NH Laguna Palace
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Yesterday we left Innsbruck and started our journey towards Italy. It was a wonderful drive through mountains with a lot to see! It was neat to see all of the little grape orchards everywhere. We decided to stop in Verona for a quick bite and bathroom break - the roads were rather confusing with the tolls and what not but …
... the next train to Venice. Again, public transportation is easy and cheap and we are fairly good at getting around, figuring out the schedules & validating our tickets. It's a good thing because the Italians, at times, are not nearly as helpful as the Irish, to put it nicely. ;~)
We arrived in Venice, stepped off the train, out the front walkway and... WOW!! Venice is unique and mesmerizing. It was also raining - a lot. ...
... just in time to catch our train to Munich (we cut this one just a bit too close for comfort!). We had reserved a 2-person sleeper cabin; tiny little bunks and a sink was all it was, but far nicer than sharing sleeping quarters with strangers or trying to get some rest in a chair all night. Venice was an absolutely beautiful city and more than lived up to expectations. It's unlike any other city I've ever seen and is truly incomparable. While the main sights are great ...
... up to the Rialto Bridge and the girls managed to buy two masks apiece :) we also went on the mandatory gondola ride and Brianna was very happy with our gondola man (he was cutie !!) It was then back to the hotel to change for tea. I was in sexy ugg boots - thank you Bree! It's all my poor swollen feet will fit into right now :( and we headed off to ...
... it was a difficult decision between options 2 and 3, but ultimately the thought of sleeping in a bunk compartment again with the constant fear of Adam rolling off the top bunk onto the tile floor below was a bit too much for me to handle again this trip. And so it was that we woke at 5 am yesterday to make the long journey from the land of schnitzel and beer to the land of pasta and wine. The promise of wine ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews NH Laguna Palace Mestre
A total chaos!
Nice modern building and the view are about everything good about that hotel! The staff is a complete mess, we argued about 2 hrs at check-out because their system didn't work.
Rooms are deffinitely not 4*, the carpet had a big stain, the bed is pretty much older than the building itself. The blanket was old and worn-out. The bathroom was pretty nice, but the plumbings weren't functioning as they should. There was a strange smell in the room as well, although it was a non-smoking room.
The Laguna Palace is a very nice modern hotel in Mestre, which is probably targeted towards the business person more than the tourist.
We stayed here for 2 nights. Very modern hotel and very friendly staff.
I spent 3 nights + other 3 nights in February 2005: the hotel is nice and easy connected with venice (boat transfer is great, comfortable and cheap). Rooms are differet: Laguna Palace (building A) is better than Laguna Suite (building B): the Palace as restaurant, room service and is hotel style building; the Suite as just a bar and rooms are like studios.
The service was terrible and the workers needs to be more polite.
What a pitty. A design hotel with a terrible staff!
I stayed at this hotel as part of an organised tour in October 2004.
Almost Nicest Room of the Trip
We stayed at Laguna Palace as part of a Trafalgar Tour in June 2004. It was one of the best rooms of the two week tour. We really enjoyed having the email in the room. Rooms were very clean, nicely decorated, and the bed linens were noticeable in their high quality. Their attempt at American style breakfast was laudable. Since we had bus transportation to Venice we didn't use hotel provided links. One nice aspect was it rained one night during our stay and it sounded so good on the glass roof over the marina, we left the windows open all night. Would definitely stay there again.
The Laguna Palace is a study in modern/post-modern hostelry. Its expansive guest rooms can, and do, easily accommodate more people than they may have been designed for. (A key issue to consider if you're in a group or family that calls for an extra bed.) The beds were most comfortable, the linens plush, and the overall cleanliness superb. Clearly the hotel was designed with the aim of being fully accessible, with its broad halls and doorways and spacious bathrooms. While not "avant garde" generally, the furnishings take a turn for the bizarre in common areas. Chaise-like couches flanking gray tables that have a built-in vase containing an artificial rose seem to pop up everywhere you turn. Corridors and guest rooms are nicely carpeted, but bare marble floors predominate elsewhere.
I stayed here for 5 nights in January 2004 and was quite pleased with this hotel. The room were large and the bathroom was quite impressive, although the noise form the fountains outside could be heard constantly. Do not be put off by this though as you could always ask for a room away from the 'mariner'. As I stayed in the 'suites' I had to dine in the 'Palace' part, adjacent and the restaurant was expensive with a poor selection. Nice place to stay, but eat elsewhere!
Just returned from a pleasant one-night stay at the Laguna Palace in Mestre. I was surprised at how convenient this hotel was to reaching the island of Venice. There was complementary transportation, either by boat or bus, to the heart of Venice. The hotel was ultra modern, clean, had helpful English speaking staff. The breakfast was ample and varied.
The airport was a fifteen minute ride away. Recommended!.
In October 2002, as part of a Trafalgar tour, we stayed at the Laguna Suites hotel which is situated in a very run down area of Mestre. The hotel was, at that time, brand new. So too, apparently, were the staff - new and untrained. The service was abysmal. Cases were not taken up to rooms for hours, we had booked a double but were given a twin and had to ask several times for the room to be changed. In the end, they just pushed the two beds together and made up the "double" with the twin bedding so that the sheets and blankets barely made the distance. We weren't the only ones with booking problems, and reception staff were rude to everyone who complained. What's more, this hotel accepts pets and when we left we were covered in flea bites. Stay away from the Laguna Suites, it's not worth any money.