Stayed at the Hotel Cambridge for a week at the beginning of July and absolutely loved it. Had a room with lateral sea view quite far back at the building, but still had a nice view. The room was spacious enough for 2 people and had plenty of storage space. The room was nicely decorated (incl. large mirror and flat-screen TV), very clean, with an equally clean and modern bathroom (modern fittings, modern shower cabin, bidet). The room had air-conditioning and a ceiling fan, which were both useful; the shutters which were let down by the room-maids every morning, were also effective at keeping the room cool. Each room has a balcony with glass balustrade and with a small plastic table and 2 chairs. The breakfast buffet was in a sunny room overlooking the pool; in addition to the tables and chairs inside, there were about 7 tables outside, right at the pool, but unfortunately, these were usually taken by the smokers. Breakfast buffet items included the usual Italian standard plus wholemeal bread rolls, fresh fruit (e.g. slices of pineapple, cherries, kiwi), eggs, a small selection of cereals, and a nice selection of cakes. Dinner was served in a large, light dining room and consisted of salad and starters from a buffet and a 3-course meal which was served by very friendly waitresses. Each evening one would select the starter and the main course from a selection for the next evening. Desserts were chosen from a dessert menu on the night (different desserts for each day of the week). The food was of very good quality and tasted very nice. At check-in, the table order was discussed and the drink for the first night had to be chosen. Tables were usually for 4 persons, however, my husband and I preferred a table for 2, which was not a problem and at the first dinner we saw that there were also a few other tables for 2. Bottles of wine/water/etc. which were not finished at the meal were kept cool and returned to the dinner table the next day and so on until empty. There was a gala dinner on Saturday (held every Saturday as a welcome for the new guests) which started with free drinks and amuse-gueules served in the breakfast room and a musician with a keyboard playing Italian songs, followed by dinner served in the dining room. The staff were all very friendly, helpful and hard-working. The pool area was nice with a relatively large pool. Deckchairs at the pool are 3 € per day, however, they are free at the beach and one can always come up from the beach to swim in the pool. The pool area and beach are separated by a door for which all guests at the hotel get a key at check-in (and for which a deposit of 25 € has to be paid which also covers the key for the safe in the room and a card for the American Bar). The beach is nice and clean and so is the water. Each umbrella at the beach has either 2 sunbeds (with sunroof) or 1 sunbed + one deck-chair tied to it. The umbrellas with 2 sunbeds are usually the first to be taken, i.e. reserved with bath towels long before breakfast time (the usual gripe!). There is a nice beach bar right next to the beach area reserved for Hotel Cambridge which sells drinks, ice cream, snacks (e.g. toasted sandwiches), fresh salads and fruit. The location of the hotel is excellent, as after a few steps out of the main door one is right in the middle of the promenade for the evening passegiata. (During the day this is a street, however, in the evenings the street is closed for traffic and it becomes a pedestrian precinct.) Then one can decide whether to go left (via Piazza Mazzini) or right (towards Piazza Brescia) and walk for several kilometers along shops, restaurants, bars, etc. In July we found that closing time for the shops started at 11 pm. Sometimes events were held at the Piazzas along the promenade (e.g. jazz festival, wine market, antiques market, farmers market, brass orchestra,….) which adds to the summer holiday atmosphere. The hotel is also close to Piazza Internazionale (street parallel to the evening promenade) where buses leave for Punta Sabbioni (frequent ferry service to Venice) and Cavallino. If I had to state one negative point, this would be the lack of free WLAN. However, there is one laptop with internet connection in the nicely decorated lounge which is free for guests to use.
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- Also Known As:
- Cambridge Hotel Jesolo Lido