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My partner and I stayed here for my birthday and decided we would book a four star hotel as we had been backpacking around Europe for 2 months.
Upon arrival the man was very nice. We got to the room and thought wow it's tiny...More
We stayed here in Dec 2010 and had a lovely stay. Lovely room, friendly staff and beautiful bathroom. Great location, just a long walk with luggage from bus drop off (silly not have caught a taxi boat).
Booked through Travel Republic, the hotel looks much better on the inside than outside. We were putt in the annex which we were not happy about at first but when we got into our room we were quite pleased. Room is cosy and very clean....More
Had a wonderful stay here. Of course you'll get lost finding it the first time, but the location is perfect-a quick walk to Rialto for the vaporetto and minutes from San Marco, but just off the tourist beat. Very good osteria across the campo, and...More
We had a dinner reservation across the piazza. My wife has two herniated disks and currently walks very prominently with a cane. We asked if she could rest in the lobby until the restaurant opened and they said no! Boycott this hotel!
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.