I have just returned from Italy so want to thank my hosts in the Villa Ducale. The staff clearly love their work, and everyone was friendly and helpful.
Laura and Francesca stand out for me, as both speak excellent English, and know the area well.
The restaurant is highly recommended for evening meal. It's not cheap, but the fish is fresh and very well prepared. The bread is excellent. The room you dine in is the same one that we eat breakfast in out of season. I expect for wedding parties the large reception room is used.
The breakfast was very generous. There is hot food, eggs and potatoes; there are very tasty cold meats and cheeses; several types of cereal yoghurt and fruit salad. They had several types of local sweets and cakes in the week I was there. Bread is individually packaged, but that didnt appeal to me. I loved the cake that resembles a doughnut with custard in it. In Rome that is called cornetto alla crema.
The room was large enough for a double bed and furniture on either side. It was beautifully decorated. There were murano glass chandeliers in every room, and my ensuite was in porphyry marble. The bed was comfy and aircon was provided. The mosquito repellant was very welcome.
They thought of everything. I was very pleased with the single rate, particularly as I had a double bed.
The bus service was reliable and frequent, though on the return journey from Venice I found I was standing. It takes 40 minutes on the very appealing riverside which I enjoyed getting to know.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1884, by a Venetian nobleman, Count Giulio Rocca, Villa Ducale is situated in a magnificent park along the shores of the Brenta River. A mere 15/20 minutes from romantic Venice and ancient Padua, Villa Ducale offers an ideal starting point for discovering the Veneto countryside. Public buses stop right in front of the Hotel's gate and provide a direct service from Dolo to these two cities of art. Villa Ducale offers 11 rooms with high ceilings, frescoed walls, and warm wooden floors all furnished in pure Venetian style. Every room offers the comfort of a mini-bar, safe deposit box, mtv, direct line telephone, bathtub or shower en suite. All rooms offer views over the ancient park. Villa Ducale offers genuine Venetian cuisine in its restaurant. Free wi-fi for the guests. ... more less
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