The hotel is in Mestre, 15 mins by train or 25 by bus number 2 to Venice. We (my husband and I) were initially looking for something more central, but prices were sky-high, so we opted for this hotel, and we did not regret our choice.
Staff... well, this seems to be a hot point in most reviews: our first meeting with staff was a baldish and cinical guy at the reception who enjoyed making some little pseudo-funny remarks on anything and everything . Anyway, I cannot say we experienced a lack of service: he took us to our room, which was located in a dependance in a different building round the corner, gave us a city map with some travel info, and allowed my husband to print our boarding passes for our flight to Stockholm, which we appreciated.
The room was great! It was a large quadruple, with 2 double beds, tv, fridge, large bathroom, 4 windows, and very, very clean. 10/10!
There's a supermarket on the high street with a good selection of cheeses and hams, including local ones.
We went to Venice by bus, and when we came back and went to the reception to get our keys there was a different guy, who was having a loud conversation in a pretty surreal English with a guest of the hotel. The topic was air-con...: "No, I not turn on the air conditioning, if you are hot you must open window. No, i turn on air conditioning when is hot, very hot. Open the window" and literally put the phone down there and then. Now, there were 25 degrees, and it was very humid, it WAS hot! Luckily we were in the other building, which felt cooler. His attitude was something!
Breakfast costs 8 euros, but I can assure you it's worth it: one of the best breakfasts we had in Italy! Croissants, butter, jams, honey, salami, ham, cheeses, cereals, fruit salad, juices,white and wholemeal bread, biscuits, teas, milk, yoghurt, coffe/cappuccino machine... plenty of choice!
On our second evening there was a really nice, polite and helpful guy at the reception. He kindly enquired if we needed anything, we chatted a bit about where we were from, our wedding, where we were directed... he double checked (unprompted!) our airport coach timetable for the following morning, and it turned out we had the wrong info, if he hadn't checked we would have missed it! The morning after he called a taxi ffor us to get to the coach station (it's not far away, but at 6:30am dragging your luggage about is not very funny).
The only flipside we experienced: some prostitutes in the neighbourhood, but having said that, we just tried not to pay attention.
One general advice: take with you some mosquitoes repellent, in Venice you'll need it!
We would go back and recommend this hotel, it was not expensive, it's clean, breakfast is great and Venezia is easily and quickly reachable :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the centre of Mestre, near the railway station, Hotel Piave is the ideal solution for tourists who would like to reach Venice in a convenient manner yet have space to breathe in a Hotel with a peaceful family-run atmosphere, in a setting dominated by warm colours and where attention is paid to everything even in the tiniest of details. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Piave Hotel Mestre
- Hotel Piave Province Of Venice/Mestre