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“Poor for an average hotel” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Ariston
Ranked #55 of 58 Hotels in Mestre
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Poor for an average hotel”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for one night after getting off a cruise (not a good idea). After being treated like royalty for a week and then end up in this less than average hotel, was a recipe for disaster. Checked into the hotel, quite gloomy reception, as are the landings to the bedrooms. From the website was expecting something a little more bright and cheerful. Room (339) was our no. this room was not great, very basic nothing to make you smile. The eating area for breakfast was extremely crammed with basic furniture nothing inviting which included the Breakfast. The milk was wrotten,only thing was nice was the orange juice. Would not recommend this hotel, if your looking for a hotel near venice, as you have to take a bus and then a water taxi to get into the centre. We were so exhausted after walking around for the day when we got back to freshen up, we decided to stay local and walked about 10 min away to a pizzeria on a corner and had a super meal and a few drinks. Overall impression, Cheap and not up to scratch, would not go back even if I were given it for nothing.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank gemma c
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Winsford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

We arrived earlier than check in time on a Cosmos Holiday and were able to go straight to our room. Most reviews here are saying the reception staff are rude and unhelpful - I can understand where they are coming from but believe that is the Italian way and the staff were helpful when asked. The reception area has payable tea/coffee/soft drinks and the wifi is only available in this area at a cost of 5 euro per day. (I didn't use it so cannot rate the speed/quality). There is a shopping centre 5 minutes drive away with free wifi and fab ice cream!!
The room (335) was a double and a single and had plenty of room. It was clean with fresh towels everyday. The flatscreen TV did not work for the duration. The bathroom although quite cramped was clean but the shower was poor with not much power and the curtain too short so the bathroom floor was very wet after each shower.
Breakfast consisted of bread, pastries, biscuits, croissants, cake, boiled eggs, cereal, tea/coffee, fruit juice. OK for the first day or two but a more healthy variety of food would be nice. We timed breakfast well on our four day visit but if one person was getting their breakfast it was difficult for anyone else to get in and I wouldn't like to be there if the hotel was full.
Location is great, easy to get to from the airport (15 minute drive) and with the bus stop into Venice just outside, it was perfect. The bus into Venice runs every half hour and cost 1.20 euro each way - it takes about 20-30 minutes, traffic dependent. We bought a 16 euro pass which lasted 12 hours - this allowed travel on the bus in and back and full use of the water buses in that 12 hour period.
The town of Mestre is a 10-15 minute walk and worth a look. Lidl, a 5 minute walk sells 1.5 L bottle of red wine for 2.49 euros.
Overall a nice hotel, not the best but for what we needed it for it suited us just fine.
Check out was easy. Don't forget you have to pay the tourist tax on leaving which was 2 euros ish per day per adult.

Room Tip: 335 overlooked the side of the hotel and has no balcony
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Lesley G
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Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013

My husband and I stayed June 2013. We were mortified after booking and then reading the reviews on here but decided that if it was that bad we would move hotels (as the price that we had paid to go was 1/2 the price of anywhere else available). Unfortunately our plane was delayed so we arrived later than anticipated which meant getting to the hotel was a bit of a worry. however we managed easily by getting to mestre station then jumping onto the H2 bus which dropped us outside the hotel. We arrived, and admittedly reception and the outside of the hotel is a bit run down but the man on reception could not of been more helpful and friendly. He told us everything we needed to know about getting to venice, tickets and then helped us to get something to eat (it was late at night). We went in the small lift (seriously people?!) It fitted us and our luggage in and if it hadn't we would of done 2 journeys!!! We went to our room expecting the worst....... Well perhaps we were lucky !! Yes it was small but it was clean and had everything we needed for a short city break. I opened the door to the bathroom expecting to find a small cupboard ... But again was pleasantly surprised! It was again perfectly adequate. The balcony was large but the patio furniture was a bit yucky but we weren't too concerned about that. The next morning we were quite excited to experience the breakfast again to see if it was as bad as expected. Again we were please ... Yes we were crammed in like sardines but the coffee was delicious and the food variety was typically Italian of sweet breads and cakes! It would of been nice to have some fruit but we made do with a few glasses of orange juice then picked some fruit up from the aldi supermarket on the way to catch the bus to venice. We hardly spent time at the hotel and had not planned to as venice is 20 mins away on a direct bus, so once there wanted to stay until late. If you miss the 8.30 pm bus out of venice, you need to catch a different bus which drops you 10 mins away, but it's a straight road to the hotel. Overall - yes the hotel is a bit basic, but for the price we paid we felt it was completely satisfactory. We didn't go to venice to stay in a hotel or watch tv we went to spend time together and spend time in venice!! If you want to stay in venice, then double the amount you will pay for your holiday and enjoy, but we felt this was a great option for a budget break that enables you to see beautiful venice :-)

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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10 Thank Emma R
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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

We stayed at this hotel with our two kids past August. The location is in a quiet residential area and there are no local restaurants etc. to go and get something to eat from a walking distance. Its close to a bus stop from where you can catch a bus to Venice but there are other hotels too that are located more conveniently to the bus stops. The front desk is less than friendly and there is no free wi fi. We bought some hours of wi fi but I was surprised that I did not even use my time and my wi fi session was expired. It happened twice and then I realized that I was probably ripped off on my wi fi time. The rooms are small and bathrooms are really tiny. Poor interior of the rooms. Secondly, the breakfast is a total shock. Its nothing but coffee, orange juice and some sugary cookies!! Do not expect eggs and Italian breads here!! We felt that it was a rip off and could have stayed at a better hotel in a lesser price but no regrets...we paid for the experience!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Zeba4
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights; one night before a cruise and one night after. It's fairly basic and although first impressions weren't that good it proved to be perfectly acceptable. The en-suite bathrooms were good and both rooms we stayed in had air conditioning and a balcony. There is a small lift which is handy since there are 4 floors. Continental breakfast was OK with sweet bread, cakes, cereals and hard boiled eggs. Note that Mestre is about half an hour's bus drive from Venice. Reception were quite helpful in telling us where to get tickets and what route to ask for. It's about 3 euros for a return trip. There is an excellent 'Italian' and a Chinese about 15 mins walk away.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Biddy8863
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

We stayed in the hotel for two nights prior to a cruise.
On arrival the reception area was not very welcoming, I hoped it would get better, how wrong I was.
We took the lift to the first floor and passed the breakfast room, I can't call it a restaurant as it was like a cafe, not a pleasant place to eat breakfast at all. As for the breakfast it was basically a hard boiled egg and cake, nothing healthy at all.
The room.......it was small, dull, and very depressing, I have never stayed in anything as bad as this. The shower cubical was too small, the shower curtain not long enough so the water was spilling out onto the bathroom floor, the toilet seat was loose and the cistern was running all night which kept us awake. The bathroom was basically a cupboard at the bottom of the bed.
The T.V was suspended from the ceiling with no English speaking channels available!!!
I asked for an extra pillow and the receptionist said " I will do my best"!! what kind of a reply is that??? We also asked him to put the heating on as we had been in Venice all day and our clothes were wet and we needed to dry them, he wasn't happy at all and when he switched it on it was JUST warm.
It was horrible experience and this hotel should be avoided at all cost!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Shelley W
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Driffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

we stayed at the hotel after having been on a two week cruise. when we first arrived my heart sank everything looked shabby. it did not get any better when we went to our room, although very big [4 beds] the place was so dull.I must say the towels were lovley and white and the bed linnen also was clean even though we only had a sheet and blanket each. i was not overjoyed by the breakfast, not a lot of choice it seemed to be all sweet things except for a bowl of cold boiled eggs. On a positive note the man on reception was very helpfull when we wanted advice on how to get back into venice for the day, he produced a map and a list outlining the different priced tickets that you could buy to get you around.These tickets could then be purchased in the shop next door.

Room Tip: dont think ther is any good rooms
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank nicola a
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Property: Hotel Ariston
Address: Via Guido Bergamo 12, 30174, Mestre, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Mestre
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #55 of 58 Hotels in Mestre
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ariston 3*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Ariston is an elegant hotel , it is an'ideal location for anyone reaching Venice by car or by bus.The young and informal hospitality, the excellent level of service and the cosmopolitan setting will make your stay even more interesting and fun. ... more   less 
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