Hotel Alle Guglie
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I haven't been able to connect my ipod to a wifi for a few days. I do have a few entries to email. Will send them through and attach to blog hopefully today sometime, otherwise tomorrow.
I can't beleive we are actually on the other side of the world! It still hasn't quite set in yet.
Venice - 28th -30th May 2012 We got the train to Venice from Verona which took just over an hour. We were lucky to find accommodation on the main island of Venice so didn't have to figure out the boat taxis. We had a fresh fruit markets just outside our hotel which was so good to get some nice fresh fruit everyday. We decided to do a Gondola ride …
... this hotel was ok – clean and pretty quiet. Very helpful staff. And the proximity to the train station was very handy.
After chilling out for a bit we head down the shopping alleys and bought up a storm! There is some really beautiful jewellery, shoes, souvenirs etc in Venice. Got some great stuff, and some gifts for some of you who will love me a lot when you get it J. One thing we made sure not to get though was ...
... book but the words were swimming around and I just could not focus!!! Jet lag was kicking in!!!!!
Tomorrow we have a tour of the Venetian islands in the afternoon - and a tour of St Mark's Basilica in the morning. We shall wander around in the morning too before our tour, (hopefully not getting too lost) and really "take in" this lovely city. Some people had told me that Venice was very smelly - perhaps it is in the height of summer, but I can't say I noticed any strong smells ...
... Canal. We both stopped. I got chills; my friend got some excellent photos.
This is what the big deal is about.
Blue-tarp covered gondolas knocked against each other gently, pushed together by the gentle lapping of the waters of the Grand Canal. Pigeons flapped and dive-bombed - like Messerschmidts, we decided, and declared the Third World War against them; seagulls cried plaintively and I was struck with feelings for a home that ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Alle Guglie Venice
Nice location nice staff
Stayed here for 4 nights...excellent location and staff were very nice and helpful. Room was clean and excellent value for the money. If you want all the trappings of more luxurious hotels pay more money !! I can make do without TV remotes (especially when my Italian can appreciate the football channels but little else) and if you want a slap up breakfast stay at home !!
This hotel was in the thick of things without being noisy. Vaporetto just round the corner, excellent fruit stalls in the market outside, Internet Cafe 3 doors away and more restaurants and shops than you can shake a stick at !!
Enjoyed it very much - recommended - good value !!
Not sure about this one.
First the positive stuff -
It's in a good place near the top of Strada Nova,
It's close to what looks like the only bar open after 10PM,
There are some good restaurants nearby,
If you are on a budget the local 'Brek' food place is just over the Ponte Guglie (good food for the price),
There is an excellent coffee bar just over the bridge as well,
The revamped rooms look nice.
Now the negative stuff -
When we arrived the hotel thought we were staying for one night. We told them it was two. This seemed to confuse them and we were led to a room upstairs (up the stairs just before you go in reception). This room was RUBBISH. It was grim (lit by one 40 watt bulb I think) and dirty. We complained and were put in the nice room at the front. The decor was nice and it was clean. No proper shower - just a hand held thing and there was a tiny hole in the sink! Expect to be woken up by the market. For the next night we had to move to a room at the back - which was much the same but smaller. Couldn't find a remote for the tv in any of the rooms we were put in! Breakfast was 'adequate' at best. If I went back I'd try somewhere else.
We recently stayed at this hotel in late June 2004. First glance, the hotel seemed a bit below average, our room was dark (with dark blue wallpaper and decoration) and gloomy. The beds (2 singles pushed together to make a double) were sagging and lumpy. But the view of the courtyard from the 2 windows were charming! We immediately became friends with the house cat who was sunning beneath our window and who seemed very attached to our room! The staff at the hotel was nice and friendly. Breakfast for 2 was very minimal: a small bag of pre-made toast, some rolls, 2 pieces of butter, 3 little jams, and coffee or tea. The best thing we like about this hotel was the location! Right outside the hotel was the market, fun & bustling all day long! Shops and restaurants were also just steps away from the hotel. Two vaporetto stops sandwiched the hotel nicely - the Guglie stop and the San Marcuolo stop - so it was very convenient to get around Venice from there! Great location aside, our bathroom smelled like "sewage" the entire time we were there! Most unsettling! Well, at least the non-luxurious aspect of the room kept us outside all day long! A good thing when you travel to new places!
We stayed for my birthday 19th March. We found the hotel easily and it was very central. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was a little small but very clean. The resident cat liked to use our room as a throughfare to his favourite sun bathing place on the roof outside, although this was never a problem - the staff were more upset about this than we were.
All in all we really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to anyone.