I have to say that I have never liked Venice's Marco Polo Airport. Transferring to the city is either horrendously expensive (water taxi at about $150) or mind-numbingly boring, lengthy and inconvenient. I keep promising myself to fly to Verona and take the train or find some other way to avoid that transit to / from Marco Polo.
Travelling back from further south for my return flight from Marco Polo, I decided to try leaving my train one stop short of Venice's main station (Santa Lucia) and stay the night near Mestre station: then board the direct bus (€6) from Mestre to Marco Polo next morning. We picked the Hotel Bologna and would gladly do the same again.
It's a little funky (in a nice way). The rooms are small and pretty basic but comfortable. The bathrooms are almost as big as the bedrooms and are really quite magnificent. We had dinner and were very glad that we did.
The Hotel Bologna matches and beats many larger, more expensive hotels in every category but the bedrooms. The bedrooms get a 'B'. You can sleep there fine but it's a little disappointing (until you see your huge marble bathroom). Do try the food.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking