My husband and I recently stayed here in early October 2012. I chose this place based on its location and price.
We really enjoyed our stay here. The staff were extremely friendly and very helpful. They helped us to our room and insisted on helping us establish places to eat as they said that they didn't want us to end up at places with dirty kitchens. We appreciated the info!
Getting here is probably the trickiest part. It isn't the easiest as it is not on a main 'street'. It is about 5-10 minutes from St.Marks Square. We took the blue line water bus from the airport to the St.Marks bus stop. From there it is not a bad walk but can be cumbersome with a lot of luggage as you must travel over the alleyways and over bridges.
From the airport or train station, it is about a 90 minute trip using the water bus and about 7 Euro per person. If you use a private taxi, it is less than half the time but also more in cost, about 70 Euro. The water taxi can bring you significantly closer, only a minute or so walk from the hotel compared to the bus. It is your preferance. We took the water bus to the hotel, and the taxi from the hotel to the train station. Both efficient, just varies in time and cost.
Pros To Hotel
*Nice rooms. In typical European fashion they are not large, but we had a large bed, small terrace, and a bathroom with well working plumbing and good water pressure
*Short walk from St.Marks Square
*Many places to eat nearby
*On a quiet alleyway that is less traveled
*Good breakfast in morning
Cons to Hotel
*it can be hard to find, especially if you are coming from the water bus. Be sure to take the directions off the website from you, they are very helpful
*if you have difficulty moving around or lifting, the distance may be an issue if you plan to walk with luggage. There are several small bridges to pass over
*There is no elevator, only a small staircase to the rooms
We would stay here again for sure if returning to Venice. We had a great experience met with friendly service.
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- Also Known As:
- Al Piave Venice
- Al Piave Hotel