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Woke up feeling super tired today- I'm sure it had nothing to do with having stayed up so late the night before. Weather was cloudy but warm- very comfortable. Breakfast was yogurt, croissant with Nutella, cheese, ham, juice, and a cappuccino with the letters "OK" dusted on top in cocoa powder. I love Italy!
TG got together for a walking …
We are driving through the Austrian Tirol today! Breakfast was same as the day before. Weather is clear and sunny. As soon as we're all settled inside the coach, Jennifer pops in a CD. It’s the soundtrack to "The Sound of Music" and those of us who know it… (ME) sang along the whole way! What a fun memory. We also listened to Mozart, …
Well, so much for more frequent updates. We don't have Internet access in our room here and sitting in the hallway of the hotel to do blog updates has inhibited us a bit. That said, the allure of Venice would have been enough of a distraction even if there was web access in the room. So it's the afternoon of day three here and we're just now …
... Venice.. With a map of course but still, I purposefully got us lost on a few occasions because getting lost in Venice means really discovering it ( haha well that was what I claimed!) The shops were riddled with colour, glitter and glass art plus too many masks to even try on! Zoe and I did our best though and on several occasions were left with glitter on our faces we simply couldn't get off!! :) Ben gave the colour filter application on our camera ...
... than me so I had an hour or so by myself and decided to explore the streets in the opposite direction but I got worried that I'd get lost and miss the bus so headed back to the meeting point early and sat on the cool ground waiting for the bus to arrive. When I arrived back at the campsite Jennie and Shaun were having a picnic out the front of our tent with Tahlia, a girl who was also traveling on Busabout. I joined them and not long later we all started drinking. We played ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Mercurio Venice
An exceptionally well run hotel. This is an absolute gem. We had a canal view room opposite Mozart's house, a prime route for the gondolas to come down, it was large and clean, air conditioned and the atmosphere the proximity to the canal generated was truely unforgettable. The management could not do enough for you, from holding your baggage to providing a plentiful and included in the price breakfast. It is very central, and if you are bringing your bags from the boat drop off point at St. Marks, it is just one bridge to go over which makes life very easy. You can find a lot of very average hotels in Venice, but by my experience this hotel is a real gem and should not disappoint you.
Charming, great location, friendly staff
Our stay at the Mercurio in mid-July 2004 was lovely. The staff was friendly and our room clean, comfortable, and most importantly for the time of year, had a great air-conditioning system! The location is excellent. Breakfast was tasty and a nice way to start the day. Especially considering the affordable price, I would definitely stay there again!
The hotel was in a very convenient location, 5-min from St. Marco. It's in a very small street (about 1 yard wide) so it could be hard to find at first, but most Venice streets are hard to find. Our room was really small, perhaps the smallest in the hotel. It could barely fit a queen size bed and two small nightstands. But it has a cute balcony overlooking the courtyard. I took a peak into other rooms when the maids were cleaning and found they were larger than ours. So if you want to avoid this small room on the top floor, make sure to mention this.
Very good for the price
The best thing about this hotel is the location. Not only is it right near St. Mark's Square - it's easy to get to by public transportation. Yes, it could have been fancier, but it was clean and the people were friendly & helpful.
If you are on a budget (hotels in Venice are VERY expensive), this is a nice alternative.
I went to Venice with my wife for 2 days and we wanted a simple, but nice hotel, not too expensive and near everything. We decided to go to the hotel Mercurio based on previous reviews and were not disappointed.
Wonderful in Venice
This hotel is perfect. Staff are terrific, friendly and helpful. Location is 5 minutes from St Marks. Food is everwhere - be sure to visit Rosa Rosa around the corner. Rooms are small but that's standard in Venice. Breakfast, the staff and a cool room made the days of hiking around much easier - Thank you Monica. Stayed 4 nights in August.