We booked this hotel because it was a Holiday Inn, and we expected Holiday Inn standards. Not the case.
Let me first say the rooms are clean and comfortable.
First problem is the location. As others have pointed out, it is isolated and a taxi from the train station (Venice Mestre) will cost $ 16 euro despite the fact it is only a 5 minute ride. If you need a taxi TO the train station the hotel will get you a fixed rate of $ 20 euro. According to them a taxi will be more expensive because taxis in Venice start the meter the moment they get the fare. Is it so hard for this hotel to negotiate a special rate for passengers? You do have the 15 bus from the train station but if you are carrying luggage it is not too practical.
Do not bother with the shuttle either. Take the 15 bus to the train station and then the 2 bus or the train to Venezia S. Lucia.
Staff at the reception desk can vary from very friendly and helpful (like Alfredo) to helpful grumpy (with Franco). The real ripoff is the restaurant. DO NOT BOTHER WITH THE RESTAURANT. They charge you 4 euro per person for cover charge if you choose a cheap plate. When I explained this to the waiter, he went into all sorts of irrelevant explanations to justify it. No apologies, no nothing, Our dessert was just horrible. Holiday Inn, these hotel employees have not read your HR manuals.
Breakfast was not included, neither was internet. Things at the mini bar were more expensive than at our 4 star hotel in Florence.
So, before going to this hotel, you'd better look for a hotel near the Venice Mestre train station. You will save some money and won't feel the regret when you leave this property,
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located just at a shuttle ride from San Marco Square, Holiday Inn Venice Mestre Marghera is your best choice to visit Venice. Easy to find and accessible by car from the highway, the hotel is also at walking distance from public transportation, handily linked with Piazzale Roma, Venice Airport and railway station. Enter Holiday Inn Venice Mestre Marghera, be surprised by our spacious hall with contemporary dÃ©cor and discover the vibrant colours of our new rooms. Relax and try the unique experience of our soft duvet and pillow menu, while enjoying a film or a football match on our flat TV screens: all rooms have satellite channels with Sky package. Moreover, stay connected with work or family with our Wifi Internet connection (at a charge). Have a great start with our delicious breakfast and, when it s time to eat, enjoy the appetising Alla Bell Italia restaurant s cuisine: typical Italian and Venetian dishes combined with a cosy atmosphere. Imagine having all the space and tools for your meetings: flexibility, experience and the latest technology equipments. Holiday Inn Venice Mestre Marghera offers 9 meetings rooms with natural daylight up to 170 delegates. Holiday Inn Venice Mestre Marghera offers moreover a shuttle bus to Venice (at a charge), a mini-gym and a secure paying parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Venice Mestre Marghera Hotel Venice
- Venice Holiday Inn
- Holiday Inn Marghera
- Marghera Holiday Inn