We stayed two nights in this hotel from 20th June 2014. We booked mainly because of our fellow reviewers recommendations and were absolutely right to do so.
The Hotel is a 5 minute walk from Rialto Bridge and about 10 mins from St Marks Square. It is perfectly positioned to enjoy all of the restaurants that TA also advises and I have reviewed Oliva Nero and Osteria alle Testiere elsewhere.
I have to completel;y endorse what my fellow reviewers have said. The Hotel is an oasis of air conditioned calm with extremely friendly and professional staff that will go the extra mile if you ask them.
We took the Junior Suite which had one of the best all marble bathrooms I have ever seen and a great view over the tiny canal that runs outside. The room was pristine with Murano glass chandeliers and period Venetian furniture. Everywhere you look there is evidence of the no expense spared attitude to decor and design. If I had to pick a fault the best I could come up with was plastic cups in the bathroom which I did not understand in all that opulence.
I am not sure why some reviewers criticised the breakfast. It had a great variety of hot and cold food, fresh baked pastries, cereals, fresh juices, breads etc. More than enough to fuel you before the rigours of a days walking in Venetzia.
The common parts of the hotel are utterly delightful, its quiet and well run and, like others before me, I would urge you to book it before it becomes mega popular and the prices rise.
As a 4 star hotel it is right at the top of its game and cannot be too far from rating a 5 star.
- 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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