Ratings based on 30 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Quaint and CharmingPosted Jun 6, 2013 on Hotels.com
Our budget prevented us to stay on the Venetian island so we chose a place on the mainland. The Riviera dei Dogi is located in the town on Mira, north-east of Venice. After a five minute walk to the bus stop, Venice is a 40 minute ride away. The staff spoke English well and gave transit directions well. The facility is quite dated, but is kept very clean. No swipe cards, but a key attached to a heavy metal-coaster-thing opens your room. There is no WiFi in the rooms but you do get free internet access in the common areas. Continental breakfast is included. The area is quiet in the day and at night there is very little to do in the immediate area. The hotel is flanked on both sides by restaurants but they close around 10:00 p.m. If money isn't an object, we would stay in the middle of the action on the Venetian Island but for around 60 euros and a mini tour of Mira, Hotel Riviera dei Dogi is not a bad alternative. Airport Transfer Tip: By bus from the airport: Take the bus to Piazzale Roma then from there take the Padova or Dolo Bus and tell the driver to get off the Mira-Porte stop. On the traffic light, take a left on Via Mocenigo heading south. Then make a right on Via Don Giovanni Minzoni. The hotel should be 100 meters ahead. (approximate travel time: 70 – 90 minutes)
for Couplesby Yelena
Rooms could use some serious improvementPosted Sep 5, 2012 on Hotels.com
Not bad, not great either. Location is a bit far from Venice, but if you have a car, it's not a problem. I believe there is also a but that takes you to Venice. The town it's located in is very charming and there is a wonderful restaurant rest door. The staff is super nice and friendly. Hotel is clean and the decor is nice. The room decor and condition is another story. The bed frame was so loose that if you bumped it walking by, it would wobble and hit the light switch next to the bed. Any movement on the bed would subsequently result in light being turned on, not to mention the noise. The bathroom was tiny, to say the least. It was the smallest shower I have seen in my life and you literally had to squeeze into it (two sliding doors). The toilet was right next to the shower, so no space there either. That part of the stay was extremely uncomfortable. I understand the concept of small space in Europe, but that was too small even for European standards.
for Everyoneby Yvonne from Sudbury, Ontario (Canada)
Close to Venice at a modest pricePosted Jun 6, 2012
Pros: Friendly staff.
Cons: No night life unless you're into soccer.
Location: 20Km from Venice.
Very quiet and safe neighbourhood. Bus stops and restaurants closeby. Breakfast is standard and priced accordingly. Locals are friendly and helpful. Canal nearby provides some entertainment value; either the Loch Ness Monster hiding there or that's a pretty big fish!
Not Recommendedby A verified traveler from Minnesota, USA
UncomfortablePosted Jul 11, 2011 on Hotels.com
We were in room on the ground level--the sidewalk was right next to our window so people walking by could look in unless we closed the shutters--making our room very dark. We asked for a different room, but the hotel was completely booked. The small shower did not drain well and flooded the bathroom floor. Breakfast was not appetizing--fatty ham, warm milk, yogurt, etc. The staff was helpful and friendly, though. The lady showed us where to get on the ferry to go to Venice. The ferry was easy to find from the hotel.
Not Recommendedby A verified traveler from London
Not a Hotel, a Bed and Breakfast... no restaurtant.Posted Jun 2, 2011
Had this glorified, old and dated Bed and Breakfast been closer to Venice, pricewise, but who wants to travel nearly 2 hours each day when they're on holiday? Who wants to have to leave much earlier than you want to just so that you can travel back to where you're staying and not miss the last bus? Who wants to be wearing the same clothes you have worn all day because your too far away from where you're staying? Who wants not to be able to take a shower before you go to eat in a restaurant? So, that is why I wouldn't recommend you staying at this 'hotel.' Was I told that I would be 34 Kilometres from Venice, when I booked? No, (misleading on page). I was told that by a taxi driver--I had to get a taxi during my 4 day trip to Venice, 50 Euro- because the boat just pulled off without me. I had asked if he was going to Venice where I could get the bus for my 45 minute journey, and he just said Venice was a big place and went. I had to wait for the next boat and consequently missed the last bus. I didn't find the pillows or the bed, particularly comfortable'.. I was glad that I wasn't overweight, I could never have got into the shower.. well I could have got in but I wouldn't have been able to have closed the door! And if you don't mind travelling for almost 2 hours a day and losing the best part of the evening getting back, not having a shower and wearing the same clothes all day in the heat, then that's fine. Better take some deodorant with you, though!
Recommendedby A verified traveler from UK
QuaintPosted May 27, 2011 on Hotels.com
The hotel service from staff was welcoming and cannot be faulted. First impressions of the room made you feel like you were staying in an actual piece of Italy. Just how I imagined what I would read in a romantic novel. The location was perfect for our stay as we had hired a car so that we can travel to Verona and Lake Garda as well as visiting Venice. The only negative comment I can write is that after the first night the room was not cleaned; well, we had our beds straightened, toilet rolls and towels were replaced but the floor was not to be desired. The electric sockets need to be looked at as when you touch them they move further into the wall and are not safe. Al in all, I would stay there again as the hotel was quaint. I would truely recommend the hotel to anyone that wants to stay and feel like you are staying in a little piece of Italia.
for Couplesby Dave from New York
Good hotel, poor serivcePosted Jul 19, 2010
Pros: Nicely maintained hotel, small and has a warm feel Cons: The A/C was weak, thick amount of dust flying around the room. No iroring board and iron and the breaks fast for 6 Euros was not worth it.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Alexandria, VA
Riviera Dei Dogi is a hidden treasurePosted Jun 2, 2010
this hotel was beautiful and set in a sleepy little town that was delightful to walk around in and enjoy the nice days. The staff is incredibly helpful and was a pleasure to deal with. I would definitely stay again if I get the opportunity to make it back to Mira.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Los Angeles, CA
The Riviera Del Dogi in Mira.Posted Apr 21, 2010 on Hotels.com
The hotel is in a good location in a "normal" italian neighborhood. It's approximately 14 km from Venice proper; however, there are numerous restaurants in close proximity to the hotel. The wireless internet was not accessible in the rooms on the 3rd floor so I had to use my computer in the lounge area on the first floor. I would definitely stay there again.
Not Recommendedby A verified traveler from Puerto Rico
I never go back to this hotelPosted Aug 19, 2009
The hotel is located to far for the center of the city. The room was unconftable, specially the bathroom and the air conditioner don't work properly.