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
... absolutely dripping and had to pour water out of his shoes!
When the rain finally stopped, Venice had been washed clean and there were puddles of water everywhere. We wandered thorough small alleys with lots of bridges and eventually made our way over towards the Rialto once again. We started looking at menus and headed over to one that we had seen the night before; unfortunately, that one was closed. Instead we chose a spot beside a small canal at a restaurant just ...
... surrounds, we had a reservation at a campground in Pompeii, so it was back in the car and another hour driving south. Ancient, destroyed Pompeii and modern Pompeii are close to Naples, so we were following the motorway, for a fee of course. Then the motorway promptly collapsed into roadworks and took on a distinctly rustic feel. Then our GPS told us to exit, and things then quickly went pear shaped from there.
You may recall earlier that I mentioned the Italian drivers. Well, as ...
... for a
cover charge which basically means because we came into their restaurant they
charged us €7.00 for 2 people plus we were charged a 10% service charge. Chris
was pretty upset about this but we did forget our honeymoon binder in the
restaurant and they hand delivered it to us so….I guess it was worth it!!
It’s off to Rome
tomorrow! Direct train so we shouldn’t have any issues! ...
... known as Rialto di quà (this side) and the left bank known as the Rialto di là (t’other side)!!!
We ate dinner at the same place we took lunch. Roisin was concerned when she saw Calazone Cavallina on the menu that consisted of Mozzarella, tomato and….Frayed Horse.
I reassured Roisin that this must be one of a new line recently brought out by Frayed Bentos!!!!
So, tomorrow we Board the MSC Magnifica for our 7-day odyssey. 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.