Sunday, April 12, 2015

JW Marriott Venice Resort and Spa

First weekend of April (Eastern) we did stay four nights at JW Marriott Venice Resort and Spa.
The hotel is located at the man-made Isola delle Rose (previously Sacca Sessola), one of the largest islands in the Venetian lagoon and covers an area of roughly 40 acres. After being established towards the end of the 19th century, 
it previously formed home to a series of hospitals. 

The island is 20 minutes by boat from the historic center of Venice, St Mark’s Square, and the city’s cultural gems.
The hotel is operating a complimentary shuttle service to St Mark’s Square.

Basically there is three ways to get to Isola delle Rose island from Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE). Fastes and most expensive is a Water Taxi from the airport. Most convenient and slowest (2 hours) is the Alilaguna Waters Bus from the airport to St Mark’s Square.
See video from the Alilaguna tour:

... and then catch the shuttle boat to the hotel:

It’s also possible to take the public bus from airport to Venezia Piazzale Roma (Line 5) and the Waters bus to St Mark’s Square.

Marriott are operating some early shuttle boats from the resort to to Venezia Piazzale Roma. First shuttle boat to St Mark’s Square is at 9 am (per April 2015).

The buildings at Isola delle Rose are transformed into a luxury 5 star hotel and resort with a beautiful park.
See my short review video:

Unfortunately due to construction delays – some parts of Isola delle Rose was not be fully accessible.
Including the Spa and the Dopolavoro Dining Room (announced to open both soon)

I can really recommend this beautiful hotel for those who want to stay away from the crowded city of Venice.