Review: voco Venice Mestre – The Quid (Standard King)

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Nightly rate13,000 points
Length of stay2 nights
Date of stayApril 2022
Membership levelClub (lowest tier)
(IHG One Rewards)

What benefits to expect when you stay at voco Venice Mestre – The Quid as an IHG One Rewards or Platinum member?

This property originally opened in 2010 under the Best Western Plus brand. It was renovated and rebranded to voco Venice Mestre – The Quid just a couple of days before my stay in April 2022. The hotel has a total of 128 rooms and usually requires 12,000 to 20,000 points per night for award stays.

Why am I staying in Mestre?

Like me, my Player 2 stayed in Holiday Inn Bali Sanur last year to receive a free night worth 40k points as a new member. However, the loyalty program refused to award the free night after she had completed the 2 stays. It required a few days of conversations with IHG’s Twitter support team to got it sorted out.

Out of “goodwill”, the support team eventually credited her account with 40k points, instead of a 40k free night. This was actually better than the free night as we could redeem multiple free nights at hotels that require fewer points!

Budget-friendly

It can be a budget-friendly option to spend your final night in Venice away from the touristy areas. Most hotels allow you to leave your luggages with them till the evening. You can then take a taxi or bus to another hotel in the mainland to spend the night, especially if you are departing from Venice Marco Polo airport near Mestre.

We arrived in the evening, after spending 2 entire days walking around Venice islands while staying at the beautiful The Gritti Palace. It wasn’t my first time in Venice and those 2 days were enough for me.

From my observations, it is usually cheaper to redeem IHG points than to pay the usual cash rate at this property.

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Location

The hotel is located in the Mestre area of mainland Venice. While accommodation prices in the touristy islands can get a little crazy in summer months, hotel rates in this side of the city are a lot more kind to your wallet.

Bus tickets can be purchased from the hotel’s reception for just EUR 1.50 each (cash only).

  • 5 mins walk to bus stop
  • 12 mins walk to Centro Commerciale Porte di Mestre mall (ask receptionist for shortcut directions)
  • 12 mins by car to Venice Marco Polo airport (VCE)
  • 15 mins by car to Venice islands
  • 30 mins by bus to Venice islands

Arrival

As we arrived in the evening, the room was ready right away and we received a room on a high floor with a good view.

The receptionists were really helpful in introducing the surrounding areas of the hotel and transport services that I could use to/from Venice islands and the airport.

Hotel building
Lobby
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Lobby

Standard King Room

Room 1006 is 21sqm / 226sqft in size.

The room was a little small but well-furnished.

Check out the video tour of this room on our Instagram page.

View from the entrance
Standard King Room
Reversed angle of the room
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No universal power port by the bed
Beverage area
Mini bar
Bath products

Other facilities

The hotel has a basic gym and no swimming pool.

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Gym
Reversed angle of the gym
Business centre
Bar

My ratings

This is how I am rating my stay, after considering the hotel’s usual nightly rate (in points):

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Service10/10
Location7/10
Room furnishing8/10
View
(from the room)
9/10
Peace & quiet9/10
Facilities7/10
Elite member recognition5/10
Value9/10
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Bottom line

This new hotel is now open for reservations and can be a budget-friendly accommodation option, if you do not mind the travelling time to touristy areas. Remember to check if there are any IHG points sales before paying the cash rate.

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