San Giorgio degli Schiavoni Apartments
Travel Blogs from Venice
What a busy and jam packed day Venice was for the Kives family! This was our disembarkation day from the ship, and the day for us to explore Venice. Once we had finally gone through the madness of getting off the ship (which actually wasn't so bad since it was around 930 am). The four of jammed into a taxi and went on our merry little way to our hotel.
Once we were settled and ready to go, we went to the train station so we could explore Venice. After a very scenic train ...
... to enjoy the square lit up in the evening, and the ambience of the music and servers in white dinner jackets. I ordered a bellini; this is nothing like the slushy, overly sweet concoctions served at some restaurants back home. This is the delightful traditional cocktail consisting of peach purée and sparkling wine. We can now say we've had drinks at the same place as Casanova, Lord Byron and Charles Dickens. We hopped on the vaporetto and arrived at the ...
... our train to Venice! Arrived in Venice in one piece. Cue my dumb comment "I didn't know Venice was an island???" Felt very guilty when I realised that Venice is ALL bridges with stairs and it is ridiculously easy to get lost there. We weren't smart enought to figure out we could take a waterbus to a place closer to our hostel, either that or we were too tired to even be bothered trying. Attempted to lift my suitcase up the stairs and was quickly banned by ...
... 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 ...
... in all, I took around 800 pictures in one day (already edited down to less than 300. The weather was absolutely perfect and Venice is a paradise for picture taking. I’ve heard that people say it is just like Disney World. That may be, but is the original, real-deal thing and is unending in its alleyways, canals, unique buildings, unique tourists, and so forth. Here the worn ...
Other places to stay in Venice
Dorsoduro, Venice | 5 star hotel
- Best view in Venice
- Amazing hotel
- A true 5 star hotel
Castello, Venice | 5 star hotelfrom $559
- Scusarme- did you say 5 star hotel? No way!
- Loved it
- Nice, but not the best
San Marco, Venice | 5 star hotelfrom $472
- Best Hotel in Venice
- GREAT GREAT GREAT !
San Marco, Venice | 5 star hotelfrom $451
- Recommend Westin Europa
- Good Location - Bad Service - Wornout
- Awful - Luxury Price - Rude Worthless Service - Worn Accomodations
Mestre, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $160
Mestre, Venice | 1 star hotelfrom $87
San Marco Mercerie, 760, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $300
- Great location, friendly staff.
- Good Place
- It's OK really
Mestre, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $115
Santa Croce, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $90
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- Clean, but dated
- Nice but out of the way
Cannaregio, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $186
- A grand choice
- The Best
- Excellent Hotel
San Marco, Venice | Hotelfrom $492
San Marco, Venice | 5 star hotelfrom $404
- Our favorite hotel in Venice!
- One of the top hotels in the world?
Cannaregio, Venice | 3 star hotelfrom $158
- A great hotel!
- Nice Place
San Marco, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $272
- Quite Pleased
- Misled by the 4* rating
- Honesty's a better policy
San Marco, Venice | 5 star hotelfrom $327
- Stunning Hotel. Great Staff
- Pleasantly surprised
- Like a wonderful dream!
San Marco, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $163
- Great for a winter break
- Woderful Stay
Cannaregio, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $232
- Worst place to rest your Head
Castello, Venice | 3 star hotelfrom $183
- THE WORST HOTEL I EVER STAYED AT IN MY LIFE
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- Quintessetial venician
San Marco 1332, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $306
- Loved it!
- A superb hotel and location
- Great hotel, great location
Mestre, Venice | 3 star hotelfrom $98
Santa Croce, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $213
- Good old Sofitel
- Excellent Hotel !
- Excellent Sofitel.
San Marco, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $223
- Charming Hotel with Great Location
- A good adress
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San Marco, Venice | 3 star hotelfrom $189
- Absolute worst hotel I have ever stayed at!
- Best location in Venice
- Very central location
San Marco, Venice | 5 star hotel
- A place to come home to
- A classic example of the Hit-and-Run Strategy
- Not a Five Star Rating
Cannaregio, Venice | 4 star hotelfrom $80
- Lovely Hotel in Quiet Part of Lovely City
- Good, quiet stay
- 40th wedding anniversary enjoyed.
San Marco, Venice | 3 star hotelfrom $161
- Loved it all - used Italiatour
- Great value, clean, great breakfast
- Good experience in Venice