Originally Posted by whnay.
Looking for a 4ish star hotel for a few nights in late May.
Thanks in advance.
I live in Venice, although not at the moment.
The Monaco and Grand Canal is a very good 4-star hotel; the restaurant is excellent and in May you will be able to eat on the terrace (right on the Canal).
Also Londra Palace.
A smaller, very "venetian decor" 4-star is the Hotel Palazzo Stern, near the Accademia.
Originally Posted by SField
I think Venice is the worst food city in Italy.
Then you were unfortunate because there are at least several excellent restaurants there, and quite a few small, very good places.
Originally Posted by foodguy
ai do mori
Originally Posted by richmaguni
Do Mori is great for a drink. Also Ca D'oro (La Vedova), which is actually right off the strada nuova, for an inexpensive and good meal, or more chichetti.
As a break from the normal Venice stuff I would recommend checking out Pinault's gallery at the punta della dogana.
I think the quality at La Vedova has gone down a bit. Al Timon in Cannaregio (Fondamenta Ormesini) is similar but better imo. Osteria Mocenigo near Palazzo Mocenigo is also good. These are not fancy places. Al Beccafico in Campo Santo Stefano is a step up and good. Da Arturo and Da Fiore, of course, but quite $$$, among others.
The OP will be in Venice for 1.5 days. Given that, the Pinault collections are not worth it. They would be just about last on my list of things to do in Venice.
Originally Posted by max b
Just a suggestion : also if you will not stay there, visit the lounge bar at the roof of Molino Stucky Hilton hotel on the Giudecca Island. You will have the most beautiful "panorama" of the city.
Yes, nice view. The view from the campanile on San Giorgio is even more spectacular but of course there is no bar up there!
Originally Posted by Star
Just dont do what I did ..... think Venice Mestre and Venice are the one and same thing if booking accomodation online. Was suprisingly cheap and then realised why.
No, not the same thing!