room with a canal view in Venice?

Old Sep 29th, 2002, 02:55 PM
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room with a canal view in Venice?

I WIll be flying to Venice for New year and have booked a room at the Londra hotel. Is it worth paying a litle extra and getting a canal view? If I do get the canal view will it be too foggy to see the canal in Dec/Jan?
 
Old Sep 29th, 2002, 03:26 PM
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Charlotte,

I can only speak for myself, but if you're willing to spend the money for a vanal view, do it. I was in Venice at New Year's a few years ago and, yes, it was foggy, and misty, and it even snowed a little - but at sundown, the sky turned pink - and it was memorable! And we had our shares of sunny days also...

So enjoy your splurge a Venezia!

Dona
 
Old Sep 29th, 2002, 05:07 PM
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Charlotte, I too will be in Venice this winter. My wife and I decided for a canal view. We forgot about the fog and mist!*opps*
 
Old Sep 30th, 2002, 05:04 AM
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to the top.
 
Old Sep 30th, 2002, 12:43 PM
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we loved the early morning fog on the canal..it burned off by the time we were rready to start the day though..I thought it added another level of intrigued to the scene. Like you need anything more to get excited about!
 
Old Sep 30th, 2002, 12:44 PM
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..by the way...the answer would be "yes" I'd pay a little more for a canal view.
 
Old Sep 30th, 2002, 04:43 PM
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Would the canal view be noisy too?
 
Old Sep 30th, 2002, 05:02 PM
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Since it will be foggy why get a room with a canal view when all you might see is fog?
 
Old Oct 1st, 2002, 08:38 AM
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Since it might not be foggy, why not get a room with a canal view?
 
Old Oct 1st, 2002, 12:03 PM
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Dareen -

Yes, canal view rooms can be noisy, as the motorboats and garbage boats can be right outside your window. (Less so if there is not a dock nearby; they'll pass by rather than "parking" just outside.) Though all of Venice seems fairly noisy, since sound really carries across the water, and echoes through the cobbled streets.

I enjoyed it while walking around - one afternoon I followed the sound of jazz music in order to watch a band rehearsal across a small canal. But since I'm a light sleeper, I used earplugs at night.
 
Old Oct 1st, 2002, 12:18 PM
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If you book a room WITHOUT a view of the canals or lagoon, you will regret it for the rest of your life. I've had people tell me this many times.
 
Old Oct 1st, 2002, 12:48 PM
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<<all of Venice seems fairly noisy, since sound really carries across the water, and echoes through the cobbled streets.>>

I couldn't disagree more. Thanks to the absence of any motorized (wheeled) vehicles, Venice is breathtakingly quiet, especially late at night and early in the morning.

That's why it's called La Serenissima.
 
Old Oct 1st, 2002, 02:08 PM
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In the summer of 1995 I got a canal view at the Londra Palace and I loved getting up every morning and watching the sky and the canal changes color. During this trip I will be going the last week of Jan. with my dear husband. Prices have escalated since 95 so is a canal view still worth it in the winter? Does venice have foggy days where the fog just stays the whole day?
 
Old Oct 2nd, 2002, 02:47 PM
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topping
 
Old Oct 2nd, 2002, 04:30 PM
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Charlotte: YES pay for the canal view. We saw neat albino crabs crawling around in the canals from our room. You can get some cool views of traffic jams from canal rooms (these are really neat -- nothing like seeing a gondola trying to get by a boat filled with beer, wine and food on a narrow canal.) Really, it is worth it. And the noise isn't that bad -- mostly sloshing. They don't use horns very often.
 
Old Oct 2nd, 2002, 04:36 PM
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Martha,
Thanls for replying, but how will the weather be like? Does the fog stay the whole day when it comes?
 
Old Oct 2nd, 2002, 10:01 PM
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Been to Venice twice (October, November) no fog either time. A view across the water, coffee on the balcony - it doesn't get any better than that
 
Old Oct 3rd, 2002, 08:48 AM
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Hi Charlotte

I will be in Venice then too.. I can't find out much about New Years celebrations, but am looking forward to it very much. We have managed to get a room at the Galleria.
 
Old Oct 3rd, 2002, 03:49 PM
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I have booked a room at the Metropole with a canal view between the 10th and 15th of Jan. Should I cancel and take another room without a view for a cheaper rate? When it is foggy dos that mean I wont be able to see the canal?
 
Old Oct 3rd, 2002, 04:19 PM
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First, I am a person who will gladly pay extra for top-quality accommodations. That said, I think it's a waste of money to pay the high prices of canal view rooms in Venice. I just got back from an August honeymoon trip to Venice and paid a high premium for our canal view room and it's the one regret of the honeymoon. When in Venice, you see and enjoy the canals every moment -- strolling, taking a gondola ride, eating in a canal-side restaurant. You just don't need a canal view room. Of course, if I were going in Dec. and thought I might spend more time inside, and the extra price for the view was minimal -- I would conceivably reconsider. But as I've said in other posts -- next time I go to Venice I'll spend my hotel dollars on location and hotel quality -- not on a canal view.
 

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