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... mean POURING. Not the best weather for sight seeing, especially in a city surrounded by water, that is sinking closer to sea level as we speak. We decided seeing as we are here for 5 nights (luckily) we would transfer our shuttle tickets for a couple of days time, when the weather is looking better. Not such a bad thing, as it meant that we had a whole free day to catch up on washing and of course, watch the game. I did the internet searching, so as not to ruin the result for Brendan. ...
... was pretty good considering some Italian long distance trains. Wonderful views through the Umbrian & Tuscan countrysides on the way, especially some of the hill towns such as Orvieto. It looks amazing. The only problem was baggage space, there were travellers with large bags on their knees. we had got on early so had our luggage stowed but you wonder what the porters and assistants from Trenitalia are doing there as they ...
... Station at about 12.30, which was pretty good time considering the start we had had. But, the car was scheduled to be back at 11.30, and courtesy of our friendly GPS we incurred an extra days rental...for being 60 minutes late! I was half the mind to take the keys back and say I'll keep the car till tomorrow....thanks!!! I'm getting over being stitched at every opportunity. Anyhow, train to Venice St Lucia, then on the vaporetto (water bus) to the Rialto stop. We had ...
... laligunas which are like buses but on water. We bought a 36 hour ticket and got on board for a trip down the grand canal. What a trip...a very crowded boat stopping every now and then, people getting on and off...it was so crowded at times we couldn't move. Finally we got to St Marks Square & got off. After wandering around for awhile we stopped for coffee which cost 8.5 euros or $13 ouch and hooked up to the free wifi. How lucky was I that Jeremy was on line, ...
So yesterday we spent the day in Venice. From eurocamp it was a direct train, and only took about an hour. We got there and immediately hopped on a water taxi, and floated our way through the city to our hotel. When we got off the taxi and had to start actually looking for the hotel, i was a little worried. . . . the "streets" are super tiny and really are more just alleys that anything else,some more narrow that ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Panorama Venice
We had an enjoyable 4 night stay at the Hotel Panorama in January 04.
Very nice rooms, excellent staff, friendly and helpful. Good english skills. Very nice Breakfast in the AM. This hotel is on the island of Lido, so you have to take a 20-30 minute vaporetto boat to get there from the city of Venice. However the boats run every ten minutes during the day and most of the evening, so access is convenient. You can get a deal at the hotel that includes a three day pass on the boats. If you want to be in the middle of the Venice "action" this won't be the hotel for you, but if you like a little "separation" from the city, it's a nice place to stay. One last thing-Lido is pretty much shut down in January, so there not much to do there at this time of year.
A wonderful hotel with great service -- from the moment we checked in to the moment we left. Definitely take advantage of the free shuttle to Murano, but don't feel compelled to buy at the factory: There are many great locations.
The only caveat: Public transportation to/from Lido is great; however, when we arrived by train in Venice, we discovered that the Vaporetto workers had called a strike (which actually ended up lasting three days). Taxi service to the island cost about 70 Euros, and the limited "lifeline" transport service is about a 45-minute walk away from the station. None of this the fault of the hotel, of course...
A Great Hotel
A great hotel...very friendly and reasonably priced. First class staff, first class breakfast and first class welocme. I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel. I would certainly go again.
Greatest little hotel in Italy
This cozy hotel is so charming. Newly renovated with modern amenities and spotlessly clean. Transportation is just across the street. Staff is most friendly and helpful.
We are going back in April 2004!
All the reviewers were right.
For our trip to Venice in October 2003, I checked the reviews on this hotel and everything said was accurate: clean rooms, helpful staff, etc. We got a great package deal from Madrid to Venice despite late booking. Definitely recommends booking on expedia and this hotel. One warning: avoid the restaurant on S.M. de Elisabetta Street (the main street on Lido) near the hotel (on the right side of the street as you walk away from the piazza): its very unfriendly. T. C. Santa Monica, CA.
Definitely the place to stay in Venice!!!
From the location, to the very friendly and accomodating staff, to the private beach, to the free taxi service and free guided private tour of the murano glass factory, this is definitely the place to stay.
Lido is a beautiful island and the private beach is only a 10 minute walk from the hotel. Oh, and by the way, the first pizza place on the left, when your headed to the beach, is definitely the place to eat (and its only a hundred yards from the hotel).
We loved our stay at the Hotel Panorama, and if we get the chance to go back to Venezia, we'll definitely be back to the Panorama!!!
Great hotel...excellent location. Lido is a beautiful uscale island only 30 min by vaporetto from Venice, but the vaporetto station is right in front of hotel and the hotel is right in the plaza area (though not noisy). We had a charming view in a very reasonably priced room. Very friendly and helpful staff. Nice continental breakfast.Panorama offers a free shuttle to Murano's Marco Polo glass factory. Murano is the home of glass blowing. Don't feel pressured to buy at the factory they take you to, and look around the island's many shops and factories and ask lots of questions. We didn't get info on VAT ahead of time.
This is a must
if you want a very, very special occasion, the hotel panorama is the place to stay. from the minute we walked in the door, we felt at home. the hotel concierge, gianfranco busetto, and the hotel manager, davide baldan, did everything to make this a perfect holiday. our room was sparkling clean and every effort was made to assure we were taken care of. we would definitely stay at the hotel panorama again and recommend it highly. the concierge took care of our dining reservations and points of interest to visit with as great of care as he would for his own family. the staff was friendly and their breakfast was delightful. a VERY fun hotel to stay in.Pamela A. Hogan
Excellent Place to stay at Venice.
This cozy hotel has excellent staff(very friendly), clean rooms and the best location on the Island.