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Hotel Cristallo -- Lido
Ranked #19 of 33 Hotels in Lido di Venezia
Jurmala, Latvia
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good basic hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2011

Its a good basic hotel which finds itself in a good location (on the main street of Lido and 5 minutes walk from the vaporetto stop) and they offered a really great price for the room considering the time of year I took my trip (September).

The room was on a small side (and since it was a twin room it can be considered a really small one). The good thing was that it had both a fan and air conditioner so it was a perfect shelter from the outside heat. However, it had 2 negatives about it - the windows that didn't let much daylight in (the classic case of room pictures you can find online being those of their best rooms and not necessarily matching the room you might get) and a TV with a really annoying stand-by light which was huge, very bright (so much so that it was never really dark in the room) flashing red and blue all night and impossible to turn off even if you unplugged the TV from the wall.

The breakfast was pretty average but what I really loved was the possibility to have it in the garden which made for a perfect start of each day.

The hotel's entrance can be a little tricky to find at first, so look up for the hotel's name on its wall and then head into the narrow passage between a fence and the sweets shop that finds itself on the ground floor of the building.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2011

One night stay, but made very confortable.
Arrived at 11am to a friendly welcome, non of the "your rooms not ready til 2pm". Case taken to room with a smile. One inside we relaxed, nice airy room, crisp white linen and took a nap after our very early start. Room and bathroom high standard for price paid.
Staff most helpful, aiding us with water boat timetables and just about anything else
we asked.
Couple of minutes walk to the lido itself right amongst the bars and shops, but not
noisy.
We had to leave early so they got the coffee and breakfast early for us,
Top marks for customer service and very happy to recommend.

Room Tip: Room 25 at the front of the building on the second floor
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Lorton, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2011

We loved this hotel. The location was in the heart of Lido and we walked to everything. The owner was very kind and helpful. Lido was a great spot away from the touristy Venice area. 10 minute boat ride to St Mark's square was easy and scenic. The breakfast was delicious!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Caracas, Venezuela
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2011

The Cristallo is a good value in a good location.

We had a good size room, with a double bed, good storage, good bathroom, air conditioner and safe box. Surprisingly, it was the only hotel we visited in Italy that had no fridge in the room. The free WiFi worked fine.

The breakfast at the Cristallo was just OK.

The reception staff was great, very helpful and spoke English fluently. They always advised us which vaporetto we needed to take to go here and there. Also, they recommended a good restaurant across the street called Gran Viale.

Moving around in the vaporetto is really easy. We got a 3 days ticket for 33 Eur each… it wasn’t cheap, but as the single ticket from the train station to the Lido was 13, we thought was not that bad…

The location of the hotel was convenient. The vaporetto station is probably within a 5 minutes’ walk distance, and it’s the last stop of the route 51, that comes frequently. You have coffee shops, ice cream shops, cafeterias and restaurants really close. Even a supermarket is a block away, if you are the kind of person who likes to have extra snacks in your room.

We would recommend staying at Cristallo.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2011

I have been to Venice several times over the years but this is the first ime I have stayed on the Lido.I'm so pleased that I did .I'd booked another hotel in Venice city but due to an unexpected garage bill decided to look to see if I could save money and hotels on the Lido were better priced and more available.The Cristallo stood out from the reviews and I wasn't disappointed.Easy to find(altho' I missed the entrance at first as it is down a little alley), my requested quiet room was just that,was a good size with a double bed ,good storage, a well equipped bathroom and aircon and safe.Only slight downside ,no fridge.One of the best rooms I have had as a single traveller. It was lovely at the end of the day to sail across from the city and find tree lined avenues, no huge crowds and far too many ice cream stalls.The breakfast at the Cristallo was more than adequate and the dining room bright and fresh.The reception staff were great,very pleasant and very helpful.Altogether a good experience and I would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2011

We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights only. It's a nice hotel and we'd recommend it. The rooms are spacious, clean and homely. The bathroom is big enough, although on our second night we had no hot water which was the only drawback. The location is great. It is really easy to get to Venice via boat. A 2 day pass cost us 28 Euro though, so not the cheapest ride (if you're on a budget). But it is nice to come back to much quieter Lido after a day in busy Venice.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2011

The Hotel Cristallo is on the main street from the waterbus stop crossing the island of Venice Lido. Despite this, it is a quiet hotel, with small yet clean rooms. The buffet breakfast was acceptable, if a little limited in scope (no fruit), and the free in room internet worked fine. It's a decent choice if you want stay close to Venice on a budget, especially a little out of season when Lido is quiet. Reception was friendly and spoke English fluently and not bothered by the fact that a delay to my flight meant that I didn't arrive until 200am.
And if you miss the last waterbus from Marco Polo airport, you may be able to get a (road) bus to Piazzale di Roma in Venice, and then take the all night vaporetto that runs across to the Lido.

Room Tip: Rooms on the side are quiet
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
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Property: Hotel Cristallo -- Lido
Address: Gran Viale Santa Maria Elisabetta 51 | Lido, 30126 Lido di Venezia, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Lido di Venezia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Lido di Venezia
#6 Family Hotel in Lido di Venezia
#14 Romantic Hotel in Lido di Venezia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Cristallo -- Lido 2*
Number of rooms: 24
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