"Charming Friendly Family run with a personal touch"
We had a wonderful time and if we go to Venice area again, we would stay here. The place is as charming as it appears in the pictures. It is clean and well run. When booking look for breakfast included (if not you can pay for breakfast there) as it is worth it. The dining area looks like we are preparing to have a lovely tea (adorable), the service is great, and the food is too. There is an African Grey living there who has about another 92 or so years to go. Be sure to visit him, he is a nice boy. Our room was for four, which can be challenging to furnish with the smaller space they had to work with. However, we were quite comfortable and we enjoyed hanging out in our room with the shutters up watching a storm. Now the staff... you feel more like a very welcome guest in their spacious-many rooms-home than just dealing with polite staff doing their assigned job. The owner- the Mom/Wife (this is actually a family run business: Husband, Wife, and their sons, and friendly non family members too) doesn't speak English and we speak only a little Italian. Just the same, she greeted us warmly and made sure we had everything we need. When we checked out, I sought her out to say "grazie. il vostro posto è bellissimo" and was rewarded with a big smile and a hug. I would recommend this place to a friend.
Michelle from Minnesota USA
Hotel Villa Serena in Marghera is a cosy, family run hotel close to Venice and all the attractions of the Veneto region. …More
Fabulous location, couldn't be better placed to explore Venice and the Islands using the public water buses, including the night service.
We stayed in a twin room, en-suite which was cleaned daily with fresh towels provided and although the storage space is not huge, you must remember that this is a yacht after all and holdalls or small cases are advisable.
You are ensured a warm welcome from Nelli, the host, and the buffet breakfast is excellent with plenty to chose from, including cereal, fresh fruit, yoghurts, cheese, meats, croissants, rolls, cakes, coffee, tea and toast!
Hotels in Venice don't usually have outdoor seating areas so being able to sit on the deck in the afternoon sunshine was just wonderful and so interesting watching the ocean liners and cruise ships pass by. Should I visit Venice again I will definitely stay on the yacht again.
Sarah is a very modern boat, offers comfort and all the best technologies. It is very elegant and refined and also guarantees …More
I was impressed with what I got for my money. if, like me, you are priced out of the market for staying on the Venetian islands, I recommend this bed and breakfast. It's easy to find, and 10 mins walk (maximum) from Venice's Mestre train station. From there, trains go every few minutes to the islands.
My room was spacious and had everything I needed. Apparently there is also wifi - but I didn't have my laptop with me, so can't verify this. Everything was simple, adequate and clean. Oh - and the owner speaks good English. Overall, a great choice if you are a budget traveller.
charlotte from aberystwyth
Structure situated 150 meters away from the station of Mestre, attainable Venice in 10 minutes, in bus or train, comfortable …More
The hotel was an excellent choice for us. The rooms were a decent size and the bed comfortable. The fact it has free breakfast is a real bonus. The buffet breakfast catered for all requirements from salad to bacon and eggs. There were 4 of us travelling and we all thought the location was ideal as opposed to staying in Venice proper as while we were walking around there, we noticed that you needed a porter to carry your bags or drag them over the cobbled narrow streets yourself. Porters were available with trolleys but I don't know at what price.
The hotel is located opposite the Mestre railway station and is very easy and quick to get into Venice and just walk around. Tickets are available from reception and were only 1.25 Euros each way. We also took a train trip to Padua which is only 20mins away. The train station has a McDonalds for those who are interested as well as other snack and coffee shops.
We walked a few blocks up the road and had dinner at a local pizza place the first night. The hotel has an upmarket restaurant and a Bistro which is reasonably priced. We ate at the Bistro on our second night there and the food was very good.
The hotel seemed to be very busy while we were there.
First time in Venise, what an experience ; pefect location ( 20 min from the airport in taxi). Bell boy greets you on your arrival, amaizing art in the lobby. Rooms are a good size , huge bathroom all in marble . Close to everything to see.
This hotel has the best restaurant in Venise with a view on the Grand Canal, very romantic !!