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We managed to book this hotel only one day before we arrived Venice on Good Friday (Easter 2012). The pics online showed a nice hotel with relatively kitsch but romantic interior. In our case, the first impression given by the photo gallery online was correct....More
We booked a deluxe room and they downgraded us when we arrived. It was impossible to get what we paid for and they didn't paid us the difference back. The rooms are dusty and never see the sun, so they are full of mites. So...More
Quite location, few minutes away from Ponte Rialto and San Marco.
A lot of places to eat and drink near the hotel. Great location. We have a big room with beautifull furniture (wood with marble - great combination). Not all rooms have a view. No...More
There were multiples negatives to this hotel. The first was the rude staff at the front desk. It is difficult to understand how this man keeps his job when he insults the guests right off for, of all things, entering via side door rather than...More
Before booking this hotel please answer these 2 questions:
1) Are you happy with no or limited internet connection during your stay?
2) Are you comfortable walking back to the hotel through a few quite streets after 9 pm?
If your answer is no to...More
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a
strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
On the plane we bought a ticket which took you from the airport to Venice. These can also be purchased outside the airport. This is around a 20 min journey and will take you along their motorway. This ticket was €7.50 pp... More
On the plane we bought a ticket which took you from the airport to Venice. These can also be purchased outside the airport. This is around a 20 min journey and will take you along their motorway. This ticket was €7.50 pp. When we arrived in Venice where there is no longer any cars, we purchased a water boat ticket at €7.50 as well, which took you along the canal. To got to the hotel, you need to get off at the Rialto stop, which it is a 5 minute walk from there. Took us longer as we got lost, but you can use google maps to help you get there. Venice is a beautiful city, but like a maze!
The vaporetta run a N ( night) service. You can find details online. You get off at the Rialto bridge. The hotel is a 10 minute stroll from there ( you do have to lug your suitcases up and down a few bridges over the... More
The vaporetta run a N ( night) service. You can find details online. You get off at the Rialto bridge. The hotel is a 10 minute stroll from there ( you do have to lug your suitcases up and down a few bridges over the canals!) we did it and it's not difficult. The Vaporetta are enormously cheaper than a water taxi. Depends on your budget I guess. Hope this helps.