We booked this hotel through 'Avios', so it was obviously good value to us. We stayed in a double room which was adjacent to the restaurant on the ground floor. The room was clean, compact and pleasant although not much of a view. The buffet breakfast (which is the only meal provided) is more than adequate to set you up for the day. Whilst the hotel is close to San Zaccharia the narrow winding streets still make it difficult to find so ensure you have good directions in advance of your trip. When we arrived at about 11pm we found the hotel more by good luck than good management. Unfortunately the hotel did not have our reservation but were more than helpful in providing a room and sorting everything out the following morning. One addition to be aware of is the Venice City Tax of €2.50 per person per night which will be on top of your room rate.
Make use of the 'Valporetta' (water buses), they are good value for money particularly if you get a 48 or 72 hour pass for unlimited travel from the first validation of your ticket. Go on Line 1 from San Zaccharia along the length of the 'Grand Canal' to Piazza del Roma and back for the best views in town. Also take Line 4.1 to Murano to see glass blowing and a quieter time than Venice and call off at Burano (for lace making) on the way back. Don't forget to take in a 'gondola ride', they are expensive as a couple but you can reduce the cost by taking a Gondola Tour with another four persons.
Remember it is very expensive around St Marks Square for both drinks and food but go a few streets back and it is cheaper without any reduction in quality. When walking around it can be very confusing so just follow the 'yellow' signs on the walls to reach well known landmarks such as St Marks, the Rialto Bridge etc.
Just stroll, take in the atmosphere and enjoy a very special location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dedicata al Conte Nicolò Priuli, deputato e presidente degli Asili d'infanzia nella Repubblica veneta, Casa Nicolò Priuli propone un ambiente dall’ inconfondibile sapore ed eleganza dell’Età Romantica. Le stanze sono confortevoli e lussuosamente arredate con mobili originali dell'Ottocento, lampadari in vetro di Murano e preziosi tessuti. Ciascuna è dotata di un bagno privato con asciugacapelli, aria condizionata e riscaldamento autonomi, televisione satellitare a colori, mini- bar, cassetta di sicurezza e telefono diretto con connessione fax e modem. In tutte le stanze è vietato fumare. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Nicolo Priuli Hotel Venice