We stayed here for three days on our way back from a Tuscan holiday. We did the same last year and liked it so much that returning was a no-brainer.
Venice is wonderful, but extremely crowded in Summer. Staying on the Lido means getting away from the crowds in the evenings, more affordable places to eat, more Italians than foreigners around you, a lovely beach, taking your car with you to the hotel, and all of that just 10 minute walk along the seafront plus a beautiful 10 minute boat ride from San Marco square!
The hotel itself is situated just a few hundred metres from the ferry landing, on the seafront with lovely views of Venice. It has a shady garden in front, where meals and drinks are served. The staff is very friendly and helpful, especially Umberto at reception, who seems to speak about a hundred languages! All rooms we had (there was nine of us, two families) were good, well appointed and tastefully furnished. Just the shower temperature was a bit erratic, that is all. Breakfast is very good, certainly by Italian standards. If you want to have some beach time, book it at the hotel. Renting seats and umbrellas on the beach is way more expensive. The beach is good fun, with mostly Italian clientele.
I cannot comment on lunch or dinner, since we ate elsewhere, but otherwise I cannot think of a better place to stay when in Venice!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The traditional Villa hotel (1930), three buildings in the middle of a large shady garden, panoramic and quiet locacion facing St. Mark' s Basin, 10 mnts from city centre, 300 mnts from the beach, easy to be reached by car (car ferry line n. 17) Free parking at the hotel.Antiques original are furnishing public rooms, all rooms recently renovated have private facilities, TVC Satellite, radio, direct dial telephone, air conditioned. The quality restaurant "The Pitosforo", with summer terrace and candle light dinner in the garden offers a wide choice of Venetian and International cuisine, lounge and bar are both inside and open air overlooking the St. Marks Basin. Banqueting and meeting facilities from 20 pax up.Room rate includes buffet breakfast, half and full board including a la carte meals. Free parking safety box, small pets allowed, private landing stage.Nearby, on the island, tennis, swimming pool, riding school, golf 18 holes, beach, gambling casino, tourists airport, archery court. For the sports ones there are always bicycle available in the hotel.All major credit cards accepted. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Mabapa
- Best Western Venice
- Venice Best Western
- Hotel Villa Mabapa Province Of Venice, Italy