Park Hotel Marina Di Ravenna

We have just returned from staying in the Park Hotel Marina di Ravenna.  As the main Italian holiday season has not started it it was busy but not overcrowded mid week.  It will undoubtably be packed with happy holiday makers very shortly.

They have managed to blend an old villa nicely into the edifice of now a much larger and more modern hotel that is popular as a conference destination off season. 

Miles and miles of fine golden sands make this a great seaside destination. 
The hotel’s own private beach is opposite, across the road and a short walk away down a path through the trees and shrubs.

For those who prefer to swim in fresh water and not get sand between their toes the hotel has a very pleasant pool.  It is surrounded with trees that offer ample opportunities for shade for those who prefer a lounger without sun burn.  

Good transport links and an abundance of holiday facilities such as beach bars restaurants and nightclubs add to the appeal of the area.

The hotel is clean and efficient and does not pretend to be part of the star rating system. Our room on the fourth floor was huge with a shady balcony.  

Our only grip was the cost of the Internet and apparently we were not the only guests unhappy about this. Surely in this day and age it should be included in the room charge.

The city of Ravenna itself is worth a visit.  Buy a combined cultural visit ticket and get to see five attractions for the single payment of 9 euros 50 cents.  The mosaics and the mausoleum are quite spectacular and definitely attractions you won’t want to miss out on.

If retail therapy is the object go in the morning or get there after 4.30 pm by which time the shops will have opened and the locals surfaced after their siesta.

To get to town take a number 60 or 70 bus. The trip takes around half an hour each way and costs 2 euros 50 per person each way if you pay on the bus.