Feb 06

An affordable luxury hotel near Venice: M Gallery Murano

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This splendid hotel offers quiet luxury on a lovely island in the Venetian Lagoon. The interior is an ultramodern renovation of a classic edifice. It is well connected to all of Venice, the price is great for the quality of service and the room standard especially in this hotel market.

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The M Gallery was a welcoming and very modern property. Venice and its environs have some very posh palaces as well as tight and overrated hotels which cost a fortune for very little space and amenities. Being on the island of Murano has its perks, it is quieter at night, well connected to Venice within minutes and a bastion of art in the form of glassmaking.


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Our first impression was that the hotel is well kept. The staff were attentive and the former monastery building is restored both inside and out to a modern glory. The room did not have all the amenities to make tea and coffee but the lobby bar provided these basic needs upon request. It is possible to book the hotel shuttle boat during certain hours. At airport arrival it can be difficult because the boat only comes at times specified by those arriving. Our flight being somewhat delayed the boat left without us and we needed to take a public vaporetto.

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The hotel has a beautiful courtyard with an all day dining restaurant. The places to eat on Murano itself are around 10 or so and some take only cash or close early. The hotel restaurant has a simple menu and prices are higher than outdoor restaurants. An outdoor bar and restaurant sits by the Grand Canal of Murano and it is one of the best places to dine and people watch on the island.

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The room was comfy and spacious, internet was quite slow due to logistical issues and a nice balcony was a beautiful touch. This is the hotel we would recommend anyone to launch their Venice trip from at a reasonable cost. There are others more grand which are great for a splurge, but this is high quality for the cost.




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