Best Western Hotel Villa Mabapa

The 1930s Villa Mabapa faces the Venetian lagoon on the Lido, a slender island 10 minutes from St. Mark’s Square by boat. A shaded courtyard leads from the tranquil waterfront to three linked villas. Public spaces are appointed with Oriental rugs and antiques. In summer, European families come here for the beach and culture. Spring and autumn draw an international clientele.

Amenity highlights: The Villa Mabapa makes optimal use of its scenic waterfront location. The lagoon-side patio offers alfresco dining in summer. Guests have complimentary use of the hotel’s bicycles, and can take a cruise on the hotel’s private motorboat (surcharge). Complimentary boat excursions are also available to Murano Island, where guests can watch glass-blowing demonstrations.

Insider tip: Guests can stock up on goodies at the delicatessen on Lido’s main street, opposite the pier, for a picnic in the hotel’s back garden.

Piazzale San Nicolo 16
Venice, 30126
Nearest major airport:
Venice, Italy (VCE-Marco Polo)

Villa Mabapa Restaurant – The spotlight is on Venetian cuisine, served on blue Murano-glass plates. Decor includes parquet flooring, cane chairs, and white tablecloths. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In summer, the flower-filled front patio offers alfresco dining under pine trees.

The Bar – The bar has a drawing-room feel, with Oriental rugs, antique oil paintings, doors paneled in blue glass, a grand piano, and blue sofas with orange piping. Tea, coffee, snacks, and cocktails are served from late morning until late night.


    In historical district
Convention center nearby
Water nearby

Lido Beach – 1 km (0.5 mile)
Palazzo del Cinema – 1 km (0.5 mile)
St Mark’s Square – 1.5 km (1 mile)
Campanile di San Marco – 1.5 km (1 mile)
Doge’s Palace – 1.5 km (1 mile)
Bridge of Sighs – 1.5 km (1 mile)
Scuola di S. Giorgio degli Schiavoni – 2 km (1.25 miles)
S. Maria della Pieta Church – 2 km (1.25 miles)
La Fenice (opera house) – 2 km (1.25 miles)
Ca’ d’Oro – 2.5 km (1.5 miles)
Palazzo Grassi – 3 km (1.75 miles)
Ca’ Rezzonico – 3 km (1.75 miles)
Rialto Bridge – 3 km (1.75 miles)
Accademia Gallery – 3 km (1.75 miles)
Marco Polo Airport (VCE): Approximate driving time to the Lido is 45 minutes and the distance is 12 kilometers (7.5 miles).

The hotel has its own private motorboat for transportation to the airport (surcharge). Public buses travel from the airport to Piazzale Rome; public shuttle boats go to St. Mark’s Square. Guests can then take the No. 1 or 52 vaporetto to the Lido. From there, the hotel is a 10-minute walk or a one-minute bus ride away.

The vaporetto (water-bus) system connects the major islands of the lagoon (Murano, Burano, the Lido, and Torcello) with the historic center of Venice. Vaporetti 1 and 82 ply the Grand Canal from Piazzale Roma to St. Mark’s Square.

Tax of 10% is not included in the price but will be added at the time of payment.
Extra person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Rollaways and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges. Italian law requires a valid passport upon check-in for all guests.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests made via this Web site cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

    Pets accepted
Check-in time is 2 PM
Check-out time is 11:30 AM

This villa-style hotel is a 10-minute walk from the beach and the Palazzo del Cinema, site of the prestigious Venice International Film Festival, held in late summer. The hotel features a restaurant spotlighting Venetian fare, outdoor dining in the summer, and a bar with a drawing-room ambience. Complimentary boat excursions are available to Murano Island, where guests can watch glass-blowing demonstrations.

A computer station offers high-speed Internet access (surcharge). An on-site library, awash in natural light, is a peaceful retreat.

See a list of property amenities

    Concierge services
Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
Room service (limited hours)
Parking (free)
Banquet facilities
Conference room(s)
Audio-visual equipment
Business services
24-hour front desk
Safe-deposit box – front desk
Babysitting or child care
Currency exchange
Laundry facilities
Complimentary newspapers in lobby
Breakfast available (surcharge)
Restaurant(s) in hotel
Parking (secure)
Exhibit space
Meeting rooms (small groups)
Event catering
Internet access in public areas – surcharge
Internet access in public areas – high speed
Multilingual staff
Number of rooms: 72
Tour assistance
Medical assistance available
Air-conditioned public areas
Airport transportation (surcharge)

The Lido has 15 km (nine miles) of beach facing the Adriatic Sea. The hotel is a 10-minute walk, or a two-minute bicycle ride, from the beach. A golf course is also on the Lido. Guests have complimentary use of the hotel’s bicycles during the summer months.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

    Golfing nearby
Boat launch on site
Tennis nearby
Scooter/Moped Rentals nearby
Helicopter/airplane sightseeing nearby
Swimming nearby
Motor boating nearby
Bicycle rentals on site
Horse riding/rental nearby
Playground nearby


    Cable/satellite TV
Climate control
Internet access – dial-up
Wake-up calls
Private bathroom
Hair dryer
Window opens
Rollaway beds
Air conditioning
Internet access – surcharge
Housekeeping (daily)
Complimentary toiletries
Massage – available in room
In-room safe
Smoking rooms
Cribs (infant beds) available

This villa-style hotel has 72 air-conditioned rooms, some with balconies overlooking the Venetian lagoon. Rooms are housed in three buildings–one modern, the other two built in the 1930s. Rooms vary in size and decor, but all have 21-inch satellite TVs, minibars, and dial-up Internet access (surcharge). Marble or tiled bathrooms have bidets and showers or shower/bathtub combinations.