Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal
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Video Girl and Battery Boy left the hotel with clear directions from the concierge to get to the vaporette station on the other side of Venice. They were heading to a lovely little restaurant called Venissa Ristorante Ostello for lunch, another little find by Video Girl. The concierge advised that it was a leisurely twenty minute walk from the …
In the morning Battery Boy's restful night's sleep ended when Video Girl nuzzled into his side and said, "Mmmm, you smell like wine." Battery Boy screamed then in a panicked state leapt from the bed and wedged himself in the corner of the bedroom, shielding himself with the curtains. "What's wrong?, she enquired. Battery Boy nervously replied, "You …
After an exhausting day the previous day we decided to set no alarms and try and rest as much as possible. We ended up having the most lazy morning of them all and did't manage to make it out to Venice until about 1330.
The weather wasn't so great for us today but we were determined to battle on.
We managed to pick up the 12 hour public transport card for 16 Euro each and got ourselves onto the ...
... vaporettos, trains, buses and planes. This immediately affected our trip to the Gritti Palace as there was seemingly no way to get there except on foot (vaporettos were due to run again for a few hours in the afternoon but as we were paying about $50 a minute for accommodation we wanted to maximise our time there!). However, Shirley woke up with a sore throat etc. in the morning so we decided NOT to walk. This turned out to be a Very Good Idea as we ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Monaco & Grand Canal Venice
Idyllic. A truly wonderful way to see Venice. Just steps to St Mark's Square. Great restaurants around the square.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal Venice
I was very pleased with my stay at The Monaco and Grand Canal Hotel.
Just literally foot-steps away from the water bus stop and St. Marks Square, the location was ideal. With it's pleasant staff (just about the nicest people we meet in Venice) and clean and newly renovated accodomations, i would stay there again in a heartbeat. The restuarant is pricey but worth it when you taste the food.
A superb hotel and location
We have just returned today from a 3 night stay at this wonderful , if a bit pricey, hotel. The situation cannot be bettered with its own terrace overlooking the Grand Canal and St Marks Square a couple of minutes stroll away.The standard room we had was a little small but the facilities and the bathroom were excellent. A very friendly and helpful staff made this a hotel we would return to on a, hopefully, future Venice holiday. The hotel fully opened on 1st April 2004 after a large refit and the small amout of fresco work that is being completed does in not cause any problems what so ever.One tip, take the water bus from the airport to St Marks Square as it drops you a matter of 10 yards from the hotel and is far cheeper, at 10 euros each, than a water taxi at 80 euros. Save the water taxi for the return trip to the airport, that way you get longer to relax on the terrace!
Great hotel, great location
My wife and I have just returned from a 7 night stay at this excellent (but expensive) hotel. The location is fantastic, a step from the waterbus stop from the airport and a short walk to St Mark's Square.
Staff were friendly and attentive to detail. Small "complaints" about the room were dealt with immediately. The modernised room was fairly small but above average in terms of facilities. We would have liked one overlooking the canal. These are about to open after upgrading and I would recommed them above others. Food and service were excellent but, in common with many good restaurants in Venice, too pricey for us to eat there every evening. Other guest felt the same and it was not easy to find food in the vacinity which was value for money, apart from pizzas! The hotel would benefit from a competitively priced set menu for guests who wish to eat well, without breaking the bank. We highly recommend Venice and this hotel but take plenty Euros with you for food and drink.
Wonderful Experience at Monaco Grand Hotel
We recently stayed at the Monaco Grand Hotel in Venice. Although the hotel was under construction, it was in it's very last stages. The staff could not have been more helpful. There was absolutely no noise from the contruction. The hotel's decor is modern, although the hotel's restaurant is wonerfully decorated in old world Italian fashion. We had dinner in the hotel restaurant one evening and could not have been more pleased. The restaurant staff was very attentive and the food was fantastic. The hotel is also located very close to the San Marco water taxi stop, which was very convienent. I would highly recommend the Monaco Grand Hotel.
What you NEED to Know!
I can agree that the hotel was nicely decorated and very modern. I agree that the location of the hotel is great. In the heart of the shopping district and literally steps away from Piazza San Marco and the Grand Canal.
Here's what is not said though. It's under renovations and you don't get the best of the hotel - a nice sit down bkfst, lunch or dinner on the grand canal. In addition, at times it gets noisy with all the construction and by the way it looks, it may not be completed until the Fall. Check with the hotel. Concierge was OK. There were mostly helpful but did have some attitude at times. Most the staff was friendly, but you do get the bad apple once in awhile.
Lastly, the Hotel markets that they have free transportation and tours to Murano (glass factory). However be careful, although it is a free water taxi directly to the factory and someone does show you how the glass is made - they press (FORCE) you to purchase something. They first take you to the most expensive showroom (eg. 10,000 Euros for a vase) and then work your way to the cheaper area. If you do go be prepared to be forced to buy items. We ended up spending 200+ Euros to get him off our backs.
December 24 2003 We stayed here on our honeymoon. It had just been remodeled and it was a fabulous hotel. The restaurant upstairs was great! If you eat there have any of their desserts!! The remodel was a very modern remod, and the location was superb, seconds off of the Piazza. Just steps from Harry's Bar. I was more than pleased with the service, location, and room. If you have any questions feel free to email me.
What a great hotel!
I stayed at the hotel for a week in july and it was absolutly perfect.
Great staff and nicely decorated rooms. Very nice in all the details.