Travel Blogs from Venice
It is my second day in Venice. Yesterday we caught 4 trains to get here from Lucerne. It was hard work moving our bags and stuff but we had fun. When we got here we took a walk around town and I met some local kids and we hung out for a few hours. I love the food here because pizza is always on the menu. Today we took the water …
Our last day of the tour.
We met up with Danilo our guide and had a private water taxi to San Marco where we enjoyed a tour of the Doges Palace. That was out of this world with the paintings, ceilings and the size of the rooms. I didn't go there on my last visit.
We walked across the Bridge of Sighs and saw the prison inside the …
After breakfast this morning we drove to Ljubjana, the capital of Slovenia.
We had a tour of the city which included Robba's Fountain, the cathedral and the 3 bridges. Walked through a flower and vegie market and found other stalls where I managed to buy more souvenirs for my grandchildren.
Narelle and I took the funicula up to …
... costume and I wanted to see her try it on. She had tried one yesterday evening but no longer wanted it today. I helped her choose the orange dress which was a complete success today. It just looked perfect on her. Simply stunning. This is her having it fitted.
I decided I wanted to buy a mask which would double as a souvenir so we went into a store that sold hand made Venetian masks. We had some coffee to round out the morning.
... begins and ends are usually accurate. Normally, the tide rises and falls in six-hour cycles. You can get an acqua alta map at the tourist offices either at the railway station or St Marks. This will show you the higher, dry routes and the ones with walkways setup during the various flood alerts. There is a tide measuring station at the Rialto vaporetto piers, and a noticeboard at the base of the Campanile in the Piazza San Marco that shows a live tide reading and predictions for ...
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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.