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Hotel D'annunzio
Ranked #39 of 251 Hotels in Jesolo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 October 2013

Just returned from a two week holiday at this hotel, it was absolutely fantastic. Great location,good food,fantastic staff,really clean hotel, Will definately be going back. Do not know how anybody can give this hotel a bad review. A Comment to Hannah from Chester theres no way Thomas Cook should give you a refund.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

Having just returned from a 14 night stay at this hotel I would just like to comment on Hannah from Chester review! She was there just before we arrived and I must say as far as I'm concerned she must be living in another world! We have stayed in rough and ready places, 5 star hotels,4 star and 3 star places, we found the hotel to be spotless as for the staff I don't believe what they have said about them, we found them to be completely welcoming, friendly and in fact can't believe any of the comments whatsoever unless the guests where being deliberately obnoxious and even then I can't understand it at all.
Yes there might of been some things that could have been done differently but even higher starred hotels don't always get it right either.
We had a great holiday made some great friends so keep it up Maurizio and staff, they must be doing something right as the hotel is never empty and Friends bar was always the busiest in our little strip Would not hesitate to go again. THANK YOU FOR A GREAT HOLIDAY !!

Room Tip: rooms are small unless you ask for 1,2,17,18,19. but you have to pay an upgrade, we e-mailed a coupl...
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank june r
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Reviewed 14 September 2013 via mobile

We have just returned from a week stay at this hotel.
Staff were freindly worked very hard nothing too much trouble .
Rooms were small but all that was needed shower was great really powerful
Food was lovely and great choice.
Great location a very clean hotel
The beach was minutes away with chairs on hotels part of the beach this to was very clean.Only down side was the lucky lucky men on beach.
There are also plenty on restruants in the area.
We went to aqualandia water park which again was a 5min walk from the hotel we went on the last week of the park opening and was quiet so no wait for rides .
All in all a lovely lace both the area and hotel we will be returning again.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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4  Thank wenhei
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Avoid Lido Di Jesolo!

I am absolutely disgusted with the service we received and we are seeking a full refund based on the following. I advise you to put your money to better use before you even consider booking a holiday at this place.

We specifically asked to go on a quiet, secluded, romantic break to Venice. Thomas Cook sent us here.

A noisy, busy, commercial and unromantic part of Italy. At no point did the Thomas Cook staff mention that this resort was a tourist trap or that we were miles from Venice. They even told us that it was only 3 or 4 euros to visit Venice by local transport from the beach that the hotel was situated on! This, of course, was another untruth.

The hotel was a disgrace with plug sockets hanging out of the wall, microwaved food and cell sized rooms that smelt like someone had died in their before our stay. There was blood on the walls and the picture frames, limescale throughout the bathrooms and the floor was greasy and slippy.


The staff treated us appallingly throughout our stay. My partner cut hits finger in the lift and needed stitches, there was no first aid and we were given a small plaster before being sent on a 3 mile wild goose chase to find a doctor that didn’t exist only to find a chemist next to the hotel on the way back.

We were tricked in to paying for drinks twice, when we tried to speak Italian we were shouted at and laughed at, when we asked for directions we were told to go the wrong way and we were given a bill for someones table of six that had left without paying. Just some of the memories!

An absolute disgrace,

One silver lining - I lost almost a stone whilst I was there because the food was so appalling that it made me ill.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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9  Thank Hannah V
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Reviewed 1 September 2013


Review and some hints and tips for a great holiday here.

We have just returned from this delightful hotel ( stayed 24.8.13 until 31.8.13) and we agree with all the positive reviews and would highly recommend it to anybody. When we booked the hotel we wanted a family room but there wasn't one available so we booked 2 rooms and were advised to contact the owners direct to ask for the rooms to be close together 2 weeks before leaving. When I contacted the D'Annunzio via email directly and they could not have been more helpful. Monica responded quickly and offered us a room with 3 beds and another sofa bed in an attached little room annexe with a door. The girls wanted to sleep together so we put the mattress from the 3rd bed on the floor next to the little room bed. The next day we went out and returned to find that the maids had put the mattress back and converted the sofa bed into bunk beds which made us all happy as they had their own space and we had a big room to ourselves. The room (48) was large and spotlessly clean with decent sized balcony and a sea view . The bathroom was a reasonable size with a loo,basin,bidet and good shower. The shower was quite powerful and never ran out of hot water . There is also a free safe and chargeable air con but we didn't need this as the temperatures were cooler than usual for the time of the year although still in the high 70s. The maids changed the towels and bedding every day even when we were happy to reuse the towels and had put them on the balcony to dry! They provide single beds and it would have been nice to have a double bed but we pushed them together and I imagine the 3 singles provide a lot more flexibility for the hotel which is reasonable I think. The only niggle was that there was only one electrical socket in the room but fortunately we had brought an extension lead so this wasn't a problem. There aren't kettles in the room but again this was explained that the electrical supply can struggle and kettles short out the hotel so don't bring a kettle and we didn't use our iron for the same reason.
The staff in the D'Annunzio are second to none. They manage to provide a professional service with a lovely warm manner that really make a difference and many expensive hotels around the world could learn from these wonderful people. The girls move around at speed like worker bees but always manage a smile and will always help where they can.
When you first arrive, the check in is very organised as 2 staff photo copy your passports there and then so you don't have to leave your passports with them and give you your room keys then you are passed to Maurrizio( the owner) who gives a brief chat about safety and eating arrangements. It's a bit of a crush as there is only one small lift but this was only an issue on arrival and never a problem any other time. It's all very organised and surprisingly fast considering nearly the whole coach load of people was for the D'Annunzio.
The eating arrangements are that the menu for the day plus a long list of alternative choices is posted on a notice board outside of the dining room and Maurizzio asks that people look at it during the day and decide, rather than hover looking at it at dinner time. As he very pleasantly explained, this is to prevent a crowd blocking the way to the dining room entrance which is a little narrow. I found it helpful to take a photo on my phone of the days menus for the family to decide on during the day. The days menu consisted of a starter which was always a choice of 2 different pasta dishes or a soup. These were delicious and huge portions. The portions of pasta were probably the size of a main course pasta here in the UK. The main course (also huge)could be the chefs choice of the day or if you didn't want that there was a large choice of alternative main courses on the other menu. The dessert was a choice of a sweet such as cake or pastry, ice cream or a different liquor each night. My only niggle was that I would have liked there to have been more Italian choices because the few Italian choices that there were wonderful and definitely tastier than many of the English meals . The lasagne particularly was the best I've ever tasted but most of the menu appeared to be British. These were perfectly nice most of the time but I came to Italy hoping for the lovely Italian food but in fairness the starter was always Italian and very nice too. I would love a D'Annunzio cookbook for the many beautiful ways they prepared their Italian dishes. Some reviewers have complained about the speed of the service and the cramped dining room. I can't say that we found either of these to be a problem. The tables are close together but the huge windows of the attached friends bar are open giving plenty of ventilation and there is enough room to move your chair in and out. You are allocated a table at the start of the holiday which remains the same throughout saving time looking for somewhere to sit. The 3 courses do follow on quite rapidly and ideally it would be nice to have a more leisurely meal time but in fairness you don't feel rushed at all and you will have finished each course before being offered the next course. The only mild niggle would be that if you order different dishes they arrive at different times so the person whose dish came out first can be waiting a while for the other people's dishes to arrive and it would be nice to have them all arrive together. Having said that you aren't kept waiting that long as the whole meal is done between 7 and 8 pm.
Some other reviewers have complained about the breakfast. Ok it isn't great but it isn't bad either and Italians don't generally do a lot for breakfast so accept a cultural difference and get on with it ! The breakfast choice consists of bread rolls with various jams and Nutella (Nutella is everywhere in Jesolo!), toast, boiled eggs, beans, cheese, ham,yogurt, prunes,biscuits, cereals and fresh fruit of the day. I tried most things and ended up with my favourite of yogurt which is mild and creamy and prunes with a Nutella roll which was delicious. The rest of the family enjoyed beans on toast with cheese on top and a boiled egg on the side. Bacon would be nice but could be ordered separately if necessary for a charge. As others have mentioned the bakery opposite is very good and the hotel sells croissants on the bar for 1 euro.
The friends bar is very nice with a good range of comfortable chairs and a lovely place of a evening to sit with the family and enjoy watching the night life of Jesolo. It has free Wi-Fi although this can fail sometimes when it is very busy.
The swimming pool area is pleasant with a good amount of deck chairs and sun loungers. Although we were there at the busiest time of the year it didn't feel crowded . The pool is quite deep all round (1.5m at the shallow end) so I didn't go in as I don't swim well but the kids loved it and spent hours on end playing and making friends with other kids in the pool.
The hotel has its own section on the beach which is only a 1 minute walk away and there are free provided sun loungers and deck chairs. When I saw the photos before arriving I was afraid it would be a bit of a tightly packed sun bed factory but its not. There is enough space and the beach is beautifully clean and well maintained. It gently shelves into the water and there are long wooden jettys where you can sit as well. Be aware the water is chilly when you first get in but ok after a while.there are beach sellers but they aren't pushy and accept a polite no thank you with a smile and move on .
The location of the hotel is ideal as the beach is 1 minute away and Aqualandia and the crazy golf are just over a 5 minute walk away. The transfer from Marco Polo was only 40 minutes away . Venice is an hour away by bus and boat and a truly unmissable experience. The resort is clean and has a lovely safe family feel and the hotel staff will happily share local knowledge and are very helpful. It's worth noting that the D'Annunzio has some the cheapest and nicest food in our part of the resort . A typical pizza is 6-7 euros and huge enough to share between 2 and ice-cream is plentiful throughout the resort and a scoop of ice-cream at the D'Annunzio is only 1 euro.

Our top tips

Stay at the D'Annunzio - it's great!

Bring lots of euros as the hotel only accepts cash.

The hotel will change money for you which saves a 20 minute walk to the nearest official bank although the bank exchange rate will obviously be slightly better.

Pay your lunch and bar bill each night as it mounts quickly and can be a shock at the end.

Buy packs of water from the local supermarket because its very cheap and great for the room and filling smaller bottles for the beach and days out.

If you go to Aqualandia order some pizzas from the hotel the morning you go. They will slice them and pack them in tin foil to take with you. Much cheaper and tastier than the overpriced Aqualandia food.

Go on line before you leave and look up what's going on in Jesolo before you leave. There is a free magazine called Vivi Jesolo when you get there that has an English section at the end that tells you what's going on in each piazza in Jesolo each night.

Do go on the venice and islands trip if you can. It is well priced at £156 for our family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids aged 15 and 11) and very well organised. Our guide was a Venetian lady called Michaela with fluent English, lots of local knowledge and a great sense of humour. We checked out the local trip prices but the Thomas Cook trip was the cheapest. Also pay for the extra water taxi ride for €18 each to go around the grand canal and smaller canals. It's worth every penny.

When in Venice don't bother eating in an expensive restaurant , just buy a slice of pizza from one of the side street stalls and sit and eat it by a canal. This way we paid €2 euros for lunch each with water we had brought with us and a €1.30 icecream each.

Venice is generally very expensive and take change because the public toilets are €1.50 per person.

Get a bus out and about. We went to the local market on Friday which requires 2 buses( buy tickets beforehand from a tabbachi shop for €3.20 each return) and when you reach the bus station ,the bus station staff call out "market "and shepherd you onto the correct bus. It couldn't be easier. The market isn't very exciting as its very much like a standard English market but it was fun buying parmasan cheese from a stall holder who spoke no English and I spoke no Italian . We both did a lot of laughing and miming and his efforts to make me understand he was offering to vacuum pack my cheese gave me the funniest most authentic Italian experience all holiday and there were plenty of stalls selling Italian murano- ish glass bits and bobs for the kids to take home for there friends.

Be aware much of the resort shops close for siesta between 1-4pm but stay open very late.

If you have an android phone get the hotel D'Annunzio app , it has much useful information and I understand they have a face book page too.

Have a wonderful holiday as we did . We have never gone anywhere twice, as another reviewer has said, its a big world with lots of lovely places to see but we would return here and recommend it to everyone.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
17  Thank JoeandJulie67
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

Excellent Hotel, very friendly and helpful staff, nothing too much trouble. Very clean. We went half board, and the food choice was extensive and plentiful. It was all delicious and promptly served.
The hotel has a decent pool with sun beds and chairs with a choice of sun or shade. It has its own area on the nearby beach (5mins walk) with again sun beds and sun umbrellas, all free to residents.
Ideal location, not too noisy. Street next to the hotel is closed to traffic early evening so is perfect for boulivarding. Venice is a thirty minute bus ride and 30 minute boat ride away, timed to each other so no waiting once started. 2 mins from Hotel.
We will return to this hotel as the experience was delightful. Many of the other guests had been before which in itself says something. Thank you Hotel D’Annunzio.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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5  Thank S-Swift5
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

The hotel accommodation is fairly basic but perfectly adequate, you are only sleeping there after all. The meal times are set and it is an unusual arrangement, however the food was excellent. The choices for evening meals were varied and plentiful. The staff could not have been more thoughtful, helpful or considerate nothing was too much trouble for any of them. Like other reviewers I am surprised by the criticisms as this hotel offers five star service to its clientele.

The easy access to the beach, with free deckchairs was excellent, if you want a sun lounger you need to rent one for five euros for the day. The air con is extra for your stay and Jesolo also has a tourist tax now which is also payable to the hotel. As others have said they do not accept credit cards so you need cash for your bills and it is a good idea to do this on a daily basis.

I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a positive holiday experience they catered for all parties with care and consideration young or old, families or solo travellers.

Room Tip: We had a first floor room which was fine, don't know what the others were like
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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4  Thank Dawn F
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Address: Piazza Marina 12, 30016, Jesolo, Italy
Region: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > Jesolo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#22 Romantic Hotel in Jesolo
Price Range: £83 - £313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel D'annunzio 3*
Number of rooms: 103
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