Is a room with a view worth the extra $$

Aug 22nd, 2001, 06:39 AM
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Is a room with a view worth the extra $$

I am looking into the following hotels in Venice: Pensione Accademia, La Calcina and Locanda Sturion.
I know it's our 25th wedding anniversary, but we will staying in Italy for 12 days or so. Is a room with a view worth the extra money? Should I splurge when I hit the Lake region instead?


Aug 22nd, 2001, 07:53 AM
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Happy Anniversary!! I know it's crazy, but the first thing I do when I check-in a room is run to the window and check the view. I have moved rooms because the view was so depressing. If I went to Venice I would want a charming view of the square or the canal. The Lake district demands a room with a view. pay wont be sorry. Have fun!! Wendy.
Aug 22nd, 2001, 08:27 AM
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Whenever possible go for a room with a view. I say this, because when offered the option, my first thought is "how often do I visit here?" and unless it's a few times a year, I want a view I'll remember until the next trip to the same locale, if there is one.

At Locanda Sturion, my own Venetian favorite, their breakfast room overlooks the Grand Canal, in addition to some of the guest rooms doing the same.
Buon Viaggio,
Aug 22nd, 2001, 08:33 AM
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Happy 25th!!
I'd go for the room with a view in Venice (it's my FAVORITE city!!!) and then perhaps economize at another city with less atmosphere, or cut back some other way.
I agree with the previous poster, the first thing we do is run to the window and check the view.
Have a great trip!!!!
Aug 22nd, 2001, 09:22 AM
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The first thing in the morning when you open the curtains (or leave them open and step up to the window or stay in bed and look over your feet) and you see the Grand Canal, you will know why you paid a little more for a view.

If you are there you might as well see it the first thing in the morning and the last thing at night. What could be more romantic on you anniversary than toasting the view in your jammies?
Aug 22nd, 2001, 09:28 AM
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This is the ONE place where the view DOES matter! I usually don't care all that much because hey, I'm not in the room anyway but Venice...Yup, I would splurge.

Aug 22nd, 2001, 09:36 AM
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Go for the view all the time. It becomes more memorable when you return home. You'll forget the money anyway, but not the view.
Aug 22nd, 2001, 10:09 AM
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Aside from the view question, IMO, the Accademia is head and shoulders above the other two choices in terms of a beautiful, romantic atmosphere. I was checking Rants/Raves about La Calcina and was surprised by so many negatives.
Aug 22nd, 2001, 12:02 PM
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You all made great points, especially book chick when she said "how often will I be there". I am awaiting to hear from the Accademia. I have to go back and check La Calcina because I didn't see any negatives the last time I checked.

Thanks again,
Aug 22nd, 2001, 05:07 PM
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Our stay at Locanda Sturion, with a room overlooking the Grand Canal, was a joy. I would definitely go for it!

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