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Our Trenitalia 4 hour trip from Rome to Venice went lovely. We had a new train that had properly functioning air conditioning for a cost of 65 Euros!! We arrived in Venice, another city without cars. We …
... into the back pocket of Jonah Hill’s skinny jeans but there were just so many different things to see, it was almost overwhelming, you just didn’t know where to look. Like during Men’s Olympic Wrestling.
Moving on. Rome: ****** park, ****** river, but great gelato. So weird. And then there was this place called the Sixty’s Chapel, which seemed really popular for some reason, even though I didn’t see any full piece bathing costumes, ...
... walk back to the apartment. Just as well, as the heavens opened just as we were crossing the last bridge, so we were able to dash around the corner without getting soaked. The rain didn't last too long, however, and we were able to go out for dinner nearby, and check the canal levels - there was a forecast of 80-85cm, but I don't think it got much beyond 75cm. Over 80cm is classed as high, and involves some minor flooding of low lying ...
... queues for the basilica – this prompted the first quote of the day from Grant “I don’t queue for nothing!” – followed by “well maybe a big rugby game”. Hence we only looked at the basilica from the outside.
We stopped for morning coffee at cafe in St Mark's square - we knew it would be expensive, but it was 45 euros for 2 coffees and 2 cokes - however that did include 6 euros per adult for ...
Gilles Nicault - Chester Kidder
Gilles Nicault left the University of Avignon with a four year degree in Viticulture and Enology. He honed his craft in the fabled hillside vineyards and wineries of Cote Du Rhone, Provence and Champagne. Then, already a vintner of rising fame, Gilles traveled to America. He wanted to see for himself if reports of outstanding noble grapes from the eastern slopes of Washington state were indeed true.
His tour took him ...
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Thumbs up Hotel Lux
We stayed in this Hotel in May 2004 and found it very good. As the reviews on tripadvisor were good we decided to opt with it - this was our second trip to Venice so we wanted to be near St Mark's Square. Hotel Lux is just 2 streets away (in Venice this is nothing) and you can get all of the main waterbuses at the nearest stop (San Zaccaria) which is maybe 100-200 metres away. We were lucky to stay in room 403 - worth the climb up the stairs as the room had a small roof terrace adjoining(with view of St Marks). The room was nicely decorated, very clean, had excellent airconditioning, with a TV and minibar. Breakfast is basic continental but very nice. Staff were very friendly and spoke very good English. Only downside was that there wasn't any elevator.
Excellent location, Good Service
This place is wonderfully located. How you get off the Taxi 51 at San Zacaria and it is about 100 steps ahead. That is a great convenience (if you have luggage) as there are no taxis in Venice.
The hotel is very close to the heart of venice San Marco. So you can stroll over to San Marco and walk a few blocks to Rialto Bridge anytime.
Negatives: 1. No elevator so you may be climbing upto the 4th floor depending on your location.
2. Some of the staff folks are clueless. Finding the phone # to the airport was an unsurmountable task for them. But there seems to be no phone book in venice. Don't trust their advise on getting to the airport 30 minutes prior get there 2 hours before flight time. Arrange private water taxi if you need to.
Overall, great place. Expensive compared to rome and florence hotels but so is everthing in venice.
We found Lux Hotel simply great. It's a small but charm hotel located just two blocks away from St. Marks's Square. Even when it has no lift the hotel is so nice, clean and the staff is so kind. They assigned us to room N? 501, it was located at the attic of the main building of the hotel (there is also Casa Lux, an annex of the hotel, located ten meters away). Our room was tiny with our own escalator and the decoration makes the room look like a boat with carpeted floors, white-clean linen and computer controlled heat (from the reception). Nice bathroom with shower and tile floor. We did not have a great sight of the city from the room, but the bells from the St. Mark's Tower nicely wake us up every morning. We recommend this hotel and will surely go back when we get the chance to go to Venice again.
The hotel has a great location - only a couple of minutes from St Mark's Square.
The room was large and comfortable with a view onto a small courtyard.
The only complaint we have is regarding the breakfast. This was actually in another building (not Hotel Lux) and was very cramped and always busy. The breakfast itself was very basic consisiting of just bread rolls and croissants.
We would still recommend this hotel for the price and location, just don't expect a hearty breakfast !!
Couldnt have asked for a nicer place to stay
We stayed here in July 03, we could not get over how centrally located it was for the price we paid, its the perfect location and a lovely hotel with st. mark's square almost at its door step! Couldnt have asked for a nicer place to stay! Its stunning!
When the hotel told me that they were close to St.Mark's Square, I was sceptical as the price seemed pretty reasonable. In actual fact, the location couldn't have been better. The room I was given was also very pleasantly decorated. Not much to view out the window though, but no complaints there as time spent in Venice would mostly be outdoors, and not in the hotel room. The staff are truly pleasant, from the front desk lady, Margharita, to the night shift desk guy, Houssain. All in all it was a good stay, although you should be prepared to walk as there are no lifts in the hotel. Still, I say 2 thumbs up for this place!
I booked the Lux online and was really nervous about it. The location was absolutely fantastic, right by the Ducal palace and the bridge of sighs. There were recent renovations, and the room was beautiful if a bit small. The airconditioning was first rate. There was no elevator so this may be an issue if you have any difficulty with stairs. The staff is happy to help with luggage. Such a pleasant suprise at a reasonable price.