When we first got in from the airport, taking the Alilaguna seems ages to get to town. Finally, we got in after a 90 min journey to the Zaterre stop. It cost Euro 15 per person per journey, far cheaper than taking the water taxi .Took us some 4 minutes walk to get to the hotel. It was a pleasent decorated place in v good condition. Well heated and the showers were nice and strong though we were up on the second floor. Coffee and tea were complimentary and it was a nice warmer after getting in on a cold wet night. Staff were good and very helpful and breakfast was nice,too. Realised we were not in a commercial area but yet very strategically located. The Accademia waterboat stop is also some 3 minutes away.Be warned, you cant get your waterboat tickets from the counter after 9am, however machines are available. Walking to Piazza Marco Polo is approximatelly 15 mins from the hotel, you need to cross the main Accademia bridge and then 2 or 3 bridges. So,being in the hotel is like being close to where the activities are but itucked away in a quiet surrounding.
Going back to the airport, the Alilaguna is every hour, as we had an early flight at 9am to catch,we took the water taxi. It was a fun 30 min ride and quite a nice experience but the damage was Euro120. Will definetely come back to this immaculately run hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Superior three star Hotel in Dorsoduro, the "Art District" of Venice. The hotel is located between the Acadamy of Fine Arts (Accademia di Belle Arti) and the "Peggy Guggenhiem Collection".The House lies in front of San Vio Canal, with his private dock for taxi and gondolas. Highly requested are the superior canal view rooms with balcony, where customers can enjoy a nice view of San Vio Canal and (some of them)a partial view of the Grand Canal. Free wifi internet access in the room and also public areas. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- American Dinesen Hotel
- American Dinesen Venice
- American Hotel Venice Italy