5 Reasons Our Family Loved Hilton Molino Stucky Venice
When we decided to make a stopover in Venice during our family vacation in Europe, I was happy that there was a Hilton property to serve as our home base. I was even happier after our stay and definitely recommend this hotel to fellow traveling families should you find yourself in Venice.
There were several reasons we greatly enjoyed staying at Hilton Molino Stucky Venice, but here are our top five:
1. Location: away from the crowds, but close to the action
We loved the fact that Hilton Molino Stucky Venice is situated on the island of La Giudecca, which is across the water from the main touristy area of San Marco. Mostly a residential area, La Giudecca is much quieter than the busy center of Venice. Always one of Europe’s top destinations, the city has become exponentially more crowded over the last decade. While we enjoyed touring the top Venice attractions and exploring the city streets, it was great to come “home” to a place located away from the hustle and bustle.
Don’t worry about access to the main tourist areas. To make getting to Piazza di San Marco area convenient and super easy for its guests, the hotel offers an all-day water shuttle service for a nominal fee of 6 Euros (per guest per stay).
2. Killer rooftop: a reason enough to stay at Hilton Molino Stucky
I’m not kidding: lounging by the lovely pool with its stunning views of Venice, preferably with a glass of Bellini which, if I may point out, was invented in Venice, so it’s a must…will have you feeling la dolce vita immediately. If you don’t feel like getting splashed, you can chill at the Skyline Rooftop Bar, which is adjacent to the pool, on the opposite side of the rooftop, and a swanky place with equally impressive views. In the evening summer months, the hotel hosts live music events in the pool area, which we were lucky to experience.
In all seriousness, the rooftop area of Hilton Molino Stucky is enough of reason to stay at this property, or in our case, to return soon. I only wish that in addition to our sightseeing, we had another day to simply enjoy it all.
3. The Nutella Terrace: need I say more?
Hilton Molino Stucky has seven great restaurants and bars, but the one that most stood out for us, especially our kids, was the Nutella Terrace. Located in the small courtyard in the middle of the property, which happens to be a converted flour mill, it serves — you guessed it — a wonderful selection of delightful treats all made with Nutella: crepes, waffles, gelato, cakes and more. The Nutella Terrace is open seasonally from May to September. During the winter months there is a Nutella corner in the main lobby, which is open in the afternoons so you don’t have to miss out on all that sweet goodness.
4. Family-friendly amenities: happy parents, happy kids
In addition to the aforementioned amazing pool and the foolproof kid-pleasing Nutella Bar, the hotel offers other thoughtful amenities to welcome families such as kid’s menus, cribs and babysitting services. I was particularly delighted when, prior to our arrival, the concierge desk emailed me a list of interesting things to do in Venice that were particularly fitting for families with kids: from a visit to the Historical Naval or Peggy Guggeheim museums to a beach and bike ride on nearby Lido island or gondola rowing and Venetian mask decorating classes.
5. Fantastic service: Need anything? Just ask!
Everybody knows that a great concierge can make a great vacation even better. The concierge desk at Hilton Molino Stucky, which employs several Golden Key members, definitely went above and beyond to make sure our stay was as enjoyable and memorable as possible and so did every employee we encountered at Hilton Molino Stucky.
Even before our arrival, the hotel was very responsive to my inquiries, promptly sending me information on transportation from the Venice airport, sightseeing options, and restaurant suggestions to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. During our stay, the concierge desk helped us with our lost luggage (spending hours on the phone trying to reach the airline while we were touring the city) and even arranged for a few necessities so we could go on with our vacation despite missing most of our things.
The concierge also organized a great mini trip to the island of Murano so that our kids could see a glass blowing demonstration, and they told us where to find stores with local soccer merchandise for our soccer obsessed teen. When our daughter told them she would love to check out the Presidential Suite, they arranged for a quick tour for us (lucky for us it was not occupied that day) so that she could see “where the rich guests stay.”
Thank you for your great hospitality, Hilton Molino Stucky! We look forward to our next stay with you.
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Know Before You Go
- Feeding the pigeons in Piazza San Marco was banned in 2008.
- Florence is most famously recognized as the birthplace of the Renaissance. The symbol of the city is the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, which is full of history and beauty.
- One of the most famous viewpoints in Venice is the Bridge of Sighs.