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“Wonderful, service-oriented hotel!” 5 of 5 stars
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AD Place Venice
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   San Marco - Fondamenta della Fenice 2557/A, 30124 Venice, Italy (San Marco)   |  
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Ranked #39 of 383 Hotels in Venice
New York City, New York
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“Wonderful, service-oriented hotel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We recently spent four nights at AD Place (July 29th through August 2nd). The hotel is easy to find (just follow the directions on the website), and when you arrive in the main lobby you are greeted with colorful tapestries, candlelight, and a beautiful red Murano glass chandelier. The check-in staff was exceptionally polite, and they escorted us upstairs to the Maggio Room. Yes, there are stairs to climb, but they are not onerous and consistent with most properties in Venice. (Preservation codes strictly regulate what property owners can and can't do, and all of the bellyaching I see about the stairs is really misplaced but typical of American "instant gratification" attitudes.)

The Maggio Room was wonderfully decorated with purples, limes, and white accents. The bathroom was nicely decorated. Narrow, but more than sufficient for hotel stays. The room has great windows that open to flower boxes and the canal view below. Oftentimes we were treated to the sweet serenades of gondoliers going by, signing and sometimes playing the accordion as they passed below. It was very enchanting.

Complimentary breakfast each morning was buffet style, with fresh juice, eggs, meats, breads, and other assortments. We always enjoyed breakfast and found it went a long way as we walked the streets of Venice.

Speaking of walking the streets of Venice, AD Place is perfectly situated between the heart of San Marco Square and Accademia Bridge. It was very easy to explore Venice from this location, as many other reviewers have attested.

I encourage everyone to pre-pay if they can and if they know their plans are fixed. The pre-pay took 12% off the total price, and it included snacks, a bottle of sparkling wine, and a trip to the Murano glass factory. All were incredible perks and very enjoyable.

We feel this was a perfect, service-oriented hotel that showcased Venetian style and the Venetian independent spirit very well.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I was in Venice for a few days, and for the first time, decided to stay at one of these well-reviewed boutique hotels instead of the tried and true large ones. AD Place is perfectly located right behind Santa Maria del Giuglio and the Gritti Palace and across a small canal from the Fenice, which puts it fairly equidistant from St Mark's Basilica and the Rialto Bridge. In other words, you don't have to walk far to get to anywhere you'd like to go in Venice, Even Dorsoduro is easily accessible by walking two minutes to the traghetto that will take you across the Grand Canal to Dorsoduro. Some like being on the Grand Canal--I tend to prefer being in a nice hotel that fronts some of the smaller side canals in Venice, and AD Place very much fills that bill.

Once you get past location, however, there is reason to do your homework when choosing a boutique hotel in Venice. The people there at the front desk were very nice and very helpful. However, as charming and "Venetian" this old palazzo was from the outside, the inside was rather dark and unwelcoming. The lobby is narrow and without much light, although the designers did try to give it an old Veneitian look through the inclusion of tapestries and unusual upholstered chairs. My room was right off the lobby--again a rather dark room with any light coming from just one small window that overlooked a canal. It was decorated well enough, if your tastes runs to the electic and/or exotic. This is not your standard Four Seasons furnishings you will find here. The bed was comfortable, and while the room was small, it served its purpose. The bathroom was tiny, with just a shower in it that was pretty tight--not much room for maneuvering. Also, the room lacked the standard bath amenities you would find in most hotels--only the basics.

The common spaces beyond the lobby were passable. There is no elevator in the hotel, although there is some sort of stair lift that you can load your luggage on. That means of course walking up several flights of stairs if you have a room at the top. The dining area where they serve a gratis continental breakfast is on an upper floor, so not all that accessible. There is a rooftop "deck" if you can call it that--pretty small and not very accommodating. If the public areas were more inviting, I might be tempted to get my overall grade up to 4, given the great location and the general appearance and condition of the rooms, but as a hotel that you can lounge and hang around in outside your room--not all that great.

When it comes to boutique hotels in Venice, there is a very wide assortment of them, so choose carefully. AD Place's location makes it worth considering, but you might find brighter, more inviting hotels elsewhere.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We stayed for three nights in a loft room. The hotel is very well located with an easy walk to St Marks sq. The reception staff were excellent and very helpful with their advice. Room was very nicely decorated and roof terrace great for a drink at nights. A great hotel overall.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We spent 2 nights at AD Place in July. Most of the rooms are on the upper floors and there are many many stairs! But there are also some rooms on the lobby level so if stairs may be an issue for you I would request them. We were on the 2nd floor and the stairs helped us work off all the Gelati we were eating!

The room was clean and beautifully decorated in Venetian style. The room was not overly spacious but we had plenty of room for our bags and in the wardrobe. The bathrooms were nice and modern. Breakfast was great with everything you need - fruit, eggs, toast etc. The service was spot on and we also enjoyed drinks on the rooftop.

The location is very good and walking distance to everything. It takes 40mins on the ferry from the train station.

I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Johannesburg
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights in May. Great service and good location, not too far from St.Marks Square. Easy walking to most attractions. We had a lovely time in Venice and this hotel made it all the more better. We were upgraded on our second night from the superior double room to the suite because it was available which was awesome. We also loved the complimentary water taxi to Murano which is a must do if you are staying for 2 or 3 days. We would definitely stay here again when we are back in Venice :)

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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73 reviews 73 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Due to personal accident we have not been able to stay at the hotel Despite help from Hotels.com and insurance company hotel manager denied restitution of the the already paid costs. Very unfriendly and unprofesional, especially since we think our suite was already booked further ! Italian job ?

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The most fantastic customer service I have ever had staying in a hotel ever! From every member of staff 24/7 . Alexandro the manager is top class, goes above and beyond to ensure you have an excellent stay and everything you need is taken care of in a timely manner, with a smile. The roof terrace is beautiful and we had al fresco breakfast set up by the staff every morning. Nothing is too much trouble. The hotel itself is beautiful, opulent, in a fantastic location . Breakfast is lovely, lots of choices, fresh fruit, yogurts, breads. I cannot rate this hotel and it staff highly enough- a fantastic experience in a beautiful city

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: San Marco - Fondamenta della Fenice 2557/A, 30124 Venice, Italy
Location: Italy > Veneto > Province of Venice > City of Venice > Venice > San Marco
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#19 Family Hotel in Venice
#26 Luxury Hotel in Venice
#36 Romantic Hotel in Venice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — AD Place Venice 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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