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“Great location and comfortable stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Riviera Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazzale S.M. Elisabetta / Gran Viale, 5, 30100 Lido di Venezia, Italy   |  
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Ranked #16 of 33 Hotels in Lido di Venezia
Prestatyn, United Kingdom
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“Great location and comfortable stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

I stayed here for a week in August with my 15 year old daughter and chose the Riviera Hotel because of the location. It is situated directly across from the vaporetta station which is great and means that travelling to the different areas of Venice is really easy. We bought a weekly vaporetta ticket for 50 euros and this could be used as many times as you wanted, which proved good value. Although other reviews state that there is some noise disturbance due to the location, we had no problems with that aspect even though I'm a light sleeper. Staying on Lido was a good choice for us as we were able to escape the fast pace of Venice city and relax on the beach when we wanted. It was a holiday with a good mix of culture and relaxation.
The Riviera is typically Venetian which suited us. We paid a supplement for a room with a lagoon view which I felt was worth the extra. It was lovely to look across at Venice in the setting sun and to open the shutters in the morning and watch Venice wake up. Although the room wasn't huge it was adequate for our needs with air conditioning, the use of a safety deposit box and hot running water every day. It was kept spotlessly clean and fresh bedding and towels were provided as requested.
I found the staff to be very polite and helpful and the ladies at breakfast were brilliant. As both my daughter and I are coeliacs they provided us with a lovely gluten free breakfast every day. The normal breakfast selection looked very good with cereals,yoghurts,breads,cheese,cold meats,fruit as well as a cooked choice of bacon and scrambled eggs. The ladies were always on hand to make sure we had everything we needed so top marks to them!
The beach at Lido was easily reached after a 5 minute walk. There is a choice of 2 beaches- a free beach or a private beach. We chose to go on the private beach but it was very expensive for an umbrella and 2 sunbeds(26.30 euros before 2.30pm and 20.50 after 2.30pm) and this did not include the use of the beach shower or toilets. A cost of a further 5 euros.
The Riviera is also very close to all the restaurants in Lido so you don't have to walk far for your evening meal. We had a lovely meal at Villa Laguna with a table overlooking the lagoon. This did prove to be more expensive than the other restaurants on the main stretch but as they say, you get what you pay for. There are a fair few kiosks selling pizzas etc along the stretch and lots of ice cream kiosks. Delicious ice creams and wonderful flavours!
We had a really great hoilday staying at this hotel and managed to visit all the main attractions in Venice including Murano and Burano as well as having a good chunk of time to relax and unwind. I would definitely recommend this hotel and if I return to Venice I would stay here again.

Room Tip: A room with a lagoon view is worth the supplement
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

The location and our view were great. We had the family room at the top of the property. The beds were clean but the furniture old which always looks dirty. Granted its Venice so it is older. Bathroom was very old with only cold water which was ok since it was august but when we mentioned it to staff, they didn't really bother with it at all. Breakfast was ok, not great coffee especially for Italy. Breakfast ladies were very nice, friendly as opposed to front desk staff.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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7 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Nice clean small rooms (typical of Europe). Very good breakfast. Nice friendly English speaking staff. Short ferry ride to downtown Venice. Nice residential neighborhood with good less-touristy restaurants. Problem with air conditioner one night, but it was fixed. I stayed 3 nights. i would return.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Guwahati, India
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights. The rooms were well furnished and we got a balcony as well. However, there was no air conditioning even though the temperature was soaring in Venice. Breakfast was good.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Worthington, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

This is the 5th time that I have stayed at this hotel. It is an excellent value in a very expensive city. The Lido Island offers a nice respite to the frantic crowds near San Marco. You are very close to the beaches and directly across from the Vaporetto Station on Lido. The breakfast is better than average and there are many restaurant options on Lido. The staff is very cordial and helpful and will try to make your stay in Venice a pleasant one. Remember this is Europe and a small hotel. The air conditioning is fair, but it does exsist. The rooms are modestly furnished but very adequate and comfortable. You are approximately a 15 minute vaporetto ride from San Marco or 30 minutes (via vaporetto) to the Ferrovia (train station). The Lido Island is also serviced by Alilaguna. This is part of the ACTV (public vaporetto) service that goes directly to the airport with a stop on Murano en route. Time to airport is approximately 1 hour from Lido. Once you arrive to the landing dock at the airport, you will need to walk about 1/4 of a mile to the terminal. There are luggage carts for your convenience for rent 1 euro. Your coin is returned with the return of the cart.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Staff was very friendly and the place was very near to lido beaches. And you can easily reach venice with vaporettos. I recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oak Forest, Illinois, USA
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

We knew nothing of Lido before we arrived and booked this hotel simply because it was "off the beaten path" and because the price was right. How fortunate we were! The location was perfect, the rooms (all three of them) were comfortable and the breakfast was superb!! Staying on Lido gave us the advantage of getting to Venice proper easily when we wanted to, yet also to enjoy a more laid-back and comfortable atmosphere still with good restaurants and shopping.

Marco who works the desk was particularly helpful in giving us information and advice and he, along with all the staff whom we met, were prompt, friendly and effective!

We would defnitely return to stay there if we are lucky enough to visit Venice again.

Room Tip: Corner suites are larger. Rooms facing the water certainly add interest. The proximity to the vapo...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Address: Piazzale S.M. Elisabetta / Gran Viale, 5, 30100 Lido di Venezia, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Lido di Venezia
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 33 Hotels in Lido di Venezia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Riviera Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 63
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Also Known As:
Riviera Hotel Venice
Riviera Hotel Province Of Venice, Italy

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