This is our third trip to Venice and our second time staying with Matteo at the Al Ponte and we have recommended family and friends over the years to the hotel who all have fond memories of the staff and the famous hotel balcony.
This trip was going to be a short stay as we were going to be boarding a cruise the next afternoon but we could not be in Venice without having one night with Matteo and sipping drinks on the balcony- not to mention breakfast the next morning.
The best way to arrive at the hotel is by water taxi and we got one straight from the airport to the hotel (110 euros and well worth it for the experience alone if not the convenience), Alex who we had not meet on previous stays was there to welcome us by name and they also had our old passport ids from previous trips which made check in quick.
Alex offered to store our large cases for us as the room we had booked (106) was a smaller room, but we managed and it was more than sufficient for one night. The hotel is very unique and the rooms and décor are traditional and may not be for everyones tastes, the bathrooms are clean and compact and again part of the charm in staying in this former palace.
We could not wait to head up to the balcony and while away the afternoon having a few drinks and watching the world go by on the grand canal. It was wonderful to catch up with Matteo again and hear his news as well us update him on what we have been up to. We felt like we were again staying with old friends. It was good to see that Oliver and Rosa where still with the hotel.
All the reviews will still not prepare you for the experience in staying here., you have to experience it yourself
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