Oltre il Giardino

A Country-house in the heart of Venice

Oltre il Giardino hotel is a unique country-house in the centre of Venice, overlooking its delightful garden. The house, which once belonged to Alma Mahler the composer's widow who lived there in the 1920's, lies next to a small canal just a stone's throw from the Church of the Frari, has now been turned into an exclusive but home-like retreat.

The 6 rooms in this charming hotel all look out over green plants and trees. All are tastefully and individually furnished, with paintings and portraits from the family's personal collection and an eclectic mix of restored furniture and brightly coloured bedspreads. Each room has its own personality and atmosphere, as the colours used range from vibrant turquoise to dark chocolate, from dove grey to palest ivory. You will find warmth, simplicity, good taste and attention to detail. All the rooms can be double or twin-bedded, and all except the Ivory and Grey rooms can accommodate a third person or a couple of children.

The garden, with its olive trees, magnolia and pomegranate, is an oasis of peace and tranquillity and it provides the possibility to relax amidst its green embrace. During the warmer seasons, breakfast is served in the garden. Their friendly and helpful staff is at your complete disposal for any type of reservation or suggestion, whether it is a restaurant, a theatre, an art exhibition or a site to visit.

This enchanting place in the heart of Venice offers something unique to those visiting the city. You will feel that you have really found a home away from home.

All in walking distance

Oltre il Giardino is located in the heart of Venice, just a stone's throw from the Church of the Fari and the Scuola Grande di S. Rocco in a quiet and historical area. Oltre il Giardino is only 15 minutes walking from Rialto Bridge and other main tourist attractions. Strolling through the alleys and campos of the historic center, one arrives in a few minutes time at the Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista, the Rialto Bridge and its Fruit and Fish Market, the Accademia Galleries, and crossing the Grand Canal, Palazzo Grassi.

How to get to Oltre il Giardino

  • 30 minutes by water taxi from Marco Polo Airport
  • 15 minutes from Venice train station
  • 15 minutes from the parking area

From Piazzale Roma (car parking garage) and From Santa Lucia (railway station).

  • Water taxi directly to the water entrance of the hotel (Rio de San Stin - Frari), about 15 minutes.
  • Vaporetto - public boat transport (ACTV) line 1 or 2 to San Tomà's stop, about 25 minutes. 

From Venice Marco Polo Airport

  • Water taxi directly to the water entrance of the hotel (Rio de San Stin), about 30 minutes.
  • Shuttle bus ATVO or ACTV to Piazzale Roma and then Vaporetto - public boat transport (ACTV) line 1 or 2 to San Tomà's stop, about 25 minutes.

Need to know

They recommend you settle the price before embarking and check that the taxi is authorized (yellow stripe and license number painted on both sides of the boat).
If  you are taking a taxi please call Oltre il Giardino, they'll explain to the taxi driver how to reach the hotel.


Fondamenta Contarini San Polo
30125 Venice

Things to do nearby

  • Saint Mark's square with the unmissable Basilica
  • Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
  • Scuola di San Rocco, San Giovanni Evangelista
  • Doge's Palace and Museo Correr
  • Dorsoduro Museum mile with Academia Gallery, Palazzo Cini, Peggy Guggenheim collection and Punta della Dogana
  • Palazzo Grassi & Palazzo Fortuny
  • Rialto bridge and market
  • Concerts with Vivaldi's Interpreti Venetian
  • Opera at La Fenice 
  • Musica a Palazzo
  • Visiting one of the islands
  • Gondola tours

The Doubles

Double room

Unique double rooms overlooking the tranquil garden.

Rates : on request

Junior suite

Junior suite

Junior suites for 2 overlooking the garden with partial canal view.

Rates : on request

The Suites


Spacious suites with kingsize bed and sofa bed for 2.

Rates : on request

Rate Information

  • Rates mentioned are per room per night based on 2 people sharing, unless otherwise stated.
  • Rates mentioned are in (EURO) EUR.
  • Rates mentioned include breakfast.
  • Rates mentioned include taxes and service charges.
  • Rates mentioned exclude tourist tax of EUR 4 per person per day.
  • Reduced rates available single occupancy.
  • Rates mentioned are indicative rates.

Property Information

  • This hotel is on request.
  • Bookings are taken for a minimum duration of 3 nights in High Season.
  • The property is closed between January 4th - January 31st.

Extra Bed Policy

  • An additional bed or cot is not possible in the Ivory and Grey rooms.
  • Extra bed costs 20% of room rate double occupancy.
  • Cot free of charge.

Period Information 

  • Low/Moderate Season is from 1st of February - 31st of March and from 1st of October - 5th of December.
  • High Season is from 1st of April - 30th of September and from 16th of December - 3rd of January.

Booking policy

  • To guarantee the booking a valid credit card is required.
  • A deposit will be required for your booking: the first night is charged to your credit card by Oltre il Giardino.
  • Please note that the room availability is provided at the moment of your request and may change without notice.
  • In order to ensure the reservation, it is important to confirm as soon as possible.

Cancellation policy

  • If you cancel or modify the booking up to 14 days prior to arrival date, there will be no charges.
  • If you cancel between 14- 7 days prior to arrival date, they will charge a cancellation fee of the first night.
  • If you cancel between 7 - 3 days prior to arrival date, they will charge a 50% cancellation fee of the total booked amount (or full balance if only staying 1 night).
  • If you cancel less than 3 days prior to arrival date, they will charge a 100% cancellation fee of the total booked amount.
  • A no show or early departure is a 100% penalty fee of the total booked amount.
Please note that a change in the length or dates of your reservation may result in a rate change, unless your reservation required a minimum length of stay. Since the establishment is comprised of only 6 rooms, they guarantee the selected room category, but they reserve the right to change room if necessary.

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Venice, Italy

Fondamenta Contarini San Polo
30125 Venice


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Checkin : 2:00 pm
Checkout : 12:00 pm (noon)