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“Good place to stay with family” 4 of 5 stars
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San Carlo
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Forte Marghera, 131, 30173 Mestre, Italy   |  
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Ranked #16 of 64 hotels in Mestre
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“Good place to stay with family”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

This hotel is five minutes to walk to the bus station. Travel time to the center of Venice about 10 minutes. Clean and quiet room, free parking, free Wi-fi internet in the room works well. No minibar. Restaurant was OK.
Receptionist gave as all necessary information. You can buy bus and vaporetto tickets right at front desk. The person who met us spoked excellent English.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

We chose this hotel mainly because of its location to Venice. Saying that, I think this is probably why this hotel can charge four star prices for its two star rating. I must say though, they do have a good location, only 10mins by bus - just outside the hotel, or 5mins by car. The hotels in Venice are notoriously expensive and if your travelling on a budget or would prefer to spend the money you will save on something else, this is the hotel for you. The room is clean and very simple, a bed and four walls. The staff at this hotel are very very helpful, yes two very's! The guy at the front desk speaks four languages fluently, possibly more! English, French, German and Italian...of course. The staff here also gave us really good tips on where to get the best prices for the gondola rides, trips around Venice to the lagoon islands and much much more, they honestly could not have been more helpful. I was happy to pay for the four star prices of this two star hotel simply because of the excellent customer service.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We chose the San Carlo Hotel because we were flying into Treviso Airport. It proved to be a good choice as the the hotel was clean & comfortable, the breakfasts were very good & the staff were excellent.
My wife took ill during our stay having eaten something in Burano that upset her stomach,
the staff were most kind and helpful, turning a bad experience into a managable one for us.
We can't praise them enough. should we be able to visit Venice again i would indeed consider staying once more at the San Carlo. A very good holiday.
Thank you all. A penkeyman-smith.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

This hotel was accidentally selected by internet and it was the hit! Staff very polite and useful, always ready to help. We bought there bus tickets, they explained exactly how to get to bus stop, where find shopping centre. There was no problem to leave our car longer than our stay in hotel. Rooms are really clean, white bedding, clean nice bathroom even with bidet. Breakfast continental but enought tasty and variety.
I can sincerely recommend hotel San Carlo.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

The staff was kind and helpful, but I'm not sure that made up for the pricing. We have a 5 yr old and a 1yr old. Something with the booking required us to get a quadruple room. We then had to pay an extra 10€ a nigh for the baby bed...really?! This is what I hate about staying anywhere near Venice! they find everyday to nickel and dime you to death. It just leaves a bad taste in your mouth.

The room was quite large and clean. The bathroom was NOT. My feet were in the shower when I sat on the toilet, and I'm a whopping 1.53m (5'3"). The breakfast was typical, as in sparse, but if you want good breakfasts don't go to Venice.

It's on a busy street but has double windows so it's really quiet!

There are two busses that run nearby and end in piazzelle Roma so it's easy to get in and out of the city. The taxi to the airport was 40€ for the four of us and our two bags,give or take.

All in all the place is fine, just nothing to write home about. A good inexpensive place to lay your head at night. But they really need to fix the room/occupant issue! And the toilet shower thing!!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

This hotel was great. I'd compare it to a Quality Inn in the US-not upscale but budget friendly and a good value. The room was clean, the service was excellent and it was easy to get to Venice-which was the whole reason for our stay. The man who greeted us when we arrived spoke excellent English, let us into our room at 9am (check in wasn't until 2pm) and he gave us tips about getting around Venice. We were able to buy bus tickets and Valporetto tickets at the hotel. The bus stop was a 5 min walk behind the hotel and the bus was 15-30 mins to Venice (depending on traffic). Free wifi was in our room. We really didn't have any issues while staying here. It was a perfect location for us to get to Venice and went above our expectations of a budget 2-3 star hotel. We would recommend it to others looking to avoid the high prices of Venice hotels but still remain within easy access of Venice.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Zagreb, Croatia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

This hotel is very close to the bus station from where you you can reach center of Venice in 15 minutes. It is very affordable, clean and quiet with free parking place. We had a free Wi-fi internet in the room. The price includes continental breakfast, nothing special except fine Italian espresso. Receptionists do not speak English.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about San Carlo

Address: Via Forte Marghera, 131, 30173 Mestre, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Mestre
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#10 Family Hotel in Mestre
#14 Romantic Hotel in Mestre
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — San Carlo 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is situated in centre of Mestre, just 600 meters away from the main old square "Piazza Ferretto" with its very nice shops. This strategic location makes it easy to reach by car, by bus either from the railway station or from the airports of Venice ("Marco Polo Airport") and Treviso ("Sant Angelo Aiport"). Venice "Roma Square" can be reached by bus every 10 minutes during the day and every 20 minutes during the night and the bus stop only 300 meters away from the hotel. All rooms, which have been refurnished this winter , are with private bathroom, Tv-Lcd with channels in different languages, telephone with direct line, free wi-fi internet, safe and air conditioning. The hotel provides free parking for the guests as well. A very professional staff will help the guests with all information regarding itineraries, guided tours and so on. ... more   less 
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