I had an overnight layover at VCE, so I chose this hotel after carefully looked for other hotels in the area. From the airport you can take bus #45 to the hotel. The bus only runs every hour. I took bus #5 to the first stop from the airport and then I connected with bus #45H to take me to the hotel. The entire trip took about 30 minutes. They sell the bus ticket at the airport for 6 euros . . . although it costs only 1.30 to ride back from the hotel to the airport! The bus drivers know where the hotel is located.
The hotel staff is very nice, however, the rooms are very small and definitely 2 star by the US Standards. These are probably the smallest rooms that I have seen in Europe. The shower is extremely small and it makes it hard to use it. The sheets and towels were immaculate. Everything seemed to bee very clean. The breakfast was good. The croissants, mortadella and the cheese were good also. They had boiled eggs, and a few other salty pastries. The sweet pastries did not seem to be very fresh. The orange juice is weak in color and ok in taste. The breakfast is up to par with a three star hotel in USA.
If you want to see Venice, take bus #19, which is on the left intersection of the hotel; it will take you to Piazza Le Roma. From there you can take the boat #1 (stops frequently) or boat #2 (stops less frequently) to the San Marcos Square. You can also walk to the square. I bought a 12 hour ticket for 22 euros which included the bus and the boat. If you want to buy souvenirs, exit at the casino station and head towards Piazza le Romma. There are plenty of shops that offer very good prices.
From the hotel to the airport the shuttle costs 15 euros. The staff will try to tell you that for the bus ride to the airport costs 6 euros. However, when I bought the bus ticket at the Tobaco shop across the street, it costed only 1.30 euro. You must scan the tickets in order to validate them. The bus #45 runs on every 32 minute of the hour and it takes about 15 minutes to the airport. The bus station is Pastrello.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Ducale Easily join-able, the Hotel Ducale offers to clients arriving by car a free parking, and we suggest to take advantage of it for your whole stay!Cyclists and motorcyclists are welcome!Quiet comfortable is the bus n. 19 that takes you directly to Venice-Piazzale Roma, in only 20 minutes, and also the connections to Venice-Mestre Railway Station, and to Marco Polo Airport, thanks to a good public transportation service.A shuttle service is at disposal of clients from the Hotel to Marco Polo Airport, to Treviso-Canova Airport and to the Port of Venice. For any information or reservation please ask at the Reception.We are located only 5 km from the Venice Casino in Ca’ Noghera, the casino where you can enter also wearing jeans and snickers! To get the free entrance tickets please ask at the Reception.The Hotel Ducale offers modern services in a pleasant and family atmosphere that satisfy exigent tourists and businessmen in a comfortable and quiet ambiance.Infact, family Sartori is a good reference point in the area for Italian and foreign tourists, since 1950.The Ducale Hotel has been recently and completely renovated, in accordance with European safety standards (ISO 2000).It has 47 rooms all equipped with modern comfort as private bathroom with shower (some with bath-tube), self air-conditioning and heating, LCD satellite TV with SKY channels also in foreign languages, safe, telephone with direct outside line, hairdryer.The Hotel offers furthermore, 24h24 reception (our staff speaks English, French, German, Spanish and … Venetian dialect), a 24h24 bar, a rich buffet breakfast with sweet and salt dishes, opened from 7.00 to 10.00 (but you can have a coffee and a croissant also at 5.00, if you are leaving so early!), the Risto-Pizza (opened from 7.00 to 10.00 pm) - 1 day off per week), free WiFi connection, Internet Point with printer at disposal of clients, possibility to send/receive faxes, elevator, air-conditioning/heating in all rooms and common areas.To make your stay in Venice as pleasant as possible, we are also at disposal for suggestions regarding excursions to discover Venice, if you have never been there, to deepen the knowledge of the city, if you have already been there, or discover the surroundings (as the Venetian Villas, other cities, the beaches or the marvelous Dolomiti!). For any other information or need, please do not hesitate and contact us!To verify availability and rates visit our web-site and the “Special Offers” page, you could find promotions, then proceed with the booking in a quick and safe way. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ducale Hotel Venice
- Hotel Ducale Province Of Venice, Italy