Our first Venice trip and we were pleased to realize our original boutique hotel had overbooked and placed us at the Monaco. We thought we hit the lottery; steps away from the St Marks, the grand canal, a gondola station and waterbuses. Surprise! Aside from the first impression of the lobby, all other great impressions remained outside the door of this place. With a family of 4, I was not about to pay 25 euros pp for the limited breakfast. The rooms were all run electronically with the room key card. Catch22; if there was no keycard in the wall slot, the outlets wouldn't function, so we had to budget our time to charge phones, cameras, etc.
My kids had to loiter in the halls to get a strong enough signal for WiFi. Final day of stay I had a hard time placing a call to my airline from the room. The concierge "offered" to patch me through. Upon check out that little favor of a 3 minute call had cost me 40 euros without a warning. With enough bickering it was lowered down to 20 euros. Any time I had a question regarding transport or sights, I felt like I always caught the staff in a bad mood. Our rooms faced the alley street with high end stores. Little did we know that once the stores closed, the knock off salespeople took over and during the late hours, they were loud.
Will I visit Venice again, definitely... The Monaco... Flat out, No!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal are just a few steps from the famous St. Marks Square, ideal for guests who want to immerse themselves, inside the Venetian lifestyle. The 99 guest rooms including 7 suites overlooking the Grand Canal, are all elegantly decorated. Baroque and minimalism meet up in a perfect harmony. In the Grand Canal Terrace Restaurant which overlooks the Grand Canal, the guest can admire a majestic views and enjoy freshness of seafood and vegetable that are so essential to local specialities. In this top class ambience you really feel almost at home. The events section of the Hotel is realised in the recent adjoined Palazzo Dandolo, which became famous as the world’s first casino. Today there offer a very special space for organisations of events like Wedding, Gala Dinner, Conferences and meetings from 10 to 600 guests ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Monaco And Grand Canal
- Hotel Monaco Grand Canal
- Monaco Grand Canal Hotel
- Monaco Hotel Venice