BEST WESTERN Bisanzio
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... along this canal, passing under bridges where people are taking photos of us, as we have done of others. It is a smooth and slow ride, as we meander through the canals with the gondoliers conversing in Italian with each other and pointing out the occasional sight of interest. The ride seems almost like one that you would take at an amusement park, except for the sights, sounds and smells that remind us that we ...
Today we took the Vaporetto near St. Marks Square. I think it's very cool that there are no cars or mopeds in the streets of Venice. It's crazy to think that boats and walking are the only ways of getting around in Venice. The ambulances are even boats that race through the canals. We accidentally took the wrong boat and had to get onto another to get near St. Marks Square. ...
... she went. Venice was gorgeous, I loved how the canals went right up to the houses, it just seemed so strange and cool at the same time. I loved all of the gondolas and water color looked like it should be from the Caribbean. At lunch, it was silent, and I believe that was the first time the whole trip that no one was talking. We were just staring and eating, barely making any movements. It was kinda nice because everyone was so exhausted from the day and needed some peace ...
... every now and again to see the rosy glow. Perhaps this made it better, as each turn led to a new bout of amazement at how stunning it was with each passing minute.
Now we're back in our hotel, double-checking that everything's correctly packed for our morning flight to Paris. I'm excited to be going back, but at the same time know it means the end of the vacation part of our trip for several months to come.
... few locals as Italians are predominantly Catholic; finally Hughy senses a win for the Protestants. Unfortunately, as is Italians want, you can only access the cemetery as part of a guided tour, so we did not get to see it as we were once again getting sick of placing our hand in our wallet every 5 minutes. We did, however, part with €12 to take a lift (stairs no longer in operation) to the top of the tower, and the views of Venice were spectacular. Usually when we climb a tower ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN Bisanzio Venice
Location, Location, Location
We had made reservations for two nights and got a confirmation. Later we added a night and didn't get one, so we stayed next door thinking they had no room, and paid twice the price for very unfriendly service.
The next day we checked into the Bisanzio, and to our surprise they wondered where we had been the night before! They could have, and rightly so, charged us for the night that we did not show up, (they showed us the email they had sent confirming the extra night), but they didn't. This was in the summer high season too. We thought that was over the top in understanding. Besides being a great hotel, the staff is very nice, friendly and helpful, not always the case in Italy after a long summer of demanding tourists. We already have reservations for 2004.
I agree. Great location, nice helpful staff, however
We chose to get a room with balcony (tiny) overlooking rooftops and buildings which were pleasant but definitley not worth spending extra for. It is very nice that they provide a FREE boat over to Murano but be prepared for the sales pitch and make sure you ask that sales person to fund your way back! They will but it won't be on a private water taxi like the one you came on unless you buy something very expensive.
Other than those two suggestions if I went back I would try the Locanda Orseola...my son stayed there and we visited their place it was lovely and alot cheaper! Vevice is like Disney World chocked full of tourists, expensive, oh so pretty and something one should do once in their life time! Have fun and 2 full days there is fine.
Stayed at the Hotel Bisanzio last week, and had a great stay. My husband and I arrived from the Rome to Venice overnight train at 9am, and they had an early check in ready for us by 11am. The location was excellent, the front desk staff were extremely helpful, and our room was charming and spotless. Plus the price was excellent for Venice.
Would definitely stay there again!
Smart, slick little hotel
Charming, professionally-run small hotel in an amazing location. Near to the action, but down a quiet little street that insures peace at the end of a tiring day of sightseeing! I was given a tiny attic room that was just enough for a single...the bathroom was quite spacious, however, and the tub a welcome and relaxing respite. Only down side was, though the air-conditioning worked just fine, it was difficult to cool off the room as much as I'd have liked because of it's top floor location and this summer's relentless sun beating down. Marco at the desk was extremely helpful with advice, answers and a much-needed American "adapter plug!"
My wife and I stayed at the Bisanzio in May of 2000 for 4 nights. The service, atmosphere, and location were fantastic. Close to everything without being in the crowds. In fact, the hotel sits back a half block from the closest major walk/water way. The room felt like Venice: elegant and inviting. The staff is friendly and helpful. Marco was great. We had a room with a balcony with views of roof tops and bell towers. We could hear the locals walking down the small alley (street) below and although we don't speak Italian, we loved hearing it while we enjoyed a bottle(s) of wonderful local wine. We plan on returning to Venice with my mother this coming winter. We are planning on staying once again at the Bisanzio. Venice for us is a city like no other that we simply love visiting. The Bisanzio is the icing on the cake once you get there.
We spent three nights here over Memorial Day weekend (Husband, nine-year-old son and I). Location was great (a few steps away from Piazza San Marco. 200 ft from the San Zaccharia ACTV stop (bus boats). They served a good breakfast, not with red KoolAid (get a clue, Seattle WA): but with Arancia Sanguinella (blood red orange juice) mmm delicious, and served all over Italy (two weeks ago I was drinking green orange juice in Haiti). It was very easy to get around Venice: yellow street names go through (white ones are dead ends). It was a simple hop from the hotel to Murano, as the San Zaccharia stop was so close to the Hotel. The hotel was quiet, though just off the Riva Schiavoni. Staff was very helpful in locating us a pharmacy. Rate was reasonable for expensive Venice , too !
Stayed here in mid-April. Location is great - so close to all the sights, yet in a quiet area. Single room is average sized. Stayed in a room on the ground floor facing a little courtyard. No a/c yet at that time. Can hear noises from other rooms. Front desk staff very friendly and helpful though. Breakfast is average - cold cuts, do not expect hot food.
This was the most spacious room we stayed at in Italy. We loved the heated towels. Very easy walk to St. Mark's square. Very helpful and accomodating staff. Just one small complaint. if you take the free tour to Murano the hotel offers; they will take you there but you will have to find your own way back.
Great Hotel, Great Staff, Great Location
Stayed here in February. Large room, well-furnished, with own terrace overlooking the canal. The location was extremely convenient - near enough to San Marco and all the main sights, but not so close that it would be noisy in the summer. Very helpful, friendly staff.
We were extremely pleased with this hotel. Great location, very near Piazza San Marco, and convenient to vaporetto stops. Set on a quiet street, just off Riva Schiavone.
Charming room -- clean, quiet, nicely furnished, and quite large for a European hotel room. En-suite bathroom with shower only (no tub), nicely decorated, includes towel warmer and hair dryer.
Multi-lingual, friendly, helpful staff.
Only downside -- they served some sort of red Kool-Aid for breakfast, no juice.
For a mid-priced hotel room, this is a great place to stay. Highly recommend.