Book exactly two nights at the Crowne Plaza Venice East (not 1 night, not 3 nights, you get the idea) and it’ll come out to just a euro. It’s prepaid, non-refundable, but since it’s only a single Euro for the two nights I wouldn’t worry too much about it !
I can’t get the terms and conditions page to come up. Probably fine to book multiple reservations back-to-back in order to get more than 2 days (4, 6, 8 days…). But if you want to be safe, and know who you will be traveling with, then book one reservation in your own name, one in the other person’s, and then if you want more than 4 nights you can alternate again on the third reservation.
Funny, the offer page (“2-for-1 Monsters vs. Aliens”) says that stays have to be consumed by August 31 — but this works through all of July, 2010 !
TripAdvisor reviews of the hotel look pretty good.
Do note, though, that it’s pretty far from central Venice but very close to a train station, about 3 Euros and 30 minutes of travel. Also apparently free airport transportation, at least per the Flyertalk thread on this deal.
Not normally a very expensive hotel. I’ve booked it for when I’ll be in Europe anyway (I may or may not use it), the rate for my stay was otherwise just 90 euros. We’ll have to see whether this gets honored, and certainly the deal will go fast. Don’t book airfare until you know the hotel is definitely going to honor the rate !
Update 9:07pm: Rate appears to have been pulled.