We've spent 5 nights during the Venice Carnival in this hotel. We chose it mainly because of the good rates and we were surprised to find such a service at only 2 stars.
The hotel is a family business and you can feel that from the moment you enter the hotel when Mr Gianni warmly greets you in an excellent English(I also heard him speaking French ... for those interested). He was there when we woke up and still there late at night when we would go to bed, always smiling, ready to help you with anything you would need.
The rooms and bathrooms are not so big, but are very clean, equipped with everything you need. They cleaned and changed the towels daily( even if we didn't drop them on the floor as requested).
The bus station is about 5min walk from the hotel, easy to find. You can buy tickets from the shops on the way to the bus station. A direct bus from Malcontenta to P-zalle Roma in Venice leaves hourly, and takes about 20-25min to get there . We got free bus schedule copies from the hotel.
Breakfast was the regular Italian style with croissants and sweet things, some yogurts, muesli, etc
But the dinner ... that was a different story ... their cook is magnificent !! we've tried so many antipasti, primi piatti, secondi piatti, and all were absolutely delicious. If you really want something special, listen to Mr. Gianni's recommendations, you won't regret it! Our favorites were the "house recommended antipasti", the "grilled fish platter" and the "risotto al nerro di sepia" .
All in one, we highly recommend this hotel, and we'll definitely stay there next time we'll be in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bepi el Ciosoto hotel in Venice, 2 star hotel with unbeatable rates Superior rooms equipped with every comfort & nice restaurant, a few minutes from Venice, the Riviera del Brenta, for visits to the Venetian Villas and the center of Venice ... more less