Curious how many of you have taken the water taxi to and from your hotel in the center of the island and recommend or regret vs. how many take/took the vaporetto and same opinions.
Given we will have some luggage and hotel already booked is kind of in between San Marco and Rialto I am thinking of biting the bullet and just coughing up the super pricey water taxi fees for both arrival and departure.
Arriving from piazzale roma car rental drop off area and departing to VCE airport.
Party of 3 with myself, wife and 3 year old daughter could struggle moving 2 roller bags over bridges especially with unpredictability of mood of daughter at the time (will likely have her in a stroller as well as the 2 roller bags, backpack and large purse ; that is packing extremely light for us and will struggle to limit it to that)
Hotel is in Campo Santa Maria Formosa (castello) and claims to have the ability of water taxi directly to the hotel. Think they have a loading dock on a canal so sounds super convenient but is it worth the 200 euros or so total cost to take a water taxi arriving and departing? Guessing the arrival midday should be 80 euro or less and departing to the airport from hotel around 8:30 AM about 120?
To late for me to change and I do love the hotel I did book, but definitely having some buyers remorse on not just booking a hotel in close walking distance to Piazzale Roma. When I booked I was not really thinking in my head about adding another 200 euro to the hotel cost.
I would feel better if many who took the water taxi loved the experience and thought it was luxurious and worth every penny.