Hotel Alle Guglie
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Video Girl woke in the middle of the night and discovered the Air Traffic Controllers strike had been called off. Battery Boy couldn't work out how so many Air Traffic Controllers ended up in their bed, even Javier was sleeping on the floor. They got up at 6:00 a.m., had a quick breakfast and then waited for the taxi who arrived as requested at 7:00 a.m. They arrived at the airport earlier than planned as the traffic was still very ...
... seats up front. I got the seat in the very front. It was chilly, but the view was amazing. When we got off the bus, we walked in the piazza and the lights were beautiful at night. And to set the scene, there was even music playing at three restaurants. The. One of the three ensembles started playing my favorite orchestra song, The Phantom of the Opera. When we went home, we went to sleep right away. Venice is really beautiful. Ciao! - ...
... the last half of the trip we flew across the Italian Alps at a height which allowed great views of the countryside below, and the site of Venice which the gods be praised was on my side of the plan was only spoiled by the glare of the rising sun. The countryside and the area around Venice was covered in snow - white as far as the eye could see.
Caught the bus into Venice and hopped on the number 1 ferry which would take me up the Grand Canal passed Rialto ...
... which is definitely the way to explore Venice, there are so many streets and alley ways that if you try to go the right way you will spend more time looking at your map then the sights. The good thing about these streets and with so many steps is that there are no cars or bikes moving around, but then again there are thousands upon thousands of tourists walking around that it might be safer with cars.
Day 66: Today was similar to yesterday, ...
... of world. The colors of the water are a clear light greenish blueish and you are passing by the neighborhoods of Venice such as San Marco, San Polo, Santa Croce, and Cannaregio. Pictures can only capture so much the feeling of this city on water.
We then returned back to our hotel to go out to dinner. I was getting nervous because today was our last day in Venice and tomorrow we were going to Florence. Which meant I was finally going to see Niccolo. I barely slept that night....
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Pets allowed
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 !!
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.