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Sorry we're a bit behind in these! We left Venice a little while ago after having a blast canal wondering and spaghetti eating. The weather was a little drizzly so we actually got to see a high tide and flooded streets.
... some gloves so that my fingers wouldn't freeze off, and then we headed back to the boat. We finally got to go see Venice. Well, it happens 2 times a year, in the spring and fall, when high tide is so high that it floods the city. Guess what happened when we arrived in Venice? There were boards to walk on that were raised 2 feet above the ground in order to avoid the water. Also, the Venice marathon was that day. I was very glad I wasn't ...
... opposite side of the canal.
Soon after disembarking at Giardini, we found a small playground for a short stop, before heading north along Viale Guiseppe Garibaldi, and then west on via Garibaldi to the Riva dei Sette Martiri. This part of Castello has a very different feel to the Dorsoduro sestiere we've mainly been exploring until now - parks, green space, and wider main streets. The Arsenale and the navy obviously have a big influence - there are many statues that seem to ...
... and went straight to the nearest Water Taxi and crossed from Venice to Murano in style. This is clearly the only the way to go.....immediately personal service in a very comfortable setting and a fabulous uncrowded view as you travel......but most importantly.... you look pretty damn cool doing it. So ...
... thing they had in Venice were fresh fruit vendors. They would sell cups of fresh fruit for a couple euros, and the fruit was perfectly fresh. We had all of this on our walk to the second most famous church in Venice, the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. It is usually just called the Frari. It was...different. The first thing we noticed was a large monument that had figures of black stone complete with eyes and white clothes. These were accompanied by ...
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Awesome wifi, definitely recommend.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Liassidi Palace Hotel Venice
This is a fantastic hotel to stay in. We were 3 moms travelling with our young children and Claudio and Guilio at the front desk did everything to accomodate us, including giving us large comfortable rooms, arranging a good baby sitter, etc. The staff are extremely polite and friendly. The rooms were beautifully furnished with very high ceilings, excellent air conditioning and absolutely modern and imacculate bathrooms with jacuzzis and power showers. The common areas were extensive and very comfortable. And although they do not have a restaurant, they serve a terrific breakfast of eggs, croissants, fresh fruit, yogurt, juice, cold meats and cheese. Compared to other places in Europe this was a great start to the day. They can also serve tea/drinks in the beautiful patio outside which has very comfortable seating covered with umbrellas. The location is perfect as it is in a quiet part of the city yet very convenient to all major attractions and just a 5 minute walk to St. Mark's square. All in all, we found ourselves relieved every time we got back to the hotel from an exhausting day walking around with the kids. As my 7 year old daughter said, "the hotel was the best part of our visit to Venice." I highly recommend this hotel as it is everything a hotel should be: great value for money, beautifully furnished, excellent service, convenient location - what more could you ask for?
Loved this hotel
We have just returned from a stay in Venice. We were not booked for this hotel but our hotel overbooked us and placed us here. The hotel was really wonderful, fairly modern but trying to achieve an antique feel, which we believe they managed to pull off
Our room was very large with good airconditioning and lighting and exceptionally clean and the
bathroom was at least 8 foot square, tiled with a spa bath. The hotel also included lots of little bath spa products. The breakfast was a standard continental breakfast, cheese, ham eggs crosiannts etc. Outside the hotel also has a very nice drinks garden with large umbrella canopies.
We would highly recommend this hotel.
Really, really lovely, but...
The other reviews of this hotel impressed me enough to book a 3 night stay here in early August 2004.
No problems finding the hotel - my wife and I followed the directions published on the hotel's web site - but make sure you have a map of some sort! The ride on the vaporetto no. 1 from the Piazzale Roma allowed us to catch some of the sights on the Grand Canal, a great introduction to this extraordinary city. Worth noting that this journey takes an hour or so to get to San Zaccharia - the closest stop to the hotel - especially if you plan on catching the bus from Piazzale Roma to Marco Polo airport! I'd recommend taking the Alilaguna from Marco Polo, or if you want to splash out, water taxi directly to the hotel.
The hotel itself is luxurious with some nice modern touches (the jacuzzi bath is so cool!), although personally I've stayed in places with more amenities (there is no kettle or coffee/tea, slippers, bath robes, and the rugs in the room and the large 'lounge' are prone to sliding a little on the stone/marble floor - not very safe imho.) Get yourself a plug-in mosquito killer, as we had one of these uninvited guests in our room. The desk staff are very friendly and helpful, and the courtyard is nicely inviting (the first thing you see upon entrance to the hotel premises). A selection of foods are available for breakfast: cereal, pastries, ham and cheese, fruit, yoghurt, toast, scrambled and boiled eggs.
I wouldn't recommend Venice in August at all - too hot and humid, and far too many people to truly appreciate the sights. Definitely follow the advice in the guide books and wander off the beaten track and away from San Marco (the Liassidi Palace Hotel is itself located in the Castello district, east of San Marco, and there are some nice eateries to be found if you head further east.) You can visit Murano on a 'complimentary' tour to a glass blowing demonstration as a guest of the Liassidi Palace Hotel - you get ferried there in a water taxi, which is nice, a narrated demonstration of a master glass artist doing his thing, then a trip around the 'museum' (aka showroom, but it's not obligatory to buy anything - if you're loaded, fair enough, there are some nice pieces on display.) To our bemusement we did not get ferried back to the hotel as promised by the chap at the hotel desk! So accept this offer warily... Visit the other islands in the lagoon to see how Venice could have looked, it's probably worth getting your hands on a VeniceCard if you plan on travelling on the vaporetti (water buses) a lot.
We stayed at Liassidi Palace Hotel based on the reviews from this website and we were 100% thrilled that we did! A water taxi from Marco Pollo Airport took us right up to the hotel's canal entrance! What a romantic way to start our holiday. The front-desk staff was extremely polite and greeted us immediately upon our arrival. They were very helpful to us since they spoke english. This is a new hotel and part of the 'small luxury hotels of the world'. The decor was part old-world, part contemporary. The best part for me, coming from a woman, was that the bathroom was 'contemporary' with a spa-like setting. Everything was extremely clean and sparkling and the water pressure fantastic! The jacuzzi tub was an excellent way to end the day and it does fit 2 people (feet to feet)! Breakfast was a buffet feast of anything you could posibly want to start your day, and a few tables sat with a view of the canal! The hotel's courtyard was a beautiful place to sit and read tour books or just to enjoy a cappuccino. The coutyard was crisp, clean and modern in style. The location of the hotel was superb, only a short 4-5min walk to St Marks Square. Across the foot bridge, over the canal, is a great little restaurant which was very convenient for lunch or dinner. We would definitely stay at this hotel again, and would highly recommend it to anyone who is visiting Venice! Oh yes, and we found it a fantastic value!! For the quality, decor, and service you'd pay a lot more at other hotels! Hope this helped!
This place was great
This place is probably the best hotel I have ever stayed at. The service was wonderful, and the room was amazing.
What else to add! we stayed here for 3 nights at the beginning of December 2003. Smallish room, but very stylish and excellent attention from all the staff. The hotel is a little difficult to find at first but once there you'll be glad you did!
Great location and staff
This was our first visit to Venice, and it was a great one! The hotel was within very easy walking distance of St Marks Square, perfect location. The staff were great from the time we entered the hotel until the time we left, and every time we went out and came back in, I challenge you to find an unhelpful member of staff in this hotel.
The room was a nice size with a very comfortable king size bed with exceptional sheets and duvet. The cleanliness and the upkeep of the room were exceptional too. The bathroom is spacious with a nice Jacuzzi bath and shower and is stocked with lovely toiletries. I recommend trying the Jacuzzi bath with their bath foam; it takes an hour for the bubbles to disappear!
I would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to anyone.
Nicest surprise in venice
I loved this hotel!! went on valentines day 2004 and wasnt too overimpressed with venice's weather or transport and to top it off got a little lost with all the twisting ally ways which is a bit claustraphobic! but then we got to our hotel!! it was like a light at the end of the road!! it was in its own world literally!! nithing like the surrounding. it was fairly spacious and the furnishing was beautifully italian all the way. The layout of the hotel impressed me alot as it wasnt your typical corridor type. it was like being in someones palace!!! the room was clean and simple with touch of class.
the service was great too... people were really helpful and never snobby!!! wish there was a liassidi around the world cos i wud definitlely be a loyal customer!!
Art by the yard buta great bath
The best bath I ever had-everything worked-jacuzzi whipped their bath foam to a froth when I needed it most- It had rained all day. Art seems to have been purchased by the yard -modern Italian furniture design was combined with gilt-service at breakfast was neither warm nor friendly but the food was good and adequate. Location excellent--large gathering room would serve groups very well. (written by a former state tourism PR person) If I were going for comfort rather than charm, I'd opt for this. Little golden hands hold the hand rail--nice touch!
Great Rooms, Super Location, Fantastic Staff - this place has got it all!!
Cracking place to stay in a cracker of a city. I can't recommend this place highly enough!!