The Best Venice Hotels...........

Old Jun 19th, 2008, 08:36 PM
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Dukey - The Bauer was always one of "the" places to stay in Venice and it is well located. But I have always thought the facade looks like something the Soviets would have built back in the 50's or 60's. Seems very institutional and out of place in Venice.
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Old Jun 19th, 2008, 09:48 PM
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notbob-are you familiar with Ca Sagredo?
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Old Jun 19th, 2008, 10:59 PM
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We met friends in Venice last year and visited each other's rooms. We were at the Locanda Orseola.

A friend stayed at the Westin Europa and Regina. She used points and I am guessing that they must have given her the room that they did because it was too expensive to sell.

She had a beautiful sitting room and bedroom (large flat screen TV's in each). But the most amazing thing that she had was a huge outdoor area. You couldn't call it a balcony - it was large enough for a party. The view was wonderful.

We could well imagine that this is the sort of place that the wealthy would stay.

I don't know what sort of facilities they have - but that room was really cool.

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Old Jun 20th, 2008, 12:55 AM
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I agree totally about the external facade of the some sort of swamped fuel depot! However the inside and the newer renovation/addition area is a total contrast.

Like many of the so-called "upscale" places in this city of EXPENSIVE hotels, it is just that: expensive.

We have stayed in other Roberto Polito properties in Europe and loved them, hence our choice of the Luna Baglioni for the upcoming trip/cruise out.
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Old Jun 20th, 2008, 08:13 AM
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The reason people may feel the Danieli is not worth it is because they are used to 4 Seasons experiences at that price range. I never felt a 4S welcome at any Italian hotel no matter what the price. Also the 800 USD is not as expensive to other worldwide travelers. When you walk in the hotel and look straight up the stairwell to the ceiling it is stunning. True Venice. You are paying for the location and the hotel's notoriety. I loved our room, but then again we were upgraded.

If you are a platinum AMEX holder you get a gold Starwood membership which entitles you to a room upgrade when availible.
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Old Jun 20th, 2008, 08:19 AM
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There was a pretty bad review of Hotel Cipriani in today's Wall Street Journal. You should get a copy of the review if you're thinking of staying there.
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Old Jun 20th, 2008, 08:25 AM
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I second what the prior poster said. Just read the article. It sounds plain disgusting!
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Old Jun 20th, 2008, 10:02 AM
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katiekate - I am not familiar with the Ca Sagredo although it looks nice from their website. It appears to be less than a year old. It is on the Grand Canal very close the Ca D'Oro stop.

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