Rated 5 out of 5 by Krstory1 Great hotel with perfect location and beautiful views
We have enjoyed our stay at this hotel many times. The location is great. The staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms are perfect.
June 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by EA19715 Italy Trip
This was the final stop of our Italy tour and it couldn't have been better. The staff were excellent, accomodations we excellent, location was perfect. Will definitely be back!
Thank you Europa and Regina Team!
June 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eagle84 We're coming back!
We have stayed at the Europa Regina twice before and it is one of our favorite Starwood properties in the world. It's location in Venice is the best, as it's cental and easy to get anywhere...and right on the Grand Canal. We are now set to return and this time we're bringing our brother and sister-in-law.
June 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kemist Location, Location, Location
This hotel is very centrally located to the main areas of interest in venice so it's extremely convenient. Very close to shopping and of course all the waterbus stops. It also has it's own boat landing so if you take a taxi you get right off at the hotel.
Very lavish hotel with so much history and charm. Cool downstairs bar!
Having said that, if you are expecting a super cozy bed and breakfast, this is not for you. This is an authentic full 5 star european hotel with history.
Rooms tend to be a little darker with an extremely rustic feel.
We were upgraded to a suite and our starwood concierge Annette arranged a bottle of champagne for us.
Staff was very accomodating and friendly. Concierge was very thorough.
Prices are high but you pay for the location, history and charm. Used points for our stay.
July 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by jefin Beautiful suite, but without a canal view
The hotel is beautiful and ideally situated for sightseeing. We thought it was an excellent value for Starpoints, given the high price of hotels in Venice.
Our only complaint was about the suite options: I was celebrating a special birthday during this visit, so I contacted the ambassador team 3 months in advance and used a suite upgrade to ensure we got the best room available, preferably with a Grand Canal view. Instead, despite much correspondence with the ambassador team, we received a one bedroom deluxe suite, which faces a bland interior courtyard. We were disappointed that some of the hotel's nicest rooms lack a view of any kind. If using a suite upgrade, double-check your preferences carefully.
That said, our room was enormous, incredibly well-appointed, and completely peaceful & quiet. And the manager sent a very nice chocolate cake and bottle of prosecco. The breakfast terrace on the Grand Canal offers fantastic views of all the action, and the food and service were excellent. We've found that Westins in Europe are a cut above Westins in the U.S., and this property was no exception.
June 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by ishabh Superb Location
More than the room comfort, It was the staff responsiveness which made our stay comfortable.
Special thanks to Ms Lisa and Mr Attilio for taking care of us.
June 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SPGPlatinumAtlanta A Magical Place
My family of 6 arrived via water taxi from VCE airport on May 31, 2014. We were greeted like royalty at the hotel's private dock. At the SPG checkin counter the manager came out and introduced himself and selected 3 very nice rooms for my family, 2 with great canal views. After the checkin process was completed, he proceed to walk us all the way to the elevator bank in the adjacent building to make sure we did not get lost. That was a very nice and professional thing to do. Our 6 bags showed up promptly in about 5 minutes.
Regarding the hotel, it is an architectural gem. It's history and authenticity and second to none.
We dined out on the Grand Canal both mornings for breakfast. That was an amazing start to each day! From the host to the wait staff, every one was attentive, friendly and there to serve. In fact, it was hard for us to leave breakfast due to the amazing atmosphere.
Hotel is conveniently located to many cafes, shops, restaurants etc.
This is definitely a property we will return to the next time we are in Venice, Italy. Thank for very much for two magical nights!!
June 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JerriK Beautiful rooms, comfortable beds!
We enjoyed a 2 might stay in late July 2013. We booked 2 rooms for our family of 4 using SPG points. We were delighted with our hotel rooms - the decor was current, we had a nice view and the beds were wonderful. The directions to the hotel from the train station shown on the Westin website were easy to follow. We enjoyed a drink on the hotel's waterfront patio, expensive but enjoyable. We will stay again at the Westin if we return to Venice.
August 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alex70 Fully satisfied
I am already missing the beautiful breakfast with the sight onto the busy Canale Grande. Very fine and spacy room with view over the roofs of Venice and the Alps in the distance. Fast and professional (sometimes a bit unpersonal) service. Expensive, but our expectations had been fully met. We would like to come again. Thank you.
May 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Earl2014 Expectations
Our first time in Venice and we could have not selected the most favorable place to stay. The Europa& Regina was a beautiful Hotel, beautiful setting on the Grand Canal of Venenzia , centrally located you could get to all attractions within minutes. There was no disappointment all was perfect. I highly recommend this hotel if ever in Venice!
May 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KARLTrevor2 Review
Superb stay no complaints!
June 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Saxman A Dream Come True
Arriving by water taxi, greeted by friendly, enthusiastic staff, front desk manager came out to introduce himself. The room with private terrace overlooking the Grand Canal was expensive, but worth every penny. We were sad to leave.
May 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Glowgirl1 Wonderful location & Staff
We were made to feel welcome even as tourists and not business people. There is often a difference in how staff at hotels treat tourists. We would stay here again.
May 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NewYorkJim The concierge serves beyond expectations
Marco and the other members of the concierge team made our Venice experience memorable and exciting.
May 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Angiemw512 Snobby Staff
Incredible hotel! We loved the view, location, and our room....but the staff (front desk staff, concierge, and wait staff) was cold and unhelpful. In my past Westin experiences I always felt like we were treated better because we are SPG reward members. It didn't seem to make any difference. They took one look at us, realized we were young (30) and dismissed us.
July 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jim44Bunny43 Excellent Old World Experience
The Hotel met all of our expectations and gave us a great end to our vacation. The staff was extremely helpful and took care of all of our requests with enthusiasm.
May 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by 111canyon Loved it!
Great location. Beautiful hotel. Loved it
May 26, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Raimee1 Extremely Dissapointing
Stayed for New Year's vacation from December 31, 2012 to January 2nd, there is not one positive comment about my stay. The room, bathroom, the lobby, the restaurant and in fact every area of the hotel we came in contact with was dirty and dated. The staff was rude and the food quality not acceptable. A total disappointment.
January 5, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by tour613 This hotel has a nice large meeting room facing the Grand Canal
Average rooms and bathrooms, most rooms do not face the Grand Canal, all you see are either inside views, roofs, and if lucky a distant side view from your room of the grand Canal if you are willing to perch yourself out of the window.
June 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Treesa A jewel on the canal
An elegant stay with the best concierges we encountered in two weeks in Italy.
Property is lovely in an accessible location with a welcome touch of quiet reserve consistent with the brand. Would stay again...and again.
June 23, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by markie8009 worst hotel experience of my life
from check-in to departure this has to be the worst experience of my life
all staff rude
£24 to sit in the restaurant
felt hotel is very poor value for money
July 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Andrey1970 Nice hotel for a short stop in Venice
Stopped many times in Venice. First time at this hotel. Stayed for two days, perfect location, helpful and friendly staff, litle tired room interior.
March 10, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by cucu1965 Nice and stilish hotel
A nice place to stay in Venice; very good location, good food and - for me the greatest asset - a friendly and charming staff.
April 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Charles123 Simply Outstanding
We enjoyed staying here for 1 night as it has great access to the city and wonderful picture perfect views.
October 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TM390 “Amazing Upgrade”- "Terrific Staff"
Stayed at the Westin Europa on Jan 2012 and didn't want to leave. Booked a base room on a point stay, send an email prior to check-in, and was upgraded to a roof top floor in a beautiful King room with hardwood flooring, huge marble bath with soaker tub and 300 sg ft wood deck terrace , furnished w/roll out canopy right on the Grand Canal...incredible views....with such a nice room in Venice, Florence could wait another day so we stayed longer.
Great location with a 8 min walk to St.Marks square. Great Plat recognition from Staff on upgrades, service , late check-out, and my Prosecco amenity showed up on time every night.
Interestingly, most everything closes down after 9pm with a few restaurants open to midnight. Not much night life but walking deserted streets in Venis was a treat in itself. Especially on a full moon night for La Befana (Night of the Witch )
Parking on the Island was $78 for 2 days, waterbus (public) was $6.90 one way (45-55 min) from the Westin to the Bus depot/parking center or book a 10 min private water cab for $65.
Great deal, Superb service, Excellent SPG Plat recognition w/terrific room, definitely return...no reason to stay anywhere else now.
March 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by jperacha Exceptional
from start to finish we had an exceptional stay. Everything was superb. Thank you Allesandra!
October 22, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by EMale802 Great location
This hotel has one of the best locations in Venice.
June 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by coco Extraordinary
Excellent location, service and food.
May 18, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Kenneth712 Excellent location, but disappointment on experience and service.
One of the best location you can find – quietly located amongst high end shops, southern exposure to the Grand Canal (with a great view), <10min straight walk to St.Marks. However, that's where the pleasantries end.
As a SPG category 6 hotel, one has certain expectation on the level of service one would receive. Not only did it not meet, most if not all of the staff were apathetic and indifferent.
- Had called the front desk to arrange Gerberas to be ready in the room prior to check in. Was passed around 3 times and was hung up on by the time I finally got to the concierge desk. No answer on the second attempt.
- Decided to email instead and was told that they made a few attempts, but due to holiday, flower shops might be closed.
- Upon check in around 11PM, no one was available at the front desk. Waited a bit and found someone at the concierge desk. The individual apathetically said there should be someone there and pointed back toward the front desk…
- At check in, the front desk made no inquiries into room preference, balcony or exposure. No offers of room upgrade despite my SPG gold status. Was not explained any of the facilities, hours or the typical option between free Wifi or SPG points. Was perhaps the coldest and least welcoming reception in all of my SPG stays.
Shame on service of an otherwise excellent hotel
November 29, 2013