Rated 2 out of 5 by reb124 SPG Rewards as second class guest
This was my second visit to this hotel after a very favorable first stay. We were using reward points for this vacation stay of 4 nights. We were given a very poor room, with practically no storage space for clothes. When i asked for a better room, I was told that the better rooms were reserved for cash paying guests. Thus, we were considered second class. We were finally given a better room on the second day, but no room amenities were provided. Upon leaving after 4 days i expressed my frustration again and was given a partial credit on my bar bill.
August 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by K226 Lovely hotel, great location
This hotel has all the Westin features one would expect, like the Heavenly Bed, but is close in elegance and amenities to a Luxury Collection hotel. It is centrally located, close to St. Mark's Square. It has its own convenient dock for transportation to the train station or airport, and is not far from vaporetto stops. While the birds will try to get your food, it is delightful to sit by the canal for breakfast or another meal.
The staff are pleasant and helpful, with particular thanks to Andrea at the front desk who assigned us very nice rooms and willingly helped with any request.
My two suggestions for improvement:
1. The elevators are VERY slow. Only one appeared to be working. We discovered and took advantage of the staff elevator.
2. The room was not made up until very late in the day, when at times we would have liked to have a little rest after a long day of walking.
Starwood has several hotels in Venice; this one is a good value and well worth considering.
August 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Amir50 Venice 2014
This is a beautiful hotel, and we had an amazing suite although we had a view of a wall. The breakfast was wonderful and it is located centrally to everything. The only thing was that the staff wasn't the friendliest I have seen! The service was great but their attitudes were unhappy and unfriendly.
August 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Flanders This hotel suits every need!
Perfectly located, near San Marco, but off the beaten track, away from the crowds. Ecstatic views starting with delicious breakfast buffet on the Grand Canal, or spectacular canal side bar for light meals and drinks, day & night. An additional magnificent terrace from which to watch the boats go by at any hour, write your postcards or meet with friends.
Spacious room with comfortable bedding and large, airy, functional bathroom. Impeccably maintained and serviced. Highly professional & polite staff with the invaluable plus of a concierge with connections!
August 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by loveVenice Great staff and service, great location, great property
We stayed for three nights using reward points. I am a platinum member and submitted a suite upgrade request several months before our arrival. Instead of the "typical" upgrade to a one bedroom suite, I requested a "lesser" room with a canal view and small balcony. I received emails from the hotel acknowledging the request, as well as informing me when all such rooms were sold out before my arrival. When we checked in, we were given an upgrade to a lovely one bedroom suite. We also found out a canal view room was available for the last night of our stay, and the staff reserved this room for us and had our bags moved to this room when it became available.
I have stayed at this hotel once before, and both times have enjoyed:
--the huge breakfast selection, kind service and great views on the Grand Canal terrace
--smiling and pleasant staff (front desk, breakfast service, conceirge, housekeeping) who speak English (helpful given my very limited Italian)
--rooms and main areas with a nice decor, very clean and well kept
--rooms with great bathrooms, air conditioning, and blackout blinds!
Both stays have been simply delightful experiences, and I will stay again at this convenient Starwood location when in Venice again.
August 17, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Joel29 Disappointing for a Westin
Very small "Grand Deluxe King room". Tiny bathroom. Great location. Friendly staff. Very poor room service. Very poor wifi (not free to Starwood members). No water in room.
August 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by middx42 Disappointing check in
As Tour Manager for a group of 60, I was disappointed many of our rooms were not ready and check in was not completed until nearly 5.00pm - well after the 3.00pm published check in time. The attitude of some (I repeat, some) of the front desk staff left a lot to be desired.
August 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JFPhilly Heart of Venice
My wife and I thoroughly enjoy our 5 nights at the Westin Europa and Regina. It is convieniently located being only a 4 minute walk from San Marco square. The room was awesome and the staff was great. I look forward to staying there again.
August 24, 2014