URGENT - HOTEL IN VENICE

Old Nov 30th, 2001, 06:26 AM
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Patrice
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URGENT - HOTEL IN VENICE

HI !
I'm franctically trying to book a hotel in Venice for "one" night (the last Saturday during the Carnival). Every hotel is booked or will only accept reservations for at least 2 nights.
ANYONE HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS ???
(no, sleeping in my car is not a valid option !!!
Thank you
 
Old Nov 30th, 2001, 07:01 AM
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Steve James
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Hello Patrice,

Have you considered staying out of town?
Treviso maybe, or Padova? Both are very close by train.
It could be difficult to find something in Venice itself ...

Steve
 
Old Nov 30th, 2001, 09:41 AM
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Janice
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It's an ugly little place, but Mestre is very close to Venice (you could get there by train in about 10 minutes) and it has scads of hotels.
 
Old Nov 30th, 2001, 09:46 AM
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Patrice
try looking for a hotel that will accommodate you at www.verere.it
it seems to be reliable from others' reports
 
Old Nov 30th, 2001, 09:52 AM
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Earl
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I think Elaine meant www.venere.it
 
Old Nov 30th, 2001, 10:02 AM
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elaine
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yes I did, thanks
 
Old Nov 30th, 2001, 10:27 AM
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Hi

try Albergo Corona. It is maybe a 5 mins walk to Piazza San Marco. very cheap (a single last New Years was 75000 lire)

very clean, very good location, very cheap. NOT big and luxurious. but who cares.

you would have to check out Rick Steves Italy 99 book though. For some reason it didn't make the 2000 one, even though I stayed there just 11 months ago... I thought it was just fine... very Mom & Pop...
 
Old Dec 9th, 2001, 09:44 AM
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For Steve:
I've enjoyed your reports- found them helpful during my trip to Italy last Sept.

Had to cut my stay in Venice short, so I'm planning to return for a week next month..Arriving a few days prior to Carnival. My question: In your opinion, what nearby, trainable, towns in the North, might be fun to explore for a few days before continuing on to Geneva?

Also, I loved the peacefulness of the Dorsodoro area..do you think the entire area even 2 days before Carnival will be a ZOO? Moreover, a FUN zoo? Staying at La Calcina (sp?)-can't afford the Accademia this time.
thanks for any imput, I'm sure you're a busy guy. You may em direct if you wish.
 
Old Dec 9th, 2001, 01:20 PM
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Yolanda
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Have you check with the monastaries?
 
Old Dec 9th, 2001, 02:18 PM
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james
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It can't be that expensive. Pay for two nights and stay only one, or change your plans and stay two. Save yourself a lot of angst.
 
Old Dec 9th, 2001, 03:11 PM
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Patrice, have you found anything yet?

I am telling you, Albergo Corona! it's just the thing. cheap & cheerful, clean and central.

can't go wrong. it's not the Ritz but in a pinch, you don't have to worry about someone pinching your stuff.

Beth
 
Old Dec 9th, 2001, 04:01 PM
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Try Quattro Fontane on the Lido, great hotel, great staff and only 5 minutes by water bus to Venice. good luck and happy travels
 
Old Dec 10th, 2001, 07:05 AM
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Patrice-We had a similar problem with a last minue addon to Venice when we visited Italy. I would highly recommend(and the times that others have taken my recommendation-they have emailed back to thank me)the Best Western in Mestre. It is directly across from the train station in Mestre that takes you to Venice(8 minute train ride for about 75 cents )that crosses the water with incredible views. The hotel caters to a business crowd and has a unbelievable breakfast buffet every morning.The staff are helpful,the place is very clean and is so convenient for everything.The prices are decent and you might even be able to book on the internet. Good luck!
 
Old Dec 17th, 2001, 10:17 PM
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Have you tried Hotel Riva?
Search this site for it.
They don't take credit cards, they just might have an opening. As I have related before on this site... we ended up Fed-ex'ing a set of signed travellers cheques to hold our reservation. But it's a very nice location.
 
Old Dec 18th, 2001, 08:44 AM
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bonnie
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Patrice-try either of these two convents
Casa Caburlotta, single room $35, 10:30pm curfew,
Tel: 041/710877-Fax:041/710875
or
Casa Cardinal Piazza, single room $35,
no curfew
Tel: 041/721388-Fax:041/720233

I've never stayed here, but they're close in and recommended by several travel books.
 
Old Dec 18th, 2001, 04:19 PM
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Partrice: We once stayed at the hotel in Mestre that Debbie is talking about. It is the Hotel Bologna, and, other than staying on the island, it has to be the most convenient hotel. Honestly, you simply cross the street and climb on the train! It runs every 10 minutes.
 
Old Dec 19th, 2001, 10:48 AM
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adeitch
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Last winter I stayed at Hotel Casanova. It was small but cheap. I don't have the contact information. Really close to San Marco square.
Have fun.
 

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