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Venice – the hotel.

As promised, here is the first installment from my Venice trip that I took just after New Year with my friend. I have three other posts ready to go for this series, so keep an eye out for them in the near future…

First in the series: the hotel. My friend and I stayed in the Ai Mori d’Oriente Hotel, a hotel not too far from the main street but closed off enough for some time away from the hustle and bustle of the city.  It’s a four-star hotel, and quite frankly I can see why: I’ve never been in a nicer hotel. The hotel’s website describes it as perfect for “special occasions such as anniversaries, honeymoons or romantic weekends” but, in all honesty, if you’re not opposed to sharing a bed with one of your best friends, it works pretty well for a girls weekend away.

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Overlooking a canal (although our room overlooked somebody’s back garden. Not that I can moan, our room was insane), the hotel Ai Mori d’Oriente Hotel offers a number of amenities to its guests: 24-hour reception cover so any needs or queries can be attended to, the option of room service, a hotel bar (where they make a mean hot chocolate), and a wide variety of breakfast foods (even as someone who is allergic to gluten, I had plenty of options). Their staff were attentive & kind, taking the time to show me and my friend key sights on the map, drawing routes for us too.

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Now for the room. Goodness me, I’ve never been somewhere so lavish. The hotel offers 8 room types from a double-single stay, to an open-air suite canal-view. We were in the third room up: a double superior. It was large, boasted a king(?)-sized bed, a satellite tv, a minibar (not that we could afford to use it..!), and a huge, luxurious bathroom complete with a the poshest bath/shower contraption I have ever laid eyes on. I mean, it was a bath, with a removable shower head and a huge shower head from the ceiling.

Admittedly, the hotel is not cheap day-to-day, but my friend managed to find an insane deal of flights & hotel stay for 4 nights for just £178 per person.  However, if you do find yourself in Venice and are willing to splash a bit of cash on a hotel, I would recommend this one whole-heartedly. Oh, and if it makes any difference/sways you at all, the hotel is absolutely stunning from the outside in the evening – it’s draped in fairy-lights.

Next in the Venice series will be exploring Murano & Burano.

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5 comments on “Venice – the hotel.

  1. I went to a cafe that made a delicious hot chocolate as well which was a surprise among the numerous cafes with mainly coffee options

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    • Oh, that sounds great! I’m not a coffee drinker at all, so it was so nice to find some hot chocolate. And it was real, proper, hot chocolate – definitely what you need after a day exploring!

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