My husband and I have just returned from a four night stay at the Sorriso Hotel. We booked this by e-mail in October after reading all the reviews. We are always apprehensive when we arrive at any accommodation after having stayed in some real dives in Australia, Canada, Europe and the USA. We have nothing but good to say about this hotel starting with the communication by e-mail to Piero – the Reception co-ordinator which included detailed directions to reach the hotel. On arrival at the hotel we were greeted by the owner Caterina with whom I had spoken on the phone a few weeks earlier to confirm our booking. Both Caterina and Piero’s command of the English language is excellent. We had requested a quiet room with a sea view and a powerful shower all of which we were given. We also had a view of a riding school which was an added bonus. The room - 306 was immaculately clean and bright. It was well furnished and it was nice to have coat hangers in the wardrobe. Someone previously mentioned that there was no mirror in the bedroom but the large lit mirror in the bathroom was perfectly adequate. We were provided with two lovely thick, soft white bath towels, two hand towels and two face towels which were changed twice during our stay. We were also provided with shower gel and soap which again was replaced twice. The shower was certainly powerful and a joy to use. I have read different views of the breakfast but we couldn’t fault it. Yes there was not a tremendous selection but who would not be happy with a choice of two fruit juices, a selection of yogurts, soft cheeses, and cold ham, three cereals, one of which was muesli, jams, chocolate spread and honey. There was also Melba toast and another kind of crisp bread, sliced crusty bread, crusty rolls, croissants and fruit muffins. Freshly made coffee with warm frothy milk to allow you to make cappuccino - the coffee and milk was constantly been topped up as were the bread and croissants. There was also a selection of teas. Yes the waitresses did not walk around with a constant smile on their faces but they did smile and acknowledge if you spoke and smiled to them (who can smile all the time). Caterina has a dog Zumo with whom I tried to make friends with but he was very shy, Caterina seeing that I wanted to befriend him gave me a dog biscuit to give to him. I was so pleased when he took it from me and allowed me to pet him and when we left this morning he came with Caterina to let me say bye to him – made my morning. Getting around from the hotel was no problem. We walked to the ferry a few times and it only took 30 minutes but the bus service is excellent and not expensive – taking only 5-10 minutes to get from the hotel to the ferry. There is a well stocked Coop about a ten minute walk from the hotel. We asked if we could borrow a knife and were given not only a knife but a plate and a couple of napkins from Piero. As there was no safe in the room Caterina put our valuables in the hotel safe. As we were leaving early this morning Caterina kindly arranged for us to have breakfast at 7.30 a.m. and Piero set up an automated alarm call for us. As for paying our bill we could have paid it when we arrived but agreed with Caterina that we would pay it last night. Finally we don’t know where the two star rating comes from as we think it should be at least three stars. Thanks again Caterina, Piero and staff and Zumo for helping to make our holiday complete.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Sorriso Province Of Venice, Italy