It's important to understand that as a frequent traveler with Marriott my wife and I were staying at this property using points, and as a Platinum member, we were also treated to free breakfast, so some of the prior reviews complaining about cost, price, etc. did not apply for us. Although dinner and the bar were on par price wise with most other locations in Venice. That being said, we had a wonder time at this hotel, and will certainly consider coming back. The staff was very friendly and the personnel cleaning the rooms did a fantastic job. We met Claudio and Martina at the front desk and they along with the rest of the front desk staff help with reservations, recommendations, etc. Roberto in the dining room was very helpful in selecting both interesting appetizers and wines to make for a great dinner. Mauro in the bar was a little quiet to begin with, but once we started interacting he became a wonderful host. And please don't miss the opportunity to chat with Mr. Zulian. Talk about food, history, almost anything Venizia and you will have a wonderful time. Got my best lasagna advice from him on this trip.
The garden is beautiful and well maintained, but it was too cold for us on this trip to hang out at the benches.
Their SPA is small but nice. The Jacuzzi could have been a bit warmer for my taste, but the sauna and steam room were perfect. The 50min massage made the day.
Yes, the wireless internet is awful... it forced me to be on vacation instead of being 'connected', which after a few days was a great thing.
And yes the water does come up over the sidewalk during high tide - its normal, and its part of Venice and in fact is slowly destroying Venice. It lasts for a couple of hours (3-4 maybe longer if the tide is higher) so you have to plan your excursions accordingly. Even after it recedes at the Boscolo, it is still high water at San Marcos and various locations along the way. Be aware and plan...
Lastly, if you want coffee in the morning as you wake up, bring a small hot water maker and buy some instant. Getting dressed to go down stairs to get tepid coffee is a pain and room service prices for coffee are too high.
With a little advance planning, you can have a wonderful time at this hotel.
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- Also Known As:
- Boscolo Venezia, Autograph Collection Hotel Venice
- Boscolo Dei Dogi Venice
- Boscolo Dei Dogi Hotel Venice