The hotel is a typical three-star family-run Italian beach hotel. Its main advantage, in my opinion, is its location in the first beach line and in a calmer and less crowded part of Lido di Jesolo.
We stayed in the hotel for 7 nights in a Double front see-view room. The size of the room was declared in the offer that we got from the hotel to be 16 m² and it was so, I suppose, including bathroom. In other words, the room was tiny, but this is, we know, the normal size for this type of hotels in this part of Italy. The room was equipped with air-conditioning, flat-screen TV (NOT A GREAT CHOICE OF CHANNELS – PREDOMINANTLY ITALIAN, A COUPLE OF GERMAN, ONE ENGLISH) and ventilator under the ceiling. Air-conditioning seemed to be relatively new and functioned well, but it was problematic to keep it working during the night as it produced too much noise. There was no mini-bar (GREAT PITY!) in the room although there obviously was a place for it to be installed inside the desk. The room also lacked electric cattle and iron/iron desk. The furniture was very simple as regards design and badly selected to provide comfort for the guests. In the absence of any coach-table two clap-chairs were absolutely useless as was the desk below TV. The mirror on the wall was large but put too high to make its usage optimal...The hotel is a typical three-star family-run Italian beach hotel. Its main advantage, in my opinion, is its location in the first beach line and in a calmer and less crowded part of Lido di Jesolo.
We stayed in the hotel for 7 nights in a Double front see-view room. The size of the room was declared in the offer that we got from the hotel to be 16 m² and it was so, I suppose, including bathroom. In other words, the room was tiny, but this is, we know, the normal size for this type of hotels in this part of Italy. The room was equipped with air-conditioning, flat-screen TV (NOT A GREAT CHOICE OF CHANNELS – PREDOMINANTLY ITALIAN, A COUPLE OF GERMAN, ONE ENGLISH) and ventilator under the ceiling. Air-conditioning seemed to be relatively new and functioned well, but it was problematic to keep it working during the night as it produced too much noise. There was no mini-bar (GREAT PITY!) in the room although there obviously was a place for it to be installed inside the desk. The room also lacked electric cattle and iron/iron desk. The furniture was very simple as regards design and badly selected to provide comfort for the guests. In the absence of any coach-table two clap-chairs were absolutely useless as was the desk below TV. The mirror on the wall was large but put too high to make its usage optimal (I am 158 cm high and could see only my head and torso in it :).
The Wi-Fi is available in the rooms free of charge, but the connection is often very bad and the speed is slow.
On the balcony from which, I remind you, we were supposed to enjoy front see-view there were two plastic chairs and…nothing else. No table to put your drink on, no drying rack to hang your towels and bathing suits on. I think that such poorly equipped balcony is one of the main disadvantages of the room because in the hotels like this and especially when you take a room with a see-view you consider the balcony to be an integral part of the room and expect to spend a lot of time (in the evening, for instance) not inside, but outside the room – in the privacy of your balcony. Here this was not so much pleasant to sit on those cheap plastic and dirty (will say some words about cleanliness late) chairs without table.
There are mosquitoes in the area. So the anti-mosquitoes net installed in the balcony door-way was very helpful remembering that we did not use air-conditioning during the night and always left balcony doors opened.
The bathroom was also very small, with a standard set of sink, lavabo, bidet and shower-cabin. The place in the bathroom was obviously not enough because even I had problems with putting my legs somewhere while sitting on the toilet. My husband was simply unable to sit normally because of the wall of the shower-cabin (see pictures) – simply not enough space for legs. The water pressure in the shower was good. There always was hot water if you needed warmer shower. The bathroom was also equipped with a hair-drier.
Room-maids in this hotel did not seem to know well how to do their work. Twice during our short stay they came when we were in the room, got our comment that cleaning at the moment was not needed and never came back the same day when we were already out so that we had out room not cleaned. When it was cleaned they just did the bed and cleaned the floor a bit. I found spider-webs and dust every time after their cleaning (see pictures). Normally we did not need the towels to be changed, but once we left small hand towel on the floor expecting room-maids to change it. Instead of it they took away both of the hand towels with which we were initially provided and we never gave us any hand towels in exchange. They also never gave us soap or shampoo-sachets in addition to those we were given when we arrived although we used the soap and did not have any. As a result we went to a local shop and bought a bottle of shower-gel (probably seeing this they just decided we did not need hotel soap anymore:).
Special remark about cleaning the balcony. THERE WAS NO SIGN THAT THE BALCONY HAS EVER BEEN CLEANED! When we arrived the floor and chairs were very dirty – I cleaned the chairs myself to make them possible to sit on. There were thunderstorms and strong winds during our stay in the area. As a result there were a lot of pine needles and other dirt on the balcony every day. It was never removed, cleaned or whatsoever.
We had a half-board option so that we could have a breakfast and then choose if we tended to eat lunch or dinner. For breakfast there was a buffet including white bread-buns and precut pieces of brown bread, cornflakes, muesli and chocolate balls cornflakes, salami, ham and cheese, a selection of yogurts (different tastes including natural), butter, a selection of marmalades, cooked eggs, croissants, fresh (surprisingly poor quality – always underripe and not tasty) and preserved fruits, coffee from coffee-machine (acceptable), fruit juices (orange and pineapple) from a machine as well, a selection of tea bags (Lipton, different flavors). Microwave oven was present in contrast to a toaster. I know that some people could not imagine their breakfast without toasted bread. Here in the absence of both a toaster and toast bread you will be deprived of a possibility to enjoy your melting butter on a hot toast:).
For the lunch or dinner we normally had a so called salad buffet of cold and hot snacks and side dishes including a lot of vegetables. We also were served pre-ordered three course meals. To make our orders in advance we were given cards every day at dinner. Both salad buffet and food served by waitresses was very nice. Good portions, good quality products, good choice. Fish and sea-food was served very often which pleased us a lot. The portions of meat were rather on a stingy side. My husband – a great fun of fish – took grilled fish three times and complained about the taste all the time. It was dry in itself and too oily as to the mode of cooking. The lasagna which we had twice always had an overcooked sheets although the overall taste was good. There always was a choice of desserts including ice-cream (very tasty), cake, fresh fruits or other.
BE AWARE – NONE OF THE DRINKS AT LUNCH AND DINNER ARE INCLUDED!
That was probably the greatest disappointment about this hotel. We had to pay extra for all the drinks at our meals including water. Big surprise was the prices of those beverages as we were offered 1 l of mineral water for 3 EUR and the cheapest wine on the menu cost 10 EUR. We know the area and the country – traveled to Italy many times before. The same prices for your drinks you will have in Venice or other restaurants in the hotel’s neighborhood. We sincerely believe this is ridiculous. Because of these prices we felt that we were not welcomed and hospitably treated but simply made money on. We consider that including into the room price at least a bottle of water at the meal and a cup of coffee to compliment a dessert would have been a good solution, pleasant experience for the guests and would definitely not lead the business to bankruptcy. But the owners decided otherwise. In connection with this I recommend not to buy wines from the hotel – they are nothing special. There are two supermarkets at the vicinity of the hotel. There you will get a bottle of nice local wine for 4-6 EUR (Market Pineta di Pavan Claudio – Via Belgio 79; Colla Market-Supermerkato Punta Verde – Via Oriente 160). You will not be allowed to bring them with you and drink at lunch or dinner, but still I think that enjoying them after meals is a much better solution than to overpay twice or thrice buying wines from the hotel.
Coffee and other alcoholic drinks during the day are served at the hotel bar. The coffee is cheap and tastes good (1 EURO for an espresso), beer is too expensive and cocktails are prepared amateur-style. Rum with cola cost us 5 EUR with the amount of rum very carefully measured:).
Territory, location and outdoor facilities
The hotel has two pools – the bigger and deeper one for adults and a smaller one for children. The pools themselves did not look new or recently renovated. I cannot say if the size was enough for the number of guests as we never used pools – always went to the beach to bathe in the sea. We noticed that the number of sun-beds around the pools was sufficient – there always were free places.
The segment of the beach belonging to the hotel also generally was enough for all the guests who preferred sea to the pool – you were able to come to the beach at 11 or 12 and were always able to find a free set of an umbrella and sun-beds. The beach services are included into the hotel room-price which is a very-very good thing!
The sea is shallow for the first 20-30 meters off the shore. This is important and convenient if you have small children with you on holydays. When you enter the water there is a line of shells brought by the waves. Then there is a sand bottom.
The beach has a very long seaside promenade which goes for several kilometers along the sea. It is possible to reach the center of the town (Lido di Jesolo) going along this promenade. It will take you however approximately 30-40 minutes one way.
Although the hotel is located NOT in the center of Lido di Jesolo there are restaurants, bars and shops very close to it. If you need to go to the center, just take a bus (tickets to be bought in the kiosk across the main road – 100 meters from the hotel entrance, one-way ticket costs 1.30 EUR).
As to the out-door facilities in the hotel, they are again very limited and poor. The major disappointment I think is a play-ground for children. We noticed that the hotel is visited by many families with small children. One small swings and a tiny plastic slide look simply ridiculous under such circumstances.
If you travel by public transport you can get to the hotel from the train station Venezia Mestre taking first the bus going to Lido di Jesolo (the trip will take you approximately 45-50 minutes, one-way ticket costs 4.50 EUR), getting off at the final stop (Lido di Jesolo main bus station), and then taking a local bus going to the direction of Cortellazzo (one-way ticket costs 1.30 EUR).
If you come by air there is a bus which takes you from the Marco Polo Airport to Lido di Jesolo – again to the main bus station.
Taking into consideration the price we paid we would have been totally satisfied with the services if not for the additional payment for all the drinks at lunch or dinner and poor room cleaning. The food offered by the hotel is very good and abundant for the price. The location is very pleasant with no crowds on the beach, but close enough to the town center.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking