For decades, the Excelsior Venice Lido has provided guests with a one-of-a-kind holistic experience. Lovers of chic, classic large hotels will be completely in their element. On an architectural and design level, this impressive grand hotel exhibits the style of a Moorish palace. Characteristic minaret towers and domes surround a peaceful atrium with a fountain and palm trees. Just over 200 rooms, several restaurants and terraces and a swimming pool transport guests back to the Belle Epoque. But above all, this 5-star hotel enjoys an unbeatable setting on a spit of land between the lagoon of Venice and the Adriatic Sea, known as the Venice Lido. A hotel-run beach with golden sand and exclusive service lies just beyond the hotel’s front door. Beach Hotel: One foot in the golden sand
Lido is the Italian word for beach or coast. The Lido di Venezia is one of the most famous, exquisite beaches in Italy. The Excelsior Venice Lido hotel borders directly on its fine golden sand. Because the water is shallow, it’s well-suited for swimming with children. Along the hotel’s stretch of beach, sailcloth tents are available to rent—for changing and to lie in the shadow of its awning on a comfortable lounge chair. Cold drinks and snacks can be purchased at a beach bar. If you’ve brought a laptop, you can even access a wireless connection. Urban Hotel: Ideal location & skilled service
The Lido di Venezia is a narrow island off the shore of Venice, separated from the city by the famous Venice Lagoon. Ferries or water taxis can take guests from the hotel’s pier to the city center—Piazza San Marco for example—in mere minutes. A highly competent, friendly concierge team takes care of all questions and requests connected to activities in the city center. 5-star hotel: Venetian grandezza & modern comfort
Built in the first years of the 20th century, Excelsior Venice Lido was a gigantic building project with the professed goal of being the largest, most elegant first class hotel in the area. Still today, the hotel fulfills its promise. Magnificent moorish architecture harmonizes beautifully with classic Italian interior design. Freshly renovated rooms and suites feature modern-equipped baths and contemporary entertainment technology. Food & Drink: Mediterranean cuisine in a high-class atmosphere
Kitchen chef Antonio Sanna serves up great food from a morning breakfast buffet down to fine dining in the evening. Mediterranean and Venetian specialities are served in an elegantly outfitted dining room or on a roofed terrace. Sports & Leisure: Relax in style on the beach or by the pool
Of course, the wide beach is a main attraction, but the hotel’s idyllic garden offers a pool as an alternative. Comfortable lounge chairs and sun shades abound. Further amenities include a kids club for children in the ages of 4-12, as well as a fitness studio with equipment from Technogym, a hair salon and a small boutique. Location: Exclusive island setting in the middle of Venice
Excelsior Venice Lido is directly situated on the most exclusive beach on Lido di Venezia. A regular shuttle service connects the island locale with the city center.