The Villa Mabapa is situated on Venice Lido; it is easily reached by private water taxi or public transport, either from the train station or the airport (take them to the centre stop at Santa Maria Elisabetta Square). If you are travelling by car, you can arrive directly to the hotel via car ferry and benefit from free parking at the hotel.
"Small and decent"
Overall satisfied with 2 night stay here. Easy access to shops and restaurant in the Lido area. Quick water taxi/bus ride to main area of Venice. Room was a little dust though and walls feel paper thin. Bring ear plugs if you stay here. Bed was very comfortable!
"Could use a facelift"
We stayed here for two nights on an organized tour. The location on the Lido is good as it's out of the crowds and noise of Venice. Access to Venice and the islands is easy via ferry. The hotel is small and a little old fashioned with the rooms needing some updating. That said, the staff were helpful and put on a hearty buffet breakfast. We also had one group dinner at the hotel and it was one of the better meals of our 10-day tour.
"Hated everything about it"
I booked a 3-city tour of Italy with a company that selected this hotel (unfortunately after the cancellation date). I hated everything about this hotel before I got there through TripAdvisor photos and even more after I got there. First, the location is across the lagoon from Venice town, requiring a water taxi to get to the main attraction. The hotel was old and everything was outdated, including the furnishings and bathroom fixtures. It actually looked more like an old college dorm room than a hotel. Couldn't get the shower water to regulate or the showerhead to stay put. The bedding was hard as a rock, the breakfast was buffet with subpar selections, and the street noise in the morning (our room was on the front of the side building) was intolerable. Believe the pictures, it doesn't get any better in person. I would never have booked this hotel on my own, would never stay here again or recommend to a friend.
"A wonderful retreat"
I absolutely loved this place and would stay there again. The staff was wonderful and friendly! The check in smooth. The grounds were absolutely stunning. I didn't mind the walk from the Vaporetto station. It was always relaxing and I always felt safe. Lido itself is fabulous and a haven from the crowds in Venice. Hindsight is always 20/20, and if I were to do it again, I would have spent my entire time on Lido. I did move over to Venice. The Vaporetto ride to and from Venice is relaxing and easy. Villa Mabapa was part of that relaxing too. I loved this place.
"Wonderful location to relax."
Wonderful customer service, wonderful room, wonderful breakfast. A truly delightful hotel set in a lovely garden. Restuarant food is brilliant - I can recommend the chef's special set menu. With great indoor and outdoor spaces I will be returning the next time I'm in Venice.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM