My cousin and I visited Venice on a very sunny weekend in June. We felt this hotel and it's location offered us a good balance between sightseeing around Venice and the lagoon islands with time to relax on the beach and catch some of the glorious sunshine. The hotel is undergoing update so where old decor still evident the place is tired. Once complete it will be fabulous. The breakfast is continental style and okay, you can even treat yourself to a glass of bubbly. If that's not to your taste, there's an excellent pattiserie round the corner selling fresh baked criossants, etc. There's free wifi in the hotel and they'll let you have a bike for an hour for free if you fancy a bit of an explore. The location is the real value of this hotel. It's on the lido which has a nice resort feel and more affordable places to eat and drink, yet only a short waterbus ride to all the main areas of venice itself. The hotel is on a quiet residential street a short walk between the waterbus / restaurants / bars and the beach. The hotel rents beach cabins with sunbeds but you can just sit on a towel next to the water for free if you choose.
Front desk staff very helpful and friendly. The rooms were fine. They were a little congested because you can either get a queen size bed which is made from two separate twin beds, or you can have two twin beds which are separated. However, this is a traditional Italian hotel. We did not eat at the Hotel restaurant, however it was beautiful. The picture that you see advertising the hotel with the red carpet in the front entry is a little misleading. It's not necessarily a red carpet, it's actually red netting which is ripped up and old looking up close. They need to work a little bit on the presentation of the exterior of the hotel. Additionally, their hotel is represented as being close to the Marco Polo airport. This was definitely not the case. We had to get up at 3:00 AM and take a one hour water taxi ride in order to get to the airport for a 6:30 flight back to the United States. We were not alone. There were other people who were also a little frantic about missing flights because of the distance between the airport and the hotel. However, overall if we had to go back to this hotel we would probably stay there again, assuming we didn't have to worry about early morning flights.
A great hotel, very friendly and helpful staff. Extremely conveniently located for the water bus into Venice which is only a few minutes on the boat, and also a 10 minute walk to the beach. A good buffet breakfast was provided. The room was clean and spacious. The only downside was that our room was at the front and the road was noisy at night.
We chose the Panorama because it is close to transport links into Venice but also a resort hotel. The location was superb. After a tiring day site seeing on foot round Venice in July's heat it was good to know that the shower was only a few steps from the place where the boat stopped.
Close by there are bars and restaurants with resort character offering a little look at Italian street culture. Good for an evening's relaxation.
I had high hopes of this hotel and the Lido and I was not disappointed by either.
Venice’s beach neighbor, Lido is 20 minutes from San Marco by waterbus. By the late 19th century it was the smartest bathing resort in Italy. Today, the 18 kilometer-long sandbar is still popular with families enjoying the warm Adriatic beaches. The glitzy Venice Film Festival is held in Lido every August - September.
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