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Why Stay At Hotel Excelsior
The Hotel Excelsior on the Venetian island of Lido has been a favorite of celebrities for over 100 years.
The 178-room Hotel Excelsior, on the Venetian island of Lido, first opened in 1908, and has remained one of Italy's top-notch luxury hotels for more than a century. Inside, Moroccan design touches—such as a courtyard fountain, arched entryways, and ornate, jewel-toned furnishings—help to create an exotic feel, and glimpses of the Venetian Lagoon and the Adriatic Sea catch your eye anywhere you look. The waterfront hotel is just a 15-minute water-taxi ride from Venice proper; to get you there, the hotel offers complimentary shuttle service from its private pier. Return for an alfresco dinner at the hotel's candlelit La Terrazza, one of Venice's iconic dining spots.
Traveling with the entire family? Ask about the hotel's summertime-only kids' program.
May to September is the busy season; for a prime swath of sand, rent a beachfront cabana.
Arrive at Venice Marco Polo International Airport (VCE) which is approximately 10 miles from the hotel.Lungomare Guglielmo Marconi, 41, Venice, Venice, Italy
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Beachfront Location
- Outdoor Pool
- Sports Activities
- Free Shuttle Service
- Concierge Desk
- Kids Club (seasonal)
- Balconies or Terraces
- Individually controlled A/C
- LCD TVs
- Satellite TV
- Work Desks
- En-Suite Bathrooms
- Hair Dryers
- In-room Safes
- Mini Bars
- Three Restaurants
- Two Bars
- Pool Bar + Lounge
- Max occupancy is 2 adults
- Welcome drink
- Nightly rate includes VAT
Why We Love Venice
Whether you've been to Venice two or 20 times, there's always something new to discover. And therein lies the beauty of the destination: afternoons spent wandering from palace to piazza, exploring the small art museums, shopping the stalls that line the streets.
1965 Campo San Fantin
Classic Venetian Excursion: Don't miss a gondola tour of Venice, serenaded by the strains of a mandolino.
50-minute tours from $100.
Where to Eat: A favorite of locals in a tourists' city, Osteria L'Orto Dei Mori serves classic Italian dishes such as scampi risotto. Dine on the terrace for a view of the Venetian canals.
3386 Campo Dei Mori
Dinner for two $60.
Where to Drink: Harry's Bar was favorite of Ernest Hemingway, Orson Welles, and other bold-faced names of the 20th century. Come early for a chance at the low corner table, Hemingway's favorite, and order the signature prosecco peach bellini.
1323 Calle Vallresso.
Drinks for two $30.
Why Go Now
August 29 - September 8, 2012
Venice International Film Festival
A world-famous festival with movie screenings, exhibitions, and film-related seminars.
September 2, 2012
A two-oared gondola race that first took place during the 13th century.
To celebrate the holiday season, revelers drink mulled wine while browsing traditionally crafted Christmas handiworks.
Campo Santo Stefano, Venice.