Travel Blogs from Venice
Shuttle bus from Our hotel in Sorrento, a bus from Sorrento to Naples, a flight from Naples to Venice, than a water bus to our hotel in the San Marco area. Venice is certainly something to see with water buses and water taxi's, gondolas and all sorts of water craft - even water roads! We are staying in a hotel very close to our water bus stop, just …
... attended a lace demonstration in which all pieces were hand-crafted, which though beautiful and intricate, is pretty much a dead art. Sorry, but give it up, guys. Man invented machine for a reason (and even then, tablecloths are low on the list). Then a glass demonstration that was exponentially cooler, watched a guy make a horse via glass-blowing, in barely all of a minute, and then despite our oohs and ahhs and genuine fascination, as soon as we left the room ...
We wanted to make the most of this morning in Venice as we had to be back on board by noon. So we ordered a room service breakfast between 7.00 & 7.30. It actually came at 7.00. Edie had cereal and a pastry and I had an egg and bacon muffin and some bread with marmalade. By shortly after 8.00 we we ready to go. Four different cruise ships had docked early in the morning. The boat ran a shuttle bus to the dock where the boats take you to St Marks Square. ...
The early train, Milan to Venice, was not full and I had 4 seats to myself.It was about a 2.5 hour trip. I was comfortable in the air-conditioning with lovely big windows and each seat had a place to plug in your computer! I relished the time alone and enjoyed the view.
As Venice is an island,with no vehicular traffic, I now had the challenge of meeting up with Gregg and Lauren without using the car. I left the train station and ...
... boast of "fine renovated rooms"
not our's I'm afraid. There's the wardrobe that has a very distinct lean to the left,.. it just follows the floor lean.
But is adequate and is in a very good location.
More later,I'm tired.
It's morning ..7.23, breakfast 5 min away and delivered to the room, this should be interesting!
I've turned the air con off to have a rest from the noise,but the room is already warming up...another hot day on the way.
We hope to get out ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Torino Venice
Don't take a room on the first floor!
Torino is very conveniently located (very near to Piazza San Marco) and the concierge couldn't have been more pleasant giving us marvelous dining tips. The problem was the smell of the canal in my room. It was unbearable and when I asked for help I was given a bottle of air freshner. Needless to say the canal smell remained as attempting to cover it with another obnoxious odor was not the solution! In addition, the rooms were a bit pricey Euro130/night at the time of our stay.
Nice Time at Hotel Torino Venice
Nice Hotel, Clean & comfortable very handy for St Marks Square & the Rialto Bridge. We were accomodated in an annex a short distance from the main Hotel. Breakfast is a bit Spartan & no lift in the annex but would recommend this Hotel as good value for the location.
We recently stayed at the Hotel Torino for 2 nights between Christmas & New Year. We stayed in the annexe which has recently been refurbished & was wonderfully decorated & included a four poster bed. Very spacious compared to rooms in the main hotel. The room offered excellent value for money although we found the breakfast to be poor & the breakfast room itself small & cramped. The location of the hotel is excellent within a 5 minute walk of St.Marks Square & other attractions. I would definitely recommend this hotel.
I had a wonderful time at the Hotel Torino. My room was definitely small, but had everything I needed. It faced an interior courtyard and was very quiet. The hotel is between two very convenient vaporeto stops, and easy walking distance to St. Mark's and other tourist destinations. I found the breakfast included with the room to be very good, and loved the atmosphere of the breakfast room. The staff was friendly and very accomodating. I found the hotel to be good value for money, and would stay there again.