My friend and I just returned from a two night stay at Hotel Mabapa and were very pleased. It was very easy to find from the Vaperetto stop on Lido Island and from the first sight of the hotel, we were impressed. The staff were very friendly and good problem solvers. When we arrived, we discovered that we were not given two separate beds, but that they were pushed together and dressed with double bed sheets. No problem! They had the chambermaid separate the beds and dress them with new beddings while we went to dinner. The room itself
was very nice. We were in the side building and we had plenty of space. I loved the big bathroom with the huge sky light! It was a very charming room. Luckly, during our stay it was sunny and we were able to enjoy the garden area for a drink in the shade. Tea and coffee is very reasonable and presented in a very lovely way.
There were just two issues worth noting. One, the hotel offers a complimentary boat ride to Murano island where the glass is made and then a continuing ride to San Marco Square. They do not mention that you dock in Murano directly into a glass making factory. You can not avoid it! It was interesting but you are guided into gift shops where
everything is about 5 times as much as it is outside this workshop. Do not buy anything! Also, it is really hard to find where you orginally docked to actually get the boat to San Marco square. Pay attention to where you are walking.
The other issue is that they gave us incorrect information about Vaporettos to take you to the airport. We were told that they ran every hour which almost resulted in us taking a 100€ private taxi. But when we went to the vaporetto stop, the boats were going every 20
minute or so. We were wondering if the hotel had a partnership with a
private taxi service.
So just be aware of these two things and you will LOVE your stay.
- 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