Just come back from 7 days at the Ambasciatori and was a bit worried having read the reviews. However I needn't have been. The hotel is, as mentioned by other reviewers a bit past its heyday but it is spotlessly clean and the staff and very friendly and helpful and it's location is excellent. We asked for a high floor to try to minimise the noise from the street/bin emptying that takes place every morning and were given the top floor at the front (street facing) side of the hotel. The rooms this side (ending 15,16,17,18,19,20) are very small and it is well worth paying the extra 10 euros per night for a room at the back with seaview as they are much bigger. If you can get rooms ending 06 or 07 as they are the biggest of them all.
The rooms are basic but comfrotable with a free safe which meant my mind was at rest and that our valuables were protected. The shower in our original room (519) was excellent but the shower in the big room (206) wasnt up to much but hey you cant have it all!
Now on to the food. I didnt expect much as people had been quite negative about it in the reviews but i have to say it was excellent: hot, fresh, plentiful and varied, so unless everyone else on Trip Advisor eats at The Ivy every night you should be happy with the standard. However because people read trip Advisor they think they need to get to the buffet early or it will all be gone, and it now seems to have become a self fulfilling prophecy and everyone arrives on the dot and takes their starters, mains and desserts at the same time. Really if everybody was sensible and not greedy nobody would need to rush. I would say be sensible, there is enough for everyone, but dont turn up more than a quarter of an hour late!
The beach is beautiful golden sand and spotlessly clean, as is the water. The snack hut nearest to the hotel is reasonably priced (4 euros for delicious hamburger, 3 euros for a lovely cheese and ham toastie) and the pizza takeaway round the corner is 4.50 euros for a margarita which did us for lunch.
There are plently of shops/bars/restaurants/entertainment in the high street and a plaza with concerts most nights (singers/bands etc) so you should never be bored in Jesolo.
Venice was overcrowded as it was peak season, so we didnt get to see much and its too hot (for us anyway as partner is awaiting an operation on his legs)) to want to spend a day walking round and queuing up for things, so ashamed to say we only spent 2 hours there before we had had enough and went home.The bus to the port took 45 mins instead of 30 which meant we missed the connection for the boat and had to wait another 30 mins, then the boat took 35 mins to get to venice. We then had tickets for the Vaporetto which took s round the Grand canal and under the Rialton bridge and then we headed home. For us then it was the wrong time to go in many ways and we may go back in low season and stay for a couple of days to give ourselves enough time to do it justice.,
All in all then a great holiday so don pay too much attention to the reviews of this hotel, it was basic but comfortable and the staff and food and location made it a great holiday.
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- Also Known As:
- Ambasciatori Palace Hotel Jesolo
- Ambasciatori Palace Jesolo Lido