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Seeking hotel recomendations in Venice on the Grand Canal

Seeking hotel recomendations in Venice on the Grand Canal

Old Oct 9th 2004, 6:12 am
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C. Osbourne
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Default Seeking hotel recomendations in Venice on the Grand Canal

Hello,


We're going to take the plunge! It's Venice in the off-season
for my wife and I,in December. Since -I'm- the net geek, I'm
trying to get things lined up via Internet - before we go.

Ideally, we'd like a room with a view (or even a balcony) on the
Grand Canal, and since this is off season, I'm hoping it's affordable.

We're wondering if other readers out there that may have
recent hotel recommendations or info or insight on finding
accommodations on the Canal or any other relevant Venice related
info that would be good to have before going. I've seen some of the
booking engines, but they are sometimes slanted in their descriptions,
so I'm looking for direct recommendations from real people who have
been there recently!

Thanks for your reply!

Joe
 
Old Oct 9th 2004, 6:48 am
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Frank F. Matthews
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I enjoyed my stay at Locanda ai Santi Apostoli and they have two rooms
on the canal. While they aren't over the top expensive they do quote
those rooms as 250-330 euro which is expensive for me even at the lower
end. The location is near the Ca d'Oro.

http://www.locandasantiapostoli.com/english-prices.htm

There is a small balcony off the lounge if you are in one of the other
rooms. Not deluxe but a nice place.

You might get a better price with a place with a view but not on the
Grand Canal.

C. Osbourne wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    >
    > We're going to take the plunge! It's Venice in the off-season
    > for my wife and I,in December. Since -I'm- the net geek, I'm
    > trying to get things lined up via Internet - before we go.
    >
    > Ideally, we'd like a room with a view (or even a balcony) on the
    > Grand Canal, and since this is off season, I'm hoping it's affordable.
    >
    > We're wondering if other readers out there that may have
    > recent hotel recommendations or info or insight on finding
    > accommodations on the Canal or any other relevant Venice related
    > info that would be good to have before going. I've seen some of the
    > booking engines, but they are sometimes slanted in their descriptions,
    > so I'm looking for direct recommendations from real people who have
    > been there recently!
    >
    > Thanks for your reply!
    >
    > Joe
    >
 
Old Oct 9th 2004, 7:05 am
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Ken Blake
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In news:qSV9d.334224$mD.84953@attbi_s02,
C. Osbourne <[email protected]> typed:

    > We're going to take the plunge! It's Venice in the off-season
    > for my wife and I,in December. Since -I'm- the net geek, I'm
    > trying to get things lined up via Internet - before we go.
    > Ideally, we'd like a room with a view (or even a balcony) on
    > the
    > Grand Canal, and since this is off season, I'm hoping it's
    > affordable.


If you can settle for a view on the Giudecca Canal instead of the
Grand Canal, try La Calcina, http://www.lacalcina.com/

In December, it's 151 Euro including a very nice buffet
breakfast, which is probably considerably less than most rooms on
the Grand Canal.

We like La Calcina a lot. It's in Dorsoduro, slightly off the
beaten path, so it's far less frenetic than places around San
Marco, but it's only a 15 minutes walk away. Its only downside is
that there's no elevator.

--
Ken Blake
Please reply to the newsgroup
 
Old Oct 11th 2004, 4:58 am
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Keith
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Hi,

Someone recommended Hotel Marconi here, and we stayed there about two years
ago. There are two rooms(I think 101 and 102, but don't quote me) that have
balcony right on the Grand Canal. The rooms are very nicely furnished with
a Murano glass chandelier. It is a small hotel, everyone was very friendly.
We stayed in room 101, and it was HUGE by European standards. Very
comfortably sized. The balcony was nice.

As far as location goes, right at the Rialto bridge was nice. We took the
public waterbus (is this the vaporetto?) which has a stop directly on the
other side of the Canal from the hotel. Certainly being right at a bridge
is convenient for checking out stuff on either side w/o having to go out of
your way.

http://www.hotelmarconi.it

Their site is a little slow. Venice is an expensive city, and this hotel
wasn't "cheap" I can say that it was well worth what we paid for it.

Hope this helps,

Keith M
Pittsburgh

"C. Osbourne" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:qSV9d.334224$mD.84953@attbi_s02...
    > Hello,
    > We're going to take the plunge! It's Venice in the off-season
    > for my wife and I,in December. Since -I'm- the net geek, I'm
    > trying to get things lined up via Internet - before we go.
    > Ideally, we'd like a room with a view (or even a balcony) on the
    > Grand Canal, and since this is off season, I'm hoping it's affordable.
    > We're wondering if other readers out there that may have
    > recent hotel recommendations or info or insight on finding
    > accommodations on the Canal or any other relevant Venice related
    > info that would be good to have before going. I've seen some of the
    > booking engines, but they are sometimes slanted in their descriptions,
    > so I'm looking for direct recommendations from real people who have
    > been there recently!
    > Thanks for your reply!
    > Joe
 
Old Oct 11th 2004, 5:28 am
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Brenda
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I would also consider hotels on the Lido - I think the view of the
much larger San Marco Canal. San Giorgio church, the entrance to the
Grand canal, the gondolas gathered, etc, is much more interesting than
just a view on the Grand Canal. Some of these hotels are the Savoia &
Jolanda, Londra Palace (our favorite with huge terraces off 2 rooms,
but rates probably higher than you'd like), the Metropole & the
Gabrielli Sandwrith.
 
Old Oct 11th 2004, 5:44 am
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Sacha
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On 11/10/04 18:28, in article
[email protected], "brenda"
<[email protected]> wrote:

    > I would also consider hotels on the Lido - I think the view of the
    > much larger San Marco Canal. San Giorgio church, the entrance to the
    > Grand canal, the gondolas gathered, etc, is much more interesting than
    > just a view on the Grand Canal. Some of these hotels are the Savoia &
    > Jolanda, Londra Palace (our favorite with huge terraces off 2 rooms,
    > but rates probably higher than you'd like), the Metropole & the
    > Gabrielli Sandwrith.

The Metropole is wonderful, furnished and decorated with antiques but it is
expensive. This site has a lot of information:
http://www.veniceby.com/metropoleven...es/booking.htm
--

Sacha
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Old Oct 11th 2004, 12:20 pm
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Mimi
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"brenda" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected] om...
    >I would also consider hotels on the Lido - I think the view of the
    > much larger San Marco Canal. San Giorgio church, the entrance to the
    > Grand canal, the gondolas gathered, etc, is much more interesting than
    > just a view on the Grand Canal.

But the Lido isn't Venice. It has cars! And taking the vaporetto or even a
taxi back and forth is not as convenient or as fun as being in Venice
itself.

Marianne
 
Old Oct 13th 2004, 7:40 am
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Jenn
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Mimi wrote:

    > "brenda" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected] om...
    >
    >>I would also consider hotels on the Lido - I think the view of the
    >>much larger San Marco Canal. San Giorgio church, the entrance to the
    >>Grand canal, the gondolas gathered, etc, is much more interesting than
    >>just a view on the Grand Canal.
    >
    >
    > But the Lido isn't Venice. It has cars! And taking the vaporetto or even a
    > taxi back and forth is not as convenient or as fun as being in Venice
    > itself.
    >
    > Marianne
    >
    >

exactly -- much of the joy of Venice is being there at dawn and dusk --
strolling the evocative streets etc etc -- commuting just isn't the same
 

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