Marea Hotel Giardinetto3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Do stay at Giardinetto. I can say the usual (and true) things, that the location on the Lido was the right compromise between spacious beauty and a brief vaporetto into Venice proper. The four of us were so glad we made that choice. The hotel was charming as well. But the important thing I want to do is praise the staff for the kindness and their help. Dumb me, I left my cell phone behind--well they got it back to me by mail and even carried the charges themselves rather than passing them on to me. Really dear people--thanks,Elisa and Dalila!
This was a delightful hotel on a delightful island, Lido. The island was a sea of tranquility in Venice. The streets were easy to walk and we found a wonderful pizza place. The Vaporretti was just across the street from the hotel. The hotel was small, quite and very comfortable. We hated to leave.
We decided to stay on Lido of Venice instead of Venice itself. And it was a good choice. As we arrived with our car, we took the ferry from Tronchetto. The first night we had to park the car on the street (you have to pay EUR 1.20 between 8am and 8pm), afterwards we were allowed to park our car for free at the Marea Partner Hotel on the Lido. The Vaporetto Station for the main line is right in front of the hotel and you reach the centre of Venice in about 15 minutes. The Vaporettos depart every 20 Minutes up late in the evening. Hotel staff is very friendly and helpful. The breakfast offers a good choice and is much better than the italian standard (note: the average italian takes an espresso and a brioche as breakfast). The room is in a very good condition, we had one with a view over Venice. The bath room is very small and if you shower too long, the water will overflow. If we'll ever be back in Venice, we will surely choose Giardinetto again!! Thank you very much!
Close to the ferries. For not being on the main island, the room rate was reasonable. Wish there was an elevator. I was so tired from walking around, I wanted to go to bed early, but both nights, there was screaming and partying from the restaurant/bar below. The town on this island is lovely. A walk down the main street was so enjoyable. So many gelatos and restaurants to choose from. Also enjoyed all the retail shops. Something for everyone.
Good location nearby ferry good breakfast internet was a bit spotty and slow in our room room was also not large (little space to stand) but most of the rooms were newly renovated. Given the price it was overall quite good.
The hotel was nice but the staff is what was lacking. They were not friendly to my husband and I during our stay. No greetings when we walked by and overall unkindness to visitors. On our last day, our bags were packed but we wanted to go to the beach one last time before it was time to leave. They would not even let me borrow a towel to take, knowing we would return with it since they were holding our bags. I would NOT recommend this hotel based on customer service alone.
Hotel is new! The room was so clean and staff was nice. If you don't mind staying in Lido instead of Venice main area, we recommend you to stay this hotel.
Hotel is conveniently located by waterbus station. The hotel room is small but clean and in good/new conditon. Our check-in girl was a bit "abrupt", but other receptionists on duty at other times of the day were fine. Breakfast is basic but all you can eat.
pretty good hotel with nice stuff, the room was very clean and cozy. BTW, the breakfast was good as well.