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“More like a Bed and Breakfast than a hotel!” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Byron Hotel
Ranked #30 of 33 Hotels in Lido di Venezia
England
1 review
“More like a Bed and Breakfast than a hotel!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2007

We spent a lot of time reviewing hotels before chosing the Byron Hotel, however we found only one review. We were taking a bit of a chance, considering this was our Honeymoon, and we were NOT pleased with this hotel.
We checked in at 10:00 pm, and we called before hand to notify the hotel, and they said this was fine. When we arrived, the man at the desk never got off his mobile phone, did not speak English, made us walk around to his chair to get our print out and passports....it was not a warm welcome into italy.
The room was small, and looked a bit dingy. Not at all like the photos on the website. Our booking said we had a garden view, however, we had a view of the parking lot and street dumpsters. Which were collected at 6 am every morning by loud garbage trucks with beeping noises when they reversed. The bed was actually 2 twin mattresses pushed together, but they were really comfy. The bed was soft, although the pillows were lumpy. We found spare pillows and blankets in the wardrobe though. The shower head was low, and the water was not very hot the first few days, then scorching the last day. There was a hairdryer, which was nice. The tv (a small 11 inch one) had 4 italian channels, so we didn't watch tv- which was fine, but if you like to enjoy night tv, stay somewhere with cable. The room had a fridge, but we couldn't get it to work until all of the sudden it was cold on the 3rd day.
The hotel has a lift, but it doesn't go to the mezzanine levels, so we still had to walk up a flight a stairs (which is fine if you dont have tons of luggage). Just be aware that you may have to go up and down stairs a lot.
The hotel advertised an American Bar- we went dowstairs to try this out, but there was nothing. Lights were off, no one was there, it was dead. there was NOTHING to do in the hotel. They had a few couches and played some music, so you could go sit there and talk to...well, no one really. it was dead. We went to a cafe down the street in the center of the island, they were great. But 2 beers and a diet coke was about 13 euros. yikes. Be prepared to spend!
The day manager was really friendly and nice, and spoke great english. He was very helpful, as was the other day staff. I can see why the man working at nights is working at nights.
You can get to the hotel from the waterbus stop very easily, and it's not a long walk. Maybe 10 minutes. It is close to the beach, and we LOVED staying on Lido island. Much quiter and nicer than Venice island. We would stay on Lido again, but not at this hotel. For the money, you are better off paying a bit more and staying somewhere nicer.
The breakfast was pretty ok though, from 7:30-10:00 you can have coffee (espresso, capuccino, hot chocolate, americano) from a machine, croissants filled with apricot jam (the best) cream cheese pastry, apricot tart, cereals (chocolate crispies, corn flakes, meusli), yogurts, fruit, rolls (which were quite horrible- crusty and hard on the outside, barely edible, but you find them all over Italy! my husband is a baker, and he was horrified), and some plates of sliced ham, cheese, and salami- i think to make a breakfast sandwich with the rolls. they had orange juice and red grapefruit juice as well. It wasn't a bad breakfast and lasted us until lunch.

  • Liked — it was near the beach
  • Disliked — the room, night staff, lack of any amenities, breakfast rolls, lumpy pillows, etc etc etc
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2006

Booked this through the terrible company (unfortunately in hindsight) .com- who still are not giving us our money back.
Anyway, after two connecting flights, and two bus/shuttle rides AND a water taxi to the Hotel Byron (almost 20 hours or traveling), we arrived only to be told "We have no reservations at all under your name"- when I had printed confirmation papers in my hand. The desk clerk could have cared less, and we were forced to pay (almost DOUBLE our reserved online price) for one single room for one night's stay. The hotel had no openings for rooms beyond this, so we were forced to walk around the city the next day, dragging our luggage, in hopes of find a available and affordable hotel.
To ad insult to injury, upon trying to get my money back from .com (the prebilled us), hotel byron has told them, "oh no, we had their reservations, and they stayed those nights", which is unbelievable.
DISHONEST hotel- stay away.
We ended up staying the last two nights at the ALBERGO GIARDINETTO VENEZIA which was GREAT! Not fancy, but not a dump, the staff was so good to us, and the continental breakfast was really decent too and had a decent variety. This hotel was about HALF the price of the Byron, and right next to the water taxi floats (therefore, much more convenient)!

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Property: Byron Hotel
Address: Via Marcantonio Bragadin Lido 30, 30126 Lido di Venezia, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Lido di Venezia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 33 Hotels in Lido di Venezia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Byron Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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Byron Hotel Province Of Venice, Italy

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