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... we probably won't be able to access the apartment from the canal front courtyard door as the flooding will have covered the canal-side walkway. Already people are walking around with gum boots on. It must be interesting living here.
Tomorrow (Sunday) we take the train to Florence, where more rain is forecast. We are thinking of upgrading our wet weather gear to the Italian heavy duty stuff.
Until next time....
... was kind enough to let me leave work to buy pastries. Not coincidentally, they were the first to choose their pastries when I returned to work.
When you leave a plate of pastries out in the office, everyone asks whose birthday it is or who bought a new car or had a kid/grandkid which are apparently the other reasons you might bring pastries to work. Once they are told the reason for the celebration, they take a pastry and give the pastry ...
... on the windowsills have begun to wilt. Despite the changing season, the cruise ships are still in port and the throngs of visitors take over the city.
As we soon discovered, the less touristy areas are far more enjoyable than those very inundated areas. But we had to be sure to visit St.Mark's Square, or Piazza San Marco, which is the main square of Venice and where Troy had his most expensive and worst espresso of the entire trip! Throngs ...
... stepping back in time. Only the presence of parked scooters put paid to this illusion. Still it was fascinating and very easy to get disorientated and end up lost. The knights of St John ruled until 1552, when the Turks with 200,000 men attacked the city with its 700 knights and 6000 local helpers. Six months later, the Turks had lost 90,000 men and 170 knights and 1500 helpers survived. A truce was called and the knights fell back to Malta, where they continued to hold there ...
... Ewww, Venice is dirty" school of thought. After a couple of stops, we snagged seats in the bow area, which is the best area of the vaporetto to get a birds-eye view of the Grand Canal. I felt beyond blessed to be back on the Grand Canal with Jay and Jacques, the loves of my life, as well as our dear friends, Mikey, Deigh, and Chloe.
What’s so special about the Grand Canal? ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPalace Bonvecchiati Venice
The best so far! Mum would love the bathroom
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Historical Traveler Reviews Palace Bonvecchiati Venice
I was amazed to read the most recent review of this hotel - we have just retured from a weekend there (19th Dec) and found it to be most enjoyable.
The hotel was gorgeous - we were upgraded to a junior suite - all cream leather and chocolate wood. The room was ultra modern, clean and a delight to stay in - a lovely respite from the cold weather in Venice.
You can't beat the location - a stones throw from St. Marks, Rialto etc, with staff who were most pleasant , welcoming and efficient
The room rate of EUR108.00 per night was hard to beat and great value for money.
Would definitely recommend to friends/ family.
"I was staying for 3 nights in early October which was a peak travel period. I paid $700 per night which was staggering. I expected a decent room with a view of more than a wall but hey its venice so i didnt complain. I did complain when I found the sheets to have a large blood stain in the middle of the bed(2" in diameter). I also complained when i woke up in the middle of the big itching because there were fleas in the bed. I was irate and asked the manager. In response I was told "its not a problem with the bed or the room, its venice" I know there is a bug problem in venice but at $700 per night I would have thought they would take care of it for me. I asked for a refund on the last night's stay, and am waiting to hear back from the manager.
Nice looking hotel
I stayed this hotel from 11/25 to 11/27 with my wife and had a good experience. Hotel is almost brand new and room had very modern interior. There was enough space like American hotel and equipment were all good except internet access. I thought their internet access is free but they charged me 10euro per hour. Per day was around 18euro. Great breakfast included my reservation from Summit Hotel & Resort in spit of cheap price. There were egg, hams, cheese, salmon, fruits, lots of breads, etc. I was very happy from morning to night with their good service.
Stayed at the Palace Bonvechiatti in mid-November for 3 nights. Almost new facility with very high spec of in-room equipment & some cool, modern decor. Breakfast was very good with a wide choice of items in a pleasant, if somewhat cramped, room.
Having no restaurant is not a great handicap as Venice has a few of it's own, several almost on the hotel doorstop.
Definitely a hotel I would revisit as it's in a great location & couldn't fault the room or standard of service.
Stylish hotel ,excellent location
we stayed at this hotel in october for 3 nights the last of which was in a suite which is highly recommended. Venice is not the cheapest place in the world and bearing that in mind i thought that this hotel was great value, especially if you shop around online(try rates to go). cant comment on the breakfast and there isnt a restaurant but there are plenty in the area. some of the other reviews complain about the directions given to the hotels but venice is like a medieval maze which is all part of the fun. you wont be dissapointed if you stay here unless your after something authentic. cant give it 5 stars without a restaurant.
My boyfriend and I stayed at the Palace Bonvecchiati between August 30 and September 3rd 2004 and all I can say is that this hotel was real treat. After a world-wind summer that included Santorini, Mykonos, Athens and Rome we were running low on funds but still not ready to head back to reality. We originally wanted to end our trip with a few more relaxing days in the sun but had difficulty planning such a trip on such short notice that we figured we'd stick to one final major city. Venice was the perfect choice. Probably the most surreal place I have had the pleasure to visit.
What luck we had! I had originally made reservations at the Hotel St. Elena for our stay in Venice. However when we got there they said there was some problem with our room and they told us that they had made us reservations at the Palace Bonvecchiati and sent us on our way.
The Palace is very new - its chosen motif is Italian modern. The directions provided by the web site AND the people at the hotel from the Rialto water taxi stop were horrible.
This is the hotel we would strongly recommend. My parents stayed there 3 nights for their 60th Birthday. They were being upgraded to a canel view superior room. Helpful staff, Great Room with fully Air-conditioning. The hotel was brand new and it's just recently finished. Remember not to miss their in house lovely breakfast...otherwise you would be definitely regret!!
I guess we are the first to post a review of this hotel. We just returned from our trip to Italy (mid-August, 2004). We stayed at the Palace Bonvecchiati for two nights. We were only reserved for one night, but liked it so much, decided to stay an extra day. It was wonderful. The hotel had just opened and we were the first visitors to our rooms (we held two rooms). They are still working out some minor kinks, but this should not affect you by the time you book. I can tell you that this is a truly elegant hotel, unlike any else you will experience in Venice. It is conveniently located close to St Mark's square and the staff is superb, and extremely helpful. For example, one of the reasons we had booked at the hotel was that we wanted a place with fitness (hard to find in Venice). When we arrived, we found that the facility was closed due to a broken water pipe. However, the staff arranged for a pass for our son to use a gym facilty nearby at their expense. The facility was fixed by that evening and the next day he used it. We very much enjoyed the contemporary decor and the very up to date equipment (TVs, etc.) in the rooms. I should also tell you that we got this room for much less than other well known hotels of inferior quality. I pressume this is because it has just opened and people don't know it yet - so ours were rates that probably won't last. None the less, I'm sure there will still be good deals available. In short, we highly recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to Venice.