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All reviews evening meal buy a ticket over christmas the bus peaceful location hotel reception half board fresh honeycomb venice station about half an hour lovely hotel excellent value for money cleaned every day visiting venice short stay takes about minutes minute drive
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Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

We stayed with a group as part of a tour package over Christmas. The hotel is a little gem. The staff are just amazing. They worked very hard to make everything just right for us, even made us crackers for Christmas Day. The menu was a bit restricted as part of the tour, but this would be set by the tour operator not the hotel. In some ways it would have been good to have had an all Italian culinary experience. Would we consider going back to this hotel? 100% yes.

Stayed: December 2017, travelled with friends
Thank JandARJ
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VphFrontOffice, reception at Villa Patriarca Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2018

Dear Guest,

thank you for leaving this wonderful comment on TripAdvisor!

It was a real pleasure to welcome you all and spend Christmas days with the group.

If you wish to have a real culinary experience in Italy, not steered by a Tour Operator, I suggest you come back during summer time. In this way you could choose what to have during your dinner and also try our candlelight dinners into the veranda.

This is a real Italian holiday!

We hope to welcome you back in the future, and wish you a good evening.

Best regards,
The Staff

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Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at Villa Patriarca, in June, when we visited Venice.
We loved every minute there, lovely surroundings, cosy big rooms, delicious breakfast and nice drinks in the evening.
We enjoyed the pool so much, as the weather was so lovely, we spend a day only by the pool and was amazing.
Very convenient location, if you visit Venice, the staff was very friendly helping us with directions and bus tickets. We really recommend this beautiful Villa.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Madalina E
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VphFrontOffice, reception at Villa Patriarca Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2018

Dear Madalina,

thank you for choosing our Hotel and for leaving this amazing comment on TripAdvisor!

As you described, our Hotel is the perfect choice for guests who want to relax and visit also such a unique city like Venice.

We hope to welcome you back in the future!

Best regards.
Staff

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Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile

My friend and I shared a room here for 3 nights in September as a base to Venice the islands of Venice. It is very difficult to get to via public transport as the local busses are a little unreliable, the drivers are unhelpful, you can't buy a ticket on the bus and it takes 90 minutes+ to get from the airport, however a taxi is expensive.
The hotel is lovely, immaculately clean, the pool area was beautiful, the breakfast was good and above all the staff were fantastic! There is not much around an the immediate vicinity but there is a taverna that sells excellent pizza and good wine which the receptionist recommended very nearby. It would be an excellent base to explore both Venice and surrounds with a car as there is ample parking.
There is a bus stop right outside which takes 45 minutes to get into Venice, and the last one leaves Venice around midnight. Even if you have a car there is no point in driving to Venice.
The only reason I can't give the hotel 5 stars is that it takes so long to get from the airport on public transport despite only being ~20 minute drive, and a taxi is circa $60. They should consider a hotel operated shuttle for less than a taxi and it would be ideal. If you are renting a car though it is ideal!

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Lorna89379
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VphFrontOffice, Reception at Villa Patriarca Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2017

Dear Lorna,
first of all, we would like to thank you for choosing our Hotel for your stay!
Secondly, we would like to thank you for your positive comment, we are glad that you both appreciated our services and efforts.
What you wrote is correct, our Hotel is a really perfect base to visit Venice and other important cities such as Padua, Treviso and Vicenza, but most of all to explore Riviera del Brenta venetian villas and some typical italian small cities.
Concerning the reason why you didn't give us a 5-star-rate, I would only like to reply that the Staff is always at the guests disposal in order to inform them on how to get to the Hotel and of course the taxi is the easiest way, even though not the cheapest one. At the airport prices are around € 80, while if we book for the guests the price is around € 60-70!
I would then like to add that we recently succeeded a previous Management and getting a Hotel shuttle is in the works!
We hope to welcome you back in the future.
Best regards,
Villa Patriarca Hotel Staff

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Reviewed August 28, 2017

We stayed here during a road trip through Italy. Unless you are only planning to stay local, you definitely need a car.

The hotel is not modern, but a charming 1700s villa which has been nicely adapted and renovated. The bathroom is fine (shower only), and the AC required in the summer, but the simple decor emphasises the original design elements of the building and, for example, there is only a small TV and standing wardrobe. They don't provide toiletries, but if you don't have your own you can buy a pack of hotel-like miniatures for 10 euros.

One of the best features of the hotel is the pool (it's also the reason we chose this particular hotel). The water isn't heated, but on a hot, sticky summer day the cool water is refreshing. There's a bar alongside the pool if you need drinks or a snack. It's open until 9 pm, so one particularly hot evening we snuck in a refreshing swim before dinner.

Breakfast (included) is the standard Italian hotel fare - pastries, meats, cheeses, fruits but the coffee comes from a machine. The hotel restaurant is good enough.

With our car, we easily took day trips to Padua and Vicenza. Venice was easy to get to from the bus stop across the street (tickets about 7 euro each round trip, purchased from the hotel, took about 40 minutes). Venice is a zoo and we didn't get a seat on the bus, so were we to do it again, I'd probably take advantage of the tours offered by the hotel for 90 euros each, including transportation.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

Based on other tripadvisor reviews, I booked this hotel for 4 days for my daughter and myself, so we could visit both Venice and Verona easy using public transport. First of all I must say what an absolutely beautiful hotel and location. The hotel is immaculate but full of charm, and the grounds are also immaculate, green, lush and simply lovely. The pool is glorious and it's at the far end of the 'garden' with its own bar, and its own menu during the day.
Air con in the room was good and very much needed as we went when the heatwave was in full flow! There were also shutters on the window, and a wonderfully comfortable bed, so the night times were very comfortable. Immaculate bathroom, clean white fluffy towels, room serviced everyday.
At the airport it was simple to get a bus into Venice (buy a ticket from inside the terminal before getting on the bus, the buses don't take money) and we paid 42€ for two return tickets from the airport to Mirano. Way cheaper than an airport transfer (€60 each way) and really very easy, plus we had a seat every single time we caught the bus.
We found the 7E bus at Venice station (it's the last stop, you'll know where to get off!).
The 7E takes about 40 minutes to get to the hotel. It's in Mirano, and if you keep your eye out the window after about 30 minutes journey time, you'll see a massive sign for the hotel on the right. Push the bell and you're right there, about 10 yards from the entrance. If you miss it (you won't, the signs huge) you'll only end up in Mirano town (last stop again) and it's a few minutes walk back up the road.
The whole hotel is airconditioned and gorgeous. The staff are also amazing, nothing is too much trouble, ever.
We had our evening meal in the hotel for all 3 evenings and it was fablous and very well priced. We chose to sit outside, as it's so stunning and elegant. Nothing plastic, the hotel is 100% quality. We don't eat meat and whilst the menu wasn't huge there was plenty of sea food and veggie options available. The sea bass ravioli was probably my favourite, but the spagetti vongole came a close second. We had a bottle of prosecco with every meal, and it was wonderful, served bone cold and again, so resonably priced it was an affordable luxury we had every night! The waiting staff are also amazing...and look fantastic! The only down side is the mosquitos..my own fault for not even thinking about mosquito repellant. Take some, trust me.
Breakfast is in a light beautiful dining room, and is a 'help yourself' affair, with much gadgetry! My favourite was the pancake machine. There is a whole fresh honeycomb next to it, so my morning luxury was fresh pancakes with a small piece of whole honeycomb and fresh strawberries. Usually after I'd had some eggs, cheese and toast.... Such a beautiful spread every day, I loved it.
Day trip to Venice is easy peasy. Back on the 7E, which you get over the road, literally 20 foot from the gates, and runs 3 times an hour till past midnight. Reception will give you times and sell you a ticket for 7€....bargain.
Our second day excursion was to Verona. Reception (gosh they were wonderful!) arranged a taxi for us to the train station, and also for him to collect us on the return, having also checked all the train times for us. Taxi booked through them it was €30 for drop off and pick up later that evening. The train to Verona took an hour and 45 minutes (take water, no refreshments!) and cost 8€'s each way each..wow!
The station in Verona is really quite busy and it took us a minute to work out which way to go (turn right, keep going, cross over the road at the junction, signed to tourist information) but we found our way to Juliet's balcony eventually. (Strangely moving even though v v busy). We had a wonderful lunch under the umbrellas, in front of a large fan, in the square round the corner.
Verona seemed much friendlier than Venice (which was absolutely stunning, but I felt wary of numerous tourist traps).
So, the Villa Patriarch has got to be one of the absolute best finds, better than I expected and incredible value for money. Genuinely one of the best places, across all parameters I've ever stayed in, wish I had booked for longer...love love loved it.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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