Ausonia & Hungaria

Gran Viale Santa Maria Elisabetta 28, Lido, Venice, Italy, 30126

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By Anne Hanley, your Venice expert

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#37 of 40
expert-rated hotels in Venice
Expert overall rating:3.7 out of 5
Location:
3.5
3.5
Bedrooms:
3.5
3.5
Eating/drinking:
2.5
2.5
Public areas:
3.7
3.7
Leisure facilities:
4.6
4.6
Service:
3.8
3.8
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Escaping the crowds, Relaxation, Romance, Sightseeing

Expert review of Ausonia & Hungaria

With its splendid Art-Nouveau façade, the Hungaria is an old-world haven on the Lido.

This Venetian classic, with its magnificent tiled façade, is an Art-Nouveau wonder. On the Lido island – and therefore handy for the beach – yet close to the boat landing for a swift get-away to Venice proper, it’s perfect for anyone wishing to combine culture and seaside in a turn-of-the-century setting.

Location: 

A short walk from the Lido’s main Santa Maria Elisabetta vaporetto stop, and not much further to the beach, the Hungaria (as it’s usually known) is ideally placed for holiday-makers easily overwhelmed by too many churches and museums.

Bedrooms: 

The recent refurbishment did away some of the Hungaria’s frayed edges but the feel at this hotel definitely remains romantically dated grandeur. Most of the rooms are large-ish by Venetian standards have some lovely Art Nouveau pieces.

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Public areas: 

A recent restoration brought some lovely murals and fittings from the original 1905 decorations to light. This seaside hotel has a splendid terrace on which to recover from the rigors of, er, lying about on the beach.

Eating and drinking: 

The hotel’s restaurant is not cheap and the food is nothing to write home about. I advise you to try elsewhere.

Leisure facilities: 

The Hungaria has not one but two spas: the Lanna Gaia which offers Thai massage and treatments, and an Alain Mességué centre with its herbal treatments and special health-restoring diets. There’s a private stretch of beach where you can rent deckchairs and umbrellas.

Who stays there: 

The Hungaria appeals to parents who want to buy themselves a little museum time by doing beach-in-return-for-sightseeing deals with their children. But more mature travellers also enjoy the old-world Hungaria experience… and the calm of being this far away from the hordes in Venice proper.

Price advice: 

Adding two extra beds if you’re travelling with children under 18 won’t add anything to your bill but I would opt to splash out on a family room with more space. Book well ahead to secure a room here during the Film Festival.

Pros: 
A great old-fashioned base for a Venetian seaside holiday
Cons: 
Parts of the hotel are on the frayed side of charming
A 20-minute boat ride away from the sights

More information on Ausonia & Hungaria:

Price from:
£36
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Gran Viale Santa Maria Elisabetta 28, Lido, Venice, Italy, 30126
Free tags / Keywords:
Beach
Amenities:
Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Pets Allowed, Restaurant, Room Service
Neighbourhood:
Lido di Venezia

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