We booked this hotel for our summer holidays in Venice because a breakfast was promised, reasonable priced and not far from Venice. However, when we arrived to Venice and tried to get to the hotel, all people we asked have sent us directly to Dolo, which is 25 km from Venice. When we arrived to Dolo, and searched for the hotel, we were told that it's about 1 km from Dolo, on the way back to Venice. So as we couldn't find any bus service close by, we went by foot back to the hotel, with our luggage and painful legs.
IT WAS A CHALLENGE! It turned out that it is not 1, but 3 km distance! Because it was evening, bus stops were well hidden, so we just saw flying by buses and no people around to ask.
However when we at last arrived to hotel, we received nice welcome at reception and were relieved to stay in the cool room with tiled floor and conditioner.
Room was excellent, everything in the room gave us an image of old Italian traditional chambers for noble people, with gold drapes and featured headboards and side tables. This was happily combined with modern technology like conditioner, fridge, classy bathroom and all appliances.
However, there were no any tea facilities in the room and wardrobe could be a less squeaky. Moreover, the breakfast included only one croissant with jams, juice and half cup of coffee, and all additions would cost you another £6 p/p. So we just bought muesli and milk in the town shop and enjoyed by our normal breakfast.
Nevertheless, we were charmed by hotel owner, nice and intelligent lady with extended knowledge about where to go and what to do around. She provided us with information on all our requests and was very interesting to chat with her.
Bus service is a bit challenge on this road as you have to have ticket before boarding, but Tobacco shop was closed and no other place to purchase tickets except of Venice (25 km) or Dolo (3 km).
Additionally we were very nervous to miss our stop on the way from Venice in the darkness as there is no sign or information when to get off the bus for the hotel. Drivers were not helpful too.
However in general, after we rented a car and got familiar with the place, the hotel and staff were more than you would expect. We even received room service with full breakfast with no additional charge, thanks to owner.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Villa Gasparini is located along the Riviera del Brenta, between the historical cities of Padua and Venice, bus stop in front of the hotel and boat stop to St. Mark's at 8 kms far. The hotel was built in the 18th century by the ancestors of the owners, the noble Venetian family of the Gasparinis. The Palazzetto(literally 'little palace'), which used to be a noble summer mansion in the past, was renovated and converted into a hotel in 2006. Renovation works were carried out with the objective of maintaining the true spirit of its glorious past and the charm of its family ambiance. Today the hotel can offer 15 rooms, each of them representing a perfect combination of Venetian classicism and modern comforts: the ideal place to spend some quality time, relax and enjoy Italian art. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gasparini Hotel Dolo
- Hotel Villa Gasparini Dolo, Italy - Province Of Venice