This hotel was an absolute HAVEN after traveling without sleep for nearly 24 hours.
We took the #52 vaporetto to Lido from the Piazalle Roma. Then caught the B bus (make sure you get the one that says Aeropuerto-S.Elena, as the other buses will take forever, and some won't get you there at all!) for the 8 minute ride to the hotel.
When we arrived, the front desk clerks were awesome (waving at Nicolas!). Super friendly, and all spoke at least five languages, including English. When we checked in, they gave us a Venice map, a remote control for the in-room TV, and great advice on local restaurants.
We were incredibly fortunate with the room we received. Room 202 was a corner room with two little balconies (one overlooked the water) and a nice big window. We could hear the waves from the Adriatic sea, and listen to the sea gulls in the mornings. Lovely.
To turn the lights on in the room, you slide your room key into a slot on the wall. When you leave the room for the day, you pull the key out, and that shuts off the power. Very ingenious!
The room itself was great. High ceilings, gold brocade curtains, a large closet with hangers and a room safe (the safe is not quite large enough to accommodate a 15" laptop), a flat-screen TV attached to the wall (mostly Italian channels, a German channel, a French channel, and an English language CNN channel), a large desk, a luggage rack, several comfy chairs, and a Queen sized bed so big you could sleep vertically or horizontally.
The hotel offers excellent in-room internet for a low cost (we paid about 20 Euros for a week), and we used this every day with my laptop. A WAY better value than the pre-paid wifi from HelloVenezia.
The bathroom has a shower, sink, toilet, bidet, and towel warmer. Plenty of towels, the floors and fixtures were always kept sparkling clean by the daily maid service, and the shower has the best water pressure of any hotel I've ever stayed in.
The daily breakfast was good and plentiful. Breads, meats, cheeses, several kinds of cereal, several kinds of fruit, lots of fresh juice, and a latte maker. I read several reviews that said the waiters and restaurant owner here were rude, but they were fantastic to us and super patient with our sad attempts at Italian :). If you want to save money, I suggest you have a big breakfast here, and you'll be good to go for most of the day.
Also, take advantage of the hotel's free hour bike rental! They've got a whole selection of bikes, and it's a treat to ride along the seashore there. The different types of seashells scattered all over the beach are amazing. Every size and color you could imagine.
Now for the negative: The reviews are right about noise. The hotel is a total gem otherwise, and a huge value compared to the other cramped, musty places you could get for the same price, so it’s just something you need to prepare yourself for.
You'll likely have three kinds of noise to deal with: First, there’s some kind of heating system in the hotel that, when it kicks in, sounds like a whole group of construction workers using sledge hammers on metal pipes. That sound kicked in at least twice between 4:30 and 6 AM several mornings of our stay.
Second, if you have a street-facing room, you'll deal with the noise from the occasional bus, etc. This one wasn't a huge issue for us.
Third, you'll deal with the noise from your fellow hotel guests. We were lucky. Because our room was a corner room, only one wall was adjacent to another guests'. But this was still enough to have us blushing with serious embarrassment and longing for earplugs. My advice: make sure to ask for a corner room, and prepare to crank your TV to drown out other noises, when needed.
Two final tips: First, as at least one other reviewer pointed out, the walk from the vaporetto stop to the hotel is definitely more than 10 minutes. My husband and I are fairly athletic, and at a brisk pace, the walk took us nearly 20 minutes. It's a beautiful walk, but not super short. Just something to keep in mind.
Last, there is a spectacular little restaurant in downtown Lido that's worth a try if you want something different than the hotel's food. It's called Glacial, and it's right across the street from the Hotel Reiter. The place was always crammed with locals (a good sign) and the food, service, and prices were outstanding!
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