Need A Nice Hotel in Venice?

Posted by Axel Thorer on 6. November 2017

I got one! The „Bucintoro“ – personally tested by me ...

The hotel is the corner building ...

... here it is on the Venice map ...

... and that's one of the hotel's cabins

THERE ARE MANY POSITIVA WHICH CONVINCED ME. First: The location opposite San Giorgio, 10 minutes walk from Piazza San Marco and the Giardini, 5 minutes walk to the Arsenale – and it’s right on the shore of the big Canale, the Giudecca. Second: The „Bucintoro“ is „a Firstclass hotel with a trick“, because since it is named after the state bark of Venice’s elected ruler, the doge, the rooms are, you wouldn’t believe it, mahagonny paneled ship’s cabins! Third: The rooms are pretty small but cosy, with a similarly clever arranged nautical interior, wooden shutters at night and when you breakfast in bed, you are looking through the windows over the water onto San Giorgio. Breathtaking! Fourth: They got a nice terrace in front, ideal for a „Venice watching“ sundowner. Fifth: They serve a fabulous breakfast (and equally good meals). But within 3 Minutes walk are some of the best „people’s restaurants“ on the smaller waterways. Sixth: The concierge service is old fashioned outstanding – there is nothing which can’t be done! Seventh: If you travel by boat, the stop is just alongside of the hotel. Summary: I can’t think of a better place to stay in Venice, but have a close look at their price policy: The room rate might change from almost 400 Euros (ca. US$ 470) to 130 Euros (ca. US$ 150) for the same room during the year, depending on the events in town like the Biennales. Oh, by the way: For a visit to the Art Biennale you should book the „Bucintoro“ a year in advance to get a reasonable rate, but book it – it’ located right in the center of the activities (you don’t need a vaporetto or any transport to get you to the exhibits). When I reserved a room, I contacted booking.com, but a friend of mine just called the „Bucintoro“ directly and managed, I’m almost ashamed to admit, a better room rate …

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