Hotel Centrale3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I have struggled with how to rate and review the Hotel Centrale fairly. Do I just review the hotel alone, or do I include all the outside factors which really affected our stay, but were beyond the control of the hotel? Basically, this hotel is in a fabulous location - on a square close to the town centre where everything is going on, and close to transport. It is a very basic hotel, desperately in need of an update and refurbishment, with lots of cracks, scuffs and cosmetic wear in the rooms - but it is all clean and perfectly comfortable and adequate for your needs. The price you pay does reflect the product you receive. The staff are all lovely - very efficient, helpful and courteous and doing a great job (thank you for this). As a hotel, I would stay here again. However, we have all had the worst, most disturbed sleep ever, because of the noise OUTSIDE the hotel! As it is so close to all the lovely bars and restaurants in Mestre, all the revellers tend to drift through the square at closing time, shrieking laughing and shouting loudly, and it seems to go on forever. Also groups of really inconsiderate youths sitting around the park seats at night, yelling and shouting. There is also a sushi bar which pumps out loud bassy music till late. The bar owners drag their bins across the cobbled square after closing in order to use the recycle area - which is right outside all the bedrooms in the hotel! Then drag them back again. Then at @ 5.15am, the recycle truck arrives to change the underground skips, which involves raising part of the pavement (!) and dragging the full skip onto the lorry. The squealing noise sounds like massively amplified whale song! I can't believe the local council decided to place the recycle station right there! The hotel owner must have been devastated. We tried to sleep with the window closed, and it did make the noise more tolerable, but it very quickly became too hot to sleep. There was no air conditioning in the room. I think if the hotel invested in air-con in the bedrooms, the windows could remain closed, and guests would sleep without complaint, and reviews would improve. The open window also allowed mosquitoes to come in and feast on us whilst we slept! So in all, I think the Hotel Centrale would be more suited to those who sleep heavily; young people who can sleep through everything; people on a tight budget who want only a clean bed and a clean bathroom. Mestre is a really lovely town, and I would definitely recommend staying there and just daytripping into Venice. Venice is a 20 minute easy bus ride. The buses are easy to use with the prepaid card system, which you can also use on the vaporetti (the waterbuses around Venice). Please be well prepared for the really nasty mosquitoes in this area of Italy!!!
The hotel is very dated with old furniture not the antique kind. Not very clean with dust on the TV. The bed was a old spring mattress the was bent which caused me to fall off during the night due to the incline of it. The bathroom was extremely small with the shower basically on top of the shower. Would never stay here again
This hotel is a wonderful base just outside of Venice. The staff are friendly, welcoming and very willing to help. There is a tobacconist directly next door where you can purchase bus tickets etc for travel into central Venice which Is incredibly handy. The room is standard but clean with a good sized and clean bathroom. It could use some updating in the future but is still a wonderfully pleasant hotel to stay in. There is a supermarket across the road which is very handy if you didn't include breakfast in your stay option. The bus stops are also directly outside the hotel so all in all very satisfied with the stay and the local area.
We stayed here last week and was very disappointed, the room was small and dated. It was warm with no air conditioning, so made it impossible to sleep .as for breakfast ! we ended up going to the supermarket for sandwiches ! there was no bread and basically only cakes and cereal . the balcony was about a meter wide with barely enough room to get out there to look over. on 2 off the nights a group of about 10 people gathered outside at midnight causing havoc, smashing bottles ect. this went on for a couple of hours and we had no chance of trying to sleep. the hotel should have moved them on but didn't on the plus side its only a 15 min bus to venice and the buses are regular. i wouldn't stay here again. it didn't seem like a 3 star hotel. The hotel reception staff were very helpful and also called a taxi for us a couple of times.
Whilst this hotel is need of some TLC it's in a great location, plenty of bars, shops and restaurant in a pedestrianised square nearby. A good continental breakfast with plenty of choice. Only a 10 minute bus ride (7E) into Venice (Piazzale Roma) at the beginning of the Grand Canal. Bus, tram and waterbus tickets are bought from the local Tabache (Tobacconist) shops, 1 or 2 day passes available allowing unlimited travel. Also there's a good bus service (15) from Corso del Popolo to Marco Polo Airport, about a 10 / 15 minute walk from the hotel
Stayed at the hotel for two nights to see the sights of Venice. Hotel is easy enough to get to from the airport (using 15 bus or the express) and very easy to get into town (buy bus ticket from the tabacchi next door). Room was small but clean, en suite fine but nothing special. Everything quite old fashioned, and aircon fairly useless. Breakfast was good with range of things to choose from. Overall a reasonable budget hotel.
Great base for travelling around the Venice area as only 20 mini bus ride away! You get what you pay for it's a low budget hotel which was a little rough round the edges but had a comfy bed which was well needed after a long day site seeing! Shower was a little small but again adequate for a short stay! I did experience bites whilst at the hotel at night time whilst trying to sleep as the hotel has no air con you have to sleep with door open! Breakfast again was adequate with lots of choice but nothing cooked which would be nice. Not enough tables and restaurant very small for the size of the hotel one morning we waited for ages for a table and had to leave with no breakfast which we paid for we had to go and buy breakfast from the shop!!! Also a shame no bar or food after breakfast at all! Bottles of water at reception €1.50 each 🙈 go to the supermarket across the road you will get a multi pack for that price! Very noisy at night if you are on the side where the square is and we were on floor 6 so Im sure that's a lot worse if your lower down! No sleep on Friday our last night due to bars which you expect but it went on for most of the night! Reception were helpful giving us directions to buy bus passes ect but our reception the night we arrived was shocking! Basically here's your key breakfast is in there off you go and he went back to chat to he's friends .... also our passports were taken and shoved into a pigeon hole not exactly secure !! Hotel smelt of stale cigarette smoke so much so I didn't empty my suitcase! I lived out of it as didn't want the smell on my clothes! If your looking for cheap and cheerful go for it ! If your after better you have to pay more! We won't go back to this hotel next time we will pay more! X
Clean tidy hotel Rooms not massive but if your only sleeping there absolutely fine Breakfast what you would expect loads of it always being refilled Staff extremely helpful Shop next door for bus pass Bus stop opposite, the buses get packed Nice square in walking distance for shopping and restaurants if you want to get back before buses get busy.
Arrived on Monday 3rd April in afternoon. Check in easy and quick. Explored local area. Tues morning wife had several bites on arms. Was perfectly fine before going to bed. Weds morning more bites and same with me. Red swollen spots and rashes on both our arms and faces. We spoke to Reception about this. Was told mosquitos common problem in Venice. He did not seem too bothered about it. Did offer to change our room when one came free but said would make no difference as mosquitos common everywhere. We asked if room could be throughly cleaned and sprayed. Spoke to Reception again on Wed around 7pm and requested if we could spray again ourselves for own peace of mind but this was refused. We were disappointed with this and spent remaining few nights worried. We did see some type of insect in room and at night wife thought she could hear some buzzing noise. Room did have balcony and close to bus stop with supermarket. Was also cleaned on daily basis. Breakfast was absolutely fine with staff constantly refilling items. But room small and shower very small. No tea coffee making facilities. Trip to Venice around 20mins by bus and cost 1.50 euro each way. St. Marks Square about hour walk away from bus stop. We did purchase a 3day pass for 60 euros each which gave unlimited travel on all the river boats and we saw the islands as well. But can get river boat around 7.59 euros to go each way to St.Marks Square. If going with children or poor mobility walking can be difficult in Venice buses are crowded from Mestre to Venice. My advice is to pay bit more and stay in more decent place. Not really worth worry or hassle of risking getting insect bites when sleeping at night. We do have photos to prove it.
Classes itself as 3+ stars. Grotty basic like a hostel. Run down and tired looking. Viva holidays will try to send you there, turn a romantic break in Venice to a short trip to a divorce lawyer. I have to put it as 1 but that is generous.
Hotel Centrale places you within a few miles (5 km) of San Giuliano Park and Porto Marghera. This 99-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and free in-room WiFi. In central Mestre, the hotel is also within a 15-minute drive of Ca' d'Oro and St. Mary of the Friars.
Start each morning off right with continental breakfast served for a fee. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.
All 99 recently renovated rooms provide balconies, safes, and desks. Guests can expect to find LED TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and bidets.
Renovated in 2012, Hotel Centrale offers free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and express check-in. If you drive, self parking is EUR 13.50 per day, and there's also a ferry terminal shuttle. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include express check-out, a fireplace in the lobby, and an ATM.
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37% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 835 reviews