This hotel was in a great location. It's a few minutes from the beach, and a deck chair, parasol and sun-lounger are included in the price if you book with Thomson. It's got a bus stop directly behind the hotel if you want to explore locally in either direction, and the stop for the extra-urbano Bus no. 5 to Punta Sabbione where you catch the ferry to Venice and the other islands is only a five minute walk further along the road in the direction of Piazza Nember. The open air bar is situated on the main shopping street so you can have a coffee or an elaborate ice-cream creation and watch the world go by. The restaurant next door does fantastic pizzas if you want a more substantial lunch so my husband would often go there while I had a delicious icecream from one of the many gelataria nearby.
The staff are all absolutely brilliant. So friendly, polite and helpful from the Management down to the lovely lady who kept our room (222) spotlessly clean. Everyone is doing their best to give you a good experience. We loved Roberto, our waiter. He could be so funny and he was absolutely brilliant with the children on the tables next to us. They all worked so hard, no days off in the busy periods and some days the waitresses were in the restaurant and other days they helped out in the kitchen. All of them pulling together working as an excellent team.
Some reviews have griped about the food but it was good and in some instances absolutely fantastic. Every evening after soup and salad courses there was a choice of starter pastas and risotto and when I didn't want one of the choices I was able to have a double portion of dessert instead. Really enjoyed their pork sweet and sour and the turkey down with honey and soy sauce. Could have eaten twice the amount just because it was so tasty. Did miss having potatoes and even chips occasionally but as Roberto explained, they try to serve only locally sourced fresh food and it's too dry to grow potatoes locally. There were vegetarian choices in each course, one soup,at least one pasta, one main course and most desserts so no problem if you were vegetarian.
The hotel has bikes if you want to go exploring. It's a good way to get around and see further along the coast as there's no hills to climb and when you want to stop and look round you just prop the bikes up against a tree and use the supplied bike lock to secure it.
It's a lovely hotel, full of surprises and quirky ornaments like miniature houses which are lit up at night. I would really recommend it to anyone seeking a relaxing base near a beach but still with dozens of shops and restaurants nearby. The pool was set in such a pretty garden, there's an outdoor/under canvas mini-gym on the patio overlooking the pool and a nice jacuzzi set above the pool. As always, everything kept immaculately clean and the plants were tended and flowers dead-headed to keep them looking beautiful.
Ways to improve it further? Tea and coffee making facilites in the rooms would have been nice, and the built-in wardrobes were barely sufficient although there was ample storage space for folded clothes. The in-room (and free) safes and fridge were a nice touch. There's a small greengrocer's almost directly opposite the hotel to buy soft drinks and beautiful juicy peaches and grapes so the fridge was very handy for keeping them cool.
Portion size could have been a bit more generous though we were never hungry when we had finished our meals, and a few potatoes would have been a welcome sight, as mentioned above.Drinks were pricey but you do get a discount if you book them to your room and pay in cash at the end of your stay.
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay here and would love to come again. Good food, great staff and beautiful hotel in excellent location - what more could we want? Well done and thank you to all the staff for making our stay really enjoyable.
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- Also Known As:
- Milton Romantik Hotel