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VENICE hotel/pensione :help us choose, per favore.

VENICE hotel/pensione :help us choose, per favore.

Old Nov 26th, 2010, 01:21 PM
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VENICE hotel/pensione :help us choose, per favore.

Among these, anyone have first hand knowledge? Mille grazie!

Ca Dogaressa
Hotel Abbazzia
Ca San Giorgio
Campiello Zen
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Old Nov 29th, 2010, 09:05 AM
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Hey, Cali, when are you going?
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Old Nov 29th, 2010, 09:25 AM
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CaliNurse:

Just returned from Venice yesterday afternoon.

Not crazy about the location of the Abbazzia. Ca Dogaressa looks very nice. I stayed close to the Rialto Bridge and thought it was a perfect location.
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If you want clean, simple, good breakfast, 3 min from San Toma stop try: http://alcampaniel.tripod.com/ easy access to all of Venice.
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DH and I have stayed at Abbazia many times, and really love it. The front desk staff are delightful, and the rooms are very large for Europe and very clean. The breakfast is a typical European breakfast, with cold cuts, cheeses, pastries, hard cooked eggs, yoghurt, cereal, etc. If you request it, you can have a room with a real shower, rather than a tub with a hand shower. There is a lovely courtyard. We stayed once at Abbazia Deluxe, a sister hotel, but did not find it to be that much nicer than Abbazia, although it was higher priced.
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Campiello Zen is by far the best located, IMHO.

I suspect you may have chosen the other three in less desirable locations because those are in cheaper neighborhoods. However, the Campiello Zen is in a very desirable location (close to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari and Scuola Grande Di San Rocco).

If it is comparable in price to the others and fits your budget, I would choose Campiello Zen.

Also, as a general note. I wouldn't travel from California all the way tho Venice and then skimp on location just to save 10 Euro a night on lodgings. It's not worth it, cut the budget elsewhere - maybe skipping a fancy dinner out or something.
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My daughter recently enjoyed a stay at Residenza degli Angeli, http://www.angelibb.com/EN/description.html
Nicely situated, very reasonable, good breakfast, comfortable.
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The Residenza degli Angeli looks great! - thanks for the tip.
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I'd endorse Johanne's suggestion - al campaniel. Location is good, five minutes from the Frari and San Polo, ten minutes to Rialto, 20 to san Marco. And no bridges from the San Toma waterbius stop!

And the chocilate shop over the way is a true health hazard.
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Old Dec 7th, 2010, 07:42 PM
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Thanks to you ALL for the helpful responses!!!

Dear Dayenu, Happy Chanukah!! We (daughter and I )are going in early June. Et tu??

Bardo, so true, excellent advice about budge!! and not saving a few euros without examining other options.

We finally, after examining locations, prices, reviews, you Fodorites' suggestions, web pix--went with Campiello Zen. Bardo said it is a good location and it gets good reviews, price was the best of the lot...AND daughter found some of the hotels' "venetian" internet web photos of reds, brocades etc, a bit over the top. So we reserved the peaceful looking green room at Campiello Zen. It's called "choosing by interior design when Mom can't decide."

Joahanne and Peter, we'll head to Al Campaniel and follow our noses to the chocolate

thanks again, and apologies for the weeklong delay in acknowledging you all taking time to post here
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Happy Hanukkah, though belated

We'll be there May 11-14. Taking a cruise to Greek Islands.
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Old Dec 10th, 2010, 03:22 PM
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Very cool, Dayenu!!! So your husband has become a travel convert, eh?
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