delight with its Venetian style of warm fabrics on the walls and velvet chairs.

Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Venice
  • Deluxe private water taxi transfers
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Flora, Venice

Hotel Flora is an oasis of charm and character in an excellent central location. Cosy and comfortable accommodation and a stunning, verdant courtyard garden afford guests a truly serene oasis from the bustle of Venice.

Facts in brief

Location About 6 minutes on foot to St Mark's Square

Closest airport Venice Marco Polo

Distance from airport The hotel is 40 minutes by water taxi from the airport

Closest railway station Santa Lucia Station

Hotel facilities and services

Bar, Courtyard Garden, Lift, Room Service, Gym, Sauna.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double or twin room for 3 nights

From about

£960

Holiday Code IE09

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Flora, Venice

Hotel Flora is an oasis of Venetian charm and character, situated along a short narrow alleyway just off a stylish street in a less bustling part of the city between St Mark's and the Accademia, yet only a short distance from the Grand Canal. The Hotel Flora, with only 44 rooms, has the feel of a family home full of charming ornaments and decorated in a cosy style, a feeling enhanced by the fact that the owner, Signor Romanelli has owned the Hotel Flora for the last forty years. The pretty reception area opens onto a shady courtyard, bordered by the creeper-clad, shuttered hotel building. Here you can enjoy a refreshing drink after a day's sightseeing and in the morning breakfast is served from 7 am. The courtyard, dotted with potted shrubs and flowers is a real bonus and is the perfect accompaniment to the rest of the hotel. The bedrooms at the Hotel Flora are located on 3 floors, with a couple on the ground floor at the rear of the shady courtyard. The rooms vary in size and style, some of the larger ones being ornately furnished in a Venetian style and others being smaller and more typical of a traditional cosy hotel. Rooms are allocated strictly in accordance with availability at the time of booking. The ambience is friendly and quaint yet everything is of a good standard, with many of the bathrooms having been refurbished to a very high standard. Some rooms overlook the courtyard and some overlook a side street. As the Hotel Flora is very special, very popular and has limited capacity, booking as early as possible in the year is strongly advised.

Room descriptions

Hotel Flora has 41 rooms with bath or shower and wc, air-conditioning, satellite television, telephone, internet and safe.

Double or Twin Room
Superior Room

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double or twin room for 3 nights

From about

£960

Holiday Code IE09

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Flora, Venice

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Hotel Flora in Venice, our clients usually either fly to Venice Marco Polo airport or arrive by train at Venice Santa Lucia railway station. From the airport and the station, we recommend a private water taxi which we include in our holiday price. The journey time from the airport to the hotel is about 40 minutes and from the station to the hotel about 30 minutes, depending on the route taken. If you want to arrive in Venice by car (either your own car or a hire-car), you have to leave or park the car at the Piazzale Roma which is at the end of the causeway from the mainland and the furthest that cars can go.

Additional information

Other information: Located 5 minutes' walk to St Mark's. Nearest water bus stop St Mark's Vallaressso.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double or twin room for 3 nights

From about

£960

Holiday Code IE09

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Flora, Venice

About Venice

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Venice is the chance to visit an enchanting and historical city. Venice, or ‘La Serenissima’ as it has been known for centuries, is truly unique and must be visited at least once in a lifetime. It is essentially a floating museum and was the main centre of trade for the north of Italy from the 13th century right through until the 17th century. The Venetian Republic was one of the richest in Europe and was presided over by the Doge who was elected by the Council of Ten, or the most powerful members of the governing families. The art and architecture that can be seen throughout the city is really a tribute to centuries of patronage and wealth. The Venetian lagoon also has numerous other islands, inhabited and uninhabited which used to grow crops and produce to feed Venice itself and which also used to house some of the cities’ industries such as glass making and lace making.

Cultural highlights of Venice

St Mark’s Square, Doge’s Palace, Bridge of Sighs, The Grand Canal, Accademia, Museo Correr, Rialto Bridge, La Fenice theatre, The Church of the Redentore, The Church of Santa Maria della Salute.

Festivals in Venice

Venice’s most famous festival is the Carnevale in February, the actual dates of Carnevale vary from year to year, but it generally spans three to four weeks ending on Shrove Tuesday. Costumed and masked people parade around the streets of Venice and there are numerous private parties and dances, but the atmosphere on the final night of Carnevale itself is electric. Alternatively, there is the Regata Storica on the first Sunday in September, when boats and gondolas race against each other along the Grand Canal, or the Feast of the Redentore in mid-July to celebrate the end of the plague in the 16th century. A makeshift bridge is constructed to link the Giudecca island with the Dorsodouro island and there is a huge firework display.

Gastronomy in Venice

Venetian food is naturally fish and sea food orientated and popular dishes include the sweet and sour ‘sardee in saor’ or sardine salad, cuttlefish risotto with its black ink and ‘caparossoi a scota deo’, which are large clams cooked with lemon and pepper. Liver is also popular as are several sweet fried delicacies or ‘fritole’, popular particularly around festival time. This area is famous for its Prosecco and is the home of the ‘Bellini’ cocktail.

Travel around Venice

Gondola rides are always popular, but are expensive. The vaporetto and motoscafo services are good and will take you from A to B and are essential to reach the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello in the lagoon unless you hire a private water taxi. The services can be disrupted at high tide or ‘Aqua Alta’, which usually occurs in the autumn, or if the lagoon is particularly choppy. To cross the Grand Canal the precarious ‘traghetti’ are like large Gondolas, but you are expected to stand up in order for the maximum number of passengers to board, so it is an art, as well as an experience to remember!

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