October 08 2010
Mark and Mary Jo Audley (Kansas City, USA)
Period of stay: 9/16/10 - 9/17/10 then returned from cruise and stayed 9/28/10 – 9/30/10
La Locanda di Orsaria was recommended to us by a friend who had stayed here last year. Our stay was wonderful. We had arrived in Venice a day early (before our cruise) and stayed 2 more days upon arriving back from our cruise. The rooms were clean, quaint, comfortable and very affordable. We really liked the location which was approximately 2 blocks from the train station, so upon arriving at the train station from our daily adventures...we were right there. We also like the fact that it was at the opposite end of the city from St Mark’s Square one of the main attractions/shopping areas in Venice (walking...only 25 minutes away, water taxi...only 10 minutes away). The St Mark’s Square was an extremely crowded area; packed with people...the area around La Locanda was much more enjoyable without the huge crowds. Others in our group opted to stay at a hotel in St Mark Square, and paid over double what we paid at La Locanda de Orsaria, and had to fight the crowds every time they left their hotel. This is a family run hotel and the owner services you breakfast every morning (included in the price of your room). Sabrina, who has worked there for over 10 years, is wonderful. She speaks about 10 different languages and was so patient and helpful. She helped us by recommending restaurants, museums/churches to visit, where to shop and methods/options to get there. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend La Locanda de Orsaria.
Mark and Mary Jo Audley