If anyone reading this has stayed here can you please tell me of your experience? I am trying to decide between Hotel Al Ponte Mocenigo (recommeded by Rick Steves) or the Locanda Ca' del Brochi (closer to Venice center). Any information would be appreciated. Thanks!
How many people and how long?
2 people, 1 night one week, 1 night the next week (before and after a cruise). Thank you.
Sorry, I was hoping for a longer stay and was going to suggest something else. However, why not stay at both? They both look nice from the websites and the areas will be different and equally nice. In reality, there's shouldn't be a lot of difference in the time to San Marco from either place.
I strongly suggest trying to limit your luggage to something light and manageable, not a couple of giant roller bags.
I would opt to stay in A rick steves recom hotel over anything else. You can't go wrong with his recom but you can with others, so I have discovered. Actually being away from center is nice if you do not have any walking prob. Getting into the nooks and crannies of Venice is a delight.Venice is costly but worth it.
Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, the Al Ponte will not accept a reservation for less than 2 nights in a row - so, back to the drawing board as I'm still not sure about the Ca del Brochi.
LH - have you tried Pensione la calcina (also recommended by Steve)?
No, I haven't tried that one yet. I'll do a web search and see what I can find. Have you stayed there?
LH - yes I stayed there last May and will do so again in December. They are located in the Dorsoduro area - quiet, but still close. The Accademia Bridget is a short walk away and the Zattere vaporetto stop is a few steps away. It overlooks the Guidecca canal.
Thank you. I'll get on the web site and check it out.
We also really like La Calcina and will be there in a few weeks. It stays well booked and the location is great--nice and quiet. It has the policy of the first night's lodging must be prepaid by personal check. This is fine with us but some people may not care for it.There is a restaurant in the Dorsoduro area (Trovaso to be exact) called Locanda Montin--very good food and it rents rooms out as well--maybe eight or so--I would consider it as an alternative to LC on a future trip.
Try Hotel Bernardi-Semenzato. On your Venice map they are in the Cannaregio area of Venezia. We loved the location and their hospitality.
Well, I finally heard back from the La Calcina and it is not available. I'm beginning to think I am going to have a problem finding a room for one night one week and one night the next week.......once again, back to the drawing board.
We stayed at La Colonnia in Venice last May and loved it. It was perfect for our needs and included a lovely garden in which to have breakfast or drinks after dinner. It's a RS recommended hotel and in fact our RS tour stayed there several nights. You might see if it will take you for one night, on the promise that you will be back the following week. It's easy to find, too.
Deborah, I looked for the hotel you recommend since I am also looking for lodging in Venice. I could not find it in Rick's 2008 book or tripadvisor.com. Do you have a web site?
We visited Venice in July, got reservations at Locanda al Leon for 1 night. They were doing renovations, but our room was clean, quiet, and comfortable. Near the San Zacarria vaporetto stop, east of St. Mark's. I highly recommend using Rick Steve's suggestions. Also, mention his book, and you can get a small discount.
I too looked for this hotel - even did a web search - and cannot find it.....?
I found a La Colonnina Hotel in Monterossso and a La Colonna in Lucca and a Hotel La Colonna in Siena. No luck for Venice.
Aaaagggghhh! I have tried several hotels already and each one is requiring a two night stay on the weekend. I cannot seem to find a decent place that will allow a one night stay on a Friday or a Saturday - may have to adjust our travel plans...does anyone know of a clean establishment that would be under $225 a night in May that will allow a one night stay on a weekend night?
Have you tried going to Venere.com and typing in your one night stay date, seeing which hotels give results, and then contacting them directly?
Folks, I apologize. I stayed in La Colonnia in Monterossa (and it was great!). Our RS tour stayed at the Hotel Belle Arte in Venice. I've just checked the reviews for it on-line and they were mixed. However, when we stayed there May 2007, we loved it. It is next door to a school where you can see and hear the kids going to and from, near churches which ring bells every hour starting at 7 am, and quite near the boat landing. We loved the terrace for breakfast and drinks at night. It was the ideal Venice hotel for us, but it appears others might not have the same opinion or perhaps those desk clerks weren't as friendly to folks who weren't on RS tours.