Stayed in Villa Stella 2 nights half July and it's wonderful! We have stayed in other 4 star hotels but this was much better. The staff was friendly, breakfast modest but lovely in the garden and everything was very clean. We feel it's a real must, do take a tourist card for boat and bus so that you don't need to walk too much, that's something you do a great deal in Venice anyway! Benefit of Lido (instead of Venice) is that they also have a beach where it's great to cool down.