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Train to venice… Hotel In Venice?
Will be in Italy (rome) and planning on extending the trip for a few days into Venice. Can someone give me information regarding a traing from Rome to Venice? Time? price? what train to use?
Also planning on staying in venice fro two days. Any hotels anyone can suggest? Bare in mind im not looking for a 5 star hotel nor a hole in the wall place or hostel. Something in between, clean, near the city or in the city, near trasportation, etc, any suggestions. Looking to spend a bit over $100 a night. Thanks.
Train schedules and prices are here: http://www.trenitalia.com/cms/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=ad1ce14114bc9110VgnVCM10000080a3e90aRCRD . A fast train during the day takes 3 hr 48 min and costs 74 euro in 2nd class at the standard fare. If you buy the ticket in advance, you can get the discounted mini fare for as low as 52 euro. The other option is the night train that leaves the Roma Tiburtina station at 10:36 pm and arrives in Venice at 5:26 the next morning. The cost for a berth in a 4 bed compartment is 60.90 euro. You can sleep through the night and maximize your time in Venice. You also do not need a hotel for the night you travel.
I use this site for hotels here in Italy. Venice is one of the most expensive places in Italy. Prices depend a lot on exactly when you’re here. The 4 star places where I stay (Monaco & Grand Canal, Selvadego, All’Angelo) range from 100 to 130 euro per night next weekend, but this is the lowest price period of the year. Any of these would be good choices – they all all very close to Piazza San Marco. Places in the area near the train station are generally a little less expensive and there are the vaporettos down the Grand Canal or you can walk to Piazza San Marco. Venice is pretty compact and walkable. The Lido island is also less expensive, but you have to take a boat to get to the main part of the city. You might look at someplace like the Al Tramonto Dorato B & B which is about 10 minutes from Piazza San Marco on foot.
Booking Hotel in Venice, Italy through travel website or direct hotel?
I am looking to book a few nights In Venice Italy and I’ve been doing most of my searches through travel websites like expedia, hotels.com, etc… My question/concern is that I’m liking the prices I see on these websites but when I inquire directly with the hotel, the prices are much more inflated. Is it ok to book through the travel site to take advantage of the lower rate? I am very concerned about having an attached bathroom to our hotel room and I am totally unfamiliar about how to ensure I get a good price but make sure it offers everything we need.
Yes, it’s okay to book through a reputable third-party website. (Both Expedia and Hotels.com qualify as reputable.) They sometimes are less expensive because they can get volume discounts that an individual traveler does not qualify for. The main difference is that you may be required to pre-pay your reservation through a third-party site.
What type of hotel are you booking? Only budget hotels have shared bathrooms. If it’s a higher-end hotel, then it will have private bathrooms. If the website does not specifically mention it, try putting the hotel name in a search engine and checking other sources. The hotel might even have its own website with more detailed information.
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