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Hotel Sorriso
Ranked #16 of 33 Hotels in Lido di Venezia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 June 2014

A very friendly efficiently run hotel which provides a good level of accommodation and service. An efficient local bus service which operates 24 hours a day gets you to the water bus ferry in less than 10 minutes. Breakfast is fairly basic but quite acceptable for the price. I have absolutely no complaints and would recommend it to anyone not keen on high Venice prices.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Cleanliness 5/5
Customer service 5/5
Bedroom 5/5
Washroom 5/5
Location 5/5
Nearby suggestions:
- The bakery on the corner was our favourite across Italy
- Roxy (eatery) near the vaporetto stop was wonderful

After enjoying the frantic pace of Rome and Florence we decided to stay here for our time in Venice. They provided us with friendly service, a large marble room, a modern bathroom (with a tub!), a balcony that overlooked the lagoon and a short walk to the beach, nice dining area and a very fresh, tasty breakfast, all at a very fair price. With this being said, it is criminal to call it a 2 star, as we enjoyed it far more then our 4 star in Rome. Upon check in we were giving great tips in regards to Venice (where it's best to catch the sunset, markets, help with the vaporetto lines, etc.) and upon checkout we had luggage issues and had to leave a broken bag behind which was no problem at all. Not all the service speaks English (expect less English on Lido in general which added to a more authentic experience), but were always glad to find someone who did. It had no safe, but you could lock the wardrobe and we never felt as though our items were ever unsafe. They have a dog, she was very shy, but sweet.
A 1 minute walk away from catching the sunset on the lagoon, a 15 minute vaporetto ride to San Marco square, 35 min ride to the railway (5.1 or 5.2) or you can spend an hour on route 1 which will show you the lagoon and take you through the grand canal, making all stops (train and airport included). Upon Lido the hotel is a 5 minute bus ride (which is included in your vaporetto pass, any bus leaving the vaporetto stop will work) or a nice 20 min walk.
The vaporetto runs all night long, so no concern on getting stuck on Venice and not making it back to your room.
Grazie Mille!

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Glennface
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

We were glad to have chosen Hotel Sorriso - it's an hour's water taxi ride from Marco Polo Airport and away from the mania of Venice city centre. Getting around was easy, there are three buses that will take you from the hotel down to the main Lido area, public beach and water taxi stop.

The receptionists were probably the biggest let down of this hotel. We had to ask three times for extra pillows, she eventually turned up at our door, thrust them into our hands without so much as eye contact. Not great.

I also had a bit of an issue paying for our room. I was more than happy to do it when we first arrived but the receptionist said to do it another time. We tried again a couple of days later and were told the card machine wasn't working. Made it clear we'd be leaving early on our final day so would have to pay it the night before at the latest. Every time we tried to pay after that she acted like there was no rush - "go for breakfast and then do it." We just wanted to get it paid.

There was also a large dog with a bark that was just as big hanging around the reception area. I'm not a fan of dogs anyway and found it quite threatening.

Overall this is a decent, clean hotel. On closer inspection you can tell why it's only a 2-star - no hooks in the bathroom, mirror in the bedroom or waste paper basket. However, if you want a place to stay that's out of Venice, this would be a good option.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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2  Thank orangesidewinder
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

We have just returned from the Hotel Sorriso in Lido, 15 mins from the mainland by water taxi.
as mentioned by previous guests, we were given full instructions on how to reach the hotel. The instructions also included purchasing our waterbus tickets (booking in the UK prior to leaving'). Definately use Actv. The journey was hassle-free and on arrival we were met by a very pleasant English speaking receptionist who immediately gave us instructions on how to travel to and from the hotel. He advised us of where we could go for the afternoon, to make use of the time we had until dinner. We were directed to a lovely bar on the beach which again had lovely staff. The beach at present, is being rebuilt. Sand being moved to form a new beach for the summer. However we would not have gone swimming anyway due to the temperature. I am sure that this work will have ceased in a few weeks time. The surrounding area closeby the hotel is clean and has a number of local shops and bars. You can walk to the Vaporreto via the back road which runs alongside the canal We did this. the sun is setting around 8.30 at the moment and this was a pleasurable experience as the walk overlooks Venice itself (See photos). The sunset is amazing and I would thoroughly recommend this walk at least once during your stay.(see photos). The Vaporretto "Bus" is serviced by the number A, B or C, from just outside the hotel if you prefer not to travel by foot. This runs every 10 mins during the day and there is a "N" service that runs every 20 mins during the night - all through the night. This means you would not have to leave Venice early. The Sorriso hotel itself was clean, tidy and had maid service every day. It has recently been updated and we had not quarms about anything. It is basic, as is the breakfast. selection of teas/coffee, Cereals, yoghurts, cheese, ham and fresh croissants each morning. Don't expect "full English". This hotel is ideal if wanting to stay in a quieter area, away fromt he hussle/bustle of Venice.
The Vapporetto takes approx. 1 hour to travel down the canal and reach Lido (Bus no. 1). From Lido to the first stop in Venice, is 8 mins, so Lido is not too far. The main part of Lido (just opposite the Vapporetta main stop is full of shops selling various clothing/supermarket (well stocked) and also had an array of restaurants. it is a very pretty area serviced throughout by land buses. We hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank maggiemoo65
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

We emailed asking for directions - which really helped us.
The receptionist spoke English (better than our limited Italian) and even remembered it was our birthdays. They suggested various restaurants for us to try and which vaporreti lines would get us to the attractions we wanted to see.
The room was clean, the bed good and the area quiet. The breakfasts were better than we expected from a 2 star.
As we had to check our really early, due to our flight time, we were given a packed breakfast the evening before.
We would definitely book again!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Lee-Anne W
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

Had 5 nights at this Hotel, after the crowded central Venice the Lido is a peaceful haven to relax away from the maddening crowds ! Hotel Sorriso situated 5 bus stops from the vaporetto landing, the bus leaves immediately outside this landing, exit the bus at the roundabout and turn right into Via Colombo 40 yards and you are at the Hotel. My room was large by Ventian standards, recently refurbished, electric window shutters and a silent efficient central heating system kept the room cool. The shower was on the small size , but I understand some rooms had bath with showers ? The bed was very comfortable and and sheets changed twice . Breakfast was simple but adequate, I used to make sandwiches and take a large excellent coffee to my room and had breakfast on a sunny balcony, not that the dining room was busy because there was always more vacant tables than occupied one.
The beautiful beach was 5 minutes away, which after a late afternoon of sightseeing and gallery visiting was so relaxing, I was led to believe after reading reviews that the Hotel provided free sunbed vouchers, the beach attendants tried to charge me 20 euros but I said the Hotel vouchers entitled me to free usage, only when I said I was staying at their restaurant for lunch did they accepted the vouchers, I was surprised on departure from the Hotel to be charged 10 euros for each of the 3 days I visited the beach, but the vouchers were for the day, so I suppose it was a fair price to pay for such a super clean beach with excellent hot shower facilities, etc.
The area is quiet at night , but head for the main strip Ave Elizabeth and theres everything you need for wining and dining,
This Hotel is a great Budget priced Hotel and would definitely stay there again,lest I forget the staff were all really friendly and most helpful all the time I was there. I didn,t manage to obtain free wifi as I thought the brochure said it was to be charged,but I did get free wifi at he restaurant on the beach. All in all a great choice, no mozzies at all !Don't let the location on the Lido put you off, its worth a small bus ride, and theres an abundance of buses. Laurie

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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5  Thank Laurie4
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

Just got back from a week long stay with my partner, cannot recommend Hotel Sorriso enough! Although not in the centre it's literally 15mins away using the bus and vaporetto, in fact if you don't fancy the bus it can be done on foot and it's a lovely walk.
The staff are so incredibly lovely and so is the resident dog!
Rooms are super clean, cool and comfortable, we got a great and quiet sleep each night. The free wifi is easy to use. Bathroom was spotless with nice big towels and a powerful shower. The breakfast is also perfectly fine, pastries and coffee and cereal, we filled up each morning before walking all around Venice each day. For the money you pay it's more than worth it, I am sure we will both be back - we miss it already!

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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: Via Cristoforo Colombo Lido 22 | Venice Lido, 30126 Lido di Venezia, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Lido di Venezia
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Lido di Venezia
#12 Romantic Hotel in Lido di Venezia
Price Range: £58 - £109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Sorriso 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Sorriso set on Venice Lido, is an excellent choice if you wish to combine Venetian history and art with a relaxing seaside vacation.This family-run hotel has recently been totally refurbished and offers bright and comfortable guest rooms. It has its own private beach area with umbrellas available on request, special prices are also provided for the guests at the Golf Club and Tennis Club of the island. Located in a relaxing and green area between amazing sunrises on the sea and stunning sundek on the lagoon. ... more   less 
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