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... route to our hotel. Bob felt a bit like Daniel Craig (or even Sean Connery!) as we sped between the airport and Venice proper. At ant moment we expected "M" to turn up (or even John Cleese!). It was surreal (as was trying to put together enough Euros for the trip!). After we settled in to our lovely room overlooking the main canal - we went downstairs and had a glass of wine and a Birra Venezia outside our hotel, watching people and soaking up - Venice -Wow !!!!!! ...
... definitely finding Brittany’s suitcase but also getting a more comfortable room. While the accommodations at Hotel Ai Do Mori were wonderful, it was literally a room with a double bed and no room for our suitcases. Our stateroom on the cruise ship had a lovely, large window, two separate beds that were pretty comfortable, a sofa, a desk and a larger bathroom, which was nice. It was really comforting to be able to unpack a little and make ourselves more at ...
... through the church saying No Photography, and it was very disappointing how many people ignored them and snapped away, some even using flash. Also, people here in Europe don't have the same regard for queues as we are used to. They push and barge in and shove. There was one spare seat on the vaporetto this morning, near the window and I asked the two middle aged local women if I could sit there. What a performance of eye rolling and sighing as I ...
... happens daily and scared us for a few weeks! We had packed a little picnic with fruit and sandwiches and enjoyed the nice weather and soaked in some sun. Definitely planning on going back up there before I leave.
Jamie and Carly arrived last Monday and are currently on their way bay to Wisconsin just now. I had the most amazing time with them and it was the best feeling to have a piece of home with me. They were in Rome for a few days before we set off for ...
... uneven floor it felt like we were sea sick. We then headed off. We had decided that we didn't want to visit museums but rather get the vaperatto (water bus) somewhere and see if we could make make our way back. We got off at Saint Elena and had a slow walk back towards San Marco square. Most places were closed for winter, but we had a lovely walk, enjoying looking at the buildings and people's washing. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Dona Palace Venice
Not cheap, but worth every penny...
Hotel Dona Palace promised us a great room and view and they delivered. This hotel is in a great location and offers a view of the Bridge of Sighs from certain rooms. The amenities are top of the line and the staff was super friendly. The hotel also offers a 20% discount at 4 different resturaunts, which saved us 20 or more euros at meal time. I would only reccommend one of the resturaunts, however : Grotta Pizza (outside take a right and it's in front of you on the left). The have more than just pizza and was the only resturaunt that had locals eating inside, which is a good sign. The food was good at Grotta - the other three were, in my opinion, terrible and tourist traps.
You won't be disappointed if you stay at Hotel Dona. We stayed in the jr suite and felt we got what we paid for (FOR VENICE).
Wonderful hotel- friendly people, perfect location, great breakfast. The room was beautiful, spacious, and very clean with modern ammenities (flast screen TV, etc). I would highly recomend this hotel.
Three stars but large rooms
A bit difficult to find through the madness of the piazza San Marco. If you have to stay in the area and are lookiong for 3 star accommodations, this is a great place.
the concierge was very helpful with everything. If you are taking a private water taxi from the train station, please try to arrange with the hotel. The guys on the waterfront will rip you off and not drop you off at the hotel's private landing and instead take you to the Piazza San Marco where you will encounter hordes of people that you cannot get by with your luggage.
Do not eat at the restaurants near the hotel or those recommended by the hotel we paid $70 for 3 plates of mediocre spaghetti with very poor service. I highly recommend La casina for dinner at the Westin Hotel. Wonderful service, spectacular food and great views...magical.
Perfect for a couple nights
We wouldn't have found this hotel very easily if we hadn't spotted the sign sticking out perpendicular to the building. It's down a little street just off St Marks Square, so it is as central as you can be in Venice. Our room was spacious, with marvellous air-con and we had a balcony over looking the gondolas. The main showerhead in the bathroom didn't have any water pressure so we used the the shower attached to the bath taps. Breakfast is served in a Beautiful Room - but I must say I was really put off when I saw flies crawling all over the fruit (why wasn't it covered?) Also another thing that put me off was we had paid for Room incl Breakfast and on the tables there were cards showing the charge for the juices and cooked breakfasts. €4 for an orange juice! To end on a positive note, they were friendly and the place was convenient, clean and a bit of a treat for our one night in Venice.
This hotel is a real gem. The room and the bathroom was spacious and very stylish. Breakfast was excellent (worth 20 euro ea.) and the location was as good as it gets. Staff were friendly and helpful. I will stay here for sure next time around.
Great place, great value
Beautiful large quiet room with high-speed Internet access. Great breakfast included in the reasonable rate. VERY close to everything. Wonderful staff. We'd go back again anytime.