The entire historic centre of Venice was built on a micro-archipelago of no less than 100 islands, divided by 177 canals and connected with one another by over 350 bridges.
The hotel, in Via Enrico Dandolo 13 on the Lido, is situated only five minutes from the Public Boat Services, running every ten minutes during the day and every half hour during the night, connecting the Lido with a 12/15 minute-ride to St.Mark's.
Arriving by train: from S.Lucia Station you can choose the following: either the public boat, line 51 or 61, disembarking at the Lido, S.M.Elisabetta , or a private water taxi that is much quicker but also more expensive.
During the summer period (June/August) you can also reach the Lido taking the tourist boat line no. 2.
Arriving by car/coach: if you decide to reach the hotel by car/coach just follow the signs "Venezia-Lido, imbarco Ferry Boat" situated at the end of the long bridge connecting Venice to the mainland: the public ferry boat line is N. 17. You can also leave your car in one of the car parks at Piazzale Roma or on the Tronchetto island. Should you do the former, take boat number 51 or 61; for the latter, first you need to get to Piazzale Roma taking one of the shuttle buses. In both cases, get off at the Lido stop, Piazzale S. Maria Elisabetta.
Arriving by plane: from Marco Polo airport you have two options via water: the public boat "Alilaguna" or the water taxi, which is certainly quicker but also more expensive.
The hotel Rigel, built in the 60's, is situated on one of the most important islands of Venice. Its importance and uniqueness are due to being the only one facing the Adriatic Sea on one side and on the other the basin of St. Mark's, just before the historical Square of St.Mark's, centre of the ancient Republic of Venice.
Another characteristic that makes it unique, compared to all other islands of the Lagoon, is the possibility to reach it by car, avoiding problems and costs of car-parking either in Mestre (mainland) or at the Tronchetto (car-park).
The hotel has 42 rooms on three floors connected by lift. The rooms nearly all have classical-style furnishings, are luminous, some with a small balcony and all with bathroom, shower, air conditioning, telephone with direct outside line, satellite TV, and a wireless internet connection. There is an internet point in the Hall.
The Buffet breakfast is open from 7,00 to 10,00 a.m. in the breakfast room on the ground floor, while the restaurant is only open for organised groups. The hotel bar is open 24 hours a day.
Owing to its modest size and the direct presence of the owners in the management, Hotel Rigel guarantees particular attention to the warm welcome of its guests and the staff do all they can to ensure a welcome that not only offers their guests great professionalism but also lets them feel a little less like tourists and more as if they were at home.