I don't know what it is about hotel staff that makes them think that when you hang up a shower cap you want it removed. If I was done with it, I would have put it in the bin. I don't know why hanging it on the towel rack in the morning should make it disappear by the afternoon with no replacement to be seen. I lost two shower caps this way, with only two provided for a four night stay.
Bathroom troubles aside, this hotel was okay. Not great, not horrific. The room itself was a reasonable size, though everything is decorated in the type of traditional traditional Venetian designs which make your eyes water first thing in the morning with sensory overload. I suspect this is common in Venice however.
The room was clean, if tired. Different bits of furniture showed different wear and tear but this was in line with the 60-70 euros we paid on a wednesday and thursday night. The 100+ euros we subsequently paid on the friday and saturday evenings were not worth the quality, and certaiinly not worth the strange, sewerage-esque smell that permeated the carpet in the hallways. not entirely sure what that was, since it seems unlikely that the Venice floods can be blamed for the fourth floor odours?
Wifi is provided in the hotel, though for us on the fourth floor we found the signal to be weak and, on our final night, not working at all. When my husband went down to reception to ask for the wifi to be reset, the rather unemotional man flicked a switch on and off which I can report turned all power on and off in the room but had zero effect on the lack of wi-fi.
Breakfast is also provided. This is a continental buffet spread of yogurt (good), cereal (good), processed meats and cheeses (questionable) and pastries (pretty sure that today's were also the ones nobody ate yesterday and the day before). If you choose wisely, you can fill up quite well. Choose poorly and you'll be out the door for a nutella crepe in no time.
The best think about this hotel is its location. Out the door and before you know it you're at St Mark's Square in one direction, and the Rialto in the other. That alone almost forgives everything else. Almost.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- You will lose yourself in the atmosphere of Venice that you have always dreamed of, between San Marco and the Ponte di Rialto, lodged in a splendid, completely renovated seventeenth-century palace. In the middle of the historic center, within walking distance from all the most significant places in the city, the Hotel Gorizia "A La Valigia" offers maximum comfort and the best services for an exclusive and relaxing vacation in one of the most characteristic 3-star hotels in Venice. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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