My 6 night stay in June is about the 7th time I have stayed at Villa Igea. I visit Venice about 4 or 5 times a year and this is my favourite hotel of the dozen or more I have tried. It is in a quiet location just a couple of minutes from the No 2 and Alilaguna Airport shuttle water bus stops without any bridges to carry your luggage over or from the No 1 with one big bridge to carry your luggage over.
Since I stayed there last November, I have noticed a number of improvements including in the reception area, the greatly improved terraces overlooking the San Zaccaria Church and square in front of the where it is so relaxing and comfortable to have a drink and nibbles, providing the fellow guests are not loud and using disgusting language as a group of them (Ozzie?) were on one occasion I sat there.
Free wifi worked well in my bedroom as did the aircon which was needed as the temperatures at the start of my visit were in the upper 90's. I nice touch that they had left a nice bowl of fruit and chocolates to welcome me back in my bedroom.
Since my last visit, the waiting service staff for the breakfast at Ristorante Principessa at the sister hotel Savoia and Jolanda, overlooking the San Marco Bacino and the quayside, have improved considerably. Even the pigeon problem which I remarked on in an earlier review, although not totally resolved, seemed more under control. The breakfast buffet choice was very good with innovations like being able to juice your own fresh green veggie drink.
One word of warning about the terrace, be careful as the new door leading on to is all clear glass without anything like a frosted strip to show that it is close. It is opened by pressing a button on the wall to the right of the door. On previous trips the door was a traditional handle and lock one with net curtains that you pushed to opened outward from the inside. On my first day, I thought the door was open but it was not. The very bright light outside made it not obvious that it was closed and I walked around with a bruised forehead and headache for most of my stay. I did email the management about this with the suggestion of adding a frosted strip or some other warning to this new sliding electrically operated door, but disappointingly I got no response. Even so I still decided to give them a 5 star review and I have already rebooked to return May next year.
- Also Known As:
- Villa Igea Hotel Venice
- Igea Hotel Venice