Travel Blogs from Venice
... to go down. And when you are wrong you then get to go all the way back to where you began and start again. It is rather like an Alice in Wonderland experience. A common sight here is a gaggle of perplexed looking tourists peering hopefully at a map, having an extended conversation with each other or with a helpful Venetian. Gondoliers, who are often standing around waiting for rich tourists, often look less than excited ...
... sunny at around 75 degrees. At around 5 o clock we started to make our way back to the hostels office so that we could meet the guy who would be taking us to our room. We ended up waiting almost an hour and a half for the guy to get there, and when he finally did get there he ended up being an American who was just working for the hostel for a few months on his travels throughout Europe. The apartment we would be staying at for the one night that we were to be in Venice ...
... are rustic and there is an emphasis on the antique look, from the trinquets in the shops to the buildings themselves.
Obviously water dominates, though there are squares (called campos) and bridges everywhere, so one can reach most of Venice on foot. The main canal is "funnily enough" the main thoroughfare. Anyway, no ...
... to see the markets, stopping to look at restaurant menus all the way. It has become a habit of mine to stop at pretty much every restaurant to look at their menu, regardless of whether we’re eating out or not. This means we generally find some good deals and also allows me to live vicariously when we find an expensive but delicious sounding Michelin star restaurant, of which there are a few in Venice. It wasn’t as foggy as yesterday when we headed out. We walked ...
... train drove through several mountains which was neat. We saw historical villages and grape fields in this nation of history. What topped everything off is when Myron discovered the seats in the cabin could turn into a bed and he could take a nap. LOL. We made it to our second stop in Verona Porta Nuova and after sitting there for an hour after our train should have been there we overheard a couple travelers say that italy train station workers went ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Florida Venice
Very good location near Piazza do Roma and Railway station. Close to Grand Canal and many restaurants.
Very good young man on reception who was very helpful and had good English. And who seemed to be there 24/7. When does he sleep?
Room clean and quiet. Good air conditioning. We booked the hotel so got a good rate for Venice.
I rate this hotel 4 Star for location.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Florida Venice
This hotel is pretty centrally located. It's near a taxi (boat) stand, and the train station, and it's at the crossroad of all the shopping streets. But to access it, you'll have to walk down a pretty dingy stinky alley (if you've been in Italy long enough though, you'll be used to this). The room itself is fairly small, but it's bearable.
Great location, but hotel is so-so
WE reserved a quad room with bath, but they gave us 2 doubles, one without bath. Bed sagged in middle and pillows were rock hard. However, location can't be beat. Just steps from Grand Canal, Vaporetta stop, and Train Station. Don't walk from Piazzale Roma with bags - many bridges to cross.
I consider the Florida to be excellent value for money, pleasantly situated close to all the access routes. The service I have always found to be courteous and efficient, and have always enjoyed my visits. In Venice I feel it represents excellent value for money. This hotel served our needs quite well. It was very near the train station and very convienient for canal travelling. I would reccomend it to any one who is not looking for 4 star accomodations. Great basic lodging!
Had booked a double room via their Web site on internet and got confirmation by email.
On arrival at nearly midnight, we were told that our room had been sold so we couldn't stay there.
As you can imagine we were totally baffled by the news and angry. As we didn't know Venice at all we asked if they could at least somewhere else to stay. The receptionist was very off-hand and rude and unhelpful.
Eventually we walked out and found a hotel just around the corner and luckily they had a last room available for us so we stayed there for 4 nights and had a lovely time. The hotel name is Universo Nord and we recommend it. It is a 3-star and in the same price range as the Florida that is only a 2-star.