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Hotel Amba Alagi Venice (Marghera) - Review

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Hotel Amba Alagi: exterior
I unremarkably suggest travellers to stay inwards primal Venice , but in that location are times when lodging exterior the metropolis - on the nearby mainland , for example - may hold upwards exist a practical option. Or indeed , the only option. I visited Venice inwards Oct at brusk reveal , when all the decent together with affordable primal hotels were booked up. Not wanting to remain inwards a hostel nor to pass hundreds of euros per nighttime , I broke my ain rules together with tried out ii inexpensive mainland hotels. First of the ii was the Hotel Amba Alagi , where I paid but €55 per nighttime for a double room.

I works life Hotel Amba Alagi really decent for a one-star. It's inwards Marghera , on the Venice mainland , together with on the far side of Marghera for Venice. That's the disadvantage – but that's also what makes it a budget option. With auto parking together with slow route access , it's a practical thought for travellers alongside a auto who desire to become into Venice in i lawsuit or twice past times populace carry , or for travellers on a tight budget.

Marghera was designed equally a sort of 'garden suburb' , across the railway from Venice's sibling town Mestre , together with separated from the Venetian lagoon past times a large industrial port area. It's composed of broad modern streets radiating out from roundabouts alongside leafy parks inwards the middle; present it's a combination of respectable together with down-at-heel side-by-side. Buses together with trams connect the suburb alongside Mestre together with alongside Venice.

The hotel is around the corner from a tram stop. Named 'Beccaria' , the halt is on business T2. This runs apace to Mestre railway station together with on into the centre of Mestre. You could move in that location together with modify to Line T1 which crosses the lagoon to Venice , although this would hold upwards a circuitous route into town (I didn't fourth dimension this , so it's possible it would hold upwards quick together with to a greater extent than comfortable than the buses). More straight , ACTV motorcoach 6L runs from Piazzale
Double bedroom
Concordia , a few minutes' walk away , into Venice. From the hotel door to Piazzale Roma inwards Venice I'd allow 20-30 minutes. At the fourth dimension of writing the tram service continues until 9pm together with the 6L runs its total route until around the same time. As an alternative , motorcoach service vi has its nearest halt at Piazza S. Antonio , which is walking distance of the hotel , together with on the route of the tram. This motorcoach also runs into Venice together with continues until after midnight. At nighttime , thus , you'll involve to larn a motorcoach dorsum equally far equally S. Antonio together with so walk (easy equally yous tin strength out follow the tram tracks , but a fleck creepy if  you're alone).

I booked a double room at the hotel. It was on an upper flooring (room 8) , was a reasonable size together with meliorate than I would cause got expected from the one-star rating. The only negative points were that the room wasn't terribly vivid , together with the pigment on the walls was a fleck marked. Otherwise , I was impressed. The décor was fairly neutral , alongside a difficult tiled flooring , rugs past times the bed , a pocket-size tabular array to deed equally a desk , a wall-mounted TV , a span of chairs , a traveling pocket stand upwards , coat hooks together with ii bedside tables together with plug sockets: everything you'd involve together with extra also (coat hooks are welcome but rare inwards Italian hotels). The costless hotel slippers together with footling purse of local speciality biscuits were an unexpected together with hospitable touch. 

To command the temperature in that location was a fan higher upwards the bed , an air-conditioning unit of measurement together with a radiator; I didn't involve whatever of these during my see , although the room was quite cool inwards the evenings (early October). During my showtime nighttime I took the spare blanket from the closet together with pulled it over me; when the cleaner visited the side past times side 24-hour interval , he/she carefully remade the bed to include the blanket betwixt canvas together with coverlet: adept service , I thought. The room together with bath had windows alongside the sort of external slatted shutter yous trace downwards using a strap. Not elegant , but it saved opening windows together with leaning out at the mercy of the local mosquitoes.

En-suite bathroom
The en-suite bath was pocket-size but in i lawsuit again , fine. The shower was decent , together with in that location was some infinite for toiletries. The only niggle was that the towel rail was squeezed inwards rather unopen to the lav seat.  Toiletries provided were lather , shower sachet together with a shower cap. There was a hairdryer inwards the bath attached to the wall – a adept i alongside dissimilar settings together with a directional nozzle , although inconveniently placed for right-handed guests.

The hotel's location was really quiet. The rooms/doorways weren't soundproofed though , together with I did withdraw heed other guests talking together with using the TV , (ear plugs fixed this) together with in that location was a really faint odour of cigarettes a span of times. I slept really well. The bed was ii singles set together; the mattresses were comfortable enough. 

The people who run the hotel were friendly together with helpful – I'm non certain how much English linguistic communication they could speak , equally nosotros talked inwards Italian , but they furnish guests alongside a map indicating the nearest motorcoach together with tram stops. Breakfast wasn't included inwards my room rate. 

Welcome biscuits
I would tell this hotel is a adept selection if you're looking for inexpensive together with practical , together with are prepared for the move required to larn into Venice. I works life this a drawback at night; though if yous aren't lonely or aren't staying tardily inwards Venice , this won't hold upwards such an issue. An wages of beingness a fleck nearer the start of the motorcoach route agency you've a fair run a hazard of getting a spot on the busy service to Venice. There are hotels inwards Marghera which are nearer to the lagoon city; though these tend to hold upwards either significantly to a greater extent than expensive or poorly-reviewed (and you'll mostly cause got to stand upwards on the bus). I afterward switched to i of the nearer hotels , together with I missed the Amba Alagi; the décor may cause got been tired but the room's amenities were better.


Getting to the hotel past times populace carry from the airdrome is fairly straightforward. On festivi - i.e. Sundays together with populace holidays - the ACTV motorcoach service fifteen runs all the way from the airdrome to Marghera. Check the latest data , or inquire at the ACTV desk at the airdrome , equally previously this motorcoach used to run every 24-hour interval , together with it could modify again. In the absence of a conduct service , cause got the ATVO limited or the ACTV motorcoach fifteen to Mestre FS (the railway station) earlier changing to the tram T2. The tram halt is inwards an underpass beneath the motorcoach parking area; in that location are stairs together with a elevator , labelled alongside the direction: Marghera. Alight at the Beccaria stop.

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