My friend and I bought the Wowcher £99 holiday and this was our hotel, it’s safe to say we were happily surprised after reading the reviews.
Staff are extremely helpful and friendly, our room was clean, we had heating, beds were comfy and all around a good location if you are looking for somewhere close to Venice for a quarter of the price.
Advised by the reception we bought travel cards from the shop next door, we bought a 3 day for €40 this allows unlimited travel on buses and water taxis.
This doesn’t include the transport from the airport to hotel (vis-versa) that will cost €12 one way. It is a white bus (believe it is the 351 but not sure) From the airport it is the first stop which lands you a 10 min walk away from the hotel. Then on the way back to the airport you need to get on at Mestre BNL bank, it is the same place you got off just on the other side. The road is Corso del Popolo I think, €12 again to the airport, the reception have a timetable for these buses.
When getting into Venice the bus to take is the 7E/7 we got both and found our way ok, same for the way back. After a certain time they change to night buses so make sure you know which one stops near hotel Centrale, we didn’t realise this and had to do a lot of walking!
We rocked up fairly late one night and just had to ring a doorbell and the night porter let us in.
There is a supermarket across the road and a small cafe next door. Breakfast is €7 at the hotel, we didn’t bother having it.
One thing I would say about the hotel room is you could hear other doors close when you were in your room but it’s not a dealbreaker. Other than that it is a very good hotel for what you pay for.