Location was our foremost consideration when we looked for accommodations in Venice. We were only going to be there for two days, leaving very early from Venezia Santa Lucia on the second morning, so we wanted to stay in a hotel near the train station. However, we also wanted to make sure that the hotel was clean, well-reviewed, and well within our budget.
The Hotel Il Mercante di Venezia fit that bill. It’s located only two blocks away from Venezia Santa Lucia, which also means that it’s just very near a vaporetto stop. However it’s in a small alley, on the opposite side of the street from the water, so the noise of passersby never disturbed us. Our room even had a small balcony that overlooked a foggy patch of wood, and like the rooms in many other hotels in Venice, it was richly and beautifully decorated.
The receptionist who checked us in was friendly and gave us great recommendations on where to eat dinner. Breakfast at the hotel was filling if not exactly overflowing. The only problem I can remember was that the WiFi wasn’t very strong in our room and I sometimes had to stand by the door to catch a signal. On the other hand, it was free, which isn’t always the case in Venice. For the price we paid, the Hotel Il Mercante di Venezia provided good value and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to stay in a decent hotel near the train station.
Love the first photo too.
Thank you. 🙂
What time of year did you travel there? I want a foggy patch outside my balcony!
January. Fog was everywhere!