Before booking this hotel I did my research on where to stay in Venice. All the articles said stay away from the Grand Canal...too noisy, too expensive. Well to that I say, not if you stay at the Hotel L'Orologio Venezia. This was may first trip to Venice and I was warned about getting around, especially if you have luggage and we did since our arrival was by cruise ship. I contacted the hotel by email to see how they could assist. The response was quick and included all details. Our transfer from the cruise terminal was super easy. That was our first indication of the quality of service to expect at L'Orologio. We were enchanted by the "clock" theme and the effortless blend of contemporary with old world charm. The front desk staff, in fact all the staff were polite and very helpful in making our visit the very best. Even my cynical spouse was impressed. The hotel is about 5 minutes walk from the Rialto so it's close to many restaurants and cafes but just far enough away so there not too much noise. Besides when they close the shutters at night our room became a cocoon. We slept so well we missed breakfast one morning! I would definitely stay here again and recommend this hotel to all my friends.
I stayed there for two nights. I was instantly wowed by the very nice decor of the hotel once I stepped in. The hotel wasn't big, but very decent. Despite the small lobby, the room was huge! And once again, I was wowed by how nice everything was including the bathroom. The hotel provided free breakfast with different choices of cereals, proteins (eggs, salmon, different kinds of hams), bakery, coffee, and juice. The only two complains I had were 1) TV behind a mirror, which was a very stupid idea because you'd have to turn all the lights off the watch it; 2) The walls of the hotel were indeed too thin. I was able to hear the TV from next door, people talking and laughing loud outside the hotel (which was the opposite side of the wall) as they walked, even it was mid-night. But I think it could be solved by wearing ear-plugs. I'd say it's totally worth the money, and it's actually inexpensive.
The staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was excellent with views of the Grand Canal as we ate. The location is fantastic, only a stones throw from the Rialto bridge and only a ten minute walk to Saint Mark's square. The only downside I would say was the safe inside the room was very small indeed.
Within very short distance of sights/shops/restaurants etc. The room was clean and comfortable but very dark.
A tea/coffee tray in the room would be a very welcome addition to the facilities. There is absolutely no information in the room about the hotel/breakfast times/trips/restaurants.
The room was very small (about the size of a cruise ship cabin) as expected. We were on the third floor with no elevator, again as expected. The breakfast was a little disappointing, breads and croisoants with cheese and cold cereal and of coarse coffee. The location was fantastic, only about 10 mins. walk from the train station if you know where you are going and without bags, a little bit longer if that's not the case.
If you are looking for a place with large rooms and elevators you will be disappointed, if you don't care about room size or elevators and want to be centrally located with easy walking access to most of the tourist sights then this is a very good option.
Staff were very accommodating and manager/owner spent time to fill us in on the places to visit or dine at etc. View over Canal interesting people watching position. Bit of a walk to main square but lots to look at on the way.
just contact to B&B for the info how to get there.
we had very unpleasant journey to B&B , took taxi, water taxi, lost ways, no answer at the door ,
luckily some people passing by helped us to contact B&B manager
but happy after that, location is good, staffs are very nice and helpful, rooms clean.
Home of the Rialto Market, San Polo is the busiest 'sestiere' (district) after San Marco. For local colour, great little shops, bars and cafes, the Rialto market area is a must. Dining on the Grand Canal next to the iconic Rialto Bridge is a romantic Venetian cliché. Near the bridge, the Ca' Pesaro is home to the Museum of Modern Art while 16th-century masterpieces are on show at the Frari church and Scuola Grande di San Rocco.
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