Petit Palais Hotel Venice ★★★★

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The hotel Petit Palais is located in the island of Lido di Venezia, a strip of land lying between sea and lagoon, and enjoys a strategic location near the Palazzo del Cinema, which houses the Venice International Film Festival, the beach and the places of cultural and artistic interest, easily reachable. Our hotel is easily reachable:From Marco Polo airport with the shuttle boat Alilaguna (blue line or red line from April to October), with a private water taxi or with the bus line 5 of ACTV company till Piazzale Roma and from there by waterbus line 5.1 or 6;From Treviso airport with the bus of ATVO company till Piazzale Roma and from there by waterbus line 5.1 or 6; From the railway station of Venice Saint Lucia with a private water taxi or by waterbus line 5.1; From the port with the shuttle boat Alilaguna (blue line) or with the shuttle train People Mover till Piazzale Roma and from there by waterbus line 5.1 or 6; By car follow directions to Venice, once you reach the end of the Ponte della Libert go to Tronchetto (on the right) and then take the ferryboat till Lido San Nicol. Once you arrive at Lido S.M.E. you have four options to reach our hotel: - take a taxi - walk for 20 minutes - take the bus line V - take the bus line A or B till Piazza SantAntonio then take Via Calmo. At the end of the street there is our hotel.

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4 /5 Overall score

92% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.4/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.5/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.5/5
  • Comfort: 3.7/5
  • Location: 4.2/5
  • Value: 3.8/5

Hidden gem on the Lido

Would recommend Fri, Oct 23, 2015
We chose to stay out of the hustle of downtown Venice and stayed instead at the Lido, a neighborhood location by the beach at a short distance using the great vaporetto (water bus) system. Charming location (we were off beach season) and a wonderful way to see more than just the big sites of Venice. The staff even offered even a free bottle of Prosecco for my husband's birthday!

| N/A Couples

4 /5

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  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Excellent location but not 4*

Would recommend Sat, Oct 26, 2013
For those not wanting to stay in central Venice due to the expense, then the Lido is a very good choice. The hotel is 2 mins from a bus stop with very frequent buses to the water bus station. 15 mins or so on the water bus will get you to San Marco. The problem is describing the hotel as 4 stars when (in my view) it is clearly not. For example, for a 4 star hotel, one would expect fresh fruit juices, fresh coffee, a wide selection of breads and pastries and fresh fruit salad etc. Instead you get orange squash out of a machine, coffee out of a machine, limited selection of items and fruit salad that came straight out of a can. There was also scramble eggs and bacon (the type with more fat than meat though). Room was OK. The very small shower cubicle was a bit annoying. Got some sort of school style plastic chair to sit on. There was only a single piece of paper giving hotel information. (All that was on it was time of breakfast and that you must check out by 10:30am!) Even simple things like a note pad, letter paper etc were missing. My room was ground floor and the windows were frosted and so there wasn't any view. There wasn't a computer for guests' use. No restaurant. Even the maps they give you were just photocopied. None of the comforts you would expect from a 4 star hotel. If the hotel was rated as 3 stars, I would have been reasonably happy. However, I would still recommend it if you are looking for decent basic accomodation away from the centre at a good price.

Money saver

It is essential to buy a travel pass if you are staying for more than a few days. You can buy passes for 1, 2, 3 or 7 days which allow unlimited travel on water and land buses (but not to the airport). Works out much cheaper than buying individual tickets.

| London Singles

3 /5

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  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Great stay at the Petit Palais

Would recommend Sun, Aug 25, 2013
Booked a last minute trip to Venice so availability a little limited. We wanted the 'best of both worlds' by staying on the Lido, but having Venice very nearby to visit. This hotel was perfectly situated as there are #land# bus stops for two routes to the Lido-San Maria Elisabetta #water# bus stop very closeby. I was a little concerned by some of the negative reviews but worked out that all those were from guests staying in 'standard' rooms, whereas the reviews from guests in 'superior' rooms were fabulous. Our superior room was spacious and very clean, and the seaview is wonderful #particularly as the double windows go from floor to ceiling#. The staff were cheerful and helpful. And the breakfast was ample - LOADS of variety, even the coffee was great despite reviews to the contrary! I would happily stay here again. It was our first visit to Venice and I would recommend buying the 'long term' public transport tickets UPON arrival - having arrived late at night I paid for each stage of our journey from the airport to the hotel separately, #including a taxi from Lido SME, when the land bus would've been just as easy, and 1.30 - 2.50 euros each each instead of 15 for the taxi fare# I reckon this cost us an extra £50 over the five days of our visit as you can buy Actv tickets, that include the land buses, for 12/24/36/48/72 hours #the Alilaguna line is separate#. The transport system is very convenient once you get used to it. All the usual sights are worth a visit, plus the island of Burano - very pretty.


Venice, as with most cities, is expensive when eating out. There are green spaces down from St Mark's Square (S.Elena stop), as well as the beach on the Lido, where you can picnic more cheaply. I found the soft drinks really bumped up the restaurant/cafe bills - with 4-6 Euros for a Lemon Soda (like fanta), there are water fountians throughout the area to fill up your water bottles free of charge though!

| Essex Family

4 /5

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  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Three day stay

Would not recommend Fri, Aug 16, 2013
I choose this hotel on the Lido since I thought we would use the beach and it seemed perfectly located. After reading other reviews about the rooms which face the road, we paid the extra to have sea views. We had a first floor room with a balcony, but it looked over a cycling rack for about 100 bikes and the view was obscured by a tree and the various beach cabins. We found that they were available to hire for a further 22 euros a day, which is hefty since we had already paid the same price for the room as the hotel room we had earlier in the previous week on the Grande Canal!. There is no privacy between balconies and I didn't enjoy looking at the neighbours underwear drying on the plastic chair next door. The room was large, basic furniture supplied and had a very hard bed. Hotel information was a basic sheet of paper in a posh folder that was not sufficient. TV didn't work properly. Worst aspect is a shower that is just an attachment to the taps in the bath with no wall hookup/ means of keeping water away from the floor. Some mould on wall. Toilet squeezed into a tiny space at one end of the room, really weird arrangement of basin on wooden plinth so that you had about 20 cm width between that and the bath. The breakfast was better than other reviewers had commented upon, so maybe changes had been made. It still wasn't great for a 'four star' establishment. Tinned fruit instead of fresh and scrambled eggs and bacon cooked at 7.30 and left to congeal under a mild temperature for three hours until the end of service. However, reasonable choice of bread/rolls and croissants, meat and cheese. On a positive note, the staff were very friendly and helpful, especially the young lady who first greeted us and provided us with a free welcome drink and information with maps for restaurants and buying travel tickets.. They made up for the inadequacies mentioned above. The hotel issued towels for the beach, which I think was free. Bus travel was a swift 10 mins to the public water taxi station. However, overall, it is not good value.


There is a very good seafood restaurant 5 mins walk away that has a balcony overlooking the sea. The hotel rang and booked a table for us to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

| England Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

This is a rip off

Would not recommend Mon, Jun 3, 2013
You will show up and get put into a horrible room with the only window facing directly onto someone elses balcony. If you want something reasonable they will want an upgrade fee. Of course these upgraded rooms aren't available on Orbutz, which poses the question, since this happens to everyone why isn't Orbutz delisting the property because they are continually trying to shield revenue from the site. The continental breakfast is aweful. We stayed for two nights and were locked out of the hotel on a Saturday night because the room key won't open the outside door. We had to wait 15 minutes while ringing a buzzer just to get in. They have no parking, and they don't own the beach so more fees will be paid should you want to bring a vehicle or access the beach the hotel sits on.... Don't say you weren't warned.


La Tavernetta is a short walk and really excellent food.

| Switzerland Couples

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

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Nearby points of interest

San Giorgio Maggiore 2 mi
San Pietro di Castello 2.2 mi
Arsenale 2.3 mi
Bridge of Sighs 2.4 mi
Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute 2.4 mi
Palazzo Ducale 2.5 mi
National Library of St Mark's 2.5 mi
Archeological museum 2.5 mi
Museo Correr 2.5 mi
Campanile di San Marco 2.5 mi
Guggenheim Museum 2.5 mi
San Moise 2.5 mi
St Marks Square 2.5 mi
Basilica di San Marco 2.5 mi
Peggy Guggenheim Collection 2.5 mi
Biennale Gardens 2.5 mi
Clocktower in Piazza San Marco 2.6 mi
San Francesco della Vigna 2.6 mi
La Fenice Theatre 2.6 mi
San Zulian 2.6 mi
Art Gallery Bugno 2.7 mi
Gallerie dell'Accademia 2.7 mi
Chiesa di Santo Stefano 2.7 mi
Port of Venice 2.8 mi
Colleoni Monument 2.8 mi
Palazzo Grassi 2.8 mi
Rialto Food Market 2.8 mi
Rialto Bridge 2.8 mi
Murano Glass Museum 2.9 mi
Madonna dell'Orto 3 mi
Basilica dei Frari 3 mi
Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari 3 mi
Scuola Grande Arciconfraternita di San Rocco 3 mi
Ca'Pesaro 3.1 mi
Santa Lucia Station 3.4 mi
Ghetto 3.5 mi
Burano 6.3 mi
Lace Museum 6.3 mi

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz