Travel Blogs from Venice
... to the closest stop (Rialto) to our hotel but as Greg had some money left over from earlier in the trip when some chair lifts were closed, he splashed out on two speed boat taxis booked for 12:30 to take us to the hotel. (He had already shouted us lunch a couple of days ago as part of this excess money.). Unfortunately he was dealing with Italians and not everything goes smoothly so the boats weren't there at the appointed time but after much ...
... was and they all gave us different answers. Finally, Cate asked another hotel and the lady spoke good english and was able to point us in the right direction.
Of course, when we finally got to the hotel we remembered that we weren't staying in the hotel, that we rented an apartment. Therefore, we were back on the streets of Venice trying to find the apartment. The man told us where to go on a map and told us to look for ...
... It was AWFUL trying to get out of there after it was over, though. We left at like 12:03 and it took us until 1 am to get back to the boat dock - which is about a 3 minute walk, normally. The crowd was horrible. We were packed in and there was no way to get out except to keep pushing through. I was really worried Josh and I were going to get separated. We just grabbed hands and did our best not to get trampled. It was actually pretty scary and one of the worse ...
... it's not surprising that the city is also famous for its leather goods. Mario had also been eyeing a hat from our first trip to San Lorenzo, so we headed into the gauntlet of stalls to chose our goods and negotiate our prices.
One uneventful train ride through the mountains later, and we found ourselves crossing the only bridge onto the cluster of islands known as Venice. Cue audible ...
... over here you can't very well miss it out. Especially as I'm heading this way to exit stage right onto Croatia. So it was with a little surprise that I stepped out of the train station and felt like I'd arrived at another planet, a feeling which has been reconfirmed as I get to know the place at more than face value. The first thing that hits you is the humidity, as if Venice exists in a bubble with it's own micro-climate. Then the choppy water of the grand ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAmadeus Hotel Venice
Very pleasant hotel - rated 4 star and worth it. Room and bathroom very small for a single person but so well appointed and one is really only there to sleep and shower. Staff friendly and helpful.
Hotel is near the railway station and at the beginning of the Grand Canal.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Amadeus Hotel Venice
Just How I Imagined Italy
This was our first stop in Italy. When we arrived at the hotel they brought us up to our room and opened the window. The picture is the view from that window. It was just how I imagined Italy. The hotel was very charming, the staff was very attentive and this hotel was by far the best we had in Italy.
Our travel agent found the Amadeus hotel for our pre-cruise stay through a wholesaler, with a rate of 170Euros/night, including breakfast and dinner.
I had a really enjoyable stay, I don't recognise the hotel from previous reviews.
We stayed at the Amadeus Hotel, Venice, on the 16th and 17th january 2005. It was our first trip to Venice and so choosing a decent hotel was important to us. The Amadeus is depicted as a 4 star hotel and it seemed to be just what we were looking for.
I almost didn't stay here because of the reviews I read before my trip.
Okay, but not great
The Amadeus Hotel was okay, but not great. The room was very small and old but clean. The bathroom was a decent size and looked as though it had been recently redone. Our room was facing the courtyard and was reasonably quiet. The hotel was a good value, possibly because it isn't near any of the things you want to see in Venice. It is next to the train station and a 10-15 minute walk from the parking garages. You can take a 45 minute walk to Piazza San Marco or hop a vaporetto (the station is very near the hotel). The morning breakfast, which is included, was okay, but not great. We weren't impressed with the hotel, and we will most likely stay somewhere else next time.
Do Not Syat Here
Stayed at the hotel June 09 and 10, 2003. I am a avid traveller and no where in the world (but a third world country) is this a 4 star hotel. Hotel has NO non-smoking rooms. Furniture and bed were old. Breakfast poor. Had to climb over the toilet and bidet to get to the balcony. Terrible location. Lista di Spagna is an unattractive busy street. Hotel is a long walk to the tourist area's- way too far. Hotel front desk manager arrogant. DO NOT STAY HERE. THERE ARE MANY FAR SUPERIOR HOTELS IN NICER LOCATIONS! Do not believe the ad. Other than the train station this hotel is not close to anything you want to visit in Venice.
We were there in November 1998 and 1999. Hotel is about 400 meters east of S. Lucia train station, Vaparetto stop, water taxi stations, and one of the three bridges that cross the Grand Canal.The hotel lobby remained dry during the high tide floods which happened both times we were there due to the high spot on the street where it is located.We had the same room each time, facing the street Lista di Spagna. I requested this. This can be noisy until very, very late but I always sleep with earplugs anyway. The quiet rooms face the inner courtyard. The room was large but a little threadbare and the electric light bulbs were a bit weak. It had a modern large bathroom and cable/satellite TV. The hotel had a nice breakfast room an served a good "Italian" cold breakfast.The hotel was part of the Best Western reservation system then and we got a better rate than that quoted by the hotel directly.It was an excellent value in a city with very high room rates.