Helvetia Hotel Venice
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Helvetia Hotel Venice Reviews
Laid back in Lido Sep 25, 2011
This was a nice affordable (for Venice anyway) hotel in Lido just meters from the vaporetti stops to Venice. Breakfast was served on a back terrace that was quite lovely. The beds were OK, and the air-condition wonderfully freezing. Venice can get hot so that may be important to you. It was to me. The people at the desk were always willing to help us out with any questions we had. Since we had to leave very early for a flight and would miss breakfast, they were nice enough to make cappucinos for us at 4:30AM. It's those little things that really add up. Just an aside however- the hotel is on a main street that can get noisy. One night there was loud music below. So since I couldn't sleep, I just got dressed and went out to enjoy the fun!
Since I first wrote this review I recommended this hotel for my brother & his wife for their honeymoon. They liked the place too. Hopefully the next time I hit Venice I'll be able to stay here again.
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Helvetia Hotel Venice Overview
The hotel is superbly located on the main street of the Lido island. The Vaporetto stop is located 1 minute away and in 10 minutes guests can reach Piazza San Marco, the main square in Venice. Santa Lucia railway station is around 5 km from the hotel. Marco Polo International Airport is situated at a distance of approximately 10 km and Treviso Airport is roughly 40 km away.
This pretty hotel is just a canal hop from Venice, offering a break from the norm. It is brimming with Venetian flair and sophistication inside, while outside there is a lovely flower-filled garden where guests can enjoy al fresco breakfasts. Housed in a building which was built in 1920, 57 guest rooms are on offer. The air-conditioned establishment features a lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out service, a hotel safe, cloakroom, lift access, a TV lounge, bar and a breakfast room. For additional fees guests may take advantage of the WLAN Internet access, room and laundry services and the car park. Guests may hire bicycles on site.
All rooms come with modern comforts including a private bathroom with a shower, bathtub, or both, hairdryer, shaving points and towels. The rooms also provide guests with cotton sheets, a bathroom courtesy line, satellite TV, individually regulated heating and air conditioning and original vintage 50's ceiling fans. A safe is available at the reception desk. Furthermore, a direct dial telephone, WLAN Internet connection, smoke detectors, mood lighting, double or king-size beds, windows that open and a balcony or terrace come as standard.
Sun loungers and parasols may be hired on the beach. The golf course in Alberoni is some 7 km away.
A continental breakfast buffet is served each morning.
All major credit cards are accepted, including American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and VISA, as well as cash. Cheques are not accepted.
How to get there
From Piazzale Roma or Santa Lucia railway station, take boat lines 1, 2, 51, 61 to Lido. From the Tronchetto car park a ferry boat leaves every hour. From Piazza San Marco take boats 1, 2 and 51. The travel time is 10 minutes. From Venice Marco Polo Airport guests may take the Alilaguna shuttle boats.
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