Travel Blogs from Venice
... a blown glass shop as they are well known for it in venice and I got myself a lovely shot glass for the collection. Then we moved on to find a little pastry place, so we both grabbed something that looked good but we had no idea what they were. We had been hassled a few times to go on a gondola and the thrifty Bianca side was coming through, I just couldn't part with 80-100 euros! But then this nice little chappy who had seen us walk past already ...
... we dropped everything and waited for David and Blaze to find the camera. We went to go drop off our luggage to our less sketchy hotel, and it was only a little less sketchy then the other one. I had to carry all my luggage up the stairs, like the first day in Rome, and when I got up to the flight I THOUGHT I was gonna stay in, Blaze said someone needed to room with Hannah, so I decided to go with her. We had to go up two ...
... and had our little lunch enjoying the beautiful sunshine and the view, how relaxing.
We enjoyed our pass on the vaporetto to head back to our place to relax for awhile before a dinner at a local pizza place. We then finished the day having wine and cappuccino on the San Marco Square one more time. Expensive yes but also very relaxing and enjoyable. It is expensive at the cafe's on the square it is lovely just sitting there listening to the music and watching the people with ...
... for tomorrow or Wednesday.
After about 3 hours I decided it was time to sit and eat. Took me another hour to choose a restaurant and I tucked into a 'tourist' meal of fresh vegetable soup followed by chicken escalope with tomato sauce, chips and green salad, All washed down with half a litre of Prosecco of course. Total cost was 28 Euros including tip. Luckily I decided to ask for directions back to the pick up point before i ...
... night train to Vienna, Austria. Overall, Venice is a beautiful city worthy of a visit but I wouldn't be back in this city anytime soon. Too small of an area to roam around on budget, Venice might be a nice place when I have more spare cash at hand to indulge in certain luxury that Venice do offer. Perhaps in the future, I will be back again to properly live in style and ...
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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.