Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.1/5
Independent travelers will appreciate the location of Hotel Principe as it is only about 5 minutes walk from the train station, Stazione Santa Lucia, and vaporetto stop, Ferrovia. Along Lista Spagna are restaurants, bakeries, and souvenir shops. Piazza San Marco is 40 minutes walk from the hotel, but there are so many interesting things to see along the way to the piazza, one wouldn’t notice the distance and time.
I called my and hubby’s room the yellow room because the walls are painted with light yellow and the armoire is a pretty yellow. It’s big enough for us to move around freely. There is no view from our room which was a little disappointing, but we were out all day exploring anyways, so I figured it really didn’t matter that much.
Sleep Quality: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
There was every reason for me to sleep well on our first night in Venice. Our room was quiet and comfortable. My body has not adjusted to the new time zone yet, so I was mostly awake all through the night. My husband, however, slept soundly. It’s no surprise. He could fall asleep anywhere.
The hotel staff were efficient and helpful. They did not let language barrier get in the way of their service. Breakfast was satisfying with both cold and hot choices. The breakfast buffet is intended for tourists. The scrambled eggs are on the mushy side and bacon was limp. But that is how these are prepared all over Venice according to our guide. No big deal for me. There were plenty of pastries. My husband loved the little triangular polenta cakes.
Our Italy trip was an escorted tour. We did not choose the hotels we stayed at. They were hotels that our travel agency uses for their tours. As far as value for what we paid, I think staying at Hotel Principe, we got a pretty good value. We would have paid more had we booked our room ourselves.