I have just returned from the Eden Hotel, Lido De Jesolo, and although we had a fantastic holiday the Hotel did not live up to the brochure or website write up.
The Eden Hotel was recently renovated and went for a minimilist look, in fact it is not minimilist it is just bland and unwelcoming. The location of the hotel is excellent in the centre of things, just 2 mins walk to the beautiful beach where the private section with the sunbeds was wonderful. It is near bus stops and opposite the "Tabacchi" where you can get tickets to the bus and ferry for Venice if you don't want to go on a tour.
The hotel is very clean, clean towels daily, sheet change every second day, and the staff in the Restaurant and cleaning staff are very friendly. The hotel rooms are very small in Italy but the size is fairly good in the Eden. This is where the positives end. The Restaurant was dreadful. It was like a staff canteen and the food was awful. Salad bar had a very poor selection, pasta was reheated, and you were only allowed one piece of Lasagne, ( which turned out to be a blessing in the end) The manager/owner of the hotel paced up and down behind the buffet counter, and it was very intimidating and uncomfortable. The bread rolls at breakfast were left out all day and used again at dinner and if not used up were still there the next morning. There was no fresh fruit availabe for breakfast and fresh orange juice had to paid for €3 per glass. If the dessert (and there was only one) was good it was eaten immediately and if you didn't get any, there was no alternative. If it was not eaten it was put out again at breakfast. In general a very poor selection and poor quality for a 3 star hotel.
Although the bedrooms were an adequate size, they were poorly equiped, no chair to sit on, the vanity mirror was nearer the ceiling than the vanity unit, no welcome pack to let you know opening times of restaurant, room service etc. No tea coffee making facilities, no fridge or mini bar, no drawers, and no terrace or balcony on one side of the hotel. Infact we changed our room and had a fab view of the car park and kitchens!!
The reception is cold and unwelcoming and the bar is never open, if you wanted a drink from the bar, you had to ask the receptionist if she was not too busy to get you a drink.
Lido De Jesolo is a fantasic place to go on holidays but would recommend that you stay in the Cambridge or Principe Palace. We tried to move to either of these during our two week stay but unfortunately could not. There are superb restaurants in the resort where you can try fantastic Italian food and wine at it's best.
My husband and I travel three/four times a year and have stayed in hotels all over europe and this is the poorest standards we have ever come accross. It does not even merit two stars, and it is supposed to be three star. But we will definitely go back to this resort again.
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- Also Known As:
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