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If you’re considering a hotel in Venice, whether for a long or short vacation, with or without your family and kids, or for a business meeting, the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Hotel Sant’Elena is the ideal location for an unforgettable stay in the heart of the lagoon city.
Nested in the greenest part of the historic section of Venice, next to the gardens of the Biennale, the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Hotel Sant’Elena is conveniently located at a pleasant half hour walk from St. Mark’s square ( approximately 2 km.), Alternatively, the vaporetto (water bus-Venice public transportation) dock is 150 meters from the hotel. From here, St. Mark’s square is a short 5 minutes ride (San Zaccaria stop).
Should you choose to walk to your destination, the stroll along Riva degli Schiavoni is possibly one of the most scenic routes in Venice: it owes its name to the merchants from Dalmatia (Schiavonia) who, back in the days, upon docking on the south bank of Castello ( a Venetian sestiere or quarter) would remain transfixed by the amazing views that to this day can still be enjoyed on this side of the island.
The most distinctive feature of the hotel location must however be the incredibly green area that surrounds the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Hotel Sant’Elena, the largest one in Venice: it’s called Parco delle Rimembranze ( or Remembrance park), and its majestic trees transform the island into a peaceful oasis and perfect playground for children. The whole little island of Sant’Elena is infused with peace and quiet, making it the perfect retreat after a day in the crowded city center. Across the bridge beyond the park, a short 5 minutes’ walk from the Hotel, the Gardens of the Biennale are within easy reach.
Since there aren’t many bridges in Sant’Elena, the island is safely and easily accessible by guests with baby strollers or on wheelchairs. Its position at a higher level in the lagoon keeps it sheltered from the exceptional peaks of “acqua alta” (or high waters) which occur periodically in Venice.
With its strategic location in the center of Venice, the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Hotel Sant’Elena is also a great starting point to visit the nearby islands.
A small stretch of lagoon separates Sant’Elena from Venice Lido; 10 minutes ride on the waterbus will transport you to the glamorous land of the Film Festival, the Art Nouveau and the long walks on the golden sand.
Murano and its renowned glass factories and Burano with its exquisite laces are also a short journey away by vaporetto.
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