Travel Blogs from Venice
... br> The gondola ride was nice as well. Following a friend's advice we avoided the crush of gondolas on the main canal and found a lone gondolier off a back alley and had a quiet romantic trip through back alleys.
Erin and I both really enjoyed Venice but we also both agreed that a day trip was more than enough for us. Murano island is nearby and if we'd spent a second day in the area I think I ...
... two here and the sun again was lighting up the intricate waterways of the city - perfect gondola weather. We decided to stick to backstreets if we could today and it's amazing the difference being one street back makes. The architecture of the city means the sound of the main streets and public piazzas is blocked from reaching these residential streets so it was the perfect opportunity for us to enjoy the romance of Venetian springtime. I know we've mentioned ...
... be done as inexpensively as anywhere else in Italy. It's a matter of knowing where to look. Certainly shops and cafes around San Marco Square are expensive, but as the place is one huge tourist trap that is to be expected. We are looking forward to experiencing Venice on a Saturday morning and visiting Murano, the island where all the glass is made. When I was here 34 years ago I wnet to Murano and bought some lovely smoked glass animal ...
So have you heard the one about the Australian, the Texan, and the Englishman who met in an Irish pub in Venice.... Believe it or not this was our second night in Venice, but I will get to that later.
(Helen is writing the following – read it slowly as I'm a slow typist). Our arrival in Venice at 10pm was fraught with angst. We were bussed from the plane to the airport, picked up our luggage then somehow found ourselves on another bus hurtling for ...
I have been thinking about my days in Venice quite a bit and decided I should do a little entry on it. I was only able to spend two days in Venice, which is definitely enough time to see everything but you can never get tired of it. I arrived in Venice on December 18. After a very long and terrifying experience in the Frankfurt airport, I was so glad to see my friend waiting for me. All my worries and stress went out the door and I was ready to start my vacation. It was ...
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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.