My father and I celebrated our birthdays in Europe. Venice was our first stop. This was his first ever experience in Europe, and I was bound to make it an experience he would never forget.
We arrived early and the staff at Hotel al Sole (Federica, especially) greeted us with a warm smile and accomodated our luggage until check in. She suggested a short stroll and provided us with a route to arrive to Piazza de San Marco on their hotel map.
Once we returned, many hours later, our room was ready (301). We didn't need to ask and we were provided with a canal view where the Gondoliers could serenade us from the window :)
For European standards, the room was spacious. Very clean.
The location of this hotel is PERFECT for those arriving via automobile, bus, or train. Only a few bridges walk with luggage and you are there. Plus, the location in respect to the train station makes it easy to navigate to when returning to your room late at night.
Typical Italian breakfast, which I prefer as I didn't need to be weighed down throughout the day. Although, I do think it took some getting used to for my father.
Overall, I enjoyed the hospitality of the staff (Luca was always eager to offer suggestions for restaurants or places to see), the location-especially, and the free taxi ride to Murano to visit the factory. (purchases optional, but I can tell you I absolutely LOVE my red vase). It felt like home, comfortable and relaxed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A noble beginning of the Fifteenth century building, located in a very pleasant area of Venice,with delightful indoor garden Hotel Al Sole welcomes you amongst typical Venetian atmospheres and modern comforts. ... more less
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