My wife and I stayed in Venice a couple of years ago and we vowed to return at some point and stay in the "locality"..So for our 40th this year we settled on our first trip to Lido di Jesolo. My wife trawled through tripadvisor and other web sites in a search for a hotel and eventually settled on the Villa Sorriso.
The booking was made direct to the hotel by email which was very quick and efficient.
Amazingly no deposit was requested so we didnt have any hassle with money transfers etc.
We had a very early flight out of Gatwick that got us into Venice Marco Polo airport quite early,..I had pre arranged a car to transfer us from the airport to the resort. The drive was about 40 mins and the driver got us right to the front of the hotel with no problems.
Being early we anticipated not being able to have our room until later in the afternoon but on checking in we were delighted to be told the room was ready for us. We had booked a sea view room which we got but the hotel actually gave us a family suite so we ended up with 2 fridges, 2 tv's and bags of room. We had a balcony with table and chairs and 2 sun loungers with fantastico views over the beach and sea beyond. The room was spotless, the bed very comfortable, all the linen and towels of excellent quality..there was a/c if needed..a safe.. and plenty of wardrobe and cupboard space for all my wifes clothes!!
The hotel has direct access to the beach, you just have to cross over the public footpath and step onto the sand. There is no vehicle access along this path,..thus no noise which made for a good nights sleep during the whole duration of our stay. The hotel has its own beach furniture which is free for guests as are the beach towels. The only bugbear is the constant stream of hawkers trying to sell you real fake copies of bags,watches etc, however, a polite no thank you sends them on their way. The beach is "lifeguarded" with a tower just by the hotel beach space.
Back to the hotel,..the breakfast was superb, all the usual fare but always fresh and superbly presented. Eggs to your liking plus bacon was always a request away then cooked fresh.
Without exception all the staff where friendly and very helpful,.we double checked at reception about the route into Venice via public transport i.e how to buy and get the tickets etc.
They said leave it to us, indeed they bought the tickets for us with no surcharge. Great service.
The hotel has a very central position at Lido di Jesolo,..there are plenty of really good restaurants easily within walking distance of the hotel.
Shopping is also excellent, my wife was in "Shoe/Bag Heaven".
To sum up I think you can tell that in our opinion this hotel was a gem of a find and as such I cannot recommend it highly enough.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Boutique Hotel & Residence Villa Sorriso is a 4 star hotel situated on the seafront in the center of Lido di Jesolo, Venice. A the right balance between the services of a large hotel and a private home. The structure enjoys panoramic sea views and offers various types of accommodation equipped with LCD satellite TV, telephone, air conditioning, heating for low season, safe, wifi access, minibar and private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer. In the morning, during the high season, at the "Belvedere" terrace on the third floor is served buffet breakfast. Bar and restaurant. Guests can relax on the private beach with umbrellas and sun beds, indoor heated swimming pool and spa with sauna, turkish bath, solarium and relaxation beds, beauty and massage service, rent a bike on site to explore the surrounding area, play golf at The Golf Club Jesolo the club , or go horseback riding, nearby. There is also a private parking. ... more less
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