We just came back from visiting Venice. Staying at this hotel has certainly made the trip much more pleasant. First of all, it is less than 5 minute walk to the hotel after coming out from the Lido waterbus stop. That's a big plus, after seeing how some of the people needed to drag their lugguage up and down numerous bridges when staying at the main island.
Also, it is easy access to the beach which makes the children very happy.
The hotel room is big and it is comfortable for four of us staying in the room. The bathroom is very modern. After seeing some of the toilets in Rome and Venice, going back to the bathroom in the hotel is even a nice and relaxing experience.
The only thing I found a bit strange is the arrangement for the breakfast. I booked the family deal available on the hotel web site. When I went to breakfast on the first day, I was told that my booking did not allow us to have eggs and yogurt or I need to add extra 2 EURO. This is not what I expected and I couldn't remember seeing this on my booking. Given all the choices available, eggs and yogurt are literally the only two extra items excluded. We do feel that this makes it unnecessarily complicated.
We would recommend the hotel to include the costs for all inclusive breakfast. Given the 1 or 2 EURO differences in the hotel bill, that's minimum. Yet, when we were told about paying for this 1 or 2 EURO at the breakfast, it just seems a bit awkward.
Lastly, it is not just this hotel but other Italian hotels. They all expected the guests to leave the keys when we went out. We don't mind doing that. Yet, with young children, we at times need to go back to the hotel room many times before going sightseeing. Keep getting keys and returns keys seems to be a bit more work than necessary.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A pretty hotel just a canal-hop from Venice, the Helvetia Hotel offers a break from the norm. Set down a leafy boulevard in the heart of Venice Lido, the Helvetia is a world away from your run-of-the-mill city hotel. Inside, it brims with Venetian flair and sophistication, while outside there’s a lovely flower-filled garden where you can enjoy al fresco breakfasts. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Helvetia Hotel Venice
- Hotel Helvetia Province Of Venice, Italy