Palazzo La Scala
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... Lounge for our last shore excursion this trip. We boarded a water bus that took us down the Giudecca Canal to San Marco Square. We then went on a tour of the Doges Palace and St. Marks Basilica. Then we walked to a café where we ordered gelato to eat while people watching.
While we were sitting there, the skies opened up and it began to rain. Not just a little but a ton! We were scheduled to ...
... air-conditioning and the windows on these trains don't open. Not a minute later we're told we have to leave the car and go to the next one over. Somehow, we find a car with enough open seats for all of us to stay together. Trying to fit two cars of people into one is not an easy task. There were several people who didn't have a seat and they were supposed to be on the train for the next 11 hours just like we were. Halfway through the night, ...
... something. To cut a long story short, after 20 to 30 minutes walking, we stumbled on a Christmas market which had live music and an ice skating rink. What a find! Henceforth, our quick dinner turned into a longer one, but well worth the adventure. We still made it to bed early however as we had a 7.20 departure tomorrow as we head off to Salzburg where we do the Sound of Music tour. Something Kellie and I are really looking forward to. Yes, Venice is a little ...
... up in the box next to the stage. (The cheap seats) I really should have done my research on Carmen, for some reason I thought it was similar to west side story but oh la la it was way raunchier than that. According to the program it was caused outrage in Paris in 1893, when it first premiered. It was considered to vulgar, which of course led to its rise in popularity. The subject matter centres around smugglers and ladies if the night which is quite raunchy for 1893. The rendition ...
... said we had a 45 minute walk ahead of us to make it to Saint Marcos square. The weather was absolutely perfect in Venice, not too warm or too cold... It was probably around 24 degrees (none of us could believe how lucky we were for the weather we had considering it is now the end of October) which was basically perfect for all four of us.
When we walked off the train platform and got to the main road, Venice is everything the movies show you... Busy streets, street ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Palazzo La Scala Venice
A lovely place to stay
We stayed here over Easter this year. The room we although not enormous was more than adequate. You only need somewhere to sleep! The staff were, without exception, extremely friendly and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast. Everywhere was spotlessly clean and tidy. It is situated in an ideal location for sightseeing.
Quiet, clean, though a little tight
We stayed at this hotel in March 04. We arrived very late at night, it was a little hard to find as one would not expect the entrance to the hotel fronting a street that is less than 2m wide. The double room (204)which was on the second floor fronting the street was very tight but it was clean, no bed bugs! The bathroom was quite large in comparison to the room. The buffet breakfast from 8am was not 4 star.
As this was our first trip to Venice and it was for a special occasion, the hotel was not a memorable element. The location is quite convenient along the San Marco-Rialto axis, but next time I would chose something closer to the water!
A very special place
We stayed in the La Scala in Feb 2003. There had been a mix up re booking and we were installed elsewhere for our 1st night ( 5 star Hotel nearby and V good), taken there and back and put into a suite of rooms as an apology for the disruption. Our suite was beautiful, newly done and spotlessly clean. Decor: Venetian with a modern slant; a small hotel but one we felt had a special intimacy. Our rooms weren't tiny.
They were spacious. There were no bugs and the steel mirrored elevator was a delight. Every floor was designed with a different colour scheme.
We plan to return there this Christmas if we can.
I was very pleasantly surprized by this hotel especially after reading the review sent on 7 July 2003. The rooms are small and perhaps more room for suitcases would be useful; however everything was spotlessly clean and the bathroom was very complete-lots of towels and so forth.
The receptionists and other employees were very helpful and friendly.
The hotel is ideally located.
Not really a hotel
This is not so much a hotel as someones house remade into tiny little rooms for vacationers. Dont be fooled by the four stars on the stationary. The room we had was so small we couldnt find anywhere to put our bags. We were also attacked by some sort of bug that lived in the sheets. The last two nights we had to spray bug repelent on us to be able to sleep. It was however cheap and close to everything. It also had airconditioning and a bulit in radio they were very proud of and a nice breakfast.