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Torre dell'Orologio Suites
Ranked #268 of 385 Hotels in Venice
Reviewed July 25, 2013

Other than location, the hotel had nothing good to offer. Finding the hotel was a challenge. Once we found our hotel, we were greeted by a very rude staff who seemed to get more rude as time went on. The room was dark, beds uncomfortable, looked like a hospital and had the ever ringing clock tower. Outside our suite were large trash bags of trash or supplies for the rooms. To get to our "suite", we were given one very large key for four of us to share. When we asked for a second key, we were told that was "impossible" by a young girl who was very nasty. Breakfast had poor selection of food and poor quality. The dining area was messy with not enough staff to clean up or restock the breakfast items. When we tried to sit outside the hotel in the few chairs they had, we were told that unless we ordered a drink, we could not sit there even if we were staying at the hotel. The hotel rooms look nothing like the photos. Very disappointing stay!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Location was great!! With 2 kids, we were happy we didn't have a far walk with luggage to get to hotel! The rooms were pleasantly nice and clean and we had balcony that we enjoyed sitting out on. The bathroom were clean and loaded with towels and toiletries. The buffet breakfast was okay and overall I would highly recommended the hotel to anyone visiting Venice!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank Deirdre M
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

This hotel is right off San Marco square, which is a good location. Because of this, I think, they feel like they don't have to try at all for customer service because they will book up anyway. After making our way through a crowded city during a taxi strike, we found out that our suites had no lobby so we had to find out way to San Marco Palace to check in, and to do eveything. Totally inconvenient. They were packed with customers so no one seemed to care that we had been promised a room with a canal view, a two bedroom suite, and a suite off the street, none of which happened. In fact, all the patrons at the desk were unhappy which is probably why the staff seemed so miserable and nasty. It was such a stark contrast from our hotels in Rome and Florence. I am just glad that it was not our introduction to Italy because they could not have made us feel less welcome. And that was for a very overpriced suite. I sent the management a note and they just told me that everyone else seemed satisfied, so I guess that is just their attitude. At least it was clean.
Pick somewhere else. You can find way better prices just a couple of minutes toward Rialto bridge. Next time I'll do that too.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank t c
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

The hotel is situated 1h10 min by water bus from the airport. Water bus is 15 euro each way per person or you can take a water taxi for 110 euro and be up to 4 people in it. It's the only way to get there. You exit the water bus to 'San Marco' or 'baccaria' and walk through San Marco square and the basilica to get to the hotel. It's literally 1 min walk to these points of interests. The location couldn't be better. We arrived early (around noon) and we only had to wait 15 min and our suite was ready. Room 123 is very big with a kitchen, huge living room, big bedroom, i didn't find the bed comfortable. I could feel every springs and I was actually 2 twin beds pushed together. the bathroom was very nicely appointment. Breakfast buffet is also included, they serve eggs, yogurt, croissant, cereals, fruit salads etc. the food was just "ok". the staff was nice and helpful and allowed us a late check out as we were still tired from time zone change. This place is at walking distance to the main attractions and lots of restaurants and shopping. Their wifi is very weak and you seem to be only able to access it between the lobby and the dinning room.and even sometimes it wasn't working. No wifi at all in the rooms. This is a very small hotel with only a few rooms. Great for small stays.We only stayed one night pre cruising.

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Reviewed June 29, 2013

The hotel was located centrally next to St Marks Square which was the major benefit of this hotel.

The rooms weren't great: no curtains, bathroom was tiny, CNN was the only English channel, no thick curtains over the windows. The bed was very comfortable though and the room was big. We did request a canal view which was granted and the room wasn't noisy.

The buffet breakfast in the morning was standard but did the job.

Overall the hotel was fairly expensive for what it was (granted it was in the centre of Venice).

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

the best location, huge room for an European hotel,is true that consists of several buildings linked and there is no internet in the rooms, but they don't lie about it!!! and the room even have a kitchenette and a dinning set !!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Lina T
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Three night stay in February 2013

Location;
Set just off St Mark's Square and a 5 min walk from the Rialto bridge, location is ideal for those wanting to be near major tourist attractions. Lots of nice restaurants nearby too.

Room;
A beautiful, spacious and clean room with traditional venetian decor. The room had a safe and a TV and was cleaned to a high standard daily. Bed was very comfortable.

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Clean and spacious bathroom. Towels and toiletries were provided. The temperature of the shower did sway a little bit from warm to hot, but nothing terrible.

Breakfast;
A plentiful buffet was provided in a beautiful breakfast salon with canal views. There was plenty of variety.

Staff;
Staff were very friendly and spoke good english. They provided me with useful info on how to make a day trip to nearby islands, how to use public transport and best way to go to the train station at the end of my stay.

Value for money;
I felt this hotel was very good value for money

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: Sestiere San Marco 202A, 30124 Venice, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > San Marco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#103 Luxury Hotel in Venice
Price Range: $147 - $605 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Torre dell'Orologio Suites 4*
Number of rooms: 17
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