Arrived by private water taxi from the airport to the hotel landing stage - an amazing journey across the Venice lagoon then through the narrow Venice canals to the hotel.
Greeted in the hotel reception area by the friendly hotel staff. Taken up and shown our room which was amazing! (see photos) We had a Bed and Breakfast deal for 4 nights at this hotel. The breakfast was good, choice of teas or coffee, cereals, fruits juices, fruit salad, yoghurts, cooked food and pastries.
2 minutes walk away is the Rialto Bridge - 5-10 minutes walk away is St Mark's Square.
Nearby to the hotel are same amazing restaurants, varying in price from very expensive to some reasonably priced.
A worthwhile visit was the Museo Storico Navale, about 15mins walk away. A visit to Murano island is a must, where there are some incredible glass blowing factories. The Glass factories allow visitors to stand and watch their master at work at the craft - whether it be making an enormous chandelier or some modern glass piece.
The hotel is amazing as is the whole Venice experience. My only thoughts to improve the hotel would be to have a folder in the room to explain what was available at the hotel and also in the surrounding lanes.
A first class experience for myself and my wife.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Ai Reali is located in Campo della Fava, a small quiet campo, few steps away from Rialto Bridge and only 5 minutes away from St. Mark’s Square. It’s a fantastic central location for who wish to discover the most real Venice. Experience the thrill to visit the old fish market early in the morning or have a cappuccino staring the Rialto Bridge, walking only moments from your hotel.The palace has been the residence of family Reali, a noble family who became rich with the trade of the sugar. The seal of the family is a double crown, the same crowns you find in the hotel logo. The Hotel is overlooking a canal and it has its own water entrance. Customers can easily arrive or depart by private transportation. In case you prefer to user the public transportation, the ferry stop of Rialto is only 150 metres away. Ferry line “Alilaguna” arriving and departing from the airport also stops in Rialto.The Hotel Ai Reali is a 4 stars hotel S offering all the services you normally find in a 5 stars, including the restaurant “Alle Corone” serving Venetian food with home-made pasta and pastry, a comfortable bar, a bar in the garden (open in summer),A wine cellar, a gym, a great “Reali Spa” with Jacuzzi, steam bath, sauna, emotional showers and a massage center. The products used in our Spa are provided by Vitalis a brand “total nature” well known in Italy.Regarding business, Ai Reali, offers a congress center with a big salon for 75 people, with wifi internet connection and if your dream is a great wedding in the most romantic city of the world, don’t miss the chance to ask our assistance, we are ready to arrange the wedding of your dreams, including the ceremony in the beside church, reception, gondola or boat transportation, lunch of dinner in any style, wedding make up and spa treatments. The decoration of the hotel and the rooms is classical Venetian with a lot of antiques and all bathrooms are full marble in different and elegant colors. The floors have been totally restored, you will really feel like to be in the 18th Century. ... more less
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