BEST WESTERN Bologna Hotel - Mestre Station
Travel Blogs from Mestre
... selling them for €1. We nearly went back to the poor man to tell him where he could get his stock cheaper.
The icecream rule really works. Another Simpson story proven true. I bought mine with Lily and Livy from the first shop. Ruby and Leggy decided to wait and got much better ice creams from the third shop we tried. We went to the Piazza San Marco and the girls immediately sat down to eat and then do visual minutes of the ...
... lunch, but by the time the food came out, we had run out of time to see much of the town! After eating we rushed back to the bus, because the tour director said about ten times that we need to be punctual, and took some photos on the way. This is where the second Twilight movie was filmed (although I wouldn't have known if our guide didn't tell us)! Now we're back on the bus, heading for Rome where we will meet Mum and Jo again and start out tour to the South of Italy ...
... Amazing that the pick up details were not printed on the voucher, as you would think this was obvious to do so, but we are in Italy...... 'friendly organised chaos' is how I have read someone describe the way things occur here. Fairly true.
All in all I liked this B&B. Its location was simply excellent and it was well appointed. I found our room a bit dark though and it was a bit noisy towards 11pm and around 7am when shopkeepers in the Calle outside ...
... for our gondola ride. I knew that this meant a lot to Debbie as she had portraits of the gondolas of Venice in her house but had never been on one for waiting for me. This was to be special, and I had a surprise for her.
When I proposed to Debbie back in September it meant a lot, but I always wanted to do it in the gondola on the canal in Venice. She knew that, so when we finished lunch she slipped off her ring to give to me. I declined, coming up with ...
... Lunch was a mixed salad and canneloni mmmmm and a birthday wine!
It was still raining - so over this!!! we met the others at the bell tower all covered up - but there was no Ian. The boys walked the square - he couldn't be found so we went to the pier to catch the boat. After the wrong directions had been given at the ticket office we ended up missing the boat. So after a discussion they agreed to hire a water taxi and catch up with ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN Bologna Hotel - Mestre Station
We had a pleasant experience at this hotel. It was very clean and quiet. Hotel staff was very helpful and spoke english. The hotel is right by the train station and only a 10 minute train ride to Venice. If you are planning to stay here, ask the staff about a small resturant down the block....great food and wonderfully priced.
We have just returned from our trip around Italy and the Best Western Hotel Bologna was our second stop. It was, by far, the best place we encountered. Rooms were immaculate and spacious! The bathroom was very nice as well. Front desk staff were very helpful and the breakfast was fabulous. The location is great too, since you avoid the costly Venice hotels and can stay here. Venice is one train stop away and it is very comfortable travelling back and forth. It beats trying to get your luggage on to one of the water taxis in Venice. As well, this hotel had nearby supervised parking which was important to us since we had a rental car. All in all, this hotel provided the utmost of comfort needed for a 2 night stay.
Nice and Cheap
Great rooms, the best breakfast, helpful staff (One gave a recommendation for a restaurant, the best food I had the whole trip).
Location is good for the price, 1 train stop from the island, so nearly all trains stop there, its easy getting back and forth. I would stay there again if Venice itself wasnt such a tourist trap.
At first I was concerned about this hotel due to the lack of reviews on trip advisor. However I must say that this hotel is wonderful. Rooms are spacious and boast a very contemporary European styling. Bathroom was a showpeice with radio, tub and shower. Hotel is very environment concerned, lights/Air condition go out automatically if you are not in the room (your room key card must be in card slot to get the juice flowing in your room). I am not an environmentalist, but I appreciated the efforts the hotel made. Rooms were clean and nicely decorated. Dialup jacks were available in rooms, a paid internet station was at the front desk. Continental breakfast was WONDERFUL...wow, I've never had so much food. Stairs were available if you want to skip waiting on the 1 very small elevator. Staff was friendly and helpful. Excellent value for money.
And a Great Breakfast!
We had a suite, sleeping 4, for about $200euros. Quiet, clean, comfortable, modern, and fancier than we expected! The breakfast was just amazing--juice, cereal, cold cuts, pastries, coffee, tea, fruit, etc. And it's just across from the train station: Venice is 10 minutes away.
Loved Hotel Bologna
We had great, modern, renovated rooms with wonderful baths, and the hotel staff was friendly and helpful. The location was wonderful for us, being right across from the train station that offers frequent 10-minute trips to Venice. It proved to be a better alternative for us than driving into Venice, parking and having to lug our bags into a water taxi or something. This was one of our favorite stays in Italy.