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“Depressing Hotel”
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Hotel Ariston
Ranked #54 of 58 Hotels in Mestre
Reviewed 3 December 2013

Stayed at this Hotel the last weekend of November. We knew from other reviews it would be basic,Yes the towels and bedding were very clean, but breakfast was just about as basic as it gets. There was no bar and nowhere locally to go. The worst part of our stay was they said there was a problem with the boiler, which was affecting the hot water and the heating. We stayed from Friday to Monday and only had one hot shower and one night with heating. It was sub zero at night and 4 degrees during the day. We could not sleep as we were so cold. We complained every day to Reception and the answer was an engineer will be coming tomorrow, one never arrived. As I said I knew this hotel would be basic but heating and hot water is a necessity. The room was scruffy and as it was freezing cold it made going back to the room in the evening very depressing.

Room Tip: Don't stay at this Hotel.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Jerry D
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

Had to stay over 1 night as cruise arrived to late for a flight the same day. Hotel was picked/booked by the travel agent. The hotel was not as bad as some of the report suggest. I would describe as tired in need of TLC.
The bed linen was spotless and fresh as were the towels. The furniture was tired as was the decoration. Continential breakfast was adequate although it missed some meat. The staff were all friendly and helpful.
All in all the hotel was perfectly adequate for a 1 night stay.

Room Tip: Quite with a good nights sleep
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Des W
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

Sayed in the ariston hotel two weeks ago and was very disapointed with the standerd of the hotel!
When I opend the room door the wood affect laminate was pealing away,the shower water temperature changed(it was eaiher cold or scalding)no bar and a very poor to non existant resteraunt!
Were very disappointed with this hotel

Room Tip: avoid this hotel
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank diynut
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

My husband and I have just returned from a two night stay in Venice at the Hotel Ariston. I was very worried before arriving because I had read all the bad reviews. However, we were not disappointed. The hotel is small and a little old fashioned, but clean and tidy and perfectly adequate for a short break in Venice. The bus stop into the city is right outside the hotel and there are local shops within walking distance. The breakfast is typically Italian and not extremely creative but we didn't starve! Overall we had a lovely stay here.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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5  Thank NatB1973
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

This hotel is quite run down and shabby, with very little in the way of amenities. There are no eateries in the near vicinity, however the lady on reception offered to order us a takeaway which we could eat in the breakfast room - which we did. The staff were polite and helpful, the beds were clean and comfortable, and the choice at breakfast was sufficient. These are the only real good points. Unfortunately, I wouldn't book in here again - major overhaul required!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

We arrived after spending a week on a cruise what a massive disappointment The hotel is run down and very shabby our bedroom although clean had various broken objects the wall paper was peeling of the walls The hotel has very limited amenities this is one hotel I will never be revisiting

  • Stayed: October 2013
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2  Thank Alinas6
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

Like other reviewers, we were booked in for two nights by Thomas Cook before a cruise.
If you travel by bus from Venice get detailed instructions before you travel, about which bus and where to get off. Taxi is a safer start, specially from Marco Polo airport.
The bus leaves from outside the hotel and goes to the bus station at the top end of the Grand Canal. You can get 12 hour rover tickets for bus and vaporetto (water bus) from the tobacconist next to the hotel. The reception has maps and bus information.
If you arrive at the hotel expecting to get something to eat you will be disappointed, there is no proper restaurant in the hotel or nearby within walking distance.
The rooms are decorated in a shabby chic Venetian style, but there is a definite real shabbiness which is disappointing, storage is limited, the rooms are small and the public areas are untidy. There was only enough light to read a book in the bathroom!! Our bed, however, was comfortable and the bathroom was reasonably clean. Room 407 has a massive balcony area which would be good in hot weather but very noisy from the road. We never found the TV remote, so we don't know if the TV worked. Breakfast was very disappointing even for our low expectations, no cheese or meat, a cornflake dispenser that didn't stop dispensing and a choice of dry biscuits. I have never been offered chocolate Swiss roll for breakfast before. The choice seems dictated by what is on special offer at Lidl up the road.
I suggest that Thomas Cook find somewhere better in Mestre for their guests as soon as possible!!!

Room Tip: Corner rooms on 4th floor (407) for balcony Road is noisy
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Ariston

Address: Via Guido Bergamo 12, 30174, Mestre, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Mestre
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #54 of 58 Hotels in Mestre
Price Range: £36 - £240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ariston 3*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Ariston is an elegant hotel , it is an'ideal location for anyone reaching Venice by car or by bus.The young and informal hospitality, the excellent level of service and the cosmopolitan setting will make your stay even more interesting and fun. ... more   less 
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Hotel Ariston Province Of Venice/Mestre

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