First of all if you decide to find your hotel in Venice on your own print a google map with the walking way to the destination and always follow the arrows with indication painted on the top of the walls. Its the best way to walk around Venice!But obviously at some point you'll end up getting lost! :)
I took the very quick, convenient and cheap (having in mind Venice prices) bus from the airport to Piazzale Roma and then had the half an hour walk to the hotel. If you dont carry heavy luggage its a good way to safe a few euros!Otherwise forget about it!Take the vaporetto or if you can afford it: the water taxi.
Checking in you'll be charged the Venice occupation tax: in this case, because we are talking about a 3 star hotel, you'll be charged 3€ per night/person. It ill be printed later on on the check out invoice.
We stayed in a standard room. I liked it: venician style decoration, very clean, flat screen with plenty of channels. So we were excited with the room!Until we open the bathroom door: no tub.
This may sound fussy but all you wanna do after a snow storm in soak your frozen feet in wam water. Which with only a shower on the wall it bocomes impossible!!Also forget about the romantic bathes...
Air con always very, very hot!When i got to the room after dinner i always had the feeling it was so hot that it made my digestion process stop!Too hot!
Rooms were very clean. And the sheets smelled nice.
We were on the second floor and there is a balcony there at the end of the corridor that deserves being checked out. It has an amazing view and you can take beautiful pics from there.
Service wise is very bittersweet. Martina and Lediona were very good. Nice english and very pleasant.They are the sweet part!Bitter without a doubt the lady service breakfast!Dear Good!No manners at all.No gloves were used touching the food, i saw her cleaning her nose, not washing the hands before touching the food.She ate while on duty, in front of the guest, didnt speak or tried to speak a word of english. Once the two ladies were chatting while food was lacking on display and seemed to get upset when we asked them for milk or cheese because they had to interrupt the chat!They are not prepared to deal with tourists at all.
And breakfast by the way is very, very basic. Oh and they get to chose where you sit not you. So they dont have to set tables only because of you!
In my opinion this is easily avoidable if they hire trained people.
Check out is at 11am and you can leave luggage there.
If you'll only use the room for sleeping, if you are not fussy, and you get a really cheap rate, book it!Otherwise forget about it. If you can pay a little bit more Venice is the place to stay on a goos hotel has there are plenty of them there and quite affordable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The building is historic and was once the residence of well-to-do merchants’ families. It was fitted out as a hotel in 1959, by the noble Sereni family, and extends over 4 floors, a typical period feature, facing onto the wonderful canal "dei barcaioli," reserved for gondolas. Thanks to the full-scale restoration in 2002, the Ateneo Hotel has maintained the unspoiled charm of a typical seventeenth-century Venetian residence. ... more less
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