This was indeed a nightmare for me. One agent in Santa Lucia Railway station in Venice booked this hotel for me. This Hotel is close to the railway station and is accessible by boat (water bus). You step out from the boat, three or four steps, you are inside the Hotel. But, your comforts end here and this is just the beginning of your troubles.
I was given a room on the second floor where you could reach only by climbing 54 steps. And there is no lift in the Hotel which claims to be three star. If you can call a place like this a three star hotel, what you will call the actual three star hotels? I was bit lucky that the Bangladeshi chap at the counter helped me to take my bag upstairs. He was cordial and accommodative. I never knew such pathetic conditions were waiting for me.
I reached the Hotel at around 10 pm. There are no restaurants in the vicinity. I walked back to the railway station to have my dinner. After the initial experience I realised that I would miss my early morning flight from Marco Polo if I stay in this Hotel. Since the first boat would leave only by 4.45 I would have definitely missed my flight to Frankfurt. So I decided to leave the place and left for Venice Airport in the night itself. It took me more than 1.5 hours to reach the airport even during the late night!
This place is good if you do not have any work and you wish to reduce your cholesterol by climbing up and down the stairs.
The counter person advised me to hire a boat in the morning and go to Marco Polo. This is another profitable venture. The taxi fare he offered was Euro 125 from Venice to Marco Polo. The agent and the Hotel fellows literally took me for a ride. Please don't get cheated by unscrupulous travel agents the like the one who cheated me at the Venice Railway station.
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