My husband, 12 yr old son, myself and 2 other couples stayed for 2 nights. We picked this hotel due to its proximity to transport to Venice and weren't disappointed as the bus to Venice stops just around the corner, and on the way home stops right outside until 10pm. Any later and you need to know how to find the hotel from a few blocks away. Tickets can be bought from reception which is handy.
We parked in the tiny parking area out the back and entered reception through the back door, past the bar area and dinging room. The reception and surrounds were nice, and the gentleman that checked us in was friendly, spoke good english and offered to help us carry our bags up 2 flights of stairs.
However we were quite disappointed with the accommodation. Our triple room was tiny with barely enough room to walk around the beds. We were overwhelmed by the smell of stale smoke, despite the no smoking sign on the desk and the air con did not help. The bathroom was smaller than an average ensuite and contained a vanity (which had a suprisingly good light) toilet, bidet (useless to us) and a shower head in a corner. There was no shower hob, and just a curtain on a track. The floor sloped ever so slightly towards the drain on the floor under the shower head, however the drain didn't work properly. There was no where to hang the towels, but we couldn't have re-used them anyway as we had to put them on the floor to make a dam around the "shower" to prevent the water flooding into the bedroom.
The bed was quite comfortable but the pillows were so hard it was like sleeping on a stone tablet - the worst I have ever encountered. The room was reasonably clean except for the carpet. We had to keep the window closed at night to block out street noise.
There was no information folder in the room. Apparently breakfast was included but this was not stated in our booking information, nor was it mentioned at check in, so we missed out the first morning. We juggled things around to find a large enough surface in the room to put a plastic bowl down to pour some cereal and milk. The second morning we ate in the dining room and the selection was fine, and typical of most places we stayed.
Wifi was available for a cost.
I definately think that the statement on the hotel website about the standard being higher than the average 3 star is incorrect.
- Also Known As:
- Garibaldi Hotel Mestre
- Hotel Garibaldi Province Of Venice/Mestre
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