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TravelPod Member ReviewsGiorgione Hotel Venice
Lovely central hotel 100 metres from Rialto bridge and close to great restaurants, shopping. A couple of reception staff need to learn customer service skills and make their guests welcome, particularly the young lady. However, room satisfactory but getting dated - fits in with the Venice theme I guess. Breakfast choice very good. Value
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Historical Traveler Reviews Giorgione Hotel Venice
Great hotel in a great location!
We paid ?250 for 3 nights, booked through a internet rooms site which we thought was pretty good for what looked a good quality hotel. We got no directions though of how to get to the hotel so if you want to know.....we worked out to take a blue shuttle coach (NOT public bus) from the airport (tickets 3 euros each) to Piazzale Roma and then get a water bus to Ca' d'Oro (5th stop on water line 1). The hotel then is literally a 5 minute walk from this stop ( turn right at top, walk alonguntil you get to a square with a church and the hotel is down on your LHS).Check in was speedy and efficient. The receptionist spoke very good english and was very nice. Room (on 1st floor) was quite roomy and overlooked side street. Very clean with maid service in the morning and night service where she turned the sheets down for you. We were pretty pleased as the reception looked welcoming too and there was a bar, dining room and free internet access which was great to catch up on the sport and UK news!The location was great - in the Cannaregio area of Venice which is literally 5 minutes walk from the rialto bridge and 10 mins form St. Marks Square. We actually liked being out of the hustle and bustle as we saw so much more of the 'real Venice' so to speak and the main street in Cannaregio was a great little find - lots of shops, restaurants etc.I would really reccomend this hotel...but the only downsides (reason we didn't give it 5 stars) is that our water pressure in the room was poor so the shower was very weak and we literally had to hand hold it to feel the benefit. The hot water was also just hot enough without the cold so this didn't help the pressure. We were going to complain but after unpacking and only knowing we had another 2 nights there (and being british!) decided not to and could make do! Also - we got bit by mosquitos (quite badly on our arms) in March so check your room!! The breakfast too (we felt) wasn't lavish at all and was pretty basic / typically european although there was streaky bacon, scrambled eggs and boiled eggs but good for inclusion in the price. (Croissants and service were great - bread rolls hard!)Overall though - a great hotel in a great city!
this hotel was great. We stayed in a junior suite overlooking the beautiful courtyard. the room was big and very clean. THe breakfast buffet was huge. My husband and I would hang out at the little bar in the hotel and have a couple of drinks after dinner and the bartender was the nicest person. Speaks good english and gave us a lot of info.
on Venice. Defenitely a place to stay at!!
Loved the Staff
I had an impeccable experience at Hotel Giorgione. The staff was exceptionally accomodating. There is free internet access. The daily breakfast is lavish and delicious. The hotel is about a 5 minute walk to Ca D Oro. Take waterbus line 1 to San Marco or Rialto or the train station (Ferrovio). I honestly don't have any complaints. Make sure to purchase the gondola ride (31 euros) at the front desk. I will likely stay at this hotel when I return. Venice is an expensive city and Hotel Giorgione was affordable in comparison.
About the friendliest front desk in Venice
Italian hotelier (along with the French, of course, tend to be distant at best and rude at worst. Not here. Friendly, efficient, very knowledgeable - actually more courteous than better known Venice hotels such as Danieli. Wonderful outdoor breakfast room. Lovely if dated furnishings. Rooms vary but are acceptable - if not actually charming, and quite clean. Location may seem to be away from things, but it is really better than being in the noisy and congested center. Only a very pleasant ten minute walk to Piazza San Marco. And a good value in a very expensive city.
The hotel is a bit pricy for european standards but comfortable. I think we had the room on their website! The "free internet" is not good for email, just reading the news! The staff tried to be helpful, but told us over the phone that we could take a bus from Bologne to Venice....there is no bus nor has there ever been a bus between these two cities! I think next time I'd pick a less expensive hotel in same area. The buffet breakfast is delicious!
Good value in an expensive town.
The hotel is quite delightful with helpful and professional staff (except for Lucio the deskclerk who reads out your passport information out loud for all to hear). We got an excellent rate on the hotel's website for a superior double which was quiet and large. The air conditioning in the room however was weak in view of the 100+ degree weather outside that made everything feel like one is living in a hot bath. The a/c in the public rooms (which are comfortable and beautiful) however, is much cooler. The breakfast buffet that is included in the room is indeed quite lavish and we found that we could go without lunch (or just a snack/sandwich) because of it. The Hotel is in the Cannaregio section of the city which is a tad off the well beaten tourist track but full of delicious and reasonably (relatively) priced restaurants. It's only a ten minute walk to St Mark's Square (provided you know where you're going) and five from the Rialto. One great asset is the computer off the lobby with free high-speed Internet access which is available to all guests. Ice is available from an ice dispenser on the second floor and the mini-bar fridge in the room had space to accomodate the drinks and snacks that we were able to purchase at the neat little super-market (five minutes away) that cost a fraction of what everyone else charges. e.g. a six-pack of water: Euro 1.39. 1 small Bottle at corner drink stand Euro 1.50. This hotel really is a gem where value is concerned in comparison with those at twice the price elsewhere in Venice.
Can't wait to go back!
All aspects were very pleasing. The staff was courteous & helpful, the room was beautifully decorated and comfortable. One of the best breakfast buffets we've experienced, with wide variety, even champagne.
The Cannareggio area is a bit more quiet than the San Marco, with interesting shops and restaurants. We will stay there again on our next trip to Venice.
A beautiful and welcoming hotel
This is a beautiful hotel situated right in the heart of venice in the Apostoli square which is 3 minutes walking distance from the Rialto and 10 minutes walking distance from saint marc square. The rooms are beautiful as is the rest of the hotel and hte staff is extremely friendly and courteous and professional. I would say that this hotel is better than a lot of the 5 star hotels i have stayed in and would definitely go and stay there every time i visit venice.
Relaxing and Beautiful
This is an absoulutley a beautiful hotel. The furnishing is Venetian. Our room had a loft with a view of the ancient street below. The hotel is kept extremely clean and the staff is accomodating. They have a beautiful courtyard in which to sit and relax with an espresso. I would highly recommend this hotel.
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Our scheduled train departure not until 12.30p so we went to markets for another shop - checked out at 11am and walked to SVN station. Our fast Frecciargento train takes 2.05 hours through tpical Italian countryside to Venice St Lucia station - right on Grand Canal. We queue for ferry tickets and cruise down scenic canal taking in the city on water …
Up early and indulged with too much food from an expansive buffet breakfast where we dined in the hotel courtyard with unique swimming pool and gardens - beautiful day but rather humid.
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