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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Alex Venice
our room the first two nights was small but not uncomfortable. everything is very clean, great hot water and water pressure, and a filling breakfast to boot. i would definitely recommend to other budget travelers.
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... who insisted on talking in a loud manner as a means of communication. The language I recognised as German so we either had the Dusseldorf school for the hard of hearing in the next cabin or, as I suspected, a couple of young German’s who were excited at the prospect that the next few days had in store. One of the ladies we learned was called Heidi. I hope she introduces herself to me even if it is only so I can say ‘Heidi, Hi!!!’
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The best of times
We decided to walk to the train station "the long way", through areas we hadn't explored before. It wasn't quite aimless wandering, but as we had plenty of time, we could stroll at our leisure. Partway through we sat on a bench in the shade in the Campo San Margherita eating gelato and watching the people go ...
... with a single extended handle. Not the most efficient way to transport my stuff. It’s just under a mile to the train station, though, so I had no problem getting there. Crossing the Arno River, I had to take a picture because the water was chocolate brown—I don’t think I had seen it that color before! At the train station I found the place where you can store your luggage before your train is scheduled to arrive—I had a couple hours before my ...
... up leaving straight away, even though there was a sign saying free entrance, dealing with that lady wasn't worth it. We kept on wandering and came across the steps of another church. We sat down and just watched the many boats and gondolas passing by. It is unbelievably busy in the Grand Canal. It's such an interesting and wonderful place to just sit down and relax. We popped back into our hotel afterwards and freshened ...
... challenging due to all the waterways and the need to find bridges to cross but I think its a great way to see the place and experience the Venetian way.
On the way we crossed over numerous bridges including one over the Grand Canal on which people have placed "love locks", padlocks with their names written on them. We didn't realise just how many there were until the return journey as the bridge was very crowded on the way over. There were ...