There are mixed reviews on here about the Victoria Palace and I find it unbelievable that someone thinks it is the ‘Worst Hotel on Earth’. I have travelled to almost 90 countries and I can think of many hotels far worse than the Victoria Palace!
I am very particular about the cleanliness of hotels and I found our room and the hotel to be clean. The room was on the small side but it was comfortable and nicely decorated and furnished.
The view from the balcony of the lagoon was far reaching, yes in the foreground was the bus stop but beyond that was interesting with plenty to see of the lagoon and the constant passing of sea vessels and not to mention the sunsets. (See my photos of views from the room)
Breakfast was fine with a reasonable selection of food and it was lovely to sit on the terrace to eat it. The hotel staff were not over friendly but helpful and amiable when we approached them. It is situated in a quiet area, peaceful and relaxing a welcomed contrast to the hustle and bustle of Venice
As for getting to St Marks square I don’t know how it can take 90 minutes to get there as written on a previous review. We spent 5 days travelling from the lido to different areas of Venice. The buses stop right outside the hotel every 15 minutes and take no more than 5 minutes to get to the waterbus stop, in fact you can walk there in 15 minutes. The waterbus across to St Marks takes no longer than 20 minutes and I never tired of that journey. It never took us more than 30 minutes to reach St Marks from the hotel. We used waterbuses from the lido to access many different areas of Venice and the lagoon. There are no restaurants close by but there are several in the central area near the waterbus terminal on the Lido and with frequent buses running till late it was easy to get to them. We also ate in Venice proper in one of the closest districts Sant' Elena at the Osteria Dal Pampo where we had a good quality meal for a very reasonable price.
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- Also Known As:
- Buon Pesce Hotel
- Buon Pesce Venice
- Viktoria Palace Hotel Province Of Venice, Italy