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Old February 16th, 2010, 03:34 PM
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Would like your recommendations for nice hotel (reasonable) for Venice in July or October after cruise. Stayed last time about 10 blocks from cruise dock. OK--but not that good.THANKS
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Right off the bat I should say I like budget hotels. We stayed at the La Locanda Di Orsaria in Venice. I like to book directly with the hotel so here is the website if you are interested. Bed and Breakfast Venice | Locanda di Orsaria Venice | Official Site | Small Hotel 3 star in Venice near Santa Lucia Station like a B&B in Strada Nuova in Venice This hotel does not have an elevator, but is walking distance from the train station and near a water bus stop. The service was very good there and the rooms clean and comfy. I could not hear trains at night and slept very well. My mom has bad knees so I requested her a room on the first floor. My mom and dad were in room 52 on the ground floor, the room was pretty big for a europe budget hotel.

My dad would thought he would hate Venice and the hotel ended up having a great time and loving the hotel and staff. At night we had coffee and chatted with the night clerk very interesting guy. The restuarants he suggested were very good and for a good price. Here are the tripadvisor reviews, there are also travellers photos which will give you are idea of the hotel. La Locanda di Orsaria (Venice, Italy) - Inn Reviews - TripAdvisor
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You can usually get better prices booking directly with a hotel - that way, they don't have to pay a commission to a booking site.

I liked ca Doge in Venice - right on Piazzale Roma and not expensive. Also no elevator and not on the water, but they will bring your luggage to the room.

If it was where you stayed last time, oops, never mind, but I still like it.

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Thanks for the post---I will check them out
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In 2007 my wife and I stayed at the Rialto Hotel for three nights. The Rialto Hotel is right next to the Rialto Bridge; you have tons of shopping there and good resturaunts; there is a back alley behind the Rialto hotel which takes you to St. Marks square (about a five min walk); there are lots of shops in the alley while you walk to St. Marks. The Rialto Hotel is right on one of the big canals, so catching the vaparetto ferry or water taxi is right out the front steps of the hotel. We were there in May; we sailed on Splendour of the Seas.
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Having stayed there both pre and post cruise I can recommend the hotel Santa Chiara in Venice.

You get to it by land from the airport, ie normal taxi as it is beside the bus station (thats not a problem) and right outside its door you are on the canals with a water bus/ taxi terminal. Its not what I would call a cheap hotel, but nothing in Venice is. Great location for joining or leaving ship as its all by land. Here is a link to their website

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We booked "Domina Hotel Giudecca" through hotels . com. It was a four and a half star (Trip Advisor) boutique hotel in a very pleasant neighborhood, right on the water. The hotel was beautiful, the beds were fantastic, and the free breakfast was as good as it gets. The price was extremely reasonable too. We were about as happy as we could possibly have been.And what an amazing bargain for the outstanding quality.
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