Hotels in Venice

Old Jan 21st, 2008, 01:15 PM
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Our first trip to Venice, we stayed in the Hotel Messner in the Dosoduro. We stayed in a triple in their 'annex'.
Last trip, we stayed at the hotel Bernardi.
The Messner had nicer rooms than the Bernardi, but The Messner is on the other side of the grand canal.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 01:02 AM
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Wow!! thanks everyone for the assistance. Travelnut, the photos for Locanda San Barnaba show canal photos. Do any of the rooms have a canal view or is this just part of their marketing? It does look lovely and the rates are good. I have sent requests for a few of the others as well. And to Ivillinois, of course I don't mind you jumping on the thread. In fact I think you gave it a bit more energy.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 01:19 AM
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Cathies,

If you are in good shape, I wouldn't care too much for the distance between the hotel and Pzza S Marco.
One of the first things you should do is order or buy the 72 hrs vaporetto-ticket for the public transport system. It will take you anywhere in Venice enjoying the wonderful sites from the boat in no time.
We did Venice with our son age 4 some years ago; we walked until he got tired, hopped on a boat for a while and continued.
Venice is also a place where you will spend a lot of time outside, more time outside than in the room. For me anyhow, a clean room with an ok bathroom is ok.
Even if breakfast is not included, there are plenty of bars around for a capuccino and a cornetto in the morning and it might turn out less expensive to do so.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:06 AM
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Hi cathies, we too are visiting Venice in early Oct. I have just booked Alloggi Barbaria (Town House Suite like B&B i imagine) Great reviews and very reasonable price for a family of four.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:35 AM
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What is a cornetto? In Australia where I live they are ice creams, but I guess that's not the case in Italy.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:39 AM
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Hi Baldrick, thanks for your tips, I am looking forward to being outdoors in Venice. We walk as much as possible when we travel so we can soak up the atmosphere. The vaporetto ticket sounds like a great idea.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 04:28 AM
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There is a small canal that runs alongside the Locanda. The hotel has a private 'dock' or landing right into the foyer on the back side. One floor has a terrace that overlooks the small canal - I think the rooms on that side must have a slight 'view' of it as well. The photos on the hotel's website do not do justice to the reality - it is a very nicely done hotel and has been in the family many years.

We took the vaporetto from the train station to Ca'Rezzonica stop, and the hotel is just down the block from that stop- very easy for a rolling bag (no bridges). We used the grocery store at Campo San Margherita as well as ate one night at one of the outside terraces there. We also ate at La Bitta on the same 'street' as the hotel but further down - small popular place so you need to reserve. It's known for being a 'meat' restaurant rather than seafood.

We just returned to the Ca' R. stop for our sightseeing trips - only Line 1 stops there - but we visited San Marco and walked all over the place from our location.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 05:29 AM
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cathies, I'm happy to energize this thread! Espec. since my name is also Kathy(if that is your name)! Sorry to report that I am having no luck! The Locanda Barnaba just reported that they are booked!

As I said before, I may pay more than I wanted and stay at the Sofitel, is it worth it?

Also, thinking we should stay near the cruise terminal(not 30-40 mins away by vaporetto) for ease of transporting luggage...

Thanks for all the suggestions...hope they have helped you, cathies!
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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 06:10 AM
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Anyone hear of Hotel Falier? Seems to be nicely located and decent price $276...Thanks
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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 06:27 AM
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These were on my short-list, and similar to San Barnaba... some might not have attendants 24/7, if that matters to you...

Casa Rezzonico
http://www.casarezzonico.it/
Ca' Centopietre
http://www.centopietre.net/
Ca' del Brocchi
http://www.cadelbrocchi.it/
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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 01:07 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions, have booked with Hotel Falier..I can cancel up to 3 days ahead with no penalty, so I can keep looking...Anyone know anything about this hotel?
cathies...have you had any luck?

Have a good trip!
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Old Jan 22nd, 2008, 02:55 PM
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Thanks so much everyone, I have sent off enquiries to quite a few of the suggested hotels. As soon as they all get back to me I will decide. A couple were a bit more expensive than I wanted, but most look great. Thanks again. Cathie
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Old Jan 23rd, 2008, 11:21 AM
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We stayed 3 nights last Sept. at a small B&B within a 3-5 minute walk to St. Mark's Square: B&B Corte Campana, run by a delightful, helpful young man named Riccardo. Only 3 rooms (all spacious & clean)-- ask for one of the 2 w/bathroom in the room; the other has bathroom off the hall. An expanded continental b'fast is included in the price. If I recall, we spent about 180-190 euros per night -- quite reasonable for Venice accommodations (cash only). Only drawback is a 3-flight walk up the stairs, but Riccardo will assist with the luggage. A great location for all the Venice sites! Check out its website. Good luck!
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Old Jan 24th, 2008, 10:43 AM
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Hi everyone, I have booked http://www.alpontemocenigo.com/en/index.htm which looks lovely and at 150 euros per night it is only a little over my original budget. Thanks to ellenem for the suggestion. Quite a few of the hotels posted here were already fully booked so to the others who may be going to Venice, don't wait too long to book. Thanks everyone!!
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Old Jan 24th, 2008, 11:23 AM
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Hi cathies...just read your post about the cornettos! My husband had terrible trouble in Italy getting the idea of icecream out of his head whenever cornettos were mentioned (we are Australian too).
I can't remember if anyone responded to the question, but they are breakfast pastries....delicious.
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Cathies,

Glad it worked out for you. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Say hello from Ellenem to Sandro and Walter.
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www.casamartini.it

This charming little place has been in the Martini family for generations. I stayed there two trips ago, in 2002. The owners were young and very nice. They sent us to little out of the way restaurants we never would have found on our own. Check out the website.
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