Excellent Location Near Piazza San Marco
Posted Aug 23, 2016
Lovely, boutique hotel near Piazza San Marco but not in the middle of the crazy crowds. This little vintage hotel with its charming garden is quiet, efficient and comfortable. It feels like Venice with its antique furnishings and teeny tiny elevators. But the linens are lush, the bathrooms modern, the air conditioning blasting, the WiFi strong, and the ambiance thematic. Are the rooms palatial? No. But when in Venice, or any other spot in Italy, who needs a big room to sit empty all day? But at the end of the day it's all you need to rest up for the next day! The breakfast is also excellent, served inside or out, depending on your preference. And, then, just steps outside the door is the poshest shopping street in Venice, a gondola station for easy romantic rides, and the Piazza San Marco itself. Great for getting in line EARLY to see the Basilica! In the evening, we enjoyed the open air concerts and multiple gelaterias found all around the square. We also loved that that we could catch a vaporetto from San Marco over to the beach on Lido island, a fantastic place to ride bikes and experience local living. And just by wandering a short bit away from the hotel you can find novelty stores, souvenir shops and restaurants. On our hunt for chocolate we stumbled on an Asian neighborhood and enjoyed a delicious sushi dinner in the modern Basara Milano, a "sushi pasticceria" with excellent food and service.
Bottom line: Hotel Flora is the perfect place to experience Venice.