Hotel Villa Delle Palme3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Rather, this is a former private home in a quiet but central street on the lido turned into rooms & breakfast. Nobody from staff there after 8 pm. nor at some other times when receptionist is replaced by a sign w tel nr. So you can't even get a map (there's a sign it would cost 2€). Had a room barely bigger than the bed. Same for the very poor shower. They did move me to a bigger one next day, but carpet beyond repair, and shower a mere trickle, too. My colleague's did not even have a chair. Neighbour's bathroom within 30cm and too much of an earshot. Standard b'fast. Friendly maid standing in f receptionist. Sad. Avoid.
My wife and I stayed at Villa Delle Palme on a 3 night stay from 14/9 to 17/9. The hotel location is ideal only a short walk from Lido ferry port and the wifi was good. Although we booked a double room I think I would find it impossible to find such a small room on the Lido - the average sized double bed took up the majority of the room space. It was not possible for 2 adults to walk past each other such was the small space. Surprisingly they have no hot drink making facilities in our room.At breakfast they have an odd rule that you are only entitled to 1 hot drink per person after which you must pay for subsequent ones. This extends to tea bags. They confiscated the breakfast tea bags and only allowed my wife one and would not give her another one unless she was prepared to pay extra. Needless we solved this nonsense by purchasing our own teabags for the remainder of our stay. A useful hint is get to breakfast early as they do not replenish food - once it has been consumed that is it and you have limited choice if you arrive late.Also the dining room is too small for the number of rooms . This resulted in other guests eating their breakfast standing up using the reception desk as their table. We have stayed at least 5 times on the lido in other establishments which represented much better value for money, larger rooms and better facilities. Whilst we had a wonderful time in Venice this is a hotel I would advise caution when booking - unless you like confined small spaces, eat like a sparrow and are happy with only one hot drink you will have a great time - very disappointed.
The hosts are the nicest people you will ever meet in Italy. We loved this place and would definitely come back to stay here again. Great breakfast, amazing service and great rooms that have the terrace. I would recommend this place to anyone coming to Positano.
The hotel is a touch of older styling. The rooms are European (smaller) in nature. The beds are hard (which I like) so keep that in mind. Our corner room (22) was just fine. The Wifi is excellent, as is the breakfast. I cannot speak to staff interactions, but the owner is extremely helpful and was there most days. He is both friendly and helpful. BTW: you can get your passport back after a day or so, just remember to ask. Now: here's the key. GO UPSTAIRS TO THE LOUNGE AREA. The view of Lido cannot be beat. They have couches that are protected, and you can go even further up to a higher lookout. Great for viewing old Venezia. You can't find this view anywhere else. Lido is quiet (I was there on business), so bear this in mind.
Fair price, good location (beach and boats). I found the owners professional but they lacked a personal touch, a spirit. After 3 days parking, the tree had melt its sap and a solution for a quick cleaning would be a plus, since you pay for this parking ! Mind the fact that they keep your passeports until you leave so like me, since they forgot giving them back, I do not forget them, and wasted my time going to the ferry and back, 2 hours wasted until the next ferry. Wifi is pathetic.
Lido Island is quiet and very local if you want to stay away from San Marco with lots of tourists. Villa Delle Palme is located on a quiet street about a 10 minute walk from the ferry. The hotel is not bad although the room was really small for 2 people. It's a nicely appointed hotel. More like a boutique hotel. The thing that lets it down is the staff that were on duty when we were there. Not helpful. Also if you want to stay on a quiet island like Lido better to be on the Main Street where you feel some atmosphere otherwise you could be anywhere. We stayed one night and moved over to San Marco because it was just too quiet.
Spacious room but the smell hits you as soon as you pass the door. I guess from the filthy wall to wall carpet. The matresses good, but the pillows too flat. The bathroom OK but water not so hot. The air conditioning disabled although the room was hot, as we were there in June. The only good thing was the breakfast. If you don't bother the heat and the smell you could stay here.. And also they did not change sheets or towels during our three-days stay.
Possibly one of the worst choices for a honeymoon hotel in the history of the institution of marriage. Upon being shown to our "superior double" we were horrified at the small size of the room, the worn carpets, the foisty smell, thin towels, extremely small bathroom and shower. We decided from the off to spend a minimal amount of time in the room and grin and bear it, but by Sunday night the smell in the room, which had got worse gradually during our stay, had reached such levels that had any staff been on duty past 8pm we would have requested a move there and then - there wasn't, so the next morning upon my request, the receptionist contacted the manager by phone and he sanctioned a move to a junior suite which was of a higher spec and would be more the sort of room which would normally justify the use of the word superior and a 130 euro a night price tag. I still a wanted a face to chat with the manager and was told he was away from the hotel but would be there by 8am the next morning - he wasn't! The receptionist then phoned him and said he would be there by 9.30am - he wasn't and finally arrived a further hour plus later. It would be fair to say after our full and frank discussion of views, that we have somewhat different opinions as to the definition of the word superior, communication,and efficient hotel management techniques, but he did agree a 10 euro per night discount, which whilst appreciated did not leave me feeling any better about having received value for money or have receiving anything like the standard of service and quality we are used to and which we wanted for our honeymoon. Being one not to normally leave bad reviews, I will compliment it on its proximity to the Vaporetto station but can categorical state that not a single wedding anniversary will ever be spent by us in this establishment. Breakfast is included but is quite basic with warm food left uncovered and unprotected and we only chose to eat there three times during our nine night stay. From chatting to fellow holidaymakers, I would suggest that better quality and value can be achieved on the Lido at lower cost.
The location of this hotel was very good, close to vaparetto and excellent restaurants. However, the hotel itself was very poor. Worn carpets, very basic breakfast, tiny bathroom and thin towels. No extras such as tissues in room. Very understaffed especially at breakfast. No tea or coffee facilities except at breakfast. Unfriendly check in and no reception open after 7pm. Would not stay again or recommend to others.
This is a nice,small hotel. Convenient location- 5 minutes walk from the ferry stop. There are few restaurants located nearby. The breakfast spread is nice. Helpful staff. The room was cosy, but looked a little more dated in actual, than it looked in the photos.
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Rooftop terrace
Hotel Villa Delle Palme places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like St. Mark's Basilica and St. Mark's Square. This 11-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. Located in central Venice, the hotel is also near Rialto Bridge and Bridge of Sighs.
Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.
All 11 soundproofed rooms feature minibars, safes, and desks. TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with wired Internet and free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries.
Guests staying at Hotel Villa Delle Palme enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a garden. If you drive, self parking is EUR 15.00 per day, and there's also an area shuttle for a fee. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables.
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88% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 230 reviews