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Travel Blogs from Venice
What a start to the day - it's four in the morning and time to get up get out that lazy bed so we can swim to the airport. It is still persistently raining and the Ark has just gone past on its way to the Forth.
Park and ride was more like park and swim but one has to say our Scottish neighbours seem to use airports in a fairly civilised …
So after cruising the seas we depart the Splendour on our return to Venice. We saw a number of our table mates over breakfast and then went our merry ways, ours was back to the Arlecchino and a day to break records.
We dropped off our bags (the blonde and the brunette were not happy) and departed for another wander around the streets of …
... hotel. We thought this was a bit odd. After the world’s longest check in (45 minutes), we were soon going up to our room. When we reached our room, we understood why they didn’t have a reception desk.
Most hotels in Venice don’t have elevators, ours was like most of them. Luckily we only had 2 flights of steps to carry our bag up to. The room was a big improvement on our Paris accommodation and the ...
... many twisty streets. I could not follow the hotel’s map, because the street and canal names were too small. I tried to follow it, but I just started to see the signs pointing in the direction we wanted to go. Sometimes I made a guess and hoped it would be right. I have a good sense of direction, so I was never too far off of the path. Most times, another sign would appear and we would make a correction.
We had a Rick ...
... and Gemma and I also ordered our cafe coretto (?) shots. *See pictures attached to see how much I enjoyed it* The hot chocolates were really nice. Italy does the best hot chocolates so far!! After our drinks we headed back to the square to meet with everyone for the optional gondola ride. Sadly I did not choose this option. We had to pay for all of the optional extras on about the third day of the trip. And looking at them altogether it totaled about $800, so I tried ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Arlecchino Hotel Venice
Stay away from this hotel, we arrived late (23.15) but i did not see this as a problem as i had paid for the hotel in full, unfortunately this was a problem as they were fully booked, they sent us to a hotel the other side of the city with no directions, when i questioned the receptionist for further info he told me it wasn't his problem. It was a bad start to a lovely weekend as Venice is an amazing city. I would not advise any one to stay at this hotel though as it's location is poor right opposite the main transport hub, not romantic.
I took myself off to Venice for a birthday treat and stayed at this hotel. First up, location was great. I took a taxi from Marco Polo Airport and was dropped off at the far end of Piazalle Roma, almost right outside the hotel (apart from crossing a canal!) no onward journey by water taxi for me at 22.00, I was pleased to discover. It's not too near any of the main sights, but Venice is so small, it was exciting discovering the city en route to places like the Rialto and Piazza San Marco. I URGE you to get off the main tourist route and find your own way around the place.
I stayed in this hotel a few days before Christmas, and despite the friendly staff, was generally disappointed. My room was extremely small. There was a full sized bed (not even queen sized) and floor space about 10 inches wide around it. I wasn't even able to place my bag on the floor. Probably as a consequence, the lower portions of the walls were quite scuffed up and dirty from what I'm guessing was people's shoes trying to move about it the cramped space. Also, I was placed on the top floor, which has a low slanting roof. It was impossible to stand in the bathtub or take a shower. I can't figure out why they even bothered installing the handheld showerhead. I'm still not sure what the musty smell was either and I kept worrying about hitting my head on the lightbulb while brushing my teeth. And to complain just a bit more, the bed was extremely soft. Some people may like this, but I prefer a bed that is firm enough to keep my back from arching. Finally, the TV only worked when it felt like it, but that wasn't a big deal, since the view from the small terrace was quite nice even late at night.
Myself and my boyfriend had our first overseas trip together on 10th December for a long weekend in Venice, it was fantastic!
Was there in November 2004. The hotel is located right on the edge of the city within eyesight of the bus terminal and within a walking distance of the train terminal. Its right on the corner of the Piazzle Roma. This made for extreme ease of finding it and physically getting to it.
My experience did not match the negative review at all...
We have just arrived home after 5 weeks in Europe and stayed at the Hotel Arlecchino for 3 nights. I have just read the previous review and do not agree. We booked and paid at least 3 months beforehand and had no problem with our reservation.
Do not stay at this hotel ...warning!
Made res. two mounths ahead of time. arrived two hours ahead of time. payed ahead of time. This was to be the trip of a life time. Oh NO we get there and they said they were full and had to move us down the street to a hole in the wall broom closet with no AC and the view of a wall out the window. asked them why? no speak english now.... prago.. we pray you go americono. we got screwed. $400.00... it was so hot we left the next day. the food for breakfast was the worst food we had the hole time in Italy. the service was hored. the people were hored. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS Hotel. Hotell Arlecchino and Hotel Olimpia Are the same........if your American you will be screwed.............. STAY AWAY.............
After a 20 hour plane ride from Alaska, we finally made it to Hotel Arlecchino. At first, there was a mixup of the room and there was not a twin room available. I was traveling with my very tall 21 yr old son and we needed our space. But the hotel gave us a delightful room with a double bed and a real twin! The decor in the room was faux old-venetian and very tasteful. The heater was great and I loved the heated towel rack too. But the best was yet to come.