My mother came to visit me from the U.S. so I decided to take her to Venice. Venice is known to be notoriously expensive so I researched hotels through recommendations from friends. One friend recommended this hotel so I booked. I booked only a week in advance so we had to get the rate that included breakfast so paid 20 euros more than I had previously seen on their website so I recommend you book early to get the best rates. Definitely book the room without breakfast as you are better off paying 5 euros each for a crossiant and cafe at a bar nearby.
This hotel is perfectly located only 300 meters from San Marco square. Makes it easy to tour around and if you need a break or shower, it is easy to get back.
The staff was very welcoming when we arrived and always courteous throughout our stay. Even though we arrived at 1 p.m., our room was already ready and they immediately showed us to our room (and even carried our luggage!). The room was simple but clean. The shower had good water pressure and was hot.
The only reason I gave it 4 stars and not 5 was the breakfast is not the best--canned fruit, packaged crackers and coffee from a generic coffee machine (not espresso from a real espresso machine that is so good in Italy). They did have some fresh bread and crossiants and nutella so that saved the day:) Also the pillows are hard as rocks...we would have requested new ones but it was too late and so we just used the ones supplied.
The hotel also offered us a free water taxi ride to Murano island...it was a wonderful treat but beware as they must have a deal with the glass factory there because there is big pressure to buy there...it is not just an informative tour. I recommend taking the public boat for 6.50 and touring around Murano yourself. It will be much more enjoyable and cheaper (the factory is NOT cheaper than the stores on Murano). Overall, a wonderful hotel and I would definitely stay there again.
- Also Known As:
- San Zulian Hotel
- San Zulian Venice
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