Ca' Nigra Lagoon Resort
ABOVE: The Ca' Nigra Lagoon Resort and its
gardens. INSET: Another view of the hotel, café tables along the water,
and a room facing the Grand Canal.
Location: On a small, quiet
campo facing the Grand Canal, within walking distance of
transportation to the mainland or cruise port.
want to be in the heart of historic Venice, yet only 5 or 10 minutes on
foot from the
main railroad station and the
Piazzale Roma (where you can catch
cruise shuttle buses, taxis,
and the People Mover
tram to the port entrance or the
love the Ca' Nigra's location, and we suspect that you will, too: it's
on the Campo San Simeon Grande or Campo San Simeon Profeta (either name
is correct), a small square where you can sit on a park bench and watch
vaporetti, water taxis, barges, police boats, and other water
traffic pass by at close range on the Grand Canal.
(For more about the campo, see our
illustrated review of the Hotel Ai Due Fanali--a three-star hotel on
the square--and the
Campo San Simeon Grande outtake reel video on our
Maggie in Venice dog blog.)
hotel is as impressive as the square, or possibly more so: It's an 18th
Century palazzo set in a large private garden where you can eat
breakfast or simply relax by the Grand Canal. All of the stylish
guest rooms are labeled "junior suites," and they're large by Venice
For information on how to reach the campo (with photos), see
directions from the railroad station and
directions from the Piazzale Roma in our Hotel Ai Due Fanali review.
And if a room isn't available at the Ca' Nigra Lagoon Resort for the
dates of your stay, see our page about the equally high-rated
Hotel Canal Grande across the square.
The top photo shows the railroad station, the
Scalzi Bridge over the
Grand Canal, and (near the right side of the frame) the small Campo
San Simeon Grande. The Ca' Nigra Lagoon Resort is the narrow
red-roofed building with a garden in front.
The second photo shows the campo, the hotel
gardens, and the hotel building (which is next to a smaller canal
that feeds into the Grand Canal). The walking route to the hotel
from the train station is fairly obvious, and--as you can see--the
distance is short.