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newesttraveler Oct 1st, 2003 07:34 AM

San Zulian Hotel, Venice
I'm looking for information on the San Zulian Hotel in Venice. I checked the rants and raves on this site, but ther were 0 reviews. If anyone has information on the place, I'd love to hear your opinions.


Wayne Oct 1st, 2003 07:48 AM

Have you looked for their web site? San Zulian is a small hotel, about 20 rooms, just by a small canal and halfway between the Rialto Bridge and Piazza San Marco. It would rate as a 3 star based primarily on having A/C and an elevator. I haven't personally been inside, but have passed it many times. It really ought to be pretty good, but it is basically on one of the main walking routes and could be a bit noisy during the day. Good luck.

newesttraveler Oct 1st, 2003 04:37 PM

Thanks Wayne, I did check their web site and it looks pretty nice, but I have been fooled by web site pics before. The info you provided is helpful, but if anyone has been inside, or better yet stayed at this hotel, I'd welcome their input as well.

SusannaL Oct 1st, 2003 04:52 PM

I have not stayed there, but travelled with poeple who have. The location is pretty much what Wayne says. Our friends (3 different sets of friends over a 2 year period) were pleased. They said it was not fancy, but clean, had the services they were looking for and all said the staff was very accommodating. I should also add that all of these friends are well-travelled in Europe and had been to Venice more than once previously.

BLN Oct 2nd, 2003 08:43 AM

My husband and I stayed there in April 2002 - mostly because I liked the location. The first time I was in Venice I stayed near the train station - didn't want to do *that* again! So I figured staying near San Marco would be great. In retrospect though, I would have stayed in a different area. (We ended up walking pretty far every day to see things anyway and there weren't many recommended places for dinner around there. Though it was easy to get to and from the train station because of the hotel's proximity to the San Marco vaporetto stop.)

We stayed in a small room on the top floor with little windows looking out over the rooftops. The room looked *nothing* like the rooms on the web site, but was still clean and quiet. For the 2 nights we were in Venice, it was fine. That being said, it was the most expensive hotel we stayed in that 3 weeks in Italy, and it *wasn't* the nicest, but it was Venice so prices are always higher.

Good luck!

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