This is the way to do 5 stars: Understated, elegant, comfortable and classy! Out of the hustle & bustle of Venice proper is this tucked-away fortress of relaxation with manicured grounds and (if you're lucky) views of the water.
Our quite spacious room had a king bed, desk and chair, settee and coffee table complete with bowl of fruit, TV, well-stocked mini-fridge and microwave, along with the bathroom on the first floor, in addition to a double pull-out sofa bed with second TV, table and chair in the loft. The well-appointed marble bathroom was elegantly decorated in ecru and caramel accentuated with walls of shamrocks. Extras included robes, a bidet, a shower stool, a rain shower, heated towel rack, magnifying mirror and numerous health and beauty products such as the ubiquitous shampoo and conditioner, lotion and body wash as well as Q-tips, sewing kit, shower cap, shoe shine kit, mouthwash, bandaids, emery board, shaving kit, toothbrush & toothpaste. There was even a tiny hair scrunchie in one kit. Wow! I was really impressed with these amenities.
The staff was very warm and welcoming. We found them to be always friendly, helpful and polite. Knowing we were hungry, the receptionist kindly provided us with a plate of sandwiches upon our late arrival from the airport, as the hotel restaurant was closed. We were also provided with a nice map of Venice and directions to the nearest bus stop (with map!) The bus stop to Venice is about a 5-10 minute walk from the hotel. It's a pleasant walk through the village. The bus ride itself takes about 20-30 minutes. A round-trip ticket costs 8 Euro per person. On our first bus ride, the bus suddenly pulled over and we all had to get out and wait for another bus. I guess it was broken. On the way home, be sure to get in the correct lane at Pizz.Roma. The lane can change the later it gets. Normally, you want the Padova or Dula bus. Be sure to tell the driver you want off at "Margaherita", preferably not the first stop, in which you will walk much farther; but the second stop, which is much closer to the hotel. Get specific directions from the hotel. A taxi to/from the airport or Piz.Roma will cost you about 45-50 Euro, so the bus is better.
The complimentary breakfast is in the basement of an adjacent property, just a few short steps from the front of the hotel. Hot items are likely to be eggs, sausage, and hot cereal. Also in supply are rolls, meats & cheese, pastries, yogurt, cold cereals, boiled eggs. Juice, tea and coffee flow freely. There were no complaints about this breakfast. If you miss it, you can request a tray from room service, but then you must pay.
The hotel has a nicely-working elevator, is wonderfully decorated, and has a little café in the lobby. We had a lovely view from our 3rd story window. Though it is pricey, if we were in the area, we probably would come back. It would be nice to just hang around and relax. This would be an excellent hotel for couples.
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