The Hotel Gardena Venice overlooks the picturesque Rio dei Tolentini, just 3 minutes on foot from Piazzale Roma and the car parking, airport shuttle and ACTV boat terminals, and 5 minutes from the Santa Lucia railway station. This location makes the hotel one of the best located 3 star hotels in Venice. The hotel lies in Venice's lively university quarter, with the prestigious IUAV, the Venice University Institute of Architecture, only some 100 metres away and the famous Ca' Foscari University just a ten minutes walk away. The quarter is frequented by students and university lecturers and the area around the hotel is packed with lively shops, bookshops, cafes and "bacari" (typical Venetian osterias). The Hotel Gardena Venice therefore provides the perfect base for discovering the city on foot.