September 1, 2018

Review: Hilton Molino Stucky Venice

Rooftop pool, Hilton Molino Stucky

Date of stay: August 27-28, 2018
Address: Giudecca, 810, 30133 Venezia VE, Italy
Room: King Guest Room, upgraded to King Deluxe Room with View (30 sq. m)
Rate: 189.25 Euro + 5 Euro city tax per person
How to get here: From the Airport, take public ACTV bus number 5 or ATV bus to Piazzale Roma. From there, take Actv public water bus line 4.1 or 2 to Palanca. The hotel is a few minutes walk from there. The hotel has its own shuttle from Piazza San Marco from 8:40am to 11:45pm. Cost is 7.50 Euro per person per stay.


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Hilton Shuttle Boat


Complimentary wifi

Shuttle Boat schedule

Hotel Exterior & Entrance



Front Desk & Lobby




Toilet

Check-in

We took the shuttle boat at 2:20pm from Piazza San Marco and arrived at the hotel 15 minutes later. We were helped by a friendly associate during check-in and was told we got upgrade to a deluxe room which has partial views of the canal and direct views of Venice 😍 We were informed of the hotel amenities including a 2 hour complimentary access to the Spa although it has to be pre-booked. We were also informed about our access to the Executive Lounge offering canapes and alcoholic drinks from 5pm to 7pm. A deposit of 50 Euro was also asked. Minutes later, we were handed our room keys and informed we could use Elevator number 3, which is the same elevator for the Skyline Rooftop Bar. The other elevators can also be used but it would require further walking to reach our room.

Elevators & Hallway

Elevator 1

Floor guide

Hallway

Deluxe Room, 628



Two arm chairs and a coffee table

Work desk

Complimentary wifi

Dolcetti Veneziani as welcome amenity 😍 Thank you guys!

Flat TV

Hairdryer and safe

Luggage rack, iron and ironing board

Complimentary coffee and tea

Bathroom

Peter Thomas Roth toiletries

I noticed that there were no bathrobes and slippers so I started looking for them until I read this note that they can be requested. We didn´t really need the bathrobes but asked for the slippers which were promptly delivered.

Bathtub

Toilet and bidet

View  of Giudecca Canal and Venice from our room 😍

In the evening around 10:45pm, we heard some fireworks and watched it from our room.

We later learned that it was the usual fireworks in the beach of Jesolo which is annually held (on Sundays but due to bad weather, was instead held the following day).

Floor plan

Turn down Service

Aside from closing the curtains, we also got some candies.

Executive Lounge, Ground Floor (7am to 10pm)

Executive Lounge entrance

Executive Lounge opening hours

Newspapers

Seating (the lounge is actually L-shaped)

Seating

All Day Refreshments

Chocolate & Cranberry Barrette, crackers

Cheese, olives

Hazelnuts, peanuts, bread sticks

Fruits, tea

Softdrinks, juices, water

Happy Hour (Canapes & Alcohol, 5pm to 7pm)

Bruschetta with tomatoes

Fried shrimp 😋

Bottega Cabarnet Sauvignon

Prosecco and Aperol Soda

Make your own Spritz 👍

Beers, juices, white wine

Breakfast, Il Molino (7am to 10:30am, until 11am on weekends)

Restaurant main entrance

Incredibles 2 ad outside the restaurant

Seating

Buffet

Some pictures from the buffet spread:

Cereals


Fruits

Bacon

Prosciutto Crudo 😋

Cold cuts

Cheese

Arabian and Chinese corner

Unfortunately, we didn´t know this part of the buffet existed until we were on our way to leave as it was outside the second entrance and the hostess missed informing us when she welcomed us from the main entrance.

Amenities

Pool & SkyBar

The Rooftop Pool is just stunning 👍

Pool Bar


Skyline Rooftop Bar (12pm to 1am)



View from the Skyline Rooftop Bar (which is the same view as ours since our room is directly under the bar)

Fitness Center & Eforea Spa

Fitness Center

Sauna

Massage

Jacuzzi

Business Center

Connectivity Station

Rialto Lobby Bar & Lounge

Aromi Restaurant (7-10:30pm)

The Nutella Terrace is waiting for you 😉

CONCLUSION

I was really looking forward to this stay since I´ve read a lot of good things about this hotel which originally was a flourmill. The shuttle boat from Piazza San Marco (and later in the evening from Zatterre) was a very nice offering since you can take it as often as you want and be back in the city (or the hotel) within 15 minutes. The room upgrade to a deluxe room with Venice view was very much appreciated as well as the welcome amenity of Italian cookies 👍 The breakfast buffet had an extensive offering although we wished we had known of the Chinese Corner 😉 The offering in the Executive Lounge during happy hour was not that extensive but the delicious shrimps made up for the shortcoming 😉 The rooftop pool was definitely the highlight of this hotel but during my visit, it was really crowded. The 2-hour complimentary access to the jacuzzi and sauna was perfect but unfortunately, we didn´t have the time to use it. The hotel may not be centrally located but at the same time, it gives you an escape from the usual hustle and bustle of  Venice. Of course, the staff were all friendly and helpful. Overall, we had an amazing time during our stay and will definitely recommend it to everyone. To all the staff of Hilton Molino Stucky Venice, Grazie Mille 😍