Hotel Excelsior Venice
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Beach: dirty sand, nice cabana, but hard to walk around without sandals, too bad, it could have been one of the best beaches in the nord of Italy. * 1/2 Star
Hotel, needs to be restored, nice entrance but old rooms. *** stars
... everyone was ******, I has seriously slept for about an hour and half. Quickly jumped online to let you know I was alive. Tonight Topdeck provided dinner in the cook Tent which was cool, best bit was dessert which was make your own Sunday. Then we all got on the **** and had a pool party which was lots of fun, escaped before **** got too crazy as tomorrow was going to be. Big day in ...
... or, we suspected, they just weren’t interested in speaking English so we moved on. We stopped at a street vendor who was cooking hot sandwiches. He did speak good English but told us he was done cooking lunch for the day except for his “pre-orders.” Next we stopped in at a Pizzeria hoping to grab a quick slice of pizza to take back to the bus with us but were told that they didn’t sell by ...
... onto a road that looked like it would and off we went up up and up....the road getting narrower and narrower......the grade about 20%25 it seemed. I finally told Mike to hang on I will reccy ahead and off I went...into a tree cutting operation...time to regroup...turned a round.....and commenced down....I am sure I can still smell the brake pads.....funny how seeing their version of a semi coming at you on what is no bigger than a golf cart ...
So today Lauren and I decided to skip class with her roommate from back home Michele. We got super cheap train tickets to Venice, and we headed out nice and early in the morning. The train ride which was beautiful gave us glimpses of the water we would soon be surrounded by. We arrived in Venice early when the small city was nice and quiet. We followed the arrows leading us to S. Marco square. Along the way we found an open air markets, and we ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Excelsior Venice Lido di Venezia
We just returned from two nights at this hotel. There was some good points and some bad.
Our family just stayed at the Westin Venice Lido from May 28th through May 31st. We found the hotel to be wonderful!
I stayed here 5 years ago, and it was as beautiful and low-key as I remembered. If you want someplace quieter than the main island which is really busy and swarming with tourists, the Westin Excelsior is a good choice. There is a courtesy water shuttle that takes you to the three sister Westin hotels that are just off St.Mark's Square. They run every hour, which is helpful. It does put you on a schedule, though. But we didn't mind because it was relaxing to be able to get away from the fray of the main island. For a 5-star hotel, it was very reasonable (approx. 245-euros, including breakfast).
Pool and beach under construction
Stayed there last week; the room was nice, clean and spacious. There was construction work at the pool, which was closed, and the sand on the beach was still being leveled; which is quite a disappointment for a seaside hotel! I don't understand why this has to be done in springtime; or do people swim in the outdoor pool in winter??
A very special retreat away from the hustle bustle of Venice, especially in the Summer when we went. The complimentary water taxi, to and from the lido is quite a long journey, but is worth it for the views.
Enjoyed our stay at the Westin Excelsior
October 9th to 11th we enjoyed staying at the Westin in Venice Lido. Wonderful room with a lovely view. Great breakfast also. Staff very cordial.
Great quiet hotel in October to get away from the crowds. The Adriatic Sea views were breathtaking.
Good choice to enjoy two separate locations, the hustle and bustle of Venice and the beach and swimming pool at the Hotel.
Although it has been since SEPTEMBER 11th we will never forget the wonderful time during a period of great difficulty for our country. The hotel was super, the accomodations fabulous, and we were treated like royalty. I would definately go back. Thanks to the staff for helping us in a very troubilng time! The "Lido" was all we expected!!!!
Liked the Westin on the Lido
Enjoyed our stay here - location is fabulous for those that want to be able to escape from the swarms of tourists in the city at the end of the day. Note that it is a 20 minute boat ride from Venice. Hotel faces Venice on one side and the beach and adriatic sea on the other. Rooms were very large for Europe and well maintained (westin heavenly bed and shower are a plus!). Decor was a little dated - the hotel is famous as it was the original resort on the Lido. Done in an arabian theme. We loved touring old Venice all day and retreating to our quiet beach hotel at night. Take the public ferry from Lido in and out of town - its faster and more fun!
This hotel was not quite what we expected. It was quite a luxurious hotel in it's hay day of the pre 1970's. We found the rates good but they matched the rooms that needed a definite makeover, being decorated in the arabian style many years ago.The staff were friendly and helpful and it is located right on the Adriatic with a pleasant beach and patio areas. Though I have never liked it at a hotel of this type when they insist on charging you 16 dollars for a mixed drink and 20 dollars for a simple sandwhich. Venice is expensive anyway but we did not eat at the hotel much when we were there.The motor shuttle will take you for free to three possible locations in Venice taking about an half hour but riding on the lagoon is very nice and relaxing.If you come from the train station don't take the 85 dollar motortaxi, if your traveling light, walk to the Hotel Gritti Palace (a Westin Hotel) and take the free shuttle to the hotel.