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The Lido, or Lido de Venezia, is an 11-kilometre long barrier island in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy; it is home to about 20,400 residents. It is an easy boat ride from Venice on the public transport boats. I had not visit Lido for the last 20 years so I decided to venture over to see how the island has transformed and stayed in one of the hotels the Relais Alberti.
The accommodation I chose was a small boutique hotel. It is housed in a completely refurbished 14th-century building, Cà Alberti, in the ancient hamlet of Malamocco Venice. It is the building with the bikes in front of it.
Relais Alberti is a very quiet hotel in an extremely small piazza. The surrounding buildings are just beautiful to look at.
First impressions are stunning and the antique furniture throughout the hotel is like a museum. Take the time to explore the furniture. The first image is of the gorgeous check-in area.
As the dining room was a formal Venetian home I could explore and understand how families lived in the 14th century. This is a priceless experience.
This fireplace has so much detail.
The furniture that was bought over the years, was an example of atelier and craftmanship during a very rich period of Venice.
All the rooms throughout the hotel are decorated in a typical Venetian style.
Garden And Breakfast
This area is lovely to chill after a day of exploring Lido. The outdoor furniture is comfortable and the sound of birds is music to my ears.
The image below is where I had a healthy breakfast. All the bread and pastry was made on the premises.
The taste and presentation of the food were yummy. This was a lovely way to start my day. Seasonal fruit was available and tasted brilliant. Traditional cheese and cold meats were beautifully served. Overall this breakfast is a very high standard for an Italian breakfast.
Sleep Is Precious
My suite room 102 was elegant, prestigious, and was an experience of pure historical luxury. It was an indulgence I needed. The interior design comprised of antique furniture, carpets, and precious fabrics. The Venetian atmosphere teamed with the richness of the Italian colour olive green was divine. The lounges and tables were of the finest craftsmanship of antique furniture Italy is renowned for.
The bed linen and pillows were super fluffy and the bed was massive. I could have easily had three other people in my bed. When I was lying in the bed the high ceiling wooden beams were beautiful to stare at. The pure size of this room was amazing.
The island of Murano Venice is renowned for its long tradition of glass-making. Throughout Venice, you will be inundated with Murano chandeliers. Throughout Relais Alberti, seeing the Murano chandeliers is one of pure indulgence. I could not get enough of staring at them especially throughout the night.
Silk Cloth Wallpaper
The attention to detail to this building is like a museum. The silk cloth wallpaper looked and felt like a tailored made suit would.
The wooden floors throughout the hotel and especially in my bedroom were lovely too.
Masks must be worn when entering the hotel. At the moment very last minute bookings are taking place. The staff wears masks all the time and the hotel is spotless. Social distancing is very easy to do within the hotel. I never spoke or met anyone during my stay. But there were other guests for sure.
The bus stop to go to Alberoni Beach is a one minute walk from the hotel or you can rent a bike which I would highly recommend. There is a dedicated bike path throughout the island, and the bonus is that it comes with stunning views. The beach was very clean, quiet, and conscious of Covid-19.
The beach was very quiet due to to the end of the Covid-19 lockdown, I loved it having the beach almost to myself in July. I am not having to worry here about social distancing on the beach, it was a dream come true.
This family-owned hotel run by two sisters was a memorable stay. They have a passion for hosting guests and are willing to take on any challenge during Covid-19. If you are seeking for a quiet summer break in where very few guests will be flocking to, Relais Alberti Lido is the perfect social distancing hotel. It is a Venetian experience at a very affordable price one could only ask for. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
- Room reviewed: Room 102
- Website: relaisalberti.com
- Address: Campo della Chiesa, 3, 30126 Lido VE, Italy
- Phone: +39 041 526 1143
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