We booked the top room in the hotel with its own roof terrasse. When we got there we thought we'd made a terrible mistake. The hotel looked like a normal house, a bit run down, and as we went up the stairs it looked awful. We then found a small door to the actual hotel off the lobby on the first floor. We entered and went up very steep, shabby stairs, and my heart sunk. But the receptionist was really friendly and welcoming, even though the office looked so messy and totally overflowing with stuff and wellies! Up a slightly less shabby corridor with rooms either side, and then other very steep stairs, with no staff to help with suitcases. I was ready to give up and go find another hotel.
And then we had the best surprise, a lovely small but comfy room with traditional decor - with a kettle and small traditional Venetitian wardrobe, a pleasant, clean but simple bathroom, and then the best bit - a few step up to our own private roof terrasse, with fabulous views. It was so romantic and wonderful and really made up for any small imperfections. Fabulous location just at the back of San Marco - and as we were there in November, the less than perfect weather meant we had the town to ourselves. The receptionist lent us wellington boots on the 2 days San Marco was flooded and we had to walk on the board walks above the place. We would love to go again if we can have that special bedroom with the roof terrasse :)
- Also Known As:
- Ai Do Mori Venice
- Ai Do Mori Hotel