Hilton Molino Stucky Venice Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHilton Molino Stucky Venice Hotel
Beautiful Hotel, short boat ride away from the main attractions. Modern hotel with a traditional twist. Lovely small rooftop pool hard to find a hotel with a pool in Venice! We were upgraded to an Executive room, great view of the Jetty makes Venice feel magical. Executive room was nice for a snack. Loved the roof terrace bar for cocktails before dinner great views. Only downfall was the spa on a rainy day, i thought it would be bigger.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Molino Stucky Venice Hotel
Best view in Venice
Brand new hotel with 380 rooms and only five not functioning when we were there last weekend. Sure we had the cheapest room with a view of a crumbling ruin (investment opportunity - sorry) but isn't that exactly why one goes to Venice? The service is friendly, the Skyline bar on the rooftop is brilliant , the views terrific and the Irish barman made us very welcome. It's simply the best place for a drink day or night and the prices are reasonable (8 euros for a glass of very smooth Argentine Malbec). Two options for dining, waterfront (expensive but very comprehensive) and the Molino restaurant, which Ok you pay 24 euros for a hamburger and fries but hey, it's a very good hamburger and fries and if you eat anywhere else in the city you will be looking at close to 100 euros for a dinner for two with wine and nothing special at that. So the Hilton is mid-price, comfortable, the restaurant manager Pieter efficient. The hotel must have exhausted the entire years quota of marble in Italy on the eight floors (OK 7 but Skyline and Pool are 8) This is a fantastic achievement by Hilton International, to rescue the old Flour mill on Guidecca Island was a very serious 250 million euro investment and Venice has a stunning new landmark hotel that I will certainly come back to.
If coming in from the airport, there is a waterbus direct from the airport (7 min stroll) to Zattere bus stop right across from the hotel and the Hotel boat will come and get you. Skip the expensive taxi and spend it on dinner! The best part is that this is quieter and cooler than staying in the city itself and much more discrete if that is your kind of thing. Highly recommend it.
We stayed at the Molino Stucky in the beginning of June. The hotel was beautiful. For the price ($250/ night)- you couldn't beat this place.
The room was very nice and the service was great. The hotel even brought up complimentary plums and bellinis to thank us for staying.
The pool and rooftop view was amazing.
The only downside to the Molino is its location- but it was nice to be able to get away a bit from the mainisland in Venice. The hotel shuttle was nice and very prompt.
If you do stay at the Hilton and decide to take the vaporetto there- just make sure you get off at the right stop. Do not get off at the Sacca Fiscola stop. Get off at the Palanca stop
A true 5 star hotel
Note that the hotel is not on the island of Venice but on the island of Giudecca. The Hilton does provide a free shuttle to Venice so it really in not the problem that is may seem.
Hotel is brand new, opened June 2007. This is a true 5 star hotel, beautiful rooms and lobby. Fantastic view from the pool on the top floor.
Hilton Molino Romantic Elegance
My famiy and I just returned from a 3 night stay in this "soon to be" award winning Hilton Hotel.....Hilton Molino Stuckey Hotel. The hotel is one of the tallest buildings in Venice, allowing for incredible views from the roof top infinity pool (7 stories over the city). Keep in mind, very few Venice hotels have pools due to space.....so if you want a facility that allows you to return from a long day of walking the tiny streets of Venice and cool off in an exquisite pool....this is the place.....especially if you have children. The hotel is like no other.....being a converted flour mill from the 1800's and having just opened June 1, 2007. The restoration was done keeping most of the original open beams and supporting walls, giving you the feeling of staying in an old building, but with the most modern of amenities, including large armoires, gorgeous woodwork and flat screen TV's in every room. The hotel offers a FREE boat shuttle service from the front door.....right to San Marcos (St. Mark's Square) every 30 minutes....making it easy to return to the hotel when needed. A full staff of concierge personel are on hand to answer your every question, even arrange a private water taxi if needed. When arriving from the airport to the Piazzale Roma (Vaporetto / Bus station).....take the Vaporetto #82 (water bus) to the 2nd Vaporetto stop for La Guidecca called PALANCA then walk along the water front with your luggage to the Hilton (Green roof with spire). Food at the Hilton is pricey, but a short boat ride away on the free shuttle brings you to downtown Venice....where you can eat at many small cafe's for about 1/3 the cost and enjoy the scenery. The hotel has a waterfront cafe and a romantic roof top bar where you can sit out in the evening and enjoy the scenery. If you are crusing....this is one of the closest hotels to the cruise ship pier....in fact all cruise ships sail right by the front door of the hotel.
Beautiful property, clueless staff
This is a physically beautiful property billed by Hilton as a five-star hotel. Not. From check-in to check-out the staff (except for the water shuttle driver) was uniformly untrained and made what should have been a great experience a frustrating one.
We arrived at the hotel at 7 p.m. and were told that we could not have a space-available (for Hilton gold members) upgrade to the executive floor because we were arriving so late (!) Instead, we were offered free breakfast in the hotel restaurant. That night, because it was raining, we ate in the hotel. The service was terrible, the food indifferent and expensive, and the bill, when it finally came, wildly incorrect. We hoped breakfast would be better.
The next morning, we were informed by the restaurant hostess that our breakfast was in fact not included. My husband had to leave the restaurant, go to the front desk, and was then told by the clerk that no breakfast was included with the room. When he persisted, she finally "discovered" the notation in the computer. And, you guessed it, the same thing happened the next morning as well.
On check-out, the bellman literally got lost on the way to our room and almost resulted in missing our water taxi.
There were some good points. The rooms, while not particularly large, are well-appointed. The hotel is beautiful, and the rooftop pool is lovely--although it closes at 7 p.m. so most people get very limited use if they are out during the day. The water shuttle to the center of Venice worked flawlessly.
This is an extremely expensive hotel and definitely not worth the money at this point.
Very Nice hotel but a bit overpriced
We are just back from a nice stay at the Hilton; overall our experience has been very positive. After realizing that our "standard Deluxe" room is actually facing a wall (dark with no view at all) we went back to the front desk and complained complain. A charming check-in lady (Rita) was very accommodating; she picked up 3 keys and came with us on a tour to find a room we like.....which we eventually did.
We were amazed to find the next morning that the "Hilton breakfast" cost Euro 40 per person.....we paid a lot of money for breakfast before but Euro 40 seems a bit ridicules (maybe we are out of touch). A small sandwich at the pool will set you back Euro 25. Luckily there is a nice "Coop" supermarket not far away from the hotel where you can buy all you need. People were very helpful in and out of the hotel so you should have no problems getting around.
The rooftop pool has absolutely no shade of any kind. We were told that due to the historic nature of the hotel they are not allowed to put up any umbrellas. You can make reservation for the pool lounges but frankly since it is so hot I do not see people hanging out and laying on these lounges too long.
We discovered a great Pizza restaurant on Lido called (La Spiaggia ) direct on the beach, You can easily take a Ferry to Lido and then number V bus. Get off at via Colombo....ask someone about this restaurant; most of the crowed are Italian. The seafood dishes also looked great (swimming there is great so don't forget your bathing suit!)
Last but not least, we were told that starting this year, there is no such thing as a private beach in Italy, this means that when you go to Lido you have the right to access any beach (of course some places try to discourage access by hiding the road).....in any case, the water and the beach are there for everyone to enjoy.
Kurz und bündig
Das Hotel ist spektakulär, ein fantastisches Gebäude mit atemberaubendem Ausblick auf Venedig von der Bar und dem Poolbereich auf der Dachterrasse. Das Hotel war sehr ruhig während unseres Aufenthaltes, aber ich empfehle, den Liegestuhl beim Pool vorab zu reservieren, um eine Enttäuschuing zu vermeiden, da es nur eine limitierte Anzahl gibt. Wie man es bei einem neuen Hotel erwartet, haben sie "Waschstumsschmerzen": wir hatten keine Kaffee/Teemaschine im Zimmer, keine Bademäntel, der Tresor funktionierte nicht und wir hatten am Anfang Probleme mit der Dusche usw.usw.
Wir genossen unseren Aufenthalt wirklich, 3 Tage schien die perfekte Zeit zu sein. Der Shuttle-Boat-Service fährt pünktlich zweimal pro Stunde von 7 Uhr morgens bis 2 Uhr nachmittags. Die beste Mahlzeit, die wir während unseres Aufenthaltes hatten, war im Hilton Aromi Restaurant. Das Essen war hervorragend - jedoch teuer.
Wir hatten die Möglichkeit, ein Wasserboot zurück zum Flughafen mit 6 Leuten zu teilen - für eine Fahrt bezahlt man 120 Euro. Man wird direkt am Hotel abgeholt und 10 Minuten zu Fuß vom Flughafen abgesetzt, ohne Stress.
Wenn man eine Gondel mietet, kostet das 80 Euro für 40 Minuten (was wir nach unserer 30 minütigen Fahrt herausfanden).
Short but Sweet
The hotel itself is spectacular, fantastic building with breathtaking views over Venice from the roof top bar and pool areas. The hotel was fairly quiet during our stay but I advise booking your sun lounger by the pool to avoid disappointment as there are limited numbers available. As you would expect with a new hotel they are experiencing teething problems, we had no tea/coffee making facilities in our room, no bathrobes, the safe didnt work, initial problems with the shower etc etc
We really enjoyed our stay, 3 days seemed perfect, the shuttle boat service is a prompt and runs twice per hour from 7am to 2am. The best meal we had during our stay was at the Hiltons Aromi restaurant although expensive the food was superb.
We managed to share a water boat back to the airport which cost 120 Euro between 6 of us, need to pre book but literally collects you outside the hotel and drops you 10min walk from the airport, hassle free.
If you hire a gondola the going rate is 80 euro for 40 min (as we found out after our 30 min ride).
Ein neues Traumhotel in Venedig !!!!! wow
Wir haben das Wochenende 15-18.6 im Hilton Venedig verbracht. Da wir uns aufgrund der noch fehlenden Bewertungen und der noch aufzubauenden Homepage noch keine Eindrücke holen konnten waren wir sehr gespannt wie es ist.
ab Piazzale Roma ( Bus & Taxibahnhof) mit dem Wassertaxi direkt zum Hotel ( kostet aber ca. 80€) oder kostengünstig und auch sehr einfach mit der Vaporetto Linie 42, das ist die grüne Linie 2 Stationen in Richtung Lido bis Zattere und ab da mit dem eigenen Hilton Shuttleboot ( alle 20 Minuten) bis zum Hotel, wenn sie nicht umsteigen wollen fahren sie mit dem Vaporetto 82 (rote Line) 5 Stationen in Richtung S. Zaccharia bis Giudecca Palanca. Von dieser Station sind es ca. 8-10 Minuten zu Fuss !
Das Hotel selbst hat erst am 1. Juni eröffnet, deswegen haben wir eigentlich damit gerechnet dass es noch ein bisschen drunter und drüber geht - dem war aber nicht so ! Der C/I lief problemlos, das Zimmer war super und auch der Rest des Hotels einfach nur beeindruckend - fast schon ein bisschen zu luxoriös für Hilton Verhältnisse wie man sie aus anderen Städten kennt !
Das Highlight dieses Hotels ist der Pool und die Bar am Dach des Hotels von dem man einen Wahnsinns Blick auf Venedig und die vorbeifahrenen Kreuzfahrtschiffe hat. Das war auch mit ein Grund weshalb wir unseren Städtetripp eher zu einem Sommerurlaub am Pool geändert haben, Sonnenbrand inklusive :-) !
Es gibt ein eigenes kostenfreies Hilton Shuttleboot das alles 20-30 Minuten vom Hotel aus über Zattere zum Markusplatz fährt.
Die Outlets ( Restaurants,Bar..) sind ein wenig überteuert z.B. Hilton Burger mit Pommes kostet 28€, ein Vodka RedBull 14€ und sie sollten schauen dass das Frühstück in ihrer Rate inklusive ist, da es sonst mit 30€ bis 40€ , bei Prosecco Frühstück mit 70€ pro Person zu Buche schlägt.
Das einzige was ein bisschen Schade ist - auch dieses Hotel ist schon von übergewichtigen ungebildeten Amerikaneren belagert die gerade einmal wissen das Venedig in Italien liegt !
Alles in allem würde ich dieses Hotel jedem Bekannten/Freund empfehlen und auch selbst wieder hinfahren.
Beauty and disaster
We already knew that hotel is recently opened and we expected some problems.
Generaly hotel looks nice and have wonderful rooftop bar and pool. Because of quite remote location shuttle service is convieniente and noise is limited. Buffet breakfast was plentiful as well with wide offer of fresh fruit. But here good things stop.
Rooms did lack simple things like glases or sink towels. One of our group had first problem with leaking water, then all night drilling and was refused acceptable room - had to change to another hotel.
Internet charge is exorbitant: 25 euros per 24 h.
Last surprise was on Sunday when we left for airport - it was close to impossible to order taxi, some people waited 1,5 h. We had to overpay 3 times to get in time!