Starhotels Splendid Venice
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The early riser caught the vaporetto to Zattere before the sun rose. The fondamente there is a ripper walk so I went the whole length down the Giudecca and ended up opposite St Marks Square. Retraced steps back to the Accademia Bridge where there were a few desperates like me waiting for a sunrise that never really came. There was a mist which meant the sun had risen for quite a while before we saw ...
... quarrel and the mafia still feared in some locations. The towns even though similar all had their unique charm and warmth that welcomed you. Italians seem to love family and life, it is all about food and going for evening strolls with friends and families. Each day ends with a debrief of the day that passed and plans for the next day.
We loved the crowds and atmosphere of cities such as Rome and ...
Our cruise has drawn to an end, as we've arrived in Budapest this morning. Since the last entry we have been to Vienna, in Austria, which on summers day, would be a beautiful city. Unfortunately, it’s been raining for the past 3 days and we were confined to looking at indoor activities, other than visiting coffee shops and eateries. We spent a few hours in a Museum for Musical Instruments in Vienna, which was really enjoyable. Again, I’m in ...
... was a bit of a breeze. Unfortunately the restaurant didn't really have enough in the way of air conditioning but we had a beautiful meal and once again many many laughs.
After dinner we visited St Marks Square and the Bell Tower - quite beautiful by night then headed back on the water taxi and bus to the hotel. The hotel had a lovely bar so a few of us headed in there and had a couple of drinks with Vincenzo and Biagio to celebrate his birthday.
... my favourite part of Venice), but before long a thunderstorm set in. It was still warm so I basically walked around looking like a drowned rat for a few hours, then I gave up and went back to the hostel to watch the soccer.
Sunday I packed up my stuff, highly excited that I had sent home my sleeping bag and could now completely re-arrange my pack, then headed for the train station, planning to arrive in Ancona in a few hours. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Starhotels Splendid Venice
Great location, friendly staff.
Location could not be better. We found the staff to be warm and friendly and felt at home straight away. Clean and comfortable rooms, food excellent. We will be going back!
Overall we thought this was a good hotel. I was a bit concerned after reading other's reviews, but we had no problems. There was some construction going on, but all of that took place during the day so there were minimal distractions. The desk help was very OK. They were not overly friendly, but not complete jerks either. We found the restaurant staff to be the most freindly. The location could not be any more centralized, but this became a problem on the crowded weekends when it to forever for us to get back to the hotel. BRING YOUR OWN HAIR DRYER! The one in the room is mounted on the wall and not very easy to use. Would stay there again!
It's OK really
This hotel has taken a lot of flak, mostly from Americans who do not make any attempt to speak Italian. Last summer with the 2nd Iraq war Americans were not that welcome anywhere in Italy.
They are short staffed on reception, but I would not want to check in hundreds of Japanese guests every week either. But it is clean, the laundry is changed daily, it's comfortable, the food is OK and yes they have the builders in. It is very difficult to refurbish a hotel and stay open. We have only ever experienced courtesy and helpfulness from the staff, but then we do try to speak the language and we treat the staff with respect.
Good Location, Terrible Service
Brilliant location, rooms quite small but good enough.
Terrible service from staff, had building works waking me up at 7.30am!
Breakfast was ok, but make sure you get there at least 20 mins before they close or else you'll get dirty looks all the way through!
It was not all I expected it to be
The service was not that good. Do Not Disturb meant nothing to them. The location was not as good as thought it would be. I will not stay there again
I was not impressed with this hotel at all. It was very run down in the lobby and hallways. The room was okay and was clean, but very small and stuffy. It overlooked a roof squared in by 4 walls. Not a pretty view. I paid 130 per night for a standard room and felt ripped off. Housekeeping was always knocking on the door in the morning and once a man I believe doing construction work came in without permission. The front desk was not very helpful except one clerk was. It does have a good location.
Location, location, location
Great location, but everything is close in san marco. U.S. sized room and bathroom, a rarity in Venice. Real breakfast with eggs. Rugs (lobby and room) are at least a year past expiration. Very smokey, 'non-smoking' room. You get what you pay for.
A nice hotel with terrific location. The rooms are clean and comfortable, contemporary and simple. We asked to be moved to a non smoking canal room, no problem.Located on the corner of the main shopping sidewalk and a small bridge covered canal, the hotel is halfway between Saint Marks Square and the Rialto bridge. An easy walk from either.I've stayed in many 4 star hotels in Italy and this is typical. Not 4 star by U.S. standards, the lobby is dated but there is a nice little bar and restaurant. Had considered a 5 star at 4 times the price farther out. Very please we opted for this hotel. A good value for this location, location, location.... We'll be back.
Stayed here January 5-6, 2003.
It is a bit tattered around the edges, but I have to say that it is overall okay, as long as you can get a good rate through one of travel websites.
Beds were comfortable, with clean linens.
Bathroom is quite big, with a proper tub and shower that gave plenty of hot water.
Found it a bit stuffy in the room but thankfully, the windows open.
Breakfast is included in the rate but like most hotels that do this in Italy, it's nothing to rave about.
Staff is non-invasive and friendly enough.
Very close to San Marco square and Rialto bridge;
can't beat the location.