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Travel Blogs from Venice
We started the day by checking out the hotel! It was certainly value for money and in a great spot!
Breakfast was really delicious too! The fruit platter was amazing, every fruit know to man.....
Later we wandered, had a coffee (as you do!) then strolled back to the hotel where we collected the cases and got the porter to take them over the steps for us which made life easy. From there we strolled to the boat for checkin with was fast and ...
... sussed out the station. We knew where the cafe was, so we made a beeline for that through the crowds and found a table we could camp at for a while. There is very little seating at major stations, so you have to be a bit cunning to get a seat. We had a snack for lunch and followed that with coffee to stretch our seating time. Getting on to the train to Venice was a circus. There were crowds of people ...
... answers. Our roommates were a couple from Toronto and were both travelling around Europe for a couple of weeks. They were having a nap when we got in and by the time James and I got back in the evening we were too tired to go out with them. They offered to take me around Toronto when I get there though which was really nice.
After checking in at the hostel, we walked to St. Mark's square via the Rialto Bridge and then all the way down ...
... was about 35 minutes and then we had free time for 3 hours. We made our way to the Rialto Bridge for great views of the Grand Canal. Got a bit lost on the way back, so stopped off for lunch, the pasta is fantastic! By this time I wanted to do some shopping so Kevin went up the bell tower for the views, and I managed to get the Venetian mask and other bits and pieces I wanted. The crowds were incredible, cruise ships passengers everywhere and ...
... but at least quicker than the day we arrived. At the train station we put our luggage into the hold so we didnt have to worry about it while we walked around Venice and we also purchased our tickets for Lucca.
Our train for Lucca was due to depart at 13.27…which meant we had all of 2 ½ hours before we came back to the station. All we wanted to do was walk down to the Piazza San Marco but the walk ended up taking much longer than anticipated…we did ...
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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.