Travel Blogs from Venice
Well what a day we have just had! It started at Lucerne where we had an early start following our traditional Swiss meal and entertainment last night. We headed through many tunnels through the alps including one that was 17 kilometres long, apparently the Swiss are working on a 56 kilometre tunnel, and enjoyed the scenery along the way. We had a …
Finally, in to Venice today! The bus took us to the harbor where we caught a vaporetto to Venice Island. I saw the train that I'll be taking at the end of October to get to Venice. It ends right on the island. The vaporetto is a water taxi; there are lots of them going back and forth all day long as well as all around the island. It takes maybe 20 …
We left Poggibonsi where we had stayed 4 nights and drove towards Venice by way of Verona. It's a pretty drive, lots of fruit trees and corn and grapes. It’s not perfect, however; there were also some dilapidated houses that had multiple cars parked out front. We had to stop not even an hour into the trip because the police pulled us over! …
... and it was the coldest it had been all tour so we gratefully caught another taxi and returned to the hotel via the grand canal so we could see all the palaces that line the grand canal. A little more shopping, a little dinner in another trattoria this time based around seafood and a touch more shopping and the day is done and I get ready to say goodbye Venice and hello to Rome. Loving Italy, it is a very very friendly place. ...
... 8216;those of you standing, please just sit down’. He made a couple of young kids squeeze over to let a young Chinese girl sit down next to them (which was fine, they were all small) but the rest just had to sit on the floor. Haha!
When in Venice, caught the municipal ferry (vaparetto) up to San Marco, though unfortunately it went the non-canal route but was still an interesting journey. Saw a private yacht or two I might get in a couple years. ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Poppi Venice
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Poppi Venice
The Worst Hotel
The Staff at this hotel were rude. We had paid good money to have buffet and the staff would try to hurry us eating are meals, this happened in the bar as well. I stayed there as part of cosmo tour. Some people had to move rooms as sewage smell was coming through toliet, where told its being raining, I was stuck ina room next to lift, could not be moved, I suggest where you arrive go to the supermarket to get something to eat.
Clean hotel, Staff was okay but far from Venice
We stayed at Hotel Poppi as part of the Cosmos tour package. I was happy about the hotel. The hotel seemed to be newly updated. The room and the bathroom is average size. We were had breakfast and dinner at this hotel. Both meals were okay. The staff was not that friendly but I guess it was the same treatment we got on all the hotels we stayed at in Italy. If I would return back to Venice this would be my last option..desperate choice. The hotel is 15 minutes land travel to the boat station. Then another 15 to 20 minutes by boat to Venice. You would be wasting a minimun of an hour on travel time each day. If time is of value to you please do not stay in this hotel. This hotel is located in the middle of no where.
Hotel Poppi is a flower
We stayed at the Poppi independently for two nights before a Cosmos tour. The room was clean and quiet. The staff was helpful and friendly. The receptionist saw us at the nearby supermarket and chatted like old friends. Although a distance from Venice, it is a good tourist-class hotel.
We were part of the Cosmos Tour, so this hotel met our expectations. The rooms were tiny but clean. Yes, it's a bit far from the Island of Venice, but there is no way Cosmos would be able to put us up in one of thoes hotles. They are very pricey. There is a mall walking distance from the hotel with great prices.
We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. It was a very long way to the city of Venice. It was about a 15 minute vehicle ride to the docks and then about another 20 minute boat ride into the city. This hotel is literally located in the middle of a huge field, next door to grocery store/plaza.
Please do not stay in this hotel. Not only are the staff extremely rude, they are positively offensive. We had never met such a rude collection of people anywhere in the world and they simply do not deserve any custom whatsoever. At best they avoid eye contact (reception) and at worst they scream orders at you (dining room). Fortunately we were only there for one night and it was an absolute relief to be able to leave the place the following morning. This is nothing to do with a language barrier, as I actually speak Italian and made several attempts to do so during my stay, which were only rewarded with an icy stare. We were ignored at the bar while the barmaid made a point of ignoring us whilst she served all the local coach drivers first, whilst laughing and joking with them for as long as she wanted. It was just as if they wanted to make us feel as unwelcome as possible. The rudeness of the staff is the main problem but, in addition to this, the hotel was not particularly clean, the food (such as we were allowed to have) was mediocre and from our point of view it was not located in a very good position, being based just off a motorway. There was also a terrible noise coming from the main road all night and the room shook from the noise of the traffic so we got no sleep whatsover.
Not your ideal hotel
We used this hotel as a base to visit Venice. The hallway carpet was very dirty, I found 3 bugs in the room on the first evening of our stay. The hotel is located right on the highway and a shopping center with supermarket was located a couple blocks away which closes at 7pm. It gotta kinda frightening with the large trucks zooming by as you walked on this narrow shoulder to return to our room.
Rooms were clean and comfortable, but staff very off handed. Food was plentyful but not very hot. From choice I would not use this hotel again
Inexpensive, but not very close to the action
This hotel was part of our Italy/Greece escorted group tour in April 2004. While the accomodations were okay, and the food was quite acceptable, we found that some of the staff were less than courteous. This was an opinion that was shared by many in our group. As we had a bus, travel to Venice was no problem, but in the evening, if one needed supplies like bottled water and some snacks, there was a shopping center about 2-3 blocks away along the same highway where the hotel is located. It closed up too early at about 7 p.m. We found the prices for most goods very reasonable. We would not stay there again if we had to select it.
Cheap and close to motorway
We stayed at this hotel in November of '03 and used it as a base to visit Venice Island and the surrounding areas. While the location is not ideal for Venice Isl. (as it takes 10min to get to the pier and another 15min by water taxi to St. Marks) it was good to visit the other areas on the mainland. The rooms were in good condition but the front desk staff was very curt and the hallways grungy. Nice bar in the lobby and okay continental breakfast.