We stayed at the Splendid for a few days to celebrate a special anniversary. It was our second trip to this quite amazing city having stayed on the Lido previously.
It is a beautifully situated hotel sitting directly in the middle of the route to and from the Rialto/San Marco.
Finding the hotel can be a little hard, but moving from San Marco through the alley way to the right of the clock tower will bring you to a church and the Cartier shop. Go left and the hotel is at the end by the steps on the left.
The staff were wonderful, and I would recommend the restaurant, the price is a little higher that outside, but the menu and quality compares with the best.
The bar can be a little problem as it is not always staffed, but when it is they are pleasant and accommodating. Prices are typical for hotels in Venice.
The room we had, 210, overlooked the canal and was quiet, clean and extremely comfortable, well appointed, with complimentary coffee/tea tray with kettle.
Rooms were looked after a couple of times a day, with fresh towels being placed on each visit.
Venice is a delight, for anyone who is visiting for the first time; it can be a little mind blowing.
Recommend – Doges Palace, try later in the afternoon when the crowd is quieter. Also, as expensive as it can be, try a coffee/drink in San Marco and watch the world go by. Lastly, get lost, all roads point to the Rialto and/or San Marco. The Basilica – you only get 10 minutes, and it is always crowded, the Doges however, at €14 each provides a wealth of history and a longer more interesting tour. Visit the Rialto market on Tuesday, see how Venetians shop, go to the Academy Bridge for an alternative photo opportunity of the Grand Canal
Water taxis are expensive, €110 from hotel to airport – I would recommend it as trying to battle the crowds to get to a very slow and busy water bus can be tiring and daunting, so budget for this. We used the Expedia web site to book a taxi from the airport to San Marco, cheaper, but it was hard with cases trying to track down the hotel (see above).
It is a fantastic city, rich in history, full of alleys and plenty to see and do, and a photographer’s paradise.
Most alleys have, somewhere, arrows pointing to one of the principal points in Venice, so you should be able to find your way to the Rialto, San Marco, Academy Bridge etc.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Splendid Venice hotel is based in the historic centre of Venice, with the city's must-see sights and hidden treasures all within your reach. Just a short stroll or gondola ride will take you to Venice's most iconic sights: San Marco square and the Rialto Bridge. Like the city itself, our 165 rooms and suites are a mixture of styles, but all capture the essence of a romantic Venice holiday. Blending contemporary comforts with details that reflect classic Venetian character, each room has a light, elegant atmosphere, with many offering wonderful views over canals and the Venice skyline with its magnificent San Marco's bell tower in the horizon. Le Maschere at the Splendid Venice is one of the few restaurants near San Marco Square that is popular with Venetians and tourists alike. This authentic Venetian restaurant serves classic dishes with a modern twist. ... more less
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