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Hotel Continental, Treviso
The Hotel Continental is only 200 meters, or the length of two soccer fields, from Treviso Railroad Station.
This photo of the Stazione and the Via Roma was taken from the tiny square in front of the Hotel Continental, using a short telephoto zoom.
To reach the hotel from the station's train platforms, take the pedestrian tunnel under the Piazzale Duca D'Aosta in front of the station. When you're back at street level, follow the Via Roma past the old city walls. As you approach the Hotel Continental, you'll see a metal sculpture of a globe. The hotel is behind and to the right of the sculpture.
The reception desk is just inside the lobby. Note the rich wood, the marble counter, and the old-fashioned mailboxes with hanging room keys.
The lobby has several seating areas. Here, you can see a pair of
comfortable leather armchairs and a floor-to-ceiling mirror that reflects the
hotel's china collection.
Beyond the seating area, a 1950s neon sign points to the "Coffee
Room," a.k.a. the breakfast room. (The hotel also has an American bar next
A breakfast buffet is included in the room rate. (Don't let my
simple plate of rolls mislead you: Other items are available for guests with
My first room, a twin, had a faulty window air conditioner. Note
the parquet floor.
After I reported the dead air conditioner, I was moved to
a double--room 311--which was bigger and had a working portable air conditioner.
Although the wallpaper reflected the tastes of an earlier era, the mattress felt
new, and I was able to get a Wi-Fi signal for my notebook computer.
The bathroom was simple but functional, with a recessed floor and a curtain for the modern adjustable shower rail.
The bathroom walls were covered with small handset tiles.
Here's another exterior view of the Hotel Continental. This photo shows the rear entrance to the hotel, which was closed during my visit.
From here, you can walk a few meters to a gelateria near the River Sile.
The River Sile is just around the corner from the Hotel Continental. Its scenic promenade leads to cafés and restaurants, apartment buildings, a park, the university, and an old castle on the edge of town.
The river is especially pleasant in the evening and at night, when streetlights illuminate the water, walkways, and bridges.
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