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
... Croce and continued walking through to sestriere San Polo with another gelato stop somewhere in between. We crossed over the Ponte di Rialto and made our way back to the hotel just before 5pm. Tiredness had kicked in and we both needed a nap, so we did. We spent a few hours recharging and then went out to find some food at 8.30pm. Neither of us felt like a sit down restaurant meal so we went to a supermarket ...
... don't believe me) but l thought how incredible and then l kept thinking of questions - how did they build here and why did they bother.
Our first introduction to Venice and it's people was a group of young students, maybe early high school who approached us and asked us where we were from. We discovered that they were on some sort of excursion to survey people arriving and practice their English. They were ...
... be winding our way thru the buildings to get to our stop but we went via the main waterway out in like a harbour. There were car ferries, big flash boats and working boats, some with cranes. We arrived at our shopping destination, and already, there were people everywhere. Poor Kylie, there were bridges and steps to climb everywhere. We headed up some very narrow alleyways, and Neal found the Hardrock Cafe. from here we wandered ...
... out, all that I had seen before was merely a hors d’oeuvre of what was to come. Modern Pompeii is not the most awe-inspiring city I have ever visited. The main street, town square and surrounds are quite pretty, and the drivers seem quite civilized. Travel a short distance away from there, however, and the roads collapse into abstract art, piles of rubbish clog the gutters and other motorists control their vehicles like they are playing a game of pinball. The ideal of giving way ...
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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.