Boscolo Maggior Consiglio
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Great Hotel, Lovely stay
We have just returned from an excellent three day break in this Hotel. The hotel is just outside Treviso and well placed for day trips to Venice. We hired a car from Treviso airport, which is only a couple of roundabouts around the ring road from the hotel. It is a bit confusing though-the hotel is on the other side of the roundabout from the road into Treviso if you are driving. We found ourselves going all round the one way system into Treviso and back to where we started so be warned!
The hotel rooms are classy, clean and spacious. The food in the restaurant is very good and reasonable-I had the spaghetti with scampi and it was sublime! Breakfast is also very good value at 10 euros. I booked the rooms with Expedia and they were only £45.00 a night.
We took a cab to the station at 7 euros and the train fare into Venice costs very little. It takes aboout 20 minutes. I have never been to Italy before and Venice is an amazing introduction. However it is confusing trying to find the right boat going up the Grand Canal-number 1 for St Marks square. Go and see the Tintoretto frescoes in the Ecuola de Rocco-fabulous and if you are going to St Marks square go really early. It's great just walking round all the little streets between the canals and exploring without really knowing where you are going. Take a good map of Venice streets though-it helps.
The good thing about the hotel if you hire a car is that it is close to the motorway-A24 where in under an hour you can be in the Dolomite mountains. We drove to Cortina and from there to Marmoletta. Lots of fantastic scenery with snow still on the mountains but watch out for the motorbikes on the twisty roads and make sure you don't end up there at all when its getting dark! I don't think you could do it in winter as roads would be closed. It's a ski resort area. The Dolomites are really special-they are beautiful colours and shapes.
Treviso is a lovely little town. Cab from the hotel there is 7/8 euros.We found a good little ristorante called A Robertos. Great food, friendly and not too expensive (although Italy is very expensive in general) If you are getting a cab back to the hotel, go to the main square where there is a cafe and ask the waiter to ring one for you. The only cab rank is at the station.
Asolo is a lovely place to visit too if you are driving.We found a lovely restaurant for lunch which is opposite the castle-can't remember the name-Duce or something, but it has a terrace out the back with a lovely view. You could go onto Vicenze which is also lovely-great architecture-although for some reason it is really hard to find the town centre-it is over the river and straight up the hill. Come back to the hotel via the motorway system-it's quite quick.
Worst thing aboout the whole trip was Ryanair coming back. The airport is tiny, we were on the last flight of the day and it was crowded and unpleasant in the departure lounge. There is a cafe across the road where it's best to wait if you arrive early. They are building a new airport building so hopefully that will improve things.
Watch out on the motorways and driving generally. You need about three good maps and good navigational skills.....the signs are dreadful and misleading and Italian drivers, although not too dangerous never give way or let you in and wave their arms and shout if you make the slightest mistake! The motorway tolls are not too expensive-butconfusing-you have to watch for the ones which are manned because they are easiest and have plenty of coins with you.
All in all though a wonderful break. I totally fell in love with Italy and would go back to the hotel without hesitation.
A lovely break
Myself and my husband have just returned from a 3 night break in Treviso. We flew into Treviso airport and because there were no taxis available, we managed to get the number 6 bus into the centre of the town, and from there we got a taxi to the hotel at a cost of 5 euros. We found the hotel a good base in which to see venice. The train station was a 15 minute walk from the hotel. The staff at the train station were very friendly and we found it very easy to get into Venice (even with our pigeon italian).
We found the food at the hotel very good having one evening meal (reasonably priced ) and one breakfast at a cost of 10 euros. The staff are very helpful (and speak excellent english) Treviso itself is a lovely town and the hotel provides a street map. The best place we ate was a pizzeria tucked away down a side street in Treviso. Treviso was a good base for us to explore Venice as we had not been before to either Treviso or venice.
The hotel provided good value accomodation, situated where we could explore both Venice and Treviso in three days. We would certainly use the hotel again.
Excellent hotel, but maybe not for Venice visitors
Our stay here was wonderful as suggested by others, but if your main reason is to visit Venice, you may want to reconsider.
The positive points include: beautiful rooms, nice staff, good location next to the grocery store, cute town with fine window shopping, great breakfast buffet for 10 euros, and a beautiful pool and work out facility free for guests (as long as it is not a holiday and therefor closed).
Things to be desired include: shorter train ride to Venice and few local restaurants.
Despite other reviewers we took the train in and out to Venice 9 times during our stay. Each time the ride itself was no less than 40 minutes and one time took over 1.5 hours due to reasons unknown to all passengers. In addition it is a good 15-20 minute walk to the station in Treviso and you need to know at what time the trains leave. About 2 an hour. It makes going in early to Venice a little less easy. We didn't mind because we didn't find Venice as stunning (due to all the tourists) as others did, so 4-6 hours/day was plenty for us. I would also mention that while you will save about 25 euros, taking the bus/train/bus from Venice airport to the hotels, the time (about 2 hours-and 20 euros for 2) might be well worth the 50 euros taxi ride for 2.
We also ate at the restaurant at the hotel for dinner (2 times) and breakfast (once). All of the meals were good and the breakfast despite its price of 10 euros was an excellent value and we did not need to eat another large meal for the entire day.
The value was excellent and we would stay there again and spend more time in Treviso.
We love this hotel!
My husband and I have stayed twice at the Maggior Consiglio, once in June '04 and again in Dec '04. The fact that we returned for a second visit says a lot about this hotel - it is quiet, clean, classy, and has a friendly English-speaking staff.
Although the hotel is located about 30 minutes north of Venice, it worked out well for us, as we flew in and out of the Treviso airport both times anyway. The cab from the airport to the hotel is 14 euros, and once you're at the hotel, the train station is only about a 10-15 minute walk away. Tickets into Venice are 2.20 euro, a great bargain!
The rooms are large and spacious by European standards, and very clean and nicely decorated. The hotel has A/C, which can be a godsend in the summertime. Some bathrooms only have a shower, so make sure to request a bathtub, if that's important to you. Also, you might want to request and upper floor facing the Alps, as we didn't notice them on our first stay, but had a great view our second time!
There aren't a lot of restaurants in walking distance, although we walked about half a mile in the direction of the train station and came across a restaurant called "The Spaghetti House". We had a wonderfully friendly English-speaking waitress and some delicious pizzas there.
There is also a restaurant at the hotel, at which we again only had pizzas, but they were great.
One thing this hotel really has going for it is its friendly and caring staff. When we arrived there for our second stay in December, I was at the check in counter when I realized that I had lost my passport. I was panicking, and they took control of the situation, calling the airport for me to try to track it down. When it couldn't be found at the airport, I realized I must have left it in the cab (of course, I couldn't remember the cab number). They called the cab company and spoke to someone there, and managed to track down my passport for me. I was so thankful for their help, and they were so polite about it - I'm sure some places would have acted like it was a huge hassle to have to make all those phone calls, but they seemed genuinely pleased to be able to help me.
We booked directly through the hotel's website, and got the room for 80 euro/night, which was a great price for such a nice room. We also got a free breakfast, which consisted of pastries, breads, meats, cheeses, yoghurts, cereal, and an assortment of juices and coffee.
I would definitely recommend this hotel as a quiet, cheaper, out-of-the-way alternative to staying in Venice.
We stayed at the Maggior for 3 nights in October 2004. We loved the stay -- the hotel and facilities (pool, great gym) are wonderful. The rooms are bright, large and very modern. The room was extremely clean. The staff at the hotel was very helpful, and Treviso is a wonderful little town to spend an afternoon in.
The price of the hotel, which was 99 euros for us, was an unbelievable deal for this classy 4-star hotel.
There isn't too much in the area in terms of dining, however.
The hotel is a 15 minute walk from the train station, which gets you to Venice within 25 mins -- a very easy trip!! We had a car for our trip which made getting to the hotel very easy.
We loved this place and would definitely return. It sure beats staying in crowded Venice, and the value for your money is terrific.
Not Centrally located, but 4star hotel
We stayed in Treviso, which is an upper class Italian town, full of rich Italians. We liked the town, its very quaint and clean, and located 30mins from Venice. The Boscolo Maggior Consiglio is definetly a 4start hotel. Its kind of pricely, but the rooms were big and modern (new). It was very clean. We did have a problem with the tub, it wouldn't drain, for some reason these Vicheroy tubs in italy are defected we encountered the drainage problem once at the Best Western in Siena, which I warn yo to stay away from. The Maggior's one fault is that it is located at the very end of Treviso, and I mean at the border , but closer to Venice. Sorry can't remember what direction. The staff was considerably young, which makes it easy to communicate. They were very helpful at times. But if you can find a four star hotel in Treviso for similar price it might be worth it b/c the bus stop which is located right across the street closes after 8:30pm....and cabs are about $10bux one way. Overall, the service isn't quite 4star America, but definitely 4star European. We had a good time in Treviso. It was the first time we experienced a true Italian meal, recommended by the reservation desk. Thank you. Excellent restaurant.
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