I'd really recommend this hotel. Its in Lido (just across the water) however with a 10 -15 minute water bus ride to St Mark's square its still ideally situated. (The waterbus stop is literally 2 mins walk away from the hotel). You get great views of Venice too coming in from Lido. Lido is a nice quiet island, less touristy than Venice with lovely cafe's and shops. - a great contrast to Venice. The water buses are very frequent and run for most of the night.
The hotel is not particlarly luxurious but it is very comfortable and great value for money. Its very well maintained, in good condition throughout ,and spotless. The maid service is excellent - although we perhaps didn't need new towels every day (the towels were lovely and fluffy by the way!) The room was a good size with plenty of wardrobe space.
The staff were friendly and helpful. The continental breakfast was very good - lots of fruit, yogurts, pastries, bread, cheese, salami.
The only thing I would change would be the pillows - they were very hard!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel Rigel, built in the 60's, is situated on one of the most important islands of Venice. Its importance and uniqueness are due to being the only one facing the Adriatic Sea on one side and on the other the basin of St. Mark's, just before the historical Square of St.Mark's, centre of the ancient Republic of Venice. Another characteristic that makes it unique, compared to all other islands of the Lagoon, is the possibility to reach it by car, avoiding problems and costs of car-parking either in Mestre (mainland) or at the Tronchetto (car-park). The hotel has 42 rooms on three floors connected by lift. The rooms nearly all have classical-style furnishings, are luminous, some with a small balcony and all with bathroom, shower, air conditioning, telephone with direct outside line, satellite TV, and a wireless internet connection. There is an internet point in the Hall. The Buffet breakfast is open from 7,00 to 10,00 a.M. In the breakfast room on the ground floor, while the restaurant is only open for organised groups. The hotel bar is open 24 hours a day. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rigel Hotel Venice
- Hotel Rigel Province Of Venice, Italy