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Venice hotel prices Sept. 2007--am I unreasonable?

Venice hotel prices Sept. 2007--am I unreasonable?

May 11th, 2007, 06:06 AM
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Venice hotel prices Sept. 2007--am I unreasonable?

I have gotten quotes at the Hotel do Pozzi for Sept. 17-20 and Sept. 24-27. Their price is 250 euro per night. This seems steep to me! I know Italy (especially Venice) is expensive, but I was hoping to stay at $250 dollars per night. Am I dreaming? I'm also going to Rome for three nights and Paris for three nights--is $250 per night an unreasonable expectation for these 3 cities?
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May 11th, 2007, 06:18 AM
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You can try booking sites such as venere.com to get general idea of hotel rates for those dates.
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May 11th, 2007, 06:26 AM
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Hi M,

$250 (185E)/nite is not unreasonable, but it is near the low end for 3* hotels.

You might try calling the Pozzi and asking for a lower price room.

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May 11th, 2007, 06:31 AM
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I meant to add : On the venere.com, you can choose USD and your price range. In San Marco area where Do Pozzi is located, I got 27 hits from 2 to 4 stars. If you don't insist on staying in San Marco area (there are other pleasant areas to stay), your choice will be even bigger. FYI, your dates are in high season so the do Pozzi's €250 is alomost maximum. I understand Do Pozzi is a 3* (somehow modest) hotel.
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May 11th, 2007, 06:37 AM
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Mindbiz-September is the highest of high season in Venice-last year, there was 100 percent hotel occupancy for almost three weeks in September-if you intend to be there on those dates, I suggest you get on venere.com or veniceby.com and choose accomodation that is suitable to you, and has reasonably good reviews on tripadvisor.com, otherwise, you may find that you will have to seek accomodation outside the city.
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May 11th, 2007, 08:31 AM
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You could also try for an apartment; a number of agencies rent for periods of less than a week, such as this one:

http://www.veniceapartments.org
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May 11th, 2007, 09:19 AM
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If you are willing to stay at one or two star hotels, then you might research: the Hotel Messner in Dosoduro, The Riva (near St Marks I think).
We have booked the Brnardi (1 Star) near the Rilato for early June.
We stayed at the Messner about 4 years ago.
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May 11th, 2007, 09:26 AM
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I don't spend more than $100-$125 a night, and it's amazing how easy it is to find a nice boutique-style hotel in Paris for that, but in Rome & Venice, I was virtually slumming it.

You'll find hotels for less than $250 in those cities, but you might have to lower your expectations a bit.

Plus, $250 Euros is so much more than $250 USD now. And we can't really complain because we're not traveling on the Canadian, NZ or AUS dollar. The buck just doesn't go as far.

Happy travels.

Jules
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May 11th, 2007, 09:26 AM
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hi, mindibz,

one way of checking prices is to click the "lowest rate for" button on the web-site. Even though it will throw up many hotels you don't want, in areas you don't like, it will give you an idea of hwo much you have to pay in each star category. often not much difference in facilities between 2 & 3 stars location is often more inportant.

also, you could look at B&Bs as well as apartments - they can be cheaper.

regards, ann
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May 11th, 2007, 10:34 AM
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Yup, I had sticker-shock for our Rome/Venice plans for September, also. Yikes! I could have scaled back a tiny bit if just the 2 of us, but didn't want to risk it since we're helping another couple go for the first time.

We booked into Residenza Antica Roma and Locanda San Barnaba, each for 170E/double.
The two 'backups' I had on the list were Hotel Apollo (Rome, 170E) and Ca'Centopietre(Venice, maybe 155-165E)

Paris will be easier.
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May 11th, 2007, 10:38 AM
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"Paris will be easier" Not necessarily, and certainly not in September. That's when all the trade fairs are going on, and I can tell you, I could not find one single hotel room in Paris the last week of September 2006 on a Thursday, (I wanted to extend my stay) so had to stay on the floor of my friend's apt. one night-literally, I had to go out to CDG to find a hotel room. So keep that in mind for September in Paris as well.
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May 11th, 2007, 11:07 AM
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Previously I booked La Forcola Hotel, a nice 3* hotel in Cannaregio, for a cheap price through Octopustravel.com .

So I checked your Sept. 17-20 dates, and I see that La Forcola has those three nights available, for 418 Euros total including breakfast, for a double. I can't compare the two hotels, but La Forcola has pretty good reviews.
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May 11th, 2007, 11:12 AM
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For some reason, Venice in September is very expensive - we are also going and found hotel rates to be 50% higher in some cases than what we spent in august 2006 for the same property. There must be some fair, convention, etc going on.
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May 11th, 2007, 11:22 AM
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August is usually much cheaper than September in any event, for major European cities.
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May 11th, 2007, 11:22 AM
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> For some reason, Venice in September is very expensive

Reason is clear, August (and July) is shoulder season in Venice while September is high season. In my experience, high - low season difference can be 50 - 100 % in Venice.
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May 11th, 2007, 07:25 PM
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Venice in September has a large number of conventions - including the famous film festival - and every hotel within 25 miles is booked solid - so pricves are geerally very highh then.

I did a meeting there a couple of years ago and stayed on for 2 days afterward. During the meeting my room at the Excelsior was charged at almost $700 per night - but reduced to only about $300 afterward.
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May 12th, 2007, 04:51 AM
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I am going to Venice as my first stop on a 3 week trip this october. I found the prices for a good hotel (didn't have to be the 4 Seasons!) too high. So I rented the Gritti apartment through www.veniceapartments.org
There are 3 of us travelling, for 3 nights in a nice apt with an outstanding location the total is 1000 euros. Much more affordable and I love the idea of staying in an apt.
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May 12th, 2007, 06:12 AM
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Consider staying in one and two star hotels. There are a few in the San Marco district for well below your 250 euros.
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May 12th, 2007, 07:37 AM
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www.lacalcina.com in Venice is a lovely hotel
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May 12th, 2007, 07:53 AM
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We were pleased with La Serenissima...a 2-star, but entirely comfortable, about midway between Piazza San Marco and the Rialto Bridge.
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