I arrived at the camping site two weeks and I was pleasantly surprised with the facilities on
site. The resort has fine pools and activities such as slides/wave pools/ect.There are also play area's, crazy golf, restaurants and a supermarket. There is a fine long beach with access from
a number of different locations on the resort. The pool closes from 1 to 3 (siesta time) which is a little negative, but not a big deal. The only other awkward thing is a public road which splits the
camp in two and you need to go under a underpass to access to access opposite side of resort.
The resort is quite large and most people hire bikes and the underpass is steep and dangerous
,with a sign stating no cycling. There is a narrow footpath on one side, so how are you supposed to walk a bike with throngs off people going in opposite directions.
I walked to the beach each day and found the security gate staff to be civil and polite.
Things started to go wrong on the third night, when we sat outside our decking with another
couple having a quite conversation.Just after 1130pm two security guards were passing and
stopped directly outside our decking.They shone their flashlights on us and informed us it was
" quiet time ". We replied we were having a quiet conversation and we were told to go inside.
They were dressed in dark bomber jackets and were highly intimidating. Another night a family
across from us had a barbecue and were reported by security guards for staying out on their
decking after 1130pm. The next day they were summoned up to reception,and told it was not
permitted for more than two people to sit out on the decking talking. Even when your sitting out
on your decking alone the security are shinning there torches in on you in a intimidating manner.
On my second last day I received a summons to go to reception to meet the manageress of
the resort, having stayed out on my decking with some friends after hours the night previous.
Marcella asked me was it my first time in the resort and I informed her it was. I was informed
it was not permitted for more than two people to sit outside talking after 11 30pm. I explained that I had stayed in camping resorts across Italy,Spain and Europe, and never heard of such
a rule. I asked the lady to explain to me why a bar( the jolly bar ) which backs on to the
mobile accommodation was allowed to stay open until 0115am, showing football with roars and
screams coming from the premises keeping my children awake. I went up to see what was going on and seen the same two security guards who were hassling me sitting in there drinking
coffee.I asked were was the consistency,its alright to roar and shout in the bar surrounded by people trying to sleep but three people can't sit outside having a quite conversation.
On the last night a neighbors child was cycling home when she fell off her bike going under
the underpass. The young 12 year old had a bad gash on her arm, and had hurt her shoulder.
The child had taken a bad fall and was crying and in distress. A security had witnessed the
incident as they position themselves at the top of the underpass at night. The young girl limped
up the hill in tears and instead of being offered assistance, was callously told she should not have been cycling in the underpass.
The night security in this resort are paid thugs who would have made made excellent Gestapo
Agents 75 years ago.
I will never return to this camping resort again and I don't hate anyone enough to recommend
it to them.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Camping Village Marina di Venezia was founded in the 60s by two close friends, who shared the same business interests. Our present management maintains a strong bond with the Founders' vision. Starting from these values we keep on devloping new ideas and creativity and promoting innovations. Nowadays as in the past what is most dear to us is giving you memorable moments, unique sensations which will always remain with you. We are happy to create an unforgettable holiday, always accompanying you with our smiles and professional manner. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Marina Di Venezia Camping Hotel Cavallino-Treporti
- Camping Village Marina Di Venezia Italy/Cavallino-Treporti, Province Of Venice