Hotel Violino d'Oro
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Some of us had to be woke up in the morning. Free breakfast at the Violino D'Oro was very good. We all took off to explore Venice. We spent some time Saint Marks Square. Matthew wore himself out chasing pigeons. We think he's going to be in a lot of people's vacation pictures. Walked along the Grand Canal and then ventured through some of the small …
Ciao Roma. Francesco was there to meet us at 8:15 to take us the train station. Getting all our luggage on the train was a hassle. Nice ride to Florence. We checked our bags at the train station and headed off to visit Florence. We passed the magnificent Duomo which dominates the medieval city. Its one of the largest buildings in the christian …
... also just kinda chilling. We watched in anxious wait (while also wanting to poke them all with a stick to make something happen, and wishing we spoke Italian so we knew what they were occasionally yelling) until finally, one of the guys went up and said something to the police, 2 minutes later a bus rocked up, and the rioters were all calmly directed to the bus. Apparently, in Venice, if you burn the city down in a rage of anarchy and fascism, the police simply ...
... walk back to get bags then check in - Murano is all we'll see this trip, no Burano. We'll have to come back, because from what I understand it's Burano that's the beautiful island, with so much colour and personality, but today we'll tick the lesser island of Murano off our bucket list. That is, when the boat comes to take us there ..... So we get to Murano. Beautiful as is Venice, but it is FULL, absolutely chocka of glass shops. To be ...
... magnet! They had a nice day out on the waters and walking the alleys. Will slept most of the afternoon and woke up hungry (good sign) so we went to this an authentic Italian restaurant , (2nd time for Gregg & Lauren). Will didn't last the distance so Lauren took him home and Gregg & I stayed and finished the meal.
We debated whether to stay another night to help Will recover, but we were keen to get away from this heat wave! ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Violino d'Oro Venice
Nice but noisy
Based on many reviews, we chose this hotel. It was in a great location, and had charm, but the rooms were quite small and we had a lovely view of....a wall! The noise came from the gondoliers who have a staging area just outside the hotel. Would probably choose a quieter location next time.
Great location right of a small canal and very close to the grand canale. Staff was great; however, room, including the bathroom, was very small. Don't ask for a room facing the canal as we did because it gets very noisy at night. And quite frankly, how much time are you going to spend in your room enjoying the canal view...
Great location ....okay property
On the same trip, we stayed in Paris and in Rome. Both of the hotels in Paris and Rome were less expensive and much, much nicer. The reception desk tried to recommend things to us, but were incompetent ... they did not know rates of water taxis or recommend terribly good restaurants.
The hotel could have been nice. It's location was superb. However, the room was very small and in need of repair. The bath door knob kept falling off, there was no bath, only a shower and the room was run down. It was serviceable and clean, but we would not return. The breakfast room was pretty, but the included breakfast among the worst I have ever had.
Lovely hotel and location very convenient. However, the receptionist did her best to get our stay off to the most terrible start by insisting she absolutely could not check us in before 2 p.m. (even though the rooms were obviously ready - it was 1.30). She did not handle the situation well, if she had simply told us it was "hotel policy" then, ok, but she instead started lying, at one stage maintaining we could not have the rooms because the people who had been staying in them were "eating" (despite the fact that check-out time was 11 a.m. and there was clearly nobody in dining room!) Also, being a party of 8 we "had" to all check in together - ridiculous! When it finally came to check in we discovered we had 4 double rooms instead of twin rooms, even though we were a party of same-sex friends and obviously not couples. (Incidentally, I had specifically written to the email address supplied by the webiste through which we had booked the hotel, venere.com, to request twin rooms but this request was not passed on by the website). We had to wait while the rooms were made up again because the room staff left at 3. Why was it then that the following day on returning to our rooms for a nap at 4.30 we discovered that not one of our 4 rooms, on 3 different floors had been cleaned?
A delightful hotel
My family stayed at Violino d'Oro in April 2002 for two nights. My husband and I had a suite overlooking the Canal S. Moises and the Campo. It is a spectacular location for getting around Venice. Very safe area, and so fun to watch the gondoliers as they wait for business. The accomodations were very comfortable and nicely decorated.
The staff was very kind and helpful. San Marco Piazza just minutes away on foot, and much much more. Do stay here - you will like it!
The only totally non-smoking hotel in Venice. Clean hotel in a great location- very short walk to St. Mark's. By US standars a three star hotel. Staff friendly. For non-smoker's it is a nice change. If you are staying in Venice for only a few days this area is where you want to stay.