Travel Blogs from Venice
The last time I saw Stace was a month ago for my birthday. Although we talked on the phone daily it just wasn't enough, I was missing her terribly and I thought Venice would be the perfect place to reunite. Originally it was going to be a surprise, but it turned out much too hard to keep it from her, so much to her delight I let her in on my secret …
... every now and again to see the rosy glow. Perhaps this made it better, as each turn led to a new bout of amazement at how stunning it was with each passing minute.
Now we're back in our hotel, double-checking that everything's correctly packed for our morning flight to Paris. I'm excited to be going back, but at the same time know it means the end of the vacation part of our trip for several months to come.
... Arrived Dubai a and had about 4 hours stop over and then boarded flight for Venice. Transfer was waiting in nice Mercedes van and we were off to the ship in no time Very smooth embarkation process and in no time we were in our cabin. Bags were delivered quickly and by dinner we had everything unpacked and sorted. Very nice evening. A very long journey however and we were very ...
... at Burano some 15 minutes after arriving at Mazzorbo. The whole journey from the Royal Princess had taken almost 2 hours.
Burano is probably the most colourful landmass in the famous Venetian lagoon. Its buildings are painted in blue, peppermint, a reddy brown sort of colour and yellow. The houses are coloured so that fishermen way out at sea could recognise their own abodes. I’m not too sure how the fishermen could recognise their house if there were only 4 ...
... the water buses) who narrowly avoid the water taxis, who are dodging the cruise ships which totally dwarf and nearly swamp the odd rocking gondola!! Its chaotic but strangely quiet. According to Venetian regulations no horns are allowed and even the cruise ships are banned from making announcements on board until the ship has docked. ...... The ship docks just after noon and although this is our final cruise destination, we will still sleep on the ship ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Locanda Sant'Agostin Venice
Charming & Great Location
Stayed here for 3 nights very recently. It's newly renovated. Quaint mix of old charm with fresh light colors. Our room was surprisingly spacious and elegantly decorated, with a large, modern and well-appointed bathroom. The location is ideal, a short walk to the Rialto bridge and the station, so you have the city at your feet. Staff extremely courteous and helpful. I highly recomend it.
A great hotel in the perfect location. The room was very comfortable and had a wonderful canal view. Staff were incredibly nice and helpful.
They gave us advice on restaurants where the food was great, prices were OK and tourists were for the most part non-existent (imagine that it Venice). Best of all was the hotel location, near enough to everything, but off the beaten path. We were there for three nights and we highly recommend it. One of the best hotel stays we've had anywhere.
Perfect Hospitality in Venice
We should like to heartily recommend the Locanda Sant'Agostin. We were spending a few days on a city-break and really appreciated the warm welcome, helpfulness and reliability of all the staff . The comfort and cleanliness of the bedroom and all public areas was second-to-none.
Finally, the location of the hotel meant very easy access to all areas of interest in the city.
A great place to stay
We just returned from a four nights stay at the Locanda Sant'Agostin.
The location is ideal, within easy walking distance to everything, and the price is right. The staff is extremely helpful and accommodating.
They speak fluent English and will help with directions, suggestions, restaurants and concerts. The breakfast was good and convenient. You get coffee or tea, juice, bread and croissants. Our room had the charm of an old hotel (old Murano ceilings, period furniture, parquet floor ) and contained all of the necessary amenities. This hotel is great if you are looking for a welcoming, clean, affordable and centrally located hotel in the historical centre of Venice.
Great Small Hotel
We really enjoyed our stay. We found the staff very friendly and helpful, we were given the names of excellent and reasonably priced restaurants in the immediate area. Our room was one of the most beautiful I have ever stayed in ( with a marble bathroom!). We will certainly go back to Locanda Sant'Agostin on our next trip to Venice.
I stayed 6 nights and the interior decoration is so moving! Especially, the furnitures and the room lights made with Venezian glass are very beautiful. The hotel-owner is so kindly and helpful. However, they cleaned out my room once a coulple of days. Furthermore, they sent my fax message to the wrong number. If your stay is short, Locanda Sant'agostin would be ok, but in case of long stay, I would not reccomend it.
We spent 2 nights at this hotel in October 2003 and would definately stay there again. The location was close enough to access main attractions and far enough away to provide a peaceful and ambiant atmosphere away from the more heavily trafficked tourist areas. We were able to walk from the train station and enjoyed the peacful streets and beautiful squares and canals along the way. Our room was large and had a sofa that could be made into a bed as well as the very comfortable large bed. The bathroom was spacious as well and had a partial shower door, something uncommon in European hotels but extremely helpful. The large windows have exterior shutters as well as 2 layers of glass windows and interior shutters, keeping the room very quiet. The owners were friendly and helpful and recommended a very good place to eat nearby where we had 2 excellent but not expensive dinners. The breakfast was traditional European continental (no hot foods) and quite adequate, served in a lovely setting. The reception area is one floor above ground level so there is one flight of stairs. Overall we were extremely satisfied.
Perfect location, excellent accommodation
We stayed at the Locanda Sant Agostin for two nights in July. We have been to Venice many times before and this time decided to stay well away from St Marks square. We were almost in the middle of the island and within walking distance of all the sights. Our room, which was beautifully decorated with a marble bathroom, was at the front overlooking a small canal and square where the locals gathered in the bar so a great atmosphere. Very helpful host so we ate well but not expensively. If you want to see some of the "real" Venice this is the place.
My best stay in Venice ever. Excellent hotel which I would certainly recommend to family or friends travelling to Venice. Easy to find if you use a map; this is a stylish and classical hotel with wonderfully helpful and charming staff. The location of the hotel is great; about 10 minutes walk from Rialto Bridge and then another 10 minutes to St.
Very nice hotel!Stayed there for 2 nights in a well furnished big room with canal-vieuw,lovely bathroom and excellent ,large bed!The hotel-keeper was extremely helpfull and kind.