Catching an Early Plane?//Want to save some money?
19/10/2016 Dale S, Gainesville, Florida
We had an 06:35 flight out of VCE. To arrive two hours ahead if we had stayed out across the lagoon would have meant getting up at 01:00 or 02:00 at the latest so why pay $200 extra dollars for three... more
We had an 06:35 flight out of VCE. To arrive two hours ahead if we had stayed out across the lagoon would have meant getting up at 01:00 or 02:00 at the latest so why pay $200 extra dollars for three or four hours sleep?
This motel is just minutes from the airport, operates a shuttle service, and while definitely not a four-star experience but the staff is quite helpful. Definitely not a 4-star experience, none-the-less, it is clean, and tidy and the bed was comfortable. Breakfast was good and filling and, unlike a lot of places these folks take the early traveler in mind. The first shuttle leaves at 04:45 and the breakfast room is in operation by 04:20.
This motel fronts on a busy highway and all of the busses coming to the airport pass within yards of the front of the building. Noise could be an issue but can be dealt with by requesting a room more toward the rear of the building.
For reasons not really clear to me the hotel requires that you make a reservation on the shuttle AT LEAST 24 hours before. Why they do this I do not know because the driver and van seem to be operated by the motel. Further when we were there catching the 04:45 shuttle there were more passengers than seats and they driver apparently just made two trips. At any rate CALL AHEAD FOR YOUR RESERVATIONS!
If you're afraid of going hungry in this location forget it! The neighborhood has a small pizza/sandwich restaurant just 1/4 block away which, according to family who have eaten there, was really good. We ate at the grill/restaurant located about a 5 minute walk away. It has a good selection of items and everyone eating there reported the food either excellent or really good. I found the tortellini in cream sauce something to die for.
When all is said and done you cannot beat the price -- less than 150 €