Best Western Montecarlo
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We woke up to another beautiful sunny day. We headed downstairs and found the hotel's computer so we could check into our flights. Unfortunately, the computer was running an old version of Linux and the web browser didn't agree with the KLM website. We quickly gave up and went into the dining room to try out the included continental breakfast. The …
We were awakened by the sound of the telephone ringing. It was our butler Arnel calling to say thank you and goodbye. We thought it was odd he didn't do it in person. We had some extra tip money for him, but we never did see him again. He called about 15 minutes before our alarm was going to go off, so there was no point staying in bed. It was our …
very lovely place
Venice began on land so undesirable that even the barbarians didn't want to invade it. That is why the Venetians settled here.
The Captain told us to be on deck for the views as we arrived in Venice, and it's too bad every passenger heard that. We couldn't get to the bow, but we hung out on the starboard side top deck as we passed through the lagoon. It's a beautiful city, and our small cruise ship towered over it.
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... dead end; we walked to the end only to find water with no bridge! We weren't the only tourists doing this! The rule we devised was follow the crowds and the shops and hope for the best. eventually you will pop out into a piazza which you can then find on a map.It was fun and interesting but so time consuming. It took a long time to cover any distance. One such square we popped up in was Campo della Fenice. We were hot and hungry so had a bottle of excellent Ventian wine ...
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This hotel was located just a few streets off of St. Mark's Square with many restaurants right along the same street. The staff was all very pleasant and helpful. The included breakfast was great with many options. We enjoyed a free shuttle over to Murano Island to see a glass factory and the water taxi pick up was really easy to find when it was time to head to the airport.
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Loved the Hotel Monte Carlo
We stayed at the Best Western Monte Carlo (got a great price on Expedia). It was nicely furnished and clean room with a great hot/cold buffet breakfast. Modern bathroom..great water pressure. Rooms have been recently renovated. English speaking staff (especially Steven) was very helpful and hotel is within a 2 minute walk to San Marcos Square. Great gift shops and restaurants all around the hotel. We took public water taxi (10 euro) from Venice airport right to San Marcos and walked across plaza. Signs and local businessowners directed us to the hotel. I highly recommend it. We got it for under $100 per night which is really a bargain in Venice.
Location is very important
I agree with all of the preceding favorable comments about the hotel.
One of my original reasons for choosing this hotel was its membership in the Best Western chain which greatly simplifies the task of hotel selection for several cities when planning a long trip. My other reason was its location near a waterbus stop. Later I realized that had we not been so close to San Marco, we would have spent a lot of energy searching for the hotel each time we returned. I found the maze of streets confusing even after four days and was grateful that we could always find San Marco signs to lead us back.
My sister and I stayed at the Montecarlo for several nights in October of 2003. I have nothing but superlatives for this hotel. Location is tops...a five minute walk from the water taxi bringing you in from the airport and one minute from San Marcos Square. Our room was newly-refurbished and had an outstanding and exceptionally clean bathroom. The buffet breakfast was superb--both cold and hot choices and great coffee. The Reception Staff were humorous, welcoming, and extremely helpful with recommendations for sightseeing. The location is quiet and safe. I would definitely stay here again!
Loved the crisp sheets and great bathroom
Friendly, helpful staff. Situated very near St. Mark's Square yet on a quiet street. No noise after 9 PM except 3 minutes of church bells at midnight!. Lovely clean water for the bath. How do they do it??
We were going on a cruise from Venice and wanted to stay over one night so as to enjoy Venice for a whole day. After a long search and considiration we decided to stay at the Hotel Montecarlo. This proved to be a wise decision. The manager and staff were very freindly and helpfull from our entering the hotel until we left. They even offered us an free excersion on a boat to Murano and some sightseeing. The room and bathroom was spacious and it was nice to take a hot shower and also to relax in the bath after spending the day walking the streets of Venice. Finding the hotel was easy and it is a very short walk, even with big suitcases, from the waterbus station. the hotel is very quiet and also have luvers on the windows keeping out all noises from outside. The breakfast was very good and quite substantial for European standards. Should I visit venice again I would surely stay at this hotel again. I hope this will help other South Africans looking for accomodation in Venice.
In mid-august I spent the first night of my honey-moon in this nightmare . Room 312 is a closet almost 2 meters in width... the door bangs into the bed when opened 90 degrees... 1/3 of the headboard is missing ... cut off to accomodate this closet ... the air tasted stale...awful for asmatics... we spent the night out... When I wrote a letter (s) of concern to Best Western , Brandi Johnston their public relations person did not help and did not do her job ... on behalf of Best Western . I had to pay $230 + for this closet and no other travelor should .
We stayed at the Montecarlo for 4 nights. Location is right next to San Marco and was convenient in a lot of ways. The room was tiny and we had to plan how to fit into it. The air conditioning was quite ample (during the heat wave) and the room was very quiet. The breakfast was very ample and good.The staff were friendly but services were expensive when compared with the other hotels we stayed at. My biggest gripe was the bait and switch we received. When we checked in the desk clerk asked if we would be interested in a tour of the small canals that would also go to Murano. This sounded great so we did it. The boat went through small canals as quickly as possible and sped out to Murano. We saw two men working on a chandelier and then were ushered into the showroom where we were given a high pressure sales pitch. The purpose of the event was not to give us a tour of anything but to sell us some very expensive glassware. At the end of the tour we had to wait 30 minutes in the heat while the boatman polished is boat. He was really waiting for a full load to take back. The fact that a hotel has such an arrangement with a company and will mislead its guests was deeply offensive and cut down on our doing activities we would have wanted to be doing. It also seems like poor business practice since customers from a mid priced hotel are unlikely to buy 3000 euro chandeliers and as I and the other guest that were along led to ill will for the hotel.Because of the ethics involved we would not choose to return to the Montecarlo.
Venice is not cheap. But if you want a hotel with a reasonable price, central location, friendly staff, and clean quarters then Hotel MonteCarlo is one to consider. My wife and I just spent 2 weeks in Italy including four days at Hotel MonteCarlo in Venice and we were very pleased. Located two minutes on foot from Saint Marks Square and seven minutes on foot from the Rialto Bridge, Best Western's MonteCarlo gave us a good sized, air-conditioned room; breakfest with scrambled eggs and sausages; several friendly and helpful english speaking receptionists; on the job bell hops, and more. We found our room clean, quiet and secure. It is a good deal at 140 Euro's per night in a genuinely romantic and delighful but generally expensive city.
We stayed at this hotel in December 2002. Our two rooms on the second floor were moderate in size but in excellent condition and virtually spotless. We definitely would recommend this hotel, which has a great location near St. Marks Square.