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Me voilà à nouveau sur le blog après une deuxième semaine de visite bien remplie en terre Italienne. Premièrement, notre week-end de magazinage entre fille à Milan fût des plus agréable. Dès mon arrivée, j'ai été surprise car je m'attendais à rien d'autres qu'une métropole et à la place de ça, j'ai découvert une très belle ville. J'ai été charmé …
Dosoduro. Quartier beaucoup plus tranquille de Venise. Nous y avons rencontré un cordonnier qui ressemblait drôlement au Père Noël. Oui, oui, Éric, c'était le vrai Père Noël. Il m'a même emballé mon coffre à crayon! J'ai pris sa carte V.Ro! ;-) Nous avons passé cette journée à déambuler dans les rues de Venise, à se perdre dans les ruelles et les …
Il est toujours spéciale de remettre les pieds en terrain connu. C'est un peu comme revenir chez soi après 6 longs mois d'absence ; tu reconnais les lieux, mais plusieurs détails ont pourtant changé. Venise est toujours aussi belle et intrigante. Cette ville gigantesque semble flotter sur la lagune de la Vénétie.
Durant notre première …
... seen in Eastern Europe. Built on a swamp marsh, it does tend to smell, but you can get over that. The buildings have plenty of character as the salt water has worn away the walls over the years. It has a rich catholic history and the main cathedral is another great piece of architecture. the gondola ride wasn't as professional as i would've liked, nevertheless a tick in the box. venice at the end of the day is really expensive. You'll pay through the nose ...
... not just three. So, why are the menu prices so high? Because you are paying for all the stuff that goes into making this a fine dining restaurant: extra staff so they can do things like clear all the plates at once (which J found a bit disturbing and creepy), as well as specially designed and one-of-a-kind flatware, plates, bowls, and glassware. Seriously, the wine glasses a were designed by the restaurant owners and hand-blown just for this restaurant, and the ceramics were ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Malibran Venice
I loved this hotel. I wanted somewhere with character and I got it.
Bathroom for little people
The Malibran had a great location and was reasonably priced for Venice. The square was quaint and the restarant had a lovely open air terraca with patio heaters. The food was ok as well.
Sadly though I feel unable to recommend the hotel though. There was a lot of building work going on so in the square outside so the rooms were very noisy. However the main problem was the tiny bathroom. Other guests have reported ok size rooms so I guess we were unlucky.
The twin beds were the narrowest I have encountered since cub camp and about as comfortable. The bathroom did not have a proper door but was a vinyl sliding one. I am 5.11 and I couldn't sit on the loo properly. The shower soaked the whole room and there was no where to place toiletries etc.
I really only booked this hotel because of the restaurant. Whilst being warned about being ripped off in Venice I found this retaurant to have fantastic food at a great price (quite cheap by Venetian and London prices!). The service was also very good.
The hotel was nice and clean and the staff very helpful - reasonable price and a great location (near the Rialto bridge).
Our stay, March 10-13, 2005, Really this hotel needs a better than average rating, we had a triple and two doubles at this hotel. The location is about 3 minutes from Rialto Bridge. We boarded a water taxi at the railroad station in Venice, got off at Rialto stop and walked a few minutes to the hotel, cost for transporting each person was 5 euros for water taxi, and 3.5 euros for each bag. My only complaint, to get that out of the way, was the heavy foot traffic until after midnight, the weekend days were the worst.My room was right next to the footpath, the other rooms did not have this problem. I must say I wear earplugs so it did help. Now, the hotel was clean, our room was decorated with antique reproductions that were painted with beautiful flowers and had a real genuine Venician candelier . We were right next to the opera theater and heard the orchestra warming up, kinda special. Two of our bathrooms were large, one was very small as well as the room, corner rooms are bigger. Staff was very helpful and spoke English for us monolingualistic Americans. We ate all of our dinners in the hotel restaurant, great tourist menu, good price. Our breakfast was free, and very good, even had meat. This hotel was included with our package, so I am not sure of the price,but I am sure it is considered budget.
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Central Location good, buffet breakfast excellent, rooms - clean but in desperate need of a coat of paint. Those at the rear very noisy, footsteps going past outside all night. No views, Hotel in old building.
Uncomfortable beds, noisy, good location,
Good location and easy to find near the Rialto Bridge.
Our room was tiny (not a problem), but the beds were very hard and the pillows should have been discarded decades ago. Also, the a/c was not working properly and it was warm when we were there.
You could hear people walking by the hotel and talking until midnight or later (depending on the night). The breakfast and restaurant were fine.
I would NOT recommend this hotel due to the unconfortable beds and pillows and noise from the street. There are too many other choice in Venice that provide more comfort.
The hotel is what you need to stay in venice and get to know the city. Close to Rialto Bridge, you can walk to every place, explore the city and allways be near the hotel.
The room I stayed in wasn't so great, but fairly acceptable. Very clean, but could use a renovation. The shower is in the bathroom floor and has a plastic curtain. A bit strange in the begining, but you get used to it. Brekfast is good, great coffe and delicious croissants. Nice staff.
Great Location, Nice hotel
Stayed at the Malibran in August 2004. It was very close to the Rialto bridge and easy to get to Piazza San Marco. The room was adequate, but we asked for a wake up call the day we left, and never received one. Wouldn't have been a big deal except there wasn't an alarm clock in the room.
Also try the hotels restaurant - they gave you 10% off if you stayed at the hotel and the food was very good.
Great little hotel
We were pleasantly surprised at how nice the Hotel Malibran was. We had two rooms, one for my husband and myself, and another for our two teen-aged sons. Our room was larger than our sons, but both rooms were nice, clean and quiet. The Milibran is close to the Rialto Bridge but back on it's only little plaza, so it's quiet. The staff was nice and friendly, also.
The Milbran near Rialto Bridge
In Feb. 2004 my mom and I took a quick trip 6 days to Venice thru an exceptional offer from Gate1travel. We stayed at the Malibran Hotel near the Rialto Bridge. What a great little hotel. Clean, classy and central located to most of Venice.
I highly recommend this little gem.