Best Western Plus Hotel Bologna,  Venise

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Via Piave 214, 30171, Venezia, Italy - See map
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Located close to the station, the Best Western Plus® Hotel Bologna has been recently refurbished and provides spacious, modern rooms. The elegant restaurant serves quality Venetian cuisine (closed during August). The Best Western Plus® Hotel Bologna is only 10 minutes via train from Venice. Our amenities include a concierge, safe deposit box, valet laundry services, babysitting services, meeting facilities, fax and photocopy services, foreign currency exchange, cable television and 24-hour room service. Enjoy your stay.

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  • 5
    « Clean, quite, very affordable and excellent location »

    We choose the hotel as it was vey near to train station (just accross the street) and very near (3 mijutes walk) to shutle bus service to Marcopolo Airport. We stayed two niights in late April 2018 The rate in Mestre is about 30-40% less than near Venice Santa Lucia train station (in the island). Train to and fro the islandbfrom mestre is very frequent and many. The room was spacious and clean plus we were provided with hotel slippers Breakfast was plenty to choose from.

    1
    « Excellent »

    Excellent location right across the street from the train station making for very easy travel to the island and other cities. Hotel was clean and rooms were roomy and well lighted. Hotel staff provided excellent service, allowing us to check in early because I was so tired from long trip.

    5
    « 5 star staff »

    Apart from the hotel being in a great location, across the street from the station and easy access to Venice 2.60 Euros return and a 10 minute journey and one or two nice eating places nearby. My highlight of the holiday was the bar staff, Moris, Daniel and Egor who were a credit to the hotel and made our holiday and stay so pleasant. All the staff were exceptional. If you stay at this hotel make sure you do not get room 143, it is a lovely room and my wife and I had no faults with the room itself except it is right over an entrance to the rear and every morning around 6am they wheel laundry trolleys through and it sounds as if they are going over cobblestones, so an early morning call was in order. What else can I say but I really enjoyed it.

    3
    « Opposite train station »

    Room was large and well equipped, had fridge and safe . Spacious bathroom with power shower and bath . Staff friendly, glass of prosecco with free snack ( pizza ) 3.50 Euro . Easy access to station opposite hotel, under 10 mins into Venice . Negatives , aircon was switched off, I usually book hotels specific to them having aircon so was slightly perturbed by the fact I couldn't use it . Be vigilant there are pickpockets that hang around the train station.

    5
    « Very nice hotel for the money »

    We arrived rather late by train from Bayeux. We were quite happy to see the hotel right across the street from the station. The rooms are very nice and spacious. the staff is very helpful and friendly. For 2 euros you can take the train to Venice or if you buy the pass for unlimited vaporetta rides for the day, the bus to the island is included in the cost. You might have to stand on the bus as it was crowded but it was not difficult at all to use this option. We were just in Venice for the day so the proximity to the train station was a real plus for us.

    5
    « Perfect location! »

    Great location. Just 2 min. walk to the train station. 2 euros gets you to island of Venice. Hotel doesn't look like much from outside but the staff is very helpful and friendly. The rooms were clean and had everything we needed. The AC was off because it wasn't the season yet. We used the hotel for sleeping only. Didn't spend much time there. They let us keep our bags safe while we walked around Venice. Which is amazing!!

    4
    « Nice Room & Great Breakfast for 7 Euro »

    The hotel is right across from the train station, and a short walk to the local airport bus. If you walk to the shopping district be aware of the local hoodlums that hang out in front of the apartments. Watch your wallet and purses. Not the best area to walk through, but it seemed safe enough during the day. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. We had trouble printing our boarding passes and the woman (wish I knew her name) at the front desk worked with us for over 30 minutes to get it done. That's what I call great customer service. The 7 Euro breakfast buffet was very good. Don't waste time trying to look around to save a few Euro and go with it. You won't be sorry.

    3
    « No air con, noisy nights and no electricity. »

    We used this hotel as our base when visiting Venice, the hotel was very clean and staff were friendly. The hotel is in a perfect location for the train station and it is very easy to get into Venice. On our first morning at the hotel the electricity had been turned off for maintainence, meaning I was unable to use the hair dryer and the breakfast was limited. Not sure why the hotel decided to turn off electricity when people need to use it the most. My other complaint is that the hotel don't turn their air con on until May, meaning the hotel rooms were boiling hot. We had to have our windows open all night but unfortunately we're woken up many times through the night with shouting from the kitchen and noisy deliveries to the hotel. Wouldn't stay here again.

    4
    « Convenient and Comfortable »

    The hotel was perfect for what I needed. Location: The hotel is two steps (literally) from Mestre station's main entrance - this was important because I made trips into Venice and away to Bologna and Padua (Padova) during my stay and it was very convenient to be nearby. It also costs only 1.30 Euros one-way into Venice and takes 10 minutes on the train (all trains to/from Venezia Santa Lucia station stop at Mestre), which I think is excellent value (especially if you compare prices with hotels in Venice itself). The station has a good convenience store too for water and snacks. The hotel is also only 3 minutes walk from the bus stop for the airport shuttle bus. I have read on TripAdvisor forums about the station-end of Via Piave being very dodgy, but have not found this a problem during my week there and did not notice any unsavoury characters - even though I was returning sometimes in the late evening/early night (sometimes around 2300). The Restaurant: The food at the restaurant is the other stand-out feature of the hotel. It had a solid small menu of staples, on top of which were daily specials. I tried the restaurant on the first evening, and returned several times when I felt too tired to venture further after a busy day as the food was unexpectedly excellent. The daily specials are worth checking out, and there is a delicate touch with the seasoning and the chefs clearly respect the ingredients. The wines too were delightful, and the service was lovely. My only gripe is with the bread - rock hard and stale - but then why fill up with bread when there's the food? There is also a discount for hotel guests. The room: I had a large and spacious room with lots of natural light, and an immaculate bathroom. The only negative is the wifi, which is reliable, but extremely slow - I'm glad I didn't spend enough time in the room to use the internet much. However, there are building works in other parts of the hotel, so perhaps ask for a room in the new wing? It was a thoroughly enjoyable stay, and I will be booking another stay here when I return to Venice next year.

    5
    « Fantastic Stay »

    We visited this for two nights as we visited several areas of Italy. The location first of all is fantastic, a 2 minute walk from the train station, 20 minutes into the piazza and five minutes from a large supermarket (Spar). Checkin was a pleasure, the staff are fantastic, they spoke English very well which helped but they just genuinely came across as helpful and keen to ensure you had a great stay. We were given a map of Venice and Mestre which were very useful and headed to our room. Due to the location we didnt think there would be a view which was right, but we had a bottle of processco in an ice bucket to celebrate our arrival which fantastic. There was some work being done on the hotel to improve it but they hid this well inside the hotel and we didnt hear the work being carried out. We headed into Mestre on the evening, we didnt find too much to do but we were there mainly to go to Venice the next day. Breakfast a delight. The choice is brilliant especially for the price. From hot meat and eggs, cold meat and cheese, cakes, pastries, american pancakes and more. Keeps you going till the evening. Trains are a bit manic to Venice they were packed! But the cost saving is worth staying in Mestre. Costs about 1.30 Euro each way. Rooms great size, comfy. Couple of English TV stations, minibar, room service and more. Would recommend for anyone planning on visiting Venice - trains dont stop till about 11pm. And for anyone visiting Lake Garda or Verona too.

  • 3
    « Maybe not what you'd expect from a 4-star hotel »

    The front desk clerk on arrival was very friendly, though she gave us only one room key, despite the fact that we had booked a room for two persons and that the two of us were in front of her. I asked her "can we get a second key?", to which she only replied "Yes", with a tone that seemed to mean "OK, why not". It seems weird to me to give only one key to two guests, and I've never seen that in other hotels. We arrived at 11pm, after a flight from abroad, and wanted to eat something before going to our room. We knew it was too late for the restaurant, but thought we could eat at the bar, which is supposed to close at midnight, according to the hotel website. When we arrived at the bar, the bartender said that the bar would close at 11pm. He paused for a second, probably realizing that it was exactly 11pm, and added "at 11:30pm". In other words, they wanted to close the bar as soon as possible, but we were allowed to stay and eat something. They only had sandwiches, that were quite good and cheap (14 euros for 2 sandwiches and 2 soft drinks). The room we were in looked like a school canteen and was not pleasant. I didn't expect this after seeing the pictures of the nice lobby on the hotel website. The sandwiches were not really enough, but we didn't order more because it was obvious that the staff couldn't wait to close the bar. We then went to our room. It was a junior suite, quite big, in perfect condition, and very clean. The decoration was poor, it almost looked like a hospital room. I know this hotel is not very expensive, but the decoration seemed exaggeratedly basic to me, even for this price. The other Best Western in Mestre (Best Western Plus Quid Hotel Venice Airport), which is cheaper, seems to have nicer rooms (according to the pictures on their website, at least). Even though the room was a junior suite, it had no couch. Only two plastic chairs. The room felt very cheap, not cosy at all. The only thing to eat in the minibar was 40 grams of peanuts. Nothing more. The official website of the hotel states "24-hour room service", but it seems to be a mistake, they have no such thing. So even though we had booked for two days, we decided to cancel the second night and find a better hotel for the next day. I went to the front desk and was able to cancel the second night without fee, probably because we had a refundable rate. I was not asked why I wanted to cancel the second night, so I said nothing. The breakfast was surprisingly good for the price (5 euros per person). No fresh fruits as I've read in another review, only fruits in syrup. But definitely very good for the price, with a decent choice of items. I give 3 stars only because of the poor decoration and the terrible bar with falsely advertised closing time. But it you don't care about such things, this hotel can be an excellent choice, with a really reasonable price, and perfectly clean rooms.

    5
    « Excellent hotel: renovated and location »

    Great hotel just 100 ft from train station, and 10 minutes from Venice. Nice, clean and great staff. They are renovating now (March 2018) and rooms are clean and new. Wifi included, small restaurant inside hotel.

    4
    « "Perfect location" »

    We booked 4 rooms in this hotel for the period of 21-23 March 2018. First the location. Location is perfect. It is only 2 minutes walk to Mestre station. Which is only 1 stop away from Venice island itself. In fact we did calculations: From this hotel all the way to San Marco square will take only 22 minutes in the evening (Private boat taxi and train ride included) So perhaps this is the perfect location for Venice anyway. The central Mestre is only 20 minutes relaxing walk. Which is also pretty looking town as well. Around the area there are many shops, restaurant and most importantly cellular shops selling Italian prepaid SIM for tourist. From this hotel to airport will take 30 minutes drive. The room is very nice. Spacious, with marble floor bathroom and wood panel floor for the room itself. With nice soothing lighting and high ceiling, I found it its nice place to rest. The hard bed helps also. The bathroom is spacious with nice shower and very nice soap dispenser. American breakfast is available for 5 Euro in the morning. The staffs were okay. Not really friendly, but I dont interact with them too often anyway. In conclusion, this is really nice property overall. Will certainly back when the time comes.

    5
    « one of the best hotel I ever stayed in Mestre ! »

    ??Mestre???????, ?????????????, all the stuff in the reception are so cute, especially : Elena, Mrko,Barbara and Jessica. you can see that they do enjoy working with people and make the customers feel wellcome all the time ! I would love to be back in this hotel again !

    5
    « Excellent choice, perfect location. »

    Best Western Plus Hotel Bologna turned out to be an excellent choice for our summer trip to Italy. Just 1 minute walk from the train station and 10-15 minutes from Venice either by train or by bus (the bus stops are just outside the train station). The room was comfortable, clean, with a big bathroom with amenities and soundproof. It also had a very good breakfast with variety of choices. Perfect for everyone like us who wants to use the train to continue their tour in Italy after visiting Venice.

    3
    « Excellent hotel but ... »

    The hotel is excellent, located in Mestre across the road from the rail way station and bus terminal. The hotel was clean and staff friendly and helpful. Venice by train is just 10 minutes away and cost about 1.3 euro for one way trip. Milano is 2-3 hours by train. Walking to Mestre center took about 20 minutes. While taxi from Macro Polo airport took about 25 minutes and cost 35 euro. The area around the hotel had a few good restaurants, supermarkets, and cafes. The hotel breakfast was good and cost only 5 euros. The reasons I gave 3/5 rating are: - The room was very very hot (outside temp was 0 C). We had no way of controlling the heat in the room and after complaining to the reception temp slightly improved but still it was too hot and we had to open the window. I noticed that several other rooms opened the windows also. - the hotel is located on the main street of the train station and it was very noisy day and night. - In the hotel ground floor on the station side there is a cafe which was located under our room and whenever someone smoked the cigarette/cigars smoke got into the room.

    5
    « The best »

    This hotel is one of the best in the Mestre area. Directly opposite the train station into Venice for 1.80 euro who wants to pay high prices in Venice for a hotel that won't beat the Bologna. The cafe, restaurant, and bar all to die for and the staff I could not fault from receiption to the cleaning staff all amazing thank you keep up the great work.

    5
    « Italian Design Palace »

    A de luxe pearl facing Mestre Central Station surrounded by a friendly staff and a comfortable room, fitted w/ several items and objects smartly created as masterpieces; excellent breakfast, competent dinner staff and a very sympathetic reception staff: Miro

    4
    « Surprised and Impressed »

    This hotel is very convenient because it's right across from the rail station. I have to admit, when we were crossing the street towards the hotel, I stopped and said, I'm not staying there! The outside looked kind of shady and I'm a proud a hotel snob. I'm glad I didn't revel against my brother-in-law who made the reservation because I was pleasantly surprised. The room was a family room we shared with my mom and we had plenty of privacy. Everything was super clean and the bathroom was BIG. They gave us tickets to the train for Venice and arranged for ticket to the opera for us. The breakfast was excellent. Since the rail station was across the street, it made it very easy to go to Verona and other towns near Venice.

    4
    « We visited Venice in September 2017 and stayed in Mestre, where hotels are cheaper and easier to reach »

    I booked this hotel searching for a good hotel within easy reach of the rail and bus stations in Mestre, to have fast access to Venice and Marco Polo Airport. I wouldn.trecommend it to people who want to be right where the action is or are not comfortable with public transportation. Hotel is just across the street from the rail station and bus stops, in a superb location. The bus will take you to Venice Piazza Roma Station in 15 minutes, and you can use the same travel card for all transport in Venice, including the vaporetto (water bus). The neighborhood itself is a little desolate, with few or nonexistent restaurants around. We used the hotel restaurant several times, and it was a very good one with good prices and breakfast was excellent, with a very reasonable price of 5 Euro. Everything was always clean and spotless. I had reserved a suite because cheaper and smaller rooms were already gone, and it was splendid, with a very nice bathroom, a sitting room and a big bedroom. Staff personnel was attentive and very efficient, you can buy the Venice transport pass at the front desk. i highly recommend staying in Mestre instead of Venice itself, it's cheaper and you don't have to drag your suitcases around Venice, where everywhere you go is either via narrow and crowded cobblestone streets or waterborne.

  • 5
    « Best Western Bologna in Mestre Jan2018 »

    Beautiful hotel; huge, tasty and delicious breakfast; room very quiet, large and comfortable. The temperature during the night was very good. The personnel was kind. One of the best ever seen from my side. Very close to the main rail station.

    5
    « Excellent on everything! »

    I stayed in this hotel for almost three months for business and I have got a really good service from all the hotel facilities: excellent communication and skillful support from the reception desk, excellent cleaning service at the room and excellent restaurant which is included into the same building. The breakfast is really good and plentiful, and the service team is outstanding to provide the best bespoke requests to the international guests.The hotel is just in front to Mestre railways station, in a fantastic position to reach Venice in a 15minutes by train. I'll be back in the future, many thanks to the staff for my staying.

    4
    « Top location for a trip to Venice »

    The hotel is located directly at the train station Venice Mestre and you are in Venice in just a few minutes for under two euros per person. That makes the hotel perfect for a trip to Venice if you are looking for a cheaper alternative to the expensive hotels located directly on the island. Also it is easily reachable from the airport via bus (around eight euros per person) or - if you prefer a more exclusive transportation - with taxi for around 40 euros. The trip takes around 20 minutes. The hotel itself is nice, clean and very modern furnished - only the windows are not that thick so that you can hear the cars and trains in the night, if you listen closely. But that's of course always the downside you have to take if you want a centrally located hotel. The staff is nice, service-oriented and multilingual. The breakfast is diverse and adequate - if you travel with a group you should reserve a table beforehand. The hotel bar is public and offers a variety of drinks and snacks. Altogether: very recommendable.

    4
    « Good location to visit Venice »

    The hotel is just 2 minutes' walk from the railway station, so we could visit Venice easily without using our car. The rooms are tidy and clean. Fair choice for the price we had to pay for the accomodation.

    4
    « Spacious, clean and well designed »

    Located next to transportation main hubs: bus and trains station. Well designed and modern hotel. Spacious rooms, clean and with a simple but nice breakfast. Friendly staff at reception, warm and helpful.

    4
    « Good hotel, right across the street from the train station. »

    We were booked into this hotel by our travel agency, prior to leaving on a cruise. It is reasonably priced, clean, and handy to the train station that takes you right into the heart of Venice. Our suite was a bit quirky - set up for a family, rather than a couple, and lacked reading lights and comfortable seating in the living area - had an extra bed instead, with bright overhead lighting as the only option.. The couple that was with us had a much better suite that had a normal living area. A very nice restaurant is right in the hotel, where we enjoyed an excellent dinner and an extensive breakfast buffet for only 5 Euros the next morning. We would certainly consider returning to this hotel if we ever return to Venice, but would make sure that we got a regular suite.

    4
    « Modern hotel in convenient location for Venice »

    We stayed for two nights and were impressed with the standard of accommodation and service. This hotel is opposite Mestre station so easy access to Venice (1 or 2 stops by train) and also the airport shuttle stops by the station so easy and low cost travel is possible. It is a modern hotel and quite 'clinical' in appearance and thus lacks character, but otherwise a good choice for a night or two. The staff are very helpful, it is not expensive and the breakfast offers good choice. We chose to eat out so can't comment on the restaurant other than breakfast was decent and drinks comparable in price to most hotels. The wine we had was very good and generous measures of spirits offered decent value too. Wifi was free but intermittent however 3G mobile signal was fine. TV has a couple of English news channels and rooms are spacious and clean. Rooms also have kettles and hair dryers. The area around the hotel is not the best visually and there is quite s lot of road noise but with windows closed this was not an issue. I would recommend this hotel purely on convenience if you want to visit Venice on a budget.

    5
    « Back again for 10 days! »

    I have to say that this hotel is my favorite in all of my travels! My 6th time and the room, the restaurant and most importantly - the customer service! Everyone is pleasant, helpful, kind and treat you like family! Thank you to the team at BW Bologna! You make every trip the best!!!

    5
    « Excellent hotel, friendly staffs »

    This hotel is located opposite to Mestre train station. Bus stop is nearby. We bought a three days pass from hotel which costs 40 euro and good for bus and ACTV. Room is big. Breakfast is good with lot of choices. Hotel staffs are friendly. they help us to book taxi to cruise port.

    5
    « Excellent hotel, great location! »

    We stayed at this hotel October 9, 2017 through October 12, 2017. First, it's a very nice Best Western hotel, clean rooms, comfortable beds! We were a party of 4, including me, my wife and another couple (two good friends). All of the staff were warm and friendly, eager to make our stay the best it could be (and we appreciated this). Breakfast was nice, too! Second, the location is hard to beat and you really should consider staying here! Why, you ask? Well, we debated staying at a hotel or B&B right in Venice while we were planning our trip. But after booking our flights we were faced with a very early flight home, which meant we had to head to the VCE airport at 4:30am. Ugh! If we'd stayed in Venice, we would have had to deal with trying to get off the island(s) and to the airport at an ungodly hour, so staying on the mainland made sense, where we could simply schedule a taxi pickup, instead of staying in Venice. At the same time, we also wanted easy access to Venice. Others had written about this hotel, its convenient access to Venice, thus we took a lesson from them. They weren't wrong! You see, Mestre is maybe 10 minutes by train from Venice. The hotel in Mestre is literally across the street from the train station folks! Almost every train going to Venice from anywhere in Italy has to go through Mestre. This means there is a train leaving for Venice about every 5-10 minutes! Seriously, you grab your backpack in the morning, head out the door, cross the street, grab a train, and in minutes you are walking around beautiful Venice! And you saved yourself some bucks! The trains run until 11pm at night, so staying in Venice after the day-trippers have gone home is easy. We will be back to Venice and when we go we'll stay in the Best Western Bologna Hotel again, for sure!

  • 4
    « Great location »

    We stayed in this hotel for visiting Venice. Great location in Mestre, just in front of the train station. Staff was friendly and helpful. Facilities were comfy and modern. The bar of this hotel was good, not much variety but fairly reasonable. Restaurant was expensive but good quality. Overall, I do recommend this hotel due to location and staff.

    5
    « Superb proximity from hotel to Mestre train station »

    Superb location from hotel to the train station, which is directly opposite the street. Hotel has a restaurant that offers nice spread of breakfast. Visitors just hop on the train for EUD1,50 per trip to get to Venice. The Hotel Reception Staff required some engagement & motivation before ?warming up? to share tips in traveling within Venice.

    5
    « Incredible staff who make the difference »

    Transiting from Sweden and leading to Cambodia for research work, I found and incredible place served by extraordinary professional, knowledgeable and people-centered staff. Room design of high quality, with excellent spacious bathroom. Perfect internet connection in the room. I accessed also an excellent dinner late at night at the lounge bar (thanks to Mr. Lino and Mr. Moris). Mitigating overcrowding at breakfast peak time is probably asking too much.

    5
    « Perfect location ... »

    Just finished my second stay at Best Western Hotel Bologna ... loved it! The front desk staff is friendly and efficient, the bar & wait staff are friendly as well and will remember you from day one. The breakfast is a perfect way to begin your day. The rooms are spacious and clean with friendly housekeepers too. But the best part of this hotel is the location ... across the street from the Mestre train station, which is literally 7minutes into Venice. I cannot recommend more strongly to stay at this hotel rather than going into Venice and dragging your bag across the cobbled streets, on & off the boats, through the hoards of people! This hotel is perfect for those with a car as it does have parking. We drive into the hills of Veneto to explore the towns during the day and then in the evening when Venice calms down a bit and the visitors go back to the cruise ships, it becomes a magical time to explore Venice and have a relaxing meal.

    2
    « overpriced, bad food »

    needed to spend a night near VCE airport due to flight cancellation. This hotel was a 45 Euro cab ride from airport, very expensive, 360 Euro for one night. Room plain, clean, no bathtub as requested. Very far from city centre and other facilities. Hotel restaurant food dreadful, other diners returning their food

    5
    « Global Hospitality »

    Excellente hospitality beyond service, comfort and quality. The location close to Venice, Public transportation, Bars, Restaurants, Retail and Airports and Infrastructure allows you to move or stay as long as you wish. The combination and integration of an Hotel, Lounge, Conference Center and Restaurant makes this location very unique.

    4
    « A very good, economical choice to visit Venice »

    This hotel is located right across the street from the main train station, so it is optimal from traveling from the rest of Italy to Venice and from Mestre to the center of Venice. It is less than 6 miles from the Grand Canal or the Rialto. It is modern, clean, with spacious rooms, modern bathrooms. It has a couple of restaurants and a bar and offers an excellent breakfast buffet. There is parking, free Wi-Fi and an airport shuttle. The price is quite modest, and certainly a fraction of what a hotel room costs in the center of Venice.

    2
    « Money was stolen from inside the room (inside a backpack) »

    I left my wallet inside a pocket of my backpack with several bills of dollar and euro. I went out for the day and when I came back, I found that some of the money was stolen. Nothing else was stolen: not my tablet or pc, no other things more valuable. Someone took (just) some of the bills and left the rest as if I wasn't going to find out that they were missing. I guess a carefree or careless tourist wouldn't have notice some 50 bills lost, but I did. The hotel paid me back some of the money, not all. But I had o complain several times. And it was after all a really bad experience.

    5
    « Birthday treat »

    Having stopped at the hotel for a surprise birthday party. The staff where all very helpful and the rooms very clean and comfortable. The restaurant is first class and would recommend to anyone. The train station is just across the road and it's really convenient to travel round sight seeing

    5
    « Best location »

    Hotel is exactly in front of train station and both bus stations(inside city and airport destination) are next to train station.the location is perfect as if you don't want to buy daily pass,you can go to Venice by train just by 1.25 Euro. Also the bus ticket for airport is 8euro and the schedule is every 15 minutes. The distance to airport is 20 minuets by airport buses. Our room was so comfortable and modern and clean. The breakfast was ok with scrambled eggs,sausages,cheese,cereal,jam,fruits and juices. The reception staff were so friendly and helpful,they have complete information about daily pass, bus and train station and also Venice attractions. I liked the hotel it was so convenient.

  • 4
    « The best location »

    Staff are courteous and always available. The hotel is cozy and comfortable, very suitable for business people. It is in a great location opposite the train station from which trains depart every few minutes to Venice. There is a lift and parking that costs 10 euros per day. Opposite the hotel is a great restaurant

    5
    « Venice Italy Cruise - Venezia Mestre Bologna (Best Western) »

    The location is very convenient - outside of the extremely high cost hotels in Venice itself, but conveniently located with a train station and bus stops (#2 bus) within a block of the hotel, which go directly to the Venice main train station in less than 20 minutes. This is very near the "People Mover" for cruise ships departure. The hotel can sell passes for the vaporetto (public water transport on the Grand Canal) and metro buses (#2) which are good for 24 hours for 20 Euros per passenger. The hotel is also within 20 minutes of the Marco Polo Airport and there is a stop for the shuttle within 2 blocks of the hotel (cost is 8 Euros per passenger versus about 45 Euros for a taxi). It is generally not possible to buy tickets for the vaporetto, buses, or trains on the transport and the ticket lines prior to boarding are long, so it is better to get them through the hotel - for the same price. The bed in our room was very comfortable - a real plus; If we had time, we could have taken a train from here to Padua, which is less than a half hour away. Unfortunately, we were squeezed by our flight schedule, so were unable to fit it into our trip - maybe next time! We have not stayed in many hotels which we liked better than the Venezia Mestre Bologna and would stay here again at our next opportunity.

    5
    « A warm welcome »

    We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights prior to embarking on a cruise and had a junior suite. The hotel is opposite the railway station with easy access to Venice and if you want to go further afield there are lots of other destinations . If we were returning we would most definitely go to Verona again which we prefer to Venice. The staff on reception are excellent and we had a couple of minor issues with our room that were resolved immediately. A clean and modern hotel with lovely rooms. The breakfast was good and plenty of choice for the number of different nationalities and cultures visiting. Would definitely return prior to a cruise.

    5
    « Lovely hotel well recommend it. »

    I stayed here in June this year as being in Venice was a surprise 50th Birthday gift from my son Well what a lovely hotel situated across the road from the train station.. Check in was very quick with helpful staff, our room was absolutely spotlessly clean and although facing the road no noise at all, the house keeping was to a very high standard.. I would definitely return to this hotel as conveniently situated, so after a long day walking around Venice not far to head home to rest.

    4
    « Good stay for visiting Venice »

    the hotel is very close to the train station to venice. the room was big, quite and clean the only negative point was in the morning some odd smell. the reception personnel very nice, the lady gave me a superior room and early check in.

    5
    « Good option if you visit Venice with a car »

    Good 4 stars hotel with a parking option (10 Euro per day). The hotel located in front of Mestre train station - just 2 short stops from Venice. 12 minutes and 1.25 Euro each way. Comfortable rooms with a large modern bathroom. Standard but efficient breakfast.

    4
    « Very convienient to visit Venice »

    The location is perfect, right accross the street from the train station. From there, it's 10 minutes and 1.25 euros to Venice. We were in a Junior suite. Very large bed. I think it's even larger than a Cal King. So wide the sheets barely fold over the edge. Pretty firm. Bathroom had a separate shower. It's a bit narrow, but okay. The room is good sized and pretty clean. Housekeeping kept it clean during our stay. Breakfast is pretty good for Europe.

    5
    « Exceeded my expectations - large clean rooms, convenient location and very good service »

    In terms of location, this hotel is perfect for visiting Venice without worrying about lugging your luggage to the more expensive hotels on the island. Best Western Plus Bologna is right across the street from Venezia-Mestre station. There's a train to Venice every five minutes and only costs 1.25 euros! After a whole day of walking, jumping on the train and just crossing the road is very manageable. The hotel is also surrounded by a lot of restaurants and a large supermarket less than 5 minutes walk down the road. The room is extremely spacious and the bathroom is the largest one I've had in my 5 weeks in Europe. The room was so liveable and comfortable that I felt sad to leave. It's also very modern, clean, well equipped and have all the toiletries you will need. Breakfast was only 5 euros and it is very well worth the money as there was a good selection of food and drinks. The staff were helpful and housekeeping maintains the room to a high standard. I will definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to visit Venice but not pay the exorbitant prices on the island for a much smaller and less modern room. It also gives you a break from the crowds!

    3
    « Good location, helpful staff, but otherwise average hotel »

    We booked this hotel upon recommendation from a friend and the convenient location to transportation (as prices for hotels on the islands of Venice can be extraordinarily high). Overall, the location was useful for getting to from the airport (took the ATVO bus which was quick and inexpensive), and to the island of Venice. The reception staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel itself was clean, but overall we found this to be an average stay at an average hotel. The room was ready upon our arrival even though were checking-in early, although we did notice a bit of a musky/smoking smell inside the hotel and throughout the halls (not sure if smoking rooms are offered or not). The walls were paper-thin and the sound of people talking in the hallways and doors closing were heard very loudly from inside our room. In addition, our room was facing the street and we found it extremely loud at night with the sound of cars and garbage trucks. If staying here, would recommend asking for a room away from the street. Overall, the hotel was clean and conveniently located with helpful staff, but just average.

    4
    « I was there for business. »

    Mrs Jessica at the reception is extremely professional always smiling and really helpful!! The restaurant is really good and the service too. The room was big and really clean. In front of the train station.

  • 4
    « Before and after Cruise. »

    Been to this hotel on previous occasions and have never been disappointed. One night pre cruise and on way home. Rooms are large, clean with plenty furnishing and TVs/coffee Flat screen tv with wifi.. Large breakfast with plenty of selection Enjoyable stays.

    5
    « Excellent Pre-Cruise Stay »

    On September 23, our group of 5 spent 1 night pre-cruise in an Avant-triple (double bed and sofa bed) and Avant-double room (double bed). The hotel and rooms were clean, modern,and well-kept. Rooms were outfitted with multiple electrical outlets throughout. Wifi connection worked well throughout the rooms and public areas. Buffet breakfast was amazing with a large selection of hot foods (eggs, meats, vegetables, pancakes) and cold foods (cheese, fruits, pastries, breads, cereals,and yogurt). Front desk staff was polite, friendly, and helpful. They were able to arrange a quick and convenient private shuttle to the port for us. Location was convenient to cruise port and just across the street from the train station. Note that the in-house restaurant offers a 10% discount for hotel guess and allows room charge. I would definitely stay at Hotel Bologna again and highly recommend it to anyone visiting Venice.

    5
    « Outstanding service »

    The hotel is in such a convenient location - you merely take a few steps and you're in the Mestre station. From there it is 2 train stops to the Venice island, where you can also get water taxis to other islands. This was the fort thing I loved about this hotel. The breakfast buffet had such a nice variety to choose from. The staff were warm and welcoming on our arrival and having travelled to other European countries, getting here and getting such a reception was really refreshing. Their English is fluent and the staff just ALL seem like happy people. The interior of the hotel is tidy and well kept, and there's a nice book corner for avid readers downstairs.

    5
    « Perfect for the Price »

    I have highly recommended this hotel to many of my friends! The hotel itself is nothing fancy, however the location is amazing. You do not wake up to look out your windows at the canals in Venice, but you can walk out the front doors and the train station is literally across the street....with trains running to Venice every 15 minutes. The train ride is about 15 minutes and drops you off at the Grand Canal. At first I was disappointed we weren't staying "in Venice", however it is SO easy and quick to get there. And the price difference is astronomical! If you're trying to do Venice on a budget or simply looking for a place to save, stay at this hotel. Personally I would rather spend money on the beautiful Murano glass or a private gondola ride any day! Also tip: for those that don't mind walking to explore the city, there's no need to purchase a grand canal taxi pass for the day/weekend. The city is SO small, we were surprised how fast we got through the whole city. Used the pass once to get to piazza de Marco and never used it again.

    5
    « Couldn't be more helpful »

    If you want to visit Venice and not pay a fortune for your hotel this is the place to be. The location is perfect with very convenient bus service from the airport to the train station. The bus lets you off in a parking lot at one end of the train station so when you leave go to the left and walk about two blocks and hotel is on the corner. Checkin is quick and staff is more than willing to help you with your visit and how to get to and around Venice. Bus stop across the street takes you right in or take the train. We used the bus since you can purchase a combination bus/water shuttle ticket that allows unlimited service by the day. Room while not large is very comfortable and provides everything you need. I didn't find street noise to be a problem and air conditioning worked perfectly. After a long day walking around Venice sleep will not be a problem. Morning breakfast buffet was good and well serviced. Price is a bargain at 5 Euros during the summer high season. If you are spending a few days before a cruise this is the place to be. The City of Venice could be a pain to get around with luggage since steps are everywhere and since everything is serviced by boats expensive as well. We took the bus to the city which lets you off next to the people mover that takes you to the cruise pier. Quick and easy whats not to like. If you don't want to deal with luggage on the bus a taxi from the train station will get you there at a reasonable cost. The train could work but you have to cross a bridge over a canal that has many steps so I wouldn't recommend it.

    4
    « Great hotel..excellent location »

    For Indian Travelers : Pros: 1.) Excellent Location - Right infront of the Mestre Station . 2.) Rooms- Excellent Rooms with all amenities. Good Value for the Price 3.) Bfast- Good Spread 4.) Staff- Very polite staff I would advice you to take hotel in Mestre instead of the main venice grand canal. There are numerous trains running continuously from mestre- grand central every day so going and coming in not an issue. 1.5 euro one side /person. We used to leave in the morning and come back in the night from the main venice city. Mestre is cheaper than the main venice city hotels. You can save a lot of money by choosing a hotel here.

    4
    « Hadi »

    The location was perfect right opposite the railway station. The room was spacious and clean. Good breakfast with a different verity. After all I need to appreciate the staff and Mr. Lino at the front desk in particular who assisted the clients with a great patience.

    5
    « Spacious room, clean, helpful staff, good location »

    Beautiful, clean spacious and convenient to bus and train transportation. With these it is easy to get into Venice, to the airport and other cities in Italy. Had excellent service from the staff. Outstanding help from Mirko and Lino at the front desk and Morris in the restaurant/bar. Cleaning staff were very helpful and we were able to communicate even tho we didn't speak the same language. The room was very large compared to most European hotels and especially compared to those in Venice. Local area restaurants are an easy walk from the hotel for a more local feel. Excellent breakfast with wide variety of foods for international travelers. This is a bargain for 5 Euros. We would definitely stay here if we return to this area. A week earlier we had stayed at another hotel in Mestre and there was no comparison of the value we got from Best Western Plus Hotel Bogota.

    5
    « Convenient location, large rooms, and friendly helpful staff! »

    I'd recommend this hotel for anyone wanting to visit Venice, but who doesn't want the noise of the crowds, and the trouble of getting your luggage through the streets/canals of Venice. It is a short, inexpensive, easy bus ride from Venice Airport, and is right across the street from the Venice Mestre train station. And, it's a short, inexpensive, easy train ride into Venice. The rooms are large, quiet, comfortable, clean, with good internet access, a good restaurant, and friendly, helpful staff. What more could you want?!

    5
    « Great Location »

    The room was good and clean. The bed was comfortable. The location was outstanding. Just a 2 minute walk to the train station and it was less than $1.50 each way to the St Lucia (Ferrovia) station for our walk to St Mark's square. The staff was great as well. Very helpful

  • 5
    « Best Hotel Ever!! »

    They took us in last minute, the front desk staff is super helpful with maps, tips, restaurants, etc., the rooms are huge and big enough to bring a friend/child (in the separate side room), and it was absolutely clean and beautiful. Breakfast was also pretty good. Mostly, I was just so happy with the customer service, tons of towels in the bathroom, and how clean it was. Absolutely without a doubt, I would stay here again.

    5
    « A pleasant surprise »

    I didn't expect this hotel to be as nice as it is. The room was bigger than expected, clean, with an ample size closet and space for my other clothes. The bed was firm and comfortable. The bathroom was more than adequate. Breakfast is only 5 euros extra and the breakfast buffet is fine. The staff are really helpful and they speak very good English. Mestre itself doesn't have a lot to recommend it as a destination, but if you are staying here to be near Venice, it's OK. The location, right across the street from the train station, enables you to get into Venice in minutes. You can also take the train up to Treviso, a wonderful ancient town in the heart of prosecco country. The restaurant is much better than expected (reviewed separately), and is worth trying for dinner when you have had a busy day and just want to stay in. There is no ATM at the hotel, and the closest one is a log walk away, so it would be a good idea to get your cash at the airport when you first a arrive.

    4
    « Location, Location, Location »

    This is a very convenient hotel. It is located right across the street from the Mestre train station and the bus stop where the Venice Piazzale Roma bus arrives. So for visiting Venice or leaving Venice, the hotel is basically in a perfect location. The room was okay. I was a bit disappointed to find crumbs on the nice leather couch and water and soap stains in the area around the sink. There seemed a general lack of attention to detail in that regard. Otherwise, the bed and crib were clean and overall the room wasn't too bad. Breakfast was okay though there were some odd items like veggies and rice, which was nice and different. The staff were very courteous and provided us with boxed breakfast items due to our early departure. I would recommend this hotel due to the location and the friendly staff.

    5
    « Excellent Hotel! »

    The hotel and the rooms are really well organized, the rooms were clean and even if they are near a noisy street, there was almost any noise! The receptionists were really friendly and helpful! Venezia Mestre is an excellent place to stay since it is only 10min from Venice. I would suggest it !

    5
    « Convenient and comfortable »

    We stayed 3 nights and had a wonderful time. The location is perfect (across the street from the train station) if you are driving to Venice. Secure parking on-site was great. The bed was very comfortable and the room was clean. The breakfast was excellent with a good assortment of food choices. The internet did get a little slow on our last night & morning, but that is the only flaw we can find. Very friendly and helpful staff. A very good value for the price! Highly recommend this hotel.

    4
    « Nice and Modern Hotel »

    Good Location, train station just across the hotel. Easy access by train to the Venice Island. Room is clean and modern. Check in time is 2pm but they let us check in when we were there at 11am. Staffs are courteous and helpful.

    5
    « Excellent Hotel to visit Venice »

    excellent Hotel, excellent and reasonable priced breakfast, we plan to come back next year, the only downside is the slow internet in the room (unfortunately very common in Italy), the beds could have been a little softer, nevertheless, excellent Hotel, train and bus station to Venice is around the corner :-)

    4
    « Venezia Journey »

    Interior design of hotel is very good. Furniture is new and rooms are very clean. Hotel personnel is helpful. On the other hand there are not sufficient food options for breakfast. But we are satisfied in general manner. Hotel is 15 minutes away from Venezia by train but price/performance ratio is very good.

    5
    « a magniicent hotel »

    we stayed at this hotel and really enjoyed it --The hotel is right opposite Venice Mestre railway station which made it very easy to travel to Venice Santa Lucia---the hotel is very modern with spacious rooms the restaurant is excellent-- and the breakfast buffet is unbelievable --- The staff were extremely helpful and friendly and i would highly recommend this hotel to anyone staying in venice ---i forgot to mention the room was spotlessly clean and well presnted

    5
    « Great Hotel when visiting Venice »

    We found this to be a lovely hotel which we booked due to the convenience for visiting Venice. It is just round the corner from the train station where we caught the train to Venice. Our room was lovely and big, had air con, tea and coffee making facilities. A lovely big walk in shower in a large marble bathroom. It had excellent internet connection, a very good breakfast choice including pancake making machine. Lovely pizza restaurant about 5 minutes walk away which was recommended by the hotel. Would definately stay here again.

  • 5
    « Great Hotel »

    We stayed at this hotel for three nights. the hotel is very clean and modern design with great staff. Our room was big with two separate bedroom with the bath at the middle . The location is very convince, it is only 15 minutes ride bus with Venice. We bought water Taxi pass for 48 hours that covered bus ride too . it is 30 Euro per person. Their buffet breakfast is awesome and it is worth it. it is 5 Euro per person. We had one dinner in their hotel and I would say it was the best food that we had in Venice. I highly recommend this hotel to every one. you stay a little bit far but you'll get big room , clean and very good service during your stay and the price is much lower than hotel in Venice.

    5
    « Best nights at Best Western Hotel Bologna, Mestre »

    It's simple: we were for two nights in Hotel Best Western Bologna, in Mestre and we have nothing to complain of. Everything was just fine. Cleanliness, staff, breakfast, location, checking in and out, the bar.

    4
    « Cheaper alternative to staying in Venice »

    This excellent hotel is situated across the street from the Mestre Railway station. It has recently been upgraded and offers an excellent four star service. Rooms are of medium size, clean and inviting. Breakfast is good but over the numerous years we have stayed there have reduced the choice and quality. They have tended to take the cheap processed packaged approach to their food rather than the gastronomic delight it used to be. The location is excellent when travelling into Venice. Walk across the street to the station buy a ticked and be in Venice in ten minutes. Trains run very regularly and this gives a much cheaper alternative rather than tying to lug suitcases around the canals of Venice trying to locate an obscure Hotel. There is also a bust service which departs across the street into Venice but this is not a regular or as comfortable as the train, It also takes a bit longer as it winds its way around Mestre, Would recommend this Hotel as a much more viable alternative. One con would be the lack of good eating venues close by but dinner can be taken in Venice before a short return to the Hotel.

    4
    « Great Location »

    Right across the street from the train station (it takes 10 min to Venice). Our room had a modern decor, clean and comfortable. Breakfast buffet was only 5 euros, a bargain, with a lot of options, everything tasted very good. Service was great.

    5
    « A peaceful retreat from main islands of Venice »

    We stayed in the middle of Venice in San Marco area and also in Mestre at the Best Western Hotel Bologna. This hotel has been upgraded (south wing) and is modern and clean. The staff are friendly and helpful. The hotel is across the road from a train station, so easy to get onto the islands from here.

    4
    « Great location clean hotel »

    Although No one helps you with your bags as you go in (bearing in mind the steps you have to go up and down) the reception staff are friendly. You get free water at the reception and biscuits etc. The rooms are clean and have everything you need and the en suites are big and also fully equipped. Breakfast is continental so don't expect to be getting fried or poached eggs it will just be scrambled egg and/boiled. The view is just of the surrounding streets but a good thing about this hotel is that it is across the road from the train station which is only 10 minutes away from Venice central (tourist spot) there is also a halal restaurant down the street for people who do not want Italian cuisine. Overall a great stay. Don't forget you always have to pay city tax which will be on top of what you have already paid.

    5
    « Would stay again. »

    Traveling with a family, staying in Venice is simply prohibitively expensive. Looking for a more affordable option, we picked this hotel. I was prepared for all the usual compromises one has to make when choosing the cheaper option at a destination like Venice. I was wrong. Staying here there were no obvious compromises. The rooms are big, modern and clean. The front desk and restaurant staff were very helpful. The train too and from Venice was so easy, never more than a 5 min wait. The walk to the hotel is less than 2 min from the station. What was very good, the EUR5 breakfast option. For that price, you actually get a good breakfast, where at other hotels, that's not even a coffee. There are good, and more local restaurants with in a 5-10 min walk and a supermarket less than 5 min away. Local car hire easy, but expensive if you want to go to outlet ( that was disappointing). Shout out to Hertz on the next block who were super helpful too.

    5
    « Wanted to stay longer! »

    My wife and I spent one night here on our way to another destination. We wish we could have stayed longer! The staff was very friendly, the room was clean and modern, and it was very quiet. We were surprised at what we got for the amount we spent.

    4
    « Train ride from Venice »

    The hotel itself was very nice and offered clean rooms and a friendly staff. The rooms were spacious. We ended up eating at the restaurant one night and the food was very good. The only downside to the hotel is your not on the island of Venice. You have to take about a 10 minute train ride. The train stations is located across the street from the hotel, but if your wanting to be in Venice, this wouldn't be the right hotel for you. If you don't mind a quick train ride then I would definitely recommend this hotel.

    5
    « Good service and location »

    The location is good. The railway station is very close, just by crossing the street. There is a small super market nearby. The staff is nice and help with good service mind. The breakfast is good. The room is nice and clean. Moreover, I like their cotton pads! Besides, I like their idea to saving energy. You can choose to clean and change towel and bed sheet everyday or not by yourself.

  • 5
    « Perfect location! »

    We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights in July. It was across the street from the train station. The lobby was beautiful. It had a lot of lounge areas for guests to sit and relax. The bar area was a great spot too. We had some drinks and they gave us some snacks while we were sitting there. Our room was HUGE. It had a king sized bed and a sitting area. You could close off the area of the bedroom with sliding doors. The bathroom was also big and had a separate shower and a good sized tub. The breakfast had a lot of items to choose from and was very good. There are a lot of restaurants and stores right around the hotel. It took less than 5 minutes to get to the main areas of Venice by train. We would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the Venice area and looking for a reasonably priced hotel. Mestre was a really nice place to stay if you don't want the crowds of Venice.

    4
    « Good Location and Comfortable Hotel »

    Stayed two nights in this hotel in July and really enjoyed my stay there. The room is spacious and clean. The hotel is just opposite the Venezia mestre train station hence exploring Venice is convenient and easy. The reception staff are friendly and helpful. The breakfast were the same for the two mornings but for Euro 5 per person you can't really complaint.

    2
    « very desappointed »

    we booked the hotel for 3 nights . we specified we needed a bath tub . on arrival we were told all the rooms with a tub were taken . no one felt sorry Besides we could not sleep . the walls and the ceiling are very thin and we could hear the steps as well as the voices . a sad experience

    4
    « Perfect comfortable base for visiting Venice »

    We stayed at the Best Western Plus Hotel Bologna in August 2017 for a 2 night base to explore Venice before moving onto Lake Garda for our summer holiday. Position wise you cannot beat this hotel, directly opposite the station where trains take only 5 mins to get into Venice. I'd read that this is not the nicest parts of town, but it felt quite safe with lots of tourists everywhere and it's only a base. Of course staying in Venice itself would be nicer, but far more expensive and I didn't envy people lugging their luggage over all those bridges in the heat. The rooms are spacious, clean and well equipped, and the beds comfortable. We had two rooms and were there in the middle of a heatwave. One room was nice and cool, the other not and adjusting the a/c made no difference. We reported this to reception and they adjusted it centrally, which made no difference. So we reported it again and within a couple of mins the service team were in the room trying to fix the issue. This did not work so they immediately offered us another room, which was nice and cool. A good judge of a hotel is how they deal with problems, and their service in this case was superb. However I heard other people complaining about the temperatures in their rooms, so they clearly have issues and I would recommend reporting inadequate a/c as soon as you arrive so you can switch rooms like we did. The breakfast was good value at 5eur with bacon (which tasted better than it looked), scrambled eggs, a pancake machine, and loads of cold meats/cereals/fruit etc. We also ate in the restaurant on the night of our arrival and it was quite good.

    4
    « Great Location to take the train to Venice »

    Nice hotel. Very clean and refurnished. Rooms were roomy double room with a sitting area Clean and very comfortable. The Hotel front desk staff was friendly and very helpful when we told them what our trip intensions were. When we returned one night the front desk clerk even asked us how it all went. He remembered from earlier in the day our whole conversation and again gave us great pointers

    5
    « very good »

    excellent and we will visit it again very soon and we hope to be there once again, we want also to thanks the receptionist guy because he is very helpful & nice man. Also the breakfast was very good and every thing inside the hotel was very good and we are not faced any problems.

    4
    « Good hotel near Venice »

    Clean, comfortable and spacious rooms that have been remodeled recently. We were a family of 3 in the room, so the sliding doors that separate the master bed from the living area was greatly appreciated. Across the street from the train station in Mestre allowing for easy access to Venice. Especially loved the option for late checkout for a low price of EUR40!

    5
    « Great location for trip to Venice »

    Location is absolutely the best for a visit of Venice, just facing the train station in Mestre (only 2 train stops, trains are very comfortable, very frequent and very inexpensive). It is very easy to access 2 tollways and easy to add a day trip to the beach (to the Lido of Jesolo). Quiet. Room is good, clean and functional, bed is good, modern bathroom, and widest selection of TV channels ever seen. Breakfast is a little limited in selection however the price is good. Secure parking. Wifi worked, A/C worked well, safe in room.

    5
    « Excellent hotel in Mestre, Italy. »

    My husband and I spent two nights at the Best Western Plus Hotel Bologna before flying out of Marco Polo airport. We chose the hotel for its location to the train station (directly across the street) and the airport shuttle (a three minute walk down the street). We did take the train to Venice one day and it was an easy 11 minute ride. The staff were all kind, professional, helpful and welcoming. The hotel was beautiful, clean, updated and comfortable. Our room, a suite, was large with a comfortable bed, great lighting and all of the amenities we needed. Additionally, we lost one of our power adapters and the front desk was able to lend us one. I had read on some reviews of the hotel to ask for a room in the back because the street side rooms were loud. We were on the third floor street side and did not have any issues with noise. For 5 Euro we had the breakfast buffet at the hotel, a deal. Pancakes, croissants, eggs, fruit, rice, bacon...there was plenty to choose from. The previous hotel we stayed at in Venice offered a buffet breakfast for 11 Euro which was horrible. We highly recommend the Best Western Plus Hotel Bologna.

    5
    « Italy trip with friends »

    Great hotel...clean and spacious room. Internet was fast and reliable throughout the hotel. The location was our reason for choosing this hotel and it was fantastic! It was directly across the street from the central train station and it was a very short commute to the city center. It was so nice not having to carry our heavy luggage/bags and navigate through the small streets in the city center. I would highly recommend staying here and making the short trip into the center.

  • 4
    « Nice rooms, close to train station, cheap breakfast »

    Landed late in Venice for a weekend break and didn't want to go to the Island, so booked this hotel before moving to stay on the Island the next day. Super location, just opposite the train station that gets you into Venice Island. Rooms were large and clean and the beds very large. Only bad thing I would say is that the air conditioning was very noisy, I had to switch it off to sleep at night. Breakfast was five euros and had a good small selection. Overall a good convenient place to stay and a lot cheaper than staying on the island.

    5
    « Changed my opinion of the Best Western brand for the better. »

    Just back from 9 nights at the Hotel Bologna and I loved it. The room was spacious and clean and daily housekeeping did a great job of keeping things fresh. I'd purchased a package via United Airlines because it was a deal compared to some of the places in Venice. Some travel websites had a "why would you want to stay in Mestre when going to Venice?!" attitude but I'll say the location of the BWHB proved to be perfect for my needs. Easy walking to the town center and many good local restaurants of every type and price point. The train station was literally across the street which allowed me to easily take trips to Venice as well as Bologna, Padua, Florence, Noale and Treviso. The rate to get to Venice is only 1.25 Euro and runs frequently. Other locations had multiple scheduled trains at different speeds and rates. And the bus station located right next to the train station offered 8 Euro rides to the Venice airport (Marco Polo) leaving regularly and just a quick 17 minutes door to door when I used it. When purchasing my room, I didn't opt for the daily breakfast plan but could opt in when I wanted to for the same rate. There was a nice variety of hot choices and the baked goods were delicious. The dining room staff was very efficient in refilling food stations and cleaning the tables of used plates etc. The other in-house restaurant DaTura was wonderful as well. The night our waiter was Daniel was really busy and yet we were taken care of very nicely and the food was amazing. Another sweet treat was the fruit infused water available in the lobby, always two types available. One of the desk clerks told me that some guests zoom right past them for some water without saying Buon Giorno! And while I'm on the topic, I will give high praise for all the staff I dealt with. Whether getting me early check-in (9am flight arrival), printing my boarding passes when leaving, options for transportation to meet up with friends staying at a distance or even posing for a photo (Elena looks just like my sister-in-law), they were always cheery and incredibly helpful. I would stay here again in a heartbeat (the thought of staying in Venice seems romantic but I don't think I have the patience for it) and I've already recommended it to friends. I felt safe wandering the streets of Mestre late at night. The soundproofing between the rooms could stand a bit of improvement perhaps (or the guests could quiet down) but nothing unmanageable or too late. And, with all this, my opinion of the Best Western brand is definitely changed for the better.

    4
    « Nice and spacious room! »

    Stayed here two Nights for a visit to Venice. The staff was very helpful and gave us very good advice regarding sightseeing in Venice. It is very easy to get to Venice from the hotel, only 12 min by Train, and the trainstation is just across the street. The hotel is very modern and the room was very spacious and clean.

    4
    « Great for a family »

    The room was nice and clean and perfect for us with two children. The staff were very friendly and the breakfast was a nice start to the day. The location is great with only a short drive from the airport (15 minutes) and the train station directly across the street with hire cars available just down from that.

    4
    « Great location! »

    Stayed at the BW Bologna for 3 nights. Room was very modern, large and clean. Great service from the front desk. Breakfast is not included but worth the small fee. Great location, right across from the train station, and Venice island was only 10-15 minutes by train. Would definitely recommend.

    5
    « Short break in Venice »

    My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights. The hotel staff were very friendly & knowledgeable. Always happy to give directions to our next sightseeing adventure. The hotel is across the street from the railway station and made getting around very easy. The hotel room is spacious & very clean. We had a welcome bottle of Prosecco waiting in the room for us as Expedia VIPs. The breakfast is varied and value at €5 per day. Would definitely recommend this hotel for visitors to Venice and only 90mins away on the train to Verona.

    5
    « Nice large room »

    Nice large contemporary room that is exceptionally clean with a very good breakfast buffet of many items to choose from. Also close to the train station and bus stop make it very convenient. I took the flyer bus from the airport which dropped me off a block from the hotel.

    4
    « Great Location!! »

    We stayed at the BW Hotel Bologna and were very pleased. The location is fantastic. The train station is right across the street along with bus stops. The room was very nice. Not real large, but more than adequate by European standards. The breakfast was excellent! Many choices of things to eat and quite good. Staff was very polite and helpful. Would definitely stay here again if in Venice/Mestre.

    4
    « Lovely hotel »

    This is a lovely hotel just outside of Venice. The location is nice and quiet and I personally love being just out of the city. There is a train station and plenty of nearby bus stops which is extremely helpful too! The staff were lovely and helpful.

    5
    « Best hotel in name, service and location »

    This hotel was recommended by friends, it being so handy to the station and just out of central Venice. We highly recommend it ourselves. Upon arrival we had a very warm greeting from the reception staff who could not have been more helpful. We could not be more pleased with our stay at this lovely caring hotel. The rooms were very clean and modern and very spacious. Kettle and tea and coffee were provided. Table and chairs and a good wardrobe for clothing. The bathroom was also the same. Given the space, perhaps if remodelling a slightly larger basin with say a vanity unit would be good to put ones things on top. The shower was over the bath - a bit hard - but they had also put a pull out line over it for washing which was very helpful. A complimentary bottle of Proseco was sent up to us on arrival with some chocs. We took this to the restaurant to have with dinner and they didn't mind at all. The meal was very nice and reasonable price for a hotel restaurant. We did not really see anywhere we would nearby to eat that would have been as good. Excellent waiter service too. The breakfast room was very spacious and not too crowded together. A wonderful fresh breakfast was available and we could not speak more highly of the waitresses. When we needed an iron the hotel staff were very obliging and brought it and the board up to the room and then collected it later. A couple of jugs of lemon/orange water were at the reception desk to have on a hot day. All usual amenities, TV, hair dryer, etc. Our room overlooked the street and it was noisy but OK with the window shut. Not a problem! Certainly beats getting a hotel in Venice itself. Very reasonable rates for the quality. We did not even have to go back into Venice to get our train to Florence. Don't forget to validate your Eurail Pass by writing in the date and also your daily ticket into Venice at the station. The Hop on Boat ticket is valid for 24 hours so if for example you buy it at 10 am you can catch it again for free before 10 am the next day. But you will have to get another boat back. I was warned about pickpockets on the vaporettas but they seemed OK and were a reasonable price.

  • 4
    « Convenient Location and Friendly Staff »

    Great location across the street from the Mestre train station, very friendly and helpful staff. The room was huge. Easy access into Venice for €1.25 by train. Breakfast was excellent. The only drawback is that you can hear people in the hallway and in the bathroom next too you.

    5
    « Just perfect!! Super location »

    Now our review is way way way overdue. We travelled way back in October many years ago, but I will absolutely never forget this hotel. I travelled with my (now) husband for a long weekend. After attempting to eat in the city of Venice a few times, which was a disaster each time, we gave up and started eating at the hotel instead. It was so much better. We absolutely loved this hotel and have such fond memories of it. I remember at the time when booking this hotel, we were nervous as some of the reviews said you could hear through the rooms sound wise and we knew the hotel was newly renovated. Well the hotel room was beautiful and so well done. We had absolutely no complaints. The train station was literally across the road from the hotel and at the time we travelled only cost 1 euro into Venice and it was only 1-2 stops away depending which train you took, which took no time at all to get into. On our last day there was a food festival close by. We just feel this hotel deserves a good review.

    5
    « Great Location »

    I stayed here for several days prior to a cruise. The location is excellent. As described by others the proximity to the rail station could not be any better. The train ride into Venice was very quick and economical and the trains run frequently. The hotel itself is a typical Best Western and the breakfast very nice. I had dinner in the restaurant one evening and it also was very nice. Prior to my stay I had made arrangements through the hotel to be picked up at Marco Polo Airport to the hotel and also to be taken to the cruise port from the hotel. Both of those arrangements were handled promptly and efficiently and I was very pleased. The next time I have a cruise either out of or returning to Venice I will certainly consider the Best Western Bologna Hotel.

    5
    « LOcation, Location,LOcation »

    Very glad we ( 3 couples )) chose the Hotel Bologna. We stayed 3 nights before our cruise on Celebrity Constellation. We were a walk across the street to the train station and then a 10 min ide into Venice. The hotel arranged for a shuttle pick-up from the airport- a 15 min drive and 60 euros for all of us including luggage..with drop off at front of hotel. On the day of cruise , again shuttle to pier again 60 euros for all of us..and we were dropped off at ship. The staff at the hotel is wonderful, friendly, accommodating. The rooms- we decided to chose the king junior suite -2 rooms price difference well worth it!. Beds comfortable, showers great, amenities and breakfast for 4 euros the best we have ever had.

    5
    « Brilliant location and service »

    Spent 2 nights here, it's directly across the road from mestre station a 5 minute train trip to Venice. The rooms are clean, great showers and brilliant service at reception and in the bar/restaurant. A 5 euro buffet breakfast is available and is good value for money. Would defiantly recommend this place.

    5
    « Great hotel »

    Stayed here twice now and been very pleased on each occasion. Reception are very helpful and friendly and we got an early check in which was great. Rooms are spacious, modern, clean and comfortable, couldn't ask for more. Location is key - right across from the station with trains running every ten mins to Venice Santa Lucia station. Far easier to stay here than try and get to a hotel in Venice and pay over the odds for it. Breakfast was excellent, very friendly staff. Also a restaurant and coffee shop attached for a quick bite or coffee. Thumbs up.

    5
    « So convenient in Mestre »

    This is the third time I've stayed at this hotel while visiting Venice. The hotel is located directly across the street from the train and bus stations, making it extremely easy to get to the hotel with luggage, and extremely easy to use the trains and busses to get to Venice, or Verona, or Padua, or the airport. There are large elevators, a computer connected to the internet in the lobby. The hotel is top notch, with a fantastic breakfast and the location can't be beat.

    4
    « Hotel is Average, But Location is Perfect »

    On the last evening of a twelve night tour of Croatia and Slovenia, we stayed at the Best Western Hotel Bologna in Mestre before departing from Venice the next morning. Although we didn't arrive in Mestre until noon, we quickly checked in, dropped our bags and then ran across the trees to the train station to catch the 10 minute commuter over the causeway to Venice. Thank you for the early check-in! The location is perfect to visit Venice without having to schlep luggage to and around the sestre. Some of our group stayed down near St. Marks Square and had to pull and transfer luggage from train to vaparetto to hotel....No Thanks! With trains leaving about every 15 minutes, it was so easy to simply cross the street to the station, buy a ticket and get on the train. Aside from being in the perfect location, the rooms were just average. One suggestion. Ask for directions on use of room lighting. In many European hotels, the room card has to be put in a slot when you enter the room to get the lights and AC to function. In this room, the lights came on automatically upon entry, but turned off about a minute later. Each time you opened the door, the lights would go on again. Eventually, I had to trot down to the front desk to get directions on how to keep the lights on. The other highlight was the dining room. While not busy, I had th best table-side prepared sea bream with sautéed vegetables. Service was great and the meal was spectacular. The buffet breakfast was disappointing....the least memorable of the six hotels stayed at during our tour. I've had better breakfast buffets in US chain hotels. But the key here was location!!

    5
    « Location and staff make this hotel »

    We arrived early, room not ready but gave us another room that was, very helpful. Located across street from train station. Being the dummy I am in a foreign country needed help buying tickets to St. Lucia station and directions and buying tickets for airport express bus, this was EXPLAINED TO ME IN DETAIL with a smile.I had no problems following directions. The staff is a big plus staying here. Breakfast was very good. Rooms are better than expected, if you are a TV person, plenty of channels with HD television. Bathrooms very nice. Go for it. stay here you will not go wrong.

    5
    « Great stay near venice. »

    not knowing anything about venice, im so glad i booked this hotel location away from venice. it was about a 12 minute train ride into venice with alot of trains going to and from mestre. saw so many people lugging all their luggage into venice thru the bridges and narrow alley ways, i was relieved that somehow i booked this hotel. hotel receptionist were very helpful and polite, breakfast was great. my only complaint would be that the walls were super thin and i could hear our neighbors conversations. didnt bother me all that much as i wasnt in the room much. would definitely book again if i were to ever go back to venice. (which i probably wont but thats another review) also its right in front of the train station, and in front of airport shuttle (8 euros and 20 minutes to marco polo airport)

  • 4
    « Nice Hotel »

    I thought this was a nice hotel and great value. It was pretty easy to get around by taking the bus into Venice. However nothing is around within walking distance. Also this is a lower end neighborhood so I was a bit leery of the area and safety. But it was about half the price of Venice hotels.

    5
    « Excellent stay in Mestre »

    My husband and I have just spent 3 nights at Hotel Bologna in Mestre. A friend of mine recommended we stay here due to the proximity to the train line and easy access to Venice and I'm so glad we took his advice. The hotel is really modern with beautiful furnishings throughout. Our room was huge with a very comfy double bed and a spacious bathroom with large shower. Breakfast was American style but really good, we often skipped having coffee at the hotel and had an espresso in Venice itself - for 1 euro it's worth it! The hotel is literally across the road from the Mestre train station which makes it really easy to locate. We used the train multiple times a day, going to and from Venice, only taking 10 minutes each way, this was a breeze. In Venice I noticed so many tourists dragging their bags down the tiny streets, lost, trying to find their hotel, this is when I was glad we stayed in Mestre as it was easy to get to and still so central. I hope to come back to Venice one day, it is such a beautiful place and thanks to Bologna for making our stay even more memorable.

    4
    « Excellent hotel near venice »

    A very nice hotel with friendly staff and amazing rooms with even super amazing bathroom. Wi-Fi was good. Breakfast was cheaper at 4 euros.The train station is on the other side of the road. Overall felt good.

    3
    « Promising but one fatal flaw »

    Super friendly, welcoming, helpful and professional staff. Public areas are very smart. Rooms are a little clinical - not much in the way of 'comfort'. That would be ok if it wasn't for the one major problem that ruined our stay. The room stank - of drains, and that's putting in politely. Running water, flushing the toilet, opening the window - nothing seemed to help. We were only there for one night so we didn't make a big deal of it - but it ruined our stay. Otherwise location is good and the breakfast is very good value. But beware the air....

    5
    « Always 5 stars! »

    I have returned here many times as the staff is beyond wonderful. They are amazing. The food, the room and kindness. It feels like coming home each time I return! It is so easy to jump on the train to Venice and the parking is great.

    5
    « 3 night Stay »

    Location is amazing. Staff was kind. Enjoyed the cookies and fruit infused water at front desk. Bought 48 hour Venice card from hotel which included bus transportation. Bus stop is across street. Had a 3 person room which was very nice and large for European standards. Only minor issue is that it is a 15 min bus or 10 minute train ride to Venice. Plus if you want to go east Venice it can be an additional 30-45 minutes walk/boat ride. But after watching people struggle with luggage in Venice, it made us love our decision to stay at this hotel! Bus drops you off directly in front of boat dock so very convenient.

    3
    « Location location location »

    We stayed here during our trip to Venice. There was good, and there was not so good. Let's start with the good. 1. The location is great. We drove to Venice. So staying in Venice proper was not a great idea for us. Parking, getting bags to the hotel...the logistics of it all didn't sound good. This hotel was a great pick for that. It's directly across the street from the train station. The train (which leaves every 10 minutes or so) is a quick and easy ride to the Santa Lucia train station in Venice. 2. The parking. We parked our car safe and sound at the hotel for only $10/day. 3. The bathroom. Ours was huge. Both a shower. And a tub. And plenty of light from a very large widow. 4. I felt safe arriving and exiting the hotel at all hours. Now for the things that could have used some attention. 1. The flies. I get it, it's Europe, no screens, and its hot. But the amount of flies in our room was a little ridiculous. 2. The air conditioner. It ran. But it would shut off during the day and in the middle of the night. Which means that when you arrive back home from a very long (hot) day in Venice, you have to crank it on an wait for it to cool down. For us folks from cold places, a well working a/c is a must.

    5
    « Lovely room and a great Stay »

    My husband and I stayed here for one night before our cruise in Venice. We were upgraded to a room in the new south section of the hotel. I have to say it was fantastic. The bathroom was well appointed with ultramodern fixtures and a magnificent shower stall. wooden floors, mood lighting, free slippers, comfortable bed. We loved it!

    5
    « Very comfortable and great location!! »

    We recently returned from Venice and while there stayed at the Best Western Bologna Hotel which is located in Mestre just outside Venice. Great location opp the Railway station and very close to the bus station only a 15 min journey into Venice and the water taxis. The hotel is very comfortable and modern, the rooms nicely sized and great walk in showers. Beds very comfortable. They also serve a great breakfast. Finally the staff are really friendly and helpful!! Will stay there again.

    5
    « Great rooms and great location »

    When looking for a place to stay in Venice we were scared of the prices and hotel qualities in the island... very expensive places that we didnt like, we usually prefer newer places... Best Western offered new rooms with a decent price, and amazing location, just across the street we took the train ($1.25/trip) to the island. Suggestion is to increase the size of the shower area, the bathroom is very big but the shower area itself is ridiculous small, I'm 6'00 (1.85m) and could barely move inside it...

  • 5
    « Best breakfast deal ever »

    I stayed regularly at this hotel 10 years ago. It still doesn't disappoint. The restaurant has been upgraded in line with the rest of the hotel and as others have said, you can't beat €4 for a buffet breakfast - anywhere. Rooms still nice and large, modern and comfortable. Showers excellent. Handy for train station - €2.50 still each way. We stayed over May Day holiday and OK it was very busy on the Sunday but still a short journey up to Venice as we bought our tickets the night before. Stay in Venice if you want the atmosphere. Stay in Mestre if you want quiet, space and comfort at a economical price. Bus to the airport is €8 each way.

    4
    « Loved it. »

    Really friendly and helpful staff made our stay here really enjoyable.Room a little cramped but clean modern and tidy. Location not great but really accessible to Venice.Buffet breakfast basic and the coffee terrible but was only 4euros.

    5
    « Absolutely Fantastic! »

    Just returned from our break to Venice and the BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Bologna - Mestre Station was one of the highlights of our trip. We were quite worried about staying outside of Venice itself, but as for so many people we had to balance quality and cost. We upgraded to a Superior Room and it was fabulous, quiet, comfortable and spacious, the sort of luxury that would cost a small fortune in Venice, and as for location, it's directly opposite Venice Mestre train station and it takes 10 minutes to Venice Ferrovia Station at a cost of 1.25 Euros per journey. The best thing about being in Mestre was that the crowds in Venice can become a bit tiring so it's nice to be able to get away from them should you wish. The breakfast, which wasn't included for us, only cost 4.00 Euros per person and was worth every penny with a great selection of both hot and cold dishes with juices and coffee a plenty. All in all an absolutely fantastic stay and should we ever return to Venice I'll be staying here for sure!

    4
    « Great deal! »

    If you're traveling to Venezia and don't want to spend a lot by staying in the city, Mestre and this hotel are a great option. The hotel is just in front of the train station of Mestre, where you can take a train to Venezia with just 1.25 euros and be in the city in 10 minutes. I would definitely do it again. (The rooms are nice, but please don't expect them to be like the one they display in the pictures @ every site. Rooms are way more smaller, but clean and decent in size.)

    5
    « Very best place to stay »

    Super friendly staff, big spacious rooms, downright cheap (4 euros) and bountiful breakfast buffet, and excellent location- who could ask for more? Our three night stay was as pleasant as it gets. The nice maitre d at the breakfast room even recognized me after the first day and directed me to my early-rising husband each morning. There is round the clock room service if you wish. Located right across from the Mestre train station for making those short hops into Venice, or traveling to other Italian cities. Fast and efficient check in and check out. Best Western should be very proud of this Italian franchise!

    4
    « Very good but----- »

    Reception staff good and helpful. Room Very nice, comfy bed , large tv. Location excellent. Downside : restaurant menu very uninspiring . Rooms not soundproof. Doors banging, you can hear toilets flushing and furniture being moved in nearby and rooms above. Shame, as the standard of the rooms is very good.

    5
    « Great value for Venice »

    This hotel rates a 5, as it is a very high quality hotel and very well priced for the area. Good value hotels in Venice, 5 minutes by train, are located near Piazza Roma and cost near $200. This is a very nice modern hotel with rooms much larger than average, in a good location across the street from the rail station in Mestre, priced in the $130 range. Mestre is the first rail stop when leaving the Venice train station going almost anywhere. We took the train to Padua, for 3.6 euro each. The hotel staff is friendly and the front desk staff speak flawless English. The restaurant is also very good and well priced, even more of a dramatic comparison to restaurants on the island.

    5
    « Lovely friendly hotel with very good amenities. Very convenient location »

    We stayed here for 4 nights. Lovely modern room, spacious, airy, very clean and well looked after. All the staff were helpful and very friendly. Breakfast was amazing value and quality for only 4 Euros. Great location - right opposite the train station but not at all noisy. We slept really well in the very comfortable beds.

    5
    « Very nice. Location, location, location. »

    Hotel is much nicer than you will find in Venice proper. Room is clean, and much larger. Right in front of train station. Do not let the train to Venice scare you. Facing the train station from hotel, you want to go on a train going left to Venice. It's usually on the very first track as you approach the platform. I.e. No need to go down stairs and under. Go to any of the red ticket machines, if crowded there are others on the platform. Press English. Choose train from Mestre Venezia to Santa Lucia Venezia which is the end of the line. It is a very short train ride and is $1.25 Euro each way. Buy the round trip to save time on the return. Euro or credit cards accepted. Once you have your ticket, proceed to the platform, trains run every few minutes. There are small validation machines on the posts by the train. Insert your ticket and it will punch it. Not sure the value add of that, but it is what we were told. You have purchased a second class ticket which just means no assigned seat. The glass doors on the train car will say "classe 2". I didn't see any with 1, but just in case. On the return, just get on the same train or almost any train leaving. You may or may not have a stop between Santa Lucia and Mestre. If you stop at Santa Marghera do not get off there. Easy. Usually my rule is just follow the most tourists. If you are driving in, there is reserved parking behind the hotel. When you approach the gate, it will say full in Italian and not give you a ticket. Just press assistance and tell them you are checking in. They will tell you to push the button and a ticket will come out and gate will rise. Enjoy.

    5
    « Nice hotel in a perfect location »

    Excellent location infront of train station and bus stop to Venice. Nice and clean rooms with comfortable beds and very quiet in the evening. Very good breakfast with a lot of choices and an excellent espresso. Attentive staff and very reasonable prices.

  • 4
    « Value for money »

    Nice and helpful staff. Excellent location; the Mestre station is right across the street. Room was really, really big and so was the bathroom. Very comfortable stay. Breakfast can be improved though.

    5
    « A very pleasant surprise. »

    Arriving at this hotel we were not encouraged by the exterior. Inside was a different story and we were pleasantly surprised. The rooms are modern, extremely clean, newly furnished, comfortable beds. The bathroom was one of the best we have seen. We even had a separate living room between the bedroom area and the bathroom. There is a restaurant on site for dinner, and the position is fantastic - right across the road from the local railway station providing quick and easy transport to the city centre. We were very impressed. Highly recommended.

    5
    « Great hotel without the hype of Venice »

    Stayed here in late April 2016. This is our second visit to Venice, the first time we stayed in the heart of Venice & hated the place, This time we stayed just out of Venice & loved the place. Staying in Mestre is a great alternative if you are visiting Venice. It is only 10 minutes by train to Venice. For those who have been looking at hotel reviews in Venice, you would have noticed anything cheap is rubbish & everything else is expensive and also not so good, so do yourself a favour and stay at the Best Western Bologna. This is a modern & comfortable hotel, we were actually surprised how good it was. The rooms are spacious & clean with comfortable bed. The bathroom was also modern & clean, with good water pressure. People at reception are really helpful. There is a great little Pizza restaurant 5 minutes walk down the road, (just ask reception for the name & location). Great for dinner, food and price was really good and you avoid the high food prices in Venice. We would definately go back if we returned to Venice.

    5
    « Modern hotel with all what you need »

    Best ever shower Crone almost like you are under waterfall. Shower is even better than in Sanarino's Joli, San Marino. Modern hotel with all what you need. Perfect hotel to stay near Venezia and after that to continue you trip through Europe. We will come again.

    3
    « Nice hotel let down by poor reception personnel »

    Positives: Directly opposite Venice Mestre train station. Smart and clean - good sized rooms. Comfortable beds with no noise at night from either the street or adjacent bedrooms. Great spread at breakfast with a large choice of food. My review is marked down because of the below... Negatives: I'm always disappointed when I come across negative attitudes at reception. Check in was fine and conducted by a very pleasant lady and young chap. Shame this wasn't repeated at check out where I encountered an extremely obnoxious middle/elder aged man in glasses who was abrupt, dismissive of my queries and generally had no interest in being pleasant. He carried a superior air about him! Perhaps had I worn chinos with cufflinks I may have had a different tone from him - still this man does no favours to the other hotel staff who I found to be both nice and efficient. Suggest the chain review this member of staffs demeanour or send him on an etiquette course!

    5
    « Perfect place »

    There are two things that make this hotel the best choice to visit Venice, for as many days as you want. First, location - it is just in front of the railway station and for a 5 euros return ticket it brings you directly in the heart of Venice. It's simply perfect. Second, the hotel itself: the place is beautiful, very well renovated, with a fantastic breakfast and super-nice staff. Clean, pleasant to stay, well kept: excellent. When we arrived (we stayed only one night, and it was our first stay in this hotel) for reasons I did not understand they put in our room a champagne bottle (on the house!) and made us feel like we were old friends coming back home. Unbeatable. And, the price was very reasonable, and thinking we were 20 min from the center of Venice, it was actually very cheap!!!

    5
    « Such a fantastic hotel ! »

    We stayed after a cruise only for one night but the hotel is beautiful, it is clean, the rooms are modern the bathroom, the restaurant downstairs and bar are modern and a nice place. I loved it I would consider staying there on next trip to Venice for certain!

    5
    « Great location, big room »

    Perfect location for traveller, it is located just in front of the meestre station you just cross the street to go to the hotel. Hotel itself is nice considered quite new and room size is big for those of you with big luggage this one is perfect. Breakfast is okay but good value since you only spend 4euro for a person for a buffet breakfast. If you want to save money for Venetian trip then this hotel is perfect. Located 15 minutes by train to San Marco you got bigger room than any of Venezia hotel.

    4
    « Veey comfortable and well located »

    The hotel is very well located near the train station and very fast connection to both airport and Venice. We came with a baby and we needed assistance from the staff. They were very friendly and helped us to solve the issues ar an incredible speed. I strongly recommend yhe place.

    4
    « Nice location »

    This was a reasonable hotel to stay in, away from the crazy crowds of Venice. I am glad we stayed here as opposed to the heart of Venice. It's a very quick/ easy train ride . We had a very nice stay. Our only issue was the front desk called us at 6 AM for a noise complaint and woke up the entire family , way too early.

  • 5
    « Fantastic! »

    Extremely friendly staff, from the front desk to the bartenders. Room was clean and a little bigger than some. Fridge, safe, and large bathroom. Was right by the train/bus station so getting into the heart of Venice was easy and pretty quick. Very clean, with a modern bar with good prices and knowledgeable tenders.

    5
    « Really good value for money »

    I spent a weekend in venice and I stayed at the hotel with a friend. Recently completely restored with new rooms and spacious bathrooms, excellent facilities including a car park the hotel enjoys the perfect locations just in front of the train station. A freuqent train service took us to venice in 10 mins. Our room looking inside the courtyard was very quite and full of light! Buffet breakfast was quite rich and with quality foods. Hotel service was good and we appreciated the efficient and nice staff.

    3
    « OK Hotel... »

    Spent two nights here. The hotel is clean and very accessible to Venice (the train station is across the streets and runs every 10 minutes to Venice). Apart from that the location of the hotel is less than to be desired. Mestre has seen better days, I would not venture out by yourself at night. While the room was very clean the hotel is not sound proof at all. Guests will hear noises from the street as well as those from fellow guests. While the rate was fair I don't think I will be staying there again for my next visit.

    4
    « On the right side of the tracks »

    Venice the magical city is often discouraging due to high prices of hotels. A good alternative is the Hotel Bologna on the mainland(Mestre) directly across the street from the train station. (Be warned of some noise at night if you face the direction and leave the windows open). It is a short, 3 euro train ride to St. Lucia station where you can walk through the city or board a water taxi to St Marks. Rooms were small but comfortable with modern baths with walk in showers. Breakfast was more than expected with cold meats and cheese, breads, cereal etc. Front desk staff were most helpful in securing taxi to the pier.

    5
    « Excellent, would return! »

    Situated on a street literally opposite the Venezia Mestre station, this hotel is a convenient place to stay at if you are visiting Venice. The main station is Venezia St Lucia which is only a 10min train ride away, trains are frequent and fares are cheap (about €1.25 one way pp). Staff was welcoming and professional, and very helpful too. For first timers in Venice like my husband and I, they gave us a street map and showed us where we could walk or take a water taxi for the best views of Venice. The room was very spacious, clean and comfortable. They also provide a water kettle and tea/coffee making facilities which is something usually unheard of when visiting European countries. A mini refrigerator is provided as well. Bathroom was large and spacious too, with a bathtub. The breakfast spread was good too, they have a self-service pancake machine which is entertaining for the little children. Sadly we were rushing to catch an early train to Frankfurt and couldn't enjoy the breakfast as much as we would have liked. Highly recommended!

    2
    « Big mistake!!! »

    I booked here thinking I could save money by staying here while visiting Venice. Wrong!!! The neighborhood was seedy and the room was excessively hot for some unknown reason. When I complained they simply said the air conditioning was turned off for the season. Also it was really inconvenient to not have a room in Venice. When you leave the hotel we had to be gone all day so you lose the convenience of having a hotel room to stop back in if you simply need a rest or a restroom. We discovered a far better hotel in Venice, the Best Western Olimpia. Even though we realized our mistake in booking here on the first day they would not let us cancel the second day so we had to wait until the third day to switch hotels. The Olimpia was so much better than this hotel in so many ways (and only cost $25 more per night), I deeply regret being stuck here for two days. At least I only had to put up with the excessive heat at night because we were on the streets of Venice all day unable to return. Also there is nothing to do around this hotel except avoid sleazy looking characters.

    5
    « Great stay »

    I have stay at this hotel in the end of September. The hotel is new, nice and have very friendly staff. At reception the check-in was quick and the staff have all patience to explain the surroundings and transport to Venice. Room was one of the biggest I have had during my trip in Italy. The location is great. Train station to Venice is just across the road and the bus stand as well. I highly recommend this hotel.

    4
    « Convenience and great customer service »

    We made a decision to stay out of the touristic Venice area and instead chose BW Bologna. Just after I booked, realised that I needed information on likely time frame to travel and reach a touristic meeting point . My email query got a detailed and prompt response from Marina, The sales manager. Thank you so much -felt reassuring before we even landed. The hotel is stone's throw away from the Train station and cant even dream of a better location. The triple room we had booked was very spacious. We could purchase the water taxi pass from the hotel itself. Buffet breakfast was awesome.Overall a great stay.

    5
    « Excellent customer service »

    Ideal spot for a 2 night visit to Venice. This is located across the road from Venezia Mestre Station, only 2 stops from Venice. Travelling with our 10 year old, this has the benefit of an extra bedroom. Rooms are clean, spacious and modern. Unfortunately we left a Kindle behind but the staff were good enough to locate it and send it to us by courier once we paid the costs . The only issue I have is that the rooms are not that well soundproofed from noises in the corridor outside.

    3
    « conviently located »

    We chose this hotel because it is conveniently located - the opposite side of the street from the Mestre train station. Also, the hotel carries the Best Western brand. There is of course a price for this. Nice breakfast and a very good restaurant for dinner after touring the islands of Venice. Seek a room whose windows are not facing the internal courtyard, unless you wish to wake up at 4 a.m. at the noise of staff pushing trolleys around.

  • 5
    « Everything Perfect........ until the last evening »

    I would sing the praises of this hotel from the rooftops. Its location, decor, staff, interior design are all exceptional. There is very little to fault about the hotel. Location: Couldn't be better. It is not Central Venice , it is an unassuming suburb and this is reflected in the price. If this hotel was in Central Venice it would cost a fortune. However, it is only a 10 minute 1€50 bus ride from outside the hotel into Piazza di Roma. The train station is opposite giving easy access not only to Venice but to Treviso and Padua. Furthermore the Airport shuttle stop is only 200 metres away . The decor of the hotel is a wonderful feature. Modern and tasteful even if the hotel is actually from the late 19th century. The bathroom tiles are a bit OTT and are bright blue stripes a bit like a gondoliers t-shirt! The restaurant is truly excellent and the area itself is very tastefully designed. Food generally of a very high quality . The waiting staff Arianna and Antonio were the personificaction of perfection and their expertise and attention to their diners shone through. I thought we were going to leave with no ill feelings and I would definitely return to the hotel. However, on our last night the hotel had taken a booking for a Lions Club dinner which meant that the hotel guests did not have the use of the normal restaurant and were pushed into the daytime cafe area. Because of the Lions Dinner , the standard of food slipped dramatically and the usual ambiance was gone. A great pity and the hotel needs to decide who comes first , their guests or the local business community. If it cannot please both then someone will be dissatisfied. Maybe we were just unlucky , but if I knew that the usual excellent restaurant was not available, then I would eat elsewhere. Having said that , this hotel would be first on my list for a return to Venice

    4
    « Great hotel ... terrible neighborhood »

    I must admit that the neighborhood leaves nothing to be desired. With that said, the location directly across the street from the Mestre train station could not be more perfect. With car rental companies just around the corner (do not use Hertz, go to the Avis/Budget office) we had no problem visiting other towns for the day. The Mestre train station is 10 minutes from Venice San Lucia train station ... so very convenient! The hotel staff could not be more helpful, the wait staff excellent, and the food in the two restaurants are very good. My overall rating would be Excellent for the property itself, but the neighborhood is so terrible that I has to take it a notch down.

    5
    « Outskirts of Venice »

    A short (and cheap) 10 minute train ride into Venice. Located across the street from train station. Fully renovated and modern hotel. Excellent breakfast buffet. Clean, spacious, modern rooms and free wifi. Lots of restaurants nearby but Mestre is not a large town and not a lot to do or see. Very reasonable pricing, a bargain compared to Venice itself.Staff were young and helpful. Parking in a gated lot behind hotel is 10 Euros/day - very reasonable.

    5
    « The Best in Mestre / Venice »

    Stayed 3 nites here. The rooms are clean,big and very modern with fast wi-fi. 20 - 25 min to/from the A/P by bus or taxi, and 10 - 15 min to Venice by metro or bus. Very good breakfast with great coffee. The hotel bistro has great baguettes , sandwiches and salads. the train station is a cross the street, a grocery store, pharmacy and ATM is a 5 min walk, the hotel has a secured parking lot , great staff very helpful. Great Value for the $. A DEFINITELY STAY HRER I was very Impressed

    5
    « Very handy to Venice and easy access to cruise terminal. »

    Decided to stay here as we didnt fancy dragging our suitcases across the cobble stones in Venice ,and this hotel was a wonderful find. The local bus takes you from right outside the airport to right outside the hotel,where you can take either a train or the bus to the vaporetta stop in Venice. The check in was fast,and the staff so helpful.Our room was a 2 room suite with a very large new bathroom (a double shower and a bath ),facing onto a courtyard ,so very quiet. Everything appeared new and all was spotless. I requested breakfast before we left home and the manager gave us a special rate.Highly recommend eating there as it was far superior to our cruise breakfast..they also serve other meals. I booked this hotel with Canadian airmiles.

    4
    « Spotless very modern »

    Our room was beautiful, clean, very modern and well appointed. Only downside was street sounds at night. Heard everyone talking on the street below and every loud, car, truck, bus or Moto. Request a room in the back facing the parking lot.

    5
    « Perfect Location »

    Great access to Venice without the exorbitant prices. Across the train station so easy to go to next destination. 20 minutes from airport. Friendly staff. Great value for money. Clean and spacious rooms

    4
    « Very New Hotel, Spacious Bathrooms »

    The nicest hotel we stayed at on our trip to Italy. We had a full size shower, which was a treat! Very spacious room, and the hotel seemed to be very new or newly remodeled. Directly across the street from Mestre Station, which meant for a very easy train ride into Venice.

    5
    « Excellent!!!! »

    If you stay in venecia go there although it's at 10 min by train to venecia Excellent rooms and bathroom Very comfortable beds and well insulated rooms They have an excellent restaurant and good room service Wifi connection excellent My choice for next stays in venecia

    5
    « Great place to stay before a cruise out of Venice »

    This hotel was very convenient to stay for sailing out on a cruise. It is across the causeway from Venice but therefore was easy to catch a taxi to take you directly to the port. Though we only stayed one night, one could easily take a 10 minute train ride into Venice's main station.

  • 5
    « Best Western Bologna lives up to ratings »

    When we were looking for a hotel in Venice a friend recommended checking out their hotel in the Mestre area. While I was checking it out the BW Bologna popped up. I checked the ratings on TripAdvisor and was very impressed with the ratings - 90% Very Good or Excellent is pretty amazing. Because we knew we would be a bit jet legged we wanted to eliminate as many hassles as possible and I figured that a hotel with ratings this good could solve problems if there were any. Fortunately we had none. The hotel room was spacious, not luxurious, but very comfortable and everything we required. The breakfast in the morning was very appealing and all staff members we encountered were courteous and helpful. We were impressed!

    5
    « Big bright comfortable rooms »

    Have visited 6 hotels in Italy and this hotel has the largest room that comfortably fits 2 huge luggages and 2 adults without haven't to side step. It's not on Venice but it's convenient just opposite the Venice mestre station ( across the street). To get to Venice either take the bus (15-20mins) or train (10-15mins). The bus tends to get a little crowded (watch your bags) while getting on the right train from Venice to Venice mestre may be a little daunting for first timers. Overall the stay at the hotel was good, nothing to fault, reasonable breakfast, spacious toilets and room, clean and modern.

    3
    « Good Location, But Over Priced »

    Stayed there one night. The front desk staff members we came in contact with were friendly and helpful. Good breakfast for 4 Euro per person. The room was clean and quiet, but small. We chose this hotel mainly because of its location, across from the train station and one block away from the bus depot. It is very pricey for what they offer. Now that I am somewhat familiar with the area and if I do it again, I would choose another hotel, 15 minute walk from the train station, higher rated and about 50 Euro less than Bologna.

    4
    « Overnight in Venice »

    It was a very nice hotel. The room was modern and they had free wifi. It was opposite the bus stop and railway which were both easy for Venice. The only con was that it was nearly 3pm before we could check into our room we had being travelling all morning and needed a shower and a change of clothes before exploring Venice. The staff were very polite and did take our bags until our room was ready.

    4
    « A great alternative to staying in Venice. »

    While this hotel is a little tricky to get to and has very limited parking for 10 euros a day, it is right across the street from the train station. It only takes about 10 minutes to get to Venice and trains run frequently. We found the front desk staff to be friendly and helpful-especially Barbara. The rooms were clean and quite large and the bed was quite comfortable. The bathroom was nice and bright (as it had a window) and there was actually Kleenex in the room, which we rarely found in hotels in Italy. There was even a real hair dryer in the bathroom. Most places we had a dryer that had a 1 foot cord and a button that you constantly had to press to get it to work.The view out our window was of the parking lot, but that was ok as we were only there for 1 night and did not spend much time in the room. The halls smelled very nice and the maids were friendly. Breakfast was good for 4 euros, but we did not find there was a great selection for restaurants within walking distance for dinner. We did have a rental car, but it is a real hassle to drive anywhere with all of the ZTL. By 6 am we had a lot of noise with garbage and recycle trucks, so that was a bit annoying. There were 2 lifts, but one was extremely small.

    5
    « Great access to Venice for less »

    This is the second time we have stayed at this hotel, using it as our base when visiting Venice. Location is great, just across the road to the train station and then no need to take suitcases through the cobbled laneways of Venice. Trains are so frequent from early morning through to the night that it's never an issue not staying there. And the value for money in comparison is great! The rooms are spacious and the bathrooms are huge. Staff are friendly and helpful, plenty of breakfast options. There is a laundromat a couple of blocks up the road if you need one, and we picked up a hire car from Hertz which was one block away, easy to get to with our suitcases.

    5
    « Great hotel »

    We stopped off here for a night on the way to Marco Polo Airport the following day. We had just arrived by train from Austria so the location is great. It really is right across the street from the Mestre Station. The hotel has gone through a major renovation and added a variety of new rooms and facilities. It is very modern inside in all areas. We had a superior room in the new wing and after a small issue regarding the room we were immediately given a new room. The rooms are large, well equipped and all have excellent huge bathrooms. The bar is a very nice area after a day for a drink, and we had dinner in their restaurant as well. The food was fantastic, some of the best we had in Venice, beautifully cooked, and plated with lots of variety in the menu. Excellent selection of wine by the glass and bottle. Breakfast is included in the price of the rooms and is presented in a large sunny room with lots of selection. There is a nice collage of historical photos in the lobby showing the history of the hotel as well, which is a very nice touch.No complaints at all, too bad we only stayed one night, compared to the prices of hotels in venice itself its a bargain to stay there and take the bus or train to Piazza Roma and the city itself. The direct bus to the airport is only 100 meters away down the street and at 8 euros a cheap alternative to a taxi. Staff are all excellent and very helpful and polite. Well worth it and a great value.

    5
    « Fantastic Location outside of Venice »

    This hotel is right across the street from area where you get your train tickets and catch the train to get into Venice! It was a 1 1/2-2 block walk from where the ATVO dropped us off from the airport, so not far to pull your luggage. Others that we talked to that stayed in Venice, were dragging their suitcases over bridges( with steps) to try to get to their hotels. The train system was easy to figure out and there are people to ask if needed. If the ambience of staying in Venice is what you wish for, then this hotel isn't for you. The price was great, Marco at the front desk was fantastic at giving us directions and gave us an easy map to follow. There is a free breakfast and they have a nice restaurant for dinner, as well. The accommodations are very modern but clean and very nice.

    5
    « A CLEAR WINNER!! »

    The title says it all-very impressive in all respects. Best Western Bologna has the perfect location near the Mestre rail station and in close proximity to the bus service terminating at the PIAZZALE ROMA in Venice. I/we booked a standard twin room-absolutely unbeatable value-booked through MASTERCARD at a good rate. Front desk staff could not do enough for us, interested in all our questions. Breakfast was faultless-great selection!! Buy your VENICE TRAVEL PASS at the front desk of the hotel during your stay. Same price as we paid on-line before leaving for our trip. Faultless hotel!!!

    3
    « Decent hotel, good location for Venice visits »

    Mestre is a run down town which is unpleasant to say the least but has the amazing advantage of being a train stop away from Venice. The hotel is good by Mestre standards. Our room was large and modern with basic Best Western furniture. Bathroom was decent with nice shower cabinet. Hotel wing where we stayed looks like it was recently refurbished, nice. Hotel staff in general are cold and unpleasant even if they try to be. Breakfast is below average. Parking is good but not free. Hotel is across street from train and bus stations to go to Venice.

  • 5
    « Great hotel. Excelent location. Amazing staff. »

    The hotel is located across the street from Mestre railstation. The room is spacious and the bathroom is absolutely clean. It has the Best Western quality standards witch for me means good quality hotels with a fair price. The staff is absolutely amazing. I called to ask if they can change my room because our bed was a bit noisy. In minutes they came to my room with keys for another room, asked me to check if the new room was ok for me and changed ir immediately. I was never disappointed with a Best Western hotel! Great job guys!

    5
    « Great Hotel, but Pricey »

    Small, modern, comfortable hotel in Maestra (7 minute train ride from Venice). Difficult to give a good answer as to location because it was extremely close to the train station (across the street); but the hotel is NOT in the best area. My husband and I walked for 15 min in every direction and didn't see much of anything. So, easy and fast location to the train station but pricey for a hotel outside Venice. I used a free night stay and had a $100 voucher from other BW stays and still paid $200. Bathroom is large and shower is simply glorious. Bed is comfortable and room is very clean and large. My husband and I had plenty of room to stretch out and open our suitcases and keep them open on the floor without climbing over them or tripping on them. It also has a long desk to do work. There is a small convenience store in the train station area which serves a terrific cappuchino and there is also a McDonald's in the same area.

    4
    « Good Alternative to More Expensive Venice »

    Conveniently located across from Mestre train station for access to Venice. You can take the train to Venice Santa Lucia station or the #2 bus to Piazzale Roma. Convenient parking around the corner (with more direct route through courtyard when walking) for 10 euros. Great breakfast and front desk staff. Would definitely stay here again when not wanting to pay higher prices of Venice!

    5
    « Another stay at this hotel »

    This hotel is so well placed for the station, airport bus and bus to Venice and I always stay here because of this. The rooms are well decorated and the bathrooms a good size. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The selection of items for breakfast is excellent. The bar snacks are varied, of good quality and reasonably priced.

    5
    « An amazing find! »

    We just stayed one night because of an early flight, but this hotel was a great respite from the crowds in Venice. The room and the staff were amazing! And just a short train ride into Venice. A great value!

    4
    « Vacation 2016 »

    My friend recommended me to this hotel because it is close to the train station and I was glad that I did booked it because the room was great, firm mattress (that's very important), firm pillows, and very spacious. It is literately just across from the train station where you can take a train to Santa Lucia in 10-15mins. The hotel restaurant was not bad and I was so surprised because the one in the previous hotel we stayed at was horrible. The breakfast was ok just like another hotel that offers continental breakfast nothing special.

    5
    « Awesome location if you want to go to Venice »

    I hesitated quite a bit before booking this hotel because I feared the location would make things complicated, but now, I think it was the best choice. First of all, we arrived from the airport. We took the Flybus (you can buy tickets in the baggage claim area from the Atvo machine). It dropped us about two blocks from the hotel. Also, the hotel is right in front of the Mestre train station. You can easily go in Venice by train (about 10 minutes, 1.5 Euro/tickets, you can buy tickets at the station) and if you plan to leave the city by train, it's very convenient. The room itself was clean, everything looked new and it was calm even if we were on the side of the street (3rd floor). The breakfast was good, it was exactly what we expected (fruits, bread, cereals, hard boiled eggs, cheese, coffee, juice? you can find pictures here on trip advisor).

    3
    « Could Be Better »

    Undoubtedly this hotel is well located - being located at the shortest walk from the railway station and also near the stopping place for the airport bus. If I had known about the Venezia Mestre junction that is only a short train ride away from uncomfortably, relentlessly crowded Venice I would never had stayed in that city last year. As it is we wanted an easy access place to the airport after being elsewhere in Italy this year hence me going with my travelling companion to this place. It is an old hotel which would have had some style and character once but has been 'gutted' as they say these days and stripped of all charm. However I cannot complain about the size of the room (called a Junior suite) nor the firm mattresses on the twin beds. There was a safe as requested and a good bathroom but it would have been nice to have had a picture on the wall instead of beige blandness with fake wooden floors. The staff seemed to have been selected to match the décor as amongst those on reception or in the breakfast room I never detected anything that could be called a personality or hints of charm; employees unsmilingly did their jobs, nothing more. Incidentally I have stayed in a Best Western Hotels on several other occasions around the world ; of the one in Rome some years ago I can still remember the names of staff members with their endearing manners and courtesy. Suggest some customer relations training for the people in this hotel as one gets the suspicion that it is an unhappy place. People who complain about food when too many in the world starve are self-centred and quite reprehensible in my opinion but the 'American' breakfast was below standard for anyone who has any idea or nutrition. Besides some chopped-up fruit and cold coffee, there was no provision for vegetarians besides cheese and (battery?) eggs. So desperate was I for tomatoes or mushrooms or something that I bought a banana to have on toasted bread. Quite honestly, this hotel needs to come into the 21st Century as there was a remarkable degree of high-sugared food being provided. If the high sugar content of the commercial cereal being offered was not enough there was additives such as syrup, chocolates and multi-coloured 'smarties'. There was also an array of sweet cakes and pies. All people, including Americans with any intelligence, are turning away from such virtual poison as it is now understood that sugar and its many forms gives no nutrition but causes many other obesity-linked medical conditions. Wholesome choices were indeed very limited. If I needed to go to Venice again I would stay at this outer-Venice area but not at this hotel.

    5
    « Wonderful location for visiting Venice »

    I have stayed here 4 times and every time I am thankful that I can just arrive on the train, cross the street and find the hotel. Not having to carry luggage all around Venice proper is a special reason to stay here. The hotel is very nice with friendly staff and comfortable rooms. Breakfast is outstanding. We ate dinner at the restaurant one evening and had one of the best meals we had during our entire 16 days in Italy. Service was excellent and the ambience was very pleasant.

    5
    « Great location if you want to visit Venice. »

    This was my fourth stay at this hotel. I love the location across from the train station. It is easy to hop a train into Venezia Santa Lucia at the low price of 1.25 euros. Rooms are comfortable and the breakfast is excellent. I especially loved the dinner at the restaurant. Service is professional but friendly and the staff respond to problem situations.

  • 4
    « Smart Location »

    Watching confused tourists dragging their luggage through crowded lanes in Venice made us happy to have instead stayed at the Best Western Bologna in Mestre. Located across the street from the train station and about 10 min. ride from Venice. The spacious room was very clean, with an excellent foam bed and the air conditioning was up to American standards. The complimentary breakfast was very good, with a self serve buffet of traditional offerings. Excellent coffee. The front desk was helpful and friendly. The only negative is sound carries in this building.

    4
    « Location, location, location »

    Great location... 5 minute walk to the train station and then get the train right to the Grand Canal in Venice! Hotel prices in Venice is high so staying just outside is the choice and this hotel is a perfect choice. It's nice to have parking onsite and just around back from the hotel... very convenient. I would recommend this place if for nothing else but for the location and convenience to get into Venice.

    5
    « Nice place »

    Nice hotel , friendly staff restaurant , clean room , comfortable a cross with train and bus to Venice island , we stay here 3 nights R.315 with tub and shower , i support you choose for will visit Venice *trip with best friend

    5
    « Extended stay »

    I stayed at the Best Western Bologna from 8/28-9/7 after my husband had an unexpected hospital stay. The hotel was conveniently located near the train and bus stops allowing me to get to where I needed to go easily. The room (suite) was very nice and allowed me the space needed for an extended stay. The front desk was warm and friendly always inquiring about my husband's health. The business center was useful in printing documents needed. Once my husband returned to the hotel to continue his recovery, we were happy that there was a restaurant in the hotel for dinner allowing my husband to enjoy some great Italian food! Overall, our experience at the Best Western Bologna was excellent even during a difficult time. Diane and Jeff Smith

    5
    « Perfect location for regional daytrips »

    Perfect location for regional daytrips. Yup a great hotel with decent rooms, a great helpful staff, great breakfast to start the day and a superb location that allows regional day trips. Venice is just a 11-minute train ride away from across the street with trains leaving for Venice every 5 minutes all day and evening. So allows very easy access to Venice. In addition, cities such as Padua, Verona, Trieste and Bologna are just a short train ride away. With a fast train, one is just over an hour away from Bologna. All this makes it a great place to stay to visit Venice and beyond. Even though one is not in Venice, one can still visit Venice even late into the evening if one wishes. And Venice really shine in the evening when all the day trippers are gone. Since so many trans leave and originate from Venice St. Lucia station, it means one has no worries of being too late into Venice and miss a train back to the Hotel in Mestre. And all that at a quite and restfull sleep.

    5
    « Nice Hotel, great location »

    This Hotel was located in a perfect spot for those who don't want to stay inside Venice. It is right across the Mestre Train Station. Only a 10 minute train ride into Venice Santa Lucia Station. The Hotel was really clean, nice bathroom. The rooms were very spacious. The breakfast was really good.

    5
    « Excellent, convenient hotel »

    The Hotel Bologna is one of the most comfortable and convenient hotels we have stayed at, with excellent customer service. The rooms are clean, generously sized and modern, and the air conditioning will make any US traveler happy. The buffet breakfast is fantastic - eggs, bacon, pancakes, fruit, toast, cereal, pastries, yogurt, etc. The staff is very pleasant and hard-working, and if you need anything, Mirko at the front desk will arrange it for you. The hotel is 20 minutes from the airport and right across the street from the train station. The restaurant at the hotel, DaTura, was the best restaurant we ate at in Venice. The service from our waiter, Daniel, was first-class, which included food and wine recommendations. We will be back to this gem.

    4
    « Stayed here in July 2016 »

    Conveniently located a short walk from the bus station and right across from the train station. If you want to visit Venice stay on the mainland and take the train to the island. Dragging luggage around in Venice is a big issue and finding your way around narrow streets is a challenge. This Best Western was perfect for our stay. Hotel staff couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. The rooms were clean and spacious. The breakfast was very good with a variety of food, from pastries, cereal, fruit, cold cuts, cheese, toast, and eggs.

    5
    « Wonderful hotel, GREAT staff, amazing rooms! »

    This hotel was probably my favorite in my 12 day trip to Italy and don't let the "Best Western" name scare you off. First, the hotel is gorgeous and modern and the rooms are HUGE. The bathroom was the size of most European hotel rooms and had a huge soaking tub and separate shower. The rooms themselves are modern with clean lines and wood floors. Free wifi worked throughout the hotel and the breakfast was incredible. Anything you can imagine was offered as part of the room stay. The hotel itself is located right across the street from the main train station (Venezia Mestre) to the city center. For 1.5 Euros, you can take the 10 minute train ride to Venice and be in a gondola a few minutes later. This hotel was a nice escape from the craziness that can be Venice and the prices can't be beat. Upon departure, we left so early (3:30 a.m.) that they packed us a breakfast to go so we wouldn't be hungry for our flight. What hotel does that?! Amazing!! I will absolutely, positively stay here again when I come back to Venice.

    5
    « Wedding Anniversary »

    Stayed here for 3 nights. Location perfect. Train station is across the road for a 9 min ride to Venice. The rooms are excellent clean and modern. The hotel restaurant is very stylish with very nice food with a ten percent deduction for people staying in the hotel. Finally the staff are great. All very friendly and helpfull. So in summary 10/10

  • 5
    « Nice staff, Great service! »

    Although the hotel is not on the island, but it's so close to the train station and best price. Rooms are large, bath rooms are huge. Decoration is contemporary. The staff are very warm hearted. When I tried to buy the ferry pass, she helped to figure out the best way for us to save money and best utilize the pass. They prepared take-out breakfast for us on the morning of our leaving to airport at 5am.

    5
    « Great place to stay in Mestre »

    We stayed here only one night prior to departing on a cruise out of Venice. This hotel is in a super convenient location - directly across the street from the Mestre train station. The rates are reasonable compared to Venice, so it's not a bad choice of locations for visiting Venice. The trains go back and forth frequently and take only about ten minutes from the Mestre Station to the Venice Santa Lucia station right on the Grand Canal. The hotel itself is excellent. Very new-looking, modern and clean. The staff is attentive and helpful. Rooms are clean and well-furnished and quiet. The hotel has a small restaurant with good food, so no need to search the neighborhood.

    5
    « Driving to Venice? Look no further! »

    The last time we drove to Venice, we had to park in a huge lot and carry our luggage and baby stroller through the streets of Venice. Fast forward 10 years... I looked for a hotel with parking and happened upon the Hotel Bologna. This is the nicest Best Western I've ever stayed in. The rooms were modern, spacious, and clean. There is a parking lot for 10 euro for 24 hours. We arrived 9 pm and wanted to go to Venice for dinner. The staff recommended an excellent waterside restaurant away from the throngs of tourists. The proximity to the train is ridiculous but we didn't want to wait for a half hour, so we took the bus. The train is nicer but both take you to the center of the action. The breakfast buffet was very good and was a great value at 4 euro!

    5
    « best hotel outside the craziness of Venice »

    great hotel across from the train station Venice Mestre...bus at front of hotel to Venice bus station, walk across the small footbridge and you are heading in the direction of the Rialto bridge, 2 minute walk....good restaurants near the hotel and much cheaper than in crowded Venice. Rm 153 was huge, bathroom measured 10x10foot...spotless, air conditoning, black out curtains. quiet, wood floors, helpful reception staff, computer and printer in the lobby, nice restaurant on premises, cheap pasta plate for 6,50 E Have stayed here many times, it is remodeled and looks great for a building of 1911 era....

    4
    « Good hotel, in a convenient location »

    This hotel is right near the station to go to Venice, the trains are convenient and cheap, less than €2, and you can buy tickets from the hotel. The hotel has very nice rooms and make sure you are in the new block, as the rooms are quieter and new. The bathrooms are spacious and clean, with all you would need. The staff are very helpful, however the one problem we had was that we wanted to catch the express bus to Marco Polo airport, the cost is €8 each. We were told by one person at the desk that the bus stopped right across the road outside of the station, after 25 minutes of waiting I went back to the hotel to confirm the instructions, however the bus goes from the bus station which is further down the road away from the station and the hotel. A minor inconvenience but it was a little annoying.

    5
    « Best hotel in Mestre »

    We chose to stay at this hotel for its close proximity to venice, and the excellent quality of hotel at a very reasonable price even during tourist season. Its around 15 min by taxi from Marco Polo airport and it is located right across from Mestre train station which is one stop away from Venice's Santa Lucia train station for €1.25 one way. So there's no need to stay in venice hotel and drag our many luggages across multiple bridges. The 2 Look Room we booked is exactly as seen in the hotel photos. It's large, quiet, very clean, bed is very comfortable. Washroom is big, clean, and has a marbled shower stall with overhead rain shower. Returning to our comfortable rooms after a long tired day of exploring Venice and its outskirts was sheer bliss. Hotel reception staffs were helpful, accommodating, and friendly. Breakfast buffet was plentiful, coffee was rich. There are few restaurants and a small grocery store in the immediate area where we got our beer, bottled water and snacks. We are so glad we stayed here and for sure we will return to this hotel on our future visits to venice.

    4
    « Great location for Venice sightseeing »

    We booked a double room as we were travelling 2 adults and 1 child. This hotel could not be better placed for travelling in to Venice as it is opposite Mestre train station which has trains running every 8 minutes across to Venice for just €1.25 each way. The hotel itself is modern, clean and well maintained, also selling train tickets to avoid the queues at the ticket machines (remember to validate your tickets to avoid a fine!). The rooms were spacious and comfortable. Breakfast was included and has a good selection of food. There is parking on-site but there are limited spaces for €10 per 24hrs. Great value and well placed just a few minutes from the motorway.

    5
    « Great stay for a very reasonable price! »

    This hotel was way cheaper than most in venice and was way more modern and nicer than the ones we considered in venice. It is right beside the train station and not far from a the interspar supermarket, we experienced excellent customer service and the breakfast was included for free and had loads of options, great stay would recommend over anywhere i looked at in venice.

    5
    « Great start of our road trip »

    Very convenient location , just near train station to Venice , and esp when you have a car as it has private parking. Room perfect, little one thrilled with his separate room; not expected by us Dinner at the daTour resto very good But most of all perfect service Reception rated @ 150% and everyone really very customer experience oriented Everything was organized to make our stay pleasurable and easy going

    5
    « One of the best experience ever! »

    We spent an extended weekend in Venice in this hotel. I must say the service was perfect, the attitude of receptionist was something hard to believe. We really felt like we were welcome in any time and could ask for anything. The hotel is situated just in front of the main train station which is great for commuting to Venice city centre. Rooms were clean and tidy. The breakfast was bold and was included everything we required. I do recommend this place as it has a great position, great staff and food.

  • 4
    « Best stay at hotel bologna mestre »

    I stayed here for three nights during my official visit to Venice. As I came from Milan to mestre by direct train, this hotel was best for me, just outside the mestre train station. From outside, hotel looked like a budget property and I was apprehensive a bit, but as I entered the hotel, I found it to be a class heritage hotel. Room was very clean, well appointed, bed was comfortable, washroom was very spacious and everything was fine. Amenities like safe, electric kettle, TV, fridge etc worked fine. View from room was nothing but in mestre I doubt you can get any view at all. So it was not somethi.g negative about the hotel in particular. There is a small supermarket near to hotel from where all necessary items like water bottles, bread, wine can be purchased at very cheaper price. Don't try the supermarket inside the train station it's very expensive. Largest supermarket is about 500 m away from the hotel. Many eating joints especially pizza restaurants are in close vicinity of the hotel, very reasonably priced and good food quality and taste. The buffet breakfast at hotel restaurant was good, though I found the options on lower side. The staff at reception was very helpful and extended help for information on sightseeing and travel in Venice. Jessica especially was very charming and helpful in sorting our billing related problem. For going to Venice, there is bus service from the stop just outside the hotel, in front of train station, fare is 1.2 euro one way. The best thing about the hotel was its proximity to mestre station, after a day full of tour at venice, it was very relaxing to jump out of the bus at head straightaway to hotel entrance. Yes, beware of the door at entrance, it comes attacking at you.

    5
    « Great lication, friendly Staff and clean! »

    I stayed with my son, front desk was very friendly. They spoke many languages and were very helpful. Rooms were big, clean, and beds were comfortable. I was impressed by how big the bathroom was. Breakfast was ok. Nothing fancy for 4 Euros is satisfying. I would definitely stay again when I come back.

    4
    « Great Hotel Location »

    The hotel is right opposite MESTRE railway station and the airport bus transfer stop. Hence, very convenient to visit Venice. It only takes 10 minutes by train and there are regional trains every 15 minutes until 11 PM. Hence, I do not regret not booking in Venice itself. Venice is not user friendly if you have a lot of luggage and public water transport is very expensive and crowded. Please ignore the negative reviews of Mestre. You can buy return tickets for Euro 2.50 from reception. This will save queuing at the ticket machines. The station is really busy. The family room was great with 2 separate rooms and TVs. The staff were friendly. I would definitely use this hotel again if I ever return to Venice.

    4
    « A valuable place to stay in Mestre »

    If you cannot stay at the old city, I would highly recommend it! It's close to the station, clean and modern. Rooms are good and big, while people are really gentle. I would say that it's a value for money option.

    4
    « Convenient Location to Venice »

    We booked 2 rooms for three nights as we toured Venice. Great location with train Station and Bus Stop that provided easy and regular access to Venice. The rooms were clean and modest and the bathrooms were a great size and well equipped. We found the mattresses a little thin compared to other accommodations but we slept okay so not a major detraction. The front desk staff were excellent - helpful, ready to assist, and very informative and frankly really should be commended for the service they provide. The breakfasts were excellent and empty dishes were replenished quickly. The restaurant also served good food and the service from the bar was prompt so it has all the markings for a great hotel. We would love to recommend this hotel BUT we did encounter a problem with smoking throughout the stay. In one of our rooms, it reaked of smoke that appeared to come through the vents and although reported, nothing changed. It is a non smoking hotel and a room change was offered but considering we (all) could smell the smoke up and down the hallway, we did not think it would make a difference. We do suggest that a more agressive approach be taken in the future to stop the smoking but if not, please do not call it a smoke free hotel.

    5
    « A great place to stay »

    This is a good hotel. The staff were friendly and helpful. And the room was clean, modern and comfortable. I loved the bistro which served reasonably priced Italian food, e.g. delicious lasagna Whilst the hotel is a short bus ride from central Venice, the bust stop is just outside the hotel or you can get the train at the station which is nearby.

    4
    « trip to venice »

    The hotel is in an excellent location for visiting Venice .Train station opposite & 5 minutes into The Grand Canal. Reception staff are brilliant .Efficient check in .Rooms spacious & comfortable .A nice surprise from reception was a bottle of bubbly on ice ,& nibbles ,brought to our room on my husbands 70 th birthday .Thank you so much .Only down side was the breakfast. Can not please every ones tastes I suppose

    5
    « I love this place »

    Rooms are good clean bright breakfast is good. Towels are good. The staff is efficient and painless check in. Since the hotel is located near a train station it's very convenient. To go to Venice buy a 1-2 day ticket you can use the bus and boat transportation without limit.

    5
    « Pre-Cruise »

    My wife and I flew non-stop from New York JFK to Venice Marco Polo Airport to board a 12-day Mediterranean Cruise. We knew we'd be jet-lagged from the long flight, and just wanted a nice clean room to recuperate for a day before boarding the ship. After some research we decided not to stay in Venice proper, the rooms are outrageously expensive and since no autos are allowed on Venice Island, it's very hard to transport your luggage. The Venice Best Western Bologna Mestre Station Hotel turned out to be a perfect option for us. The Hotel is directly adjacent to the Mestre Train Station. After passing through immigration at Venice Marco Polo Airport, my wife waited for our luggage to arrive on the baggage carousel, and I went to buy shuttle tickets. ATVO runs an Express Shuttle Bus non-stop from the Airport to the Train Station for 8 Euros per person one-way. I bought two one way tickets from a kiosk in the baggage claim area. The ATM-like machine had an English menu and accepted my U.S. visa credit card without any issues. As soon as we walked out the front door of the airport the ATVO shuttle was waiting. The bus was a beautiful new full size forty passenger coach. It was impeccably clean with air conditioning and free Wi-Fi, although it was painfully slow internet and the signal was intermittent. The train station was a quick twenty-minute drive. I was worried we wouldn't know exactly where the hotel was but you could easily see the Best Western sign as we neared the station. The shuttle drops you in a parking lot just before you arrive at the train station, and the hotel is a one block walk on the right side of the street. We arrived at 1:00pm and check-in wasn't until 3:00pm but they gave us our room immediately. All of the front desk staff spoke flawless English. The room was very nice and modern. The room itself and the bathroom were much larger than we expected. The free Wi-Fi was very good and we were able to FaceTime and Skype family without interruption. The TV had two English speaking stations, CNN and BBC. We neglected to change any money at the airport so we didn't have any Euros. We walked a few blocks into the center of Mestre but weren't able to find a bank or an ATM machine. There were many restaurants nearby but some looked scruffy and most seemed to cater to locals. Sadly, we ended up eating at McDonald's at the train station as they accepted credit cards and we didn't have any cash. The beds were good, a little firm, but we had a sound night's sleep. Overall we were very pleased with our stay and with the hotel and its staff who were very friendly and helpful. For anyone going on a cruise or sightseeing in Venice there are many options for getting to Venezia Plaza Roma. The cheapest and easiest option is the train for a couple of Euros. If you have a lot of luggage a taxi is your best choice. You can hail a taxi at the train station, if the hotel calls one for you there's an 8 Euro surcharge. A taxi will take you directly to the cruise passenger terminal for 35 Euros. Be aware that the taxis do not take credit cards, only cash. You can get to your cruise ship from Mestre Station much cheaper but it's a bit of an ordeal. You have to take the train to St. Lucia Station which is the end of the line. From there you walk out of the station and turn right. You have to walk over a large arched foot bridge with many shallow stairs to get to Venezia Plaza Roma, from here you can take the ?People Mover? (Monorail) to the port for 1.5 Euros per person. The ?People Mover? has elevators and escalators on both ends. From where the ?People Mover? drops you to the terminal is about a half mile walk. It's definitely a feasible option if you're up for it. When we returned from the cruise, we took the ?People Mover? to Venezia Plaza Roma where we caught an ATVO Express Shuttle bus non-stop to the airport, for the same 8 Euro per person one way. For those cruising out of Venice, the Venice Best Western Bologna Mestre Station Hotel is a great pre-cruise or post cruise option, it's also a great hotel for visiting Venice on a budget, as it's a short commute to and from Venice.

    5
    « Easy, Clean, Convenient »

    Stayed in a family room at the Best Western Hotel Bologna, Venezia. The arrangement - two rooms separated by pocket doors with a king bed on one side and 2 single beds on the other - was perfect for us (we have 2 teenagers). There was plenty of space, and the room and bathroom were immaculate. We didn't leave ourselves enough time to enjoy the breakfast buffet (included in our rate) on the first day. But we made sure to be there the 2nd day - lots to choose from including fresh fruit and baked goods. Very convenient to Venice on the train or bus (right across the street) with reasonably priced parking for our rental car.

  • 5
    « Venice trip »

    We've stayed here before. They've updated since then. Across street from train station in Venice, about 10 minute trip for a couple of euros each way. Can buy tickets at hotel and charge to room- very convenient. Rooms are nice, had a king size bed, not very large but definitely adequate with a large bathroom with a tub and shower. Great breakfast buffet. Dinner was good, but I preferred the old bistro menu from a few years ago. The staff was very helpful.

    3
    « This is a nice hotel but unfortunately we had issues »

    The standard room is nice and spacious, hotel clean and nice staff. Right across from the train station with easy access to Venice. The beds are comfortable. However, the noise level, again with these issues, is just not right. They have no carpeting in the rooms, and while parkay type flooring is a much nicer look than carpeting, unforunately those who need to get up at 5 or 6am and start moving chairs, other furniture, suitcases and drop objects on the floor for 2 hours and 20 minutes while doing their packing is just unvelievable! 2 calls later to the front desk the noise still hadn't stopped. I was desperate as were the other two people in the room with me. This is a recurring theme in many hotels and I think soundproofing should be a major factor when giving a hotel a star rating. A 4 or a 5 star hotel should be QUIET!

    5
    « Nice and close to Train Station »

    We checked in very late to this hotel. It was about a 30 minute cab ride but when we got there ($35/2ppl), they spoke English very well and out room was accommodating for 2 people. Not to mention it's right in front of the Main Train Station which was very convenient to access other parts of Italy. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone staying in the area. Much cheaper to stay here than in Venice. It's cheaper to take the train to Venice the city for $2 and save the money on the hotel by staying in Mestre. GREAT HOTEL!!!

    5
    « Best ever airport hotel »

    We stayed her the night before the cruise. Their shuttle bus was waiting as expected and we soon arrived at the hotel. A major thunderstorm was raging so there was no way we wanted to do anything other than relax after a days travelling. The check in staff were courteous and efficient. They offered to explain about getting into Venice. We were soon in our modern room. It was clean, bright and airy. Comfortable bed and blackout curtains. modern and efficient bathroom. We dined in their restaurant which we found to be delicious and reasonably priced. Breakfast was included and had an excellent selection of well cooked, well presented choices. The next day they consolidated transport with other guest to our cruise ship, reducing the price. That transport took us to the door of the check in facility. If we were travelling back to Venice we would choose to stay here.

    4
    « Upgrade from Junior Suite to Superior room? »

    We arrived at the hotel before check in time and were given the suite room number. When we came back to check in a few hours later we were told that there was a problem with the sink in the room but that we had been given another room, an upgrade, as a gift from the hotel to us!! I was also asked if I drank Prosecco and a bottle was sent to the room. The room was at best a superior room but not a junior suite as I had booked. I called to reception and told them that I was not happy with this room and only then did they admit this was a superior room. They seemed to think it was fine that I was given this room with no mention of being moved the day after (we had booked for 3 nights). I told them that the reason I had booked a junior suite was because this was what I wanted. Had I wanted a superior room I would have booked this. I told them I expected that they move us to a junior suite the next day, which they did. The receptionist who sent up the bottle of prosecco came over and asked if I had received it, to which of course I replied yes. As there was a price difference in the room I paid for the prosecco myself. When your guests book a junior suite, either give them what they have paid for or be totally honest with them. what should have happened is that they said at the outset when we came back to check in that the suite wasnt available but that we would be moved the next day, this did not happen and I got the impression they thought they were doing me some big favour by giving us a superior room!!! On the good side, the rooms (both of them) were spotless, as was the rest of the hotel. The reception staff could, on the other hand, benefit from a course in good customer relations. We heard one of the receptionists shout at a guest telling him that the kettle was in the wardrobe. When my daughter (who has a BSc and is half way through a double Masters) asked for some directions, one of the receptionists spoke to her as if she was stupid. Georgie Hansen

    4
    « Nice Hotel »

    Great hotel and restaurant. Location is great since it is across the street from the train station. Stayed here while visiting Venice and it worked out great. Train ride was only 10 minutes and you do not have to deal with the smell of the canals in Venice.

    4
    « Rooms comfortable, breakfast good. Definitely better than Venice hotels »

    Close to the station and very well presented. Breakfast is very good. Wifi not so fast. Bathrooms and showers very good too. Would always recimmend staying here rather than Venice. The train station is right outside.

    5
    « Excellent location for visiting Venice »

    Don't let the name of this hotel confuse you. It is not in Bologna, but outside of Venice with easy access to the city of Venice and associated islands. Well located, across from the train station, the Best Western Bologna is a modern, clean hotel with good service and nice, clean, rooms. Breakfast is included and is a plentiful buffet of delicious items, even gluten free if you ask.

    5
    « Save $$$ on this great hotel »

    When researching hotels for my stay in Venice I came across the Best Western in Mestre. WOW! The location is great. Right across the street from the train station and a few minutes later you're in Venice. Trains run constantly to and from Venice. We picked up our train tickets right from the front desk. Breakfast was great and the rooms clean and spacious. The beds were the best of any hotel we slept in during our tour of Italy. Wifi was excellent. We didn't get to eat lunch or dinner at the hotel restaurant as we spent most of our time in Venice but the food options looked good. Staff were super nice and helpful. If you're a family on a tight budget, this is the place to stay . Would highly recommend to family and friends.

    5
    « Great Hotel with easy access to Venice »

    This is a great hotel that is steps away from the train station. They staff are very helpful and you can buy tickets for the 10 min train ride into Venice. The rooms are great and air conditioned. The restaurants in the hotel are outstanding. I would highly recommend this hotel if you are visiting Venice and want to avoid pulling your luggage over the bridges and onto the boats.

  • 5
    « Effortless »

    Stayed here for one night while visiting Venice. Chose this hotel due to its excellent location opposite train station , only 8 mins into Venice. All staff were excellent , rooms were spacious and modern and breakfast was great. Would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Venice. Also ideal location for travelling to other locations in Italy by train as we did. Journey to Trieste less than 2 hours.

    5
    « Very nice stay »

    Last week we stayed at this hotel and were very happy with our stay. Very convenient location if arriving by the train station - it's right across the street! Very helpful and friendly front desk people. Convenient that you can purchase bus/train tickets to take you into the heart of Venice from the front desk. We rented a family room for 3 people and are room was HUGE, very comfortable beds, quiet to out side noise, a large and well stocked bathroom, good shower, a fridge with a mini bar, very good breakfast included in the room rate. There is nothing negative I could say about this hotel, highly recommend it.

    4
    « Convenient, good breakfast »

    The hotel is clean, the rooms are exceptionally big considering European standard and is located in front of the train station ( train: 10 mins to Venice). The service is good. The breakfast is very complete. But I just say convenient and don't give them the 5 stars because it does not have a gym or a pool, facilities that an active tourist appreciates after a hot summer day, neither room service nor money exchange.

    5
    « Good hotel in great location for visiting Venice »

    Hotel is directly across the street from the Mestre train station where you can catch a train to Venice train station every 10 minutes. Hotel is clean, rooms are well equipped. Staff is very helpful with details on getting around in Venice and getting to Marco Polo airport. Breakfast is great with a lot of variety.

    5
    « BestWestern Bologna Hotel - Convenient Location »

    BW Bologna hotel is in a very convenient location just across to one of the main train station, with easy and quick reach to Venice tourists area and to Venice Marco Polo airport by bus. Trains are very frequent takes about 10 minutes and fare is inexpensive. Modern spacious and clean comfortable large room. The buffet breakfast has lots of selection - very good. The front desk staff are very welcoming, excellent, helpful and professional. I would highly recommend this hotel and will definitely stay again in the future.

    4
    « Helpful reception staff »

    Hotel itself nice.. Rooms nice and clean.. Asked after checking if we could have a room with bath as I am 6 months pregnant-reception staff more than happy to assist and moved us straight away. Reception staff always smiling and happy to help. Breakfast had lots of choice; very nice. Good location.

    5
    « Great Location & Staff »

    This is a great hotel location right across the street to one to the two main train stations in Venice. The location is great ! and the staff are amazing. The morning breakfast is more then enough to hold you for the day.

    5
    « Excellent hotel before catching flight from Venezia »

    This is the 4th time I have stayed at the BW Bologna Hotel. We always liked it because of its quick access to the Mestre Train station, and bus service to Marco Polo Airport (Venezia). Check in was quick. Bar was excellent for a pleasant drink while waiting for train connections. Even 2 hours wait allowed air conditioned comfort. The room was very modern and well laid out. All in all a great experience prior to an 18 hour flight time to Canada. It made the long journey easier to take.

    5
    « Best Western Bologna Hotel-Perfect Choice »

    This hotel was perfect choice for our stay in Venice. Just across of Mestre Railway Station . You dont have to carry your luggage through all Venice , bridges and streets of Venice-just drop in hotel and in 20 minutes you could take a train to Venice. Trains to Venice goes every 10 minutes and it takes around 10 minutes to travel to Venice. I love this hotel-it is perfect location and service, very friendly staff. Quite often in Italy is not Canadian/American standard of service-they trying to pretend but kind of don't have time on you. It was opposite in this hotel-very good service and my compliments for all staff of hotel. Very clean and big room and washrooms, strong and stable WIFI connection, advises from Receptionists the best way to commute. Few more words-Buffet was perfect! Well, I highly recommend this hotel to all travelers to Venice.

    5
    « Easy access to Venice »

    Our stay here started with my error in booking our train ticket to Mestre one station short of Venice proper. Fortunately, the hotel is directly across the street from the train station. At check in they were extremely helpful and we were able to purchase our combo bus/vapporetto ticket there. Our room was very modern, the bed was very comfortable and the wifi was great. When we finally reached Venice and watched people struggle with their luggage we realized that it was a great error. The breakfast was excellent with a wide variety of choices and the coffee was made for us personally. The bus/vapporetto ticket is a great investment and the bus was easy to catch across the street from the hotel. There are many moderately priced restaurants in the area..another bonus.

  • 3
    « Clean room but cigaret smoking smell and found bugs »

    Just checked into Best Western Bologna (Mestre) with two rooms for family vacation. One room is filled with cigaret smoking smell left by previous guest even though all rooms in this hotel is supposed to be "NON-SMOKING". Management was nice and offered free drink in the bar for all six guests. So now all six of us are crammed into our second room waiting for the first room to be "cleaned" for the smoking smell. The second room is clean but we found so many live little bugs on the floor and in bed. Kept killing them but they Kept coming from no where. (See attached pictures!) Can hardly wait to check out in the morning and move on to our next destination!

    5
    « Best BW I've stayed in »

    This is a very competent and comfortable hotel. Our room had plenty of space, as did the bathroom. Beds very good. Wifi worked well. Styling and fit out is sharply modern and installed recently. Breakfast was extensive and the server brought barista made coffee on request. Check in and out was efficient and friendly. Location is perfect for Mestre station access (directly across the road).

    5
    « Great location »

    I loved this hotel. Staff is polite, good breakfast, bedroom has a good space, the forniture is new, bed is comfortable, shower is good. Everything is clean. Very good located - in front ot train station.

    5
    « Our Dream Adventure »

    We highly recommend this hotel. It is conveniently located in Mestre, directly across from the train station. The neighborhood is quiet, safe, and family oriented . The rooms are clean and modern. Breakfast is fresh and sumptuous. The train costs1.5E, to venezia santa lucia where you can access the vaporetta.. ,You will appreciate being away from the hoards of tourists.

    5
    « Ideal option for Venice »

    Getting to and from Venice from this hotel is very easy as its directly facing the railway station from which trains are very frequent and very cheap. The hotel has its own car park. The rooms are comfortable, breakfast is very good, the staff are excellent. A very good choice!

    5
    « Great location, with parking »

    I picked this hotel for Venice mostly because we were driving and needed a car park, but I saw that it was close to the train into Venice. Car parking was secure and plenty of spaces, cost us £30 for three nights. Breakfast was included, lots to choose from including a pancake maker, offered cappuccinos every morning. Room was spacious and comfortable, bed was great and bathroom was more than adequate. Location is perfect, literally walk out the door and into the train station and in 10 minutes you are in Venice. Bonus is you can buy train tickets at reception. Staff were lovely and the food in the restaurant is great! Can't fault them at all. Would stay there again in a heartbeat.

    5
    « Outstanding Location & Quality »

    Location is paramount in Venice area. This hotel is right across the street from the railway station that takes you straight into Venice in 10 minutes or so. You may buy the train tickets at the front desk. Staff is very courteous. The room and bathroom are spacious and the design is contemporary. The parking lot behind the hotel is also convenient. Breakfast is very good. The restaurant offers excellent food for a reasonable price. All considered it was an excellent deal because we could put together location, comfort, and affordability. Will stay again for sure.

    5
    « The best hotel. »

    Been here twice now and it's great. This time, visiting family at little notice - turned up on a Thursday in heat and humidity. Room was big and spotless with great aircon. The bar was friendly and helpful. Breakfast is superb with the best cappuccinos around. On the last night the bar staff were adamant I took little snacks with my drinks...so kind This is a fantastic hotel, everyone is nice. I can't wait to return.

    4
    « Mostly Excellent »

    All aspects of our week long stay are excellent: location, room, bath facilities, staff, the bistro, etc. One one aspect that needs shoring up is the breakfast buffet: greasy eggs and bacon, and the coffee was a real mixed bag. I would come back but will eat breakfast elsewhere.

    3
    « Return visit -- not so great »

    We stayed here in September 2014 and enjoyed it thoroughly and returned in June 2016 and were a bit disappointed. Located directly opposite the Venezia Mestre train station, there is easy access to Venice by train. It is a very budget friendly option to the much more expensive hotels in Venice. The trains run about every 5 to 10 minutes during the day and well into the night, although with diminished frequency in late evening. Buy a train ticket at the kiosk in the station for about 1.25 euros, and in ten minutes you will be in Venice. Be sure to validate the ticket in the machines in the underground tunnels before you get to the train platforms. The hotel rooms are modern, the beds are large and comfortable, and the bathrooms are especially nice and big and modern. The entire hotel is very clean. But the breakfast buffet has deteriorated since our last visit. The food is not good quality, although the range of options is large. The bacon is greasy, bread is tasteless, the scrambled eggs are swimming in oil, and the rice is cold. The coffee is especially terrible, and ordering cappuccino is the only viable option. My husband switched to drinking tea because the coffee Americano is so bad. Yesterday we lost all electric power from 1 pm to 6 pm, so getting ready for an evening out of the town was a challenge.

  • 4
    « Good choice! »

    This is a very good choice if you want to stay in Mestre. Just across from the train station. 8min train to Venice. Since you probably will leave your hotel room in the morning and return only at night, there is no much difference from staying in Mestre or Venice. The staff is very kind, with special thanks to Mr. Moreno from the front desk. There was some misunderstanding with the type of room I was given, but even late at night he managed to change it. Breakfast is very good and complete.

    5
    « Perfect room and location »

    The hotel is just right next to terminal. The room is very clean and quiet. There's enough space for 1 big luggage and 1 small luggage. Staff are friendly and willing to service you. ??????????????????????????????????? ????????????????????????? ??? ??????????????????? ???????????????????????????????? ??????????????????????????????????????? ?????????? 10 ???????

    5
    « Excellent five night stay in Venice! »

    Stayed here a few weeks ago for five nights on our trip to Venice. A friend of my husband's who lives in Padova recommended we don't actually stay in Venice but find something in Mestre instead. He was so right! It was a lot cheaper staying outside of the island and much more convenient getting in and out of Venice daily on either a bus or train than lugging suitcases through small canals and bridges on the island. Both bus and train were fast and cheap. Both stations are just outside of the hotel across the street. We arrived to Mestre from Florence via train, so it was just an easy roll across the street with our suitcases to the hotel. After our stay was over, we used the ATVO Flybus to get to the Marco Polo airport and that office/stop are also very close to the hotel, just next to the train station. So this hotel has an excellent location to everything important. The hotel itself was excellent!! Modern and HUGE room and especially bathroom. Cleaned daily, toiletries replaced daily and towels and bedding changed daily if guest want that. Wifi was down when we arrived but once they fixed it in just a short time, it was really fast and reliable for the rest of the stay. Breakfast was included and was plentiful and delicious: breads, cheeses, meats, eggs, fruit, veggies, yogurts, cereals, juices and coffee products. We also ate dinner at the restaurant twice and lunch once on our arrival day. Everything was superb!! The staff was very helpful and friendly, truly had an excellent stay. On our next trip to Venice, we will stay here again for sure!!

    4
    « Mini Venice break »

    Very pleasant hotel with good staff and a nice buffet breakfast. The hotel was very nice with it's biggest highlight being it's proximity to the train station, from hotel door to Venice can take as little as 15 mins (if you time it right). We explored every nook and cranny of Venice so we are unlikely to visit again but if we did we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

    5
    « Great two night stop over »

    Fantastic location, directly opposite the train station, very modern spacious rooms! I travelled with my partner who is pregnant and before arriving emailed asking to be placed in a room with a bath, when we arrived we didn't have the bath but the hotel moved us straight away with zero fuss. Reception staff could not help enough, bringing us an iron and ironing board when needed. Reception staff are a credit to this hotel. Fantastic stay, very modern, would visit again for another short break

    5
    « Nice hotel in a great location »

    I booked this hotel on the basis of its location and the reviews, I was not disappointed, the hotel is 50 metres from Mestre train station, trains to Venice run regularly and take only 15mins to get there. Rooms are well equipped and very clean, the suite is a good size. The hotel is well priced compared to Venice. Staff are friendly and extremely helpful. The buffet breakfast is also excellent.

    4
    « Yummy breakfast ...great service »

    Our room was small according to North Americanstandards but bathroom was huge . The hotel is well situatedacrossfrom the train station and 15 minute ride to Venice .Shlepping suitcasesoncobblestones andbridges wasnot an option for me so Mestre was the perfect spot .Easy commute comfy and quick .I would go back there if Venice was our stop .Venice is a killer on feet and knees with uneven pavement andstone stairs everywhere ,It isnot handicap friendly plusvery costly invaporettos etc Surrouning Murano and Burano are a must as lovely colourful towns ....verynice to walk around in . Restaurantsaround thehotel were excellent and recommendedby staff me,bers who spoke Englishand were very accomodating .I loved Venice ...our hotel ...our vsits .Hope to go back soon

    4
    « Clean, Convenient, and Cost-effective Stay »

    A very convenient location, across from the Mestre Train Station, the Best Western Bologna is a clean and comfortable stay in close proximity to Venice. The train was very easy to take and within 10 minutes you were in Venice. The hotel itself is a busy hotel, so early check-in was not an option (as compared to other hotels we have stayed at). The breakfast is buffet style and is available from 07:00 am to 10:00 am. Wi-Fi worked very well throughout the building and was included in the cost. The room was clean and spacious. The TV offered many channels, but other than the news, only one channel in English. We would stay here again.

    4
    « Pleasant room with good transport links into Venice »

    The hotel is located in a very good situation (Venice Mestre). Ideal for those wanting a cheap alternative to staying in the main Venice area. Had a King bed which can also be separated into two separate beds, found the bed quite hard to begin with but after a day on my feet walking around in Venice, I managed to get a good nights sleep. The hotel offers a European continental breakfast but for those not wanting to have breakfast, there are a few eating areas around the hotel to grab a bite to eat before exploring the wonders of Venice. For those interested in ideal transport links, you can get the ATVO coach which is direct to Marco Polo Airport to Mestre which stops 5 mins from the hotel. When brought in advance these tickets cost €13 per person (adult) and is a 20 mins journey. Ideal for those coming to Venice as a couple or in groups with lots of luggage. Alternatively, individual can buy the Venezia Unica pass which can be used of public buses and water buses around Venice including from Marco Polo airport to Mestre but the journey is much longer. To get into the Venice Island area you can either take the number 2 bus outside of the Hotel with the Venezia Unica card roughly takes 15-20mins (ask someone in the hotel reception area where the location of the stop is, they are very helpful); or you can take the train from the train station which is again outside of the hotel, takes 10mins and cost €1.25 one way as of 29/05/2016. Although the bus will be free with the Venezia Unica card it can be really busy i.e. packed! (if you have had the luxury of traveling of the London Underground during peak times it is very similar to this.) I found it so uncomfortable that I took the train instead into Venice and used the Venezia Unica card on the water buses. Please keep in mind, the trains stop at a certain time in the evening whereas the bus is 24hr at a reduced service after a certain time. After a certain time, the bus changes from the Number 2 to N1. The water buses also work throughout the night. For those who fancy relaxing at a beach after having sore feet I recommend visiting Lido which can be reached by a water bus. Gondolas charge a €100 for 30mins and can fit 4-5 people maximum. You can obtain a ride in a lot of locations throughout Venice (you cannot miss them).

    5
    « Excellent Hotel and Fabulous Location »

    Excellent hotel - Reception team very helpful and professional, Lovely and clean rooms, bathrooms clean and big, Great breakfast also during our stay it was our 30th Wedding Anniversary and the hotel very kindly bought up to our room a bottle of Prosecco and some nibbles this was really nice. Position is Excellent for going into Venice 2 mins to train station and tickets you can get from the hotel is a plus.

  • 4
    « Great hotel »

    Visited the Hotel Bologna for 3 nights, we stayed here as a cheaper alternative to staying in Venice. Mestrè is around 20 minutes by bus from Marco Polo airport, and right across the road from the train station which has trains every 10 minutes to Venice. The train into Venice is only €5 return and the last train is around 11pm. The hotel is very clean, with friendly staff and good size rooms. The hotel restaurant was also great, loads to choose from and the meals we had were good. Perfect hotel if you are looking for something close to Venice, without paying a fortune!

    4
    « Nice, clean hotel opposite the train station »

    The hotel is nice and clean with modern decor in the rooms, if a little clinical with no character. However, its location opposite the train station makes it a great base to explore Venice, the breakfast is good. We also enjoyed dinner here one night. The service was good and reasonably priced.

    5
    « Fabulous location to get to Venice (8 min by train) »

    Hotel was sited only 2 min walk from Main train station - which is then only 8 min trip (2 stops) to Venice. The hotel was terrific, in a quiet location which was surprising given the close location to the train station. Great breakfast with gluten free options too, bacon/eggs and large range of bread/pastries and do it yourself pancakes. Lovely. Night time - there are a large range of restaurants within 15 min - although the local area feels a bit rough - dont worry just put your walking shoes on, we never felt worried and had no problems. * Tip 1. - DONT TAKE the bus! it was always packed (think Japan trains where you are pushed into the train - I am not kidding). * Tip 2 - definitely make sure you book a courtyard facing room on either 3rd or 4th floor (highest) if you can - we booked a suite as we were there for 4 nights and it was well worth it. * Tip 3 - the season/restaurants etc opens in the about the first week of May - so the hotel may not have put the air conditioning on yet. They turned it on for the 3rd night we were there - very nice! It wasn't an issue for the first couple of nights as we were able to leave the windows open as it was a courtyard facing room and therefore not too noisy! * Tip 4 - the hotel gives good discounts if you book in the last week - if you can find a room! Maybe a good strategy for shoulder season though. * Tip 5 - buy your train tickets from the hotel reception (they don't charge any extra)

    5
    « Location »

    The location of this hotel is excellent. It is so easy to go from Marco Polo Airport to the hotel (Bus 15). The hotel is also near the train station to Venice. The hotel has day pass for water bus so you don't need to lineup at the terminal to buy ticket. The room is big and clean, the front desk staff are friendly and professional. The buffet breakfast is good.

    4
    « Great Location »

    We booked this hotel due to the location to the train station. We were heading to Trieste Italy the next day and it was just across the street to catch the train. Nice hotel, nice room. If we plan to visit Venice again, we would stay here and catch the bus into the city. We arrived very late 11pm, and it was no problem on check in. Great breakfast!

    5
    « Good for airport connection »

    We stayed at this hotel in Venice Mestre to be close to the train station and the airport bus pickup area. The hotel was perfect for our requirements. The hotel was also a pleasant surprise as to being up-to-date with quite nice and very clean rooms. Quite often hotels right across from the train station are less than satisfactory. It would also be a good option for those wanting to be close to Venice without the costly pricing. The trip by train to the island is very quick.

    5
    « Away from the frenetic crowds »

    We arrived into Venice at the end of a very enjoyable Mediterranean cruise. Wanting to stay in Venice for a couple of extra nights, the choice was a hotel in the middle of Venice's frenetic tourist areas or a hotel on the mainland with easy access to the island. We choose the latter and for us it was a good choice. Nice comfortable hotel with easy bus or train access to Venice island (bus stop and train station directly across from the hotel with 10 to 15 minutes travel time to the island). Breakfast was good and hotel staff were excellent and very helpful with advice. We had a very quiet room towards the back of the hotel.

    5
    « Excellent hotel!!! »

    Lovely friendly professional and helpful staff. Good location 30m bus ride to central area. Easy to use bus and convenient and frequent. Lovely clean large rooms with fantastic large bath!!! Very high standard throughout and lovely hotel!! Highly recommended

    4
    « Good Place to Stay in Mestre »

    We picked this hotel as we were travelling by car with a lot of luggage. There is a car park about half a block away and also right across from the Mestre Train Station for easy parking. The room was spacious and clean, free WiFi worked well and the breakfast was good. Taking the train into Venice is a good and very affordable option (only 1.25 euro/person each way). While the hotel lacks the european charm of an older boutique hotel or bed and breakfast it is certainly a convenient place to stay while exploring Venice.

    4
    « Very good hotel with extremely friendly, helpful staff »

    I stay at this hotel two or three times each year and recommended it to many friends however on this last visit it disappointed me for two things only. The first that the air conditioning was not switched on despite the high temperatures. It was not possible to open the windows because of the noise and also on this occasion there was the most terrible smell from work being done on the drains in the street. The latter problem was outwith the control of the hotel but it is not acceptable for the air conditioning to be unavailable. It was only switched on for the third night.

  • 5
    « Clean modern bathroom »

    Situated about 50m across the train station which is about 2 stops from the Sta. Lucia terminus in Venice, this is a great place to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist areas. There's also a great asian resto nearby.

    3
    « Nice Clean Hotel on outskirts of Venice »

    It's a well located clean hotel across the street from the train station. Our experience was less than pleasant at check in when the front desk were doling out room keys to all the guests and asked my wife that she will have to wait 3 hours till 2pm to get her room key as the room was not ready. I thought that's a nice way to start our Anniversary trip. However, when I protested, the room was allocated. Taking away one star for this goof up in Service. Totally unacceptable after a 14 hour flight. The lower floor rooms are really noisy due to the street traffic. We wanted to leave our windows open, but the traffic noise is high decibels and annoying.The breakfast left much to be desired as there were no hot items or fruit being served. The other interesting thing was that you have to pay Euros 5 if you want ice in your room, but no charge if you go and pick it from the bar. Even if you wanted a wine bottle opened, you had to take it to the bar, big inconvenience. We would have tipped the room service person anyways!!! Another big negative is that the hotel has an airport shuttle every 2 hours. Either you have Well, well, what we may take for granted here in the U.S. may not apply elsewhere in the world. The staff is polite and helpful. Rooms are modern and clean. A good place to stay if you do not want to deal with dragging your suitcases along the canal in Venice. It just cost us Euro 1.25 each way getting to Santa Lucia station in Venice from Maestre. Another big plus is some good eating places within walking distance from the hotel. The Chinese restaurant across the road has tasty food at great prices. I would highly recommend if you want to stay away from the din & noise of Venice.

    1
    « Disappointing fake 4 star hotel »

    Nothing but problems at this hotel from the time we checked in. Had to drag bags up half flight of stairs to initial room assigned which was exact opposite from what had been requested. No help with bags or anything, we only found the steps when we stepped off the elevator which was working but did not service the area of the room. Room had no air circulation and ac shut off. When we opened window noise was loud given at intersection of 2 busy roads outside rail station. That is why on reservation I had requested quiet room in back of hotel. Took almost an hour and visiting 3 rooms until we got the type of room initially requested. Room has too few electric outlets for modern times and even then 1 of the only 2 outlets at desk not working properly. Few amenities in room that you expect like a notepad and pen. Soap dispensers with no separate shampoo. Problems with internet 2 nights running. Key did not work on 3rd night when we returned late and tired to our room and had to go down to get it reset. General Manager did not even bother to contact me when I asked night desk to leave him a message given the problems with our stay. So, so breakfast below quality of expected 4 star but only in line with an average 3 star.

    4
    « An excellent base from which to visit Venice »

    We arrived by taxi so there was no problem of access although the hotel is easy to locate being directly opposite the main Mestre Station. The rooms are very good and everywhere was spotless. The staff on reception were very helpful and happy to help with any query. The bistro on the ground floor is surprisingly good and reasonably priced. Travel into Venice is best by train which is quick, cheap and easy. The bus may be cheaper but very overcrowded.

    4
    « Excellent and Economical Digs for a Visit to Venice »

    Just a hop, skip and jump from the canals and sights of Venice by bus or rail, almost from the hotel's door. Clean, comfortable and inviting with friendly staff and excellent breakfast. Nice restaurant for either a quick snack or full meal. Staff has good knowledge of English.

    5
    « Lovely lunch! »

    Lovely lunch! Great price, friendly staff and efficient service. Spotlessly clean, We went for lunch before hopping on the bus to airport for our flight home. Handy for train station and bus station, personally I think it was better than I expected and would advise a closer look

    4
    « "Lovely hotel with great location" »

    We stayed here just over a week ago for our tenth wedding anniversary. We booked a junior suite which was very spacious and the bathroom huge and very clean. They were also kind enough to put a complimentary bottle of prosecco in our room on ice which was lovely. The breakfast was fine mainly continental but had all the things you would expect. I think we were really glad we chose this hotel, its so handy for getting into Venice and the hotel sold you the really cheap rail tickets... watching people lugging suitcases around Venice soon became a popular pass time for us and we realised we had definitely chosen the right hotel. It's also right beside the bus station great for the airport run and also the night bus when we missed the last train out of Venice one evening. The room was very large, it did have more of a business feel to it , it was quite minimalist and didn't have much character but I think many of the hotels in the area are for business rather than leisure travellers. Still it was great in so many ways I would definitely stay again.

    5
    « Incredible hotel »

    I booked this hotel for myself and my fiancée for her birthday. It was an extremely reasonable rate we paid for the service we was provided and the quality of the room we stayed in. We stayed in the Superior Double Room and we could not fault a single thing about it. It was cleaned and the bed was made every day, as you would expect, the TV had plenty of channels to choose from, however they did lack in English channels, we found ourselves watch Avengers: Age Of Ultron 2 days in a row and listening to a mixture of Italian and English/American music on MTV... BUT, as long as you have the correct cables, you CAN plug your own devices into the wall and watch your own films, camera footage, or listen to your iPod. The bathroom was amazing, very spacious with a huge mirror and under mirror lighting as well as LED spotlights in the ceiling. The shower was massive with a refreshing raindrop style shower head which you could turn on or off depending on how you wanted to shower. The bed was a little hard for my liking so I did wake up with a sore back at times but everyone's different when it comes to how they sleep. The restaurant was amazing, the food we had every night was just... Oh my lord. We had the chef specials for the majority of our stay and it was worth every cent we spent in there. The breakfast was a typical holiday bed and breakfast, eat what you want, however much you want of anything you want. The staff were so friendly, always helpful and just a polite, happy bunch of people. As it was my fiancée's birthday, on our first night, we had gone down to the restaurant for dinner and by the time we came back to our room, we had been surprised by 2 glasses of Prosecco waiting for us. On our second night (the actual day and night of my better half's birthday), we had gone back to the room after a day out in Venice, laid in bed to relax and was again surprised by the hotel staff, knocking on our door to deliver ANOTHER 2 glasses of Prosecco to our room. As soon as you walk out of the hotel, directly opposite is the Metro station, and for a mere €1.25 each for a single train ticket into Venice Santalucia, you then get to enjoy the sights of Venice, bonza! I would HIGHLY recommend this hotel to anyone and everyone I know looking for a luxury stay in Venice.

    2
    « Dirty rooms, slow internet, very disappointed »

    We are currently staying at this hotel for the next few days. The staff has been cordial however we have all been very disappointed with the hotel. The rooms are dirty. The house cleaning missed cleaning sauce on the floor from the previous guests. Worst of all, the internet is extremely slow. We've complained several times to the front desk about this, however nothing has changed. I need to get some work done, however the slow internet makes it impossible to do so. Very disappointed overall, for the price we paid I would definitely never stay here again. Lastly, keep in mind that they don't have their air conditioning enabled for April so if you encounter hot days like we have you will be boiling in your room since they only have heating on. The street below is very noisy so opening your windows and leaving them opened throughout the night is not possible.

    4
    « Great location and great rooms »

    Stayed here whilst having one day in Venice and the location is perfect, directly across the road from Mestre train station (but it's not noisy). Our room was spacious and comfortable. Breakfast was good. A quick 10 minute train ride ( about 1.50 euro I think) into St Lucia station and it's a very convenient location if you have a lot of bags as you don't have to worry about lugging them onto a boat and going up and down steps etc.

  • 3
    « Expected more »

    I stayed with my wife there for 3 nights. Accomodations from the pictures looked better than it actually is. But it is not so bad either. Wi fi internet does not work 95% of the time And when it does, it takes 1 hr to load a website. Location is good if you want to go to venice since it is a 1minute walk to the train station. Staff was always friendly and willing to help. Breakfast is ok also. Overall the hotel and room is clean.

    5
    « Convenient location, clean rooms »

    Our room was clean and very spacious in comparison to some other hotels we stayed at in Italy. Wifi worked fine for us. Beds were comfortable, and the included breakfast was very good - they had both american style and a variety of croissants and pastries. For those who care - be aware the hotel is not in the historical centre of Venice, but we wanted to stay on the mainland due to our early morning flight home (airport bus is right next to train station). This also makes it MUCH less expensive than even the 2 or 3 star hotels on the island. The location is good - it is just across from the Mestre train station which gets you to Venice in 5 minutes. We took the train to Venice every morning and returned around 10 p.m. in the evenings. If we have the chance to return, we would stay again.

    3
    « Average Hotel »

    Pros: Very clean. Conveniently located next to the train station. Friendly stuff. Cons: Proximity to the train station makes it very noisy. Neither windows nor walls were sound proof. Poor internet connection - almost non-existent. Average breakfast.

    4
    « Very efficient room »

    Must be recently updated - the room had a feel of a brand new environment - very comfortable bed, nice bathroom with everything one needs home away from home. Breakfast is fantastic. Great location - walking 5 min from train terminal

    4
    « Great starting point for Venice »

    The Best Western in Mestre is an excellent jumping-off point for a day trip to Venice. There is a parking lot which costs ten Euros a day, much less than the Tronchetto or Piazzale di Roma lots. The staff are courteous and helpful, tasty food in the restaurant. The train station is directly across from the hotel, with Venice St. Lucia station only a few minutes away.

    3
    « Modern but not enough! »

    It takes exactly 5 minutes from venice train station to Mestre, surprised, hotel was in front of us! Great place as we were far from sound and crowd in Venice, building, furniture and decoration was great, clean and very well. Trains came/went every few minutes 24 hour so it was very easy to go to Venice and come back. A supermarket, drugstore and Some restaurant are exactly 2minutes walk from hotel. The reception people were kind and helpful too. He gave us all require information. One of negative point is that meanwhile check-out time is 12 but when we arrived at about 2:00 pm the room was not ready yet and they asked us to wait. Breakfast was medium in my opinion as they have everything but no white cheese found in the table. Rooms were clean, Air conditioner works great although outside weather was really cold, regretfully they do not put any shampoo or conditioner in bathroom, I read some reviews before that management answered the guest have to request, but it is some how funny that I entered to bath then found the shampoo bottle hotel fixed on wall was empty!!! I couldn't do anything as my daughter already slept. The other is that hotel ask us 30 Euro per night for my daughter separate bed which is around 15 in most of Italian hotel. Internet, wifi connection was terrible, exactly awful experience of connecting/disconnecting several times which cause I prefer did not use the wifi. For Airport, you can purchase ticket 8Euro for each person from 4 years old, from newspaper store in train station and 5minutes walk to the especial places which Airport busses pick up passengers for both Venice Airport. Exactly in front of the place we stand Airport ticket were available too. Anyhow, totally in my opinion in comparison with other cities in Italy, Venice is more expensive than others. The hotel was good but prefer to improve their quality if they can not change the prices.

    5
    « Very nice hotel »

    We were very pleasantly surprised at the newly renovated hotel. The hallways were still being renovated but it was lovely . The rooms and bathrooms were very large especially for Europe. The decor was more modern than we are used to but in good taste. The breakfast was very nice also. It was so convenient to the train station - directly across the street We purchased our train tickets and it took us about 15 minutes to the city of Venice.

    2
    « desapointed »

    The hotel is under renovation. The rooms are not so good as they show in the pictures, and the air conditioning isn't work and the wi-fi is terrible. but the staff are very gentle and localization is very good, just some steps from the train station.

    5
    « wonderful hotel, great value »

    This was our 1st time staying in mestre. What a find this hotel is. Opposite the station direct route to venice, Padua etc. I will try to give you as much info possible about this BW hotel hologna. Reception- helpful, welcoming, attentive. good English. You are also able to purchase train tickets to venice from reception 5 euros for 2 people, one way. Room- very clean, spacious, tv, tea and coffee(if you need extra milk, tea bags coffee the bar will supply the extra), huge bathroom, plenty of towels, vanity kit. The room was cleaned every day, spotless Breakfast- is between 7-10.30. variety of breads, fruit, cereals, cakes, pastries, jams, pancake maker, scrambled eggs and bacon. Freshly made tea and coffees. Waitress service Also ATVO bus which takes you to marco polo airport you can get just after the station. 16 euros for 2 people one way(you can purchase the atvo tickets at reception. I think if you purchase a return ticket its about 15 euros, it does work out a little bit cheaper than a single trip) This is a lovely hotel(base) perfect for visiting venice and other regions. When I come back to venice I will definetly stay here at BWHB.

    5
    « Modern hotel in a very convenient location »

    I was very impressed by this hotel, which has modern and spacious, quiet rooms and a perfect location right across the street from the train station. The front desk staff was very welcoming and patiently explained the train and vaporetto options, and sold us train tickets. I stayed here with a group ski trip for one night before our flight out in the morning. I have stayed on the island of Venice before, but on future trips I would definitely consider this more economical alternative. The bar was nice, decorated with historic pictures of the old hotel, and the staff friendly. The WiFi worked really well, even in the rooms. The breakfast buffet was very good, and the hotel opened it earlier just for our group. It was a short drive to the airport.

  • 5
    « Spectacular »

    If There can be a five-star best Western this is it . The staff is excellent, very professional . I almost guilty for what low price I was paying for what excellent facility that I was staying at ,heated towel rack in the bathroom. breakfast in the morning with eggs cereal yogurt pancakes coffee can't say enough about this facility besides that I'm obviously going to be staying at this facility again .

    3
    « Good option outside of Venice »

    Hotel is conveniently located directly across the street from the Mestre train station with easy connections to Venice. Stayed one night prior to catching our flight home and it was fine for a short stay. Staff was very friendly. The room was large (two rooms plus bath with one king size bed, two single beds (with room separator). Beds were firm. Bathroom was nice size with a full size bath and a rather tiny separate shower. TV sound was piped into the bathroom. Has a small dining area which limited menu. During the off-season, not a lot of dining options open. No view. Did not hear the trains running.

    4
    « Beats The Inflated Weekend Prices... »

    On Venice Island! I chose wisely staying here for a weekend in October. This was my fourth visit to Venice. It was the best location across from the train station. The front reception was friendly, professional, and helpful. Our room was a king bed in a bright, cheerful room with big windows overlooking private homes or apartments. It was clean, and white, with all the conveniences. One downside was the breakfast, it was ok...make the most of it. I chose the available proteins and coffee. It is not a big variety, except the breads and fruits. The last train from Venice island to Mestre or this hotel, on a Saturday night, is 23:00. If later, take the bus. Ask the concierge for the details. When I visit again, I would stay near the Accademia. Would I stay here again? Yes!

    4
    « Quality good, very close to central station »

    Overall very good hotel with friendly and competent employees. Central train station is very close and provides easy and fast access to public transportation. Breakfast was of good quality and plenty. When I am back in Venice then I will book you again!

    4
    « Only a few improvements needed to get an Excellent from me »

    We arrived in the evening so our priority was dump the bags in our room and find food so having a quick check in was great. All the reception staff we encountered were excellent, up grading our room, helping with buying bus/vaporetto passes and generally being exactly what you would expect from good reception staff. Our initial impression of our room was very good, as I've said up graded from our original booking it was clean and very modern, if you want a Venice style hotel with an old feel then the Hotel Bologna is not for you, however it was perfect for us as we prefer mod-cons. The sound proofing was very good and the bed very comfortable so we enjoyed a good nights sleep. The bathroom was lovely (no bath btw just a huge walk in shower). I would have preferred more power points for charging our devices and we found the room too warm for comfort and we were unable to turn the air-conditioning down, theses were the only negatives for the room. The breakfast was included in the price of the room and sadly in my opinion this breakfast wasn't good enough. Cold scambled egg and greasy streaky bacon were the only hot offerings. The toaster had been jammed with a croissant and I had to find staff to unblock it. One member of staff was extremely good, remembering our coffee order, however when she wasn't there, we found the staff lacking and unfriendly, I had to go to find someone to ask for coffee, which seemed to wake the staff up because we then got a double order of coffee! We found the dinner menu not to our liking with offerings of raw meat/fish so didn't eat in dinner in this hotel, I do however recommend the restaurant of the hotel next door, I think it was called Soul Kitchen, were we enjoyed our best Italian meal of our visit to Venice. Hotel Bologna is directly across the road from the train station and bus stop. It was an easy bus ride (no. 2) into Venice. The bus was very very crowded so be prepared for a squeeze. The Vaparetto was also very crowded, we visited Venice in late February and so were surprised it was as crowded, I dread to think what it is like in summer. Although I would recommend the Hotel Bologna, I would also recommend staying on the island of Venice if you can afford it as the journey on and off the island was horrible if you don't like crowds. (Not the hotels fault though)

    4
    « Second Stay - Even Better Than First »

    Returned to the Hotel Bologna after a 7 year gap and very pleased that if anything, the levels of comfort, service and friendliness have increased (incredibly). From our arrival, throughout the 3 nights stay to our departure, every member of the hotel team were friendly, smiling and doing everything to make your stay enjoyable. Particular mention to the reception team who greeted us with an enthusiastic Buona Giona/Sera/Notte every time we passed by. The modernised bar/lobby/ lounge areas are nicely done and I love it that locals still pile in for a quick espresso on the way to Venice. Our room was on the top floor and had a spectacular distant view towards the Alps. Overall, I love this hotel for it's location, friendliness, style and comfort. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel and will definitely return,

    4
    « Comfortable »

    We stayed at this hotel for a night. My husband and I were in transit to Rome and decided to stay in Venice for a night. Very helpful staff. They kept in touch until we arrived. I emailed them quite a number of times asking questions and they were answered gladly and timeously. We got upgraded when we arrived. It was a comfortable stay. A little outside of Venice city centre but convenient espcially if you take a train to other parts of Europe. Mestre station is 2 minutes walk from the hotel. Will definitely stay at this hotel again.

    4
    « Very good »

    very close to the station, breakfast is very good also (especially the pan cake), service is nice too. the room is clean and big (especially the washroom). suggest the restaurant in the opposite side.

    4
    « Perfect Business Hotel »

    If you need to stay in Mestre for any reason (instead of beautiful Venice of course) this is the right place to be: - Right in front of the rail station - Great free breakfast buffet - Parking next door - Large rooms with huge bathrooms - all the ammenities for business travelers - Feels new and well mantained I would have give the fifth star if it was not because the room smell to cigarrettes even though it was non-smoking.

    4
    « Very Good Hotel »

    It's a very good hotel, the rooms are large and clean. The staff is very friendly and helpfull. Very good breakfast (varied and rich). The restaurant is very good and has a good relation price quality. It's easy to get to venice, there are trains every 10 minutes and it's cheap (€ 2,50 return). It's a very good choice. 15 minutes from the airport.

  • 4
    « Hop Off the Train at Mestre Station and...... There You Are! »

    Very reasonably priced place to stay. The rooms are clean and the staff is friendly and helpful. The hotel restaurant has great Seafood Spaghetti! Although not on the Island of "Venezia" it is just a quick train ride and you are there.

    5
    « Perfect location in Mestre »

    We came for the carnival and the good hotels in Venice were too expensive in that period. This one was perfect: it is located right in front of the train station in Mestre and it also has a bus station across the street, meaning that in 15 min. at most you'll get to Venice, it is spotless clean with good breakfast buffet and benefits from quality staff service. We planned to return late from Venice and didn't enjoy the idea of walking the streets in Mestre late at night. And we could enter the lobby literally a minute after descending from the bus/train. They sell travelling tickets for 24h etc. for the vaporetto/bus at the regular price, and they have a small & pleasant bar serving drinks/coffee/cakes until midnight. Indeed it was a pleasure being there. A place to return.

    5
    « Very convenient »

    This was a great choice for our last night in Venice after a 2 week cruise. Central Mestre was a real treat . Very European. Room was great although very warm. Breakfast very good and all staff magnificant

    3
    « Convenient and economic place to visit Venice »

    Great choice if you don't want to stay in those hotels in the main island (too expensive or too crappy). Husband and I stayed here for 3 nights, very convenient location, one block from the bus stop coming from airport, and right across the street from train station, one stop (approx. 10 min ride) from Venice, you can get the train tickets at the front desk too. There is a supermarket about one block away. Free breakfast is great, good selection and great service. Had dinner once in the restaurant, it was ok. The room and bathroom are spacious, but I wish there is more counter space in the bathroom. On my last night, I start seeing these little bugs (looks like a ladybug but they are not) crawling on the floor. We killed like 5-6 of them, they just appeared here and there... Although it's a 4 star hotel, but don't expect it to be high end. Otherwise, it's clean, and convenient, would stay here again if we're going to Venice again.

    5
    « Super option close to the train station »

    This is located off Islands of Venice; it is just a short train 15 minute ride to the city of Venice. Updated rooms that were spacious, and located directly across from the train station. There is also a McDonalds, if you need one. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful. They held our luggage as we arrived before check in time and wanted to head back to Venice. We choose to stay here on the return part of our trip, as it was closer to the Airport for our morning flight out

    1
    « Charged for "damages" »

    After a two-night stay in this place, I was informed that they would be charging an extra 100€ due to repairs needed to fix "serious damages" found in my room's wardrobe. Most baffling since we left the room as we found it. I would advise everyone to insist on being shown to their rooms to verify the condition of everything and, upon checkout, insist on desk staff visiting the room to (again) verify everything. Just to avoid surcharges for "damages".

    5
    « for a quality stay »

    My friend and I spent a night here. We checked in around 9:30, and all we needed to know was nicely explained without asking. There is a newly renovated wing where rooms are even more spacious and comfortable. Well-equipped, silent, vast bathroom and shower. Great for business as it located in front of the train station. Free wifi.

    5
    « Clean, simple, updated! This hotel is located in front of the last train station to Venice. They have the best wifi »

    We stay 9 days in Europe and found this hotel the best compared to monte carlo in Rome via palestro, and hotel meridiana in florence. The bathrooms are updated and would def. stay here again. Staff were prepared for our arrival making check in of 20 people a 5 minute thing.

    4
    « The nicest Best Western in very convenient location »

    This hotel is located just out of Venice. Don't let that deter you though cause it's directly across the road from a train station which only takes 10 - 15 minutes (1-2 stops depending) to get to the main Venice station. The breakfast was lovely and the people who work in the hotel and bar are very pleasant. The rooms are very nice and the bathrooms are huge! There are restaurants around the area as well. Great value for money.

    5
    « Modern, Clean and Comfortable Hotel »

    I stayed here for just one night while visiting Venice for work. The hotel was lovely, the room was modern and very comfortable and I wish I could have stayed here longer. The hotel is in an excellent location for people who are visiting the Venice area and want a hotel that is good value for money compared to those found in Central Venice. Mestre train station is just across the road from the hotel and there is a regular train service to Venice so it is easy and quick to reach the main tourist area. I would recommend this hotel and will definitely stay again if I visit Venice again in the future.

  • 5
    « Excellent »

    A very modern and clean hotel. Spacious with friendly staff and the buffet breakfast included. Accessible to the train station, shops, and restaurants. A highly recommended hotel for a respite and holiday close to Venice. Will definitely recommend to our friends who loves travelling.

    5
    « Beautifully modern and welcoming »

    Hotel Bologna is a gorgeous hotel with a beautiful modern fitout- despite being an historic hotel! The staff were amazingly helpful and friendly, especially when we dined in the bistro - an amazing meal with lighthearted and excellent service. We booked a "junior suite" and were so happy and comfortable with the room. The pillows were the best we've had in europe too (such a small thing that made a huge difference!) Will definitely stay again if visiting Venice- such an easy commute and lovely to be able to come home to Hotel Bologna.

    5
    « Nice comfortable hotel next to Mestre Station »

    The hotel is in a good location from tourist point of view, only a minute walk from Mestre railway station from where regular train to Venice Santa Lucia is available (7-8 minutes train ride). Rooms are big and comfortable and very clean. Staffs are very helpful as well. Breakfast was good. The only negative point I found was room service which was not very good. Milk, sugar and tea bag were not refilled and had to ask the hotel reception for milk, sugar and tea.If you are not fancy staying by the canal of the Venice island and wants a affordable but high quality hotel, this is the hotel you should chose.

    4
    « Very nice hotel accomadation »

    This hotel is located very near to Mestre station, just opposite to it.You just need to cross the road.The rooms are good with all basic facilities and amenities.They gave us a free upgrade.It is a great location and totally recommended for a good stay and convenient location near to the station !!

    3
    « excellent location, rest is fine »

    excellent location, Most staff is nice, although some could be friendlier. Rooms are large and clean Bathroom are good, beds comfy. But most of the furnishing looks quite cheap for an hotel of this standard. Breakfast not bad, although it lacks choice in comparison to other hotels in this range. The only real disapointment is that i was charged an extra 20eur per night for my 2 years old son. Whereas I was provided no extra bedding, no extra towel and he doesn't even eat from the breakfast, so had the impression to be a bit ripped off on that side.

    4
    « Last of Gate 1 hotels after tour »

    Did a circuit of Croatia and Slovenia on Gate 1 ending at this hotel for a day/night. Large comfy room and bed and pillows. Deep tub and shower. Downsides are: no fitness room or pool. Breakfast so so. No real toiletries. But great location by train station.

    4
    « Great Location »

    Good location hotel in Mestre, in front of train station to go to other cities and to Venice island. The bus stop from and to airport just step away from this hotel. There is a small souvenir shop opposite the main door, cheaper than other shop especially in island. The owner name is Frasesca, she is very friendly.

    5
    « Love, love love this hotel »

    we have stayed here 5 times, last 5 visits to Venice. And it is a great location. Not in Venice, true. But so convenient. You can even buy the train tickets into Venice right at the front desk. Rooms are large and very clean. Breakfast has lots of selections. The service at the front desk is terrific. We just stay here and take the train all over the area as well as into Venice.

    5
    « Quality hotel »

    Excellent hotel next to station. Staff great and food also very good. Bed rating 8/10. Recommended if you want a lower cost. The staff are all extremely helpful and clearly are able to help you with travel. Tourest needs

    5
    « For visiting Venice by car, ideal for location and comfort »

    While I'm sure most people would prefer to stay in the islands that make up Venice, I would recommend the Best Western if you're traveling by car, or just don't care whether you actually sleep among the canals. With a major train station just across the street, you can get to Venice by train in less than 15 minutes for 1.25 EUR a person. Additionally, the rooms are clean and comfortable, the parking is cheap (10 EUR for 24 hours) and breakfast is quite good. A great alternative to the higher prices found in the islands.

  • 5
    « Perfect!! »

    On our second visit to Venice we had picked this place. Location is not at Venice but this hotel more than makes up for this. Large rooms esp by European standards. Courteous staff, easy check in and a large breakfast spread. In all it was a perfect holiday!!

    5
    « Great location and nice rooms »

    My daughter and I stayed here while on a group tour. Before we left the States, we had looked up this hotel. One recommendation said "under no circumstances should you stay in Mestre, a sprawling industrial area ...", so we weren't sure what we would find upon arrival. This hotel was a VERY PLEASANT SURPRISE! The hotel is clean and modern, with a nice cafe/ bar and restaurant, plus cozy conversational areas in the lobby. Our room was a nice size, with a desk, two bedside tables and a closet. The coffee/tea tray was stored in the closet, and since we didn't plan to fully unpack, we almost missed it. The bathroom was large - all navy and white tile, very clean, with a large tub/shower and had both a toilet and bidet. The free wi-fi was a little slow, but we discovered it was much faster near the elevators. The Venice Mestre rail station is right across the street. We bought out tickets at the hotel desk (which also sells tickets for the Vaporetti, or water taxis). It was a 10-12 minute ride into Venice. The elevators in the Bologna are quite small, but the staff was very helpful and I'd definitely stay there again!

    5
    « Free gift »

    My wife and I received a one night stay as a gift and boy were we glad they picked this place. The bedroom was separated from the sitting area by a door which I've never seen before in person. That made it seem more fancy. The entire area was very clean and roomy. The restaurant downstairs was romantic andthe food was amazing.

    5
    « Amazing hotel a location »

    After been in different hotels in Italy and visiting this one we felt in heaven. It's a business type hotel with all the amenities and comfort. Super spacious rooms and most importantly bathroom that helped me to have a looong bath to rest from the trip. If you are into city hopping this hotel is right for you. It's right across from the Mestre train station where you can avoid the massive tourist and just move between cities. Also the service is good. The day we checked out we left so early that they even gave us breakfast to go. I totally recommend this hotel and confirms that you can't go wrong with a best Western.

    5
    « Excellent stay »

    Happily, Frederico was able to accommodate us, as I had made an error when I did the booking - I set the wrong dates! Despite my error, the hotel was able to accommodate us even though they were very busy. We did not get the room we had requested, but again, I was just so pleased we had a room to sleep in! It is AMAZINGLY convenient to the train station - literally across the street. The breakfast buffet was good, service was exceptional. I would definitely recommend staying here, as it is the easiest place to stay in Mestre. It will cost less than Venice proper, and only costs a few euros to get into Venice. Thanks again, Frederico - our trip could very easily have been a disaster if it weren't for your incredible service!

    3
    « Nice stuff but room was not so pretty »

    We spent four days here and most of the time we were outside. Bit far from downtown of Bologna. Stuff were nice, accomodating but the room was not so nice. Huge windows that can be opened only 5 cm. Not so clean either.

    5
    « Most Accommodating Staff! »

    After much research, we decided to book this hotel 2 nights pre-cruise. We booked the junior suite, but ended up in a triple, which supposedly was an upgrade. This hotel is updated, comfortable, spotless, and the rooms AND bathrooms are nice and spacious. We definitely needed the extra space for our luggage, and I highly recommend you either go for the junior or triple room if you're cruising. You can commute into Venice proper by either the train or bus, directly across the street. The included breakfast buffet has great variety and is really delicious. The plus side is you're brought coffee to the table with hot milk. A very nice touch. The true highlight is that the Staff at the desk are just tremendous! Very, very friendly, patient and helpful. Pointers: Take the ATVO bus from the airport to the hotel; you can download your tickets from the Internet. It takes about 25 minutes from the airport to the Mestre bus station. They have the under carriage area for you to stow your luggage. From the bus station in Mestre, take a left and walk 3 blocks up to the right is the Hotel Bologna. Consider purchasing a 48 hour pass which will include bus transportation and water taxis in Venice. With this pass, you can tour Murano and Burano on your own. Consider taking "Free Walk in Venice Tour" as soon as you arrive to Venice. The Guide was Super Spectacular, and I wish we had done this first. It would have saved us a lot of time and $$$; very informative and helpful. And, yes, it is free, but don't be a cheapo and tip the Guide well. Ours earned every Euro! If you're cruising, take a taxi from the hotel to the port. It's about $35 US. When looking for a restaurant In Venice proper, stay away from St. Mark's Square and the Grand Canal as the prices are really inflated. Otherwise, we found hidden gems tucked away that were both affordable and delicious. When we return to Venice, we will definitely book here again. Highly recommend!!!

    4
    « Modern Mestre »

    Our tour booked us into this hotel and we were really happy with this choice. Lovely clean and modern room with a great bathroom--warming towel racks to dry your laundry on! The staff at this hotel was excellent! Very patient with all of the questions from us clueless Americans; gave us great tips for attacking the islands of Venice and sold us train and waterbus tickets. There's a 'Coop' grocery store 100 meters down the street with great snacks. Hop the train to Venice right across the street from the hotel-10 mins to Venice. Highly recommend this hotel.

    5
    « perfect in every aspect »

    The location was superb just across the street from Venice Mestre train station, with is just a seven minute ride from Venice Santa Lucia station. We arrive early but we could check in as soon as we arrive. The room was simple but with everything that was necessary I just didnt like very much the matress but this didnt make my stay less perfect. Breakfast was very complete and on our last day as our train was really early, before breakfast time, they gave us a bag with juice, fruit, toast, etc for a small breakfast in room before we took the train what we consider really sweet. I strongly recommend this hotel and on my next trip to Venice Im sure that I would book this hotel again

    2
    « expensive, smell bad and no gym »

    one week spend in this hotel as a business traveller. pretty expensive for small rooms. smells weird but it the room is quite clean. no gym is a big minus. the breakfast is good if you only want eat everything that includes tons of sugar. no fresh fruits nor vegetables at all

  • 5
    « Location and value excellent for what we were looking for »

    Our first visit to Venice. The Bologna is across the street from a train station and we took the train into Venice each day for $1.25 euros each per trip. An excellent breakfast was included, our room was excellent and the service at the front desk, bar and restaurant also excellent from my point of view. Very good restaurant if you want to eat in one evening. Would stay again and recommend without hesitation.

    5
    « Lovely hotel »

    My husband & I combined a trip to Florence & Venice, on a bit of a budget. After doing our trip advisor research, we decided to stay in mestre as opposed to Venice itself. Best decision! Despite it being very end of October, we found the city of Venice very busy & also still a bit smelly..... So to hop on the train for a ten minute ride back to mestre & best western Bologna was delightful. Less hustle & bustle & smell! Local restaurants with delicious food, half the price of central Venice. The reception staff here are highly professional, yet friendly & approachable with lots of advice for tourists in Venice. Our room was lovely, we were upgraded to a junior suite on check in, no idea why, breakfast buffet style help yourself, fantastic. Although allow 10-15 mins more than you need for a leisurely breakfast as coffee & tea are table service so at peak time can take a bit longer. Hotel frequented by business people & tourists, I hope to return here soon & will recommend to all my friends, colleagues & family.

    4
    « Good hotel for business stay »

    Overall a good hotel, it was clean with large rooms and well appointed. Staff was friendly and it was with free WiFi. I did not have Breakfast so can't rate this but the Hotel is a good stay and well below the prices of Venice which is a cornerstone away.

    5
    « probably not your typical best western hotel »

    having stayed in venice before, and paid the big bucks, we decided to spend two nights in mestre, the town next door. and what a difference the lack of canals make in the price of a room. the bologna is the reconstruction of what once was evidently an elegant old hotel. now, it is a very nice, modern property conveniently located across the street from the train station. the rooms are spacious, nicely furnished, with good beds. in addition, the restaurant and bar downstairs are attractive and serve good food. in short, the bologna was one of the best hotels for the dollar in italy. while the neighborhood appears to be working class, the galleria, a short walk away, offers a variety of stores and a small trattoria serving the best pork sandwich i have ever had, cut fresh from the little porker himself.

    4
    « Next to transportation, great restaurant »

    It was suggested by a colleague that staying in Mestre instead of Venice might make our trip easier on the budget and the stress, boy was he right! The hotel is RIGHT across the street from the Mestre Train Station, after lugging our bags to and from hotels for our whole trips this was such a great reprieve. We arrived around 1pm and they told us to hang out in the bar for about 20 minutes and then our room would be ready. We were upgraded to a nicer room because we were Expedia VIPs and they even left us a nice bottle of Prosecco to welcome us. We were able to hop on the bus right outside our hotel to head into Venice. We were exhausted from traveling all day so we left Venice around 7pm and decided to just have dinner in Mestre. We tried a restaurant down the street but we did not have reservations so we decided to just eat at the hotel restaurant. The food was fantastic! Our waiter suggested the mixed seafood appetizer. It was a huge platter with various dishes that Venice is known for and my husband and I split the seafood risotto. Great meal. We decided to eat their our final night as well where they were have a fixed tasting menu. Each course was more amazing than the last. Watching everyone struggle with their bags on the buses to and from Venice and dragging them along the cobble stones and in and out of Vaporettos we were VERY glad we opted to stay in Mestre. It was a very pleasant surprise.

    4
    « Great location just outside Venice island »

    We stayed here for 5 days at the end of October, largely as a base for exploring Venice/Verona and for the Venice marathon. The location is absolutely perfect, a stone's throw away from the main station. The hotel staff were polite and efficient and the rooms lovely. Breakfast was great, plenty of choice and a nice cup of tea too. I would certainly recommend as its very reasonably priced too.

    3
    « Great location »

    We arrived to this hotel as our first hotel of a string of 5 hotels throughout Italy and did very much like this hotel. It was very standard hotel with standard rooms. The best part about it was the location. It was literally across the street from the train station and from the bus stop that takes you across the bridge to Venice. They were very nice and gave us some good tips on restaurants. The only thing I wish they had was air conditioning in the rooms. Our room was warm so we opened a window but with the window open we could hear the garbage truck, traffic etc during sleep. But overall a great hotel

    5
    « Great Hotel »

    This is the second time I've stayed at this hotel while visiting Venice. The hotel is located directly across the street from the train and bus stations, making it extremely easy to get to the hotel with luggage, and extremely easy to use the trains and busses to get to Venice, or Verona, or Padua, or the airport. There are large elevators, a computer connected to the internet in the lobby. The hotel is top notch, with a fantastic breakfast included and the location can't be beat.

    4
    « Lovely »

    We went for my birthday. Rooms were good standard..very clean.best thing about the hotel are the reception staff. Very friendly. Very helpful. Elena (or Helena) was very nice and looked after us really well. The hotel is perfectly situated for trips to Venice and easy ride to airport. Not much else around in the local area but some local food places further down the road. It is expensive to eat out but then this is Venice. Weather in Mestre was dull and gloomy early Oct but on the island was mostly sunny. Vapparettos (water taxis) are ?7.50 one way per person from santa Lucia to san marco. In san marco food is amazing but very expensive. Water can be ?10 for a small bottle. The grand canal tour is much better with a guide. The 3 island tour is well worth the ?18 per head.

    5
    « Been back many times- always a delight »

    Been back many times.Just infinite of the train station , it gives you easy access to Venice or the beautiful Veneto. Rooms a very well appointed and the staff extremely pleasant, friendly and helpful-

  • 4
    « EXCELLENT ALTERNATIVE TO EXPENSIVE VENICE »

    We selected the Balogna Best Western for a one night stay after a flight from JFK to Venice. The following day we were taking a train to Lucca Italy. The Mestre train station is across the street from the hotel and provided inexpensive and quick transportation to the city of Venice. I do not recommend taking trains from Mestre to other parts of Italy because of the short train stops in Mestre. I recommend taking the 10 minute ride to Venice station a little early in time to find the track trains leaving for points in Italy will be parked, giving time for finding the proper track and car. This costs a few extra euros for the train to Venice. Also, a big point is that if you purchase train tickets on line YOU MUST have the reservation documents converted to train tickets. Another very good reason to go to Venice where they have help with this matter. Go early, this is Italy. The hotel was a pleasent surprise as the check in staff were very friendly, efficient and English speakers. We found the room, although a little small to be very clean, with a large bathroom and shower. Free breakfast was provided in the rate. Internet rates are excellent. The Best Western is easily reached from Venice Da Vinci airport by bus,shuttle and taxi. We chose the taxi , 35 Euros, because of all the luggage we had for a cruise. The trip to the hotel was about 25 minutes. Check internet for bus and shuttle schedules. The Best Western is an excellent alternative to much more expensive hotels in Venice for those wanting to visit the city for a day or two and travel to other parts of Italy from there. See my soon to be posted Venice information on the Trip Advisor Forum. Also see my review of Chocolat the best Gelateria we ate at during our Italy trip.

    5
    « Very decent stay and great service »

    Bologna is a 4 star hotel just opposite the Mestre train station. I have spent 11 nights while on the business trip and stayed in the room in the new wing. Room was spacious, clean and comfortable. Hotel provided all I needed, including the iron and the ironing board which is still not a standard in other hotels in Italy. Breakfast selection was decent though I preferred to go for a quick cappuccino and brioche from the bar instead of going for a full bfast - they allowed this which was great.

    5
    « Perfect place outside Venice »

    I stayed there two days. Rooms were modern, clean, and well appointed. The train station is right across the street.Buy your tickets at the front desk. Easy 10 minute ride to Venice. The staff was professional and courteous. The breakfast buffet was great. I would certainly stay here again.

    5
    « Excellent Location »

    Oct 2015 visit - located directly across the street from train station - and a 10 minute / 6 Euro ride into the city. Quality rooms. Decent beds/bedding. Free WiFi. In house restaurant and a McDonalds across the street if in need of comfort food.

    5
    « GREAT LOCATION, SERVICE, ROOMS! »

    A most reasonably priced hotel, right across from the main train station connecting to Venice and the rest of Italy. Metro bus services also across the street. This is a modern, clean hotel with terrific rooms and with great breakfast offerings. Their bar area offers small lunch items too. A very pleasant experience for us frequent visitors to Italy and our preferred location when visiting Venice. Bravo Bologna!

    5
    « Best customer service »

    We had by far the best stay at this hotel. Our entire family (8 adults and 1 baby) stayed here and the staff was incredibly accommodating. We made reservations through Booking.com which turned out to be a nightmare and the staff at the Best Western Bologna, specifically Marina and Andrea were such great help. Our experience in Venice could have been completely ruined but they ensured that it wasn't by correcting all the mistakes that Booking.com made and would not fix. Not only is the hotel wonderful but having a staff that cares makes it that much more enjoyable. I would highly recommend staying here to anyone regardless is you're travelling alone or with others.

    5
    « Highly recommended ? the most relaxing stay. »

    This was a surprise 1st wedding anniversary trip for my husband. I'd choose this hotel for the location and good reviews. It's my first time to Italy, so was expecting to be totally lost and out of depth ? but we had none of that hassle. Once we had passed the customs at Marco Polo airport, there was an ATVO ticket machine. It was 16 euro for two and the bus stop was just outside the doors facing the baggage area. Journey was just under 20mins as there was no traffic at all. The bus stopped at east side of the train station, so we just walked up the road and the hotel was on the right hand side of the road, 5mins walk. The area is safe ? obviously not upmarket tourist, but just like any other city commuting place. Check in was easy ? Elena was obviously expecting us as we had arrived at our time as stated on our booking. Now, the hotel normal check-in is 2pm, but we got our room and it was only 11.30am AND we had our quiet room as requested! The room was spacious and airy with contemporary furniture. There's safe, mini- fridge, kettle with tea and coffee and hair-dryer. There wasn't an iron or board, so not sure if you need to request that. However, just need to point out there's only an electrical socket by the desk, one by the bed for the standing lamp or in the bathroom. Wifi was just brilliant. Breakfast was good ? there's a small hot selection including a pancake maker and then the usual continental fare. Can be hectic at weekend, but if you are early risers like us, then you pretty much have the place to yourself. As mentioned by other reviewers, you can buy train tickets at the reception (including the ATVO back to airport), but the machine is easy to use at the train station. It's 1.25 euro for a single trip into Venice and the journey is just under 10 mins. However at weekends, best to purchase tickets AT the hotel as there's long wait at the station machines. Just another tip ? drinks from the vending machine on the platforms are cheaper than the ones at the shops at the train station! A green tea is 1.65euro as oppose to 2.75 euro from the shop ? weird! Finally, just want to mention how helpful and welcoming the staff are ? especially Elena. She advised us how to get around Venice and always asking how we are doing whenever she sees us. And not only that, we got a complimentary bubbly with snacks waiting for us when we got back after a day in Venice for our wedding anniversary ? so THANK YOU Elena and co!

    5
    « Fab Hotel At a Very Reasonable Price »

    Chose this hotel as the price was good. It's a great choice just on the outskirts of Venice proper, with very easy access to the canals of Venice. The hotel is right opposite the Mestre railway station and it is a modern hotel. Our room was lovely, clean with a large bathroom and a rainwater shower. Ask for a room facing the courtyard (not facing the street) for a quieter experience. We ate at the breakfast buffet as well as the main dining room and there were plenty of choices. The staff were very kind and helpful. You can buy train tickets from reception to avoid the queues at the station. Its ?1:50 to travel into Venice and this is about a 10 minute journey. The train station is just across the street. Note - you must validate your train ticket before boarding the train. This is done via the little green boxes on the way to the platforms. Just insert the ticket and it comes out with a punch mark.

    4
    « Good Hotel convenient location »

    Staff at the front desk were always very helpful, surrounding area not the best, but having the train station across the road was so convenient. The room & bathroom was a good size and very clean, even liked the IKEA furniture. Cafe and restaurant both very good and reasonably priced. Breakfast was included and had good selection. No problem with wifi. Getting to Venice was quick and easy about 6 minute train ride. So glad we didn't stay in Venice. Saved $$$ staying in Mestre plus just avoiding the hassle of the crowds, lugging your luggage across bridges and cobblestones and trying to locate the hotels in Venice made our decision to stay at the Best Western a perfect choice. If we ever visit Venice again would definitely stay here, would strongly recommend.

    4
    « Excellent hotel in a difficult environment »

    The Mestre location is an excellent starting point for a visit to Venice. This hotel is just steps away from the railway station, from where frequent (and very cheap) trains take you to Venice in under 10 minutes. And there is a hotel-owned parking lot, not free but very convenient. In many ways the traveler can notice that the hotel management is on top of things - the rooms and bathrooms are spacious and well designed, service is good and friendly, and breakfast is more than ok by local standards. The main drawback - the area around the hotel is becoming seedier and more downscale from year to year, although I don't think it is really dangerous, even at night .Then why stay here? Not just because this is a good hotel, but because very many hotels in Venice except the 5 stars ones are no more than tourist traps,

  • 5
    « Very comfortable, clean and modern hotel »

    During our holiday in Venice we decided to stay in Mestre which is just outside of Venice because we knew that there will be lots of visitors plus the lanes were small and we did not want to drag our luggages to get to our hotel. Our friends who visited Venice and stayed inside Venice informed us that it will be very hassle dragging the luggages on the uneven stone pavement and small lanes plus as well as the many bridges to cross. We chosen this hotel based on reviews we have gotten from TripAdvisor. The location was excellent as it was just across the road to the train station. We have booked the Deluxe Room and it was very clean and comfortable. The decorations were modern and the amenities provided were good.

    5
    « Great location,service and comfort at very reasonable price »

    We chose this Hotel because of price and location to the train station.We wanted easy access to Venice,Train station,shuttle and Airport and we were more than happy with our choice!The guest service and advice was superb and the train and shuttle tickets all available at the front desk.We were loaned umbrellas for the day rain threatened which was an appreciated little extra service. Our first floor room was spacious ,clean and modern.The bed was large and very comfortable and the linens were clean and crisp .The wonderfully appointed bathroom was sparkling clean and the large towels luxuriously soft and white. We appreciated the coffee and tea making facilities in our room along with the bar fridge. We enjoyed a buffet breakfast every morning with a good variety and quality food.The fresh fruit salad was delish along with a great selection of hot and cold foods. Everyday we caught the 8 min train ride out to Venice(about 1:80 eurosI think) and enjoyed our discoveries and evening meal out there ,then happily caught the train back to our motel at night for some peace at a very reasonable price and such a convenient location. Our three nights at this hotel was a great end to our six week holiday and we felt well rested to face the two long flights home!

    5
    « Fab hotel room »

    Stayed here 2 nights and loved the room as it was very spacious and ensuite had a bath and separate shower. The breakfast had a good choice of food and it was very tasty! It is very handy for the station and buses to venice. Staff very friendly and helpful.

    5
    « One night stop over before the cruise »

    Chose this hotel as the prices seemed good and it was a fantastic choice even though you are not in the middle of Venice. The hotel is right opposite the Mestre railway station and is a modern hotel . Our room was lovely and clean with a large bathroom and a rainwater shower. We didn't eat here apart from breakfast and there was plenty of choice . Staff were kind and helpful and you can buy train tickets from reception to avoid the queues at the station.Its €1:50 to travel into Venice and this is about a 10 minute journey with plenty of trains around every 8 to 10 minutes . There is a bus service too which is also very convenient to the hotel . Not sure why but you must validate your ticket before travelling on the train and this is done via the little green boxes on the platform. Just insert the ticket and it comes out with a punch mark .

    4
    « Nothing fancy but clean and well located »

    Very well located across the street from rail station. One stop and you're in Venice! You buy your rail tickets right at the hotel for a few euros. Very helpful staff. They opened the dining room early to give us a fast breakfast to catch an early flight. Airport is close by. As is a shuttle bus that takes you to the airport. We took a taxi instead. 35 euros for 2 with huge pieces of luggage.Price of room excellent. Why pay crazy Venice prices and drag your luggage up stairs and over bridges? We were happy with our choice. It isn't a charming hotel. But who cares. You only sleep there.Mestre is a little iffy, so we were told. And the breakfast buffet and individually made coffee were terrific. Our room was gigantic with a very nice clean bathroom. Spartan furniture. But, again, who cares? Would stay here again definitely. Ask for a room not facing street as it was a bit noisy with window open.

    5
    « Twice as much for half the price of anything in Venice »

    We arrived at about 11.30am and chanced our luck to see if our room was ready. Rebecca (?) on reception was amazing and couldn't have been any more helpful, finding us a room on arrival :-) The room itself was more than adequate - comfortable bed, plenty of storage, a fridge, safe and TV with English channels! The bathroom was great and about the same size as the room. A lock on the bathroom door would be useful for those of us who like our privacy. We booked the hotel because it looked twice as good as any hotel in Venice but at half the price. We weren't really bothered about being on the island so the location (a 15 minute bus ride away) was ideal. There is a supermarket just up the road and a number 2 bus stop right outside said supermarket (NOTE : get on bus at the supermarket rather than the slightly closer stop at the train station. As you'd expect, the train station stop is extremely busy). The train station is a one minute walk from the hotel which was perfect was us when leaving for Florence at 7am. Breakfast at the hotel was absolutely first class. The breakfast room had a PANCAKE MACHINE. You pressed a button and it made fresh pancakes just for you. We probably ate far too much but it lasted us until dinner so who's complaining!

    5
    « City break ?. Bestwestern fabulous location »

    Just back from a 4 night stay at this hotel, the location is great as its near the train and bus station .. So easy access to Venice or other cities. The staff were all friendly whether in restaurant, or reception. Barbara and Marko on reception were really helpful. Especially as electrics tripped out in our room on our last night and could not be fixed. They sorted out a new room and quickly .. Thank you both you were exceptional and could not apologies enough, even though not their fault - just one of those things. Barbara was relly helpful with all our queries on how to get to venice etc, and also recommended visiting Verona which is such beautiful place, worth a visit. Only minor issue was that there is no air conditioning after sept , so we had indow open at night and there was a lot of noise in the back of the hotel, seemed all the bottles , rubbish was being thrown out. Overall a fabulous hotel with great staff especially Barbara and Marko !

    4
    « Decent Hotel; convenient location »

    I would say this is a decent hotel. We had a family suite for 4 people and would stay here again. Very convenient location from Railway Station. It is clean, average comfort level, quiet, staff is very courteous and helpful, breakfast had plenty of variety, was fresh and good quality. Room amenities are adequate and of average but sufficient quality. All in all, slightly above average property with good service and very competitive price for the location. 'Average' for 4 stars, would be 'Excellent' if 3 stars. I'd rank Best Western Bologna - Mestre Station a 'Very Good' 3.5 Star property. Value for Euro.

    5
    « Best for Venice »

    We stayed at this hotel for two days prior to a cruise. Our room was very large, a suite with modern furnishings and a large bathroom with bath and shower. Everywhere in the hotel was extremely clean and quiet and the staff, especially the front desk, were very friendly and helpful. The hotel organised transport for us from the airport and again from the hotel to the cruise port. Breakfast is adequate and there is a restaurant serving tasty lunch and dinner. Free Wifi in room. The location couldn't be better for sightseeing in Venice itself with frequent trains from the station just in front of the hotel - a mere 10 minutes to Venice. You appreciate it even more when you see people dragging their suitcases around Venice. When you arrive in Venice there is a stop for the water buses right in front. However, the boats are often extremely full so it is best to turn right and walk just a few hundred yards and pick up the water bus at its first stop. Don't think there is anything to see in Mestre itself but it is a quiet and seemingly safe place to stay.

    4
    « One night stay en route to Mediterranean cruise »

    The staff on the front desk are extremely helpful, the position of the hotel is excellent to access the mestre - gr8 if you don't need to be in Venice itself ( i.e. Return travelers) as the price is half the cost here compared to staying on the island of Venice. Our room was extremely quiet ?? & clean . Gr8 value.

  • 4
    « Very good and convenient »

    We booked the Bologna because it is right across from the railway station and thus offers easy access to Venice. The rooms are modern, well-appointed and clean; the free wi-fi is fast. The breakfast buffet is adequate but lacks features like freshly-squeezed orange juice and dark bread. All in all, a pretty good hotel that will cost you fewer than 200 euros a night, with a free breakfast thrown in, provided you look for the right deal.

    4
    « NOT in Bologna »

    Stupid really but I booked this hotel in haste needing to stay in Bologna and having been told Best Western was reliable and on a par with Travelodge in the UK. It popped up on the Hotels in Bologna search querie and I should have checked which city it was actually in. The hotel refused to refund, which resulted in 2 train journeys costing around £100 in total. Depressing, dirty, concrete surrounding area. The hotel is directly opposite the train station, and train tickets to Venice can be bought from the very helpful reception staff. It takes about 10 mins into Venice by any one of numerous trains leaving throughout the day. The hotel is clean, there is lots of hot water, and the whole place very well run and friendly. Apart from refusing to refund a mistaken booking. We saw a very small cockroach in one room. Very noisy one night, but otherwise happy with the room. Very handy for Venice and only 1good hour from Bologna, so it could have been worse.

    4
    « A good hotel just out of Venice »

    The Best Western Hotel Bologna near Venice, Italy, is a very good hotel just outside of Venice. It is a 20 minute taxi ride from the airport at a set cost of 35 Euros. The hotel is modern and has efficient and friendly staff. The rooms are quite large with a desk and also a table with two chairs. The bathroom is big with a small walk in shower and a good deep bath as well as a toilet and bidet. There is the usual free coffee and tea, a roof safe, good cupboard space, good size TV with several English news and program channels. Free good WIFI and comfortable beds. The food in the Bistro is very good and the breakfast is quite good. The hotel is directly across the street from the Mestre Railway Station from which it takes 10 minutes by train into the Venice Santa Lucia station next to the Grand Canal. The hotel reception can provide rail tickets which then have to be validated in the small grey/green machines on platform 1 before boarding the train into Venice. A return ticket costs 5 Euros. For anyone visiting Venice for the first time the narrow pedestrian only roads are very congested with many tourists pulling their luggage and having to go over bridges to reach their hotels. The water buses are also very crowded. If you can afford an expensive hotel that can be accessed by private water taxi from the airport do that or stay in Best Western Hotel Bologna outside of Venice at a cheaper rate but with easy transport into Venice.

 

Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: Highway A4. Take Highway A4 (Milano Venezia) exit via Miranese two kilometers from the Best Western Plus Hotel Bologna. The Best Western Plus Hotel Bologna is located in the center of mestre, in front of train station. A 10-minute train ride from Venice historic center.