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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Colombina Venice
Toronto - Canada - loved the Colombina
July 19, 2004. Stayed here for two nights and loved the hotel. We thought the location was great because it was central enough not be on top of all the masses of tourists. Our room was a good size with a lovely bathroom with shower and bath. The staff were fabulous and exeptionaly helpful. Lovley breakfast room with fresh fruit and very nice breakfast.They aranged a water taxi (no charge) for us to visit a Murano glass factory - did not do the tour of the factory and felt a little under pressure to do so by the factory. We are pretty fussy and would stay here again.
Watch out!! They take advantage of tourists!!!!!!
We arrived to be shown one nice room and one room in the attic. The ceiling sloped so severely you could not even stand up in parts of the SMALL room. We asked for another room and we were told we could move both couples to a suite. The suite had 1 bath, 1 bedroom and a sofabed and was located in a building next to the hotel. This was not acceptable so we asked if one couple could stay in the suite at the room rate we had already paid until an acceptable room came availabe. They refused. We had to pay an additional $200 over the normal room rate for the suite for 1 night until another room came available even though the suite would have remained empty. The entire staff was beligerent and unhelpful. They overcharged us for a bar bill and mysteriously could not speak english when I requested the details. I would NEVER stay here again and would recommend that you do the same!
stayed here for 2 nights in march 2004. excellent location. short walk to st marks square, but it was in a quiet location and away from the masses of tourist. gorgeous view of the bridge of sighs. small rooms but very nicely appointed. staff was fantastic. friendly, helpful and professional. nice breakfast room and very good breakfast. a real gem. highly recommend the colombina
We stayed at this Hotel in August 2003. When we arrived they upgraded us to the large upstairs suite. Our room had 3 floors!! with a private balcony overlooking Venice. This place is perfect for couples, very romantic. The staff was excellent, one steward even personally escorted us to a near by resturaunt only frequented by locals. We will definalty stay there again!
The rudest staff ever
stayed here 3 nights at the beginning of jan .the room was nice but SMALL.the ceilings were cool.great view of the bridge of sighs and a few other small bridges.but the staff was horrible i asked for a map and he got mad .wouldnt let our friend come up to our room for a few minutes .served us warm becks?beers in the bar warm?turned th lights out on is in the lounge area the only person who was nice was the bellboy mario
WOW! The Columbina is breathtaking!
Our room had a wall of French doors with a breathtaking view of the water. The room was beautiful with a Venician chandelier over the bed.
The bathroom was five star with nice ammenities. The staff was very professional and recommended a wonderful little Italian restaurant for dinner. They suggested we go to the glass blowing factory. It was very interesting, but beware it is very expensive. Upon leaving you have a choice to take the public water taxi which is 3.50 euros or a private water taxi which picks you up at the hotel dock and takes you straight to the train station with no stops. However, it is 60.00 euros, but well worth it on your last day.
Love this Hotel!
We stayed here on our honeymoon in September 2003. We absolutely loved it! The rooms were so beautiful, although small. Our room was right on the canal which could be noisy if you didn't close the window coverings.I would recommend this hotel to everyone!
We stayed for 4 nights. We booked through Hotel Connect £414. We arrived late and the staff were superb. The room overlooked the canal and we could see the Bridge of Sighs. The breakfast was good and was served in the small dining room. The fittings in the room were wonderful. The bathroom was all marble and Murano glass. The bed was comfortable and the room was well sound proofed. We were less than 50 yards from St Marks but the bells did not bother us. Overall we thought this was a great place to stay especially since the restaurants around this area were not expensive and were good value for money. Quiet location and good service.
Rivers of Romance
Venice is a ancient, magical city. The maze of quaint shops and restaurants captures a traveler's imagination! The only problem that we encountered in Venice was the inability to resist going "around the next corner" to find something else new and wonderful! Luckily it is impossible to get really lost in the little corner of Italy. Hotel Columbina was magnificient with an amazing staff. Early mornings were the best time to mingle with the friendly locals and piazza pigeons! Would love to spend MUCH more time in the future.
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Very happy to be up early today packing our bags to leave. I did have one last dig at the host by strategically placing the revolting bowls and tea-towel on the dining table for her to see as soon as she walked in. Lyndon is always happy to forgive and forget but I just can't help myself.
So off to Venice today, which we were all really excited about. On our drive we were dwarfed by the beautiful Alps …. first the Austrian Alps, then the Italian ...
... things. Oh to bring home some scuptural item or light fitting! I did buy a pretty necklace for myself. We caught the boat back but stayed on passed our stop to a point in the South East. Not crowded so an enjoyable explore, coffee and walk back. Obviously the day trippers head/get taken straight to St Mark's Square, that is generally jammed packed.
We cooked tonight - fettucine with meat balls and a tomato sauce with ...
... our plastic cups and take away containers and they entertained us with singing and music so it was a good choice in the end. As it was our last day in Italy we just had to get gelato. I was good and only had one scoop of berry cheesecake flavour. We walked with our gelato through the little alleyways until we found ourselves back at the bus station. I was pretty exhausted so we jumped on and went home to watch a ...
... a short 10 minute boat ride away from the main area of Venice. However, from where the bus dropped us off we had about an hour ride. This wouldn't have been much of a problem, except for the fact that it was pouring down rain. So, we weren't really able to enjoy our boat ride. We checked into our hostel and quickly found a pizzeria for lunch. This was our first of many many pizzas. Even though it was still raining, we headed over to San Marco's Square, the main piazza ...
... but as I am used to being on my own, I think I will quite like that at this stage. He had also become quite successful navigating around Venice with a map. We were only there for a day and a half, but had started to find it easy to get around. Finding the place we were staying was very easy which was great. And it was a lovely place to stay as well with a lady called Sonya, who helped us with our questions and made us breakfast.
So once I got on my ...