great location and service
Posted Aug 5, 2016 on Hotels
I spent alot of time on this website looking for affordable hotels in Venice for three people. I found several that would require a water taxi and/or lugging bags over bridges and that had limited reception desk hours, so I was happy to find Hotel Nazionale, which is two blocks from the train station, has 24 hour desk, is affordable, clean and met our needs perfectly. The desk staff were very knowledgeable, spoke English well, and made real effort to be helpful. The breakfast was adequate, with the typical breads, cereals, fruit, yogurt, meat, boiled eggs, coffee & juice. The room (1 double, 1 twin) was plenty big for all of our luggage and the a/c worked well. Minor complaints/notes: The wifi did not work well in the breakfast area, but was fine in the room and in the lobby. The lobby is up a flight of stairs; the hotel has a porter who can help with bags. The shower is the typical Italian size (about 2' x 2'); the bathroom was otherwise spacious and included a bidet. For the price, this hotel is excellent. Watching others lug their bags through crowded streets and over bridges to their hotels from the train station, I was even happier with my hotel choice. I would definitely stay here again.