Just got back from a 10 day vacation in Venice.we stayed at the Ville del Lido on the Lido S.M.E. side of the lagoon. I chose the Lido because having stayed in Venice before, I found the Lido to be a much better option then staying in Venice. First the lido has taxi service to take you from the boat station to your hotel with luggage, in Venice unless you have a very expensive hotel that is easy to get to via water taxi, you have to carry your luggage to the hotel which can be challenging due to the many bridges one might have to cross The Lido is a smart choice to stay and unwind after the hussle and bussle of sightseeing in Venice, it is only a short Vaporetto ride from Venice, and there are many Vaporettos coming and going from the lido, We stayed at the Ville Del Lido, which was as comfortable as one can be, we had the 2 bedroom, 2 bath suite with a balcony across the street from the beach,and also a private terrace above our room with the stairs which lead to it inside our room, the beds were comfortable, our master bedroom had a master bath, and the other bedroom had another full bath in the hallway. Our unit had a kitchen, and refrigerator which we stocked shopping at the local supermarket called Conad, in the center of town where all the shops, and restaurants are which was a 10 minute walk from the hotel. In the summer you can spend time on the beautiful beach . The hotel staff spoke English and were very attentive to all our needs. We loved this hotel.