Throwback Thursday: Hotel Excelsior 3 days Sale $400 per night

Historic five-star hotel on the golden sands of the Venice Lido, including breakfast and a shuttle to San Marco Square

The majestic city of Venice hardly needs any introduction. If you haven’t been before, you simply must and if you have, then this is a great excuse to go back. The city’s dizzyingly labyrinthine streets hide enough gems to justify a lifetime’s exploration and the mild climate and rich heritage at the crossroads of Mediterranean and Asian culture make this the perfect antidote to a dreary English summer. The Hotel Excelsior is a great base from which to explore this magnificent city, boasting both proximity to the centre of town and seclusion and calm on the golden sands of the Venice Lido.

The Hotel Excelsior dates back to 1908 when it transformed the lido from a long sandbank on the fringes of the town into a grand, luxurious resort and a hub in its own right. The architecture of the Excelsior however, harks back to a much more distant history, its design echoing the Iberian Moresque style of the city’s heyday. It now boasts three restaurants and three bars as well as a large swimming pool and fitness center.

The true highlight of the Excelsior, however, is its location on the Lido, a strip of golden sand, looking out over the Adriatic Sea. The hotel’s private beach boasts some beautiful huts and a degree of seclusion and privacy unimaginable elsewhere in Venice. Water sports are available on the Lido, including windsurfing and water skiing.

Good to know

Please note that a city tax of €5 per person, per night is not included and is payable at the hotel. Please be aware that the swimming pool will be in use from May and the beach (and beach related activities) will be available from the end of May or beginning of June.

Rate expires 15 June 2014.  Rates could Go up to $600

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