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We stayed at this hotel as the first night of a two week tour of Italy. We arrived in the evening after dark and despite directions, a map and Google, we still had to ask a local to find the hotel. That said it was...More
We chose the hotel partly as a reasonable price for Venice but think we chose well. Good location close to the waterfront and San Marco but an interesting area in its own right with several places to eat, the best of which was pretty well...More
A bit hard to find as it is tucked away in an alleyway, however that has more to do with inadequate street signage. Overall a nice clean place to stay. Big bedroom, big bathroom with spa. The breakfast that was provided was below average as...More
Venice is expensive to stay, so we opted for something 3-4 stars and our travel agent found this...
Would not stay again - prefer to fork out more money so that I don't end up with mosquito bites all over me.
Fine to locate -...More
I was so utterly disappointed! The bed was rock hard - we were actually sleeping on a box spring, not even a mattress and it was 2 twin beds pushed together, not a double/queen we requested. We had the dreaded room at the end of...More
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a
strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.