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Hotel Ariston
Ranked #54 of 58 Hotels in Mestre
Reviewed September 13, 2013

We stayed for 5 nights. The room was basic but clean. Towels and sheets changed daily. Bathroom again basic but clean. Shower could have been better but it did the job. Beds comfortable. Breakfast was adequate - who goes abroad to have a full English? Croissants & coffee available - say no more. Staff were friendly and helpful. About 25 minutes from Venice if using public transport and the bus stop is nearby. 20 minutes steady walk into the centre of Mestre where there are several places to eat or drink.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Yvette T
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Reviewed September 11, 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...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank Georgebogdanov
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

We were booked into this hotel by Thomas Cook Cruises what can you say about it ? Well it is clean the beds are comfortable it is very poorly equipt very old fashion and what is more important it is miles from anywhere. There is not an eating establishment within miles. The bus into Venice is convieniently close by and there is a breakfast included.It is typical of small Italian hotels but it is disappointing when you first arrive fortunately we only stayed one night.Would I go back NO.

Room Tip: WE had three and there isnt one
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank keirta
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

The moment we arrived I knew it was the biggest mistake I have ever mad booking that hotel. Would not recommend it especially if you have kids. Clean but needs new furniture, soft furnishings, carpets (burgundy but look brown). Every bad review they received here was accurate. We arrived 13 August and checked out 15 August 2013. It was a nightmare!

Not a place to take the kids. Booked 5 nights we checked out after 2 nights and went to a better hotel.

Room Tip: Do not book this hotel especially with children. It looks and felt like a drug spot for thugs.
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank DottyKams
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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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4  Thank gemma c
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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
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Lesley G
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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
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10  Thank Emma R
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Address: Via Guido Bergamo 12, 30174, Mestre, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Mestre
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Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #54 of 58 Hotels in Mestre
Price Range: $51 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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