Very good option in Lido
Posted Jul 22, 2014 on Hotels
I was looking for a hotel in Lido to avoid crouds of San Marco and I was very satisfied with my stay. If you do not want spend your day on the feet, choose Lido as you your base and Albergo as you temporary home.
Staff was very welcoming, hotel was just in front of very good beach, my triple room was spacious enough and it was very clean. It was 1.5 km from vaporetto station. You may either walk or take a cab (8 EUR fix rate).
If you rent a cabin on the beach, ask if they discount for those staying in the hotel. Excelsior's beach offerred my 30-50% discount.
Breakfast was OK. Few cereals, ham and cheese, scrumbled eggs. Dinner in the hotel's restaurant was very good.
Hotel offers free boats to Murano but it is not a taxi. They bring you to the glass factory shop. Believe me local guys know how to sell you what you do not need.
Hotel may also offer you a taxi boat transfer to the airport. It could be 30 EUR dearer than if you rent a boat from the Lido main dock, but it would be exactly when you need it and just within 50 m from the hotel.
Overall very good hotel and I highly recommend it.