Travel Blogs from Venice
... and hadn't really seen the sights. I was happy that we'd been out with Simone so much, but Jess really wanted to visit some of the churches that Ravenna is renowned for. As soon as I finished work for the day we headed out, and after some initial confusion regarding mental transpositions of the tourist map we had into Google Maps, we came upon Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra, which looked entirely closed. Closed enough that other tourists were going up to the doors, peering in, ...
... to the hotel AT HIGH SPEED, despite our protestations. We literally ran after him, up steps and over bridges, knocking old ladies and almost stepping on the dying-swan beggars with their donation cups. It was really nerve wracking, but we admitted later that we wouldn't have found it without him and his 15 Euro 'fee' was cheaper than the water taxi. We collapsed at reception, sweating like pigs and the 100% Gucci-groomed conciererge took one look at us ...
... 8217;t able to find them again later. We stopped off at the Boutique del Gelato, place that we liked and had been to on our last visit, to have a treat. Unfortunately for Anoop, his multitasking went wrong as he tried to locate a recommended pizza place on the map while eating his gelato - his second scoop and cone fell splat on the ground. It was a very sorry sight.
After taking a few more pictures and exploring the shops on the Rialto, we set off across Venice to ...
... right station and the 2nd train was
delayed. Needless to say, we missed our night train to Venice by 5 minutes L. So, we had to find accommodations for the night
and buy new tickets for the next morning. We went into at least 10 hotels who
were all booked for the night when we finally found a “hotel” for 50 euros. I
really don’t want to explain what we slept in but it was our ...
... upon an Irish pub and thought, what a great idea, an Irish pub in Venice, let’s have our last drink in Venice here. We stayed there for our 5th...6th...7th...8th..and 9th drinks.
As mentioned above, when we went into the bar and lovely man from Texas invited us to join him and some others for a drink. As we are always keen to chat to new people rather than only each other we decided to ...
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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.