Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
The hotel is nice, room is clean and big. Stuffs' english is not so good, but still helpful. Food in this hotel is ok. It's cost about 30 euro to take taxi from the hotel to the island.
Pros - The hotel was fairly new and well kept. The free parking option felt very secure - no need to pay for the paid parking, The price was reasonable and free wi fi was available. Cons - it was not close to anything. You need to take an infrequent bus to Venice. (to be fair though, they do not claim to be close to Venice). Breakfast was not included. Beers were $10 ( 7 Euros). Staff was friendly but this is a hit or miss at any hotel. We drove to Venice and parked for 3 euros an hour in the off season. I have no idea what parking is like in season but I am guessing it could be difficult.
Novotel is pretty good, modern, clean fantastic breakfast buffet. workout area very disappointing, also TV set in the workout area and in my room were poorly wired, few stations. My only complaint though is that I had been searching for hotels by the Venice airport, and I must have made a mistake that took me to this Novotel. It was 10 miles or so from the airport, in the outskirts of Mestre, a USD 50 cab ride from the airport. And no simple way of getting to Venice for some tourism. And another $50 to go from the hotel to the airport. Made for a dismal business trip to the Venice area.
The hotel is modern,clean, comfortable, well located near the Mestre train station. Employees were generally friendly and helpful. Free internet access in the lobby, a pool and fitness center are also available. Bar and restaurant on site as well, while adequate, a bit expensive as is to be expected. The hotel is used by Trafalgar Tours, so be ready for 4 busloads of tourists to descend on the hotel lobby to check in or for departure.
Driving to Venice is a logistical nightmare that involves parking the car at a $40/night city garage and then hauling your bags across bridges and vaporettos. This can be completely avoided if you stay in this hotel. Parking is free, and a scheduled city bus to Venice takes just 15 min. Great standard 4-star hotel, new and clean, efficient and friendly service. Lots of room, and many rooms comfortably sleep a family of 4. Good breakfast and OK dinner service too. The swimming pool is big but unfortunately it is only open 11 am – 8 pm at the time when all the tourists should be Venice.
Located 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from San Giuliano Park, Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana is within a 15-minute drive of other popular attractions like Forte Bazzera. This 4-star hotel has 215 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. Porto Marghera is also close to this Mestre hotel.
Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Start your day off with buffet breakfast, available for a fee.
Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana's 215 rooms are soundproofed and provide sofa beds, minibars, and coffee makers. 26-inch TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and memory foam beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Other amenities include free newspapers, safes, and phones.
Novotel Venezia Mestre Castellana features an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. You can take advantage of free offsite parking if you drive. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include free WiFi in public areas, 6 meeting rooms, and conference space.