Areas to stay in Venice

Old Jan 13th, 2006, 08:32 AM
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Areas to stay in Venice

Hi there,
I am wondering what the best areas to say in are in Venice. My bf and I will be there for 3-4 nights in May. We want somewhere central (close to main things) with at least some nightlife. Any recommendations for hotels too? we probably don't want to go higher than 120euros/night. thanks everyone!!
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Old Jan 13th, 2006, 08:52 AM
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Take a look at this website for budget hotels - all of which are well vetted on an annual basis:

http://www.eurocheapo.com/venice

These four areas listed in the website above are all central: San Marco, Campo San Stefano, Rialto Bridge, Accademia.
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Old Jan 13th, 2006, 10:01 AM
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Hi T,

Venice is not large. I suggest you choose your hotel by price and amenities rather than location.

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Old Jan 13th, 2006, 10:11 AM
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I tend to agree with Ira on this. I'd find a hotel you like within your budget. Venice is small and to a large degree it's easy to get around on foot and vaporetto stops are nearly always nearby.

Make sure you stay in Venice proper and not on the mainland or the Lido would be my other recommendation.
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Although we loved Venice, my husband and I were a little disappointed in nightlife. Aside from sitting in St. Mark's square, there isn't much else going on in the evenings.
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For nightlife (although I'm not sure this really qualifies), try the bars.cafes in and near Campo Santa Margarita. I can't give specific recs. because the two times I was in Venice w/friends my own age, we just wandered into random places.
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I would recommend the Hotel Riva for price and location. Web site is www.hotelriva.it. The red building in the smaller photo on the home page is the hotel (note canalside location).

This hotel is about 5 minutes on foot from Saint Mark's Square and about 10 minutes from the Rialto bridge. Doesn't get much more central than that.

The owner is very friendly and helpful, and while the rooms are not posh, we plan to stay there again.
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Old Jan 15th, 2006, 06:58 PM
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hi everyone
thanks for the great advice. we just book hotel ca' formenta which was recommended by the fodors guide and received great reviews on trip advisor. It was closer to 165 euros/night (expedia was a lot cheaper than the hotel's website but the downside is that they charge you right away ouch!) but we're only there for 3 nights so we'll try to take it out of another city's budget
Next on the list is figuring out where to stay in florence, naples and capri!!
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While Venice is not a huge party town in terms of night entertainment, it is there--just need to do a bit of research in advance. Like: http://fodors.com/miniguides/mgresul...ur_section=nig
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