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mainegod Feb 23rd, 2008 08:53 PM

Venice Hotel Location: Rialto or East of St. Marks?
 
Was looking for a quick sanity check - considering staying at Hotel Bartolomeo nearer the Rialto, or the Locanda Al Leon east of St. Marks for 2 nights at the end of April. Both get good reviews on Venere and Trip Advisor but I was thinking the latter might be a little more removed from the tourist bustle of the Rialto. From what I can tell they're each relatively close to the major attractions.

Of course since we're only staying there 2 nights it might not make much of a difference. Thoughts?

socialworker Feb 23rd, 2008 09:52 PM

HI--we stayed at the Marconi, just 2 or so bldgs from the Rialto, and it was pleasant and, dare I say, quiet. It had the perfect combination of convenience and tranquility. We also stayed 2 nights in late May of 2000.

suze Feb 24th, 2008 11:31 AM

I'm no expert, but the area around the Rialto Bridge seemed one of the busiest parts of the city to me (I was not staying there).

ira Feb 24th, 2008 01:47 PM

Hi M,

>since we're only staying there 2 nights it might not make much of a difference.

I agree.

We stayed a week at the Marconi. Loved it.

The people watching was terrific.

((I))

9595 Feb 24th, 2008 03:23 PM

Hi
best place in venice is the Dorsodusuro area. The Al Leon, frankly, is a bit of a flea pit, though they do have one spectacular room, and another couple that look onto the grand canal - and noisy boats!
The island can be walked across pretty easily - so the further from the tourist area the better.

mainegod Feb 24th, 2008 08:21 PM

thanks for your responses. I ended up reserving a room at the Casa Querini near St. Marks. Seems fairly secluded on its own small square.


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