Travel Blogs from Venice
There's a reason artists and photographers have been traveling to Venice for centuries, it is uniquely beautiful. Early Renaissance architecture clustered onto tiny wisps of land, laced with canals criss-crossed by hundreds of little bridges. No cars. In fact, wheeled vehicles of any sort, from wheelchairs to luggage, were a handicap. The lanes are …
... They will be great hosts for our trip.
We met Cruise Director Paul Carter and Shore Excursions Manager Jenny Worwood who both provided the warm welcome and the trip details we’ve all been curious about. They are setting the example for the kind of service the ship crew will be providing, exceptional!
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I know, that’s not MSU Denver red or blue, but orange ...
... through the narrow river and relaxing on the boat's deck, we were served snacks of pizza with anchovies, chips, pastry, juice and and spritz. The boat finally entered Mantua via Mantua lake with a fantastic view of the city and the San Giorgio castle. After the boat docked, we had time to visit the old town and Piazza Sordello. My husband and I checked out the hotel where we'll be staying after we check out of Vita ...
... language barrier here, but we managed. They did bring us fresh bruscetta. I had pasta with porcini mushrooms and grilled vegetables on the side, mmmm. Tasted like forest floor. Which in that case of mushrooms is a good thing. It felt much more relaxing to go out to eat with just a small group of people rather than 13. Then back "home" for a wine nightcap in the common room in the basement to bid farewell to a few who are heading off tomorrow.
... br> of Venice. We caught the ferry out to the first island which is the
glassblowing island. When we got there we walked to one of the many
glassblowing factories. We spent about 15 minutes watching some people
making some coloured class cups. We then walked around some of the shops
that sold mostly glass decorations and objects. We bought some
sandwiches and caught a boat to the second island. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Concordia Venice
A splurge, but definitely worth it for our first trip to Venice. Great location off St. Mark's Square made it easy to locate. The staff was exceptionally accommodating and friendly. The room was a decent size with lovely furnishings and the bathroom was modern and very well appointed, including jacuzzi tub. The breakfast buffet was included with our room and was very nice. The hotel staff was able to recommend very good restaurants for us.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Concordia Venice
Great family room and private terrace!!!!!
We stayed in the family room with our two kids. What a great location with an incredible view of the Basillica. It has a private terrace with a nice table that seats 6 people with an unbelievable view of the Church. I highly recommend this hotel, especially if you are traveling with kids and ask for the family room with the private terrace!!
Great family room
We stayed at the Concordia in January of 2003. The location is super - right off St. Marks Square. We are 2 adults and 3 kids and they had the most amazing family room. It was a duplex, with a king bed and bathroom downstairs and an upstairs "attic" with 3 twin beds. The room also had a terrace that overlooked the bell tower on the square. We paid 320 Euros a night, which included breakfast for 5 and tax. I thought that was very reasonable, especially for Venice, which seems to be a very expensive city. I read the negative comments that other people wrote, but I felt that the breakfast was just fine and the people who worked there weren't pushy. I totally recommend this hotel to anyone - especially if you are traveling with kids!
A great place to stay.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Concordia. The rooms were beautiful and the location is ideal. The staff was very good, with the desk clerks being especially helpful. I would definitely stay there again.
Concordia wonderful hotel
I spent seven days at the Hotel Concordia. Everyone at the hotel was very helpful and considerate. I had been injured by a water taxi and the hotel staff went out of their way to be of service. The hotel is beautiful and it is located on Saint Mark's square. Very convient to all the sights.I highly recommend this hotel.
Just came back from 3 nights there. Excellent hotel. reasonible prices for venice. nothing was to much trouble for the staff. Proberbly the best location in Venice, would stay there again.
Concordia is a nice place
We stayed at the Concordia for our first night in Venice. I thought this was a fine hotel. I loved the decour in my room. The room was clean. The Concergie was friendly and knowledgable. No Internet. I'd stay here again.
Contrary to the previous two reviews, we did get a complimentary drink and 'nibblies'. Of course you are offered the 'free' trip to Murano glassworks and the walking tour of Venice. But you don't have to go, you can say no. As it was, we did go to Murano, watched some fabulous glass-blowing, were shown the showroom, but didn't buy anything. We also didn't take the walking tour as it was too expensive for us. And lets face it, Venice is easy to walk around. We did however, get them to organise a Gondola ride as it was the same price as others we had enquired about. Our room was lovely and even though it overlooked the back alley, was quiet as the windows were double-glazed. The location is great; near Piazza St Marco, St Mark's Basilica, the jetty etc etc. I've stayed in worse places for the same money.
I found this place on the Internet, last minute as we decided to go to Venice on a whim for 1 night while my wife and I were in Florence.