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Stay in Venice in Oct

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Stay in Venice in Oct

Hello,

I will be in Venice (provided I find a train and accommodation :) from Oct 28 to Nov 2 with my boyfriend.

We are getting old... and he has a serious health concern (cancer related).

Also, we are doing our homework, and it seems most hotels are already fully booked... Normal?

I would have a few questions:

- how come ALL hotels are more expensive at that time of the year than in summer???

- we have a tight budget, we can consider an inexpensive hotel, a B&B, a convent etc... His main request (he knows Venice very well) is to be very close to a water taxi stop (it seems a vaporetto won't give us enough time to carry all our luggage in and out at the stop). We are leaving for a year, so we are loaded. Venice is just a stop-over.

- he also wants to be the closest possible to San Marco (and he can't easily walk).

Could you please give us advice, suggestions? I would be very grateful.

Thank you very much

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1. Re: Stay in Venice in Oct

I would suggest looking also for independent b&b or flat, like airbnb or home away. I used home away recently to stay in Venice and find lovely accomodation at nice prices (I stayed here homeaway.it/affitto-vacanze/p845255#rates, conveniently located and it's 100 euro per night if you stay for the weekend...not bad for Venice...)

The days you're searching for are definitely high season, festive holidays...

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2. Re: Stay in Venice in Oct

The end of October begining of November are regarded high season in Venice. more so than high summer,

A good idea to be near a Vaporetto stop,( a lot easier than a Water Taxi) t get on and off,

San Marco area is usually more expensive than other parts of Venice also more touristy.

Have a look at www,venere.com put in your dates and budget see what is available,

Edited: 20 July 2013, 17:24
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3. Re: Stay in Venice in Oct

The start of Nov is a public holiday ( all saints/ all souls ) and yes as Sophie says it is classed as high season summer is low season even though it feels asif the place is full the majority are day trippers. If you really want a taxi stop taxis will stop at hotels if they have landing areas. however vaporetti will wait for you to get off as long as obviously you are prepared to get off..... near San Marco you might find again the prices higher but teh vaporetti are a good way of travelling around even if you are a bit slow and not walking that much . A pass is a great idea. OR depending on where you are coming in ( rail or air) look for a hotel either near Piazzale Roma ( if coming by air so you can get a land taxi or bus) or near the station if coming in by train ( and get porters to take the luggage to the hotel for you)

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4. Re: Stay in Venice in Oct

Thanks all,

I am really amazed that this time is "high season"... and all hotels are already fully booked???

We are coming by train from Paris, and leaving with a cruise to Florida. My boyfriend says we are not physically capable to get our luggage off the vaporetto... and he is afraid that things will disappear if we take porters.

I have been in Venice only once, 45 years ago....

I went to Venere, and Trivago and I am surprised the hotels have no availabilities at our dates, even though I know people can cancel any time.

Would it be better if we wait a bit more to book?

Thanks.

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5. Re: Stay in Venice in Oct

If you find that Venice hotels don’t quite fit your travel budget, I would recommend staying at a hotel in Mestre, near the Mestre railway station, where prices tend to be considerably lower. There are rooms available during your intended stay. This is where I stay whenever I visit Venice.

http://bit.ly/RtmwPG

Mestre for Venice cruise passengers:

http://bit.ly/11PUMFK

http://bit.ly/18iBn7R

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.

http://bit.ly/134iT5A

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.

http://bit.ly/tS3ooL

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

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

http://bit.ly/XHvKFO

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6. Re: Stay in Venice in Oct

Thanks, it's nice of you but my boyfriend wants Venice (and he is very stubborn :)). Actually it's to save time every day, since we have so few.

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7. Re: Stay in Venice in Oct

Have a look at Hotel Astoria, a budget hotel very near Piazza San Marco.

Rooms are available from October 28 to November 2.

http://bit.ly/13tDFxd

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8. Re: Stay in Venice in Oct

You should also check out Booking.com. They have some place available.

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9. Re: Stay in Venice in Oct

I would not go as far as to worry that porters would take your luggage. Something has to give here: tight budget, limited mobility, inability to carry luggage, very specific area, etc., these are pretty definite requirements so I would say let the fear of porters be your last concern. I know that there are B&Bs in/about San Marco but I do not know of any specific ones. Google may be your friend here. Just put in B&B in San Marco Venice and see what pops out. You should be able to find something. And you will be ok with the super long train ride from Paris?

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