Venizia hotel. Although advertised there is No AC. No wi-fi, and no verbal instructions for fire escape. There are written ones on back of entry door to room as there are in every hotel but not in every hotel the following: nothing about the release button for the outside gate on the wall across from the gate on the side of the building that you must use for an escape or simply to get to the beach in the morning prior to 8 am One must find this gate through the maze of hallway because all the lower floor doors are locked. - these are the ones that you must use to enter the hotel, go to breakfast, get to the front desk -rather essential to be left open - one would think . The elevator will only work between floors 1 to four And no key is given to any building entrance. it seems to me that the owner wishes to protect his coffee machine, his front desk computer etc. and is not much concerned about his clients.
Lower level is Locked when owner goes to bed at 4am after laughing and talking so loudly with his friends and passerbys (note that i stayed on the top floor) that you can not sleep because you have to have the doors open to get enough breeze to be able to sleep in your wet bed on wet pillows due to excessive sweating due to no air conditioning; not to mention the fast trains, less than half a block away, that sound as though they are coming into your room every half hour or so ( solution - fix the air conditioning so doors can be left shut).
It does no good to complain because as I was told all countries are having energy problems and that the noise outside will stop in about an hour and then it will be quiet to sleep (an hour makes it 3:30 in the morning). And besides the whole building is without air conditioning so why should I complain !?!
The television works occasionally on about 12 channels if you can figure out the two controls, the streaked screen changes to a viable picture, the channel stops going off of the air, and , of course, if you speak Italian ; There are no English speaking channels.
The wi-fi is going to be fixed every day. The owner says that the man just doesn't show up..... My solution.... Call someone else..... this however seems to be out of the question or there really isn't "a man".
No questions or questioning allowed, if the owner does not want to answer he simply does not understand the English; and, if you do complain ... the next morning you get 'THE COLD SHOULDER'.
there are two things that make it a little bearable.
1. Barbara, who has been to the USA, speaks English, cares, is nice, and helps at breakfast
2. The espresso machine - makes good coffee for breakfast. although breakfast is included, if you want decaffeinated coffee you must pay extra!
Oh.. And remember to keep the bathroom door shut to help keep a bit of cool in the room before the hot afternoon sun takes you into the hot evening hours.
A word of warning if you weigh more than 200 pounds and are taller than 5'7" then you may not fit into the shower.
If you can excuse this behavior then have fun. All in all NOT a relaxing Experience. Rating. -1. With 1 being totally dissatisfied and 5 being very satisfied