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Venice accommodation

Hi,

Can you suggest a place to stay, we're on a budget but would like to have a clean bathroom and not so far from the main tourist spots of the city. We're coming from Florence by train. Is it safe if we arrive around 8:30pm to look for the hotel? Thanks! :)

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1. Re: Venice accommodation

I would recommend staying at a hotel in Mestre, near the Mestre railway station, where prices tend to be considerably lower. It's best to book in advance.

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Mestre for Venice cruise passengers:

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There are frequent trains and buses from Mestre to Venice that take around fifteen minutes to get to Piazzale Roma, the gateway to Venice—which is a little over two miles from Mestre.

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You very often get a much better hotel room (larger and more modern) for your money. Plus, you won’t have to carry heavy luggage aboard crowded vaporetti, across stepped bridges, and up narrow staircases to get to your hotel room—a big advantage for some seniors and those with disabilities, particularly during periods of heavy flooding.

Below are four excellent, inexpensive hotels near or opposite the train station in Mestre that come with a bountiful free buffet breakfast. Have a look at the TripAdvisor reviews by people who recently stayed at these hotels.

The Best Western Hotel Bologna, directly in front of the Mestre railway station.

http://bit.ly/ulxOH4

The Hotel Plaza is situated in front of the Mestre railway station.

http://bit.ly/idV9I8

The Hotel Tritone, near the Mestre railway station.

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Hotel Cris in Mestre is a budget hotel situated near the Mestre train station.

http://www.hotelcris.it/?lang=en

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Mestre vis-à-vis Venice: the Ponte della Libertà is a road bridge 2.39 miles long connecting Venice to Mestre.

http://bit.ly/UEdjSd

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2. Re: Venice accommodation

Venice is very safe no no go areas, do try to stay actually in Venice it does not have to be that expensive with a little research, , think you would regret it if you did not,

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Mestre from the train station to the hotels suggested, the areas you pass through are relatively seedy areas at the beginning of Via Piave and Corso del Popolo, which would be safe enough probably to get to the hotel at that hour, but not to wander on foot to downtown Mestre (Piazza Ferretto) and back later in the evening, in my opinion. That whole area outside the train station is in decline over the past couple/few years. As recently as last week, a busload of tourists was blocked in front of the Pam supermarket in Corso del Popolo by a band of beggars that held them basically hostage until the police could come and disperse them so they could get out of the bus and reach their hotel. The area up Viave (just in front of the train station) has also been site of numerous and increasing problems.

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Every year tens of thousands of tourists who choose to stay in hotels near the Mestre train station do so with great satisfaction and complete safety. The Trip Advisor reviews by people who actually stayed at these hotels most definitely confirm this. The area I would be most concerned about would be Piazzale Roma, where there have been a number of incidents involving tourists staying at nearby hotels.

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5. Re: Venice accommodation

The question was Venice accommodation Mestre is not really Venice .although ,as we say in the UK it has the post codee,

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6. Re: Venice accommodation

I'm not sure what your budget is but you can go to www.venere.com and sort available hotels by price.

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10. Re: Venice accommodation

"it has the post codee",,, uh, no it doesn't either. All of the mainland portions of the municipality of Venice (Cavallino, Carpenedo, Favaro, Marghera, Mestre, Tessera, ...) all have different zip codes. They all have very different appearances, "feelings", and contexts. Some, such as Mestre, also have very differing neighborhoods, such as near the train station with great problems, of rather recent origin, of crime and violence with which they have never had to deal with until recently (the last decade).

On the local newspapers I have not noticed any recent articles about problems of tourists in hotels in the area, other than articles regarding the inconvenience of all the traffic construction for the Piazzale being redone (again) for the streetcar line, and the consequently constantly shifting bus stops and omnipresent delays, which influence anyone who needs to travel back and forth to the mainland (including the tourists that choose, for whatever reason, not to stay in Venice while visiting Venice).