Nuova Aurora is a small budget motel in Marghera, a few kilometres south of Mestre. The area isn't great - it's essentially a truck-stop on a main road which has a prostitute every 50m. However, should note that on one occasion we walked the entire length of this road late at night without being bothered or feeling threatened.
The hotel is no frills, but very decent for the price. The room was clean, the sheets and towels were changed daily and the staff were helpful; even those with poor English skills made efforts to help. Little bit of mildew in the shower, but my own at home is worse.
The walls were a little on the thin side and traffic noise / people in the hallway were audible throughout the night, but quiet enough that it didn't bother us.
The bus link to Venice is close to the hotel and very convenient, runs until late at night and inexpensive.
Overall it was a great base for seeing Venice on a budget; perhaps not as nice as waking up to the sight of the Grand Canal but a pleasant place to sleep over if your pockets don't run that deep!More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking