Where to stay
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Murano, the Glass Island
Where to stay
Hyatt Centric Murano Venice, formerly the
LaGare Hotel Venezia (shown on right), is Murano's
first four-star hotel. We took this photo from the Murano Museo airport-boat and
vaporetto stop, which faces the hotel.
Murano has several hotels that are worth considering for a final night's stay if you
have an early flight from Venice, since the
Alilaguna airport boats take only 30 minutes to cover the distance from
Murano to Marco Polo Airport. Visiting
artists and glassmakers can put a strain on Murano's limited accommodations, so
book early when possible.
Hyatt Centric Murano Venice
This four-star, 118-room design hotel opened
in spring, 2013 under its previous name "LaGare Hotel Venezia."
(See photo at top of page.) It's
right next to the Murano Museo waterbus stop, where--from April through
October--Alilaguna Linea Rossa boats
from Marco Polo Airport stop on their way to the Lido and San Marco in Venice's
If you're a serious shopper, you may enjoy the convenience of hauling purchases
back to this small two-star hotel between visits to the local glass factories
and showrooms. The Soffiador has double, triple, and quad rooms with private
baths plus a bar and restaurant. (Two rooms are equipped for disabled
This hotel in the "town house suites" category is a bit cheaper than the
Soffiador but has earned favorable guest ratings. It has 26 air-conditioned
rooms with ensuite facilities, offers Wi-Fi Internet access, and serves
breakfast on a terrace in good weather. You can reach it from the Alilaguna
Linea Rossa stop at Murano Museo without crossing any bridges.
Booking.com guests and TripAdvisor fans give exceptionally high ratings to this B&B in the island's
center. The inn is hidden away in a side street near a bridge where you'll see a
winged lion atop a stone column. From the Alilaguna Linea Blu airport-boat stop
at Colonna, you can reach the Murano Palace without crossing any bridges. (The
same boat will take you to or from the Marittima cruise terminals.)
Another excellent place to stay is the
Casa Sulla Laguna
guesthouse, which is small and inexpensive.
Finally, Murano has a few vacation apartments that can be rented
by the night or week. Try the excellent
Ca' Mazzega Murano Grand Canal View Apartments, which consist of four
holiday flats near the Murano Venier ACTV station.
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