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
... from the Philippines, wearing boardies, a t shirt and thongs. He took us through the winding streets and over little bridges to our apartment. We are staying in a studio apartment overlooking Campo San Angelo. It is really lovely, with gorgeous terrazzo floors, high ceiling and an amazing glass chandelier. After showers we hit the streets and followed Michael's general directions to San Marco ...
... then back to the garage to drop them car. Once that was out of the way, we strolled around the Dorsoduro neighborhood, and a wrong turn puts us right by the current prison. That would explain the Department of Corrections boats that were circling regularly, lol. Mama had highlighted the San Nicolo dei Mendicoli (St. Nicholas of the Beggars) Church as a must-see, so that was stop number one. The main structure ...
... deal since we were paying cash…and we bought our new glass art piece, "The Lovers". Hannah has always loved glass art and we collect lovers figures (apparently), so it was perfect! We bought some presents and did some more window shopping. Then, we bought some Aveda conditioner to replace our conditioner which exploded on the flight here (we were honestly surprised it took this long for ...
... to walk everywhere in the shade, and I even ran into a stray cat that was happy to find a person such as myself that would pet it haha.
After the gardens we grabbed a quick lunch from a little shop and ate on Ponte Vecchio. Francesco told me the pepperoni on my pizza slice literally translated to 'spicy salami' and did not have the same taste as in other countries. After eating we had to catch our train to Venice so Francesco walked us to the station, ...
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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.