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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Orion Venice
Very cheeful atmosphere clean.a good spot next to square
very clean and pleasant hotel
A very good 2*
A surprisingly good hotel - first impressions are deceptive. I had a single room on the top floor - which was actually a very tasteful small double with a view! The bathroom was miniscule.The reception staff were exceedingly helpful but I think my willingness to try to speak Italian helped a little.
Hotel was in a great spot next to St.Mark's Square and a short walk from the vaporetto stop. Rooms were small and basic but comfortable and the staff were helpful. The rooms were very hot as the airconditioning was turned off so you had to open the windows at night to cool the room down but this let in all the noise from the street below which meant you had to decide which was the most annoying. I think this might be a common problem in Venice as the narrow street carry the noise. Overall a good hotel in a great position.
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Orion Venice
Travel Blogs from Venice
... is such a change from the buses, trains and subways!! Once at Murano, we discovered that it was the home of Guerrieri Hand Blown glass. The demonstration was so amazing...it was like your eyes couldn't believe what was happening right in front of you. One minute he had a glob of melted glass, then two minutes later he had a horse. It was crazy!!! After the demonstration, we were ushered into the ...
... is beautiful, romantic - all of the things you'd expect. But it is also crowded and caught somewhere between beauty and decay. Apparently they built a new building here several years ago and the weight of the new concrete and building materials caused the buildings around it to sink and be damaged. As a result, nothing new will ...
... The Doge’s Palace was big; there were lots
of prisons. In San Marco square there were so many pigeons and people were
feeding them. I saw a master
making glass on Murano.
The weather was better the second day and it wasn’t as
crowded. There are 120 islands that make up Venice and 120 churches. The
gondola trip was very peaceful.
Rome and Venice are tied with five***** each.
Arrivederci a ...
... royals on board from Qatar – the reason being is because they are considering starting a cruise line and wanted to see how things worked … it may well be that some older ships are sold to them if they proceed. So you heard it here first folks and if it isn’t true, well it’s a good story.
With that we put our bags out, and hit the sack after setting the alarm clock and hand washing a few items that will dry overnight.
... we watched and listen to the going-ons of the local crowd that slowly filled up the place. It was an excellent experience, and another view at the local culture.
Sadly, the rain wasn't letting up, so we rushes out of All'Arco, down the laneways to our spartment, and with the temperature steadily dropping we decided to retire early for the night.
Hopefully, the boat strike will not carry over to tomorrow.