I booked Hotel al Vagon when I needed a good hotel when I joined the Venice Marathon.
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The start of the marathon is 2.5 miles outside Venice, but, for me was, a hotel in the center of Venice essential. The Hotel is relatively cheap and very comfortable.
When entering the hotel, you will see a simple reception and on the right the stairs. I had room 29 overlooking the canal 'Santi Apostoli. This is one of the largest rooms.
There is a spacious room, but the view is not as good as in room 29. You are overlooking a small square in front of the hotel in this room.
My room had a classic Venetian style with a king-sized bed, a private bathroom with a shower, satellite TV, and plenty of space for luggage. Handy is also the hotel's good Wi-Fi connection. I had no problem logging in.
The staff at the front desk were amiable. Whenever I went out, I left the key with somebody behind the front desk, and 24 hours a day, someone was present. At night, the door is locked, but by ringing the bell, they recognize you and let you inside.
There is no breakfast at this hotel.
But I did not mind, because in Venice you can easily buy your own breakfast in the morning or in the evening before bedtime.
I had a 3-night stay, and my fare was, in total, € 432 -. This was during the Venice Marathon from Friday until Monday, October 23 – October 26.
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All summarized, it has been an excellent hotel. The hotel room was clean, I had a canal view, and the location was ideal. I could explore everything around Rialto and eat in the fantastic restaurants/bars in the area.
During the day, you will wander in Venice and explore the city. Such a hotel is very comfortable after a day of intensive Venice and a marathon. In my opinion, the price/quality ratio, therefore, is optimistic.
I took the Allilaguna boat from Marco Polo Airport to the Rialto; from there, it is a 7-minute walk to the hotel. Sounds simple, and I am experienced in Venice. But still, you can get lost in the narrow alleyways and crooked bridges and be impressed by the tourists.
Eventually, I could find my way on Google Maps. As follows:
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