Travel Blogs from Venice
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Wow, either Jude and I are becoming self appointed experts or we are learning how to travel!
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 …
... 29 yrold legend) and get back to our hotel. The reason we don't stay on the island is because the island pretty much shuts down at night and would be so expensive for the tour. It really is an exclusive island for the rich and the famous. ByrneyMacks Venice Wrap Venice, I wouldn't say I was let down but I wasn't over awed in any way. Now before you think WTF, it is really a beautiful city. Remember it is Italy, therefore it's not as clean cut as what ...
... at Ristorante Quadri was good. It was well seasoned, creative, flavorful, and very pretty to look at (see the pictures attached). But it wasn't so much so that an appetizer should have cost €55 ($71.50). This is just food after all...something I am just going to turn into, well, you know... That's some expensive ****... ;-) Luckily the portions weren't too ridiculously small, which is often the case in restaurants such as this. But, for that much money, we should have gotten ...
... had lined up to ride the lift to the top of the Campanile or tour the interior of St. Mark’s. So, we strolled perimeter and stopped at the Caffe Florian for lemon sodas and a chance to hear more lovely music. For that restful stop, we paid 31Euros (12 for musicians, 19 for two sodas) – priceless at any price!
Before long, it was time to head to San Basilio dock where our ferry awaited. We boarded and ...
... he had resold the room. I lost the plot. So not only did neither of them let us know that it wasn't the real price they both didn't tell us that they resold the room, So we both trekked around Venice to try and find a hotel that was never ours. What a joke. He didn't think we would want the room because it was double the price but he doesn't know that, so it was rude of him to even think that. We booked that hotel because of the price, location, air con and ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Lux Venice
We came here not expecting too much as we had read a couple of bad reviews on trip advisor - we really looked for best priced availability close to the action... We arrived and the staff were really helpful getting our bags up some flights of stairs to the rooms. They even offered to get up at at 3.30am for our flight out to get us breakfast of which we politely declined eventually agreeing to have them pack us a brekky for the kids. Overall a cute hotel close to the action. We liked it.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Lux Venice
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.
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.
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.