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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Wildner Venice
The most wonderful experience
Our stay at the Pensione-Wildner could not have been better! It is a quaint, family-run hotel. Very clean, the view from the "penthouse" was fabulous. The food in the restaurant was excellent. It is beautiful at night all lit up, either from the canal or walking along the sidewalk. We highly recommend this hotel. The staff treated us like family. We hope to return soon.
Couldn't be better!
We just returned from two nights at the Pensione Wildner and couldn't have been happier with it. After a stressful arrival to Italy, the staff of the Wildner welcomed us warmly and took good care of us. Our room overlooking the lagoon was GORGEOUS. The view was exceptional and the room actually wasn't as loud as I expected.The room itself was clean, large and very comfortable with a nice sitting area. The hotel is perfectly located, a quick walk to St. Mark's Square.I highly, highly recommend this hotel and would definitely stay there again.
Breakfast with a view!!!
I'm so thrilled to see that others have stayed at the Wildner and enjoyed it as much as we did. The bedrooms were quaint, but the bathrooms were very modern and nice. The staff was wonderful, but most of all we enjoyed the breakfast room. This was on the piazza in front of the hotel and right on the lagoon. Every morning, as we enjoyed our complimentary breakfast buffet, we watched the throngs of tourists arrive with their leaders holding up various signs/umbrellas/flags, etc. as their charges followed quickly along. It was fun to watch the hubbub along the lagoon, too. Great place to stay.
Amazing staff and view
Oh what a joy, we travelled from Croatia by ferry and saw a few hotels from the ferry, one caught our eye with it's beautiful purple window boxes, hooray the Wildner! In our opinion you need a lagoon view (which means you can see St Marks Square very clearly indeed). The staff are so happy and seem to have been put on this earth to simply give you the most honest info about Venice particularly about restaurants. With regard to travelling fron Croatia please don,t listen to tour guides about 'fast ferries' and 'slow boats', we got the Dora boat from Porec for £20 one way and it took 2 and 1/2 hours, tour guides selling venizia asking for £40 and saying that other tours took twice as long, if you travel on Friday the dora goes at 7.30am so you are there before the others. P.S. The 82 water taxi is good value it goes down the grand canal and stops right outside the unforgetable Wildner..enjoy
Very Good Value
We stayed at Pensione Wildner May 22-25, 2003 and were most pleased with our choice. First of all, the staff, particularly Elisabetta, was among the most friendly and helpful I have encountered in many years of travel. She changed our room to a higher floor when our original room's view was marred by a construction crane, she made dinner reservations, she helped me finda shoe repair shop when my maryjanes had a blowout, she got us on the right airport boat. The night desk man confirmed our flight information on his computer when Air France didn't answer the phone. They simply could not have been more pleasantly helpful. And the view was worth a million, and a great value at 200 euro compared to other places I considered. The room was simple and stylish in a 1960s modern sort of way and the bathroom was spotless marble with lots of hot water and a bidet. Okay, so no elevator and a shabby lobby. We walked a little more and who hangs out in a hotel lobby anyway? Yes, it got noisy during peak tourist hours, what with boats coming and going from the docks right in front of the hotel, but from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. it was quiet. And if you want a water front view, you get boat noise. The location was a stone's throw from the Bridge of Sighs, Doge's Palace, St. Mark's, the room was lovely, and the people a joy.
Great view, but
This small hotel has almost the identical view of the Danieli a few doors down. Nice flowers in overhanging pots looking out to the grand canal was a nice bonus. However, I arrived on a chilly day in early May only to discover that the heat did not work. No carpet, no sunlight, and it began to rain, in torrents. They did try to compensate with extra blankets and hot tea or coffee, so I truly believe that they just could not get repairs done that evening. Hopefully that is not a continuing problem! However, just being in Venice was such a treat and things do happen. By the way, the walls were paper thin and every time someone else showed up to their room, it sounded like they were in mine! Not a problem unless they are loud and intoxicated...
Ok hotel in venice lido
The hotel is OK. It should be noticed that it is in Lido - this means a quick 5 minute trip from San Marco. It also means that the ambiance around the hotel is not ancient Venice, but rather seaside Venice - quite fine, but perhaps less romantic.
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