Travel Blogs from Venice
... big day arrived when we fought our way through the crowds, up the Rialto Bridge and then I hear a little voice from the past; "Four Eyes, over here!" There was Fatcat's smiling face all of about two metres directly in front of me! We decided on having lunch overlooking the Rialto Bridge on the banks of the Grand Canal as one does - just seemed the right thing to do! ...
... as he was very eager to see Venice like I was. We'd both been talking about the place a lot during that morning. I wasn't so sure what to expect as I had no idea - but still excited none the less. Caught the train which took about 1/2 hour. Landed there and we were all blown away by the beauty of the place and also by the lack of crowds which Barry was saying all of the time. The summer crowds are incredible with so many people all packing on to the island. We ...
... levels, the buildings were also sinking due to poor foundations.
We passed Accademia which is where all the local art is housed including Leonardo De Vinci’s Vitruvian man which is only on display two weeks of the year due to trying to preserve it. We walked across the Pont Accademia which is one of the main bridges crossing the Grand Canal (largest canal in Venice). We walked through to St Marks’s square and had quick look in the cathedral. St Mark tomb is inside ...
... fashioned hotel compared to the other places I had stayed at, still it was clean and had breakfast even if it was bloody mean, still not a problem I was only there to sleep and I was surrounded by restaurants and coffee shops. After a quick shower it was off to bed where I slept soundly for close on thirteen hours
After so much trouble the night before I thought it might be a good idea if I orientated myself, the rail station was ...
... and to watch and experience how the city has learned to live with this unique city scape.
This was our second trip to Venice so we were digging a bit deeper than St. Mark's Square and the Grand Canal. But we could not resist making our first stop St. Mark's just to pay our respects and remind ourselves of its beauty. The rich mosaics that cover its walls are truly something to take in and at times it seems the gold of the mosaics is ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Relais Venezia Venice
Superb hotel and location!
My husband and I just returned from a two week stay in Italy and Venice was our last stop. We can't say enough wonderful things about this hotel. It's brand new - opened in October and it's fabulous. The staff is so helpful and the hotel is beautiful. Also - you can't get a better location - it's superb - just between San March square and the Rialto bridge. You will not need to ride the water bus (taxi) to get to either - it's within a great walking distance of everywhere. The photos are exactly what you will get - it's all beautiful. This hotel was simply wonderful!!
Excellent Relais Venezia
Really charming boutique hotel in excellent central location, midway between St Mark's Square & Rialto Bridge. Staff friendly and helpful. Room simply but tastefully furnished - bathroom immaculate, and everywhere spotless. Breakfast was simple but entirely adequate. Would certainly stay there again without hesitation.
As an aside, suggest you take a hairdryer, as those provided are not powerful and awkward to use. Also I got bitten by mosquitoes, so suggest you take a plug in zapper with you. Note that they don't accept credit cards for less than 3 nights' stay.
Instructions on how to get there were provided clearly and helpfully. All the staff we met were charming and informative.
just stayed here for 3 nights, booked 2 rooms (201,202)
- good location (if you want to be in the centre) between st mark's square and rialto bridge
- friendly and helpful staff
- clean, modern, quiet
- decent size rooms
- room 202 very dark, overlooks a small smelly courtyard!!
- no bath, and shower floods whole bathroom floor
breakfast was ok, served in room or in small lobby area
Overall, I thought the hotel was ok but characterless. The problem with the view and bathroom in room 202 mean I would not stay here again.
Great location but a bit overpriced
We stayed in Relais Venezis last March. Location is really excellent. The rooms are reasonably sized and spotless. Bathroom floors can get flooded by the shower.
Breakfast is fine and but nothing to write home about, the lift rarely works.
We requested twin beds but arrived to find a double that they could not seperate that first night. We had an e-mail to state this but the hotel kept saying it was our fault - even though I had the e-mail in my hand. This is probably above average for venice but as a person who travels very regularly I felt a bit let down
Nice Hotel and great location
My husband and I stayed at this small hotel for a week. The owner of the hotel made us feel as if we were visiting in his home and not staying in a hotel. Everybody in the hotel spoke English and was eager to help us out, whether we needed directions, reservations at restaurant, concerts or for private boat service to the airport. The room was small but lovely, modern and stylish. The whole property, including the rooms, is very clean and furnished with high-class. Moreover the location is great: the hotel is located behind San Marco Square and it is only a 5 minutes walk to Rialto. We loved our stay and when we go back to Venice next time we will once again book a room in this beautiful small hotel.
Cet hôtel est absolument excellentissime, d'un raffinement et d'une classe et d'un confort et d'une hospitalité devenus très rares dans les hôtels de nos jours (en dehors des palaces). Superbement placé et super calme (aucun bruit) c'est l'endroit idéal pour rester quelques jours à Venise sans avoir à se soucier du confort une fois rentré à la chambre : tout est neuf, décoré avec goût, bien chauffé, et absolument nickel. Le proprio est extrêmement chaleureux et avenant, un jeune qui a visiblement transformé la maison familiale en petit hôtel de luxe à des prix qui ne sont pas de luxe, compte tenu de ce qui est offert. Ascenceur pour les personnes handicapées, chambre spacieuse (!!),petit déjeuner copieux, les chambres du haut ont la vue sur les toits de venise et le Campanile. Webbar à deux mètres, connection modème possible dans les chambres. Ca faisait longtemps qu'on n'avait plus eu une aussi bonne expérience (surtout avec deux petits enfants: à Paris on vous fait la gueule !). C'est pour nous l'adresse la plus sûre et le meilleur rapport qualité prix à venise.
Very special and nice hotel
We want to give en excellent review on this hotel in the heart of Venezia
everything from the quality of the room until the welcoming help and the advise of the so nice osteria that you booked for us was very impressive.
The advise of the osteria were completely what we are searching in Venezia and we would never forget your hotel, our stay and everything linked with venice
You could go in this hotel just making us confidence One advice, book especially the magnificient junior suite 301
My fiance and I had a short break to Venice and stayed at this hotel. We were impressed with the friendliness, knowledge and helpfulness of the staff.We stayed in room 101, which perhaps was not the best located room as it was right next to the sliding entrance door to the hotel and under the stairs to the lobby/breakfast room, but it was clean and comfortable enough for a short stay.For such a small room we were amazed at what they had fitted in with aircon,flat screen t.v.and a modern style shower room (complete with hidden fold out bidet!).The location of the hotel was great and the recommended restaurant from the desk manager was excellent. Breakfast was nothing special though the croissants they served were fresh and tasty.We would stay there again but perhaps specify that we did not have room 101!
We (2 adults & 2 children) stayed here for 5 nights and were very happy with the location, the rooms and the friendly service. For first time visitors, as we were, the location is fantastic - just by (5 mins) San Marco, but also quick to get to Rialto, and the Campo St Maria Formosa. The owners of the 3rd rated hotel on tripadvisor (Locanda D'Agostin) have just opened this little (10 room) inn and the standard of finish and equipment is very high: movement activated lighting, airconditioning etc. We had the top 2 rooms with views out over the rooftops in our case to San Marco Campanile, while the children looked out towards Rialto (see photo). Beds were firm/hard but we slept well. Very well informed and friendly service on hand round the clock, with excellent advice on authentic restaurants.