My best friend and I booked a self catering apartment at this hotel. When we arrived on Boxing Day we hadn't realised that it was located on a Piaza in Mestre and there were Christmas markets and church paritioners bustling around...it was a wonderful sight. The service was excellent from the reception staff. Our bags were still at Gatwick due to varying reasons and so they were very vidulent in keeping track of where they were for us.
The apartment itself was clean, cosey and had the added bonus of a DVD player. The only downside was that there was no kettle and no starter pack of tea and coffee, but that's just nit picking. Our apartment was cleaned twice during our week long stay; our sheets and towels were changed as well as them cleaning the floors. To be honest there wasn't a lot to clean up as we were out a lot and kept the place quite neat. The hotel itself was very quiet, as the apartments were in a linked adjacent buildling, but noise from outside was quite bad during the night. I travel with ear plugs everywhere I go otherwise I wouldn't sleep so I didn't hear anything once they were in.
Location wise the hotel was excellent. As I said before it was on a piaza so there was lots of shopping to be had in Mestre, and the local supermarkets were excellent too. Eating out wasn't so good anywhere really and the meals that I made in the apartment were actually better...how sad is that?!? Although lunches in Venice were great as you could buy panini's or slices of pizza and walk around eating them. The hotel was also in a good location for getting to Venice (2euros return on the bus for about 10 min journey) and for getting around the area. We went to Verona and Padua which were very cheap to get to by train. It was great not to be staying in Venice too as it was flooding season. On new years eve it was to flood to 1.4m in St. Marks square, which must have been miserable. We joined in the festivities that were layed on outside our hotel which were live bands, comedy routines and general merriment. Altogether it was an excellent stay at an excellent hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the historic center of Venice Mestre, the 3 star Hotel al Vivit is pleased to welcome you to a prestigious palace from the early twentieth century, with 35 rooms and apartments complete with every amenity, facing Piazza Ferretto, close to the Toniolo Theater, the best shops and public transportation for the new Ospedale dell’Angelo and Venice. Passion and Cordiality Since 1909.Just a few minutes from Venice, Hotel al Vivit in Mestre receives its guests with passion and cordiality, a steady tradition since 1909 that has made the satisfaction of its dear clientele the main reason for hospitality. Hotel al Vivit is considered a historical establishment by the Region of Veneto. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Al Vivit Hotel
- Al Vivit Mestre
- Hotel Al Vivit Province Of Venice/Mestre, Italy