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The room was quite spacious, clean and cosy and the tourist house is close to many amenities and beautiful shops. It is just a few minutes away from Rialto bridge - I would suggest stopping here on your arrival if you are carrying luggage as...More
Ideal location but the room smelt of sweaty feet!! This aside the shower was hot and the room was clean. It was unclear how we should check out so perhaps a key drop on the San lio site would be a good idea
Easy to find San Lio via the map they sent; video intercom to sister hotel very useful. Very good location close to Rialto bridge and 10/15 min walk to San Marco square.
Room comfortable; pillows somewhat hard only fault.
Room was quaint (not as small as expected), clean, safe/secure, with private bath. Small shower, but normal for Europe. Fabulous experience! Make sure you follow instructions to check in. We didn't. Service to help us find where we needed to be was excellent. Friendly staff....More
I have stayed at a number of different hotels in Venice at various prices and this was more spacious of them all, it has air conditioning, and was clean and tidy. It is ideally located near to the Rialto Bridge. It has a really weird...More
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a
strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
I agree with Teresa, catch the water ferry. We took the Blue line to Fondamente Nuove, but it is probably a 20 - 30 minute walk, and we got thoroughly lost. Rialto bridge is a far better idea, as it's only a couple of... More
I agree with Teresa, catch the water ferry. We took the Blue line to Fondamente Nuove, but it is probably a 20 - 30 minute walk, and we got thoroughly lost. Rialto bridge is a far better idea, as it's only a couple of streets away. There is a small square with a pharmacy on the corner, next door to that is a coffee bar, and the green door is opposite. Make sure you get a decent map of Venice, DON'T use google maps as we did, the streets they tell you to follow don't even exist in real life! Once you get to San Lio Tourist House, there will be a card with a map to the check-in site, it's fairly easy to find. Enjoy Venice, and spend a day just getting lost, it's all part of the fun, you find some beautiful places completely by accident.