The Hilton Molino Stucky Venice is a beautiful hotel on the lovely Giudecca Island. We stayed three nights in a fifth-floor Executive King Room with View.
The view across to the main city of Venice is spectacular.
On our previous visit in March 2018, we landed at Venice Marco Polo airport and took an Alilaguna boat to Giudecca (27 EUR). The boat stopped at multiple islands and took over 1.5 hours. I wouldn’t recommend that.
This time we landed at Treviso airport, took a 40-minute bus ride to Venice Tronchetto, then a regular ACTV boat to Sacca Fisola on Giudecca, then walked five minutes to the hotel.
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I’d booked a standard King room and hoped for an upgrade as a Hilton Diamond. On the day before arrival, I could already see an upgrade on the Hilton app. The lady on the reception desk was really friendly, spoke to us in English, thanked me for loyalty and for returning a second time and was excited to tell us about the upgrade. Room 505.
A bottle of water, a bottle of Prosecco and a hand-written welcome card were waiting in our room.
The bathroom was modern, although a bath with shower and I’d prefer a walk-in shower. The bath towels were luxurious and massive. There were large-size versions of the usual Hilton toiletries – something Hilton regulars appreciate.
The bed was the usual comfortable Hilton bed, just missing any electrical sockets for charging phones. The desk had a socket, plus a clock with a USB port. Air con worked nicely. Fluffy bathrobes and slippers were provided. The safe was a good size and remembered the pass code. Wi-fi was fast and stayed logged in throughout. All-in-all, an excellent room.
The Executive Lounge ‘Happy Hour’ was 5-7pm – quite an early start and finish compared to other Hiltons. The lounge is on the ground floor of the hotel and is effectively a narrow corridor, separated from the bar area, with tables squeezed either side.
This was the weakest point of the hotel on our previous visit and remains so. The lady who attends the lounge clearly hates her job, trudging past guests and grudgingly replenishing the self-serve area. The only food offering are sandwiches and these had run out by 6.30pm on the first night. On the following night we tried a sandwich and despite appearances it was surprisingly good.
Breakfast was very good. Each table had a bottle of water, carafe of orange juice and basket of pastries.
Coffee, tea and cooked-to-order items (I had an omelette) were happily provided by the staff. The buffet was attended by staff, who served whatever you chose – very Covid friendly. There was plenty to choose from and the quality was high, especially the cold meats and yoghurts.
Giudecca is a lovely peaceful island and we returned to an excellent restaurant called Majer for dinner – the hotel looks great at night.
Also, the view from the room.
We purchased a three-day pass for the regular ACTV boats (40 EUR). These depart from stops just a five-minute walk from the hotel. If you only want to visit the main island of Venice, you can use the hotel shuttle boat – the hotel adds 8.50 EUR per person, per stay, for unlimited use of the shuttle.
Reservations were required for the rooftop pool – we didn’t have any problems booking at 2 – 4 pm slot on a Wednesday in September. The views are spectacular.
The pool water was absolutely freezing! The weather had been around 28 degrees for the previous few days.
We didn’t visit the spa, nor the Skyline Rooftop Bar on this visit. I was previously disappointed with the spa. The Skyline bar required reservations.
Checkout time is unusually early at 11am – we asked to stay until noon and that wasn’t a problem.
I would be happy to stay at this hotel again if the price was right. The Hilton Molino Stucky moves up to eighth place in the BugAdvisor list of Hiltons.
Here’s a relaxing video of the view from our room.
HILTON MOLINO STUCKY VENICE
GIUDECCA 810, VENICE, 30133, ITALY