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I booked this hotel as part of a group birthday and Redentore Festival celebrations, for convenience and for friendship. It was not my first choice. I am not familiar with the area 'Dorsoduro' and it turns out to be a challenge all round.
We (2 parents & 2 x 13 year old children) stayed here one night.
We arrived early afternoon via water taxi from Venice airport which deposited us directly outside the hotel. The manager greeted us warmly as we checked-in. On check-out he apologised profusely for...More
I found this hotel to be very strange, compared to other experiences, and not at all what I was expecting from the glowing reviews. We arrived early and there was absolutely no question of us checking in so could we pls leave our luggage -...More
I'm splitting this review in to 2 parts. A bit about the hotel and a bit about visiting Venice if you're going for the first time.
Friendly enough welcome, but the first thing we were offered was a room upgrade at 30 Euros...More
This hotel is in the less crowded part of Venice (Dorsoduro) but it is very easy to reach the piazza de San Marco from the hotel. You can reach the center by walking about 20 minutes but its better to take more time and enjoy...More
US$125 - US$453 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#91 Luxury Hotel in Venice
#111 Family Hotel in Venice
#141 Romantic Hotel in Venice
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Artsy is the defining mood of this neighbourhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighbourhood to the east. Gondolas bob
in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbours exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.
Response from Villageidoit | Reviewed this property |
The 'airport shuttle' is a bus that takes you from Treviso airport onto the Venice main island. You have to pay, but it's very reasonable (I think about Eur8 - single) and you can buy the tickets just before you board the... More
The 'airport shuttle' is a bus that takes you from Treviso airport onto the Venice main island. You have to pay, but it's very reasonable (I think about Eur8 - single) and you can buy the tickets just before you board the bus. I seem to remember we bought ours from a Ryanair agent while we were in the departure queue in London which saved us having to queue at Treviso.
From where the bus stops (Piazzale Roma), you could walk, or much better if you have luggage, you can take the water bus to San Basilio. From there it's a very short walk to the hotel.
When you get to Piazzale Roma you can buy various types of water bus (Vaporetto) tickets from the ticket kiosks. We bought 3 day passes and as you can use these to go on any waterbus, including the ones that take you out to Lido, Buranno and Muranno, found them good value.
Very easy indeed. You take the Blue line Alilaguna water bus from Marco Polo airport and get off at Zattere. Cost is 15 Euros. There is a ticket office as you approach the boats. It is quite a stroll from the airport... More
Very easy indeed. You take the Blue line Alilaguna water bus from Marco Polo airport and get off at Zattere. Cost is 15 Euros. There is a ticket office as you approach the boats. It is quite a stroll from the airport terminal building and the signage is not too good but you just have to look.
You can walk to the hotel easily from the stop at Zattere as it is flat ground and there is a ramp over the one brideg if you are pulling cases. You have the water on your left and buildings on your right and at the end - just past the supermarket - you turn right - across a square and the hotel is on the right past some small shops.
You can take a vaparetto water bus from Zattere to the next stop San Basilo if you want to and that would only leave about 200 metres to the hotel across the small square and alongside the canal.
It is VERY worthwhile getting the two or three day passes for the vaperettos - hoping on and off is easy and they take you everywhere. It is the easiest way to see the Grand Canal...and the cheapest! Hope this helps?
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"I would think that the room adjacent to the reception could get noisy at times."