Travel Blogs from Venice
... get to :) It was just so beautiful on the canals. They twisted and turned in a little maze with cute little bridges everywhere. Tonight we had a Venician Mask Party! Everyone hid their identity and dressed up. It was an amazing night full of cocktail buckets and lots of dancing! After all the dancing I met two French guys and we ended up chatting for a few hours. They taught me some French ...
... awe. I lucked out with a hostel situated right on the grand canal and only 5 min from the train station. Wow is all I can say, this is absolutely incredible.
November 22nd 2012
So it is officially my first full day in Venezia and I find myself at one of the farthest corners of the island. With the ocean to one side and a beautiful park full of greenery behind me, I am loving life. No tourists to be seen, only locals taking in the day during their jog or fishing ...
... had done some behind the scenes research and had found a sneaky little way to skip the whole line. We had to walk to a nearby bag check and get out tickets there. We showed them to the people guarding the basilica and they let us in right away. Yay!!
Inside the building it's overwhelming. Gold covers the ceiling in realistic paintings made of mosaics. Imagine covering a football field with dimes; that's how the ceiling mosaic was created. The story of ...
... of America in Italy. Our room has ESPN and Grant finds a football game. First thing we do is take a swim on the rooftop pool that looks out over Venice. Almost worth the $$$$ . The pool is full of people talking english in rich american accents We miss the privacy of our own language.
We take the Hilton shuttle boat to the other side. Anne finds a dockside restaurant that our now good friend Rick Steves has suggested. It's full so it must ...
... from the bridge. After the tour we were on our own for a couple of hours to explore Venice. The group I was with had no particular plan so we walked around and window shopped. We met back at San Marco square for a tour of San Marco Basilica. The next hour was one I will NEVER forget. Helen, the manager for the Villa, has established quite a few relationships over the years of running this program. On Friday evening our group was given a private tour of ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Becher Venice
My daugher Jenny and I couldn't have been treated better. The concierge's were so helpful, always taking their time to explain directions. Whether it was shopping or sightseeing they would bring out a map and all their advice made our holiday so much easier. Our room was lovely, overlooking the canal and at night we would fall asleep with the sounds of gondolas floating by under the window. We were central to everything and it was a quick and easy ( and beautiful) walk to wherever we wanted to go. I can't imagine why anyone would stay on the mainland. I will miss the great breakfast that helped me start my day and the greetings and smiles whenever we passed the front desk. I am already planning a return trip next year and I would never stay anywhere else. Thank you so much for everything that made our trip so special. Ann
Lovely hotel in the centre of Venice
This hotel is ideally situated for the main attractions of Venice. It is small, spotless and very quiet. The staff are exceptionally pleasant and keen to help in any way they can. Venice is a beautiful city and this hotel was excellent for our first trip. I would certainly recommend it without reservation.
We have just returned from a wonderful 3 night midweek break in Venice. The hotel has only recently opened and is beautifully decorated and furnished. Our room was small and spotlessly clean with large en-suite wetroom. Paolo and Anna, the owners, were extremely friendly and helpful as were the other members of staff we met. The breakfast room on the ground floor (there is one on each floor) was rather small but the same can't be said for the breakfast! There were cereals, yogurts, fruit, croissants, rolls, cheese and cold meats, and lashings of delicious italian coffee of course! The hotel is very conveniently located, about 3 minutes walk from St Marks square and I would recommend it highly to anyone. Take lots of money if you want to indulge yourself on a holiday in Venice. The shops are opulent and outlandish. It can be done on a budget as long as you don't want to buy anything. We walked (a lot!) and hunted out the less expensive restaurants. If like us you can't afford to hire a gondola you can cross the grand canal on one for 50c near the Rialto.
Great Little Hotel
My husband, myself and our Dutch friends stayed at the Hotel Becher for 5 days. The hotel is in a great location, a short stroll from Piazza San Marco - in fact we walked all over Venice. The reception staff were friendly and helpful. Our room overlooking the canal was lovely, as was the spacious bathroom. The hotel was very clean. The breakfast was adequate, although the room in which breakfast was served was small. I would thoroughly recommend this hotel for a short stay in Venice.
Großartiges kleines Hotel
Mein Mann, ich und unsere holländischen Freunde verbrachten 5 Tage im Hotel Becher. Das hotel ist perfekt gelegen, nur einen kurzen Spaziergang vom Markusplatz entfernt - tatsächlich sind wir überall in Venedig hingelaufen. Das rezeptionsperssonal war freundlich und hilfsbereit. Unser Zimmer mit Blick auf den kanal war richtig schön, wie auch das Bad, in dem es jede Menge Platz gab. Das Hotel war sehr sauber. Das Frühstück war in Ordnung, wenn auch das Frühstückszimmer etwas klein war. Ich kann dieses Hotel durch und durch für einen Kurzurlaub in Venedig empfehlen.
A hidden jewel in the heart of Venice
This Hotel is really beautiful inside. It is right in the heart of Venice, with St Marc's Square about 3 minutes away on foot (allowing for shoppers) and the Accademia bridge and the Rialto bridge each about 10 minutes away (in different directions). Our room was small but beautifully appointed and the public rooms were a symphony of marble. The hotel has it's own landing for Gondolas and Water Taxis. The owners are very welcoming and speak excellent german and very good english (as well as Italian, obviously). All in all, it was a pleasure to stay with them. We'd definitely go again.
A TREASURE IN THE HEARTH OF VENICE
The Hotel Becher is a real treasure in the hearth of Venice. It is just facing the Fenice Theatre and about 5 minutes walking form St Markus Place. The hospitality given is excellent, the room are gorgous with venetian style forniture, and also breakfast was very good. Can just suggest to go over to this hotel, it will be a real surprise for the money !
Venedig und das Hotel Becher sehen und wiederkommen
Etwas Besonderes zu unserem 30. Hochzeitstag das war Venedig und das Hotel Becher.
Hier stimmte alles.
Die Leitung des Hotels ist unaufdringlich freundlich, sehr kompetent und geht ganz inviduell auf die Wünsche der Gäste ein. Wir fühlen uns herzlich Willkommen und umsorgt. Da es ein kleines aber feines Hotel ist, ist der Gast kein anonymes Wesen. Selbst das Frühstück war prima, so in bella Italia nicht erwartet.
Wir können nur herzlich Dank sagen für den schönen Aufenthalt.
Irgendwann kehren wir dort wieder ein und wünschen dem Hotel und allen dort Beschäftigten alles Gute.
Auf ein Wiedersehen
Gisela und Günther Patzelt
Ottimo hotel a due passi da san marco
Siamo stati 3 giorni presso questo ,hotel molto carino, siamo arrivati con il motoscafo ed attraccato sul loro pontile privato , era tutto un via vai di gondole , la camera era molto bella pulita e nuova perche mi dicevano che hanno aperto da poco , il servizio alla reception e ottimo, l hotel si trova a poca distanza da san marco .Consiglio vivamente questo hotel di 3 stelle che secondo noi puo essere tranquillamente paragonato ad un 4 stelle