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Locanda Sant'Agostin VS. Duodo Palace Hotel HELP!!!

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louisiana
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Locanda Sant'Agostin VS. Duodo Palace Hotel HELP!!!

My husband cant decide on which hotel to book for our upcoming vacation in May. We are looking for a location that is very close to shops, cafes and food.

Any suggestions or ideas which hotel would best suit us?

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1. Re: Locanda Sant'Agostin VS. Duodo Palace Hotel HELP!!!

Either would be fine. Venice is really quite small. Duodo Palace is near La Fenice (theatre) in a bit from San Marco and Locanda S Agostino is in San Polo near Friari.

Both get good reviews. 2-4 bridges to cross with your luggage to get to San'Agostin depending which way you go. 1, maybe 2 to Duodo Palace Hotel.

Personally I prefer the Friari area. Both are close to restaurants but the areas are a bit different in nature.

Edited: 05 April 2010, 02:01
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2. Re: Locanda Sant'Agostin VS. Duodo Palace Hotel HELP!!!

Can I ask you why you prefer the Friari area? I have never been to Venice before so I don't know much about the areas. Is the Friari area walking distance to most tourist attractions?

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3. Re: Locanda Sant'Agostin VS. Duodo Palace Hotel HELP!!!

Truly, you can walk one end of Venice to the other in 45 minutes. If you don't feel like walking you hop on a vaporetto (water bus) down or up the Grand Canal (having pre-purchased travel passes through www.veniceconnected.com ) . I just find the area immediately around San Marco very touristy and crowded and the area around La Fenice seems mainly residential, whereas around Friari it is quite lively but not crowded, the church is amazing, the area has some nice restaurants and nearby squares.

You can take a virtual walk around here

venezia.360map.it/en

But once you are in Venice you will find it very easy to get to anywhere except you will probably get lost in the maze of little calle (alleyways) and that is part of the fun. And get the Dorling Kindersley Top 10 Venice guide book. Small enough to carry and with a wealth of information.

This was our last trip. Not representative of most trips because we have been before and so didn't necessarily go to all the main tourist places this trip.

…blogspot.com/2009/07/venice-la-serenissima.…

Edited: 05 April 2010, 02:53
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4. Re: Locanda Sant'Agostin VS. Duodo Palace Hotel HELP!!!

Entilely different sort of areas, both well reviewed Hotels, probably being first time to Venice the Duodo Palace, personally I prefer the San Polo area, it is not so crowed ands busy, Locanda Sant' Agostin, is a little out the way,the Friari is not far and that is close to San Toma Vapotto stop which can be handy, an area we always stay,

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5. Re: Locanda Sant'Agostin VS. Duodo Palace Hotel HELP!!!

Try Hotel Stern in the Dorsoduro district (the best area in Venice in my opinion). The hotel is right on the Grand Canal but there are also rooms overlooking a quiet side canal. TheCa´ Rezzonico vaporetto stop is directly outside the hotel. Many very nice restaurants in the area. Lovely hotel!

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