Al Gelsomino offers the possibility to stay in a typical Venetian villa only 30 minutes from Venice.
เช็คอิน 14:00 - 22:00
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Maria picked us up from the airport, with a reasonable fee. The apartment is clean and well decorated with an Italian amd rustic theme. Maria also gave us advices for day trips and even offered to drive us to Dolomite and Garda at a reasonable cost. Those are the postivies of the experience. I did get two surprises with this trip. First, the apartment has only one bedroom. It is correctly stated in the detailed description, but i feel it is a bit misleading as it was/is listed as two bedroom apartment. If you have more than two people, you wouldn't even have a sofa to relax in the apartment, which did bother us quite a bit. Second, upon arrival, we were told that there is no more direct bus to Venice after around 9:30am. It is now necessary to take a 10min bus than a 30min tram. With some waiting time, we spent 45 to 60min to get to the edge of Venice and walked another 25min to San Marco square. There is also no bus back to the apartment after 10:45pm or so, meaning one needs to plan to leave the heart of Venice by 9ish, unless we walk another 20min from the tram station. Overall, nice apartment for two people, and i am not sure it is a good location to stay for those plan to go to Venice more than once or twice. If i have to choose again, i would likely stay inside Venice, or a smaller pretty town like Padova.
Dear Eric, thanks for your feedback. Unofrtunately the new tram system started to work two weeks ago and we have to get used to it a little bit: there is in fact a direct service to Venice, before 9h40 am , which I think is a reasonable time to plan to leave the apartment to go and visit. After 9h40, as you stated, you have to take a bus and then change to a tram, but if you pay attention at the coincidences, your trip is going to be faster and fluent. Concerning the night trip, the last bus to the apartment is at 10h45 in Mestre, it means leaving Venice Bus Station at 10h15 pm max. (not at 9pm, way too early). Staying in Mestre it is cheaper than staying in Venice, that's why a lot of people chose this accomadation. Of course, you have to plan to use the public transport and don't get bothered by it. You've been a kind and nice guest to host, thanks again for your visit!
Marias apartment is absolutely beautiful! It has a small garden were you can sit and have a drink or dinner as you wish. The location is 20 minutes by bus from Venezia and the bus stop is just around the corner; very convenient. It's a quiet place were you can sleep like a baby. Maria is a very nice woman who picked us up to the airport, she was very kind and helpful. The place was clean and comfortable. We loved it!!
La casa è spaziosa e graziosa, nel complesso sufficientemente pulita anche se il bagno meritava un po di attenzione in più sia per quel che riguarda l' effettiva pulizia, sia per il fatto che c era solo un rotolo di carta igenica e mancavano gli asciugamani per la terza persona ! Inoltre dista 1,5 km dal centro di Mestre, e nei pressi della casa i negozi già alle 18.30 erano chiusi. Bello il giardinetto, ma all' alba i numerosi pappagallini della vicina voliera ci svegliavano.
Gentile Nicolò grazie per la sua recensione, mi dispiace per gli asciugamani per la terza persona, è stata una svista bastava chiedere li avrebbe avuti, la scorta della carta igienica era giusto nel mobiletto verde che c'è in bagno. I negozi vicino alla casa hanno l'orario di chiusura alle 19.30, forse dato il periodo qualcuno poteva essere in ferie.