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From our entire Italy stay, this was definitly the worst 'hotel' we stayed at (but yet they charge over 100 euros a night? ridiculous!) We stayed at the Bruna room and I was fooled by the pictures as when we got there, the room was...More
We stayed here for a week. We booked one of the economy rooms and were sorely disappointed when we got there. It was small, dark and poorly furnished. As soon as we got there we rang the reception to see if we could upgrade the...More
As other reviewers said, its a little hard to find, but all in Venece its not easy to find the first time. The room is small but you have all that you need and it is really clean. The bed was really confortable. The location...More
I stayed with my girlfriend in hotel for two nights. Its difficult to find check-in building so get a map or mobile navigation. The hotel is on good position; restaurants and others shops are close. We had double room - bad was double but probably...More
Like others have mentioned, you have to check in a separate location, but that was no problem and the clerk spoke very good English. He was able to direct us to the San Lio and it was a very short walk (1 or 2 minutes)....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.
I agree with Teresa, catch the water ferry. We took the Blue line to Fondamente Nuove, but it is probably a 20 - 30 minute walk, and we got thoroughly lost. Rialto bridge is a far better idea, as it's only a couple of... More
I agree with Teresa, catch the water ferry. We took the Blue line to Fondamente Nuove, but it is probably a 20 - 30 minute walk, and we got thoroughly lost. Rialto bridge is a far better idea, as it's only a couple of streets away. There is a small square with a pharmacy on the corner, next door to that is a coffee bar, and the green door is opposite. Make sure you get a decent map of Venice, DON'T use google maps as we did, the streets they tell you to follow don't even exist in real life! Once you get to San Lio Tourist House, there will be a card with a map to the check-in site, it's fairly easy to find. Enjoy Venice, and spend a day just getting lost, it's all part of the fun, you find some beautiful places completely by accident.